What does “Progressive” mean in the context of Metal? Who knows? I sure as hell don’t. It could mean anything from “We brought in a saxophonist to record a Metal album with us” to a more general “We march to our own beat” – which is often to be taken literally: Progressive bands seem to have a weird thing for syncopation.
The question then is how to best represent this visually? It may seem daunting but it is actually quite easy: (1) the letters need to be tight and bold and (2) the letters need to be missing parts, because this says something about the band’s music: “Our music is tight and bold! And it’s often difficult to follow and may even end abruptly.”
Take me back to the sample overview.