I wouldn't call it progressive at all. It just seems like hard dance. Progressive is layering. I like the sound of this song, but I'm getting a little tired of it, you know what I'm saying?
Most of this dance music is starting to sound very similar.
"extremely" basic melody replayed many times, in different forms.
and right before the "drop" or whatever, the BPM goes up and the pitch raises. It's the same thing over and over, and I'm very sick of it.
I'm pretty sure you're wrong about the BPM. This isn't classical music, man. BPM on EDM can't vary or else it will not be according to the standards of the scene. I can make a BPM analysis and show you the visual representation of that track if you want. I'm 99,9% sure it will be constant.
I get your feelings about recent EDM sounding similar, but these are just the trends. It's what make most people dance. Producers follow these trends because most people following that genre like it and changes sometimes also attract more people to listen to it. Remember Trance in 2000? Trance has changed brutally after 14 years, and now A LOT MORE people know and like it. It's inevitable that some veterans won't like the genres they love to "evolve" and change, but these simple melodies are what I like most, and I'm a Trance veteran myself. They are short and simple, but when structured correctly I think are one of the most outstanding pieces of audio to hear. That, plus the sounds of those melodies synthesized by geniuses that know how to produce those beautiful, full and wide timbres on the Virus TI and Sylenth, results a final product that are candy to my ears.
The first time I heard Origin by M6 & Willem van Hanegem I was blown away.
The breakdown, building slowly to the main melody, and then it suddenly opens wide and right in your face...it's amazing. I get a swarm of goosebumps.
It's just a matter of taste. Talking about true Uplifting Trance I really love Suncatcher (that's where my nickname on this forum comes from) and 7 Skies tracks.
Other Uplifting gurus I think worth mentioning are Temple One, Static Blue, Touchstone, Daniel Kandi, John O'Callaghan, Paul Rigel, Ferry Tayle, Andy Blueman, Jorn van Deynhoven, Fast Distance and Breakfast. There are plenty more, but those are the ones that come to mind at the moment.
For me, easily one of the best Uplifting masterpieces of all time is
All I can do when I hear this track is travel through the sound, deeply. It's truly immersive. The name of the track is also beautiful. If I ever get a daughter I'm definitely naming her Mirabel, lol.