The new progressive metal album releases for the week of August 27, 2013 are here and this week we’ve only go a few albums to check out before the onslaught of new albums coming out in September. So, while we all wait to get our grubby hands on the new Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Thought Chamber, Haken and Subsignal albums, how about checking out the melodic metal of Greece’s Until Rain and the prog rock/metal of Italy’s Il Giardino Onirico. This week also sees the release of the progressive power metal from India’s Blood & Iron along with the hardcore sounds of the U.S.’ Burials. Finally, we just became aware of the amazing, fusion inspired instrumental math rock of Spain’s Lar Gravacións. What a great week for new bands while we await the new albums from some of our genre’s leading bands. As usual, we’ve got soundclips/full streaming along with Spotify links if available so you can check out all of the albums for this week and let us know which ones you like best!
(Note to bands and fans: please let us know if any albums are missing from this week’s new release schedule and we’ll gladly include them. No demos please but we will include E.P.’s if they’re available for purchase. If you do decide to purchase any of this week’s albums please do so via the links below as that does help to fund this webzine.)
PROGRESSIVE METAL STYLE / ALBUM DESCRIPTION
|Blood & Iron||Voices of Eternity||India||Progressive Power/Heavy Metal (old school power metal with some progressive elements from this recently reformed Indian band. Definitely for fans of Queensryche and Metallica.)|
|Burials||The Tide||United States||Progressive Hardcore Death Metal (debut album by this dark and intriguing progressive hardcore band. Definitely for fans of Neurosis and Enslaved.)|
|Il Giardino Onirico||Complesso K MMXIII||Italy||Progressive Experimental Rock/Metal (second album by this Italian band that is very much influenced by the 70's Italian prog rock scene as by modern progressive metal. Really exciting to hear a band that combines those styles so effortlessly.)|
|Lar Gravacións||187 Steps To Cross The Universe||Spain||Progressive Instrumental Math Rock (amazing new Spanish instrumental math rock with a strong dose of fusion. This incredible debut is available for FREE from the band's BandCamp site you lucky dogs!)|
|Until Rain||Anthem to Creation||Greece||Progressive Metal (second album by this fantastic melodic metal band that adds Greek folk elements to their very modern sound. Great for fans of Circus Maximus.)||Spotify Link|