Category: Metal Prog

Opeth – Heritage

      Thom Jurek: ‘Heritage, Opeth’s tenth studio offering, finds the Swedish band abandoning death metal: no growled vocals, no blistering fast power riffs, no blastbeats. Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) and engineered by Janne Hansson, Opeth – Heritage is easily Opeth’s most musically adventurous — and indulgent — recording. Written […]

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Haken – The Mountain

Haken – The Mountain Progarchives: Haken has found a way to add new arrangements and sounds to their prog metal symphonic style. They still give us their share of times signatures, but this time there’s some tone variation, especially with the vocals harmonies. The songs offers some of the most enjoyable melodic development you can […]

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Dream Theater – Images and Words

Dream Theater – Images and Words AMG Review: Dream Theater’s first album with new vocalist James LaBrie is an excellent mix of progressive metal stylings with heartfelt vocals and thought-provoking lyrics. Guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy, all of whom trained at Berklee, show impressive ability on their respective instruments. Kevin […]

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Rush – Hemispheres

            Rush – Hemispheres is the 6th studio release from Rush. Released in 1979, it was the last of 2 albums to be recorded in the UK.       Greg Prato: ‘While such albums as 1980’s Permanent Waves and 1981’s Moving Pictures are usually considered Rush’s masterpieces (and with […]

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Dream Theater – Octavarium

Dream Theater – Octavarium Octavarium is the eighth studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater. Released on June 7, 2005, it was the band’s final release with Atlantic Records. Recorded between September 2004 and February 2005, the album holds the distinction of being the last album ever recorded at The Hit Factory in […]

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Riverside – Shrine Of New Generation Slaves

Riverside – Shrine Of New Generation Slaves Progarchives: “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves” is the fifth album by Polish Progressive Rock/Metal act Riverside, one of the last decade’s most beloved European bands of the genre. They started off with a trilogy of albums, which begun in 2003 with “Out With Myself”, continued with “Second Life […]

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