Nick D' Virgilio - Karma Review by Gary Hill Nick D' Virgilio, the drummer best known for his work with Spock's Beard, but he also served as the drummer on part of Genesis' single post Phil Collins disc.
D'arcana - D'Arcana Review by Gary Hill There are those amongst us who will tell you that a song isn't progressive rock unless it's (insert number) minutes long. Well, to all you, I challenge you to listen to this CD. More
Dangerous Odds - The Best of Dangerous Odds, Vol. 2 Review by Vivian Lee Dangerous Odds are Al Jewer (flute, woodwind synthesizer, sax, bass), Art Durkee (Chapman stick), Tom Hamer (drums), Diedre Buckley (viola), Ron Ellis (poet), Larry Giles (poetry, voice). Guests include Biff Blumfumgangne, and Ross Nielsen with Heather Figi, Kristina Hord, Blain Kennedy, Rick Murphy listed as special guests.
Dark Suns - Grave Human Genuine Review by Gary Hill Those who want to avoid metal in their prog will probably treat this one like the plague. They’ll be missing out of course. More
Dave Corp - The Sweet Life Review by Gary Hill This CD is a cool one. It combines jazz and prog rock stylings into a blend that’s not entirely new, but yet not really like anything else out there. More
Alan Davey - Human on the Outside Review by Gary Hill Alan Davey’s latest solo disc shows a lot of Hawkwind-like sounds. That’s natural as Davey played bass, provided keys and some vocals along with writing a lot of the music for Hawkwind for a good many years.
Alan Davey - Four Track Mind Volume 1 Review by Gary Hill These recordings from former Hawkwind bassist, singer, keyboardist and songwriter are all essentially home recordings done on a 4-track recorder. They are items he’s had sitting around for a long time and has chosen to put together on a series of discs and release.
Alan Davey - Captured Rotation Review by Gary Hill This solo album from former Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey has been out of print for a while. It’s been known to fetch some outrageous amounts of cash on internet auction sites
Alan Davey - Four-Track Mind Volume 2 Review by Gary Hill A new disc of tracks that Alan Davey (best known for his work in Hawkwind) produced on a four track in his home. These were really not intended for release as they are, but the thing is, there’s no reason they couldn’t have been.
Alan Davey - Bedouin Review by Bruce Stringer For those unaware, Bedouin is Alan Davey's outlet for material that is otherwise unsuited to Hawkwind, yet - ironically, is very Hawkwind-like. The songs are very bass driven and tend toward the Middle-Eastern influence that Hawkwind were known for with songs like Assassins of Allah (re-invented when Alan joined Hawkwind in the mid-80's). More
Elton Dean Mark Hewins - Bar Torque Review by Josh Turner The album is a live rendition with an excellent production and two talented musicians. Much in the vein of John Coltrane jazz by way of Elton's sax along with a flair of Canterbury.
This Providence, Rhode Island based band is made up of Casey Crescenzo (vocals, piano, guitar, arrangements, and direction), Nick Crescenzo (drums, percussion, and vocals) and Maxwell Tousseau (guitar and vocals).
December People - Sounds Like Christmas Review by Gary Hill To get you in the spirit of the holiday, The December People have released a fresh collection of progressive rock takes on Christmas music. Feeling out of sorts for not knowing who the December People are? More
To make it back after seven years culminating into eight for a studio album at this stage in the Deep Purple legacy was a big risk, but one I find to be smaller than the last time the name went eight years in existence without an album, which was 1976 to 1984.
Rod DeGeorge - Cosmic Playground Review by Grant Hill Rod DeGeorge is probably a new name for most MSJ readers. But, if you love to hear guitar in the tradition of Steve Vai or Joe Satriani, to cite a couple of artists in his style of playing, I think you may want to check out Rod's new release, Cosmic Playground, available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/roddegeorge .
Degree Absolute - Degree Absolute Review by Greg Olma I am amazed by the sheer number of great bands that still come out with quality CDs. Sure, there is a lot of trash coming out, but mixed in there is a lot of quality music. More
Delivery - Fools Meeting Review by Gary Hill Featuring members of such bands as Camel, Gong and Soft Machine in musical performances that predate those bands, this disc shows the talent of a very early progressive rock band. Delivery was rooted as heavily in the hippie psychedelia as they were in what was to become prog, but they certainly showed plenty of prog muscle.
