Surreal/Art films, Dream Theater, Prog, Surrealism, Bohemianism, Holland National Football Team, Arsenal, Cricket Australia, Android. "We move in circles, Balanced all the while, On a gleaming razor's edge, A perfect sphere, Colliding with our fate, This story ends where it began".
You knew how it felt to feel invisible
Music calmed your soul, just like a drug
(Dream Theater – A New Beginning)
Here I am, don’t be afraid
I will never let you slip away
Look my way, you must be brave
Find the strength to live for one more day
I will keep from losing Faythe
I will ask for grace, and hope we find a way
Like a candles dying flame
With forgiving eyes
She starts to drift away
(Dream Theater – Losing Faythe)
Ey lads, here I am with my favorite albums of 2016. The most anticipated album for me was Dream Theater’s The Astonishing. I’ll never forget the proggy, astonishing and cinematic experience of listening to this sonic ecstasy.
This is the list of my favorite albums of 2016:
Dream Theater – The Astonishing
Big Big Train – Folklore
iamthemorning – Lighthouse
Opeth – Sorceress
Syd Arthur – Apricity
Marillion – FEAR
The Pineapple Thief – Your Wilderness
Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape
David Bowie – Blackstar
The Dear Hunter – Act V Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
The Anchoress – Confessions of a Romance Novelist
Devin Townsend – Transcendence
Anderson Stolt – The Invention of Knowledge
The Gift – Why The Sea Is Salt
Haken – Affinity
Steven Wilson – 4 ½
Hexvessel – When We Are Death
Frost – Falling Satellites
Tesseract – Errai
Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden
Fire Garden – Far and Near
Gandalf’s Fist – The Clockwork Fable
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
A promise of future
Dreaming in colour
The feeling is so real
Beauty is endless
When we talk about Anathema, the first thing that comes into mind is true musicianship. Anathema consists of true artists who give their heart and blood to their music. That’s the reason there music is so touching that it becomes actually tangible and you can surely feel that strength, tangibility through their music.
I have been a fan of Anathema and Dream Theater for quite some time now. I’m into prog just because of them. They had introduced me to perfect genre of music for which I will always be thankful to them. Now let’s talk about the most anticipated album of 2014 and it’s Anathema’s Distant Satellites. This album is about 57 minutes long and most of the tracks are 5+ minutes long.
Highlight of the album is it’s three part epic: “The Lost Song, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3” which is perfect and my favorite too. Don’t underestimate vocal strength of Vincent Cavanagh & Lee Douglas on this track, they know their work. My other favorite tracks are: “Anathema”, “Distant Satellites”, “Dusk (Dark Is Descending)”, “Ariel”, “Take Shelter”. There’s one instrumental too which is called “Firelight”. And one other song’s name is “You’re Not Alone”. Song writing of every track is deep and touching too. They have really nailed it with the lyrics this time again.
After making perfect albums like “We’re Here Because We’re Here (2010)” and “Weather Systems (2012)”, they have taken perfection to next level which isn’t a surprise because this what we expect from a band of their caliber. Overall this album is totally flawless. It’s a dream come true for prog & good music listener. Anathema’s Distant Satellites is melodic, intense, physical and right from the heart of true artists.
Here’s my pick of best albums from 2013. Yeah I know I’m posting it here late but last year I posted it everywhere and forget to post here. So I guess now is the time to post it here too. These albums belong to genres of Prog, Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Hard rock, Art rock, Jazz fusion, Symphonic metal. This years most anticipated albums are: Yes’s “Heaven & Earth”, Anathema’s “Distant Satellites”, Opeth’s “Pale Communion”. I’m gonna rate them at end of the year. As for now let’s look at Top Ten Albums of 2013: