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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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 Soul Alert by SPECIAL PROVIDENCE album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.77 | 74 ratings

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Soul Alert
Special Providence Progressive Metal

Review by sgtpepper

3 stars These Hungarian lads are first of very gifted and capable instrumental players. Secondly, they can paint a relaxed, accessible yet complex musical spectrum of sounds. Compositional skills, at least on this album, are average but guys compensate it with melodic and creative playing. It's hard to classify the album as being jazz fusion or progressive metal. Stylistically but not sonically, it could be compare to acts like Planet X. More playful and open than progressive metal yet farther from jazz than a typical jazz fusion band. The band can play it complex but also calm down to create more prog-rock numbers like "The incredible player" with keyboards ruling the game. "Standing still" bears rhythmic similarity to Dream Theater. The most memorable track, correctly acknowledge by the band and played live, is the second track "Lazy Boy" that has two quite melodic motives. I must highlight in the work of the keyboardist in particular due to competent and creative piano, synth playing. Drummer and bass player incline much closer to rock/metal than jazz.

Nice and refreshing album to listen to! k'sz'n'm!

 Rise Radiant by CALIGULA'S HORSE album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.72 | 69 ratings

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Rise Radiant
Caligula's Horse Progressive Metal

Review by NickCrimsonII

3 stars Caligula's Horse is pretty much hit or miss for me. I really enjoy their 'Bloom' and 'In Contact' albums, I even think that the latter one is among the best of the progressive metal genre. The first two albums are decent but too forgettable.

And now they have put out their album number five which seems to stand somewhere in between. One thing is for sure, this album is a safer one. Prevalent here are shorter and heavier tracks, and the overall feeling I get is that the band fail to replicate the same energy that they captured so well on the previous two albums.

Opener 'The Tempest' is one of the weakest songs of theirs, in my humble opinion. Big riff, but a very bland and forgettable chorus. 'Slow Violence', 'Oceanrise', and 'Valkyrie' are all in the same fashion but much more impressive, with very hard-hitting riffs, and great vocal melodies. Definitely these three are the songs I would prefer to hear from 'Rise Radiant'.

The more mellow, slower, and emotive 7-minuters 'Salt' and 'Autumn' are not particularly fascinating and I do not find much going on. They are just ok. The final 'epic' track does not impress me either, and the length is not justified by the substance of the song. Generally, the album is decent but not more. It is Caligula's Horse cementing their own style of progressive metal but falling into the trap of sounding more edge-less and repeating all the things they have done before. There is really not much actual 'progression' in the music compared to their preceding albums.

However, I would be really happy if this album exposes C-horse to a wider audience, because it feels like and album that could do the job ' the heavier and shorter songs, mostly headbanging and direct, the memorable choruses of these songs, and even the album length, I think is quite bearable for the average listener.

Prog On!

 Bereavement by JUPITER HOLLOW album cover Studio Album, 2020
4.75 | 3 ratings

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Bereavement
Jupiter Hollow Progressive Metal

Review by alainPP

5 stars JUPITER HOLLOW is an ambient progressive metal / rock duo, an alternative metal band, progressive metal, djent, a 21st century progressive rock band, a band without a label in my opinion because they are part of a lot of different countries. I read somewhere that JUPITER HOLLOW is an iconic next generation band, I believe so because they are Canadian and I like Canada. Two young prodigies who do not hesitate to drive the sword into the too protected territories of rock, yes that is for sure too. They are releasing their 3rd album there in a trend that some will compare directly or indirectly to TOOL, PERFECT CIRCLE, TESSERACT, KARNIVOOL or even somewhere PINK FLOYD. I prefer to say it right away, for prog and neo-prog maniacs, you will lose your last gray hairs! For those who have followed me for a little while, you know that you are going to be dealing with one of the bombs of this year 2020 quite simply. In short, an OMNI because draining here the quintessence of current and modern genres of this new century; therefore very nervous and bewitching progressive metal.

