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Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Yn Ol I Annwn

With “Yn Ol I Annwn”Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard has succeed in creating an album that is partly delicate and partly robust and powerful. The mix of Black Sabbath-like riffing and space-rockish, psychedelic keyboard and effects, is straight out if the handbook of godfathers of the genre, like Hawkwind or Omega, but the band does so with a very heavy, substantial, organic, and modern sound.

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Iamthemorning – The Bell

Iamthemorning managed to impregnate my very soul with every single melody and words. And in the case of their most recent album “The Bell”, the music is able to transform and transport in ways I’ve not felt before from previous albums. 4.5/5 ★ Van

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Oh Hiroshima – Oscillation

Oscillation is post rock as it’s supposed to be: minimal, but with maximum effect, and full of emotion. If you already dig ensembles like Atmospheres, Sleepmakeswaves or Tides From Nebula (to name a few), you should definitely give Oscillation a listen.

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StarSystems – Lift

“Lift” is by far Joseph StarSystems’ most polished record, carefully introducing jazz soundscapes to his musical palette. This album is a journey provided with lots of elements from diverse styles, pushing Joseph Stevenson to explore new territories, in which he executed brilliantly.

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Clément Belio – Patience

Clément Belio’s “Patience” is an eclectic and beautiful album. Complex yet cohesive. It’s not only a record leaving you speechless on the first listening, it’s a grower filled with subtle leitmotifs requiring patience to be found, but making you discover something new every time you give it a listen. 4.5/5★

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Ascend the Hollow – Echoes of Existence

“Echoes of Existence” raises some very interesting and serious moral questions that challenge the listener, as well as exploring issues that today’s society, a lot of times, purposely avoids facing. These questions and issues are wrapped in solid musicianship, which makes for a captivating listen.

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The Odious – Vesica Piscis

After many years The Odious are back with their weird flavor of progressive metal, pulling all the stops with “Vesica Piscis”. This album is an unabashed show of contrasts. Restraint vs. self-indulgence, melody vs. dissonance, aggressive vs. soothing, modern vs. classic, and everything happening at once throughout the whole 50 minutes. A definite must listen and a great comeback from the Portland guys.

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The Resonance Project – The Resonance Project

To conclude, The Resonance Project came out of nowhere with a record reaching a level of creativity I have never seen anywhere. Everything about this record is phenomenal, from the musicianship to the production, and this album definitely stands out as one of the best debut albums of the whole modern progressive scene. 5/5★

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Avandra – Descender

“Descender” puts Puerto Rico on the map of progressive metal, and it adds an exclamation mark. The songwriting is diverse and full of ideas, the musicianship is always spot on. Avandra is definitely a band to keep an eye on in the next years! 4/5★

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Ihlo – Union

“Ihlo’s debut album “Union” is without a doubt a future classic of the genre.” 4,5/5★

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Lost in Kiev – Persona

While the album does have its standout moments, as a whole it misses the mark for me. I always appreciate bands thinking outside the box and trying to build upon their sound to create something fresh, but the great moments are few and far between. However, the great moments are great, and Lost in Kiev’s talent still shines through. It is by no means a bad album with regards to musical craftsmanship.

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Valence – Cognitive Dissidents

Valence manage to make an extremely intriguing piece of instrumental metal. The individual performances are all stellar; the music never gets boring! It’s a very well-crafted and substantial experience, and if you are a fan of bands like Scale the Summit and Between the Buried and Me, Valence will be right up your alley. 4,5/5 ★

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Mother of Millions – Artifacts

“Mother of Millions’ “Artifacts” might not be as immediate as “Sigma” was, but they are precious things of subtle beauty. A heavy contender to end up at least in a lot of top 5 best of end of year lists, if not at the very top.” 4,5/5★

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A.C.T – Rebirth

“Rebirth” marks a glorious return of one of the most original bands Sweden has to offer – five killers, no fillers. If there is anything to criticize at all, it would be that it is too short.

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