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Member since: 9/28/2004 • Forum posts: 1723 • Last visit: 6/10/2013 6:29:26 AM EST

Progressive Biography


24th of March 1987


I was first introduced to progressive rock in late 1999. This was the year I first came in touch with music of what's nowadays my favourite band: MARILLION. I instantly fell in love with the CD I received (The Best of both Worlds) and I simply knew I had to find out more about these blokes, so I began collecting their music. What followed was a huge addiction and I have not kicked the habit up to today! I won't mention the number of Marillion albums I have because some people think I'm out of my mind, because.. erm... well it's quite a lot ;-)


At the moment: 157


(This will probably change by the day, but the ones I've written in CAPITALS will remain my favourites) ANATHEMA, Archive, MARILLION, Oceansize, Opeth, Peter Gabriel, Pineapple Thief, Pink Floyd, PORCUPINE TREE, Riverside...


AMPLIFIER - Amplifier; ANATHEMA - A fine Day to exit; DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE - Death’s Design; IQ - The Seventh House; MARILLION - Afraid of Sunlight; OCEANSIZE - Effloresce; OPETH - Ghost Reveries; Peter Gabriel - Up; TREE - The Sky moves sideways & Deadwing; RIVERSIDE - Out of Myself..


I have been visiting ProgArchives for a few years by now and there will be no doubt about the fact that I am staying here to support the site. I first came across the ProgArchives website a couple of years ago when I was still studying at my old secondary school. I had a lot of spare time on my hands with nothing to do and I mostly used the ICT facilities at the school compound to surf the Internet for a while. One time, I was looking for mp3 files to listen to on the Internet, because I was bored to death with simply surfing in an area where you was supposed to be silent because people also used the space for actual studying. That was when I came across this site. I liked the idea of this big online community where people interacted a lot about music I liked or began to like. Seeing that there was the possibility of writing reviews of albums, fan boy as I was, I decided to write a couple of reviews for my favourite albums. After posting a review of Marillion’s Brave album, I received an e-mail invitation by someone from ProgArchives (forgot who it was) saying how much he liked it and wondering whether or not I was interested in join the collaborators group of the ProgArchives website. Shamefully, I somehow managed to neglect this message for about three or four months, before I applied to become a collaborator. Luckily for me I already wrote quite a few reviews in the meanwhile so that when the time was right I had quite an arsenal or reviews ready to be screened by the people of ProgArchives and I was immediately allowed in their ranks. I am positive that I made the right decision by joining. Via this ProgArchives website I got to know a lot of music through recommendations and reviews on the site in general and on the accompanying forum. A lot of music I love nowadays is something I got to know through ProgArchives and I know I would not have known them now if it was not for my presence here right now. Thanks a million for that!


A short while ago I have been asked to join a team of 'experts' from the ProgArchives (forum) community in order to successfully keep the progressive metal database of the website up to date with the discussion of possible additions and eventually by adding new bands to the database and the website. I am thankful for the confidence in my knowledge of this sub genre of symphonic rock. I will work hard and make effort of this duty. Too bad that I'm rather busy lately, but I manage to squeeze some free time in my schedule to vote on bands and listen & discover new and great artists with a progressive view.

As of a while I'm no longer participating in the prog metal team because of a lack of spare time. I hope the others keep up the good work!

- Tristan Mulders

Reviews distribution by sub-genre

 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Neo-Prog333.36
2 Progressive Metal123.00
3 Crossover Prog113.18
4 Heavy Prog113.64
5 Experimental/Post Metal114.18
6 Psychedelic/Space Rock83.88
7 Prog Related53.20
8 Symphonic Prog33.67
9 Tech/Extreme Prog Metal34.00
10 Eclectic Prog23.00
11 Post Rock/Math rock14.00
12 RIO/Avant-Prog14.00

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