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Obsidian Tide live at ProgPower Europe 2023

Obsidian Tide live at ProgPower Europe 2023

The beautiful thing about festivals like ProgPower is the chance to discover new bands. This edition featured many bands I didn't know, so I explored their albums beforehand to see if they would interest me. The organization managed to find some hidden gems, including Obsidian Tide. Streaming their first album, “Pillars Of Creation,” and their upcoming album, “The Grand Crescendo,” I found both amazing, especially the latter.

On Sunday, they were the second band to play. Despite being a trio, their live performance was enhanced with backing tracks, which worried me since the ProgPower audience can be critical about that. However, the band did not disappoint. Even amidst the difficult situation in their home country of Israel, they were energetic and clearly enjoying themselves. Drums, bass, and guitar were the only live instruments, but the vocals added a significant depth. Oz Avneya's clear voice and guitar playing were impressive, closely matching the album sound. Shachar Bieber's growls were balanced and added value to their music, making it more intense. The show was a success, with the audience highly appreciating their performance. / Cees

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Co-Founder of The Progspace. Coming from a musical family, and long time Prog and Metal lover. One of my passions is Photography and Web Design (16+ years career path), sharing this passion and creativity as a bag designer and maker. I like all things Prog, and listen a wide variety of styles within the "Progniverse", but what I enjoy the most are the creativity and "out-of-the-box" approach musicians can offer their listeners. I consider that to be truly Prog!


Co-founder of The Progspace. Enthusiastic concert visitor - especially if there are good photo opportunities. Loves all kind of progressive rock and metal, as long as it is original and not too technical or aggressive. News journalist and passionate nature photographer.

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