Prog metal never seems to be stronger than now, there's no denying the fantastic divergence within the genre that the metal scene has gifted us with. I love Dream Theater as much as any other prog head, but at the end of the day it's great to have groups like Cyborg Octopus around really going for it as far as having an impossible to categorize nature to their sound.
While far from a clone, Cyborg Octopus clearly take the prog direction of groups like Between The Buried And Me and Mr. Bungle to heart by matching and muddling together an endless combination of different genres and sounds in every song. Learning To Breathe is the prog metal album to beat so far this year in my estimation. Jam below and get super weird with Learning To Breathe. If you dig it, you can pre-order it at their bigcartel page. Be sure to follow them over on their Cyborg Octopus Facebook page as well.