In this week’s Bandcamp Adventures we’ll be taking a look at music with the “Progressive Metal” tag! Progressive metal is one of my favorite genres. It’s extremely diverse musically and there are a lot of different interpretations of being “progressive” within metal. Progressive metal songs usually utilize longer song formats, time signature, key changes, and tempo changes as well as incredibly talented musicians for their respective instruments.

– #1 –

From Söderhamn, Sweden, Wolverine plays music that reminds me very heavily of The Butterfly Effect and Karnivool.

FFO: The Butterfly Effect and Karnivool


– #2 –

Kevin Suter plays some awesome Progressive Metal on this release that reminds me a lot of the earlier Intervals releases.

FFO: Intervals, Plini, CHOCOSLAYC


– #3 –

Very atmospheric progressive metal. Definitely listen to this if you want something heavier to space out to and paint, draw, or write (like I’m doing right now)!

FFO: Cloudkicker (I don’t really have to say more)


– #4 –

Progressive metal that does in fact djent.

FFO: Periphery and Corelia


– #5 –

This is just one song, but it interested me greatly. This song is a retelling of the Icarus myth in order to explore humanities potential.

FFO: More “traditional” metal but with that progressive flair


– #6 –

Martin Dugdales’ project Stuck In Purgatory is an awesome progressive metal solo project from Johannesburg, South Africa.

FFO: Jeff Loomis and more (it’s hard to place more related acts because there’s a lot of stuff going on here)


– #7 –

More ambient, instrumental progressive metal!

FFO: Chimp Spanner, Vitalism, Intervals


– #8 –

A Progressive rock/metal band from Barrie Ontario.

FFO: Between The Buried And Me, Haken, Karnivool, Tool, and Periphery


– #9 –

A collection of live takes of the band progressive band Icaro, from Auckland, New Zealand.

FFO: Explosions in the Sky, Cloudkicker, and Jakob


– #10 –

A debut ambient progressive metal album from Alex Snape.

FFO: Cloudkicker, Intervals, and Plini