Artists (#)

101 South

– 101 South (2000) 3.50 stars
– Roll of the Dice (2002) 3.50 stars
– No U-Turn (2009) 3.50 stars


10cc

– 10cc (1973) 3.00 stars
– Sheet Music (1974) 3.00 stars
– The Original Soundtrack (1975) 4.00 stars
– How Dare You! (1976) 3.50 stars


21 Guns

Salute (1992) 4.00 stars
– Nothing’s Real (1997) 3.50 stars
– Demolition (2002) 3.00 stars


25 Yard Screamer

– Cassandra (2007) NOT RATED
– Until All Are One (2011) NOT RATED
– Something That Serves Yo Warn Or Remind (2013) NOT RATED
– Keep Sending Signals (2016) NOT RATED


3

– …To the Power of Three (1988) 3.50 stars

This short-lived band was basically ELP without the “L,” with Robert Berry (later of Alliance) taking the place of Greg Lake in the threesome when it comes to bass and lead vocals. The band played only borderline Prog-Rock, with the majority of the material being AOR in the same “borderline Prog-Rock” style as Asia. The band released only a single album before calling it quits.


35007

– Liquid (2002) NOT RATED


38 Special

– Rockin’ Into the Night (1979) 3.50 stars
Wild-Eyed Southern Boys (1981) 3.50 stars
– Special Forces (1982) 3.50 stars


3rd Matinee

– Meanwhile (1994) NOT RATED


3rDegree

– The World In Which We Live (1993) 3.00 stars
– Human Interest Story (1996) 3.50 stars
– Narrow-Caster (2008) 3.50 stars
– The Long Division (2012) 4.00 stars
– Ones & Zeros Volume 1 (2015) 4.00 stars
– Ones and Zeros (Vol 0) (2018) NOT RATED

See my “3rDegree – An Overview” for more information on this band.


4Front

– Gravity (1998) NOT RATED
– Radio Waves Goodbye (2002) NOT RATED
– Malice In Wonderland (2012) NOT RATED


41Point9

Still Looking for the Answers (2011) 4.00 stars


4th Dimension

– The White Path to Rebirth (2011) 3.50 stars
– Dispelling the Veil of Illusions (2014) 4.00 stars

At first blush, the band seems to be a clone of other acts such as Stratovarius, with a tendency toward Power Metal, including guitar/keyboard wankery and other such generally impressive devices. But in actuality, 4th Dimension is an extension of the genre. Not only does the band possess a worthwhile singer, but also an extraordinary keyboardist that dabbles in stellar soloing and background “pomp,” but also in setting moods/atmospheres appropriate for each track. Certainly, a fan of the Prog-Metal genre will discover references to Stratovarius and other acts such as Vision Divine, Symphony X, Royal Hunt, and even Rhapsody while listening to this band, but 4th Dimension has also developed a commendable style/sound all its own.


5R6

– Islands (2015) NOT RATED


707

– 707 (1980) 3.50 stars
Mega Force (1982) 3.50 stars


7 Days

– The Weight of the World (2006) 4.50 stars
– Into Forever (2010) 4.00 stars

Upon first listen, this band had me sitting up and paying attention. The style occasionally brings to mind other high-quality bands of the Prog-Metal genre, such as Symphony X, Adagio, and Threshold, so fans of those bands will likely find much to entertain them on these two releases.


7 Months

7 Months (2001) 4.00 stars
– In Time (2009) NOT RATED


7HY

– No Place in Heaven (2014) 4.00 stars
– Stories We Tell (2016) NOT RATED


801

– Live (1976) NOT RATED


911

– Time Will Tell (1986) 2.00 stars