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Progressive Metal definition

This category represents the core movement of what is called "Progressive Metal" in the literal sense. It is a subgenre of progressive rock as much as it is a subgenre of heavy metal, and this is how its sound is defined: a blend of heavy, guitar-oriented metal music enriched with compositional innovation and complex arrangements, usually expressed through diverse instrumentation and often (but not always) with odd-time signatures. Common, but not essential to define the movement, are the frequent use of keyboards, high-pitched vocals, concept lyrical themes and tracks of longer duration. Similar to progressive rock, progressive metal draws influences from other genres, such as jazz/fusion, ethnic, classical and symphonic music.

The Origins:
The heavy sound of some of the progressive rock bands of the 70's has been one of the building blocks on which progressive metal was raised. Progressive rock pioneers such as KING CRIMSON and RUSH have often been acclaimed as the main influences of progressive metal bands. The other major influence has been the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, and especially the twin-guitar arrangements of IRON MAIDEN, which have left their stamp on the early stages of the genre's development.

The Pioneers:
Often (and not unjustifiably) referred to as the "Big Three" of progressive metal, QUEENSRYCHE, FATES WARNING and DREAM THEATER have set the scene of what was to follow in the movement. The defining era for the genre was the second half of the 80's, among QUEENSRYCHE's "The Warning" (1984) and (most explicitly) "Rage for Order" (1986) along with FATES WARNING's "Awaken the Guardian" (1986) and "No Exit" (1988) releases. The former evolved on their pure American power metal beginnings, while the latter refined their technical/NWOBHM-influenced metal into more progressive forms. Although producing demos since the mid-80's as MAJESTY, DREAM THEATER's first release came in 1989 with "A Dream and Day Unite". The innovative use of keyboards along with influences from American heavy/power metal and progressive rock produced an original blend which was to be further refined in 1992's "Images and Words", which until this day remains next to "Progressive Metal" definition in any musical dictionary.

Among the pioneers of the genre, but enjoying less success and popularity, were PSYCHOTIC WALTZ and SIEGES EVEN. The former were essentially playing progressive metal as ASLAN in the mid-80's and developed a highly eclectic sound in the 90's. The latter's debut classifies them among the European prog-thrash pioneers but their music evolved to more melodic patterns and heavily influenced by RUSH in the early 90's.


Progressive metal is difficult to further divide in sub-genres but a number of tendencies or movements have been critical to the evolvement of its sound.

Traditional Progressive Metal
The style developed by the pioneers was fully established in the 1990s and includes a range of bands from the two sides of the Atlantic. Good examples in this movement are SAVATAGE, who expanded their heavy metal beginnings with operatic and progressive elements in late 80's/early 90's, while SHADOW GALLERY and SYMPHONY X emerged with a unique sound, each embodying a strong theatrical, symphonic and melodic approach. In Europe, SOUL CAGES continued the legacy of SIEGES EVEN in a more artistic path.

Power-Progressive Metal (American style)
The legacy of RIOT (the counterpart of NWOBHM sound in USA) and the early releases of QUEENSRYCHE and FATES WARNING heavily influenced a number of bands that were to develop a common sound towards the late 80's. Among the well-known representatives of what is called American Power Metal (e.g. VICIOUS RUMORS, HELSTAR), a small number of bands enriched their sound with progressive and epic elements. Probably, the most obvious examples of this movement are CRIMSON GLORY and HEIR APPARENT.

Power-Progressive Metal (European style)
This category includes a broad range of bands that could sound fairly dissimilar to each other but their music is significantly influenced by the European Power Metal (primarily German) bands of the 80's (e.g. HELLOWEEN, RAGE, RUNNING WILD). The earliest examples are probably BLIND GUARDIAN, ANGRA (although Brazilian, their sound is mainly European) and CONCEPTION. Slightly later, VANDEN PLAS, ROYAL HUNT, ELDRITCH and LABYRINTH gave rise to the popularity of the genre in Germany, Denmark and Italy respectively. The symphonic and neo-classical elements (made popular by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) also found their way through power metal with bands like RHAPSODY OF FIRE and NIGHTWISH, whose style does not qualify as being progressive for many people. Nevertheless their music is quite demanding to play and contains many elements of serious classical composition and form.

