Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Best Mid-Length Prog Epics of the 2000s

These are my top-rated mid-length prog epics (less than 14 minutes in length) from the decade of the 2000s. 
I haven't heard them all but I'm working at it!


PROG PERFECTION:


1. "Wind, Water, & Fire" suite
(13:48) 
by IONA
30/30 = 10.0
from the 2006 album The Circling Hour




2. "Castlerigg" 
(9:28)
by IONA
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Open Sky




3. "I Am The Sun (Part 2)"
(10:40)
by THE FLOWER KINGS
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Space Revolver




4. "Catastrophe"
(9:32)
by KBB
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Lost and Found





5. "Nessa No Kiuku"
(9:42)
by KBB
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2000 album Lost and Found




6. "Incubus"
(9:14)
by THE BOX
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2009 album D'Après le Horla de Maupassant




7. "Kana"
(9:03)
by PROGHMA-C
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2009 album Bar-Do Travels



8. "Excerpt from 6,000,000,000,000 Miles Before the First, or, the Revisitation of the Blue Ghost"
(10:56)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2009 album Part The Second





9. "Laboratories of the Invisible World (Rollerskating the Cosmic Palmistric Postborder)"
(11:50)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
25/25 = 10.0
from the 2009 album Part The Second



10. "Birth Pains of Astral Projection"
(10:35)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2001 album Bath




11. "Envy"
(10:10)
by MAGENTA
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2002 album Seven




12. "Pane of Truth"
(9:02)
by SYLVAN
20/20 = 10.0
from the 2006 album Posthumous Silence




13. "Cicatriz ESP"
(12:30)
by THE MARS VOLTA
25/25 = 10.0
from the 2003 album De-Loused in The Comatorium







NEAR PERFECTION:

14. "Summer Fall"
(9:57) 
by AISLES
(19.5/30) = 9.75
from the 2009 album In Sudden Walks


15. "Five Suns II"
(10:20) 
by GAUPO
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2004 album Five Suns


16. "Powder Monkey"
(9:08) 
by BIG BIG TRAIN
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2004 album Gathering Speed


17. "Fronteira"
(10:20) 
by VIOLETA DE OUTONO
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2007 album Volume 7


18. "Deep Into the Night"
(9:02) 
by HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2007 Time Control


19. "The Boat Builder (Searching )"
(10:33) 
by CLEARLIGHT
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2003 album Kalevala - A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic


20. "Dopo il Vento"
(9:40)
by DELIRIUM
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2009 album Il nome del vento



21. "She"
(9:26) 
by FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
(19.5/20) = 9.75
from the 2005 album Mourning Sun


22. "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré III"
(13:06)
by MAGMA
(29/30) = 9.667
from the 2009 album Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré


23. "Vento madre"
(13:24)
by UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
(29.5/30) = 9.67
from the 2008 album The Magus


24. "Walk It Off"
(11:23)
by MOTH VELLUM
(19.25/20) = 9.625



25. "Mourning Sun"
(10:35) 
by FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
(19.25/20) = 9.625
from the 2005 album Mourning Sun


26. "Ex-Slave"
(12:47) 
by THORK
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2007 album Nula Jedan


27. "The Bright Ambassadors of Morning"
(11:57)
by PURE REASON REVOLUTION
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2006 album The Dark Third

28. "The Sound of the Apocalypse"
(13:04) 
by BLACK BONZO
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2007 album The Sound of The Apocalypse


29. "European Lover / Random Avenger"
(12:32)
by MAGYAR POSSE
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2006 album Random Avenger


30. "Depicting Colours of Emotion"
(10:18)
by QUIDAM
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Alone Together



31. "Miranda That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore"
(13:09)
by THE MARS VOLTA
(24/25) = 9.6
from the 2005 album Frances The Mute




Other Mid-Length Prog Epic Masterpieces:

32. "Tiny Tears"
(9:13) 
by DEVIN TOWNSEND
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2001 album Terria


29. "Salt Water Falling on Uneven Ground"
(12:38) 
by BIG BIG TRAIN
(23.75/25) = 9.5
from the 2008 album The Difference Machine


30. "La Lumière"
(9:10) 
by THORK
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Nula Jedan


31. "Wald"
(10:14) 
by ELECTRIC ORANGE
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2007 album Morbus


32. "Reflection"
(11:08) 
by TOOL
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2001 album Lateralus



33. "Bizarre Flowers/A Violent Mist"
(9:35)
by MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2001 album Leaving Your Body Map


34. "Divine Design"
(9:26) 
by KBB
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2000 album Lost and Found


35. "Way Is Open"
(11:43)
by CAFEINE
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2004 album Kalevala - A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic


36. "Milanó"
(10:27) 
by SIGUR  RÓS
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2005 album Takk...


