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Milena
Learning To "X"

Posts: 4380

Age: 22
From: Serbia

  11.03.2013 at 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.
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Unhealer
Eclecticist

Posts: 2005

Age: 23
From: Argentina

  11.03.2013 at 19:44
Wow, Milena is hanging out with the plebeians again

I liked Steven Wilson's one very much, the videoclip is incredibly beautiful indeed. I still prefer his previous effort, though this one is probably more compatible with Porcupine Tree fans who don't dig Wilson's solo stuff.
I also liked Riverside's one, but didn't love it. And I saw the promo song by Jolly and I'm definitely interested!

Nothing new to add for now, but I'll probably be watching this thread closely.
Milena
Learning To "X"

Posts: 4380

Age: 22
From: Serbia

  11.03.2013 at 19:55
Psssshhhht you, no one's a plebeian on Metal Storm you're not supposed to just watch, but to contribute as well! I've been really busy with school and my MS time was mostly dedicated to the Awards, so I know I must be at least 15 albums behind.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
Unhealer
Eclecticist

Posts: 2005

Age: 23
From: Argentina

  11.03.2013 at 20:21
Sure I'll be contributing as well. Right now I don't have anything besides what has been mentioned...
Anyway I think this year I'll be dedicating most of my time to old music and not so much to checking new stuff, but I'll point out any ridiculously underground stuff I may come across. Like Random's next album that'll be released this year and probably nobody here will be expecting it
JohnDoe

Posts: 2141
From: Romania

  11.03.2013 at 22:01
Spock's Beard have their new album out - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep.
Disperse - Living Mirrors
The Aurora Project - Selling The Aggression

I loves the new ones from Steven Wilson and Riverside
That's it for now, I'll be back
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"what happens in my subconscious is not my business"
Urs Blank

Posts: 270

Age: 31
From: France

  11.03.2013 at 22:29
Aside from those already mentioned, I'd add:

Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour)


Kingcrow - In Crescendo


Both rather generic yet enjoyable Progressive Metal albums.
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JohnDoe

Posts: 2141
From: Romania

  11.03.2013 at 22:46
^ I haven't listened to the new Kingcrow yet, but I definitely will.
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"what happens in my subconscious is not my business"
Starchild

Posts: 111

Age: 25
From: Croatia

  11.03.2013 at 23:14
Topic that i'll definitely going to follow very closely..

this year has started really well for prog, some great albums out there...
so, my favourite so far is: Kingcrow - In Crescendo, beautiful album, must hear!
new riverside is also great, really enjoying it a lot, and also new Aeon Zen is pretty neat.


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?
also, I still need to listen new Jolly, Disperse, Spock's Beard, and new DGM is also coming later this month.
Edmund Fogg

Posts: 1752

Age: 27
From: Canada

  12.03.2013 at 16:51
Posted it in the New album thread but whatever! It will get mucho appreciation here.

Intronaut has made their newest release available for streaiming on this weird dutch website. Sounds great!

Intronaut - Habitual Leviations (Instilling Words With Tones)

http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums/Intronaut.html
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The Observer is the source of reality - Bloom
God damn it!! What did Diddy didn't do? - Satan
Unhealer
Eclecticist

Posts: 2005

Age: 23
From: Argentina

  12.03.2013 at 19:00
Ørkenkjøtt's new EP. A track (not sure if the only one on the EP) can be heard here: http://www.nordicrecords.no/forside/artister/oyekontrakt/

BlackHalo83

Posts: 43

Age: 17
From: USA

  13.03.2013 at 03:05
Lol hmmmmmm I've got nothing
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 3620

Age: 42
From: USA

  13.03.2013 at 04:04
post/prog rock/metal/experimental/whatever-the-fuck-this-is



http://worldengine.bandcamp.com/album/dark-matters
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Edmund Fogg

Posts: 1752

Age: 27
From: Canada

  13.03.2013 at 14:28
Progressive Post Hardcore. Judging by the first track available, this album is lining up to be a blast.

Stolas - Living Creatures

Bandcamp
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You cannot sedate all the things you hate - MM
The Observer is the source of reality - Bloom
God damn it!! What did Diddy didn't do? - Satan
Lit.
The Witchfinder

Posts: 3875

Age: 28
From: USA

  15.03.2013 at 02:19
I gotta listen to those two Jolly albums eventually.
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Therkal

Posts: 7

Age: 21
From: The Netherlands
  02.04.2013 at 16:13
It's not really a 2013 release but, the dutch band called "Unwritten Pages" has quite some nice tunes.

