Progressive metal has evolved rapidly over the last 20 years. Born from a combination of classic rock, jazz/fusion, and countless metal genres, this style of music comes at you with full force. With countless projects being born across the globe, this sub-genre has exploded recently and is here to stay. The rumor is that the genre's name originated from the sound of the muted, distorted guitar strums "djent . . . djent djent . . . . djent djent . . . djent!"
Recently, I have been focusing on a style of music which was only brought to my attention a few years ago: progressive metal. I started traveling down this path after a friend sent me a link to the Disperse album "Journey Through the Secret Garden." Being a huge jazz fusion junkie, I immediately found myself immersed in the complexity of the syncopated guitar, bass, and drum parts, and fell in love with the variety of guitar tones, combined with often esoteric keyboards.