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  The Metal Crypt - Descriptions of the Genres of Metal
Progressive Metal: Progressive Metal is properly a mix of the progressive art rock of the 70's such as Yes, Rush and King Crimson with the basic sound of melodic Traditional Metal to produce more musically challenging and intricate sounds.
Death Metal: There are three albums that are largely responsible for the emergence of Death Metal from the morass of Thrash, all of them released between 1985 and 1987.
Gothic Metal, as it is meant today, is usually a mixing of Death Metal riffing with moody keyboards and female vocals, sometimes mixed with aggressive growling from a male vocalist, sometimes not.
www.metalcrypt.com /genres.php   (4477 words)

  
 Progressive metal - FoxyTunes
Progressive metal is a genre of heavy metal music which shares traits with progressive rock including use of complex compositional structures, odd
Progressive metal is a genre of heavy metal music which shares traits with progressive rock including use of complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing.
Although bands such as Rainbow posess many qualities of progressive metal and had experimented with the fusion of metal and classical styles, the genre was not a defined one at the time, such bands prior to the breakout of the genre are generally classified as heavy metal.
www.foxytunes.com /tag/progressivemetal   (292 words)

  
  Urban Dictionary: progressive metal
It's common for progressive metal acts to have very long song lengths with plenty of complex instrumental sections which give the musicians a lot of room to show off.
Progressive metal lyrics tend to be very cerebral, with elements of fantasy, psychology, and science fiction thrown into the mix.
Progressive metal is a sub genre of rock that usually has guitars with distortion, wah, compression and other effects that help people feel the music.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=progressive+metal   (498 words)

  
 Progressive Metal - ø METAL & ROCK MUSIC VIDEOS & CODES ø
Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock.
Progressive metal can be broken down into countless sub-genres corresponding to certain other styles of music that have influenced progressive metal groups.
For example, two bands that are commonly identified as progressive metal, King's X and Opeth, are at opposite ends of the sonic spectrum to one another.
metal-videos.blogspot.com /2007/12/progressive-metal.html   (899 words)

  
 Morbid Angel - Progressive Death Metal
Formative genetic material of death metal, this band formed in 1984 and released its first album in 1987, being inspired by Slayer but eventually moving on to more progressive works with the genre-definitive Blessed Are the Sick in 1991.
Progressive, rhythmic, complex and evil death metal with lyrics well-crafted from Sumerian and Lovecraftian domains.
In the style of death metal pioneers Slayer this band wraps a sequence of quickly-strummed notes into a phrase or melody, working the rhythms and atonal similarities to integrate chromatic and dissonant tonal combinations.
www.anus.com /metal/morbidangel.html   (1779 words)

  
 The Progressive Pages / www.progpages.com
In almost all everyday situations, mention of the term "progressive rock" or "progressive metal" will result in blank stares that generally lead to the question, "What is progressive music?" Newcomers to the genre, myself included at the time, seem to frequently ask this question in prog discussions.
No clear cut definition exists as to just what exactly is meant by the terms "progressive music," "progressive rock," or "progressive metal." To get a true sense of what these terms mean, one must take into consideration all the sub-genres, properties, styles, characteristics, and all the other abstract qualities that surround it.
A somewhat common element of progressive music is the "concept album" (or "rock-opera"), which is basically a storyline or theme-based work in which the individual songs on an album all relate to one another to either directly recount a story or to immerse the listener into a more abstract experience.
www.progpages.com /index.asp?page=whatsprog.htm   (2033 words)

  
 Avant-garde Metal - Stories: Technical Progressive Death Metal - ERA 1: ORIGINS ( 1988 - 1998 )
As the thrash scene morphed into the crushing sonics of death metal (Obituary, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Death, Carcass), it was inevitable that a new generation of metal musicians would infuse it with the same proficiency of technical chops and bizarre time signatures.
Meanwhile the elements of melody and traditional as well as progressive metal took on a new context in the maiden worshipping death metal of Europe (particularly Sweden).
The harmonized melodic leads, thrashy riffing, raspy vocals and pounding attacks were not vey progressive in themselves but influenced a plethora of bands of the second era who took a step further to combine it with jazz tonalities and the non-traditional time signatures for some vigorous new sounds.
www.avantgarde-metal.com /content/stories2.php?id=57   (739 words)

