22 Aug 2011, 21:25 by Neue_regel_As Frank Zappa said: "most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read." Extremely true, if you ask me. However, I'll try my best in this little journal role. Of course, there are thousands upon thousands of music genres. Nevertheless, only a few can boast and entail a sheer bombastic splendour without simultaneously losing any edge of intellectual honesty and rigor. Definitely, progressive metal is one of those. From wiki: " Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, diverse philosophical lyrics and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. Many progressive metal bands are also influenced by jazz fusion and classical music. Like progressive rock songs, progressive metal songs are typically much longer".
17 Jun 2011, 13:48 by Mark_H
20 Sep 2009, 20:06 by Egg21The following is a list of all 597 artist I know of with “instrumental” and “metal” somewhere in the first 5 tags. This could be almost instrumental, post-metal. For more information see Last.fm artists search part 1
In average the play count is 87,070.3 and average number of listeners is 3945.4. The list is sorted by plays/listeners ratio.
#. artist name, plays/listeners = ratio, tag, tag, tag, tag, tag, streamable
1. Almond Eye: 825/5 = 165.0, progressive metal, instrumental, polish, great, favorite, 0
2. Piano Slayer: 1439/10 = 143.9, metal, rock, instrumental, finnish, niken turha tagi, 1
3. KONAMI 矩形波倶楽部: 1290/9 = 143.3, metal, rock, japanese, instrumental, hard rock, 0
4. Empires: 724402/6000 = 120.7, post-metal, post-rock, sludge, instrumental, rock, 0
5. Kemman: 12849/111 = 115.8, metal, rock, instrumental rock, post rock, instrumental, 1
6. Visit Me in the Frozen Torso Heap: 106/1 = 106.0, metal, hardcore, noise, instrumental, experimental, 0
12 Apr 2007, 06:01 by progmetalheadHeh, it’s April 2007 and you might be wondering why I have decided to post my favourite albums of 2006 now!? Well, I posted them already in the beginning of the year in some forums. Meanwhile I’ve found many remarkable albums from last year and I think I’ve got enough time - for now - to discover and listen to all these albums which have the ability to reach to my top list and hope it can’t change too much anymore…
I should also mention that I’m not so big black metal fan like you might think when you see that half of my top 10 is occupied by BM bands (1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th place). Actually, these are not typical BM albums, but very experimental, progressive, innovative and evocative, highly original albums I can suggest to any progressive music fan.
1. Enslaved - Ruun
2. Negurã Bunget - Om
3. Cronian - Terra
4. Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
5. Head Control System - Murder Nature
6. Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
7. Secrets of the Moon - Antithesis
8. Isis - In the Absence of Truth