"L'Eau du Papineau" French title! (Is it really that stream over there?) Begins the album with a strange symphonic intro title, a half-acoustic, soft track, a little twirling guitar, a sound that will draw on 70s tones, a little LED ZEPPELIN "III", a bit of the old PINK FLOYD for the musical rendering, a title which refers to singular music and off labels. Well the birds must have been there for something. "Scarden Valley" pffffff! Entry by a classical piano then a title with increasingly high pitched voice, an adrenaline rush and a dantesque solo, one that we do not expect, a real moment of virtuosity just to ask questions about the final musical orientation with a "badly recorded" sound which puts you on your alert and which leaves pleasantly doubtful with this tune that came out of nowhere. "The Rosedale" a demented riff, a bit of "Whole Lotta Love", it's energetic, it's bordering on djent but still rock, the voice goes high at times, voice to THE DARKNESS, invasive tune, the rhythm section low -battery in place, sublime! TOOL here, some ANYONE for vocals and riffs; in short, we got into JUPITER HOLLOW with a confrontation of different musical genres, it is heavy and it moves. "Kipling Forest" pushes the sound even further with a bit of everything even louder, a symbiosis of FAITH NO MORE, TOOL and TESSERACT; chorus more complex fruity rock; it's dirty, raw, energetic and enjoyable. For those who adored the 1st piece it must be pure disappointment on the other hand, the voice juggles between softness and the voice screamed, chanted, growl, more musical almost orchestral break on a phrasing, aerial guitar then again rising voice and chorus. . I hear the voice of punk, death and then growl, the musical sections follow one another; there it becomes wickedly nervous, unstructured but melodic in its arrhythmia. The end with drums and fat bass as you wish plunges you into the dark djent in my opinion. "The Mill" goes on to a more alternative rock sound or even rock from the 2020s, still screaming THE DARKNESS voice, almost beautiful, melodious. The instruments seem to match naturally, it starts with rock at THE CULT in louder but well rhythmic, from NOIR DESIR ā la franįaise to rock well struck. The shouted end is superb as long as you are a little used to it, we are on 520 volts! The middle ground gets almost hovering, a bit like the best 30 'TO MARCH! There it is, we say to ourselves that the chronicler is lost, that he has unscrewed his head and his ears and that we must deny him from the PROG world.

"Mandating Our Perception" interlude of purity on the piano then arrival of celestial voices, invasive synth, voices, backing vocals come to you to caress you, then others with tears and then overwhelming voices, a pure moment of happiness. This track alone on the album is worth listening to! But it looks a bit like the first track, something innovative, in short, purity in music, although I am told in the headset that this is what we listen to just before the big leap up there! Well I imagine those who saw me deny the PROG, it is not yet for tomorrow. "Sawbreaker" and his drums, finally his mini solo directly in entry, a little ALICE IN CHAINS for the vocals then there it is we are there in this current screamed voice limit phrasing, it's violent, alt metal like the KORN precursors, then above all all those groups that I have been able to listen to since the end of the last century which exploded the basic texture of rock; a bit also of the wild riffs encountered on the futuristic ANYONE. Soaring notes, multiplication of crisscrossed and interspersed air effects, it rises again, around 6 minutes it becomes even heavier to make the first riffs of METALLICA swoon, association of heavy machine guns and machine guns, we are in full swing gang wars, uh musical genres. The end arrives, hilarious, synths hovering a bit of VANGELIS behind which follows with, in short, a title that will not leave anyone indifferent: addicts of new metal prog, djent, current music stemming from hard, metal, prog, finally rock with all these synthesized sounds. Sequence with Steve HOWE's guitar seeming to introduce "Extensive Knowledge" for a more conventional song, guitar solo limit flamenco, Andalusian percussions, oh so fresh, inventive title that reminds me of an ANGEL nursery rhyme at one point, just to tell you that we go very far on the returns and the memories instilled. A title which denotes violence previously introduced, title where the guitar seems to play with the soft voice of Kenny; the voice howled from afar also seems obvious, while pretending even to country sounds. "Solar Gift" again chained, so we start on a track over 26 minutes long! Same sound at the start, a rhythmic digression with drawers interrupted halfway by an aerial piano, coming from the ether which does not hesitate to chug alone like a grown-up, a little synth like on a composition of DIRE STRAITS very fleeting, the aerial, icy, electronic, ambient cover, a true masterpiece, a very fashionable LEPROUS voice then a fat guitar concludes this magnificent album in the genre.

