Category Archives: Mammal’s Top 25 In-Betweener Albums

Albums that could be metal or prog, or both

Mammal’s Top 25 In-Betweener Albums: #5 – #1


Thus concludeth my selection of albums that couldeth be either prog rock or prog metal, as the mantis said unto the moth before eatething it. Muncheth, muncheth, went the mantis. “Ow! Verily, friggin’ oweth!” wailed the moth.

This is the first time I’ve started a music post with a biology lesson.

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Mammal’s Top 25 In-Betweener Albums: #10 – #6


The story so far: See “The rest of the same story” here and next week. The body parts of classical, jazz, prog and metal fans were stitched together to build a creature, mostly mammalian, that embarked on a quest to show metallic commonality in different musical genres. The creature described its mission differently: “Me play music, it sound like prog and metal and both of, all same time.” Read the rest of this entry

Mammals’s Top 25 In-Betweener Albums, #15-#11


Continuing my selection of albums that bridge the blurred gap between metal and prog. Some of these albums are labelled as metal, some as prog, but all of them could be both. Read the rest of this entry

Mammal’s Top 25 In-Betweener Albums, #20-#16


I call these albums In-Betweeners because to me they are not strictly prog, metal or hard rock, they draw from all of those and other genres. Genre labels continue to become blurred. Hurrah for that! Read the rest of this entry

Mammal’s Top 25 In-Betweener Albums, #25-#21


You’ll know some or maybe all of these bands, depending on whether you like prog metal, hard rock, prog rock or all of them. I’ll include the most frequently listed genre label for each album, but this is music I think of as In Between. To me, it’s crossover music bridging the gap between metal, prog and other genres. I’m deeply gratified that the boundaries between different types of my favourite music are blurred so often. Read the rest of this entry