Category Archives: progressive rock

Malady – “Toinen Toista”

I spent a lot of hours listening to Scandinavian prog. But I also love Finnish prog as well (Finland isn’t part of Scandinavia for those curious). But that entire peninsula has given the world so many great bands over the … Continue reading

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Spock’s Beard announce 13th studio album ‘Noise Floor’

The album sees the return of drummer Nick D’Virgilio, who originally left in 2011. It was engineered by long-time collaborator Rich Mouser and will be released as a 2CD digipak (featuring an EP of material from the same sessions), gatefold … Continue reading

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Dukes of the Orient – “Dukes of the Orient”

Dukes of the Orient began life as Asia. John Payne joined Asia back in 1991 for the “Aqua” album. Payne partnered with Asia leader Geoff Downes for 5 excellent albums before Downes reformed Asia’s original lineup leaving Payne without a … Continue reading

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Mildlife – “Phase”

Phase is the debut album from Melbourne-based band Mildlife. The lead single The Magnificent Moon is the first track on the album and it is a wonderful introduction to this band. On first blush, this song reminded of another Aussie … Continue reading

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Bjørn Riis – “Coming Home”

Airbag guitarist Bjørn Riis put out one of my favorite albums of 2017 with “Forever Comes to an End.” Needless to say (yet I am), I was very excited to find he was releasing a follow up mini-album/EP called “Coming … Continue reading

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Vitral – “Entre as Estrelas”

Brazilian prog band Vitral are very good at what they do. What they do might not be considered “reinventing prog” but that’s okay with me. They play a very decidedly classic style of prog which is heavily influenced by British … Continue reading

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Usurpress – “Interregnum”

I passed on reviewing the last Usurpress album “The Regal Tribe” and it’s one of those times that when I did pass, I knew I had fucked up. My excuse at the time was that I was buried in reviews … Continue reading

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