progressive metal

Tool Take Us on a Trip in Berlin

Tool Take Us on a Trip in Berlin

Tool’s Berlin performance drenched us in their esoteric lyrics, kept us spellbound under Keenan’s shamanistic delivery, and held us captive to enormous body horror imagery.

Tool’s Undertow, 1990s Culture Wars, and the Rehabilitation of Gen-X

Tool’s Undertow, 1990s Culture Wars, and the Rehabilitation of Gen-X

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 10 Best Progressive Rock/Metal Albums of 2022

The 10 Best Progressive Rock/Metal Albums of 2022

The best progressive rock albums are profoundly ambitious and forward-thinking, music that’s immense, expansive, and mind-blowing, with dramatic elements.

Porcupine Tree Return with a Question Mark on ‘Closure/Continuation’

Porcupine Tree Return with a Question Mark on ‘Closure/Continuation’

Closure/Continuation captures and rejuvenates the cerebral and melancholic mood that’s Porcupine Tree’s signature, but uncertainty hangs over the proceedings.

20 Years Ago Progressive Rock and Metal Met on Dream Theater’s ‘Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence’

20 Years Ago Progressive Rock and Metal Met on Dream Theater’s ‘Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence’

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 10 Best Progressive Rock/Metal Albums of 2021

The 10 Best Progressive Rock/Metal Albums of 2021

The ongoing pandemic led to a brilliant year in the best progressive rock albums. Many artists translated their 2020 hardships into artistic gems.

Between the Buried and Me Captivated with a Career-Spanning Set at the Theatre of Living Arts

Between the Buried and Me Captivated with a Career-Spanning Set at the Theatre of Living Arts

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.

Ranking the 13 Opeth Albums From Worst to Best

Ranking the 13 Opeth Albums From Worst to Best

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 Contemplate the End of Human Life on ‘Dream Weapon’

Genghis Tron Contemplate the End of Human Life on ‘Dream Weapon’

Genghis Tron turn 180 degrees from their metal past for one of the most breathtaking re-inventions in heavy music history on Dream Weapon.

Hear Crown’s Moody, Shape-Shifting “Violence” (premiere)

Hear Crown’s Moody, Shape-Shifting “Violence” (premiere)

Crown’s new album, The End of All Things, out 16 April, promises to change the way we hear heavy music. Hear “Violence” now.

Between the Buried and Me’s Breakthrough ‘Colors’ Still Thrills 13 Years Later

Between the Buried and Me’s Breakthrough ‘Colors’ Still Thrills 13 Years Later

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.