Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal

Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal

by Jeff Wagner
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Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal by Jeff Wagner

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.

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BN ID: 2940012325983
Publisher: Bazillion Points
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 2 MB

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Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I remember reading Jeff Wagner when he wrote for Metal Maniacs, his knowledge cannot be questioned. He gives an excellent overview of band both famous and obscure who expanded and added to the boundaries of Metal. My only complaint is that like other Nook books the formatting for the digital version is fractured, but that doesn't distract the reader too much.
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