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The School of Prog meets The Chasm

Releases of the Week 21/2022 with Morgan Wick & The Chasm
The School of Prog meets The Chasm

Summer’s approaching and there seems to be fewer weekly releases right now, but that doesn’t mean you should let down your guard: the prog scene is as vital and brimming as ever!

Morgan Wick - The Great Stereopticon EP

20 May, 2022 | self-released
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Running The Progspace alongside a very demanding dayjob is not the easiest of tasks, I gotta admit. So it might happen, that a certain talented guitarist and composer will trust you with premiering the meticulously crafted music video to the title track of his solo EP, tell you that he decided to release the whole EP a week earlier than planned originally, and you will adjust the dates in the premiere article right away. But somehow you forget to update your release dates lists. So you suddenly realize, almost a week after the whole EP has been out, that, well, it has been out for almost a whole week. Now luckily, quality music doesn’t grow stale while spending a whole week without being listened to, so it’s not too late at all to dive into “The Great Stereopticon”, the newest solo EP by Mr. “The Prog School” and A Sense of Gravity guitarist Morgan Wick. Dario

The Chasm- The Scars of a Lost Reflective Shadow

27 May, 2022 | Lux Infra Mundis Productions
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This is a very quick review as this album was released spontaneously, so bare with me here. One of the most overlooked legendary death metal bands is back with a new record titled “The Scars of a Lost Reflective Shadow”, and it’s their first to bring back vocals since their 2009 acclaimed release “Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm”. The Chasm are known for their experimentation with different metal subgenre combinations, throwing in many instrumentals, and being super consistent throughout their discography in terms of songwriting quality. On this release in particular, they blend elements of prog death and tech thrash, with subtle hints of melodeath as well. Fast-paced drumming, lots of shredding, and just a fun time to sit and listen to. Some of the stuff on here reminds me of Cryptic Shift, whom are also a promising band if you’ve never heard of them. Overall, maybe not quite up to par with their essential classics, but it’s The Chasm. You know you’re gonna have a blast listening to this! Colin

More releases for 27 May, 2022

  • Katharos XIII - Chthonian Transmissions (May 23, Loud Rage Music)
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  • Mono - My Story, The Buraku Story (OST) (Temporary Residence)
  • Soft Ffog - Soft Ffog (Is it Jazz? Records)
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  • Galaxy - Runaway Men
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  • Clayshaper - Vampiric
  • Besvärjelsen - Atlas (Magnetic Eye Records)
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  • Out of the Beardspace - Like Moths to a Flame
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  • Secret Gardens - everbloom
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  • IATT - Magnum Opus (Black Lion Records)
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  • Black Lung - Dark Waves (Heavy Psych Sounds)
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  • Jupu Group - Umpeen kasvoivat polut (Svart Records)
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  • Storm Ross - The Meridian (Already Dead Tapes & Records)
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  • Black Void - Antithesis (Nuclear Blast)
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  • Fasad - After the End (Hypaethral Records)
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  • Leo Lasseaux - Waves Recoiling
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  • Venus Principle - Stand In Your Light (Prophecy Productions)
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  • True Champions Ride on Speed - Hars
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  • Orochen - Anthroposcenic (Suicide Records)
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  • Wild Wild Wets - Love Always
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  • Doldrum - Disappearance (Katafalque)
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  • bigLOVE - Crusaders of Joy (Church Road Records)
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  • Heaving Earth - Darkness of God (Lavadome Productions)
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  • Shovel - Shovel (Argonauta Records)
  • Just Mustard - Heart Under (Partisan Records)
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  • Decapitated - Cancer Culture (Nuclear Blast)
  • Horehound - Collapse (Blackseed Records)
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  • Sarayasign - Throne of Gold (Sound Pollution)
  • Brutality - Sempiternity (Emanzipation Productions)
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  • Moura - Axexan, espreitan (Spinda Records)
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  • Blue Heron - Ephemeral
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  • Trollfest - Flamingo Overlord (Napalm Records)
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  • Yunalesca - This Heavy Rain EP
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  • Baest - Justitia EP (Century Media Records)
  • The Flower Kings - Back In The World Of Adventures/Retropolis (Re-Release) (Inside Out Music)

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Dario

Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of www.progulus.com from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.

Colin

Colin is a progressive metal drummer who currently plays with Ashbreather and Vicarious Reality. His introduction to prog was through his father with the likes of Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, and Rush back in 2007. As the years went by, he would eventually work on his taste to get into more extreme forms of prog, and now adores bands like Opeth, Persefone, Atheist, BTBAM, Serpent Column, Slugdge, and countless others.

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