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Only a "20 best" list for this quite good year - or well, 'quite good year' for prog at least.

The first four are arranged in preference order, then th sixteen order are in alphabetical order.

Beware: this is a consolidated - but not definitive - version, it might see some changes in the newt few months.

Created by: Darkside Momo | 05.01.2012



1. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
Emotionally intense prog.
2. Kalisia - Cybion
A fantastic concept album, complex and intense. A true gem, nothing less.
3. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
Let's talk "dark and emotional" ;)
4. Sólstafir - Köld
Some exceptional soundscapes in there...
5. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
Dark, beautiful, and quite unhinged at times, too...
6. Cool Cavemen - Multipolar
Funky fusion fun and great musicianship!
7. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
DT at their best since 2002.
8. Ellipsis - The Grace Decapitated
Not as good as 2007's Imperial Tzadik, but bloody great nonetheless.
9. Gorod - Process Of A New Decline
See Obscura, below...
10. Igorrr - Moisissure
Weirdo. Yeaaah.
11. King Fear & The Court Of Wolves - Sounds of Glass, Steel & Stone
Weirdo. Noisy hell yeeaah.
12. Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos
No, it's not their best ever. Who cares? There some great and violent tunes on there!
13. Lazuli - Réponse Incongrue A L'Inéluctable
Beautifully crafted and original prog-rock!
14. Minsk - With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone
A heavy swansong, for sure.
15. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
Let's talk "technical" ;)
16. Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
They haven't been that heavy since... well, a lot!
17. The Devil's Blood - The Time Of No Time Evermore
Unique psychedelic hard rock.
18. Devin Townsend - Addicted
Catchy stuff, fantastic vocals.
19. Trepalium - XIII
Power or Doom? Groovy.
20. While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
Power or Doom? Who cares, as long as it's EPIC (and beautiful)!



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