After Tool whapped us upside the head with Undertow, you knew you’d never listen to that hairband boom-bap with a straight face ever again.
The best progressive rock albums are profoundly ambitious and forward-thinking, music that’s immense, expansive, and mind-blowing, with dramatic elements.
Closure/Continuation captures and rejuvenates the cerebral and melancholic mood that’s Porcupine Tree’s signature, but uncertainty hangs over the proceedings.
Dream Theater’s Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence probably never had a chance at besting predecessor Scenes From a Memory, but it nonetheless found the quintet sustaining their creative peak.
The lengthy evening provided a communal celebration of both Between the Buried and Me’s whole catalog and the return of live music in general.
Across 24 years and 13 albums, Opeth have made some of the most challenging and fascinating music in the history of modern metal. We count down to their best albums.
Genghis Tron turn 180 degrees from their metal past for one of the most breathtaking re-inventions in heavy music history on Dream Weapon.
Rather than being Between the Buried and Me's crowning achievement, Colors was just the start of their evolution into one of heavy metal's most adventurous bands.
Rather than succumb to the difficulties of our era, many progressive creators doubled down on their artistry to produce some of their best work and tighten their relationships with their admirers.