Modern Progressive Metal
The second half of the 90's and the early 00's also saw newly formed bands expanding the boundaries of Traditional Progressive Metal via a number of ways: introducing electronic/spacey elements, investing heavily in lyricality and/or syncopation and further rhythmical experimentation. Also the idea of thematically conceptual albums has returned in accord with the practices of the Progressive Metal pioneers. Well-known examples in this category are AYREON, PAIN OF SALVATION and RIVERSIDE.


--- Definition by Thanos and the Progressive Metal Team, January 2012 ---

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Progressive Metal Top Albums


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4.29 | 2553 ratings
IMAGES AND WORDS
Dream Theater
4.29 | 2619 ratings
METROPOLIS PART 2 - SCENES FROM A MEMORY
Dream Theater
4.26 | 1469 ratings
SECOND LIFE SYNDROME
Riverside
4.23 | 1079 ratings
THE PERFECT ELEMENT PART 1
Pain Of Salvation
4.23 | 999 ratings
REMEDY LANE
Pain Of Salvation
4.21 | 941 ratings
OPERATION: MINDCRIME
Queensr che
4.20 | 1130 ratings
ANNO DOMINI HIGH DEFINITION
Riverside
4.19 | 1007 ratings
OUT OF MYSELF
Riverside
4.18 | 1039 ratings
THE HUMAN EQUATION
Ayreon
4.14 | 1759 ratings
SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE
Dream Theater
4.18 | 342 ratings
THE ART OF NAVIGATING BY THE STARS
Sieges Even
4.15 | 629 ratings
V - THE NEW MYTHOLOGY SUITE
Symphony X
4.13 | 1868 ratings
AWAKE
Dream Theater
4.18 | 272 ratings
THE FULLNESS OF TIME
Redemption
4.13 | 776 ratings
BE
Pain Of Salvation
4.12 | 648 ratings
INTO THE ELECTRIC CASTLE
Ayreon
4.14 | 359 ratings
PERFECT SYMMETRY
Fates Warning
4.14 | 333 ratings
A PLEASANT SHADE OF GRAY
Fates Warning
4.12 | 507 ratings
THE DIVINE WINGS OF TRAGEDY
Symphony X
4.13 | 395 ratings
ROOM V
Shadow Gallery
4.16 | 215 ratings
TEMPLE OF SHADOWS
Angra
4.15 | 229 ratings
A SOCIAL GRACE
Psychotic Waltz
4.15 | 217 ratings
INTO THE EVERFLOW
Psychotic Waltz
4.10 | 510 ratings
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT 2
Liquid Tension Experiment
4.16 | 195 ratings
STREETS - A ROCK OPERA
Savatage
4.21 | 126 ratings
PARADOX
Royal Hunt
4.11 | 328 ratings
PARALLELS
Fates Warning
4.09 | 473 ratings
ENTROPIA
Pain Of Salvation
4.07 | 891 ratings
SHRINE OF NEW GENERATION SLAVES
Riverside
4.17 | 157 ratings
MERCY FALLS
Seventh Wonder
4.24 | 101 ratings
THE TOWERS OF AVARICE
Zero Hour
4.27 | 80 ratings
RITUAL
Shaman / Shaaman
4.10 | 280 ratings
THE BLACK HALO
Kamelot
4.08 | 314 ratings
DISCONNECTED
Fates Warning
4.06 | 528 ratings
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Ayreon
4.14 | 158 ratings
THELI
Therion
4.05 | 553 ratings
LOVE, FEAR AND THE TIME MACHINE
Riverside
4.07 | 269 ratings
SYMPATHETIC RESONANCE
Arch / Matheos
4.11 | 161 ratings
THEORIES OF FLIGHT
Fates Warning
4.07 | 245 ratings
CRITICAL MASS
Threshold
4.09 | 185 ratings
A GENTLEMAN'S HURRICANE
Mind's Eye
4.12 | 147 ratings
VOVIN
Therion
4.06 | 276 ratings
TYRANNY
Shadow Gallery
