#2
Akercocke blend cleans and full out death metal, and for a while black metal well, and are only getting better at it. Gojira are unique. Oh, I don't know.

Opeth do the 10 minute compositions, blending a lot of genres. Meshuggah do polymetrics. Dream Theater do long songs and virtuosity.

There are so many definitions for 'progressive' that this will be a long, argumentative thread
#3
Bands getting progressively better?

Death got progressively better, Immortal never went bad, Opeth the same, and as webbeh said Akercocke are blisteringly death metal/black metal and they inject progressive stuff/acoustics/electronica into their music. I'm glad Jason left metal for a few years and listened to nothing but electronica .

Goredit: I thought this was for bands that got progressively better...but, if it is for progressive metal...uhh, Dream Theater and Opeth are definitely the two popular juggernaughts of the prog. metal scene, with Akercocke and Tyr being the lesser known ones.
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#4
Kekal went from Christian Black Metal to Extreme Prog to Ambeint electro-rock.
Ulver went from kvlt-folk/black to electronic/ambient
Alcest went from lo-fi Bm to dreampop
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Bands getting progressively better?

Death got progressively better, Immortal never went bad, Opeth the same, and as webbeh said Akercocke are blisteringly death metal/black metal and they inject progressive stuff/acoustics/electronica into their music. I'm glad Jason left metal for a few years and listened to nothing but electronica .

Goredit: I thought this was for bands that got progressively better...but, if it is for progressive metal...uhh, Dream Theater and Opeth are definitely the two popular juggernaughts of the prog. metal scene, with Akercocke and Tyr being the lesser known ones.


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#7
I think its kind of a matter of preference. In my opinion it would be Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, Meshuggah, and I hope Necrophagist and Beneath the Massacre for future releases.
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#8
imo Cynic was the most progressive band because the 1 album they put out was so ahead of its time, and still nothing has come close to Focus
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#9
'most progressive' doesn't make sense, progressive is a general description, not a scale from 1-10.
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