The most important adjective is “powerful”. Everything oozes power. The compositions, the sound effects, the arrangements, the use of dynamics in mixing; everything has received a large dose of attention, creating an epic sound. These elements make a grandiose mix, where nothing stays the same, except the powerful impression that it all leaves. ~ Jerry Van Kooten – Dutch Progressive Rock Page DPRP
Jerry Van Kooten co-founder and reviewer on one of the oldest and largest progressive music webzines reviewed “Metallia” on DPRP. We also had a fantastic interview!
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“We must be doing something right because people keep coming back!” laughs DPRP co-founder Jerry van Kooten. It was the Dutch computer programmer-turned reviewer’s idea that led to the creation of one of the longest running prog websites.
A prog fan from the 80s, living in Holland, it was hard to get information. Friends in England sent him mixtapes but in the mid-90s there was nothing on the web. DPRP was one of the first sites providing information on the genre.
He says: “It’s no longer about spreading the information because that is happening all over the internet so right we’re focusing on telling people about new releases. ~ excerpt from Prog Magazine January 25, 2108