Bosch - Bosch Review by Gary Hill Bosch is an odd beast. The music is incredibly free-form and experimental. It’s not really my cup of tea to be honest.
Paul Cusick - Focal Point Review by Gary Hill I like this album a lot. It’s rather moody progressive rock that gets pretty crunchy. It’s very atmospheric.
Eloy - Visionary Review by Gary Hill Eloy is one of those legendary bands from the 1970’s.
Engineers - Three Fact Fader Review by Gary Hill People can talk all they want about modern music versus old sounds. They can also talk about the evils of the big corporate record labels in the day versus the whole do it yourself approach.
Genesis - Genesis Review by Greg Olma Say what you will, Genesis would not have grown to the heights they achieved if Peter Gabriel was fronting them.
Mask - Technopia Review by Gary Hill It’s still early and this is possibly the first 2010 disc I’ve heard – in fact, I’m pretty sure it is (since I often get discs weeks before release it's hard to be positive).
Miriodor - Avanti! Review by Scott Montgomery If you are an avant-leaning prog-head and not previously heard of Miriodor, let me be the first to welcome you back to the surface from whatever rock you have been residing under!
Dale Nickey - Time Takes No Prisoners Review by Gary Hill This EP is intriguing. It’s got an interesting blend of progressive rock and psychedelic flavors, with a few other things thrown into the mix here and there.
NQ3 - Dot.Two Review by Gary Hill The music here is based in a motif that’s very much in keeping with old school prog rock.
Shadow Circus - Whispers and Screams Review by Gary Hill When I reviewed Shadow Circus’ debut I remarked how I wished that lead singer and band founder David Bobick would unlearn all his musical theater techniques.
The Wishing Tree - Ostara Review by Gary Hill Ostara is the new album from The Wishing Tree. The duo is Steve Rothery (of Marillion) and Hannah Stobart.
Yes - Re (Union) Review by Gary Hill When Yes released Union it was a hodgepodge sort of album.
Metal/Prog Metal CD Reviews
Age of Evil - Get Dead EP Review by Gary Hill This EP shows an intriguing sound from an interesting band. The group seems to flirt around with a lot of different sounds including classic metal, nu-metal, hardcore, thrash and even technical metal.
Charetta - Defying the Inevitable Review by Gary Hill The whole concept of a female driven heavy rock band has become a bit of a cliché in recent years. It’s just plain overdone.
Papa Roach - Metamorphosis Review by Gary Hill It would be pretty easy to dismiss Papa Roach just based on the fact that they come from the same sort of school of nu-metal and alternative rock that a lot of really lame acts hail out of.
Phoenix - Phoenix / In Full View Review by Gary Hill So, you say you haven’t heard of Phoenix? Well, I bet you’ve heard the band that these three guys (John Verity, Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford) were in just before Phoenix.
Pocket - Five Single EP’s Review by Gary Hill Pocket is Richard Jankovich and here he’s released a set of several cuts featuring different singers.
Sue Quigley - Perfect Chaos Review by Gary Hill Based in a female singer songwriter rock sound, this is quite a good album. Nothing here is earth-shattering or exceedingly original, but it’s all strong.
Stacie Rose - Shotgun Daisy Review by Gary Hill I like this album. I wouldn’t say I’m completely ecstatic about it, or that it’s the most original think I’ve heard, but it’s quite good.
7dayBinge - 7dayBinge Review by Gary Hill Those who like retro rock – of the stoner, hard edged bluesy variety – will love this album.
Teddy Thompson - Up Front and Down Low Review by Gary Hill Somehow I overlooked this CD when I first got it. I think it’s because I just gave a short listen and heard the seriously old time country music texture and got turned away.
War Tapes - The Continental Divide Review by Gary Hill Fans of ‘80’s music will certainly like this disc. It feels like it could have come from that era – although there are some more modern sounds, too.