ambient metal? - well why not. it is def a thinking man's metal, i'm not even sure if you would call it metal, but it is pumped up guitars. its not hair metal, or nwobhm, but its hard and heavy but thankfully there is not much in annoying shrieking vocals or double bass 4x4 thay detract from the prog metal genre. so what is it -- maybe a harder edged explosions in the sky or this is what you get when marry post-rock with the likes of porcupine tree from their more edgier days.