Articles tagged progressive metal

Steve Vai: Passion and Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) / Modern Primitive

The 25th anniversary edition of Passion and Warfare does something that anniversary reissues rarely do: provide a re-framing of a classic album.

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17 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Gojira: Magma

Magma is a prime example of how Gojira successfully navigate the line between high art and theme park thrill ride.

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Katatonia: The Fall of Hearts

Following a stretch of stripped-down and glum releases, Katatonia hearkens back to its best albums and reinvents them with the dynamic The Fall of Hearts.

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ihsahn: Arktis

Ihsahn's sense of adventure is all over the place on Arktis, but fortunately that doesn't prevent the music from unifying into a compelling whole.

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23 Feb 2016 // 3:05 AM

Voivod: Post Society

Voivod has never been of this earth, even if the band claims Quebec as its home. And never has the group sounded as vibrant, imaginative or alien.

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19 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

After the Burial: Dig Deep

Next generation metalcore pack leaders navigate the death of guitarist Justin Lowe and nonetheless make a triumphant future genre touchstone.

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Opeth: Deliverance & Damnation

Thirteen years after their release, two of Opeth's most important albums have been reissued in this essential new package.

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Obsidian Kingdom - “Black Swan” (video) (premiere)

Obsidian Kingdom prepares for release of latest album with intriguing music video and even more intriguing song.

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13 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Secrets of the Moon: Sun

The German metal unit takes black metal and progressive metal to new extremes on their latest release.

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16 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM

The Best Progressive Rock/Metal of 2015

While one-dimensional emulations of various styles dominate the charts, the acts within progressive rock/metal continue to create masterpieces for a very finite audience.

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Shining: International Blackjazz Society

Shining continue to thrill with their latest studio LP, even if their playbook is more predictable this time around.

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8 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

Gojira Is a Sight to Behold

After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.

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Riverside: Love, Fear and the Time Machine

Ten years on, Riverside remain as special as ever, and Love, Fear and the Time Machine is their truest work of art.

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Agent Fresco - “Wait for Me” (video) (premiere)

The Icelandic band gets personal on its latest video.

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Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic

Coma Ecliptic is an exquisite masterpiece that once again proves why Between the Buried and Me is leading the progressive metal movement.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Arcturus: Arcturian

The veteran avant-prog band returns with a release that doesn't always live up to its potential but is still better than half of what you streamed this morning.

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Benighted by Beauty: The Legacy of Opeth’s ‘Still Life’

Still Life's narrative borders on Shakespearean levels of romantic tragedy and social commentary, making it the most poetic and philosophical in Opeth’s catalogue.

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17 Sep 2012 // 11:02 PM

Cloudscape: New Era

Competent musicianship is no substitute for innovation and uniqueness.

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Hammers of Misfortune: 17th Street

The Hammers of Misfortune have produced an album that is equal parts beguiling, thought-provoking and absorbing.

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Becoming the Archetype: Celestial Completion

If you thought this progressive metal group had reached their peak under the tutelage of Devin Townsend, get ready to be shocked by an unproven producer and some of the greatest compositional minds in the country.

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