Category Archives: progressive rock

Ihsahn – “Pharos” EP

Ihsahn decided on releasing two EPs versus one album. He split the tracks into two buckets: heavier and more melodic. The first EP was “Telemark” which was released earlier in the year. That was the heavy one. Now we have … Continue reading

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The Pineapple Thief – “Versions of the Truth”

Let’s get this out of the way. Having been a fan of Bruce Soord and the Pineapple Thief since 2002 or prior, I’ve yet to not love every album released. The new album “Versions of the Truth” is no exception. … Continue reading

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The Tangent – “Auto Reconnaissance”

I’ve been into The Tangent right from the release of “The Music That Died Alone.” Since that amazing debut album, the band have been very “up and down” for me. Good album, average album, great album, bad album. So I … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Asia studio albums

I am planning on doing a tribute radio show this Sunday August 16th at 10am EDT, dedicated to Asia and all variations of the band. So that means: Wetton era, Payne era, GPS and also Dukes of the Orient. This … Continue reading

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But is it prog?

The worst question that I have to deal with is whether something is “prog” or not. I’ve fallen victim to having to ask that question many times when it comes to reviews or posting content. It drives me crazy. While … Continue reading

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Vulkan – “Technatura”

At this point, the only reviews that I am writing are the ones that I am motivated to write. In other words, it has to be an album that I want you to know about. Here we have one: Vulkan … Continue reading

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Rob’s Top Ten of the first half of 2020

I noticed that The Prog Mind had posted a best of 2020 list and also that only one of the releases was one that I thought would make my list. So then I thought, do I even have 10 albums … Continue reading

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Outside In – “Karmatrain”

I assume what happened to me happens to many of you: weeks go by with what seems like no great new music and then the dam overflows.  I was still recovering from Intronaut’s new one Fluid Existential Inversions (featuring a career-defining … Continue reading

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Radio Show Hiatus

As many folks might know, I have a weekly radio show that airs live on Sundays on Metal World Radio. It has been also rebroadcast Tuesdays on Delicious Agony Radio. I’ve decided to put the show on hiatus for now. … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 21

Long Distance Calling – “How Do We Want To Live?” Label: Inside Out Music Release Date: June 26, 2020 One of the best instrumental bands out there is Germany’s Long Distance Calling. I should probably call them “mostly” instrumental since … Continue reading

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