Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
Strong pedigree for this quirky progressive metal project, but its strong vocals and neck-snapping changes in time signature eventually get overwhelmed by less-than-impressive lyrics and repetitious riffing that makes this little more than a cynical attempt at reviving 90's-style prog metal.
FreddeGredde - Thirteen Eight
Yes, I know, it's a one-man project. Yes, I know the guy's mostly famous from YouTube. Yes, his voice is nothing to write home about. Nonetheless, Thirteen Eight is a strong, professional release (you'd be surprised how rare these are for multi-instrumentalists!) that goes heavy on dark atmospherics and uses his warbling vocals as contrast in a manner not unlike what British neo-prog band IQ has done over their last few albums, with a slightly harder edge to it (think Remedy Lane-era Pain of Salvation for a point of comparison).