  
 Progressive Metal, a progressive rock music sub-genre
Progressive Metal definition: This category represents the core movement of what is called “Progressive Metal” in the literal sense.
This type of Power Metal is not to be confused with the European style which emerged with bands like HELLOWEEN a few years later and would lead to a second wave of Progressive (European) Power Metal bands in the late 1990s.
Every new Progressive Metal band was compared to them, similarly to neo prog bands being compared to MARILLION, or new Prog Rock bands of the 1990s being compared to SPOCK'S BEARD.
www.progarchives.com /subgenre.asp?style=19   (2860 words)

  
 WELCOME TO Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-ZINE
With a Progressive Metal approach and some good riffs, it proves that is not a dilemma if you will hear or not this album (just kidding!).
Progress was slow, but the time has come, and that time is now.
Dreamtone is more than a new Progressive Rock Metal band, their influences with a large level musical abilities, incredible musicianship and technical level, defines Dreamtone as one of the present and the future bands into the Prog Metal scene in general.
www.progressiverockbr.com /previews2006.htm   (12476 words)

  
 CD Baby: Newest Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal Music (#11 - #50)
Frenzied instrumental prog/tech/death metal from 3 of the premier talents in extreme metal, guitarist Ron Jarzombek, bassist Alex Webster and drummer Charlie Zeleny.
Articulate polyrhythmic metal, with strong, unique compositions using the subtleties of solos and atmosphere.
Wildly inventive, creatively ungoverned, mind-bending instrumental tech/prog metal from the minds, hands and feet of heralded TX brothers Ron (g) and Bobby Jarzombek (dr) and fellow San Antonian Pete Perez (bs).
www.cdbaby.com /new/94?skip=10/from/evor   (1040 words)

  
  Metal stamping / progressive die drawing
Progressive die drawing, or stamping, is a forming process that utilizes a series of stamping stations to perform simultaneous operations on sheet metal.
As the metal strip is moved through the drawing process, it is exposed to a series of progressive die stations, each one changing the metal configuration left on the metal by the previous station.
View an overview of metal stamping services any of the metal forming processes offered by Advantage Fabricated Metals, or view a full table that matches the metals to the metal fabricating services we offer.
www.advantagefabricatedmetals.com /stamping-process.html   (360 words)

  
  Progressive metal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Progressive metal is a genre of heavy metal music which shares traits with progressive rock including use of complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing.
Although bands such as Rainbow posess many qualities of progressive metal and had experimented with the fusion of metal and classical styles, the genre was not a defined one at the time, such bands prior to the breakout of the genre are generally classified as heavy metal.
For example, two bands that are commonly identified as progressive metal, King's X and Opeth, are at opposite ends of the sonic spectrum to one another.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_metal   (985 words)

  
 Progressive metal reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Progressive metal, for example, does not have a clear identity anymore, and this is mainly caused by its blurred margin with the genre's closest cousin, power metal.
Neoclassical metallers Symphony X are often called progressive, and sometimes even symphonic power metal of Blind Guardian is considered to be progressive metal, which is a pure sacrilege to the original understanding of progressive metal term.
Meanwhile, traditional progressive metal fades to the bottom layers of the underground, partly because it is overshadowed by power metal (which rejoices its biggest success as a genre today), but mostly because the last three or five years did not bring any new noteworthy progressive metal bands.
www.dvsrecords.com /edgeoftime/reviews/r0309_pg.shtml   (3450 words)

  
 Amethyst - progressive metal -- Welcome to Amethyst - progressive metal
The faster progressive metal song "Winternight" follows and is similar to HAMMERFALL.
All in all, this progressive metal band is definitely a recommendation to anyone who is always checking out the LIMB and INSIDE OUT releases.
Their 4 songs on this demo-cd were recorded during different evenings between late 1999 and early 2000.The first song “Unmasked Vision” is a typical technical progressive metal song, with great keyboard/ guitar performances.
www.freewebs.com /amethyst_progressive/reviews.htm   (309 words)

  
 The BNR Metal Pages, Version 2 - Progressive Metal
Initially, progressive metal bands fell into two camps, the first being bands who incorporated quirky time signatures and atypical riffing into metal, and the (related) second being metal bands strongly influenced by 70's progressive rock bands such as Yes, Genesis, and ELP.
Watchtower and Thought Industry are two excellent examples of the first group, while Dream Theater remains the most well-known of the latter group, as well as the single band most fans point to first when referring to progressive metal.
On the extreme end of progressive metal is technical metal, where the musicianship and songwriting variance is placed at an even higher premium.
www.bnrmetal.com /v2/genre.php?ID=P   (178 words)

