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: Arcturus

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Electric Factory
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.958868 -75.150212
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Garth AlgarConcert
Soda Bar
San Diego, United States
32.754914 -117.115475
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Thursday 6 August 2015
The Coma Ecliptic Tour
Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, The ContortionistConcert
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, United States
42.893094 -78.871579

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Friday 7 August 2015
The Coma Ecliptic Tour
Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, The ContortionistConcert
STAGE AE
Pittsburgh, United States
40.445954 -80.011163

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Saturday 8 August 2015
Neurosis
The Body, Sumac, Brothers of the Sonic ClothConcert
Paradise Rock Club
Boston MA, United States
42.351784 -71.119549

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The Coma Ecliptic Tour
Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, The ContortionistConcert
The NorVa
Norfolk, Virginia Beach VA, United States
36.850247 -76.289459

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  • Porpse

    One of the most overrated genres.

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  • carli666

    ZİGGURAT - Kudretim Var (2015) New song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8FH911O1ss

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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Dream Theater are technical geniuses for sure, but nothing they do ever sounds truly spontaneous/passionate to me, unlike those 4 bands strongly influenced by them. Unexpect is probably more technicality/compositionally intense than them, more drawn to them for craziness.

    June 2015
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I actually agree with bcpeters1 regarding Dream Theater...the funny thing is that they often just focus primarily on guitar and keyboards in the end anyways, with nothing truly interesting to the vocals/lyrics and John Myueng only given time to show his talents in isolate tracks like Panic Attack. That said, they influenced Haken, Between the Buried and Me, Suspyre and Myrath in great ways. Maybe you'd prefer one of those 4? SUspyre is more symphonic, Between the Buried and Me is more death metal styled and Haken is more neo-prog. Myrath is their own band essentially, very middle eastern folk influenced with lots of frame drums and double harmonic scale.

    June 2015
  • metaloly999

    @bcpeters1 that's why this genre called "Progressive" . And many people can enjoyed a things "destroys everythings human and fluid about music".

    May 2015
  • bcpeters1

    when you're doing so many over-the-top, pretentious signature changes - sure, you have amazing technical talent. But at a certain point it loses it's soul. At a certain point technical virtuosity and technical skill just destroys everything human and fluid about music. That's why Dream Theater is "over rated".

    May 2015
  • metaloly999

    Dream Theater is overated ?? lolololol. How many guitarist can make a many signature changes in a seconds like John Petrucci ?? Also keyboard virtuoso like Jordan rudess ?

    May 2015
  • TheRuslu

    An estonian progressive metal band just released their new EP called "Unmasked", check it out! http://www.last.fm/music/Abandoned+Elysium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZQau0j5uXE

    May 2015
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