Combining traits of traditional metal with speed metal, using anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter, often within symphonic context to create a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally “powerful” sound. Featured local band: Wreck-Defy.
Rainbow – Temple of the King Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys Yngwie Malmsteen – Trilogy Suite Opus No. 5 Helstar – Harker’s Tale (Mass of Death) Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime Blind Guardian – Imagination From the Other Side Wreck-Defy – Powers That Be Rhapsody of Fire – Holy Thunderforce
Where the aggression and driving guitar sound of heavy metal meets the experimental and cerebral compositions of progressive rock is a fusional crossroads called prog metal. Featured local band: Gates […]