Artists (P)

Pagan’s Mind

– Infinity Divine (2000) 3.50 stars
– Celestial Entrance (2002) 4.50 stars
– Enigmatic: Calling (2005) 4.50 stars
– God’s Equation (2007) 4.00 stars
– Heavenly Ecstasy (2011) 4.00 stars

About a decade ago, in my constant hunt for more Prog groups, I happened to stumble upon Norway’s Pagan’s Mind, hearing a track called “Through Osiris’ Eyes.” I ended up listening to the song numerous times, unable to get it out of my mind. With its impressive vocalist, the driving rhythms, crunchy guitars, and rich keyboard orchestrations, Pagan’s Mind reminded me of other groups I enjoyed in the same genre—Age Of Nemesis, Pyramaze, Andromeda, Dream Theater—so I eventually collected all five of the band’s studio albums.


Pages

– Future Street (1979) 3.00 stars
– Pages (1981) 3.50 stars


Paice Ashton Lord

Malice in Wonderland (1977) 4.00 stars


Paidarion Finlandia Project

– Two Worlds Encounter (2016) NOT RATED


Pain of Salvation

– Entropia (1997) 4.00 stars
– One Hour by the Concrete Lake (1998) 4.50 stars
– The Perfect Element I (2000) 4.50 stars
– Remedy Lane (2002) 4.50 stars
– Be (2004) 3.50 stars
– Scarsick (2007) 4.00 stars
– Road Salt One (2010) 3.00 stars
– Road Salt Two (2011) 3.00 stars
– Falling Home (2014) NOT RATED

A band I find (at times) brilliant and (at times) horrifically boring. The earlier releases are my favorites, each great slices of inspired Prog-Metal, but much of the most recent releases (after the band altered its style, basically shunned Prog-Rock in favor of  pseudo-Alternate/Retro-Rock crap/nonsense) leaves a lot to be desired. Sadly, Pain of Salvation has lost me as a devoted fan, and only until the group returns to the Prog-Rock fold will I ever again automatically purchase any new album the band issues. A sad situation, a great band gone horribly awry, in my opinion…


Palace Terrace

– Flying Through Infinity (2007) 4.00 stars


Pallas

– Arrive Alive (1981) 3.00 stars
– Paris Is Burning / The Hammer Falls (1983) 3.00 stars
– Shock Treatment / March on Atlantis (1984) 4.50 stars
– The Sentinel (1984) 4.00 stars
– The Wedge (1986) 4.00 stars
– Beat the Drum (1998) 4.00 stars
– The Cross & The Crucible (2001) 4.00 stars
– The Dreams of Men (2005) 4.00 stars
– XXV (2011) 4.00 stars
– Wearewhoweare (2014) 4.00 stars


Panic Room

– Visionary Position (2008) 4.00 stars
– Satellite (2010) NOT RATED
– Skin (2012) 3.50 stars
– Incarnate (2014) NOT RATED
– Essence (2015) NOT RATED


Pan Ram

– Pan Ram (1992) 2.00 stars


Panther & C.

– L’epoca di un altro (2015) 3.50 stars
– Il giusto equilibrio (2017) NOT RATED


Pantommind

– Shade of Fate (2005) 4.50 stars
– Lunasense (2009) 4.50 stars
– Searching for Eternity (2015) NOT RATED


Panzerpappa

Pestrottedans (2016) 3.50 stars


Paolo Siani ft. Nuova Idea

– Faces with No Traces (2016) NOT RATED


Pär Lindh Project

– Gothic Impressions (1994) NOT RATED
Time Mirror (2010) 4.00 stars


Paradigm Shift

Becoming Aware (2016) 4.00 stars


Paris

– Paris (1976) 3.50 stars


Parzivals Eye

– Fragments (2009) NOT RATED
– Defragments (2015) 4.00 stars


Passport

– Passport (1971) NOT RATED
– Second Passport (1972) NOT RATED
– Hand Made (1973) NOT RATED
– Looking Thru (1973) 4.00 stars
Cross-Collateral (1975) 4.00 stars
– Infinity Machine (1976) 4.00 stars
– Iguaçu (1977) 3.00 stars


Pat Benatar

– In the Heat of the Night (1979) 3.50 stars
– Crimes of Passion (1980) 3.50 stars
– Precious Time (1981) 3.50 stars


