The Aurora Project
Review by Gary Hill
People toss around the modern progressive rock banner a lot. For my money this band, more than any other deserves that title. Shadow Border combines a modern hard rocking sensibility with classic elements similar to bands like Yes, Marillion and Pink Floyd. And they do it all with a style that is uniquely their own. This album will almost certainly be making my “best of 2009” list. Sure, it’s probably too crunchy for a lot of prog purists, but this is the 21st century – music tends to be more crunchy in general. This is a masterpiece and well worth inclusion in every prog fan’s collection.