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Progressive metal


Progressive metal is a subgenre of both progressive rock and heavy metal, originating in the United Kingdom and the United States In the 1970s. Progressive metal blended elements of heavy metal and progressive rock music, taking the loud "aggression" and amplified electric guitar-driven sound of the former, with the more experimental, complex and "pseudo-classical" compositions of the latter. Progressive metal often utilises the conceptual themes associated with progressive rock. Throughout the years, progressive metal has borrowed influences from several other genres, including classical and jazz fusion music.

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Google previewSubgenres of the Beast: A Heavy Metal Guide (2015)

by Yrjänä Kegan

Main article: Progressive metal Progressive metal is a fusion between progressive rock and heavy metal. It is one of heavy metal's more complex genres, due to its use of unusual and dynamic time signatures, long compositions , complex ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (2003)

by Daniel Bukszpan, Ronnie James Dio

The album's style was hard-core progressive metal like nothing before, featuring hairpin time changes and Mahavishnu- intricate arrangements that would likely have caused a casual musician's head to explode, Satnners-swle. Later albums ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music (2009)

by William Phillips, Brian Cogan

Fates Warning are a Progressive Metal band from Connecticut who are regarded by many critics as one of the major progressive bands of the eighties. The band has struggled to find consistency over the years, with numerous personnel ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

1997– Taliesin was a progressive metal band influenced by Dream Theater and Fates Warning. The band was formed by guitarists Roger Moseley and Rueben Durham ...

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

The group's last three albums were involved in the merging of death and progressive metal, especially its 1993 album Individual Thought Patterns. Grindcore is death metal's brother. It blends hardcore punk, heavy metal, and noise rock.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Classic Rock (2017)

by David Luhrssen, Michael Larson

Many metal bands have followed Black Sabbath's path of diabolic simplicity, while “progressive metal” is indebted to Led Zeppelin by emphasizing virtuosity, eclecticism, and profundity. When it emerged as a distinct entity by 1970, heavy ...

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