The album, Synemotion is in the April list for new releases on Prog Metal Zone, “Prog Metal New Releases: April 29, 2015” – a great resource for progressive metal news, cd and concert reviews and a general discussion of all things related to prog metal!
Prog Metal Zone writes:
Progressive Metal (OH. is the moniker for Greek born guitarist/composer Olivia Hadjiioannou who favors impassioned shredding and hard-driving songs along with some really powerful progressive vocal numbers. She’s quite a talent and, at least on the video for Run Away, does not have a problem featuring her extremely fit physique!)
Prog Metal Zone is primarily maintained by Jeff Stevens, an avid collector of all kinds of music, but mostly focusing on progressive rock, jazz, fusion and of course prog metal! He is always searching for and taking recommendations for great progressive metal groups and cd’s but found that the information he sought was in a ton of different places. After many years of sitting on the fence, he finally decided to do something about it and create The Prog Metal Zone, your resource for all things prog metal related.
Also learned something in the FAQ:
What’s the difference between Progressive Metal and progressive metal?
Good question! progressive metal (lower case) is heavy metal that “progressed” beyond the often fomulaic and somewhat juvenile forms of metal that took root in the 80’s, often epitomized by hair metal. Bands like Watchtower, Atheist, Fates Warning and Queensryche wanted to challenge the conventions of the day and create music that went beyond the norm and incorporate a more sophisticated and complex form of heavy metal than what was going on at the time. Basically the music “progressed” as great art often needs to do to stay relevant.
Dream Theater also started in the late 80’s and, after their classic album, Images and Words, Progressive Metal (Upper Case) became a recognized style in addition to a way of creating music. This style is often derided for being “nothing more than a bunch of Dream Theater clones”. We at Prog Metal Zone heartily disagree with this assessment and ask only that you keep an open mind and check out a wide variety of music. Let’s try to remember what Frank Zappa always told us “If it sounds GOOD to you, it’s bitchin’; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it’s shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don’t like”
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