Some people think of high-decibel head-banging when they hear the term progressive metal, but there's often more to it than meets the eye--or the ear. Even a longstanding group like King Crimson has edged closer and closer to a metal mentality in its most recent incarnation, even describing its own music as nuevo metal. Not surprisingly, Crimson's last album--The Power to Believe--appealed not just to existing fans; and by touring with dark-edged Tool, the group introduced a whole new audience to the sometimes vicious twin-guitar assault of Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew.
But what continues to distinguish Crimson from the ...read more
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