“A broad incision sits across the evening The victim to our fathers’ lost war The restless children sit and mourn the graves Of those they’ve never seen before…
Can I be buried here among the dead? With room to honor me here in the end You’ll be better off too soon - You’ll be better off when you get home
Man your own jackhammer! Man your battle stations! We’ll have you dead pretty soon Sincerely written from my brother’s blood machine to you Man your battle stations! We’ll have you home pretty soon”
(For those who aren’t familiar, Coheed & Cambria is truly prog rock for sci-fi nerds. And to give you an idea of just how much of a fan I am, I’ve purchased all 7 of their albums and seen them perform 4 times. The last time they came ‘round these parts, they played this album - my personal favorite - in its entirety.)
My latest prog metal obsession, Haken, in Sweden. (Photo was “borrowed” from their facebook page.) I can’t stop listening to their new album. Progressive Nation at Sea cruise is looking more and more tempting. Spot the muppet.
The gentlemen of Pomegranate Tiger. “Entities” is addictive – it’s reminiscent of Animals As Leaders at times, and not just because they’re both instrumental prog metal bands – but they still have their own unique sound. It’s so good!
This is Jolly, my random SoundCloud gem… who, it turns out, is also going to be on the Prog Nation at Sea cruise! Unreal. I’m officially on my way to an obsession with the Audio Guide to Happiness (parts 1 and 2).