• Patrick Saad’s Top Release of January 2014

  • Major Parkinson – Twilight Cinema

Recommended: Impermanence.

‘Twilight Cinema’ is the 3rd album by this underrated Norwegian band who is creating a buzz in the Prog Rock scene ever since they formed in 2003. With an early strong release in 2014, Major Parkinson surely deserve more recognition in the international Prog community.

For fans of: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock.

  • Yves Nasrallah’s Top Release of January 2014

  • Periphery – Clear

Recommended: Feed The Ground, Extraneous.

Periphery took a new approach with their latest EP “Clear”, with each member writing one song, except for “Overture”, which was written by the whole band. And as expected, each track has its own sound and vibe, inspired by the member’s musical influences. New elements have been added to this release, such as the piano, and the extensive use of electronics.

For fans of: TesseracT, Animals as Leaders.

  • Rami Rouhana’s Top Release of January 2014

  • Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope

Recommended: Black as the Sky, Beyond the Sun.

Transatlantic is one of those supergroups who are exceptionally succesful and creative. They keep releasing amazing albums and push the boundaries of creative prog music. The band groups Neal Morse with Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy  and a fifth touring artist from Pain of Salvation, Daniel Gildenlow.

This album is another story of success with lots of positive reviews, a continuation to the massive last work “Whirlwind”.

For fans of: Flower Kings, Neal Morse and Kaipa.