Hey There! I can't see your name at the moment (for admin - when hitting reply would be nice to see the name of who I'm replying to). I'm new here so, sorry if i repeat things people say. My personal favorite music is Progressive Rock. A genre who most know about from it's origins in the seventies with bands like Yes, King Crimson, Genesis (Peter Gabriel era), Pink Floyd, The Who, Jethro Tull, Rush etc. In my opinion most of the best bands of the era. It's progressive rock if it's a concept album, rock opera, a band that uses unusual instruments, and bands that do longer more complex compositions than the 3-4 minute hit songs you here on the radio. There are so many bands from the last twenty years (and I predict at least ten more) who were influenced by these bands and it shows in their music. Their music is modern, but unlike the modern music I hear on the radio, these guys are excellent musicians and pick up where those bands left off in the seventies and are creating masterpieces that stand up with Yes Close to the Edge, Pink Floyd's the Wall, Jethro Tull thick as a brick, etc. If you are interested in listening, shoot me a ....what do we shoot from here? E-mails? This is my first day here :D Let me know your favorite bands from the seventies and I can let you know which bands I think you'd like and shoot you a few samples. I'd love to get more people interested in this music as I feel it was a more natural direction for music to take, it is the direction most of the great rock musicians of this millennium have taken in my opinion. There is even another sub-genre that takes the seventies progressive music and combines it with metal from the eighties. This is sometimes referred to as Progressive Metal and often sounds like Metallica and Yes had a baby who writes 7,12, even 20 minute long songs but the guitar sounds more like Metallica than Yes. A few of the best new Progressive rock artists are, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Riverside, Transatlantic, Frost, IQ (I would start with dark matter) - their last four albums are brilliant. Aereon (Only does Rock Opera's and has a different vocalist for every character in his story with voices from Rock and Opera mixing with Heavy Guitar riffs). Progressive Metal has bands like (Dream Theater (the one band that has some popularity - their last few albums have debuted in the top 20 highest selling albums but they can't get radio play because they are progressive). Other bands in Progressive Metal are Symphony X, Fates Warning, Mastadon, Opeth. I prefer Progressive to Prog Metal but to each his own. So, Anyway, I would love for Asgardia to embrace the path music should have taken, and reward the bands showing respect to Rock's History from the Beatles to Styx.