Here! For the record, a man of tenfold power sends his family members out of the solar system to save humanity. But his greed is playing tricks on him and he will end up with a musical parable to find his way. This long journey is well summed up in the music of JUPITER HOLLOW with an incredible mix of genres, with piano, acoustic and energetic guitars, fluid synths, soft to very strong vocals, but always with the feeling and the hope that it is that a howl before a new soft beach. A few birds, a crowd noise and the progressive spirit is coming out of your ears again. One of their sentences speaks to me "to classify ourselves in a musical genre is an excuse", well put. They also say they don't care what they look like, I agree too, they just look like JUPITER HOLLOW coming to sow new sound on earth. I'm "on the ass" as they say on the other side of the Atlantic in front of such a compendium of such disparate sounds that ultimately stick together just as well. JUPITER HOLLOW just produced the best prog metal album of all time this year, condensing, mixing and forging a hot musical steel here.

 City Burials by KATATONIA album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.58 | 47 ratings

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City Burials
Katatonia Progressive Metal

Review by NickCrimsonII

3 stars Katatonia returns in 2020 with a dark and moody effort that certainly expands the band's sound and musical scope even more that their previous album.

A new prog record from a Swedish band is always an exciting event, the country has cemented its place as one of the leaders in creative, innovative, and adventurous progressive rock in the last decades. Katatonia return after a one-year hiatus in 2018 which affected the band positively, drawing conclusions from this new album.

This, of course, does not mean that it is a positive and uplifting. It is nothing like that. 'City Burials' is a very personal and revealing album, filled with melancholy and pondering over the past and present, with crippling emotional outbursts throughout. The band deploy a slightly different direction compared to previous albums in their catalogue. Here, a more minimalistic approach is evident, much more electronic elements, some beautiful passages of contrasting acoustic and distorted guitars. The songs are all around the five minute mark, and this also helps the album to express what it is supposed to represent.

Opener 'Heart Set to Divide' is a strong track that builds up slowly and transforms to a great rock tune, still sounding like something you would hear on a Katatonia album. 'Behind the Blood' is another really strong song here, in which aggression and rage prevail with a visceral guitar tone. 'Lacquer' is the more unexpected part of the album, and it is certainly an impressive one. It showcases the band's moodiest side, with its slow acoustic-electronic build-up, reaching a beautiful crescendo in the very end. Another memorable track.

'Rein' is on the heavier side, and it presents the inner struggle of man, the chorus is quite cathartic which makes it one of the highlights of 'City Burials'. 'The Winter of Our Passing' is a more punchy number, possibly a love song distorted through the prism of broken expectations. 'Vanishers' is one of the less memorable songs, being a kind of a duet featuring female vocals. The other half of the album is not as strong and memorable as what came up to this moment. However, 'Neon Epitaph' has a curious build-up and is definitely the best song from the six final ones.

'City Burials' will definitely go down as one of the more interesting pieces in the discography of Katatonia, it is certainly something different and intriguing, and it surely does not sound stale or boring. Another question is what the delivery brings to the different listeners and how one would react to the album which is absolutely worth hearing!

