Album Review: Lucid Fly – Stasis

I always get excited when I find a new album with female-fronted vocals. There isn’t enough of those bands in the world. Luckily, Californian alternative/progressive rock band Lucid Fly has made their way into my life, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Although they are currently finishing up their upcoming full length album…

Album Review: Pope Francis – Wake Up!

I think we all read the headlines earlier this year: “Pope Francis to release prog rock album.” It’s enough to make you double-take, imagining the leader of the Catholic Church improvising solos alongside the likes of Steve Hackett and Steve Howe (#TrendyPope, or perhaps #PopeProg). Now this isn’t as radical as one would think, seeing…

Album Review: Waken Eyes – Exodus

Swedish music label Ulterium Records was kind enough to send me a promotion copy of heavy metal band Waken Eyes’ upcoming album “Exodus” last week. Having heard that both bassist Michael Lepond of Symphony X and drum god Marco Minnemann were two members of this amazing supergroup, I couldn’t listen to this album fast enough.…

Album Review: TesseracT – Polaris

Here we go again. With another major music release date happening this Friday, I’ve been gearing up for a busy weekend of listening and writing. Luckily, one of those upcoming albums was released early, made available to stream around the world this Tuesday. Thanks to progressive metal band TesseracT for making my job a little…

The Aristocrats – Tres Caballeros

In anticipation of my next concert this Friday, I want to share with you all the amazing supergroup The Aristocrats. Consisting of guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson), drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson), and bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani), this jazz-fusion/progressive rock band consists of some of the most well-renowned musicians at their respective instruments. Their…

Genesis – Duke

It’s difficult to mention Hackett’s performance on “Wolflight” without bringing attention to his original band Genesis. One of the most famous and successful progressive rock bands, Genesis has an interesting history, mixed with tension, turmoil, change, and division. I could easily suggest for my readers to pick up a copy of one of Genesis’ more…

Hemina – Nebulae

Searching through Progarchives over my Labor Day weekend, I stumbled across this next band. Earlier that weekend, I decided to learn some heavier music on guitar, which made me interested in finding some new harder songs to listen to. In comes Hemina, a band suggested numerous times on Progarchives. Hemina is a band from Sydney,…

TesseracT – Altered State

This next album features a band that was included in this year’s Sonisphere lineup in the UK. After scrolling through the long list of bands in attendance, I came upon the band TesseracT. Before Sonisphere, I had never heard of them. After some basic research, I found out how renowned the band was in other…

Dream Theater – Awake

This next album comes from a band that has a long track record. Since the mid-80’s, this band has put out some of the most influential progressive metal album in rock music history. The band I’m referring to is Dream Theater. This five-piece from Boston consists of some of the most influential musicians in their…

Pink Floyd – Meddle

The album I will be reviewing today comes from a band that I’m sure everyone has heard of. The band I am talking about is none other than Pink Floyd. Whether you know of the band’s history or not, all you need to know is this foursome has produced some of the most influential albums…