The best progressive metal of 2022

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Here is the ranking of the best products for the Progressive Metal category :

Progressive Metal Guitar: An Advanced Guide to Modern Metal Guitar (Heavy Metal Guitar): it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 4,4 with 61 reviews

Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,7 with 36 reviews

Vier [VINYL]: third position for this product, with a average review from users 4,8 with 10 reviews

Progressive Metal Guitar: An Advanced Guide to Mod...

Bestseller No. 1
Progressive Metal Guitar: An Advanced Guide to Modern Metal Guitar (Heavy Metal Guitar)
61 Reviews
Progressive Metal Guitar: An Advanced Guide to Modern Metal Guitar (Heavy Metal Guitar)
  • Thorpe, Mr Rob (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 123 Pages - 10/17/2016 (Publication Date) - www.fundamental-changes.com (Publisher)

Reviews

Really gets your fingers working!
Really decent guide to metal guitar soloing. Starts with Neo Classical licks and the patterns helped me a lot with building up speed. I was taught the harmonic minor in a different position years ago, so it was great to see where someone would actually 'shred' it on the fretboard. As others have mentioned, this is NOT a beginners book. I have played for years and can do a pretty good impersonation of a shredder, but these exercises gave me a lot of trouble and taught me a lot. Might just be my style, but the legato chapter was by far my favourite. Interesting ideas throughout the book though. I especially liked the three quite unique solos at the end. Slight printing issue on some of the pages, but that is a minor gripe. The main thing stopping me from giving this a 5* review is that most of the licks, while being a great hand workout and teaching you valuable techniques, just don't sound that musical. But I guess this is the point: the idea isn't to steal complete licks and use them in your solos, these exercises should instead be a springboard to help you compose your own licks. Still, if you are practicing the same lick for several hours with a metronome it helps if it sounds cool. It would have also been nice to have more technical directions, e.g. hand positions, etc. (But maybe these are covered in parts one and two...) These are pretty minor criticisms though. I am loving this book; I bought several guitar books recently and this is by far my favourite. Great job Rob Thorpe!
Fantastic guide to next level chops!
This book is fantastic! I have been playing guitar for 17 years and have a degree in music and I have found this book to be enormously useful in pushing the boundaries of my technique and application of theory. It covers alternate picking, legato, tapping, sweep and economy picking, odd rhythmic groupings, exotic scales and much more! It also has some rhythm guitar sections which covers some odd meter playing. The audio is available by downloading it from the website, which is pretty easy and allows you to keep the book flat, when you get a CD with a book I find it gets in the way and becomes annoying when you are trying to lay the book flat or in a music stand. The audio is also of a very high standard. Overall I highly recommend this book of you are an intermediate player trying to push yourself to a new level but I also think advanced players would find this book helpful and informative!
Good but best paired with the guide to heavy metal playing if your a newbie.
An adequate introduction to contemporary metal playing best paired with the guide to heavy metal playing. In some areas it doesn’t go into too much detail only offering a brief explanation of a technique and on occasion ending a section bluntly on the note that further detail is contained in the previous book in the series annoyingly forcing you to buy that book as well to complete the picture. Each section is generally well explained and does contain signposts to artists and songs for listening and further technical study which is useful. The example licks contained within I found challenging if fairly musically uninspiring but serve their purpose as exercises moving you towards the neoclassical performance piece which is tabbed fully at the end of the book. I would highly recommend this book if your looking to find out more about modern metal but would certainly buy it as a pair with the previous book in the series if your completely new and needing a full explanation.

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Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy ...

