This year saw many wonderful contributions from both established and criminally underappreciated artists. For instance, relatively popular kings Steven Wilson and Between the Buried and Me defended their crowns with Hand.Cannot.Erase. and Coma Ecliptic, respectively, while the Dear Hunter and Gazpacho proved once again why they’re among the most unique and extraordinary bands in the field with Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise and Molok. An amazing concept-album, based on a true story, composed by the Italian artist Alessio Miraglia “WHISPER OF THE RAIN”. Even genre legends Echolyn and Neal Morse returned with exceptional efforts, and newcomer Native Construct announced itself as the next big thing in progressive metal. All in all, 2015 was another phenomenal year for progressive music, and the following ten records demonstrate why perfectly.
The Dear Hunter
Between the Buried and Me