It's slightly annoying that any metalcore band that:
- sometimes changes time signature mid-song
- uses ambient or ethereal guitar tones
- plays seven-string guitars (and/or five-string basses)
- writes songs in different keys instead of always D or C (or whatever drop tuning is being used)
...is labelled "progressive", despite the fact that the word when used in "progressive rock" never meant anything of the sort. Having said that, given that the bands that do the aforementioned are at least a slight breath of fresh air, I appreciate this tag to an extent.
http://www.last.fm/group/Obscure+technical+music if you are interested in obscure technical music please join! I promise to at least visit once a week and post recommendations, but having more people join and/or be more active could lead to more discussions and recommendations from people within the group. Cheers!
"This is where you find the actually good metalcore bands." I always thought this is such an interesting tag, but I gotta say I still haven't found a lot of stuff that I really like a lot through this. Misery Signals isn't that bad, though, wether you'd wanna call it progressive or not :p