Originally Posted by thataintchicken
Your homework assignment.
I'm tired of being the only person on this board that knows who these bands are.
I would say that I am well versed in the knowledge of the variety of metals that we have to choose from. However I have never heard of these bands you list. I have taken a big liking to the progressive style that seems to be booming from the east coast. What I have been listening to a lot lately, is Born of Osiris, After the Burial, Circle of Contempt (these guys are only O.K.) and Veil of Maya.
I like a lot of different stuff... recently I have been listening to other metal genres (black metal, finnish metal) Cthonic, Enfold Darkness, Winds of Plague, Kalmah, and Mors Principorum Est (i know i spelled that wrong)
Have you heard these bands? Would this be what you consider progressive?
Also, have you heard of the instrumental band called Animals as Leaders? I don't know if I would call it metal, but it very heavy, very technical, and somewhat abstract. Its the black dude who played in the first commercial release album of Born of Osiris... Tsonin or something like that... the guy is a god on an axe/bass.