Prog Sphere Hall of Fame: Grand Final


After almost two months and sixty-four names, it’s down to only two to clash in the grand final of the Prog Sphere Hall of Fame. One of the hardest working musicians in prog, Neal Morse is facing one of the genres most loved bands – Porcupine Tree.

Before letting your votes come in, let’s look back and see what was the road to the grand final for both artists. Neal Morse was placed in the classic division and he faced Sky Architect in the first round, Steven Wilson in the second round, and his former band Spock’s Beard in the round of 16. In quarter-finals, Morse was up against Rush, and he faced keyboardist extraordinaire Derek Sherinian in the first semi-final match.

Porcupine Tree on the other side were placed in the crossover division, and their road to the grand final was as follows. In the first round they faced Threshold, what led them to the second round where they were up VS. Swedish progress Pain of Salvation. The round of 16 brought in another challenge, and the band faced Ayreon, what followed with a friendly duel against Opeth in quarter-finals. In the second semi-final match, Porcupine Tree took over UK prog attraction Haken in a real prog roller coaster (never seen before).

Who will be the winner in the very first Prog Sphere Hall of Fame? Cast your votes below until July 25th, 2PM (CET).

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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