I would not say you should. Only if you really want to or are really invested in it already.
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I'd say they definitely are, maybe some albums more then others. I'd say they are maybe more so then other bands cause i feel every album has been truly different. Some bands listen on her use some weird time signatures or are technical but stick to the. same formula. Like for example Dream theater one of the big players in the genre, I like them but i do think one can say that.
But It depends on what album i'd say their first album and their latest fall less under this, but Blood mountain, Leviathan and Crack the skye certainly do.
although i will admit progressive as a genre is really dodgy cause i feel it isn't really a genre, more something you can say about a band within a certain other genre. And there are tons of ways you can fill in 'progressive' From concept albums, to time signatures, technicallity, trying new things, mixing genres, long songs...(that is a reason why i mentioned some bands in my post with a little remark, some people might consider it progressive some might just consider it death metal.)
In a way it should signify bands pushing the envelope but it has also just evolved to be a genre that can be defined by certain elements.. it is a weird beast.
Seeing as this thread is up again, I'll say that this year has been great already.
the new Ayreon and the new Protest the hero probably taking the cake for me with other great releases from leprous, James labrie, The Aristocrats, Haken, Disperse (not sure if i am into the vocals), Tesseract and Riverside.
And some others one like Persephone and Diablo swing orchestera(not from this year but i discovered them this year) that could be included in there or not depends on how you look at it.
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I might do something more indept but there were some dumb decisions in Dmc, still pretty fun but can't completely fill my devil may cry need.
I'd say that very little people can pull of combat like capcom, it's their best trait most of the time.
For me the most needed feature is that it will work with other audio interfaces. Then i can pick it up cheapish of off steam someday and just use it.
I was rather annoyed to find that the pack-in guitar cannot be strung and flipped for a lefty. Massive bummer, given how cheap the pack-in guitar and game package is relative to buying a separate guitar.
Like someone said above me, get to a pawnshop or craigslist and get something like that. It will serve you way better in the long run and it will probably be just as expensive. You'll have less things to choose from being left handed but, also technically if you have no experience yet consider just learning right handed. It will be weird but learning left handed from scratch will be weird and awkward aswell.
@rflx: REally? I guess i kinda have to blame my guitar but that does not seem relaxing at all!
Pretty much just whatever. Mostly just improvising, throwing out some riffs and seeing where that goes, or some scale runs (usefull and a nice drone and it is weirdly relaxing) and some assorted exercises mainly including the pinky.