My Favorite Progressive Rock and Metal Bands.
While my favorite band is The Beatles, my favorite musical style as a whole will probably always be progressive rock. I’ve always been hugely into progressive rock.
It started when I first found out about the style in my early twenties.
I still remember the amazing feeling of wonderment and excitement, the very first time I heard Rush, or Dream Theater, or Gentle Giant or any of the many amazing prog rock/metal bands out there.
I immediately bought everything Rush, everything Dream Theater, and so many more complete discographies of many progrock bands.
In an odd way, I sometimes can’t help but feel that my favorite music style, progrock, and my favorite art style in painting and visual arts, are connected. I sometimes feel, loving progrock so much, that it is not a coincidence that my favorite painting style is “surrealism”.
I never get tried of the work of Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Giorgio De Chirico, Yves Tanguy, or other surrealists.
Here’s the painting “Heaven and Earth” by Pieter Van Tonder
Other than progrock bands, Frank Zappa is probably the only person (I know off) who came closer to a musical form of surrealism with his odd, fun, intricate, rhythmic combinations, unconventional melodies, odd instrument combinations, and so on.
All that being said, I wanted to share some of my favorite progrock bands.
Superior (German band, amazing combination of progressive metal with outstanding piano work)
Cairo. One of my favorite progressive metal bands.
Liquid Tension Experiment
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