Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal Reviews

  • The Tea Club – Grappling

    The Tea Club‘s Quickly Quickly Quickly was probably the finest progressive rock album released in 2012, and I made no effort to hide my enthusiasm for it....

  • Plastic Yellow Band – Above Gravity

    Progressive rock (especially the classic variety) can feel like a stale dish these days. It’s a wonder to see how much that can change when...

  • Follia – Follia!

    Follia! is the third album by a Belgian experimental jazz ensemble Follia, and it is a true masterwork. Achieving a perfect balance of musical traditions...

  • Sound Struggle – Rise

    Sound Struggle come back just one year after their eponym record with a new release shortly entitled “Rise”. And this swinging jazz, groovy prog fellows...

  • Fake Heroes – Clouds

    An Italian ex-nu-metal band that was enticed onto the path of progressive by their new drummer, Mike Santoleri (and thank God for that), Fake Heroes,...

  • Orion Tango – Orion Tango

    Philadelphia’s 1k Recordings label has been regularly releasing experimental music across multiple genres for over 15 years, yet this collaborative release from the label manager...

  • DAAR – One-Way Expedition

    A 90’s band, DAAR had a deeply rooted passion for progressive ever since, but just after their reformation in 2011 they started writing down some...

  • Live Report: BLIND GUARDIAN & GRAVE DIGGER at Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, November 16

    Blind Guardian have been one of my favourite bands for years. So many important life memories have been coloured in some form by their music....

  • Turbulence – Disequilibrium

    It’s one thing to get a quality product from a source you would expect, but another entirely for one to seemingly pop out of nowhere....

  • Nio – Nio

    As much as I disdain the term ‘post metal’ for all it implies, I tend to love a lot of the music the label gets...