All posts by Conor Fynes

  • PoiL – Dins O Cuol

    If there was any other band out there today I might compare PoiL to, it would be miRthkon. Like those loveable avant-prog banana afficionados, PoiL virtually defy conventional definitions of...

  • Yes – Heaven & Earth

    For whatever reason, I got the weird idea in my head that a good album cover was a promising indicator of a good album. It...

  • Agora – Agora 2

    Although Agora‘s 2 might imply a predecessor, this was actually their first studio output. Agora‘s first album was Live at Montreux; even if they hadn’t released anything yet, Agora had earned respect...

  • A Different View on Transatlantic’s “Kaleidoscope”

    For quite some time, I was at a loss to understand why there was such a vitriol against progressive rock. Over the years, I’ve had...

  • An Interview with PERHAPS

    I remember a couple of years back in 2012, when a new band called Perhaps was introducing themselves on Prog Archives, looking for people to...

  • Aisles – 4:45am

    Aisles guitarist German Vergara introduced me to his band’s music a few years ago, when I received a pair of their albums in the mail. The Yearning and In...

  • Monarch Trail – Skye

    In my not-so-recent travels to Ontario, I never got a chance to check out any of the province’s parks or natural trails. I imagine they’re...

  • FACTORY OF DREAMS: Some Kind of Melotronical

    Hailing from Portugal, Factory of Dreams offers a spacey, symphonic and (at times) admittedly overwhelming brand of progressive metal. Their album Melotronical has earned itself...

  • CYNIC: Interview with Paul Masvidal

    Of all the bands drawn from the heyday of American death metal, it’s  arguable that none came from leftfield as much as Cynic. To date,...

  • Distant Satellites, Prog Sphere’s Review of New Anathema Album

    I think Anathema are the sort of band you need to see live to really understand the kind of emotional effect they have on people....