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Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal Jeff Wagner

Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal

Jeff Wagner

Published 2010
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 About the Book 

Revered former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner analyzes the heady side of metal in this exhaustive narrative history of a relentlessly ambitious musical subculture. Beginning with the hugely influential mid-1970s efforts of Rush and King Crimson, Wagner unfurls a huge tapestry of sounds and styles, including Queensryche, Fates Warning, and Dream Theater- extreme prog pioneers Voivod and Celtic Frost- Norway’s post-black metal avant garde acts Ulver and Arcturus- and the 1990s global movement that spawned Ayreon, Pain of Salvation, and others.Fighting a tide of tradition and conservatism, progressive metal has proven to be one of the most viable, malleable forms in all of modern music- here its preeminent scholar tells the tale.