Deluge Grander - August in the Urals Review by Bill Knispel August in the Urals is the debut release from Deluge Grander, a new progressive rock band from Baltimore, Maryland. The group formed from the ashes of Cerebus Effect as an avenue for Dan Britton and Patrick Gaffney to develop and record new material that Britton had been composing. More
Joe Deninzon - Adventures in the Stratospheerius Review by Gary Hill Released under the name of Joe Deninzon, this album is by the same group who also record under the band name Stratospheerius. That group is composed of Deninzon, Scott Chasolen, Grisha Alexiev, Rufus Philpot, DJ Big Wiz, and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Attention Deficit, Testament). More
Joe Deninzon - Live Wires Review by Gary Hill Violinist Deninzon and his band create a unique form of fusion laden progressive rock. As with most jazz oriented music, one can truly only really experience it when it is performed live, and as this disc shows, the band are really hot in that venue. More
DFA - Work In Progress Live Review by Steve Alspach One of the criticisms of fusion jazz was that it was little more than a forum for players to show off their ability to play 256th notes as fast as possible.
The Divine Baze Orchestra - Once We Were Born... Review by Gary Hill Quantum physicists should pay a lot of attention to Sweden. It seems that the European nation is in the midst of a time warp that has it set firmly in the 1970’s rather than the 21st century like the rest of us.
Divinity Destroyed - Eden In Ashes Review by Gary Hill These guys are one of the few bands out there truly capable of bridging the gap between prog metal and prog. I would definitely put them into the neo-prog category, although there is plenty of reason to consider them metal, too. More
Dixie Dregs - What If Review by Steve Alspach What If was the second album by the Dixie Dregs, released in 1978. The band left Capricorn after one album and signed to Polydor (which may have been a good move - those who had never heard the band would not be blamed if they thought that this band from Miami, signed to Capricorn, would be another southern-fried boogie band).
Djam Karet - Recollection Harvest Review by Gary Hill Djam Karet have worked hard to create their own unique brand of guitar dominated instrumental prog. They have been at it for twenty years now, and with their latest, Recollection Harvest, they are working to challenge themselves, their listeners and all preconceived notions about the band's sound. More
Djam Karet - Live at NEARfest 2001 Review by Gary Hill Djam Karet's particular form of progressive rock is very guitar dominated, and is really about instrumentals that showcase atmospheric themes, soaring guitar patterns and intricate song structures. More
Djam Karet - Ascension Review by Gary Hill Djam Karet really is an intriguing band. The group have a way of producing material that is entertaining and catchy, while still spacey and even weird a lot of the time. More
Djam Karet - A Night For Baku Review by Gary Hill This is arguably the strongest album Djam Karet has ever done, and they are a band with a history of producing strong discs! The group doesn't wander far from its tried and true method of creating instrumental guitar dominated prog that is both atmospheric and dynamic. More
Djam Karet - Reflections From The Firepool Review by Gary Hill Another Djam Karet CD being reissued on the Cuneiform label, this one is a great album, still firmly in the band's trademark style. Honestly, when you pick up a new album by this group, you pretty much know what you are getting. In this case, that is not a bad thing.
Djam Karet - New Dark Age Review by Gary Hill The newest release from Djam Karet, this one continues their tradition of rather unusual guitar driven progressive rock instrumentals. It features some jams that are quite entertaining and interesting and would be a good introduction to band for first time listeners while still pleasing their longtime fans. More
Djam Karet - Live at Orion Review by Gary Hill Combining elements of King Crimson, Rush, Zappa, Steve Vai and others as diverse as the Allman Brothers, this album is a very strong guitar dominated instrumental prog work. The disc does not come across as blind noodling, as some of this genre does. More
Djam Karet - Burning the Hard City Review by Gary Hill Fans of guitar dominated instrumental prog rejoice. Burning the Hard City by Djam Karet has been reissued. This band pulls off progressive rock changes and metallic power all the while blending it with very listenable grooves.
Djam Karet - Suspension and Displacement Review by Gary Hill Pink Floyd is a big influence on this album, as are King Crimson and Hawkwind. The album was recorded at the same time as Burning the Hard City, but is much more sedate than that album.
Djam Karet - The Ritual Continues Review by Gary Hill This album is an early release by Djam Karet, but still shows plenty of signs of the band that they are today. This group is one of the few who can create entire albums of instrumental music that are satisfying and feel complete. More
Sifu Stephen Doe - Playing With Time Review by Gary Hill Fans of guitar oriented instrumental rock with visions of fusion and prog should really enjoy this independent release. Doe has a guitar skill and sound that puts him alongside the greats in the field.
