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10 BEST ALBUMS 2019.

The ten best album from the whole world in 2019.

  1. IZZ – Don’t Panic

The band IZZ has in common with good wine that they get better every year!

IZZ is probably a band that goes under the radar for far too many! It’s really sad because it’s a band that often offers an excellent music. Their new album Don`t Panic is their ninth album, and showcases a band with fresh new ideas, fantastic interaction and excellent music understanding. This album is extreme impressive, and the music is filled with changing meters and melodies and non-standard patterns and complex arrangements.

  1. Lag I Run – Vagrants Sleepers

Prog metal could be pretty boring, then it is wonderful that it exists manifique prog metal.

The French band Lag I Run has a myriad of ideas for their music, and the ideas are often very good and without exception well-functioning. Indeed an epic album, with a music at a very high level. A musical melting pot linking paradox and ingenuity, from prog to folk, electro to pop or metal to world music. The music have a great density and require many spins to discover everything that the musicians of Team I Run are doing on the album Vagrants Sleepers. The music and musicians deserves listeners take time to hear the album many times. The reason is that they have obviously put a lot of work and body and soul into the album.

  1. Persephone’s Dream – Anomalous Propagation

Persepone`s Dream is built on friendship between Rowen Poole and Chris Siegle, and it is obvious that this leads to very good and fascinating music.

The American band Persephone Dreams offers eleven reasonably different songs on their new album Anomalous Propagation. The music is done with cleverness, a willingness to experiment and to explore new sound landscapes, and it’s all really well played. Each musicians have their own signature and makes this a sonically special band.

  1. Les Chants Du Hasard – Livre Second SYMF BM

Black metal emerging into new terrain is often worth listening to, and Les Chants Du Hasard is definitely one of those worth listening to.

Les Chants Du Hasard project features black metal without guitars, bass and drums! Only orchestral instruments and the result is an intriguing and original orchestral black metal. The innate elegance of classical music, here displayed in all its beauty, emphasizes the emotional roller coaster and the sense of grandeur in Les Chants Du Hasard`s compositions. 

  1. Thank You Scientist – Terraformer

Thank You Scientist always delivers really good and elaborate music.

The Terraformer album is no exception as it is an album with extremely good music. Thank You Scientist is an eclectic, vibrant and well-hydrated progressive rock band from New Jersey. They are also a bunch of weirdos making music for weirdos! This is very exciting music indeed. Expect the unexpected from Thank You Scientists, and dive deep into the quirky universe of Americans.

  1. Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

The Swedish band Opeth delivers nearly always very good and intriguing music.

This year’s album is no exception, and the Swede band has probably released their very best album ever with In Cauda Venenum. Inspired, with enjoyment and with really well formulated songs. The band is satisfyingly more adventurous than ever before. This album take time to let everything sink in, and that`s often a sign of quality. And yes, this is pure quality. There are also some real magnificent guitar solos from Åkesson.

  1. Issun – Dark Green Glow

 Issun probably not among the most famous and famous bands yet?

It does not prevent Issun from playing very inspired and exciting music.The music from Issun isn`t too technical and bombastic and the focus is on well-crafted music and fascinating song writing, and are mostly poetic and well thought. The album is diverse and contains cinematic elements, dark and scary moments, delicate piano interludes, some real calm moments and some more heavy moments. Even if the musicans are young their music is mature and very well written and very melodic. The lyric is about a child’s night terrors based in a haunted forest.

  1. Green Desert Tree – Progressive Worlds

German Green Desert Tree takes pride in creating something pretty unique and distinctive about which they are alone.

That succeed they with on the album Progressive World. The young Germans use traditional 1970s soundscapes but they blend in modern elements of modern movie soundtracks, classical music and jazz. The result is a pretty tasteful prog with lots of riffs and even heavy riffs. There is clearly a lot of nice musical chemistry between the musians, and that makes the music even better. The music fits the lyrics perfectly, and it really adds value to the album.

  1. Labirinto – Divino Afflante Spiritu

Post metal can be quite dull, but also the opposite!

