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: Tool

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Royal Thunder
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Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, United States
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Richmond, United States
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The Chop Shop - NoDa
Charlotte, United States
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The Earl
Atlanta GA, United States
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Kayo DotConcert Highline
Seattle, United States
47.620201 -122.320711

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Tuesday 7 July 2015
Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, The ContortionistConcert
The Georgia Theatre
Athens GA, United States
33.9583 -83.3774

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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.

    13 days ago
  • 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.

    13 days ago
  • metaloly999

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

    last month
  • 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".

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  • 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 ?

    last month
  • 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

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  • Bolek0793

    music for intelligent people [3]

    April 2015
  • atwarwithself

    Hey all -- former Gordian Knot guitarist Glenn Snelwar here. I thought you all might be interested in the new disc. It's called Circadian Rhythm Disorder, and it's written entirely to a 51-minute drum track Marco Minnemann had recorded in one take (his 'Normalizer 2' project). The entire 51 minutes is intended to be played without any breaks in between the tracks. Despite it being a drum 'solo', I tried to compose a cohesive set of tracks that follow the premise of the 'At War With Self' project - multiple styles, instrumentation and moods across the span of the tracks. The disc is available on cdbaby, iTunes and amazon. It's also up on Soundcloud to stream in it's entirety if you want to take a listen (and, on lastFM soon...) https://soundcloud.com/glenn-snelwar/circadian-rhythm-disorder More info on this At War With Self disc and other releases available at my site www.glennsnelwar.com Thanks! Glenn

    April 2015
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