  
 Progressive Metal Stamping & Progressive Dies - StampSource Metal Stamping
When the various steps on a part cannot be done in one operation, a progressive die can be built allowing multiple steps to be done in one pass through the press.
All progressive metal stamping, operations and steps are documented and closely monitored for consistent, superior quality.
StampSource has significant experience with progressive metal stamping and transferring in dies from our customers’ plants or from other stampers.
www.stampsource.com /metal-stamping-services/metal-stamping/progressive   (200 words)

  
 Progressive metal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Progressive metal can be broken down into countless sub-genres corresponding to certain other styles of music that have influenced progressive metal groups.
For avant-garde metal, most of the experimentation is in the use of unusual sounds and instruments not usually associated with 1990s metal, such as the Hammond organ and the violin.
Progressive metal also puts a greater emphasis on technicality and theoretical complexity (e.g., odd time signatures, complex song forms, jazz fusion influences), while avant-garde metal is more unorthodox and tends to question many of the musical conventions.
www.artistopia.com /progressive-metal   (849 words)

  
 #15 Reviews [Power/Progressive Metal]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Basically precise power metal married to sensuous progressive metal (as well as a variety of world/folk influences), Kamelot has very nearly mastered the art of power metal composition and execution.
Allusions to many of his themes are found here and there in the progressive genre (work to do for music researchers), but it's not usual at all to find tributes with the high degree of purity, integrity, and compromise with the original work, which Venice's metal axeman work shows.
While atmospheric/darker metal as well as progressive metal has notable bands fronted by female vocals, power metal is a bit behind in this respect, so Power Symphony have good chances to be one of the first quality acts to take the slot.
www.dvsrecords.com /edgeoftime/e15/r15prog2.shtml   (5463 words)

  
 Genre Listing - RockCrypt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Family was a British Progressive rock band comprising Roger Chapman on vocals, John Whitney on guitar, Jim King on sax and flute, Rick Grech on bass, violin and vocals and Rob Townsend on drums.
He is a popular musician in the progressive metal genre and utilizes a mixture of styles when playing, such as shredding and flamenco.
With their mix of early progressive rock, psychedelia, ambient and (more recently) metal as well, they have crafted a body of work quite impressive for its diversity, and the distinctive quality of the sound in their recordings.
www.rockcrypt.com /genre-ProgressiveMetal   (9476 words)

  
 Metal Coven Webzine - Metal Reviews - King Crimson - The Power To Believe
Few bands with a discography spanning five decades are able to keep their music fresh and relevant to contemporary music, let alone contemporary heavy metal.
This is a far less melodic album than most progressive metal out there; it is more like progressive industrial.
But serious flaws aside, this is a great album, and sounds more like a contemporary progressive metal band than a 30+ year old originator of a genre.
www.metalcoven.com /review_kingcrimson_thepower.html   (573 words)

  
 CD Baby: USA: Minnesota: Metal: Progressive Metal
Wormwood are a progressive metal group out of the Twin Cities who utilize complex beats, exotic instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics to create elaborate soundscapes good for rapid thinking or aggresive expression.
Progressive Metal with a unique combination of the musicianship and melodic elements of technical fl/progressive metal combined with old-school groove orientated metal.
Progressive power metal a real fantastic release, that will challenge you the listener to predict what is coming next.
cdbaby.com /places/9MN0?cat=10&subcat=94   (645 words)

  
 Heavy Metal Genres
The more modern and commonly used definition of classic heavy metal is a reference to the sound created by metal bands when metal was at its peak of commercial success in the early to mid 80's.
This genre of metal produced the highest number of bands, so that it's sound is now so generic to sometimes be simply labeled "Heavy Metal" (no prefix), and considered the main branch of music from which most other genres split.
Granted, the true glam metal band's watered down version of metal wasn't anything to be terribly proud of, and their image still sends shudders through most metalheads.
www.geocities.com /metallurgy44/genres.html   (3160 words)

  
 PROGRESSIVEWORLD.NET: REVIEWS BY LARRY "LARRYD" DAGLIERI
Fans in the progressive metal world are divided into many sub-genres just like their favorite bands.
There are those who prefer the quirky, odd, unique progressive metal bands who (to them), define what the genre is all about.
Voyager is a 5-piece progressive metal band from the Land Down Under, and they have certainly come up with a disc that really sounds like no other, except for the mighty Lanfear, and even then, it's a bit different from that sound as well.
www.progressiveworld.net /voyager.html   (877 words)

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