In The Name of Metal tries to carry the metal torch while yielding onto itself traits of old school epic bands like Manowar, Stratovarius, Dream Evil etc the difference being here is that they sound energetic, and it shows in their music. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things METAL after all sometimes you have to get in tune with what makes a genre so great and define it again and again
As the sun set the full magnificence of the Great Oak Stage was a sight to behold and still Tom Petty played on, in fact he packed in an impressive 19 songs in all finishing the night with the incredible ‘American Girl’.
Ahh, my first prog metal review for 2010…. Prog metal is always an interesting genre to write about as the term itself has gotten wider and wider, and fans have become even more loyal to the genre than in the past.
The main problem though is where to draw the line of calling something progressive music. Some die hard fans think that all prog music must be odd time signatures and general weirdness, and on the hand are the people that are more forgiving in genre description and willing toaccept more artists as prog metal…