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Hemina – Night Echoes

“Night Echoes” invites you to watch the world through the main character’s eyes and ride the ebbs and flows of his emotions as he deals with a harrowing loss, guided by the ever onward chugging progressive metal train that is Hemina.

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Black Crown Initiate – Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape

“Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape” is the best thing they have released to date. It is hard to imagine them making anything much better, because this album is superb, but who knows. They have packed so much stuff into these nine tracks, I hear something new each time I play this album.

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Bastian Per – Epic Journey

They play into many of the musical elements that prog has seen before, making consistent use of the Dream Theater DNA, but the way they put them together allows them to stand on their own.

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Mobius – Kala

“Kala” is a fantastic sophomore full-length offering from Mobius. It’s filled with surprising twists and turns, innovative songwriting and a refreshing take on progressive metal and djent. There is a sense of time moving forward, towards the future with this album, and personally, it is a future I’m looking very much forward to”.

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Haken – Virus

Haken have set the tone for the future of progressive music with their newest album “Virus”, combining just about every sound they’ve ever explored into an artistic masterpiece.

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Sleepmakeswaves – These Are Not Your Dreams

“These Are Not Your Dreams” consists of three parts that each introduces new things to the sound of Sleepmakeswaves. It sounds like a statement that says “we will never stop evolving”, and that is a beautiful thing.

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Myth of I – Myth of I

There are occasions of diversity, where Myth of I use atmosphere and melody to explore memorable, playful passages, but they are rare and often short-lived, only furthering the listener’s desire for more.

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Oceanica – OneDark

Oceanica is worth paying attention to, as there’s brilliance and innovation happening on the album that I don’t often feel I hear in modern, more formulaic, progressive music. If you are the kind of listener who enjoys challenging music and love to be surprised by twists and turns, I highly recommend you to check out “OneDark”.

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Vulkan – Technatura

“Technatura” is full of musical class, sparking with ideas and despite being easily accessible, it is complex enough to keep the progressive rock audience entertained also at the 20th spin.

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Kyros – Celexa Dreams

Kyros has with “Celexa Dreams” managed to do something quite unheard of. They have created an album of music that would not have been out of place in the era they draw inspiration from, but yet manage to fit their compositions into a modern, contemporary framework.

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Mantric – False Negative

When Mantric are at their best, they are a powerhouse, combining progressive, electronic and extreme music into a dynamic and brilliant display of prog-metal.

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The Night Watch – An Embarrassment of Riches

“Being a concept album about someone shipwrecked in a lonely and inhospitable place, I could easily see “An Embarrassment of Riches” being part of the soundtrack to a film, or maybe even better, accompanying one of those old black and white silent movies. The music tells its story so beautifully without the need for words or explanation. As a listener you are taken on a ride that vividly paints the isolation and turmoil that this marooned individual goes through both in mind and body”.

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Illumishade – ECLYPTIC: Wake of Shadows

Illumishade’s debut album “ECLYPTIC: Wake of Shadows”, side project of Eluveitie’s Fabienne Erni and Jonas Wolf, is a superbly balanced genre-bending record ranging from progressive djent to symphonic metal and melodic rock.

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