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Prog Rock Music Talk Feature: Not Otherwise Specified

Inspired by the likes of Dream Theater, Genesis, Spock’s Beard, and Pink Floyd, Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) delivers their own style of progressive rock with a modern aggressive punch. Music for a Mid-Life Geek states that NOS’s music is, “everything that is great about prog rock.”

NOS released its debut album Judgment on May 30th 2011. This album combines themes of observation and personal discovery with a heavy guitar riffs, melodic vocals, and emotional guitar and keyboard solos. While initially meant to be a rock album, the songs kept coming out prog. He decided to stop trying to fight this pull and allowed himself to be pulled into the progressive rock sound.

Not Otherwise Specified began in December of 2008 when founding (and currently only) member Craig Kerley decided to return to his music roots. After a 15 year hiatus, Craig decided it was time to stop neglecting his love of writing and performing progressive rock and began work on NOS's debut album.

 

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