For those of you that follow the various prog rock threads here at HTF you may remember that I'm a big fan of this type of music, usually the heavier stuff though. My favorites include, among others, Dream Theater, Shadow Gallery, Symphony X, Fates Warning and older bands like Rush, Queensryche, and Queen. Recently I bought SMPTe by Transatlantic and was floored. It was amazing and I had to have more. I had no idea that Transatlantic would be such a strong gateway drug, um...I mean band. Knowing that Transatlantic was made up of members of DT, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Marillion? I took the next step and purchased V and The Kindness of Strangers by SB. Fantastic stuff! Needing another fix I figured that I'd try The Flower Kings. I've read many good things about them here so why not? Enter Stardust We Are and Retropolis. Absolutely, positively amazing! I'd always stayed away from these bands because I'd heard that they weren't as heavy as some of my favorites. Flawed thinking to be sure. I shouldn't be suprised that I am in love with these bands now. Talented prog rock bands shine through whether they're heavy or not. Any more suggestions from these two bands? I was thinking of picking up SB's Beware of Darkness and Day for Night as well as TFK's Space Revolver and Flower Power. Are there others that are better or are these the next logical purchases? This forum is bad for my wallet ------------------ You want to upgrade again?!!