We already published the list from Kev Rowland (HERE) and Jason Spencer (HERE). So it's time to move on with the third one!
Now it's time for Rodrigo 'Rroio' Caravalho. Former podcaster on Progcast, actual reviewer on Collector's Room and he also wrote for Progshine many times when the website was in Portuguese.
Here it is the top 10 albums from 2013 in Rodrigo's opinion:
When Diego invited me to put down a list with my favorite 2013 albums, I found myself in trouble: I spent the last year so stuck in the depths of sludge and post-metal that only a few prog albums came to my mind when I think about it (I mean, essentially progressive rock/metal at all – what is prog, anyways?). But when I checked my files, what a surprise: 2013 was a good year for prog rock.
Some of the albums below figured in my general Top albums of 2013 as well but, I must admit, it’s been kinda hard to decide which album will be there and fill the remaining spaces, and which won’t make it. However, maybe we’ve got a fair list at the end of the day.
1. The Ocean – Pelagial
Seven oceanic depths zones, divided in 11 tracks. Within Pelagial, the band leads us through a metaphoric and impactful journey from surface to the bottom of the ocean, creating a beautiful parallel concept where each and every song is wisely fitted in its moment on the album, under floating composition structures of free and blurred edges, rich in details. And when you’re there, static on the benthic zone, any other 2013 release sounds distant, like a reverberation through the water, by closer it gets, will never reach completely The Ocean (2013).
Key song: 'Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe'
2. Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
Key song: 'Harmonomicon'
3. Haken - The Mountain
Key song: 'Cockroach King'
4. Blindead – Absence
Key song: 'b6'
5. Orphaned Land – All Is One
Key song: 'Let The Truce Be Known'
6. Sisare – Nature’s Despair
Key song: 'Isolation'
7. Deventter – Empty Set
Key song: 'Blank Death'
8. New Keepers Of The Water Towers – Cosmic Child
Key song: 'Pyre For The Red Sage'
9. Fungus – The Face Of Evil
Key song: 'Gentle Season'
10. Riverside – Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Key song: 'We Got Used To Us'