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Steven Wilson Sounds Off On Progressive Metal

12/22/2015
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(Prog) Steven Wilson has taken aim at the state of progressive metal, saying some bands lack originality. And he insists there are currently too may groups representing a genre he refers to as limited.

Wilson tells Metal Wani: "I feel that progressive metal is, right now, one of the most overused musical vocabularies there is. There are too many progressive metal bands. There doesn't seem to be a week that goes by without another 10 groups coming along."

He states he's a fan of the genre and namechecks Meshuggah and Opeth as two of his favourites, but adds: "Those bands have been around for a long time now and I think the problem is that there comes a point where it's difficult to make a sound using such a limited musical vocabulary which has any degree of freshness or originality to it.

"The sound of metal music now is so familiar to everyone that I think it's lost a lot of its power and I think that's a reason to sometimes try other things." Read more and stream the full interview here.

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