4.07 | 224 ratings
THE GREAT ESCAPE
Seventh Wonder
4.08 | 182 ratings
THE ORIGINS OF RUIN
Redemption
4.22 | 68 ratings
GRITAR╔
Matraz
4.59 | 27 ratings
LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN
Katatonia
4.07 | 182 ratings
HOLY LAND
Angra
4.05 | 242 ratings
NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH
Blind Guardian
4.09 | 147 ratings
HARVEST MOON
Votum
4.09 | 148 ratings
CELESTIAL ENTRANCE
Pagan's Mind
4.10 | 129 ratings
CALLING THE EARTH TO WITNESS
Darkwater
4.09 | 134 ratings
JEREMIAS - FORESHADOW OF FORGOTTEN REALMS
Circle of Illusion
4.04 | 218 ratings
OCEANBORN
Nightwish
4.12 | 96 ratings
DELUSIONS
To-Mera
4.21 | 63 ratings
INTELLIGENT DESIGN
Shaolin Death Squad
4.03 | 226 ratings
BURN THE SUN
Ark
4.28 | 48 ratings
BILO 3.0
Micic, David Maxim
4.56 | 25 ratings
SONGS FOR INSECTS
Thought Industry
4.00 | 376 ratings
MARCH OF PROGRESS
Threshold
4.03 | 207 ratings
CHRIST 0
Vanden Plas
4.05 | 162 ratings
IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
Evergrey
4.19 | 64 ratings
MENTAL TORMENTS
Spheric Universe Experience
4.06 | 136 ratings
TRANSCENDENCE
Crimson Glory
4.29 | 43 ratings
JOURNEY OF A ROUGH DIAMOND
Mind Key
4.08 | 106 ratings
ABYDOS
Abydos
3.99 | 308 ratings
RAGE FOR ORDER
Queensr che
4.38 | 33 ratings
TO DIMENSION LOGIC
Vauxdvihl
4.21 | 53 ratings
GUIDING LIGHTS
Skyharbor
4.04 | 139 ratings
A SENSE OF CHANGE
Sieges Even
3.99 | 234 ratings
TALES OF THE SANDS
Myrath
4.19 | 55 ratings
JUST THE TWO OF US ME AND THEM
Mindflow
4.09 | 90 ratings
SECTION X
Beyond Twilight
4.80 | 16 ratings
VENUS
Hemina
4.02 | 162 ratings
THE TIDE, THE THIEF & RIVER'S END
Caligula's Horse
4.03 | 139 ratings
EDGE OF THORNS
Savatage
3.98 | 241 ratings
AWAKEN THE GUARDIAN
Fates Warning
4.01 | 151 ratings
BEYOND DAYLIGHT
Vanden Plas
4.58 | 21 ratings
MODS CARVE THE PIG
Thought Industry
4.08 | 89 ratings
SANCTUS IGNIS
Adagio
4.30 | 36 ratings
HUMAN (THE FACTS)
Fughu
4.01 | 152 ratings
GUTTER BALLET
Savatage
3.98 | 199 ratings
UTOPIA
Distorted Harmony
3.94 | 501 ratings
THE ODYSSEY
Symphony X
4.14 | 59 ratings
MI KUBBESI
Nekropsi
4.12 | 64 ratings
COSMOGENESIS
Gru
4.03 | 112 ratings
UNDERWORLD
Adagio
3.96 | 241 ratings
HYPOTHETICAL
Threshold
4.05 | 94 ratings
THE FALL OF HEARTS
Katatonia
3.98 | 170 ratings
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Blind Guardian
3.94 | 335 ratings
PROMISED LAND
Queensr che
3.97 | 200 ratings
QUIET WORLD
Native Construct
3.98 | 168 ratings
VOICE IN THE LIGHT
Amaran's Plight
4.00 | 131 ratings
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS
Shaolin Death Squad
3.99 | 141 ratings
FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND THE MAKING
Beyond Twilight
3.92 | 448 ratings
ONE HOUR BY THE CONCRETE LAKE
Pain Of Salvation
3.98 | 143 ratings
HARVEST AORTA
Ephemeral Sun
3.95 | 222 ratings
SUBSURFACE
Threshold
4.32 | 28 ratings
REACHING PLACES HIGH ABOVE
Persona Grata
3.98 | 131 ratings
EXILE
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Latest Progressive Metal Music Reviews


