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: Symphony X

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Wednesday 22 October 2014
Gojira, KvelertakConcert
Uptown Theater
Kansas City MO, United States
39.061231 -94.590538

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The Contortionist
Intervals, PolyphiaConcert
Albuquerque NM, United States
35.084866 -106.654897

2 went

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Gojira, KvelertakConcert
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, United States
42.337521 -83.052131

9 going

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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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Saturday 25 October 2014
Gojira, KvelertakConcert
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
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Stardust II
Virus, Dysrhythmia, Geryon, OcrillimConcert
Saint Vitus Bar
Brooklyn, New York, United States
40.808832 -73.954024

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  • 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
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    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
  • TheRuslu

    A new prog band from Estonia just released their new album:

    May 2014
  • Sanity_Theorist

    v All cultures are pretty bad, but I'd rather be around a proggy than a hip hop fan that likes Lil John. Personal preference.

    April 2014
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