 City Burials by KATATONIA album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.58 | 47 ratings

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City Burials
Katatonia Progressive Metal

Review by alainPP

4 stars KATATONIA is an epic black / doom band a bit death and gothic when they were born in 1991! 21st album with live performances, 11th studio album, 4 years after their last delivery, he has worked to get the THEATER OF TRAGEDY, MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST or ANATHEMA, RETROSPECTIVE even more recently recognized. A good metallic rock with progressive connotations and dreamlike melancholic variations sprinkled with freshness. A more nervous album, less prog, more direct, lively and powerful, emotional according to Jonas. "City Burials" represents a catalyst for its creators, with a collection of titles constructed from the fragments of an ever-changing life. The finely played chords move away from the original KATATONIA sound to retransmit the band's journey, its doubts, its thoughts and its rebirth with this heavier old school metal opus and its touch of classicism. An album full of atmosphere and spleen due to the musicians' thoughts retranslating their fragile emotions about wear and the passage of time here and there. The LP and CD versions have a plus in the form of bonus tracks.

"Heart Set To Divide" starts the album with a crystalline voice, an ethereal, half-hovering, half-melancholy vibe until an energetic but controlled break; no shedding, just the tempo set to signify the band's paw; light synths, riffs, clear vocals and finally a good tune in the current doom prog; "Behind The Blood" follows with a very sharp solo from the start, then the energy of the heartbreaking title which gives the second main source of the group. "Lacquer" follows for a spleen, ambient, plaintive track, slow and bewitching tempo, already allowing to cut the atmosphere by a fracture, a shuddering track which should explode even more live in my opinion, also symphonic limit and the voice of Jonas well put forward with the different oppressive keyboards; It's pure, enjoyable, it's atmospheric.

"Kidney" then for a stronger, more languid track with Anders and Roger's guitar surrendering the notes; the well-placed battery allows the progressive break to break out at best, it's nervous and latent at the same time, the final climb can send you into a trance, be careful, the immersion is more than predictable! Note the progressive scents that emerge throughout the album without real sequences or precise breaks, the notes are bewitching, melancholic and form a musical space-time where the title seems to take on more length. "The Winter Of Our Passing" comes back to a tune in line with what I listened to at home a few years ago, also at PARADISE LOST for its heady and wonderful sound at the same time.

Already "Vanishers" signs half of the album, title here again more airy, raw, clear, a little tranquility for a romantic and atmospheric ballad in the tradition of a great ANATHEMA with its small end in decrescendo; to note Anni BERHHARD who comes to lend her voice on it with delicacy. "City Glaciers" for the biggest title, 5'30 "of gothic rhythm and variations giving a serene, calm and hypnotizing atmosphere, spleen also on a melodic and nervous side; a rhyme that also reminds me of RETROSPECTIVE at times. "Flicker" more metronomic, more choppy, with more synths too, almost oppressive and an oriental solo on the guitar, a good dense title, rhythmic with a final rise that suits me, one of my favorites.

"Lachesis" arrives for the small psyche, airy, piano interlude bringing Jonas' rocky voice to an aged and crisp soundtrack. "Neon Epitaph" for a somewhat agreed-upon opus, not bad in itself, but quite predictable; however the voice is more worked and plays with the various instruments. "Untrodden" already ends the album with a title reflecting all the knowledge of the group: clear, languid, plaintive and warm voice, syncopated rhythm peering towards pure rock, towards heavy and heavy rock with here a dreamlike guitar solo, this which is still a little lacking on the rest of the titles; an extended track full of a depressive and happy atmosphere.

Here, the chronicle of the titles is quite fast in fact, given the rather simple titles taken one by one, these same titles which, without connection between them, form a continuity by the intensity launched over the notes, by the force of the syncopated rhythm at times, limpid and icy of the other; a concept by the atmospheric environment lavished by these seasoned musicians and who begin to synthesize the substance of their dreamlike experiences to transcribe it here. An album for fans of cold and icy prog metal, that good sound that warms up with its abyssal and ethereal side, fresh and suffocating, playful and depressive, a KATATONIA that gets better with age, who would have believed that after more than 30 years of activity?