 The Fall of Hearts by KATATONIA album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.05 | 94 ratings

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The Fall of Hearts
Katatonia Progressive Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Well this is the album that got KATATONIA on the site here. The songs are longer and more complex allowing the band to be designated Prog-Metal. Anders the lead guitarist and co-founder with Jonas Renkse said in a interview that "We've had this urge to go as progressive as this in the past but things have held us back. Technically now we've been able to go into territories we haven't been able to explore before." Anders is talking about the two lineup changes for this album in drummer Daniel Moilanen and guitarist Roger Ojersson who allow the band to go into more challenging areas. Daniel even helped with the compositions and arrangements, while Roger takes the lead guitar duties and solos on "Takeover", "Serac" and "Passer". In the same interview Anders talked about Jonas' dad who has been a huge Prog fan his whole life and how he tried to convince Jonas and his friends to give JETHRO TULL a chance. Anders said "We could tell that it(JETHRO TULL album) wasn't just some boring record that a mum or dad would put on, it was intriguing, but we were so into extreme music that it just wasn't enough at the time. If JETHRO TULL's singer growled maybe we would have loved it!" Yeah the boys were into BATHORY back then.

The music seems more stripped down overall despite being more progressive. There also seems to be more depth and atmosphere than ever before. TOOL and OPETH are the two bands that would come to mind while listening to this album. Once again Travis Smith nails the cover art and pictures in the liner notes, he's so talented. This is the longest album as well by these gloomy Swedes as it clocks in at over 67 minutes.

"Takeover" is a top five song for me but I have to say the songs here are very consistent making it difficult picking just five and then which five? They are all so good. This one really moves me early on, that sound and those vocals(gulp). It's just so uplifting and beautiful. It turns heavier after a minute. So good! Love the vocals before 2 1/2 minutes as Jonas sings with passion. That earlier transcendent section is back at 3 1/2 minutes. No words. Piano before 4 1/2 minutes but it's crushed rather quickly. The guitar tone is perfect here and check out the drumming 5 1/2 minutes in. I'm thinking OPETH after 6 minutes with the guitar and heaviness. "Serein" features atmosphere and a fairly urgent rhythm section with vocals. It kicks in quickly though sounding amazing. I like the energy here as Jonas sings with heart. Man I love his voice. A calm before 3 minutes then these distant sounding vocals join in but soon he's singing like he usually does. A moving kick-ass tune.

"Old Heart Fails" opens with a lone guitar melody as reserved vocals and atmosphere take over. This is slow to mid-paced yet full of depth with those rich sounds. A calm 1 1/2 minutes in with vocals and little else. Strings after 2 1/2 minutes the this heavy undercurrent arrives just before 3 minutes as Jonas continues to sing. It's fuller again a minute later. "Decima" is a top five. Picked guitar with mellotron-like sounds as Jonas comes in almost speaking the lyrics. It's fuller as mellotron-like sounds sweep across the soundscape and Jonas sings with emotion. We get "Damnation" like guitar that I so enjoy before 2 1/2 minutes. It settles again, man such attention to detail on this album. "Sanction" destroys us with power and depth as we get hit hard right from the start. A calm when the vocals arrive and it feels like it's about to break out but never does until after 1 1/2 minutes. There's more of that "Damnation" like guitar 2 1/2 minutes in as it settles. It turns fuller but then settles with keys before exploding 4 1/2 minutes in.

"Residual" is a top five tune. Deep sounds and plenty of dark atmosphere as reserved vocals join in. It's building after 1 1/2 minutes but it will settle back as contrasts continue. Here we go 4 1/2 minutes in as they amp it up! I'm so blown away by this, it's moving and uplifting. "Serac" is another top five. Again deep and powerful sounds with an interesting guitar melody then it kicks in hard. Those off-kilter guitar expressions are cool. This is crushing as Jonas sings with passion. A calm before 2 minutes with intricate sounds and atmosphere then the vocals return as it builds until they are kicking ass. Love the "Damnation" like calm that follows. It kicks in again around 4 minutes and check out the Steven Wilson-like vocals after 5 minutes. Nice. "Last Song Before The Fade" opens with piano but it's destroyed quickly, vocals too. Check out the atmospheric calm with vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. It kicks back in at 2 minutes. The heavier sections remind me of OPETH. More atmosphere as the guitar solos tastefully. Jonas is back singing and it's intense and the bass is killer. More piano then it kicks in again.

