Haken + Between the Buried and Me
With two members of To-Mera, an ex-member of Linear Sphere and graduates of some of the best music conservatories in the world, London progressive metal sextet Haken consists of “extraordinarily talented guys who will advance the prog” — that's how Classic Rock puts it - and their unique and imaginative genre-transgressive approach has since received hymns of praise from all corners of the world. Their sound has evolved from prog metal to a shapeshifting, kaleidoscopic amalgam of progressive metal, jazz syncopation, hooky electronic pop, and anthemic rock & roll.
Meanwhile, Californian progressive metal act Between the Buried and Me create sincere, artistic songs that explore the commonalities of various forms of music while simultaneously demonstrating their extreme differences. By turns dynamic and brutal, beautifully evocative and cruelly dissonant, they provide desperately needed revitalization to ever hard music genre.