Hey! Listen to Gabriele Ragonesi!

If it seems like all I’m listening to lately are varieties of progressive rock, it’s because I mostly am. Spurred by my review of Cheeto’s Magazine and my post about Transatlantic, I’ve been both revisiting old classics and on a hunt for new, great progressive rock to satisfy my hunger.…

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Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous

Progressive rock is one of those genres that you absolutely love growing up, then move through derision and cynicism towards it, before you end up rediscovering what so appealed to you within it when you were growing up. At least, that’s how it was for me: the bright eyed hope…

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Hey! Listen to God Alone!

Irish quintet God Alone may be young enough to have no functional memories of the nineties, but they are already up to their third release – a self-titled EP that you can find linked at the bottom of this article – and have cast their net of influence wide enough…

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Legendry – The Wizard and the Tower Keep

The prospect of revivalism, as we’ve discussed on the site many, many times before, is a double-edged sword. With every attempt to recreate the magic of older bands or scenes that have fallen by the wayside comes the possibility that the alchemy falters; any time eyes are turned firmly backwards,…

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Hey! Listen to Epectase!

This is one of those albums that just makes you go “oh boy” and we really should have written about it earlier. Astres was released on May 24th via I, Voidhanger Records and when I finally got around to listen to it, it blew my mind. At its core, it’s…

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Kaleidobolt – Bitter

Here is one of the indelible facts of music: as time moves on, that which is considered heavy, experimental, ground breaking, or any other choice of adjective which is used to denote the “novel”, will wear thin its welcome. Progressive and psychedelic rock is a fantastic example. There were days…

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Unnatural Ways – The Paranoia Party

Ava Mendoza might not be a household name but, in certain circles, her name carries a lot of weight. This guitar virtuoso (who first worked on the classic guitar) has worked with the likes of John Zorn, flitting around the avant-garde musical scene, collaborating with many musicians, always bringing her…

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