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Restless Amoeba’s Top Albums of 2020 (albums 1-25)

And here is my part 2 of my top 50 for 2020. My absolute favorite first. These aren’t all prog but i have labeled each one as to “prog or not” so those of you looking for the strictly prog … Continue reading

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Restless Amoeba’s Top Albums of 2020 (albums 26-50)

I don’t even know where to begin here. I just checked back and saw the last album I reviewed was in May. MAY! I swear it seems like one month has passed since then. But also feels like an eternity. … Continue reading

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Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant

Caligula’s Horse returns from Down Under with album number 5. Rise Radiant is another logical step in the band’s evolution. I recently went back and walked my way through their discography, while the core of what make them them is … Continue reading

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Subsignal – A Song For The Homeless (Live in Rüsselsheim 2019)

Subsignal return with their first live release in 8 years. Coming off the support tour for their latest release, La Muerta, the band are in top form and blaze through a career spanning set and show just what they are … Continue reading

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Dynazty – “The Dark Delight”

Gonna do something a little different and step outside the box on this one. The prog box, that is. Don’t worry, this page is still prog. But thought I would highlight a non-prog band just to show that there is … Continue reading

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Blind Ego – Preaching to the Choir

Blind Ego return 4 years after the fantastic 2016 album, Liquid. It came to me right around when I was getting back into music heavily again. I was just rediscovering all the prog and metal releases that I had missed … Continue reading

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Marco Hietala – Pyre of the Black Heart

And now we get the English version of this great album. Though, most of you will already be familiar with this (if you too are a fan of Nightwish), having heard the Finnish version released last year. And yes, I … Continue reading

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Restless Amoeba’s Top Albums of 2019… and other things…

Last year was a real pain in the ass trying to compile a list of my top albums of 2018. So much so, that i made a concerted effort to start tracking and building my list as I went along. … Continue reading

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Nightwish – “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires”

Well… here we are again… another year, another live release. Looking back at their discography, it seems the last few (including this one) have been every three years. Nice and steady release schedule. Again, it will primarily be the already … Continue reading

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Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – “Legacy Of The Dark Lands”

In addition to progressive metal and rock, one of my favorite types of music are dramatic film scores. And in that realm, one of my all time favorite groups is Two Steps From Hell, as they are one of the … Continue reading

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