Progressive rock / metal;

Unwritten Pages - Fringe Kitchen

http://unwrittenpages.bandcamp.com/
Metal_Elle

Posts: 56

Age: 31
From: France

  04.04.2013 at 00:31
The new Spock's Beard album, intitled "Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep", is very good. Also the new Riverside's one, "Shrine of New Generation Slaves" is very nice.
Therkal

Posts: 7

Age: 21
From: The Netherlands
  04.04.2013 at 10:52
Distorted Harmony - Utopia

Great band from Israel!


http://distortedharm0ny.bandcamp.com/
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1449

Age: 30
From: USA

  07.04.2013 at 23:46
The Shape 1973

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  08.04.2013 at 00:06
Written by JÄY on 07.04.2013 at 23:46



Just waiting for it to arrive in the post. Big fan of this band.
Susan
Smeghead

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Age: 31
From: USA

  08.04.2013 at 01:03
My interest has been piqued since I read R'Vannith's review of DGM but just now got around to listening. This particular songs vaguely reminds me of Star One. In an awesome, awesome way.

Gotta hear the rest!!

And Milena, thank you for opening this thread. I'll be watching it closely Last year was kind of a let down for prog and I'm just barely listening to the genre much anymore. If I don't get some new prog bands soon I'll have to give up my place among the prog babes!!!!
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
Milena
Learning To "X"

Posts: 4380

Age: 22
From: Serbia

  10.04.2013 at 22:03
So... I haven't been paying attention much lately. What's new?
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
Edible Autopsy

Posts: 562

Age: 26
From: Australia

  14.04.2013 at 04:55
Not a 2013 album but Chaos Divine's "The Human Connection" was incredible. Still digging the opening track.
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So let it be done
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So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharoah son

I'm Creeping Death
psykometal
Staffpool

Posts: 4748

Age: 29
From: USA

  14.04.2013 at 08:23
Nefarious found these Canadians, Anciients, and had me create a profile for them so he could Staff Pick their debut, it's really good.

For fans of Ihsahn, Leprous, Ørkenkjøtt, Mastodon (or at least these are bands I hear similarities to).

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~Zep~
Stabby

Posts: 399

Age: 25
From: Canada
  14.04.2013 at 09:10
R'Vannith's review also made me listen to the new DGM. And I liked it, imagine that. A good quality review can usually tell me whether or not I'll like it before I hear it. But not if I'll love-it-love-it. Milena seems to have a knack for predicting that though

I don't have much to add except that Steven Wilson, Spock's Beard, Aeon Zen, and of course Riverside were downright tasty too. I'm glad there's a place where people with great taste like to share music. Being your guys' prog puppet is a sweet deal.
JohnDoe

Posts: 2141
From: Romania

  14.04.2013 at 17:53
Written by Therkal on 04.04.2013 at 10:52

Distorted Harmony - Utopia

Great band from Israel!


http://distortedharm0ny.bandcamp.com/


This was last year.
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"what happens in my subconscious is not my business"
JohnDoe

Posts: 2141
From: Romania

  14.04.2013 at 17:54
The new Kingcrow album is great indeed.
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"what happens in my subconscious is not my business"
BloodTears
Stella Artois

Posts: 9581

Age: 28
From: Portugal

  14.04.2013 at 20:03
Written by Susan on 08.04.2013 at 01:03

Last year was kind of a let down for prog and I'm just barely listening to the genre much anymore. If I don't get some new prog bands soon I'll have to give up my place among the prog babes!!!!


I disagree that last year was a letdown. Maybe you feel like there wasn't enough REALLY strong albums? I think it was a really healthy year. Also, there's no way you are leaving the prog babes
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Like you could kiss my ass.
Susan
Smeghead

Posts: 6283

Age: 31
From: USA

  14.04.2013 at 22:15
Written by BloodTears on 14.04.2013 at 20:03

Written by Susan on 08.04.2013 at 01:03

Last year was kind of a let down for prog and I'm just barely listening to the genre much anymore. If I don't get some new prog bands soon I'll have to give up my place among the prog babes!!!!


I disagree that last year was a letdown. Maybe you feel like there wasn't enough REALLY strong albums? I think it was a really healthy year. Also, there's no way you are leaving the prog babes


I heard some "good" stuff but didn't hear many releases that I was going to really love after the year was over - but that is totally my fault. I didn't give the genre enough attention or really look hard enough. Not this year, though! I'm diving in head first
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
Therkal

Posts: 7

Age: 21
From: The Netherlands
  15.04.2013 at 20:56
Written by JohnDoe on 14.04.2013 at 17:53

Written by Therkal on 04.04.2013 at 10:52

Distorted Harmony - Utopia

Great band from Israel!


http://distortedharm0ny.bandcamp.com/


This was last year.


You're right my friend. But it's an awesome album nontheless!
Therkal

Posts: 7

Age: 21
From: The Netherlands
  22.04.2013 at 15:45
Apple Pie - The Gates of Never

This is really good!


http://applepieband.org/

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