Re: My list of recommended releases for 2017 (yes, 2017, not 2018)

Author:The Surfing Alien
Date:2019-02-04 16:19:25
In Reply To:My list of recommended releases for 2017 (yes, 2017, not 2018) by John Frank
5. Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom / modern prog metal
yes, this was a huge jump forward. such Big sound and great songs. much improved singing too.
6. In Search of Sun - Virgin Funk Mother / semi-prog hard rock
I thought I was the only one that knew about this. Brilliant album. I am shocked that didn't have any crossover success with this one. Seems very amenable to mainstream listener. I like how the singer moved from more screamo style to smoother RnB/soul one. Really nice fusion. great intense songs. Makes me think of Jamiroqaui gone metal. Mixed by Periphery guy apparently.
12. Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky / progpower
very nicely done prog metal.
13. Witherfall - Nocturnes And Requiems / American power
I'd say this is more Symphony X prog metal. Very cool.
Sorcerer - The Crowning of the Fire King / doom

I thought this was better than first one. with the incomparable Andy Engberg(finally getting some great songs to sing) this is one of the best power doom albums ever IMO.
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