Guess I'll say this is...Metal Monday
I get sent to Seattle a fair amount which is fine because there's no shortage of songs about it.
12 Oct 1991
I was also delighted to find that a "bike shorts" tag already exists.
Huh, I'm surprised I haven't heard of these guys before.
Hmm... what's visual kei? That's potential rabbit hole material right there.
A little prog for your weekend.
These guys have really made me want to take up playing the guitar again so I can learn how to finger tap. They do it so well and integrate it throughout the songs as opposed to just reserving it for a fast, cheesy guitar solo.
As Dream Theater is to my past, Periphery is to my present. Misha "Bulb" Mansoor gained a reputation for the music he posted online and then later filled in the rest of the band later with extremely talented musicians (including John Petrucci's nephew Jake Bowen). They've pretty much become the definition of "djent."
This one has one of the coolest intros ever. If you're a fan of games and/or counting, trying playing "guess the time signature" for the intro. Also, beware of this video if you're susceptible to seizures.
Dream Theater is a band that has had more influence on my musical tastes than any other band when I discovered them in high school. Here they are doing their only song that ever got significant air play, during with the break into some Metallica.
Meshuggah are the godfathers of djent and an influence on basically every modern metal band. The drums here are double bass throughout--sixteenth notes interspersed with thirty-second notes.
Greetings all! I know you've all been eagerly awaiting my turn as guest DJ so I can hit you up with some nice bone-crushing metal. We'll start the week off with some light instrumental progressive metal.