Artists (I)

I Am The Manic Whale

– Gathering The Waters (2017) NOT RATED


I and Thou

– Speak (2012) 4.00 stars


I, Napoleon

– I, Napoleon (1991) 3.00 stars


Iain Jennings

– The House (2017) NOT RATED


Ian Anderson

– Divinities: Twelve Dances With God (1995) 3.00 stars
Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock? (2012) 4.5 stars
– Homo erraticus (2014) NOT RATED


Ian Gillan

– Naked Thunder (1990) 4.00 stars
– Cherkazoo and Other Stories… (1992) 4.00 stars
– One Eye to Morocco (2009) 3.00 stars


Ian Gillan Band

– Child in Time (1976) 3.00 stars
– Clear Air Turbulence (1977) 4.00 stars
Scarabus (1977) 4.50 stars
– Live at the Budokan Volumes I & II (1983) 4.5 stars


Ian Hunter

– Ian Hunter (1975) 4.00 stars
– All American Alien Boy (1976) 3.00 stars
Overnight Angels (1977) 4.00 stars
– You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic (1979) 4.00 stars
– Live! Welcome to the Club (1980) 4.00 stars
– Short Back n’ Sides (1981) 1.00 stars
– Dirty Laundry (1995) 3.50 stars
– Rant (2001) 3.50 stars


Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson

– Y U I Orta (1990) 3.50 stars


Ian Lloyd

– Goose Bumps (1979) 3.00 stars


Ibio

– Cuevas De Altamira (1978) NOT RATED


Ibis

– Sun Supreme (1974) 3.50 stars
Ibis (1975) 3.50 stars


Ice Age

The Great Divide (1999) 4.50 stars
– Liberation (2001) 4.50 stars


Ice Blue

– Ice Blue (2002) 3.50 stars


Icewind

– Again Came the Storm (2010) 3.50 stars


Icon

– Icon (1984) 3.50 stars
Night of the Crime (1985) 4.50 stars
– Right Between the Eyes (1989) 3.50 stars


Icycore

– Evol (2009) 4.00 stars


The Id

– A Deserter’s Tale (2016) NOT RATED


The Ides of March

– Vehicle (1970) 3.50 stars


If

– If (1970) 3.50 stars
– If 2 (1970) 3.50 stars
– If 3 (1971) 3.50 stars
– Waterfall (1972) 3.50 stars
– If 4 (1972) 3.50 stars
– Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces (1974) 3.50 stars


Ignatius

– Lights From the Deep (2011) 4.00 stars


Ikarus

– Ikarus (1971) 4.00 stars


Ilium

– Ageless Decay (2009) 3.50 stars
– Genetic Memory (2011) 3.50 stars


Illusion

– Out of the Mist (1977) 3.50 stars
– Illusion (1978) 3.50 stars

Basically, this is the original band Renaissance with a new name. The singer, Jane Relf, as well as the drummer Jim McCarty, keyboardist John Hawken, and bassist Louis Cennamo, made up the bulk of the original Renaissance lineup. Then, once Renaissance “revamped” with a whole new lineup, Illusion was formed and, generally, continued on the same “genre path” for several albums before eventually calling it a day.

So for fans of the original Renaissance, Illusion will be a welcome treat. In my eyes, Illusion were not nearly as good or as innovative as the revamped version of Renaissance (featuring Annie Haslam), and the band didn’t release even close to the same high quality material as the former band created in the subsequent years, it nevertheless released some decent albums in a similar style.


Illusion Suite

– Final Hour (2009) 4.50 stars
– The Iron Cemetery (2013) 4.50 stars


Ilúvatar

Ilúvatar (1993) 4.50 stars
– Children (1995) 4.00 stars
– A Story Two Days Wide… (1999) 4.00 stars
– From the Silence (2014) 4.00 stars


Images of Eden

– Rebuilding the Ruins (2011) 3.50 stars


Imaginery

– Long Lost Pride (2005) 4.50 stars


Iman Califato Independiente

– Iman Califato Independiente (1978) NOT RATED


Imminent Sonic Destruction

Recurring Themes (2012) 4.50 stars
– Triumphia (2016) NOT RATED


Impellitteri

– Stand in Line (1988) 3.50 stars
– Answer to the Master (1994) 4.00 stars
– System X (2002) 4.00 stars


Imperia

– The Ancient Dance of Qetesh (2004) 3.50 stars
Queen of Light (2007) 3.50 stars


Implosion

– Lucidity In Quietus (2008) 4.00 stars


Indian Summer

– Indian Summer (1971) 3.50 stars


Indigo

– Die Angel Im Gras (1978) NOT RATED


Infinita Symphonia

– A Mind’s Chronicle (2011) 4.50 stars
– Infinita Symphonia (2013) 4.50 stars


Infinite Horizon

– Mind Passages (2003) 4.00 stars


Infinity

– Infinity (2011) 4.00 stars


Ingranaggi della Valle

– Warm Spaced Blue (2016) NOT RATED


Inmoria

– Invisible Wounds (2009) 4.00 stars
– A Farewell to Nothing: The Diary Part I (2011) 3.50 stars


Inner Odyssey

– Have a Seat (2011) 3.50 stars
– Ascension (2015) NOT RATED

Although this band’s debut album Have A Seat is labeled as Progressive Metal, and does have some heavy guitars on many of the tracks, I feel the band is much closer to Progressive Rock. The second album Ascension bears this out, as it’s mellower overall, with only some metal touches on a handful of tracks. Anyway, a cross between Prog-Rock and Prog-Metal.


