Progressive metal

Progressive metal is a subgenre of heavy metal, which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. Progressive metal is guitar-driven and often features varying (and sometimes sudden) changes in time signatures. The genre is also known for lending itself to complex and extended guitar solos. Consequently, progressive metal songs can become relatively long. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Kamelot

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Friday 24 October 2014
Gojira, KvelertakConcert
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, United States
42.337521 -83.052131

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The Contortionist
Intervals, Polyphia, Modern ColorConcert
Chain Reaction
Anaheim, CA, Los Angeles CA, United States
33.832044 -117.939687

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Gojira, KvelertakConcert
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
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Virus, Dysrhythmia, Geryon, OcrillimConcert
Saint Vitus Bar
Brooklyn, New York, United States
40.808832 -73.954024

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The Contortionist
Intervals, Son of Aurelius, Polyphia, The Soothing Sound Of FlightConcert
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, San Jose, United States
36.971324 -122.025562

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Tuesday 28 October 2014
The Contortionist
Intervals, PolyphiaConcert
In the Venue
Salt Lake City UT, United States
40.764577 -111.907799

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  • Pilljawbob

    Hey brahs, I believe my band Pilljaw is right up your alley! Our first album is out now for free download on bandcamp. Please give it a listen!

    yesterday afternoon
  • longpoke

    omg helloween is the proggest band ever made

    Thursday afternoon
  • DarkMessengerVI

    v that's true, like "Volumes" nothing progressive about them haha.... but there are some really good ones. For example, I do respect bands like Tesseract & The Contortionist.

    Sunday evening
  • TheWatcho

    Funny to see some unoriginal, repetitive and shitty djent/metalcore bands ("oh polymetric riffing and drumming, SO PROG XDXD") get under the prog metal label.

    last month
  • Wunster


    August 2014
  • Sanity_Theorist

    v Pure stereotype, though I do agree lately that the best elements of progressive metal are the non-metal parts. Metal producers are basically fucking deaf it seems.

    August 2014
  • benson_x

    prog metal fans tend to be incredibly snobbish, and this is no surprise. however, prog metal fans are actually about 10 times worse than your average common-or-garden snob, because the music they listen to is nowhere near good enough to justify their immense levels of snobbery. prog metal fans naturally feel insecure about this, and so make a habit of listening to 10 minutes of classic FM or half a miles davis album every few months just so that they can tell people that they're "also really into jazz and classical".

    July 2014
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Ironic last conversation considering the self promotion I'm about to do... Do you like progressive rock/metal and have a good sense of humor? I have you covered!

    May 2014
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