"Shifts" opens with sirens in fact they will come and go throughout. A beat and piano lead early along with vocals. Synths add depth in this the most laid back tune of the lot. "The Night Subscriber" is my final top five. Lots of depth here with piano over top. Check out the strings sweeping across the soundscape. Vocals just before a minute. Cascading guitars before 2 minutes as the sound then turns heavy. Nice. The vocals continue as the drums pound. It's so majestic sounding with those strings 2 1/2 minutes in. It's heavy duty again 4 1/2 minutes in and the onslaught continues after 5 minutes. Oh my! "Pale Flag" is a relaxed tune with picked guitar and some atmosphere as the vocals join in. I really like the depth of sound before 3 minutes. An interesting track. "Passer" hits us right away with a wall of sound before a calm with almost spoken words and mellotron takes over. A cascade of guitar notes after 1 1/2 minutes as it turns more powerful including the vocals. It settles back again as themes are repeated. The bonus track I have is called "Vakaren" and what make sit so unique is that Jonas is singing in Swedish which I've never heard him do before. The results are fantastic to say the least.

Right now I'd rate this as my third favourite KATATONIA album after "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" and my favourite "The Great Cold Distance". This one is a grower but if your like me once you start to connect to it you'll be hooked.

 Machina Viva by WOLVERINE album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.15 | 18 ratings

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Machina Viva
Wolverine Progressive Metal

Review by dalekvilla93

5 stars This is album of the year for me. For those of you who haven't heard of Wolverine, they're a prog rock/metal band from Sweden who create moody music in the style of bands like Riverside, Porcupine Tree, Votum, Katatonia, etc.

They've been going for quite a while now and I originally discovered them in 2006 when one of their songs, 'A House of Plague', was featured on a free CD with Classic Rock Magazine. They should have made a breakthrough then with their album 'Still' which was a perfect balance of heavy and commercial prog metal songwriting but unfortunately it wasn't to be. They didn't release anything further until five years later in 2011 with 'Communication Lost'. That album was very different. The songwriting was more mature and the music a lot mellower and bleaker. With the inclusion of string quartets and lengthier compositions, it was a complex yet rewarding concept album that sadly went by largely unnoticed by anyone. Following that, the band seemingly disappeared into the void, until this year.

Another five year gap has proven to be well worth the wait with 'Machina Viva', their finest album to date. It's very much a continuation of the style found on 'Communication Lost' but the songs here are more instantly accessible and the concept a little more focused. The production and musicianship, as with all their albums, is fantastic. All prog fans should check this out. It's hard to pick a favourite song because they're all so moving and memorable. I think I will have to highlight 'Pile of Ash' though for its stark beauty and the incredible vocal performance from Stefan Zell. He reminds me of Geoff Tate a little bit and it's one of the reasons I initially got into the band as I'm a massive Queensryche fan.

This album is outstanding and just gets better with every listen. Check it out!

 Venus by HEMINA album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.80 | 16 ratings

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Venus
Hemina Progressive Metal

Review by Progrussia

4 stars If there is a female prog metal demographic, Hemina got it cornered. But this is no Nightwish. If a word comes to mind, it's oversaturation. Not in a negative sense - you come back from listening feeling like a kid who ate too much Halloween candy. After the relative streamlineness of Nebulae, they come back to the sprawlingness of Synthetic, with four 10- minute songs and a threesome of seven-minutes. Not only have you got those very loud odd-time "gjenty" riffs, but ample shredding on top of that and even an occasional sax. Vocals mostly sugary, but throwing in deep crooning and screaming as well (although they seem too processed to me). And just as you think a bridge in a song is over, you get hit with 3 more. I think the guys were trying to show that they can do it all. An impressive effort, to be sure, but too crammed. Unlie previous efforts, this one requires multiple spins to sort out the melodies beheath the bombast.
 Remedy Lane Re:Visited (Re:Mixed & Re:Lived) by PAIN OF SALVATION album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2016
4.76 | 8 ratings

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Remedy Lane Re:Visited (Re:Mixed & Re:Lived)
Pain Of Salvation Progressive Metal

Review by Kingsnake

5 stars Now this is a treat.

