Articles tagged progressive metal

Mastodon: Cold Dark Place EP

This EP is essential listening for any Mastodon fans who've followed the band into the 2010's without an excess of griping about what the band used to be.

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Spock’s Beard - “I’m Dying” (live) (video) (premiere)

Spock's Beard shares a live performance of their classic song "I'm Dying".

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Akercocke: Renaissance in Extremis

After a decade in waiting, progressive black/death metal connoisseur Akercocke, returns with an enticing album of brutal intentions and twisted machinations.

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Roots Remain: A Conversation With Bill Kelliher of Mastodon

Among other things, Mastodon rhythm guitarist Bill Kelliher delves into how loss and life shaped their sixth outing, Emperor of Sand.

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Foscor - “Instants” (video) (premiere)

Veteran metal act Foscor offers glimpse of upcoming release, Les Irreals Visions.

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5 Apr 2017 // 11:34 AM

Mastodon - “Show Yourself” (Singles Going Steady)

Mastodon may not be reinventing the wheel here, but they take one on a fun trip nonetheless.

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The Neal Morse Band - “MacArthur Park” (video) (premiere)

Neal Morse never takes a task lightly, as evidenced by this clip from the new audio/visual package Morsefest 2015.

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24 Mar 2017 // 8:24 AM

Mastodon: Emperor of Sand

Emperor of Sand is by no means a bad album, but there's little here that the band hasn't already explored.

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Dream Theater: “Images, Words & Beyond” at the Forum Karlín, Prague

Combining old classics with new cuts, Dream Theater demonstrates why they've managed to stick around all these years.

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Sólstafir - “Isafold” (audio) (premiere)

Hear the latest from Iceland's Sólstafir with single "Isafold".

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3 Feb 2017 // 12:44 PM

Opeth - “Era” (Singles Going Steady)

Opeth's "Era" is as precise and pristine as a classical cantata without the pretensions.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - “Scared and Alone” (video) (premiere)

Crippled Black Phoenix releases new video for "Scared and Alone", a key track from the Bronze LP.

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Avenged Sevenfold: The Stage

Does Avenged Sevenfold's first concept album find the band going all prog-metal? Nope.

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The Best Progressive Rock and Metal of 2016

The following ten albums rightly outshine the competition and best represent what made 2016 such a diverse and phenomenal year in progressive music.

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Steve Vai Brings Passion and Warfare to the Fillmore

The album cover features a quintet of fairies flying around Vai, suggesting a shamanic ability to traverse alternate dimensions. The album does exactly that, with Vai exploring bold sonic territory in a compelling manner.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation

A dark, heavy, somber, and beautiful work of art. And the proper farewell to fans from the Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Opeth’s Fake Nikki Sixx: An Interview with Mikael Akerfeldt

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt opens up about Opeth's 25 year career, the band's new album Sorceress, and his desire to score a Meryl Streep film one day.

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27 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Opeth: Sorceress

This third entry in Opeth's newest phase doesn't quite match Pale Communion, but it's still a wonderfully multifaceted journey.

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26 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Negură Bunget: ZI

Negură Bunget returns with the second installment of its Transylvanian Trilogy.

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8 Aug 2016 // 7:42 AM

Dark Suns: Everchild

Touches of pop, avant-garde, and Euro-jazz rub shoulders on latest from formerly metal-driven unit.

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