Labirinto from São Paulo in Brazil plays fantastic and very creative post metal. The band was a desire and experience of friends whom aimed to work out their musical influences through the composition of instrumental music. Inspired by feature movie scores, experimental music bands & sounds and references that go beyond music itself. The album have a fair amount of crunching metal riff, and the music is extreme hard and fascinating intense.

  1. Pale Horse Named Death – When The World Becomes Undone

Beauty often blossoms at the root of darkness!

A Pale Horse Named Death siphon strangely blissful melodies from apocalyptic heavy metal awash in swells of cavernous gothic keys and grunge song craft. Pale Horse Named Death have three potential guitarists and they deliver some insane and very good guitar solos. Also the drumming department is very well done by an excellent and precise drummer named Johnny Kelly. The songs are filled with nice hooks and dirty great chorus and precise drum work and indulging in lengthy song compositions.

2019 was a year with many very good albums coming out. Many of the albums listed below might as well have been in the top ten list. The order of those artists who did not come in the top ten list is totally random.

Contarian – The Worms Never Dies

Hazpiq – Cepheid

Solaris – Nostradamus 2.0 Returnity

Subterfuge – Prometheus

Flaming Row – The Pure Shine

Hellobrus – Saprophytic Divinations

Abronia – The Whole Of Each Eye

Flaming Row – The Pure Shine

3 Crows – It’s A Murder

Nine Skies – Sweethert Grip

Telephat – Mental Mutation

Herd Of Instinct – Incantation

Dreamin Madmen – Ashes Of A Diary

Cult Of Luna – A Dawn To Fear

Bestialord – Black Mass Wedding

Thirteen Of Everything – Our Own Sad Fate

Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light

The Gift – Antenna

Djam Karet – A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof

Avandra – Descender

Khadavra – Hypnagogia

Pervey Perkins – Comedia:Inferno

Brighteye Brison – V

Zim Zum Crash – Synesthetic Dream Palace

Big Big Train – Garnd Tour

EndName – Eva

Cosmograf – Mind Over Depth

Great Wide Nothing – The View From Olympus

Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill – In Amazonia

Baroness – Gold And Grey

Great Wide Nothing – The View From Olympus

11 Paranoias – Asterismal

High Inquisitor Woe – The Taint

Crestfallen Queen – Queens Of Swords

Galaad – Frat3r

Dizzy Mystics – Wanderlost

Poil – Sus  Avant prog

Green Desert Tree – Progressive Worlds

Djam Karet – A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof

Vetrar Dragurinn – Hinterland

Identikit – Mind’s Eye Meteorology

Red Sand – Forsaken

Walls Of Babylon – The Dark Embrace

Devin Townsend – Empath

Consider The Source – You Are Literally A Metaphor

Joost Maglev – Alter Ego

In These Murky Waters – In These Murky Waters

Darwin – Origin Of Species

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Hoia – Scavenger

Sober Truth – Psychosis

Semistereo – Zabriskii

Wheel – Moving Backwards

Colonel Chloroform – Colonel Chloroform

Cheeto`s  Magazine – Amazingous

Celeste – Il Risveglio Del Principe

Jordan Rudness – Wired For Madness

Cabinets Of Curiosity – The Chaos Game

Not Otherwise Specified – Deadweight

Focus – Focus 11

Lost Crowns – Every Night Something Happens

Rainbow Danger Club –  Treehouse Empire

Bremen – Enter Silence

Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska – Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska

Ahl Sina – Troopes Of Pain

Karfagen – Echoes From Within Dragon Island

The Neal Morse Band – The Great Adventure

Rhys Marsh – October After All

Buke And Gase – Scholars

Dreamwalkers Inc. – First Re-Draft

Slug Comparison – When You Were Living Here

Protomythos – Heavy Crowns

RPWL – Tales From Outer Space

Dark Mirror Ov Tradgedy – The Lord Ov Shadows

Kinetic Element – The Face Of Life

Metaphor – The Pearl

Sonic Horizon – World Of Change

Zohamah – Spreading My Ashes

Ananda Mida – Cathodnatius

Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy – The Lord Ov Shadows

Cheeto’s Magazine – Amazingous

Fervent Send – Super Stereo

Stephan Thelen  – Fractal Guitar

Internal Chronicles – Crimson Storm

Drottnar – Monolith

Om Ulf Backstrøm (3733 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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