I love Progressive Metal. This is where #metal meets the grey unknown. Far, far away from the ‘established’ legion of bands, seemingly always wanting to produce more of the same. Of course, Progressive Metal covers lots of flavors and it takes a lot of musical skills to produce good content. On the other hand, the style is usually also an indicator of much creative energy at work.
Now, there is a large crowd out there professing that their forte lies in the progressive nirvana of the #metal universe. You’ll find loads of bands out there strumming a few djents, madly hitting the percussion, howling weirdly around the stage and calling this prog. So much so at times that you are served with a confused pandemonium of soundbytes that stops making sense after a while. [...]