The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a…, ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war, historical battles, and acts of heroism—the…, Let us know what you think of the website. Possibly the most “unserious” group on this list, Freak Kitchen has been known for their humour and criticism threaded through their lyrics, but also for their skills and great performance. Along with Anekdoten these are the three greatest contributions to prog by Sweden. Guitarist Slash. D Anglagard – 3 studio albums His project Edge of Sanity has been cited by many bands and musicians as inspiration. of the regular donors have already contributed, so I'm asking that if Also you mention Landberk but don’t include them…they should be right up in the top 10 as well. 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Read the post before commenting. Their latest, Emerger, was released earlier this year. The…, Mando Diao are a rock band from Borlänge, Sweden. Landberk is not an active band anymore. Their latest studio album is 2011’s Manifest Tyranny. He’s been part of Landberk, and has collaborated with bands such Paatos, Elephant9, Motorpsycho, and Träd, Gräs och Stenar. Opeth never gave up from Prog, and it seems that they won’t do so for many years to come. What the heck, no Moon Safari, no Beardfish, no Kaipa, no Anglagard, no Gosta Berling Saga…, Moon Safari – 4 studio albums Roine Stolt’s group has been active since 1993, and over the course of almost 25 years the group released 12 albums. She is best known…, Sabaton is a Swedish power metal band from Falun. Copyright © 2010-2020 Prog Sphere. Last year they released a live album titled Trifles and Pandemonium, and in an interview they gave last year it was said that they have some new material, so it’s likely that they will release something new in the near future. All rights reserved. Anglagard is a great band, but for this post only bands with at least five studio albums were considered, and because of that Anglagard is not included. Bassist Duff McKagan. If you scared that Opeth’s not on this list, you can relax now. Bands: 8925     Swanö has contributed to many great Swedish bands such Katatonia, Opeth, and Therion, but he can also be heard on Arjen Lucassen’s Star One Project. Last year’s album Fire! Singer Axl Rose. There is a thread on the HH forum that explains the perks for donating at the $20 and $50 levels. Great Mellotron-driven Progressive Rock. Their last record, 2016’s The Violent Sleep of Reason, is by far their best work to date. B I In 1996, they…, Robyn is the stage name of the Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden). Dark Tranquillity are a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, formed in 1989 by singer Mikael Stanne and guitarist Niklas Sundin as… Fever Ray. Thank you for supporting the Heavy Harmonies community! This influence was broadened on the next albums, including last year’s collaboration with Julie Christmas on Mariner. Swedish musician who needs no introduction. Otherwise, this would feel like an impossible mission. J The band that has flirted many times with the retro Progressive Rock sound successfully blends their hunger for vintage with Psychedelia and Space Rock, and they have been doing it over the course of five studio albums. The band that’s loved and hated by many has been incorporating the Prog Rock influences since their early days, perfecting it with their early 2000 records, and switching forward to a more mellow and softened sound on the last three albums. Z A Their shift towards Progressive Rock could be felt on 2006’s Somewhere Along the Highway. Formed as power trio originally, featuring Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werlin, the band has come a long way since their 2009’s debut You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago. G Click on a band name to go to the He’s been part of the scene for three decades, and is know for his work with Nightingale, Edge of Sanity, and Witherscape. This might feel like cheating, but over the years Katatonia has progressed quite a lot. You missed Anglagard… Great Prog band from Sweden. In order to have the best experience, please upgrade to a more modern browser. All healthy discussion so long as people stay respectful. Beardfish – not an active band anymore Many will argue that Cult of Luna’s place might or might not be on this list, but my opinion is that the band made quite a big progress over the years, and since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2001. The band's musical style has varied greatly from album to…, The Hives are a garage rock band from Fagersta, Sweden that emerged in the US and the UK in the early 2000s, but existed for nearly a decade…, Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. Let us know what you think of the website. C Wolverine’s evolution over the years has gone through the Prog Metal metal driven debut towards more mellow, softer Progressive Rock on their latest achievement Machina Viva. Privacy Policy. In a basketball jargon: they are good at both ends of the court. Keyboardist Carl Westholm and singer Nicklas Flinck have been working together as Carptree since 1997, and they have put out six studio albums so far. H Bands: 8925 CDS: 21154 Songs: 250880. They debuted with the single "If I Had A Heart" (15 Dec 2008) under…, Opeth is a progressive metal band from Sweden that is influenced by many diverse musical styles ranging from 1970s progressive rock and death…, There are multiple artists that have used this name:1) A Swedish New Wave group2) A Finnish instrumental rock band in the early 1960s3) A…, José González (born 1978 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist (of Argentinian extraction). are one of the finest examples of Avant-Prog hailing from Sweden. Kaipa does qualify Their mission to combine catchy melodies with more dramatic, progressive arrangements is what led them since the beginning, and they still follow the same route after 20 years of work. 468,488 listeners. The rest of the world will always point to Abba as the country’s greatest contribution to modern music, but that’s just stupid and wrong. 890,623 listeners. A lot has been said about Meshuggah. Most The resulting album is their best effort to date, although their previous records are statements per se. PoS are definitely one of the “biggest” Prog bands coming from Sweden. W ), but in my view one of the top 5 bands on the planet! Still enjoyed the article though! It’s a separate line in the history of Swedish prog-rock!!! Malmö’s A.C.T. History; The spririt of Sweden Rock; Picture gallery 1997-2019; Contact us; Newsletter; News ; Information. These prog metallers is a perfect example of how melody and technicality should sound like. Their 2014’s “return” in the shape of Hymns for the Broken has put them again on the world’s map, and last year’s The Storm Within has proved that after ten albums, they still have it. CDS: 21154     Songs: 250880. you find the site useful and enjoyable, please consider kicking in $10 or Fiske has also been a part of Dungen, a psychedelic rock band with plenty of different influences. THE Hard Rock and AOR Reference on the Internet! Gothenburg’s Evergrey was formed in 1995, and their first five albums are absolutely a winning streak for any prog metal fan. The reunion of these four under the Guns N' Roses flag has become a global triumph. Their seminal albums The Perfect Element – Part 1, Remedy Lane, and Be are definitely some of the genre’s greats. Fire! I’m not sure what are they up to when it comes to new music, but over the last few years they were mostly active live. Kent was a Swedish alternative rock band founded in Eskilstuna in 1990 and split in 2016, consisting of…, Dark Tranquillity are a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, formed in 1989 by singer Mikael Stanne and guitarist Niklas Sundin as…, Fever Ray is an alias of Swedish musician Karin Dreijer, formerly of The Knife. discography page for that band. No Änglagård???? Soundtracks    Swedish answer to King Crimson, Anekdoten returned in 2015 with Until All Ghosts Are Gone, seven years after the release of their previous studio full length A Time of Day. Imaginary Friends (2001), Last Epic (2003), and Circus Pandemonium (2014) are among the band’s best releases. September 12, 2020: Two Weeks Into the Annual Heavy Harmonies Donation Drive! T Samla Mammas Manna is not an active band, and for THIS list only active bands were considered. I’ve given myself a very difficult task to choose bands that are, in my opinion, the finest representatives of what the North European country has to offer when it comes to Prog.