Pat Travers

– Makin’ Magic (1977) 3.50 stars
Putting It Straight (1977) 3.50 stars
– Heat in the Street (1978) 3.50 stars
– Crash and Burn (1980) 3.00 stars


Pathfinder

– Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time (2010) 3.50 stars


Pathosray

– Pathosray (2007) 4.50 stars
– Sunless Skies (2009) 4.50 stars


Patrick Moraz

The Story of I (1976) 4.00 stars
– Out in the Sun (1977) 3.00 stars


Patriot

– Love Worth Defending (1984) 2.50 stars


Patti Smith Group

– Wave (1979) 4.00 stars


Patto

– Patto (1970) 3.50 stars


Paul D’Adamo

– Tell Me Something (2010) 3.00 stars


Paul Rodgers

– Cut Loose (1983) 3.50 stars
– Muddy Water Blues (1993) 4.00 stars
– Now (1997) 4.00 stars
– Now / Live (1997) 4.50 stars
– Electric (1999) 4.00 stars
– The Royal Sessions (2014) 3.50 stars


Paul Shortino

– Stand or Fall (1999) 3.50 stars


Paul Shortino’s The Cutt

– Sacred Place (2002) 4.00 stars


Paul Stanley

– Paul Stanley (1978) 4.00 stars
– Live to Win (2006) 4.00 stars


Pavlov’s Dog

– Pampered Menial (1975) 1.50 stars


P.A.W.N.

– The Gift of Awareness (2014) 3.50 stars


Payne’s Gray

Infinity (1991) 2.50 stars


PBII

– Plastic Soup (2010) 4.00 stars
– 1000 Wishes (2013) NOT RATED
– Rocket! The Dreams of Wubbo Ockels (2017) NOT RATED


Pearl Jam

– Ten (1991) 4.00 stars
– Vs. (1993) 4.00 stars
– Vitalogy (1994) 3.00 stars
– No Code (1996) 2.00 stars


Pellek

– Bag of Tricks (2012) 4.00 stars
– Ocean of Opportunity (2013) 4.00 stars
– Cloud Dancers (2014) NOT RATED


Pell Mell

– Marburg (1972) NOT RATED


Pendragon

– Kowtow (1988) 3.50 stars
– The Jewel (1991) 3.50 stars
– The World (1991) 4.00 stars
– The Window of Life (1993) 4.00 stars
– The Masquerade Overture (1996) 4.00 stars
– Not of This World (2001) 4.00 stars
– Believe (2005) 3.50 stars
– Pure (2008) 4.00 stars
– Passion (2011) 3.50 stars
– Men Who Climb Mountains (2014) NOT RATED


Pentacle

– La Clef Des Songes (1975) NOT RATED


Pentwater

Pentwater (1977) 3.00 stars


Perfect Beings

– Perfect Beings (2014) 3.50 stars
– II (2015) 3.50 stars


Perfect View

Hold Your Dreams (2010) 4.00 stars
– Red Moon Rising (2014) 4.00 stars


Perihelion Ship

A Rare Thunderstorm in Spring (2016) 2.00 stars


Perihellium

– The War Machines (2010) 4.50 stars


Perpetual Dreams

– Arena (2005) 3.00 stars


Persona non grata

– Shade in the Light (2009) 4.00 stars
– Quantum Leap (2011) 3.50 stars


Perspective X IV

– Shadow of Doubt (2008) 3.50 stars


Pervy Perkin

– Ink (2014) NOT RATED
– ToTeM (2016) NOT RATED


Peter Frampton

– Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 3.00 stars


Peter Gabriel

– Peter Gabriel (1977) 3.00 stars


Peter Hammill

– Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night (1973) 2.50 stars
– The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (1974) 4.00 stars
– In Camera (1974) 2.50 stars
– Nadir’s Big Chance (1975) NOT RATED
– Over (1977) NOT RATED


Petra

– Petra (1974) 2.00 stars
– Back to the Street (1986) 3.50 stars
– This Means War! (1987) 3.50 stars
– On Fire! (1988) 3.50 stars
– Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out (1989) 2.50 stars
– Beyond Belief (1990) 4.00 stars
– Unseen Power (1991) 4.00 stars
– Wake-Up Call (1993) 4.50 stars
– No Doubt (1995) 4.00 stars