The Inner Road

– Visions (2011) NOT RATED
– Ascension (2013) NOT RATED
– Sanctuary (2017) NOT RATED


Innerspace

– The Village (2012) NOT RATED
– Rise (2017) NOT RATED


In Nomine

– Mutatis Mutandis (2000) 4.00 stars


Innosense

– Outcast (2011) 4.00 stars


Insania

– Fantasy: A New Dimension (2003) 4.00 stars
– Agony – Gift of Life (2007) 4.00 stars


Instanzia

– Ghosts (2010) 3.50 stars


Introitus

– Fantasy (2007) 4.50 stars
Elements (2011) 4.50 stars
Anima (2014) 4.50 stars

A terrific female-led Progressive Rock band, somewhat heavier than Magenta, although similar enough to probably appeal to the same fan base. Melodic and diverse, and heavily influenced by bands such as Genesis, IQ, Jethro Tull, Yes, Spock’s Beard, Uriah Heep, and Gentle Giant, this is one band to watch.


InVertigo

– Next Stop Vertigo (2010) 4.00 stars
– Veritas (2012) 4.00 stars


IOEarth

New World (2015) 4.50 stars


IQ

– Tales From the Lush Attic (1983) 4.00 stars
– The Wake (1985) 4.00 stars
– Nomzamo (1987) 3.50 stars
– Are You Sitting Comfortably? (1989) 4.00 stars
– Ever (1993) 4.50 stars
– Seven Stories Into ’98 (1998) 4.00 stars
– The Lost Attic (1999) NOT RATED
– The Seventh House (2000) 4.50 stars
– Subterranea: The Concert (2000) 4.00 stars
– Dark Matter (2004) 5.00 stars
– Frequency: Tour CD – Disc 1 of 2 (2008) 4.00 stars
– Frequency: Tour CD – Disc 2 of 2 (2008) 4.00 stars
– Frequency (2009) 4.50 stars
– IQ30: Re:Mixed (2011) 3.00 stars
The Road of Bones (2014) 5.00 stars

See my “IQ – An Overview” for more information.


Iris Divine

– Convergence (2011) 3.50 stars
– The Static And The Noise (2017) NOT RATED


Iron Fortress

– Iron Fortress (1996) 4.00 stars


Ironica

Vivere (2009) 2.50 stars


Iron Maiden

– Iron Maiden (1980) 2.50 stars
– The Number of the Beast (1982) 5.00 stars
– Piece of Mind (1983) 4.50 stars
– Powerslave (1984) 5.00 stars
– Live After Death (1985) 4.50 stars
– Somewhere in Time (1986) 4.00 stars
– Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) 4.50 stars
– No Prayer for the Dying (1990) 4.00 stars
– Fear of the Dark (1992) 4.50 stars
– The X Factor (1995) 4.00 stars
– Virtual XI (1998) 2.50 stars
– Brave New World (2000) 4.50 stars
– Best of the B’Sides (2002) 3.50 stars
– Dance of Death (2003) 4.00 stars
– A Matter of Life and Death (2006) 4.50 stars
– The Final Frontier (2010) 4.00 stars
– The Book of Souls (2015) 4.50 stars


Iron Mask

– Black as Death (2011) 3.50 stars


Isaiah

– Isaiah (1975) NOT RATED
– Forgotten Records (1977) NOT RATED


Isildurs Bane

– Colours Not Found in Nature (2017) NOT RATED


Iskander

– Boheme 2000 (1982) NOT RATED


It Bites

– The Big Lad in the Windmill (1986) 4.00 stars
– Once Around the World (1988) 4.00 stars
– Eat Me in St Louis (1989) 4.00 stars
– The Tall Ships (2008) 4.00 stars
– Map of the Past (2012) 4.00 stars

See my “It Bites – An Overview” for more information.


It’s Not Night: It’s Space

– Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting (2016) NOT RATED


I-Ten

– Taking a Cold Look (1983) 4.00 stars


Ivanhoe

– Visions and Reality (1992) 3.50 stars
– Symbols of Time (1994) 4.00 stars
– Polarized (1997) 4.00 stars
– Walk in Mindfields (2005) 4.00 stars
– Lifeline (2008) 4.50 stars
– Systematrix (2013) 4.00 stars


Ivory Moon

– On the Edge of Time (2004) 2.00 stars
– Human Nature (2007) 3.50 stars


Ivory Tower

– Ivory Tower (1998) 4.00 stars
– Beyond the Stars (2000) 4.00 stars
– Subjective Enemy (2006) 4.00 stars
– IV (2011) 3.00 stars


Izz

– Sliver of a Sun (1999) 3.50 stars
– I Move (2002) NOT RATED
– Ampersand (2004) NOT RATED
– My River Flows (2005) 4.00 stars
– The Darkened Room (2009) 4.00 stars
– Crush of Night (2012) 4.00 stars
– Everlasting Instant (2015) 4.00 stars
– Ampersand Volume 2 (2016) NOT RATED