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Borknagar – Fall

“Fall” is another solid addition to Borknagar’s impressive catalogue, as it’s built on a strong foundation of excellent songwriting and musicianship. If you’re a fan of progressive metal with a touch of the extreme, you really can’t go wrong with Borknagar.

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Haugaland Prog & Rock Festival 2023

A relatively unknown festival, but a classic one in the prolific Norwegian Progressive Rock Scene, Haugaland Prog & Rock Festival 2022 – in Haugesund, Norway, with only 6 bands but with the caliber of Meer, Gösta Berlings Saga, Seven Impale among others surprised us and made a mark in our proggy hearts. Read on to discover how this small festival captivated us and left its mark in our progressive rock and metal journey!

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MEER live at Haugaland Prog and Rock Festival 2022

Norwegian pop prog rock darlings Meer took their exquisit music to the stage at Haugaland Prog & Rock Festival 2022 in Haugesund. Despite having to shorten their set, they delivered a magnific headliners show closing this relatively unknown and small but excellent festival.

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Caligonaut – Magnified as Giants

This album, whilst complex in its segments remains overall accessible to the listener as it weaves between classic prog, whilst maintaining a modern feel which together never ages or dates this release. It’s much like meeting a long-lost friend you haven’t seen for years, but they have come of age in the intervening years and are all the better for it.

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Progcast 108: MEER

3/8 of Norwegian Progressive Pop Orchestra MEER called to tell everything you need to know about their second album “Playing House.

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Matterhorn – Outside

Mostly moody and melody-focussed, “Outside” doesn’t try to convince with pomp and effects. Instead, it is slowly carving its way deep into your soul with its carefully arranged compositions. 

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Bismarck – Oneiromancer

“Oneiromancer” is not your average doom/sludge/whatever record and proves it with its diversity in the sound and interesting theme. The only bad thing I can say about it is that it’s only 35 minutes!

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Gazpacho – Fireworker

In the absence of their live performances, this excellent album should keep you satisfied for now. Gazpacho remain vivacious, evocative, and imaginative after all these years and long may that continue.

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