Ph2

– 20 Years After (2016) NOT RATED


Phantom Blue

– Phantom Blue (1989) 3.50 stars
Built to Perform (1993) 4.00 stars


Pharaoh

– Be Gone (2008) 2.50 stars


Phenomena

– Phenomena (1985) 4.00 stars
– Dream Runner (1987) 4.00 stars


Phideaux

– Ghost Story (1996) NOT RATED
– Chupacabras (2005) NOT RATED
– 313 (2006) NOT RATED
– The Great Leap (2006) 4.00 stars
– Doomsday Afternoon (2007) 4.00 stars
– Number 7 (2009) NOT RATED
– Seven And A Half (EP) (2009) NOT RATED
– Strange Cloud (EP) (2010) NOT RATED
– Tempest Of Mutiny (EP) (2010) NOT RATED
– Snowtorch (2011) NOT RATED


Phil Collins

– Both Sides (1993) 3.00 stars


Phil Manzanera

– Diamond Head (1975) 3.50 stars
– Listen Now (1977) 3.50 stars
– K-Scope (1978) 3.00 stars


Philippe Luttun

The Taste of Wormwood (2014) 3.50 stars


Phoenix

– In Full View (1979) 2.50 stars


Phoenix Again

– Unexplored (2017) NOT RATED


Phoenix Down

– The Cycle Of Strife (2013) 3.50 stars


PhoenixEye

– The Adventures of the King (2001) 4.00 stars


Picchio dal Pozzo

– Picchio dal Pozzo (1976) 3.50 stars


Pictorial Wand

– Face of Our Fathers (2009) 4.00 stars


Pictures

– Painting the Blue (1997) 3.50 stars


Pink Cream 69

– Pink Cream 69 (1989) 4.00 stars
– One Size Fits All (1991) 4.00 stars
– Games People Play (1993) 3.50 stars
– Endangered (2001) 3.50 stars
Thunderdome (2004) 4.00 stars
– In10sity (2007) 4.00 stars


Pink Fairies

Never Never Land (1971) 3.50 stars


Pink Floyd

– The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) 3.00 stars
– A Saucerful of Secrets (1968) 3.00 stars
– Ummagumma (1969) 4.00 stars
– Atom Heart Mother (1970) 3.50 stars
– Meddle (1971) 4.00 stars
– Obscured by Clouds (1972) 3.50 stars
– The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) 4.50 stars
– Wish You Were Here (1975) 4.00 stars
– Animals (1977) 4.00 stars
– The Wall (1979) 4.00 stars
– The Final Cut (1983) 2.50 stars
– A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) 2.50 stars
– The Division Bell (1994) 3.00 stars


Pinnacle

– Meld (2006) NOT RATED
– A Blueprint for Chaos (2012) 4.50 stars


Piper

– Piper (1976) 3.50 stars
– Can’t Wait (1977) 3.50 stars


Pirania

– Between Dream and Nightmare (2007) 4.00 stars


Place Vendome

– Place Vendome (2005) 4.50 stars
– Streets of Fire (2009) 4.50 stars
– Thunder in the Distance (2013) 4.50 stars
– Close to the Sun (2017) 4.50 stars


Planeshift

– Fate Breed (2009) 4.50 stars


Planet Alliance

– Planet Alliance (2006) 4.00 stars


Planet X

– Universe (2000) 3.50 stars
– Live From Oz (2002) 4.00 stars
MoonBabies (2002) 3.50 stars
– Quantum (2007) 3.50 stars


Platitude

– Secrets of Life (2003) 4.00 stars
– Nine (2004) 4.00 stars
– Silence Speaks (2005) 4.00 stars


Platypus

– When Pus Comes to Shove (1998) 4.00 stars
– Ice Cycles (2000) 4.00 stars


Playgrounded

– In Time With Gravity (2016) NOT RATED


Point Blank

– Point Blank (1976) NOT RATED


The Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters (1973) 4.50 stars
– That’s a Plenty (1974) 4.50 stars
– Live at the Opera House (1974) 4.50 stars
– Steppin’ (1975) 4.50 stars
– Having a Party (1977) 3.00 stars
– Energy (1978) 4.00 stars
– Priority (1979) 4.00 stars
– Special Things (1980) 3.50 stars
– Retrospect: Their Fabulous Recordings (1981) 4.50 stars
– Black & White (1981) 3.50 stars
– So Excited! (1982) 4.00 stars
– Break Out (1983) 3.50 stars
– Contact (1985) 4.00 stars
– Hot Together (1986) 3.50 stars
– Serious Slammin’ (1988) 3.50 stars
– Right Rhythm (1990) 3.00 stars
– Only Sisters Can Do That (1993) 3.00 stars


Poison

– Look What the Cat Dragged In (1986) 2.00 stars
– Open Up and Say…Ahh! (1988) 2.50 stars
– Native Tongue (1993) 3.00 stars


Poison Dollys

– Invasion (1985) 3.00 stars


Poor Heart

Poor Heart featuring Lou Grammatico (1987) 3.50 stars

A band in the style of Three Dog Night, with one of the three vocalists being Lou Gramm (Grammatico) prior to his success with Foreigner.


