Surfing on the internet I came across this song (Dredg - The Uplifting News Channel) which I really liked. I looked up the group on wikipedia and I was wondering what rock genre they correspond to, and especially that song. I was thinking something like "progressive rock" or "experimental" but I'm not sure.
Progressive is also correct but pretty generic, the styles dredg play are usually referred as Crossover Prog (a prog combination of alternative style with indie elements) and Post/Math/Experimental. "Canyon Behind Her" was the first Dredg song I heard and I really liked it.
Here are some definitions from Progarchives:
Crossover Prog ( . . . ) They transcend many genres with their art-rock styles and manage to be one of the deepest and most talented modern progressive bands today.
The wikipedia article offers a set of categories, but they all point to the genre not being standard rock or metal. "Genre" for me is a bit of a slippery thing because many bands are not straight down the middle of any particular genre, even in a single song. So for example with this song: it's (a bonus track) from an album that included artwork which contained clues for a treasure hunt : it's hard-driving like metal, but there are lighter touches in parts of the song with a small hint of a reggae beat at one point. Already that's quite a few alternative, arty , diverse influences. For me a better description would be something that says this song isn't in a particular category or genre, so maybe "rock with diverse interests".