Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal

Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal

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by Jeff Wagner
     
 

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Revered former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner analyzes the heady side of metal in this exhaustive narrative history of a relentlessly ambitious musical subculture. Beginning with the hugely influential mid-1970s efforts of Rush and King Crimson, Wagner unfurls a huge tapestry of sounds and styles, including Queensryche, Fates Warning, and Dream Theater; extreme prog… See more details below

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Revered former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner analyzes the heady side of metal in this exhaustive narrative history of a relentlessly ambitious musical subculture. Beginning with the hugely influential mid-1970s efforts of Rush and King Crimson, Wagner unfurls a huge tapestry of sounds and styles, including Queensryche, Fates Warning, and Dream Theater; extreme prog pioneers Voivod and Celtic Frost; Norway’s post-black metal avant garde acts Ulver and Arcturus; and the 1990s global movement that spawned Ayreon, Pain of Salvation, and others.

Fighting a tide of tradition and conservatism, progressive metal has proven to be one of the most viable, malleable forms in all of modern music; here its preeminent scholar tells the tale.

Editorial Reviews

Staff Reviewer
Breathtaking… pick it up and get lost in another dimension
Steven Wilson
We now have a definitive book on the relationship between metal and progressive music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012325983
Publisher:
Bazillion Points
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,112,910
File size:
2 MB

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