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SPECIAL COLLABORATOR: Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams

Member since: 11/11/2005 • Forum posts: 7078 • Last visit: 10/22/2014 5:02:19 PM EST
Location: Rotherham, UK

Progressive Biography

Starting back in the early 90's with pure heavy metal (the likes of Metallica's title album and Iron Maiden's Fear of the Dark were the landmarks in that era), it took me a few more years to start exploring sounds that stretched further the imagination (Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Queensryche). By the end of the 90's I had started investigating the beauties of classic rock and (without knowing it) progressive rock - anyone who believes the two are not strongly connected should reconsider...

It was not until 2004-2005 that I discovered ProgArchives and since then my musical horizons stretched further - both in style (from canterbury to extreme progressive metal) and time (from the 60's to now, excluding the seldom visits to classical music). In fact, the oxymoron is that the further back in time you go, the more interesting it may get...

Since May 2011 I am part of the Progressive Metal team of ProgArchives, helping to build a comprehensive database in the genre, but also helping myself and others discover the interesting world of progressive metal. A year later, I was "recruited" by the first progressive radio in Greece, www.justincaseradio.com, presenting the "Prog Heavy Petting" show, focusing on the heavy side of life (prog I meant to say...). Since April 2013, I am also part of the Heavy Prog team.

Reviews distribution by sub-genre


 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Progressive Metal573.37
2 Crossover Prog223.23
3 Heavy Prog163.56
4 Prog Related153.00
5 Neo-Prog133.46
6 Experimental/Post Metal132.92
7 Tech/Extreme Prog Metal103.70
8 Prog Folk93.11
9 Symphonic Prog83.75
10 Eclectic Prog83.38
11 Jazz Rock/Fusion73.29
12 RIO/Avant-Prog62.83
13 Psychedelic/Space Rock53.20
14 Proto-Prog43.00
15 Post Rock/Math rock43.50
16 Progressive Electronic43.25
17 Canterbury Scene23.50

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