Interesting Israeli band by the name of Project RnL.
Very nice. I'm not big on prog-rock (Rush, Yes, and ELO just about encompass all I care about the genre, to be honest) but this was enjoyable. The keyboard guy obviously enjoys his role very much, and has the chops to back it up. The only thing that bugged me was though the vocalist was very good, I kept getting the feeling that he was 'holding back'... that there's much more power to his voice than he lets through, as though he doesn't want to overpower the other musicians, when in fact a little more chutzpah with the pipes would have fit right in. Just my 0.02, bravos all 'round otherwise.
Speaking of keyboards, it seems that most groups in my chosen favorite genre (metal) have relegated the keyboard to special effects, washy intros, or gated into offshoot genres like 'Prog-metal' or 'Industrial'. It would be refreshing to see a rippin' ivory tickler up there with the buzz and rumble.
So far, I haven't seen much of that, so here's my favorite blast from the past:
I hated it when my friends would say they sounded like Deep Purple, though I admit it's kinda inevitable given the sound they were after (and they even riffed the theme on the slipcover of one of their albums, reprinting magazine article headlines comparing the two). I've always preferred the Heep for some reason, though I couldn't put my finger on exactly why; I just liked 'em.
Their first five albums are classics in my mind, the rest going from 'slow clap while rocking out' to 'escuse me, wut r u doin?' territory, so I can't recommend much beyond that.