At the same time a remastered version of the original and a live rendition with the new line up from 2014.

This album never tires, and after almost 15 years since its release. The new remaster is a huge improvement. It's not only remastered but it's entirely remixed. It sounds warmer and has more dynamics. I can't really remember how the original sounded. I have to listen to both versions at the same time. But I really have the feeling the remaster sounds a lot better.

As for the album itself: it is considered to be one of the best albums ever made. And Daniel Gildenlow is a genius, great songs, great interplay and top notch lyrics. Daniel is very gifted singer, maybe the best singer in rock I can think of. He has so much emotion in his voice, he pours his heart and soul out in every song.

The live version of the album is with a different line-up than the Original, but that's hardly noticeable, except, that some leadvocals are done by a different bandmember. I don't know who, because it's not made clear. But it really adds to the colour of the overall sound.

 Venus by HEMINA album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.80 | 16 ratings

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Venus
Hemina Progressive Metal

Review by ProgolateCookie

5 stars Theres something in the Aussies' water. I have to admit that I have been completely bored by prog metal in the last few years but somehow I seem to enjoy each of these Hemina albums more than the last. They are in great company with bands like Glass Ocean, Caligulas Horse, Voyager and sleepmakeswaves in that they approach their genre with grace and a freshness which must be from the distance from everywhere else. High Kite Ride is the one of the songs of the year with a great balance between instrumentals and melodic vocals with not much screaming (thank god). The album sounds like modern groove based prog metal but it's almost like a softer version. Think Periphery or Meshuggah in some of the riffs but with a touch of Dream Theatre with more melody and solos. Best prog metal album this year for sure.
 Gutter Ballet by SAVATAGE album cover Studio Album, 1989
4.01 | 152 ratings

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Gutter Ballet
Savatage Progressive Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Deploying some orchestral and keyboard hits to their grandiose style of US power metal might make you think that Savatage were running a risk of descending into flat-out pretentious pomposity, but on Gutter Ballet they walk the tightrope magnificently. Not quite going into prog metal territory but certainly letting off warning shots at its borders, not so much going full symphonic metal with the orchestral elements but instead using the strings to add a certain much to their more traditional power metal style, Savatage juggle numerous musical ingredients with skill and produce an album which is simultaneously punchy and nuanced, accessible and intricate.
 The Inner Circle by EVERGREY album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.87 | 162 ratings

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The Inner Circle
Evergrey Progressive Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars After the slightly shaky Recreation Day, Evergrey firmed up their sound again with The Inner Circle. Once again it's a concept album, this time based around the thin line between conventional religious practices and cultish manipulation, and how sects which theologically try to wall off their followers from the outside world can create an environment in which all sorts of abuses can take place.

The idea offers some obvious thematic connections with In Search of Truth - in the sense that both concepts revolve around conspiracies that cover for abusive actions, although where the former is fantastical and unlikely, the latter is unfortunately an all too real phenomenon, as illustrated by incidents like the conviction of Warren Jeffs. Likewise, whereas In Search of Truth had spoken word bits from the point of view of an abductee, here we have various spoken word extracts from the sermons of various religious leaders, some of whom seem overcome with grief.

So, structurally then what we are dealing with is an album which feels a lot like a sequel to In Search of Truth, and musically we're in the same general area too. On the whole, I think it's no embarrassment to its predecessor, and is certainly a better followup than Recreation Day, but I don't think it's quite on the same level - say, about a half-star difference between them.

