We know it’s unfair to stereotype an entire continent, but what is it about Australia that’s allowed for so many awesome proggy metal bands? Bands like Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus and Ne Oblivscaris give any bands over here a run for their money, and then there’s Sleepmakeswaves. Anchored by founding member and bassist Alex Wilson, the instrumental quartet have released two albums , a few EPs and a remix album since 2008, and are currently on tour in the States with The Contortionist, Monuments and Entheos. While in Chicago, they stopped by Audiotree to film an Audiotree Live Session. The band lose none of the intensity of their albums in a live setting, and it’s pretty awesome to watch them shred faces live in a studio in front of almost nobody. The band’s US tour wraps up on Sunday in Detroit.