 The Pure Shine by FLAMING ROW album cover Studio Album, 2019
3.93 | 12 ratings

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The Pure Shine
Flaming Row Progressive Metal

Review by alainPP

4 stars FLAMING ROW is a German fruity melodic prog metal band, drifting a bit into pop, folk and conceptual opera musical spaces as AYREON likes to do. So modern progressive rock a little metallic, and here a touch of neo, symphonic in addition to the melodic prog which reassures. This is his 3rd album after two other very good CDs and it took him 6 years to come out. In terms of atmosphere we have musicians from THRESHOLD, PAIN OF SALVATION, SPOCK'S BEARD, PATTERN SEEKING ANIMALS, LONTACH, IGNORE THE SIGN but the most important is the pure and clean sound that FLAMING ROW has managed to develop on this opus: pure neo symphonic prog metal opera with an orchestral structure, all with its folk touches. Let's add to this preamble the story told around Stephen KING's short story "The Dark Tower".

"A Tower In The Clouds" sets off with a magical, radiant, magnificent, symphonic tune, the intro that you want without daring to ask for it. There is the air, the majestic side, the classical instruments and the atmosphere, the voice-over then the vocal flights, the same impression as when you first listen to "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" (the 2nd CD) c 'is to say. And this sequence with "The Last Living Member" bringing with its 3 drawers, felted atmospheres, progressive climbs, breaks arranged with the use of an orchestral ensemble to give even more intensity. The male voice that sends you back to that of Peter GABRIEL, the arpeggios that follow one another and refer to the first GENESIS, everything is done to make you melt. Diffuse ARGOS tones at one point, a HARRIS-style bass at another, the rhythm then switches to AYREON, prog metal with a male voice, good riff. We can feel the listening to VANDEN PLAS to admirably mix these two genres, in short, a must! "Jake's Destiny" always follows on the dry guitar for a rather folk rendering at first, then an Irish and / or medieval bagpipe sends further. At 3 minutes it starts with the symphonic orchestration and this flute which reminds me a bit of OLDFIELD, it picks up everywhere and it has the merit of not being too scattered. Listen to the 2nd instrumental CD to research all the subtleties (yes, there are some differences on the 1st and 5th track!) Before returning to the main sung CD; but remember that after the trumpet, the bagpipe and the wild violin come here to create the jig in a very beautiful, highly technical way. The return to the main tune puts you back in suspense for the second part of the track which leaves with the enchanting voice of Mélanie.

"The Sorcerer", again with 3 under-drawers, takes us to a more complex, more elaborate and more worked territory with a typical voice ā la Peter GABRIEL and the convulsions of GENESIS (wind and string instruments) and AYREON, and for Mélanie's angelic voice, we find Anneke's verve at times. A title with breaks, quieter passages, but where progression is essential both in terms of listening and the structure itself. It is obvious that incorporating tracks of 12 to 17 minutes is not done in a flash, that even the ear, even sensitized to progressive rock, will require several plays and will release certain subtleties each time, here the sax, the flute, the piano and the aerial drums will set the tone; " my best "! "The Final Attempt" attacks with once again the sulphurous and committed voice of Mélanie for a simple melodious track, rich but never boring, the singular break of rhythm towards 2'30 '' is worth the detour and there the voice-overs and the sax lead to PINK FLOYD, to PAIN OF SALVATION, to Steven WILSON (just for the jazzy limit synth followed by bass) and even some notes of VANDEN PLAS or some ELOY. The guitar becomes more angry then, the sax arrives aerial too, the voice accompanies suddenly on a tune of "Bohemian Rhapsody", we remain amazed, amazed at so many finds. "The Gunslinger's Creed" goes on with 4 sub drawers so with the continuation of Stephen KING's work, we feel the progression of the story with the notes delivered, pure, chiseled, crystalline from the start, taking by the throat; at one point we think back to Mike OLDFIELD and his typical flutes and folk tunes. Perhaps more / too many voices towards the end of this intoxicating river title at one point, but the tune resumes with an agreed ending, more orchestral to finally calm a little our ears which took it for their ranks (in French in the text!) by a surge at the limit of the musical maelstrom. This album had its release date in 2019, but also in 2020 (January 17 to be precise) for the official one in bac. This album is a pure masterpiece. This album manages to concentrate in 140 minutes (70 sung and 70 purely orchestral) all that one could hope for as a fan of progressive rock, the one who opens up to new and old sounds, the one who no longer thinks of putting sub-groups under each musician, under each artist. This album is just essential for his 2019 and 2020 Cédéthčque because there is just a standardized digest of the best prog influences in it.