 Venus by HEMINA album cover Studio Album, 2016
4.80 | 16 ratings

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Venus
Hemina Progressive Metal

Review by Saralgam

5 stars Mind blowing album!I was captured by the first sound on Fantasy track...great guitar riff and awesome production, and after a while the majestic vocals are coming to fill the space with power and life.Yes it's djent-like,but not in the way of exhausting your ears by using multi rhythm equations upon the same riff,but as a path of composing with diversity and inspiration.This djentish orientation in combination with the amazing and melodic vocal lines,great guitar playing and all of the above been engulfed by genuine prog metal surprises,make this album brilliant.In Venus the discrete use of keys is full of meaning without covering the real feel of heavy sound.There are also here jazz-fusion influences with beautiful use of sax and trumpet themes,giving a special and diverse note to the overall of the album.This element of surprise,which for me is the cornerstone of Prog metal genre seems to be easily,almost without any effort,been handled, by Hemina.And yes ,once more the vocals(best by far for many years)captivate the listener and make Venus the closest thing to a masterpiece these days.Prog metal still lives in 2016!Probably,best album of the year.Give this true gem the value it worths.
 Into The Electric Castle by AYREON album cover Studio Album, 1998
4.12 | 648 ratings

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Into The Electric Castle
Ayreon Progressive Metal

Review by VianaProghead

5 stars Review N║ 96

"Into The Electric Castle" is the third studio album of Ayreon, the musical project of the Dutch songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen and was released in 1998. Being a concept album, as are all Ayreon's albums, it tells a science fiction story with characters influenced by science fiction movies. There are eight main characters, each one sung and played by a different vocalist from different times and locations. The eight characters are the Highlander, the Egyptian, the Indian, the Knight, the Futureman, the Barbarian, the Roman and the Hippie. So, "Into the Electric Castle" follows the lives of eight characters from different epochs in history who meet in a lost dimension. They find themselves in a strange place, guided by a mysterious voice which tells them that they must reach the Electric Castle if they want to survive. Characters die in the different songs for all over the story of the album, building the suspense about who will reach the gates in the end of the story.

The line up on "Into The Electric Castle" is divided into vocalists and instrumentalists. The vocalist are: Edwin Balogh ? The Roman, Sharon Den Adel ? The Indian, Jay Van Feggelen ? The Barbarian, Fish ? The Highlander, Anneke Van Giersbergen ? The Egyptian, Arjen Anthony Lucassen ? The Hippie, Edward Reekers ? The Futureman, Damian Wilson ? The Knight, Robert Westerholt and George Oosthoek ? The Death and Peter Daltrey ? The Voice. The instrumentalists are: Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Ed Warby, Roland Bakker, Robby Valentine, Erno Olah, Taco Kooistra, Jack Pisters, Rene Merkelbach, Clive Nolan, Ton Scherpenzeel and Thijs Van Leer.

"Into The Electric Castle" is in general considered Ayreon's second best working after "The Human Equation". As most of Lucassen's fans already know, he never intended for this album to be anything other than a masterful working, because he really believed that the vitality of his Ayreon project depended upon it. After the previous Ayreon's album, "Actual Fantasy", which sold below expectations, Lucassen sought to deliver a top quality recording. If the album had not been a success, Arjen said he would have no longer continued Ayreon's project. With this in mind, he created the concept and music for a progressive science fiction epic and gathered some of the best vocalists around. Arjen picked each of his singers so well that the releasing of this story, through lyrics and music, is really stunning. Not only the vocalists are great, but they real become, each with their roles, delivering a performance that is vocally impressive and emotionally involving, something you wouldn't expect from a relatively cheesy science fiction story.

The music itself is splendid, heavily layered with synthesizer textures to give it a space rock opera feel. All songs incorporate a variety of styles, from progressive metal, to 70's rock, to folk and to synthesizer pop. The songs vary in complexity and heaviness, but they're all pretty catchy. The music evolves with the mood, adjusting itself to each particular singer and to the tone of the lyrics. It almost seems like you don't need the lyrics, as the music displays more emotions than of the lyrics do. As a conceptual album, it needs to be listened to straight through to really get the sense of the story line. However, many of the songs can be listened to individually, and every song is absolutely great. How often do you come across a song where blues guitar is interrupted by acoustic space-rock as in "Amazing Flight", or from the majestic synthesizers that open "The Garden Of Emotions" to the catchy chorus of "The Castle Hall"? So, "Into The Electric Castle" is filled to the brim with great melodies that demonstrate Arjen's ability to write great songs in many different styles, including progressive rock, metal, fusion, folk and others. It features some great heavy guitar stuff and beautiful synthesisers solos. Another great thing about the album is the use of real violins, cellos and flutes, as opposed to using synthesizers to produce decent, but nonetheless fake imitations of the real instruments.

