Author Archives: Ryan Good

About Ryan Good

Formerly: Host of "Strong PROGress", college radio music program Director of Loud Rock Department WSUM in Madison, WI On-Air Host 105.5 WMMM in Madison, WI Drums/songwriter/vocals Runga Kutta Host "So Jam Good" in Nekoosa, WI

A Dying Planet – “Facing The Incurable”

Discussing the release “Facing The Incurable” by A Dying Planet is a challenge. The progressive metal community has come to expect high-level music from musicians Jasun and Troy Tipton (Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns). I was eager to review … Continue reading

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Plini – “Sunhead”

For the uninitiated, Plini is a guitar player from Australia. His music is instrumental progressive metal. His EP “Sunhead” to be released on 7/27/018 has touches of smooth jazz, a mellotron, syncopation for days, and production as close to perfect … Continue reading

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Karmic Juggernaut – “The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of”

There are plenty bands who play music that is tough to digest but, after a few full-spins of Karmic Juggernaut’s newest recording “The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of,” I’d have to classify this as more of an acquired taste … Continue reading

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Burial in the Sky – “Creatio Et Hominus”

In the league with Black Crown Initiate, early White Arms of Athena, and Fallujah, I’d label Pennsylvania’s Burial in the Sky Progressive Melodic Death Metal. In my opinion, track one “Nexus” and the last minute of “Tesla” tells the listener … Continue reading

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The Slyde – “Awakening”

It is true I suggested I would like to visit a full length by The Slyde after I reviewed their EP “Back Again” https://progressivemusicplanet.com/2017/01/13/slyde-back-again-ep/ Here we are, 16 months later, & I’ve been presented with the full-length recording “Awakening” (release … Continue reading

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Jakub Zytecki – “Feather Bed/Ladder Head”

Today I’m listening to and reviewing Jakub Zytecki’s solo music. He may be known as the guitarist in prodigal Polish progressive metal act Disperse. February 23, 2018 will see the release of Jakub’s “Feather Bed / Ladder Head,” a physical … Continue reading

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Hago – “Hago”

If Umphrey’s McGee, Consider the Source, and Snarky Puppy had a few weeks to hang out and write music, HAGO sounds to me like what could result. This is music written by musicians who are talented enough to perform exactly … Continue reading

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Extremities – “Gaia”

People who share music with you are good people.  When Progman Rob sends me music to review, it’s like I have a personal Pandora-station making suggestions based on what he knows like.  It’s pretty cool.  [“awww, Ryan. -Rob] The email … Continue reading

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Entheos – “Dark Future”

Entheos have followed-up their 2016 debut CD with “Dark Future,” released November 11, 2017 on Spinefarm Records. Less than 18 months between two full-length CDs you ask? Chaney Crabb (vocals), Navene Koperweis (drums, ex-Animals as Leaders, Animosity), and Evan Brewer … Continue reading

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Innerspace – “Rise”

Canadian Progressive rockers Innerspace have released their sophomore recording “RISE” and it’s a grower. If you are reading this website, you probably know what a “grower” is. In case you are unaware, it’s a recording that at first is somewhat … Continue reading

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