5 Progressive Metal Bands to Count on for the Future

Progressive Metal Bands in the Future

Progressive metal genre, of all genres, is one of the most exploited genres in the past two decades. Having said that, and taking in consideration that there are thousands of bands from all around the world that tag them under progressive metal, it’s easy to figure out that quantity, in this case, is far from proportional with quality.

However, as in everything else, there are exceptions. Prog Sphere explored Bandcamp, as one of the best new music resources out there, and here are five bands that you should keep your eyes on for the future.

Desolace (Germany)

There is not much info about Desolace, except that they are coming from Karlsruhe in Germany and that they just released a debut EP titled Hopebringer, comprised of five tracks of prolific progressive deathcore. It’s filled with great melodic lines, greasy riffs and powerful vocals. Definitely worth checking out.

The Korea (Russia)

The Korea has been around for more than ten years and during that time they released three studio albums, two singles and an EP titled Saturnus, that was release last year. Stylistically, the band balances between classic progressive metal, djent and ambient, what sounds damn good. For the fans of Meshuggah, Gojira, Periphery and TesseracT.

Methiums (Indonesia)

It sounds almost surreal how many great and talented guitarists there are in Indonesia. Most of you who follow Prog Sphere already know about “sick” Indonesian jazz fusion scene, but it’s time to move towards significantly heavier sounds. Methiums is a one-man project of Arya Akbara influenced by Intervals, Protest the Hero, Periphery, to name but a few. Akbara released Methiums EP in February 2014, which showcases a great potential of this young guitarist.

A Sense of Gravity (USA)

Travail is a real hodge-podge of genres and it sounds terrific. Combining jazz fusion with death metal, avant-garde and djent has been tried before, but without any major success. A Sense of Gravity however went few steps further and forged a record that is absolutely one of the biggest highlights of the year so far. Grandiose!

Fifth Quadrant (Sweden)

Stockholm based Fifth Quadrant is an instrumental project by Marcus Söderberg which brings an interesting mix of Peripheryan riffs, ambient synths overdubbed with piano passages. There is certainly a big potential here, which will hopefully with time be fully uncovered in the future.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.


  1. Bruce

    July 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

    ^ ^

  2. 5

    September 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Good stuff!

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