Bestseller No. 2
Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
36 Reviews
Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Wagner, Jeff (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 03/28/2011 (Publication Date) - Bazillion Points (Publisher)

Reviews

Fabuloso análisis
Jeff hace un detenido análisis de cuatro décadas de metal progresivo, en todas sus vertientes: tanto en la formal con Queensrÿche, Fates Warning, Dream Theater y demás como en la de bandas que rompieron esquemas y barreras (Voivod, Cynic, etc.). Una lectura obligada para los fans del metal y del progresivo. Fans del sleazy y la laca abstenerse.
A must have guide to 40 years of amazing music
Jeff Wagner shows all his knowledge and taste in this book, guiding the reader through all those releases that have made an impact in the last fourty years. The guide is not exhaustive but is also not supreficial. Along side the very famous names Jeff presents some beautiful gems that time have unjustly condemned to oblivion.
Para la estantería de cualquier metalero
Jeff Wagner lleva a cabo en Mean Deviation un repaso a la historia del Metal progresivo. Así presentado, cabríamos esperar un resumen de las idas y venidas de bandas como Dream Theater, Queensrÿche o Fates Warning y de todas aquellas bandas venidas después de éstas que perpetuarían un estilo similar. Sin embargo, y por fortuna para aquellos con afán de expandir conocimiento acerca de la historia del Metal en general, Wagner indaga en todas las tendencias innovadores propiamente dichas del Metal de manera cronológica. Así asistimos a un breve repaso de las escenas del Black Metal o el Death Metal, haciendo especial énfasis en los pioneros de dichos subgéneros y aquellos que trascendieron la ortodoxia de cada género en un intento de ir más allá, ya fuese a través del desarrollo de la técnica o de la incorporación de diferentes vanguardismos. Así, de esta manera, Jeff comienza con un breve repaso del Rock Progresivo y diferentes escenas a lo largo del globo, mencionando nombres como Caravan, King Crimson, Camel, Yes, Rush y un largo etcétera. Tras ello, la narración se centrará en los diferentes subgéneros metaleros: Tradicional/Heavy, Progresivo (y el 'progresivo' como diferencia el propio autor), Thrash, Death, Black, Gothic. De esta manera el autor nos empapa de nombres, descripciones, reseñas y anécdotas varias de aquellas bandas que ocasionaron que se utilizasen etiquetas como "Technical", "Progressive" o "Avant-garde" para describir el sonido de bandas de diversa índole; además de los pioneros de los géneros más extremos del Metal. Por ello, Mean Deviation constituye un ejemplar que no puede faltar en la colección de cualquier metalero que se precie de indagar en la historia del género, especialmente si gusta del progresivo, la técnica o los vanguardismos.

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Vier [VINYL]

Bestseller No. 3
Vier [VINYL]
10 Reviews

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Being Perfect
It was pointless reviewing this album after 1 or 2 plays. I have waited until I have listened to it numerous times before offering my opinion. This is an album that rewards the listener with repeated listens. Beautiful in parts and intricate in others, this is the sound of modern prog rock. Perfect Beings are certainly not afraid of tipping their hats to the past, echoes of 70's British prog, especially Yes, are referenced throughout the album, however their strength lies in the fact they have created a sound of their own. Beatle's style vocal harmonies are a feature of the album along with nods to bands such as 10cc. The first and fourth pieces are the most immediate, if you could call them that, but the second and third soon reveal their charms to create a very cohesive sounding album. All in all well worth a listen for any fan of progressive music.
Rich and Diverse
Fantastic album. Very rich, diverse and finely crafted sonically. You can live with this a long time and keep unearthing its riches. Influences of Yes, Ravel and Stravinsky are discernible, and melodic themes maintain the interest throughout. Bravo, Perfect Beings!
Great modern Progressive Rock
I like this band. This album, their 3rd, is very clever and full of so many styles. I can here Yes, Jon and Vangelis, Tangerin Dream and many others in here. Not to say they are trying to sound like any of them. They have their own unique sound. I cannot descibe the music but modern Progressive Rock it is. It is complicated with fantastic keyboards, great guitar and excellent vocals and a top notch production. For me the best quality is that it takes many listens to appreciate and get into. For me that normally means an album that never bores and you keep coming back to.

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