Conclusion: "Into The Electric Castle" is a great and bombastic progressive rock opera. It features some great heavy guitar working and very beautiful synthesizer solos. But the most remarkable on it are the different vocal performances. And we can't forget the artwork on it, too. It's really special and superb, as usual on every Ayreon's albums. As we all know, Lucassen isn't necessarily the greatest guitarist ever, but he manages to write some amazing songs here, with an impressive sense of tone and musicality. Whether his lines are acoustic lines reminiscent of the 70's progressive music, he writes with feeling and a sense of purpose. The keyboard work is just simply good. There's an incredible use of the entire musical atmosphere, a variety of synthesizer tones, and some of the best keyboards leads around. And finally, at last but not the least, the vocals complement perfectly the music. However and anyway, it's the glorious sense of musical composition that makes this album a great listening in the end of a working day.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

 Distance by STRUCTURAL DISORDER album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.98 | 12 ratings

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Distance
Structural Disorder Progressive Metal

Review by FragileKings
Prog Reviewer

4 stars For the latter half of this year I have had the pleasure of finally reaching the point in my prog explorations where I can buy a good number of new releases. Since becoming a member on ProgArchives a few years ago, I have spent most of my time and money on becoming acquainted with progressive rock of the last 45 years. I hardly ever bought anything the year it was released, and of the top albums of year, I usually scooped a few the following year. But this year has been different, and I have not only ordered albums on their release date or soon after, but also pre-ordered some and, as in the case of Structural Disorder's new album, "Distance", I backed a couple of albums with KickStarter and PledgeMusic.

Backing bands like this was a new concept for me. I hesitated to spend money on supporting a band who were trying to fund their own album, wondering what would happen if they didn't meet their goal. But after hearing a song by Structural Disorder featuring their lead accordion played like a synthesizer(!), I decided to give my support. And I even got my name mentioned in the CD credits!

So what of this band and their second album release? At first, I simply enjoyed listening to the album once through. But by the second time, I was starting to make comparisons: Haken, Dream Theater, White Willow. These are interesting comparisons to make because they draw attention to the band's prog metal style, which resembles Dream Theater in some of the complex instrumental passages, but also Haken for the vocal harmonies and some of the more quirky parts. Structural Disorder do slow and beautiful really well too, and because of this acoustic guitar and piano inclusion in their sound, White Willow came to mind, especially in the track "Silence". The band's PA profile also mentions Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Beardfish and others. Basically, the music does a good job of heavy, covers good prog territory, isn't afraid of going slow, and makes good use of synthesizers in a heavy neo- prog kind of way. Or is it that electric accordion?

Though four members are credited with vocals, I understand that Markus Talth is the lead vocalist. His voice is clean and has a sound that contributes emotion to the songs. He sings rather well, and it's my personal observation that generally prog metal bands have better results with vocalists than other types of prog rock, namely because metal requires more power from the lead vocalist's voice.

The accordion is used very sensibly here. As another reviewer mentioned, it could be tempting to give the accordion lots of limelight and go nutso on the solos; however, the band have employed the accordion more for subtle atmosphere, as in "Silence", or for a well-placed solo with an exotic sound, as in "Someone to Save". In other places, we hear what sounds like a usual synthesizer to my ears. Keyboards are mentioned in the instrument line- up, but I wonder how much of the synthesizer sounds are actually the electric accordion. I wondered if the nature of the instrument would allow for some different synth effects but I'm afraid I cannot detect them. No matter because the solos sound great whether played on a traditional synthesizer keyboard or electric accordion.

Without going into further detail about the individual songs, I can say that I really enjoy this album throughout. There is skill and variety, it sounds terrific, and there's not a track on here that makes me flinch. Each of the seven tracks are diverse enough to be unpredictable and yet maintain the atmosphere and continuity of the album. I love the cover as well; the contrast of the warm and cool tones attracting my eye. I conclude my review by saying that Structural Disorder have produced a very fine album and it was totally worth backing the band for this production!

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