 The Great Escape by SEVENTH WONDER album cover Studio Album, 2010
4.05 | 252 ratings

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The Great Escape
Seventh Wonder Progressive Metal

Review by ssmarcus

2 stars Seventh Wonder's The Great Escape is everything that had become stale and boring about progressive metal by the end of the Aughts. This Circus-Maximus-does-Queensryche-and-Whitesnake-covers record is complete with wonky solos, assembly-line keyboard strings, and pale imitation Michael Romeo riffs. And don't worry, for all of you James Labrie haters who only wish DT would just "get a good singer" already, I'm sure you'll absolutely love vocalist Tommy Karevik's smooth vanilla arena rock vocals.

Surprisingly, the only song on this record with anything original to say is the prog epic closer. But alas, that track too outlasts its welcome well before the end of its whopping and totally uncalled for 30 minute run-time.

 The Journey Into by HOURGLASS album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.27 | 23 ratings

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The Journey Into
Hourglass Progressive Metal

Review by foregonillusions

4 stars When I see an album that contains three songs songs greater than ten minutes, two of them being suites, I become excited. The chance to embark of a musical adventure is one that should be taken without forethought. Therefore, here we are: Hourglass' second album The Journey Into, a beast of an LP that's 75 minutes long and ends with an almost twenty-seven minute epic. Now that's prog.

Released in 2002, it should come as no surprise that this is album is representative of the I&W-era Dream Theater school of music. With that said, Hourglass certainly brings their own with strong vocals, tight yet lengthy songs, salient bass, and memorable melodies. And while being categorically metal, Hourglass places more emphasis on more contemplative, lighter passages over heavy riff attacks such that lengthy tracks build up to something with some decent variation. Of course, this is still progressive metal, and there's some delicious metallic goodness--the opener "Pawn" is a good example--check out that bass!

As mentioned in the beginning paragraph, there's some long songs on this album, and they're pretty good. "Vantage Point" is the first to feature the softer side Hourglass, and has a good instrumental introduction; the song is centered around its elevating chorus and vocals. The first and shorter of the two suites on this album is "Plains of Remembrance"; this guy begins with another fine instrumental before giving away to the calm--gotta love that acoustic guitar! But that too moves into the next movement where the heaviness begins, building upon what was before it only to bow its head to beauty. "The Circle Breaks" is a ballad; powered by acoustic guitars; it's nice. "Not My Time" is the other primarily metal track on the album besides "Pawn". It's okay. The song to conclude this album is a beast, the eponymous "The Journey Into". Like the other long tracks, it begins with a strong instrumental that transitions to a softer passage, but since this epic is almost twenty-seven minutes long, there's a lot of room to play, and they do it well while also giving time to some fantastic melodies. This band is good at balancing rocking out with ensuring their songs don't degrade into ostensible jam sessions.

I learned about this band from perusing PA's alphabetical lists of bands, and what I discovered is very solid progressive metal that emphasizes building up their lengthy songs with strong musicianship without succumbing to ostensibly boring passages of fluff. Not only that, but they also don't bury the bass. I look forward to listening to their other albums.

