2013 prog recommendations thread



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Posted by Milena, 11.03.2013 - 17:54
The first quarter of 2013 has already gone by and left us with some splendid prog! Let's start with some albums with better MS coverage:

1) The fabulous fabulous Jolly, staff-picked by fabulous fabulous Ivor. Their 2013 album, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) is the second part of The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1) (logically), that has come out in 2011, and I am really loving it. Top recommendations. They'll support Riverside on the New Generation Tour, alongside with Imminent Sonic Destruction - anyone seeing them?
2) Speaking of Riverside... I've scanned a couple of other websites yesterday and SONGS seems to be generally well-received. So it's not just my raving review, lol.
3) I never thought I'd be interested in listening to a Steven Wilson solo album, but that video off The Raven That Refused To Sing is soooooo beautiful. Anyone listened to it or planning to?

I've heard great things about the new Aeon Zen, Spock's Beard, My Soliloquy to mention a few (I'm sure I could dig up a few more but I am too lazy right now)

For something covered a lot less:
4) Big Big Train are *insert a bad train pun here*. Somewhat more traditional prog rock, in the 70's vein, with BEAUTIFUL vocals and instrumentation. Some of their albums are available for full streaming on their bandcamp, including last year's English Electric 1, and English Electric 2, which came out a week or so ago. As a friend put it, those are essentially two parts of a concept about weird awesome Englishmen and a hedgerow. Really awesome stuff, I'm in love with it.
03.06.2013 - 03:07
Unhealer
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This could be interesting... just found them in the related videos to an Anciients song.
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06.06.2013 - 22:06
BaneConall
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This is not 2013 but it was released in December 2012, so close enough. One of my favorite prog concept albums ever. This guy is a genius!

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06.06.2013 - 23:38
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Scale The Summit's new album will be out soon. The previous album didn't do much for me, but the two samples from this one picked my interest! It's instrumental djenty prog, I think they were nominated for MS awards before...

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21.06.2013 - 13:06
JohnDoe
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A good album I've just listened to comes from a Canadian band named Bolus. The album is called Triangulate. A catchy kind of prog-rock, reminding at times of Porcupine Tree. An enjoyable album, i'll definitely listen some more to this!
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21.06.2013 - 14:15
Metal_Elle
There is a french band which is doing a very good prog metal and their new album is out since early june 2013.

http://www.pryde.fr/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjXv-CogavM

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23.06.2013 - 20:34
BloodTears
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Written by Guest on 21.06.2013 at 13:06

A good album I've just listened to comes from a Canadian band named Bolus. The album is called Triangulate. A catchy kind of prog-rock, reminding at times of Porcupine Tree. An enjoyable album, i'll definitely listen some more to this!


This actually sounds interesting. I'm gonna give it a go!
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09.07.2013 - 16:05
Ivor
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Written by BloodTears on 23.06.2013 at 20:34

This actually sounds interesting. I'm gonna give it a go!

That Bolus album is fantastic. I've been hooked on it for over two months and it still sounds tremendously good.

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15.07.2013 - 12:43
Góral
Combo Breaker
"Alpha Orionis" - a new, excellent album from Polish progressive/experimental metal band TENEBRIS. Definitely the best prog-album I've heard this year. Riverside's "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" dethroned.

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17.07.2013 - 07:14
FieldsOfWaste
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Written by Starchild on 11.03.2013 at 23:14




Don't know why but Steven Wilson's solo stuff never worked for me, i always found it pretty boring, so i didn't check out his new album yet, should I?



I'd say that The Raven that Refused to Sing is an album that anyone who is interested in prog or just great musicianship in general should check out (everybody that plays with him on that album is fantastic). But then again, this is coming from a huge Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson fan. I will say that it's more focused than Grace for Drowning, which a lot of people said had too much "filler material."
Standout tracks would definitely be Luminol and The Holy Drinker.
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17.07.2013 - 07:32
FieldsOfWaste
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If progressive death metal is up your alley, I'd definitely recommend the new Hacride album.
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29.07.2013 - 00:04
Ðírgë
Written by Góral on 15.07.2013 at 12:43

"Alpha Orionis" - a new, excellent album from Polish progressive/experimental metal band TENEBRIS. Definitely the best prog-album I've heard this year. Riverside's "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" dethroned.




I always love polish prog bands. They are quality. Thanks. Downloading.
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29.07.2013 - 00:55
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Ðírgë on 29.07.2013 at 00:04

I always love polish prog bands. They are quality. Thanks. Downloading.

You're welcome. It's cool that there are still other polish-prog fans. (If you didn't listen yet) I also recommend Indukti, Votum, and neo-progressive Abraxas. Have fun!
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29.07.2013 - 10:45
Ðírgë
Written by Góral on 29.07.2013 at 00:55

Written by Ðírgë on 29.07.2013 at 00:04

I always love polish prog bands. They are quality. Thanks. Downloading.

You're welcome. It's cool that there are still other polish-prog fans. (If you didn't listen yet) I also recommend Indukti, Votum, and neo-progressive Abraxas. Have fun!


Indukti is on my fav list. Votum and abraxas dont quite sound like indukti thoough.
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25.08.2013 - 14:50
Risto
Wandering Midget
Constantine will release their sophomore album Resign Due on October 21st. The availability will be mostly digital, but the band has launched a fundraising campaign for various physical album packages. More info on their Facebook page.

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30.08.2013 - 15:04
Lethrokai
Another Staff Pick here, but if you're looking for prog, then look no further than Fright Pig.

This album has the whole range of prog, from classic to modern, folk to neoclassical, rock to metal.

Out of the Barnyard is everything that is PROG.

http://www.frightpig.com/Fright_Pig/Music.html
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07.12.2013 - 06:41
melocrypha
Hails!

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07.12.2013 - 10:12
JohnDoe
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New album by American band - Vangough - the album is called Between the Madness. I warmly recommend it.
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14.12.2013 - 22:37
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Guest on 07.12.2013 at 10:12

New album by American band - Vangough - the album is called Between the Madness. I warmly recommend it.

Yes. This is what a really good prog should be. Definitely notable.
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18.12.2013 - 22:46
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 07.12.2013 at 10:12

New album by American band - Vangough - the album is called Between the Madness. I warmly recommend it.


Thanks for the rec. I notice they have a few other releases. Stick with the latest?
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19.12.2013 - 09:02
JohnDoe
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Written by tea[m]ster on 18.12.2013 at 22:46

Written by Guest on 07.12.2013 at 10:12

New album by American band - Vangough - the album is called Between the Madness. I warmly recommend it.


Thanks for the rec. I notice they have a few other releases. Stick with the latest?


I also know their debut which is surprisingly good; I have to listen to the other two though, I like this band more and more.
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23.01.2014 - 22:03
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I think that Anciients had the best prog album of 2013. It rules my face.

(And of course, you could also check out my album at tungstenphilly.bandcamp.com)
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16.06.2014 - 02:39
kushman777
Christian Culak | Instrumental Progressive Metal/Post-Rock

http://christianculak.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/christianculakmusic/

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