Porcupine Tree

– The Sky Moves Sideways (1995) 4.00 stars
– Signify (1996) 4.00 stars
– In Absentia (2002) 4.00 stars
– Fear of a Blank Planet (2007) 3.50 stars


Port Mahadia

– Echoes in Time (2007) 4.00 stars


Possible Worlds

– Pilgrim Of The Absolute (2017) NOT RATED


Poverty’s No Crime

– Symbiosis (1995) 4.00 stars
– The Autumn Years (1996) 4.00 stars
– Slave to the Mind (1999) 4.50 stars
– One in a Million (2001) 4.50 stars
– The Chemical Chaos (2003) 4.50 stars
– Save My Soul (2007) 4.50 stars
– Spiral of Fear (2016) NOT RATED

Why this German band is not more popular within the Prog-Metal community is a mystery to me. The material is much better than many other groups in the same genre, and the vocalist is not only instantly recognizable, but also has a good ear for melody. Generally speaking, the band is not so far afield from other class acts such as Threshold, Section 16, Spheric Universe Experiment, Vanishing Point, Empty Tremor, Silent Voices, Dali’s Dilemma, etc. All of the albums are quite enjoyable, offering high-quality music with impressive musicianship.


Power of Omens

Eyes of the Oracle (1998) 2.00 stars
– Rooms of Anguish (2002) 3.00 stars


Power of Zeus

The Gospel According to Zeus (1970) 4.50 stars


Power Quest

– Magic Never Dies (2005) 4.00 stars
– Master of Illusion (2008) 4.00 stars
– Blood Alliance (2011) 4.00 stars


PowerWorld

– PowerWorld (2008) 4.00 stars
– Human Parasite (2010) 4.00 stars
– Cybersteria (2013) NOT RATED


Pownd

Circle of Power (2006) 3.50 stars


PPRY

– Raising the Skeletons of Fire by Hand (2008) 3.00 stars


Praying Mantis

– Forever in Time (1998) 4.00 stars


Pre

– Pre (1994) 4.00 stars


Preacher

– Signals (2014) NOT RATED
– Aftermath (2016) NOT RATED


Precious Metal

– Precious Metal (1990) 4.00 stars


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

Storia di un minuto (1972) 4.00 stars
– Per un amico (1972) 4.00 stars
Photos of Ghosts (1973) 4.00 stars
– L’isola di niente (1974) 4.00 stars
– The World Became the World (1974) 4.00 stars
– Live in U.S.A. (1974) 4.00 stars
– Chocolate Kings (1975) 4.00 stars
– Jet Lag (1977) 4.00 stars
– Passpartù (1978) 3.50 stars
– Emotional Tattoos (2017) NOT RATED


Presto Ballet

– Peace Among the Ruins (2005) 4.50 stars
– The Lost Art of Time Travel (2008) 4.50 stars
– Invisible Places (2011) 4.50 stars
– Love What You’ve Done With the Place (2011) 4.50 stars
– Relic of the Modern World (2012) 4.50 stars

Although generally labeled as Progressive Rock on music-related websites, I find this band closer to Progressive Metal on occasion, especially the debut album, where the powerful music seems more akin to Heavy Prog acts such as Uriah Heep.


Pretty Boy Floyd

– Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz (1989) 3.00 stars


Pretty Maids

– Pretty Maids (1983) 3.50 stars
– Red, Hot and Heavy (1984) 3.50 stars
Future World (1987) 4.50 stars
– Lethal Heroes (1990) 4.50 stars
– Sin-Decade (1992) 4.00 stars
– Scream (1995) 4.00 stars
– Spooked (1997) 4.00 stars
– Pandemonium (2010) 4.00 stars


Preview

Preview (1983) 4.50 stars
– Unreleased 2nd Album (1987) 4.00 stars


Pride (UK)

– Far From the Edge (2001) 4.00 stars
– Signs of Purity (2003) 4.00 stars


Pride (SW)