Although very little has been heard of them in their native country, Dolly Rocker Movement have obviously got the right stuff with Danish label Bad Afro Records picking them up for their 3rd outing, Our Days Mind The Tyme.
Dominici - 03 A Trilogy Part 3 Review by G. W. Hill Charlie Dominici is probably best known for his work in Dream Theater on their debut CD. While I’ve always like James LaBrie, for me, Dominici is the “real” Dream Theater vocalist and LaBrie the replacement. More
Troy Donockley and Dave Bainbridge - from silence Review by Gary Hill This CD from Donockley (best known for his work with Clannad) and Bainbridge (Iona) is an intriguing and unusual one for several reasons. First, all the material is improvised and recorded in one take with no overdubs. More
Dr. Hasbeen - Signs Review by Gary Hill I have to admit, I’ve always wanted to be in Hawkwind – seriously. If I could play in any band out there, it would be Hawkwind. More
Dragon Tears - Turn On Tune In F*** Off!! Review by Bruce Stringer With Bad Afro Records continuing to release some of Europe’s coolest modern-retro psychedelia, it comes as no surprise that Dragon Tears further pushes the boundaries with a new take on the Peace and Love banter. More
Dreadnaught - American Standard Review by Gary Hill So, you think that everything that can be done has been done in progressive rock? Well, prepare to drop that thought. Dreadnaught is here to prove that there is something new going on, and they prove it with style. More
Dream Aria - In The Wake Review by Gary Hill I'm always impressed with music that pushes aside barriers and combines styles of music that are not normally heard together. Well, this album certainly does both of those things More
Dream Aria - Transcend Review by G. W. Hill When I reviewed this group’s last disc I was impressed. It was a strong album. The thing is, this new one blows that one completely out of the water. More
Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos Review by Bill Knispel Dream Theater really needs no introduction. As perhaps the foremost and best-known proponent of progressive metal, they have forged a more than 20-year career. More
Dream Theater - The Dark Side of the Moon Review by Bill Knispel As a way of providing something different and special to their fans, Dream Theater began a series of cover shows in 2002. Whenever the band were scheduled to perform two nights in the same venue/city, they would dedicate part of their second show to a performance of a classic album, covered in its entirety. More
Dream Theater - Master Of Puppets Review by Greg Olma From the beginning, Dream Theater always gave the fans something special. When they go out on tour, if they have a 2 night stay at any venue, the second night becomes “cover” night. More
Dream Theater - The Number Of The Beast Review by Greg Olma Dream Theater has never been a band that does things without giving 110% effort and value. To beat the bootleggers, Dream Theater has created its own label to release live shows along with studio demos and assorted material otherwise unavailable to the public. More
Dream Theater - Train of Thought Review by Josh Turner When I heard Dream Theater was releasing another album, this immediately piqued my interest. Dream Theater had been my gateway into the Progressive Metal genre. More
Dream Theater - Images And Words Review by Gary Hill Images and Words marked the debut of lead singer James LaBrie to the DT fold and his performance here showed him to be a powerhouse of talent. This disc is arguably the most metallic in the DT catalog, certainly fueling the prog versus metal debate in progressive rock circles. More
Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity Review by Gary Hill There are those who feel that Dream Theater is not a progressive rock band. However, this album contains many factors indigenous to progressive rock. More
Dream Theater - Once In A Livetime Review by Sean Faust For the past 9 years, progressive virtuosos Dream Theater (currently Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, John Myung, James LaBrie and Derek Sherinian) have been blessing the music world with their highly textured (and sometimes ethereal) music and thought-provoking lyrics.
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory Review by Vivian Lee Since 1985, the five-man outfit named Dream Theater has offered progressive rock fans thoughtful and emotional music that makes them marvel and ask, how do they do that? DT's brand of prog vividly shows eclectic, hard-to-place influences, which include jazz, neo-classical, and ethnic music forms. More
Dream Theater - Made in Japan Review by Rick Damigella There are only a handful of bands with the boldness, chutzpah and talent to record and release a series of official live bootlegs where they cover another well known band’s album.
Dream Theater continues to release great CDs through their Ytsejam Records label.They have released live discs and demos but this one is kind of odd as it is a compilation of songs from different sources.