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 Balance i by TRANSCEND album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2020
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Balance i
Transcend Progressive Metal

Review by ssmarcus

4 stars Owing to the group's relative obscurity, there ain't all that much info or history on Transcend out there on the ol' inter-webs. Transcend is, apparently, primarily the brain child of Canadish multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer Costa Damoulianos and a few of his long-time mates. Costa's other musical project of note, Zoungla, appears to focus on ambient and compositionally progressive psychedelic music while Transcend is Costa's outlet for producing heavier music of a similar vein.

As the ambient djent boom of the last decade has, by 2020, more or less crashed and burned, as all excessive cultural trends do eventually, the genuinely inspired and novel among these musical acts soldier on proving that the for all the fad's excesses, it still provided a novel framework for making adventurous progressive metal. And man are Transcend adventurous on Balance I!

Despite formally being an "EP," Balance I is more of a lean LP that makes the absolute most of its "short" 36-minute run time packing in beautiful melodies, ethnic world music influences, and ambience with punchy riffs and instrumentals. The Devin Townsend worship at the eight-and-a-half-minute mark on "A Parellel Reflection I" followed by a mashup of a muezzin's adhan (i.e. Islamic call to prayer) and some envelope filter synth bass are real highlight.

 Last Fair Deal Gone Down by KATATONIA album cover Studio Album, 2001
4.20 | 69 ratings

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Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Katatonia Progressive Metal

Review by UMUR
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4 stars "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" is the 5th full-length studio album by Swedish alternative/doom/progressive rock/metal act Katatonia. The album was released through Peaceville Records in May 2001. It´s the successor to "Tonight´s Decision" from 1999 and features a couple of lineup changes as bassist Mattias Norrman and drummer Daniel Liljekvist have been added to the lineup. It was the first stable lineup in the band´s career, and it would last on four consequtive albums.

Stylistically "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" continues the alternative rock/metal style of "Tonight´s Decision (1999)", but with a stronger focus on variation between tracks and experimentation with song structures and compositional details. Listening to "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" it becomes clear that the two direct predecessors were transitional albums, and that this album is a more complete release. Not that Katatonia stopped progressing at this point, because that´s far from true (and in that respect this album can also be called a transitional album), but to my ears this is the first Katatonia album which sounds completely satisfying, and where I don´t have any complaints about sub par sound productions, underdeveloped drumming, or untrained/uncertain clean vocal performances. They hit magic here and maybe the last couple of albums should be viewed as training exercises to hone their songwriting and playing skills, to make them ready to write and record "Last Fair Deal Gone Down".

Katatonia already stripped most of their early death/doom elements on "Discouraged Ones (1998)", and although both that album and "Tonight´s Decision (1999)" are still fairly heavy albums, they are not the most metal oriented albums. Instead it´s artists like Tool and The Cure, or maybe more correctly a combination of heavy alternative rock/metal and dark new wave/alternative rock, which is a more valid description of the band´s music. That description is true for the material on "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" too. There is a lot of use of light/dark atmospheres and heavy and mellow sections, and Jonas Renkse´s melancholic lyrics and vocal performance aren´t far removed from the most dark and depressive Robert Smith (The Cure) moments (take a listen to "Tonight´s Music" and see if you disagree). Katatonia have audible influences but they still manage to create a personal and unique sound, and they are one of those rare artists who are instantly recognisable.

The conscious decision to write a varied album with strong individual tracks while still maintaining a strong tracklist flow and album coherence works here and each track stand out clearly. While all tracks are high quality material, I´d mention the four opening tracks ("Dispossession", "Chrome", "We Must Bury You", and "Teargas"), "Tonight´s Music", and "Sweet Nurse", as some of the highlights of the album. The performances are strong on all posts, and although it´s impossible not to mention Renkse´s soft voice, and heartfelt and melancholic delivery, the instrumental performances deserve just as much praise. There is a near perfect balance between heavy loud playing and mellow softer sections, and the transitions between the two types of sections work well. Add to those elements a powerful, detailed, and well sounding production, and "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" is through and through a high quality release. A 4.5 star (90%) rating is deserved.

(Originally posted on Metal Music Archives)

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