Topic: New Generation of Progressive Rock?
Judging by a lot of the posts, many in the Chordie Universe enjoy what used to be called "Progressive Rock". My 27-year-old son has challenged me to stop living in the 70's, so I've been looking for new Prog Rock bands that have a similar style to the Pink Floyd / Genesis / Rush / Yes / ELP / Wishbone Ash / etc. groups that I've enjoyed for decades. Some discoveries have been awful, but this group "Porcupine Tree" is quite good! Does anyone else listen to them?
"Anesthetize" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKeTD8E8Nkg
"Dark Matter" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIKODPk4rU
These guys are very creative, and I'm especially impressed by their drummer (Galvin Harrison) who also does a fair bit of jazz performance with some other groups. It's also interesting that they're all using Paul Reed Smith guitars, instead of the either-or / Gibson-Fender line up that's so usual.
Excluding Prog Metal and some of the other variations (too aggressive for me), who else is out there that fits the Prog Rock description?
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