I added some groups to my Prog Pantheon lately. I'll admit that it now looks very much like a Hindu Pantheon
Well, "The more one loves music, the more music one loves", and I'll add: The more one wants to honor the great musicians in the World
So here are the latest pantheon groups, with comments:
U2: Altho U2 have long ago ceased to be progressive, their Joshua Tree was a groundbreaking album, and also the surrounding albums "The Unforgettable Fire" and "Rattle and Hum" were, yes, an unforgettable fire
Darkology: Michael Harris and Kelly Sundown Carpenter, their Fated to Burn is formidable, sounds a bit like Outworld I, and again Kelly has written some remarkable lyrics, and he delivers them stunningly. Also Michaels bro Brian Harris on drums, and Mike Neal on bass, excellent musicians.
Zierler: I actually haven't heard their debut album ESC yet - the cd is slow in getting out on the market - but I've read about Finn Zierler's work with it, and seen the members list - Finn Zierler, Kelly Sundown, Bobby Jarzombek, Per Nilsson, Truls Haugen - and that's enough for me to know that it's pantheon. Finn Zierler was the mastermind of Beyond Twilight, also pantheon with me, and Kelly sang on BT's studio album Section X, my fave BT album. So I expect to hear some of that on ESC.
Venom: I regard them as the pioneers of Black Metal, at the time relentless and true artists. Their second album is even called "Black Metal", first time used for an album or band. What I also like about them is that they didn't burn churches and other idiotic stuff, in fact they never had any major tiff with the law - which is actually surprising considering their attitudes at the time.
Ulver: Started with Black Metal, but has become so much more, one of the most wide-ranging and original bands around.
Wolves in the Throne Room: Their latest album, the instrumental Celestite, is absolutely magnificent, you think you're hearing the drama of Creation.
Any comments ?