2011 was another banner year for all things melodic hard rock and heavy metal, progressive rock and metal. However, after reviewing more than 400 albums, and listening to nearly 200 more submissions, it’s hard, sometimes, to recall what truly stood out, what real cream rose to the top.
But being the glutton for punishment that I am, once more I’ll attempt to pick my favorites of 2011. Here’s my top picks, about 15, in three general genres: aor/melodic (sometimes hard) rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock/metal. Again, these are in no particular order. (more…)
Hugo Flores is working on the new installment of the Project Creation series, and also on a brand new (4th) Factory of Dreams album.
Project Creation will focus on the continuation of the previous episode – Dawn on Pyther – with new discoveries including a new planet with a hidden city, an intelligent ocean and much more. Hugo is counting on the great musicians and singers that gave the epic sound of Project Creation, and also new performers to join in! (more…)