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Progressive metal (Music)

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Topical headingProgressive metal (Music)
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Variant(s)Prog metal (Music)
See alsoHeavy metal (Music)
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Progressive rock music
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Found inWork cat.: Queensryche (Musical group). Operation mindcrime [SR] 2003: label (Queensryche)
All music guide WWW site, Jan. 24, 2011 (Progressive Metal blends the attack, volume, and aggression of metal with the grandiose, pseudo-classical ambitions of prog-rock. Progressive metal first surfaced in the late '80s, led by such bands as the Pink Floydian Queensryche. Even though it never became a huge seller in the '90s, progressive metal always had a dedicated following, and bands like Queensryche and Dream Theater stayed on major labels throughout the decade)
Wikipedia, August 13, 2013 (Progressive metal; subgenre of both progressive rock and heavy metal)
Prog Archive WWW site, August 13, 2013 (Progressive metal-a progressive rock sub-genre; sound defined by a blend of heavy, guitar-oriented metal music enriched with compositional innovation and complex arrangements, usually expressed through diverse instrumentation and often (but not always) with odd-time signatures. Common, but not essential to define the movement, are the frequent use of keyboards, high-pitched vocals, concept lyrical themes and tracks of longer duration.)