Music genres similar to or like Progressive metal

Broad melding heavy metal and progressive rock, combining the loud "aggression" and amplified guitar-driven sound of the former with the more experimental, cerebral or "pseudo-classical" compositions of the latter. Wikipedia

  • Heavy metal music

    Genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, heavy metal bands developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and loudness. Wikipedia

  • List of progressive metal artists, bands and groups. This list contains some bands that at least at some point during their career played progressive metal. Wikipedia

  • Extreme metal

    Loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a "cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic, verbal, and visual transgression". Wikipedia

  • List of alternative metal artists

    List of alternative metal artists. Style of heavy metal and alternative rock. Wikipedia

  • Heavy metal genres

    A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal (often shortened to metal) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At times heavy metal genres may overlap or are difficult to distinguish, but they can be identified by a number of traits. Wikipedia

  • Gothic metal

    Fusion genre combining the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. Diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music. Wikipedia


    Sentences forProgressive metal

    • The first six songs of the album will sound like normal Lordi songs, while the last six songs will be more progressive and will follow a concept.Lordi-Wikipedia
    • However, in 2005, Stauch left the band, disapproving of Blind Guardian's transition into a more complex progressive sound with a heavy use of backing vocals, and was replaced by Ehmke.Blind Guardian-Wikipedia
    • Overall, the album displayed progressive tendencies, yet still retained a traditional black metal edge and Infernus' signature sound.Gorgoroth-Wikipedia
    • It featured one of the first prog metal suite of the genre, "The Ivory Gate of Dreams," which is based on the Gates of horn and ivory.Fates Warning-Wikipedia
    • AllMusic critic Steve Huey describes the band's sound as a "blend [of] progressive and death metal influences."Arch Enemy-Wikipedia
    • Progressive metal band Ne Obliviscaris feature a violin player, Tim Charles, in their line-up.Violin-Wikipedia

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