Articles tagged progressive metal

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 // 1:30 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 // 1:20 AM

Negură Bunget: ZI

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

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8 Aug 2016 // 6:42 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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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 // 1:30 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 // 1:20 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 // 2:05 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 // 2:10 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 // 2:30 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 // 2:00 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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