In his Noise Pollution blog for the Owensboro, KY, Messenger-Inquirer, reporter Jim Mayse queries Bazillion Points author Jeff Wagner about his upcoming book Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal.
“I started following those bands (like Queensryche, Voivod and Fates Warning) early in their careers, and with every album you were getting a significantly evolved version of what came before,” Wagner said of his love for progressive metal. “It was exciting, you never knew what direction they were going to take. Most importantly, there was some amazing music happening too. Even though Motorhead were making great albums then, you already knew what you were getting. I found the journey of bands like Voivod and Fates Warning infinitely more exciting.”