– Pride (2008) 3.50 stars


Pride & Glory

– Pride & Glory (1994) 4.00 stars


Pride of Lions

– Pride of Lions (2003) 4.00 stars
– The Destiny Stone (2004) 4.00 stars
– The Roaring of Dreams (2007) 4.00 stars
Immortal (2012) 4.00 stars


Priestess

– Hello Master (2005) 3.00 stars
– Prior to the Fire (2009) 2.50 stars


Primal Fear

– Devil’s Ground (2004) 4.00 stars
– Seven Seals (2005) 4.00 stars


Prime Time

– The Unknown (1998) 3.50 stars


Princess Pang

– Princess Pang (1989) 3.50 stars


Prism

– Small Change (1981) 3.50 stars
– Beat Street (1983) 3.50 stars


Private Life

– Shadows (1988) 3.50 stars
– Private Life (1990) 3.50 stars


Procol Harum

– Procol Harum (1967) 3.50 stars
– Shine On Brightly (1968) 4.00 stars
– A Salty Dog (1969) 3.50 stars
– Home (1970) 3.50 stars
– Broken Barricades (1971) 3.50 stars
– Live in Concert (1972) 4.00 stars
– Grand Hotel (1973) 4.00 stars
– Exotic Birds and Fruit (1974) 3.50 stars
– Procol’s Ninth (1975) NOT RATED
– Something Magic (1977) NOT RATED
– The Prodigal Stranger (1991) NOT RATED
– The Well’s On Fire (2003) NOT RATED
– Novum (2017) NOT RATED


Profusion

– One Piece Puzzle (2006) 4.00 stars
– Rewotower (2012) 4.00 stars
– Phersu (2015) 4.50 stars


Progeland

– Gate to Fulfilled Fantasies (2014) 3.50 stars


ProgressiveXperience

– 21st Century Brain Damage (2008) 3.50 stars


Project Arcadia

– A Time of Changes (2014) 4.00 stars


Project Creation

– Floating World (2005) 3.50 stars


Projection

Realitivity (2015) 4.50 stars


Projekt Gemineye

– A Brand New Day (2017) NOT RATED
– An Ordinary Day (2017) NOT RATED


Promenade

Noi al dir di Noi (2016) 4.00 stars


Prophet

– Cycle of the Moon (1988) 4.50 stars
– Recycled (1991) 3.50 stars


Prospect

– Moments (2003) 4.00 stars


Prospekt

– The Colourless Sunrise (2013) 4.50 stars


Proteo

– Under a Red Polar Light (2009) 4.00 stars
Republikflucht! …Facing East (2013) 4.50 stars


Protest the Hero

– Kezia (2006) 2.50 stars
– Fortress (2008) 3.00 stars


Proto-Kaw

– Before Became After (2004) 4.00 stars
– The Wait of Glory (2006) 4.00 stars
– Forth (2011) 4.00 stars


The Prowlers

– Re-Evolution (2009) 3.50 stars


Prymary

– Prymary (2003) 4.50 stars
– The Enemy Inside (2009) 4.00 stars


The Psychedelic Ensemble

– The Art of Madness (2009) 4.00 stars
– The Myth of Dying (2010) 4.00 stars
– The Dream of the Magic Jongleur (2011) 4.00 stars
– The Tale of the Golden King (2013) 4.50 stars
– The Sunstone (2015) 4.50 stars


Psychotic Waltz

– A Social Grace (1990) 3.50 stars
– Into the Everflow (1992) 3.50 stars
– Mosquito (1994) 3.50 stars
– Bleeding (1996) 3.50 stars


Psÿco Drama

– The Illusion (1995) 4.00 stars


Psycorder

– Psycorder (2011) 4.50 stars


Punky Meadows

– Fallen Angel (2016) 4.00 stars


Puppet Show

Traumatized (1998) 3.50 stars


Puzzle

Puzzle (1973) 4.00 stars
– The Second Album (1974) 3.50 stars


Pymlico

– Guiding Light (2014) 3.00 stars


Pyramaxx

– Distance (2015) NOT RATED


Pyramaze

– Melancholy Beast (2004) 4.50 stars
– Legend of the Bone Carver (2006) 4.50 stars
– Immortal (2008) 4.00 stars
– Disciples of the Sun (2015) 4.00 stars
– Contingent (2017) NOT RATED


Pythia

– Beneath the Veiled Embrace (2009) 3.50 stars