Progressive

Complex, unpredictable music that is often tied into other genres, such as “progressive rock” or “progressive metal”. Prog is characterized by unconventional song structures, creative instrumentation, changing time signatures, and more. Example artists: Rush, The Mars Volta, Coheed And Cambria.

CREATURE OF HABIT – Pilgrimage

I’m finding it rewarding to go back through and revisit many of the artists we have featured here on FIMD. You would think it’d be a pretty obvious thing to do, but hey, I’ve slacked and focused a lot on other silly things in life, like my wife, kids, and day job. My bad. This […] ... Read more

FORGIVENESS – Telepathic Teddy Bear

TTB has been a longtime favorite here on the site, and this particular album nothing short of fantastic. Based out of Monterrey, Mexico, this music pushes through not only geographical boundaries, but those of a sonic and textural nature as well. Equally great played from start to finish as well as in small “favorite song” […] ... Read more

INMAZES – Vola

This album is a gem. The type that you get excited about within the first 5 seconds of listening. It is extremely heavy, beautifully produced, tastefully layered, and most importantly, INTERESTING. A lot of heavy bands lose me after a few tracks, but not so with Vola. Looking forward to the day these guys come […] ... Read more

KNOTS – Crash Of Rhinos

Crash of Rhinos is by far one of my favorite online musical discoveries. This albums was originally only available as a paid download, but now it’s been made pay-what-you-want since the band has broken up (which I’m totally bummed about). “Knots” is everything a true post-hardcore, early emo-style album should be, it makes you feel […] ... Read more

CURVE – Miroist

This band was a discovery I made through another FIMD featured artist (cloudkicker). This popped up as a recommended artist, and it is spectacular music made by a one-man music and recording master from Britain. It is incredibly produced, heavy, atmospheric, challenging…and any other positive adjective you can muster regarding music. This is good stuff. […] ... Read more

AWAKE MUSIC – Nate Leslie

This is my 4th solo album which was released on October 30th 2013, and now I’ve finally made it available for free. I pushed every one of my abilities to the limit to make this album happen and couldn’t be happier with how it came out. It’s also the first time any of my albums […] ... Read more

Pilgrimage – EP

This album by Pilgrimage is creative and engaging music in the progressive/hardcore vein…and it’s done very well. It’s raucous and emotive, and totally chock-full of creative riff writing and song structures. No, it’s not a fully instrumental album, despite being tagged as such, but I did that because there’s only vocals on about 20% of […] ... Read more

DOCKS – Forever

Ok, this is just one lonely track, but this submission came through my inbox, and I totally dug it. Upbeat, spacey, danceable, and raw sounding. -Nate ... Read more

Telepathic Teddy Bear – The Course Of Empire

I love when artists that we’ve already featured on FIMD keep on releasing great music. ┬áSuch is the case with Juan Padilla, who’s musical venture “Telepathic Teddy Bear” has captured my ears for over a year now. Everyone that I’ve turned onto this music has loved it. This particular collection of songs is a little […] ... Read more

Sectioned – Outlier

Ok, first of all, if you don’t normally listen to heavy music, this music will blow your head off. And if you do listen to heavy music, this will STILL blow your head off. “Outlier” is the second release from these Scottish blokes, and it is worthy of a lot of adjectives. The opening track […] ... Read more

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