It’s been a while since the last Chronicle, but we’re back with more progscure goodness for your ears!
Today’s edition features the 90s cult Finnish prog rock band (who knew there was stuff other than black metal at the time!), Kingston Wall, and I’m hoping at least some of you have heard of them. Continue reading
Does any of you miss The Mars Volta? Yeah, me too. There have been a few substitutes, the most substantial of which might be Closure in Moscow, but now a new player has joined the game.
Created in 2007 in San Diego, Children of Nova blend progressive rock, heavy metal, alt rock, and a touch of jazz together, with a high-pitched male singer that has a voice at times oddly reminiscent of Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Of course, they lack the incredibly fun experimentation that TMV did, with every album, and concentrate on a rather accessible alternative prog sound. Continue reading
I found this guy on Jamendo some years ago, and fell in love with his stuff, and been following closely since then. Although I really enjoy most of his albums and projects, I think “Pressure & Obsession” is his best output yet. Continue reading
Take Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Pink Floyd, add some electronic elements, and you may start to grasp the unique sound this 4-piece accomplished on The Dark Third – an album about the third of our lives we spend sleeping. Continue reading
This US-based band is on the top shelf for technicality and progressive music.
Their songs are well-structured and often feature different movements, while always displaying musicianship like I’ve only rarely seen elsewhere. Continue reading
Thinking Plague is probably the most out-there prog band you can imagine.
Their music is teeming with avant-garde, experimental, and art music elements. First of all, the band consists of drums, bass, acoustic guitars, vocals, and a wide variety of wind instruments: saxophone, clarinet, flute, and accordion. The songs are often long and intricate, and display an unabashed sense of performance, carried out through the recording process. Continue reading
Prymary is a criminally unknown prog metal band.
With the drummer of Redemption and other musical masters, Prymary has released three albums, but the two first are not worth mentioning, in my opinion: I don’t like them at all.
However, their third album, “The Enemy Inside”, is truly an example of great progressive metal. Continue reading
Hey guys, I thought it was about time I contribute to the ongoing saga as well!
If there’s one fact that you should definitely know about me, it’s that besides prog, I’m a sucker for post-rock and its associated genres. And when I came across a project which, humourously enough, calls itself “Progressive metal post-something”, boy was I intrigued. Continue reading
Some of you might know them, but I feel they deserve more recognition. The Tangent is a progressive rock group from Andy Tillison where he invites many great musicians, different on almost every album, and there are 10 of them already!
I’m going to write about a band that you should know of by now, and if you don’t, you’re just wrong! Continue reading