My name is Rob. This website supplements the things that I post to the Facebook page which is always the primary source for everything I do. I am also the host of Progressive Music Planet, a weekly radio show on Metal World Radio that highlights the best of progressive metal and progressive rock. Music ranges from the well known bands to the up and coming new bands. The show is Sundays at 10am Eastern Time, 3pm UK. It is replayed on Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio on Tuesdays at 8pm Eastern Time.
This site is designed to review all the new releases that I have been lucky enough to hear, whether sent to me by labels or bands. Also, I review releases that I have purchased myself (I buy A LOT of music) that I want people to know about. These reviews will hopefully be helpful to the reader and not be like many sites that are more worried about winning a Noble Prize Peace for Literature than getting to the fucking point of whether YOU should buy the album or not!
My goal on all of my sites are to bring the music to the fans that will love and support it. It’s like a Prog matchmaker! I have a very broad definition of Prog. For me, Prog can overlap MANY other subgenres including death metal, folk, post rock, black metal, extreme metal and so many more.
Currently, I have four other people who contribute known as “The Prog Panel”:
- Susan (madvinyl)
- Ryan (strongprogress)
- Matt (restlessamoeba)
- Chris (inlucisabsentiam)
I brought them because I trust their opinions as much as I trust my own. They know progressive music. However, most of what you see here is me because well, it’s my site. Cristina(cristinasomcutean) now has her own site, Musicality Unlimited, which I highly recommend everyone check out! Jason (thenihilistchamber) is taking a break from reviewing to focus on his personal life and his own music, his band is Mind’s Horizon. Check them out!
In addition to progressive rock and progressive metal, we also cover other subgenres that fit the progressive label: post metal, post rock, avant garde, tech death metal, symphonic rock, symphonic metal, atmospheric metal, black metal and more. You are sure to find something here that you should check out!
Please note: I am not currently accepting independent submissions. It has gotten out of control and the quality of the submission has degraded. Many artists have been very unprofessional about it. Reviewing is something I do in my spare time. I do NOT get paid for this and thus do not have the time to manage every indie artist out there. Going forward, I am only working with PR agents and label representatives. If I get submissions from one of those, I will CONSIDER your album for review.