Set to release their debut album ’The Exigent’ on 16th June, Prog rock blended Only Echoes Remain has released a new single titled ‘Of Stone And Stars‘ for you to get lost in. Check it out below!
When you get called the leading prog rock band for your country, you have a massive weight on your shoulders to produce something profound. Bjørn Riis are planning to do just that with their newest single ‘Forever Comes To An End‘.
You can check out the new track below!
Bringing a mixture of prog metal and post rock, Riviere are still hot off their heels with their debut LP ‘Heal‘ and are looking to cement themselves as a unique and hard hitting band.
Check out their latest music video for ‘Symbol‘ below.
Breaking out the progressive rock and metal, rising stars in Omnisight have released a music video for their track ‘Seven Sisters‘. With their latest EP just being released, they’ve got all the time in the world to show you how much they can smash your minds with awesome!
Check out the music video below!
Right from the first listen, Vancouver prog metallers Omnisight share the classic sound of their metal predecessors such as Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, etc. Opening with Shift The Paradigm, Power Of One is an insanely powerful EP full of riff based melodies, harmonies, and intriguing patterns. The guitar solo in Shift The Paradigm is worthy of the most legendary of guitarists. It is interesting to listen to, musically complex, and immediately afterwards, Omnisight has a slower verse in comparison to the rest of the track.
After the very melodic introduction to Power Of One, Omnisight get heavier with Resistance. More musically complicated than the previous track, Resistance uses different rhythms throughout the track, switching from different time signatures as is typical of prog metal.
Seven Sisters follows along the same vein as Resistance, but having two similar tracks next to each other in the track listing make the listener switch off a little bit. Seven Sisters gradually speeds up throughout sections, and it would be interesting to see how Omnisight pull this off in a live performance. Power Of One is an EP which shows their immense musical talent.
The penultimate track, Fall Of The Empire, is a 7 minute instrumental track which starts off with a broken chord introduction, played on acoustic guitars with effects added to make an eery sound, before the introduction of the electric guitars, bass and drums, which play a completely different riff. By 2 minutes in, the listener hasn’t realised that the time has passed, because of the introduction of different melodies for different sections. This variation in the track keeps the listener interested, and is totally typical of prog metal. Some of the themes are repeated throughout the track, keeping the listener hooked. There is even some clean electric guitar in this track!
The final track, Power Of One is another 7 minute track. However, at around the two minute mark, lyrics come in. Having two long tracks next to each other is probably not a good idea for the listener, the only thing that stops the listener giving up on this track is the changing sections, and the different feel of the track.
Perhaps a reshuffle of the track listing would make this EP shine the way it deserves.
If you enjoy your prog rock/metal with a very prominent melodic edge to it, then look no further than Slyde from Canada! With their upcoming EP ‘Back Again‘ set for release next month, it will definitely give the underground prog metal genre some movement.
You can check out their latest track, which is the title track of the EP, below!
Just coming off the heels of a tour with Alter Bridge, French metal powerhouses in Gojira have announced UK dates for March to bring forth their new album ‘Magma‘ as well as a few classics your way.
You can check out the latest dates announced below as well as a song from the album titled ‘Silvera‘
Bringing that melodic metalcore/prog metal sound from the UK, Memoreve are pushing their latest EP release with a beautiful looking music video for ‘Alleviate‘. You can check out said music video below!
Bringing a very strong and technical prog metal sound from Greece is Tardive Dyskinesia and their oddly hilarious music video for ‘Savior Complex‘. Full of glam wigs, small instruments and a penchant for riffs, the latest music video is a must-watch. Check it out below!
It’s going to be something that everyone will want to remember. Ayreon Universe will be doing a special two dates which will feature some of your favourite members of favourite artists from the prog metal and technical metal world. From Symphony X to Katatonia, from Nightwish to Blind Guardian, it will surely be a great night as well as a feature from Arjen Lucassen himself. You can check out a clip below of what you might expect.