37. "Woven Cord"
(9:29) 
by IONA
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2000 album Open Sky


38. "Serenity in a Nutshell"
(13:12)
by CIRRUS BAY
(28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 2009 album A Step Into Elsewhere


39. "The Maiden"
(9:31)
by AISLES
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2009 album In Sudden Walks


40. "Chikai Bardo - Dissolution"
(11:38)
by OÖPHOI
(19/20) = 9.5
from the 2002 album Bardo


41. "Greed"
(13:56)
by MAGENTA
(28.5/30) = 9.5
from the 2004 album Seven


42. "Crashmind"
(10:52)
by FROM.UZ (19/20) = 9.5
from the 2008 album Overlook



43. "The Czar"
(10:55)
by MASTODON
(18.875/20) = 9.4375
from the 2009 album Crack the Skye

44. "The Last Baron"
(13:03)
by MASTODON
(23.25/25) = 9.40
from the 2009 album Crack the Skye


45. "Sloth"
(10:08)
by MAGENTA
(18.75/20) = 9.375
from the 2004 album Seven


46. "Salto nel Buio"
(13:45)
by PANDORA
(28/30) = 9.33
from the 2008 album Dramma di un Poeta Ubriaco


47. "A Different Man - Part II"
(13:07)
by KNIGHT AREA
(23.25/25) = 9.30
from the 2007 album Under a New Sign



48. "Hybrisma"
(9:32)
by DATURAH
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Reverie


49. "Voivode Dracula"
(9:15)
by KARDA ESTRA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2004 album Voivode Dracula


50. "Pandora"
(11:43)
by PANDORA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Dramma di un Poeta Ubriaco



51. "Symptoms Alone"
(9:54)
by FLOORIAN
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2002 album What the Buzzing


52. "The Drapery Falls"
(10:52) 
by OPETH
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2001 album Blackwater Park


53. "The Peter Criss Jazz"
(10:36) 
by DON CABALLERO
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2000 album American Don



54. "Upside Down"
(9:41)
by GAZPACHO
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2007 album Night


55. "Untitled #8 (Popplagið)"
(11:45)
by SIGUR RÓS
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2002 album ( )


56. "Sparks that Flash and Fall..." 
(10:24)
by KARDA ESTRA
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2001 album Eve


57. "Bring Out the Sun (So Alive)"
(10:45) 
by VON HERTZEN BROTHERS
(18.75/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Love Remains the Same


58. "Semi-Permiable Menbrane"
(10:54)
by DIAGONAL 
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2008 album Diagonal


59. "Quando la morte mi colse nel sonno"
(9:23)
by YUGEN
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2006 album Labirinto d'acqua 



60. "Gassttrumm"
(9:24)
by KOENJI HYAKKEI
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2001 album Nivraym


61. "Beyond the Pale"
(9:56)
by PAIN OF SALVATION
(18.5/20) = 9.25
from the 2002 album Remedy Lane




Other GREAT Prog Epics (9.00 to 9.24):
"Note from the Past" (12:09)
by HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM (23/25) = 9.2
from the 2007 album Time Control

"The Poet & The Pendulum" (13:54)
by NIGHTWISH (27.5/30) = 9.167
from the 2007 album Dark Passion Play

"Crime Story" (9:02)
by MY EDUCATION (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2004 album 5 Popes

"The Perfect Element" (10:10)
by PAIN OF SALVATION (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2000 album The Perfect Element - Part 1

"Walk It Off" (11:25)
by MOTH VELLUM (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2008 album Moth Vellum

"Leggi E Ascolta" (11:09)
by IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2009 album Cap. 7 - Tra Le Antiche Mura

"Heroes" (9:27)
by THE WATCH (18.25/20) = 9.125
from the 2001 album Ghost

"The Hawthorne Passage" (11:19)
by AGALLOCH (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2002 album The Mantle 

"Vela" (9:29)
by KARDA ESTRA (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2003 album Constellations

"Are You There?" (10:25)
by MONO (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2006 album You Are There

"Realm of Dreams" (9:44)
by TO-MERA (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2006 album Transcendental

"Pick Up If You're There" (13:42)
by BIG BIG TRAIN (27/30) = 9.0
from the 200 album The Difference Machine

"Thank You Evil" (9:17)
by PHIDEAUX (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2007 album Doomsday Afternoon

"O redek" (10:04)
by SEVEN REIZH (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2001 album Strinkadenn' Ys

"Fading" (11:58)
by ARCANE (/25) = 
from the 2009 album Chronicles of the Waking Dream

"Sequence I: The Weight" (10:14)
by SEIGES EVEN (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2005 album The Art of Navigating by the Stars

"Del mio abisso e del vuoto" (9:41)
by LA MASCHERA DI CERA (18/20) = 9.0
from the 2002 album La Maschera di Cera

"Sequence III: Unbreakable" (9:00)
by SEIGES EVEN (18/20) =9.0
from the 2005 album The Art of Navigating by the Stars 

"Break the Silence" (9:29) 
by SEVENTH WONDER (18/20) = 9.0 
from the 2008 album Mercy Falls

"In Taberna" (13:10)
by WOBBLER (22.5/25) = 9.0
from the 2009 album Afterglow


Wonderful Prog Songs Just Shy of 9 minutes in Length:

"Girl With A Watering Can" (8:45) - MAUDLIN OF THE WELL (20/20) = 10.0





“Someone Starts to Fade Away" (8:55) - NOSOUND (20/20) = 10.0



"Shimmering Lights" (8:54) - THE D PROJECT (20/20) = 10.0



"Garden" (8:18) - WILLOWGLASS (20/20) = 10.0



"Reaching for John Dowland" (8:46) - BIG BIG TRAIN (20/20) = 10.0



"Time Control, or Controlled by Time" (8:29) - HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzLDQs3gWxk

"Tout ce que j'ai rêvé" (8:46) - JELLY FICHE (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTdsnWczM-E

"Andraiad" (8:28) - KARDA ESTRA (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TikiOs6qK-Q

"Child of the Thundercloud" (8:49) - DIAGONAL (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5nZ5xNFfo

"First Rebreather" (8:32) - BIG BIG TRAIN (19/20) = 9.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzUBoQx0L3M

"Time Travel" (8:37) - HIROMI'S SONICBLOOM (18.5/20) = 9.25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro1kbtebeLA

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