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Archive for August 2012

Änglagård: Viljans Öga

August 22, 2012

  The legendary, cult favorite, Swedish prog band Änglagård had gone into hibernation after two incredible albums. Most of us thought never to return. Even the two albums, “Hybris” and “Epilog” were out of print. The rarity of the recordings only added to the band’s mystique. In 2002 they decided to test the waters and […]

Gösta Berlings Saga: Glue Works

August 7, 2012

  I was beginning to suspect that progressive rock was getting a bit stagnant. That was until Gösta Berlings Saga blew everyone away at NEARfest. I found their previous album “Detta Har Hänt” impressive but it was the songs from “Glue Works” that had me leaning forward in amazement with my mouth hanging open. After […]

Izz: Crush of Night

August 1, 2012

Izz has been one of my favorites for a while now and has been on a steady upward trajectory with each release. Their quality and stability is also making them one of the bands I would consider as part of the new foundation of prog. So of course I bought “Crush of Night” without first […]