Posts Tagged ‘prog rock’
Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: The Second Mechanism is the sophomore release from UK prog act Diagonal. Now, this band is quite a unique fit for Rise Above Records / Metal Blade, as they are as far from hard rock or metal as you can get.
Diagonal are more in line with vintage ’70s prog acts like Soft Machine, National Health, Hatfield & the North, Eloy, or Camel, as their music is dripping in lush keyboard soundscapes, jazzy sax melodies, and adventurous space rock explorations.
Opening cut ‘Voyage/Paralysis’ is like a meeting of Pink Floyd, Eloy, and Soft Machine, while the more aggressive ‘These Yellow Sands’ sees space rock guitars, analog keyboards, and Passport styled sax lines collide for an exciting prog brew.
Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Making their fourth appearance in 5 years at the festival, it looks like Japan’s serial-killer-obsessed seekers of the almighty riff Church of Misery are poised to become the offficial Roadburn house band. All joking aside, Church of Misery were among THE highlights of the previous Roadburn festivals (even the main ...read more