#1
why are progressive and 80's rock in the same genre

i don't find much in common with tool and poision
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#2
although tool is considered a prog band they aren't really in my books, i see prog consisting of more shred, like protest the hero
#3
You weren't registered when there was no Shred forum. This forum was created for discussing Guns N Roses. However, the other 80s music started creeping in here and eventually it became the shred forum. Naturally we wanted to discuss John Petrucci and Michael Romeo, guitarists in the prog metal bands Dream Theater and Symphony X, so the "progressive" was added to the end.

Take tool discussions to the Modern Rock forum.
#4
I don't think thats really fair because most modern progressive bands messhuggah mastodon and teh mars volta arent the least bit shreddy

and older prog like king crimson and frank zappa aren't really that shreddy either
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#5
Meshuggah and Mastodon both go in the metal forum anyway.
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#6
King crimson and frank zappa have a less metally vibe than Tool, and DT etc have a more shreddy feel, which is why they are both dumped in the same pool.
Its also a fanbase thing, it just works out better that tool aren't in here because most of their fans would probably be in either the metal or modern rock forums.
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