Specials

  • THE MARS VOLTA Opus Revisited

    There aren’t many bands that have released a work worthy of being called a masterpiece in their careers. There are even fewer bands who release...

  • Amon Düül II – Phallus Dei

    Way back in the early 70s Liberty Records ran a budget subsidiary called Sunset that reissued albums from the mid to late 60s at less...

  • RUSH Special #1: 1974-1980

    This is what Rush is like without any sense of progression. This is not progressive rock. This is Led Zeppelin-influenced blues/classic rock. Neil Peart wasn’t...

  • Muse Opus Revisited

    Muse is a notable band for the fact that while remaining progressive, they have appealed to an entire generation of new music listeners, and introduced...

  • Tori Amos – Abnormally Attracted to Sin

    When thinking of prog and progressive rock music, the name of Tori Amos is certainly not one of the first to come to mind. However,...

  • The Ayreon Special

    All journies begin with a single step… And in the case of Ayreon’s ‘The Final Experiment,’ it was a step that shook the progressive world....

  • Four Anathema Albums

    Although the band Anathema has since gone down a much more atmospheric and melodic route with their music, it’s important to note that the group...

  • Captain Beefheart Opus 1967-1970

    For someone who is considered among the weirdest artists in rock music, Van Vliet’s first album ‘Safe As Milk’ feels rather tame. Indeed it is...

  • Canvas Solaris Revisited

    ‘Penumbra Diffuse’ comes hot on the heels of one of my favourite tech metal albums ever; ‘Sublimation’. Throughout their career, Canvas Solaris have been incredibly...

  • Van Der Graaf Generator – H to He, Who Am the Only One / Pawn Hearts

    The sixties had finally ended, and progressive rock was now finally standing on its own two feet. Although most of the recognition would go to...