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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by anonymousnick2001, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Got any prog music recommendations?

    I don't know when the last rec. thread popped up in here, and I'm dying for some new stuff that's classifiable as prog. Old-school like Genesis or ELP, progmetal like Queensryche or Fates Warning, prog-death like Cynic, fusion like Gordian Knot, ethnic, avant-garde, art rock like Styx or A Perfect Circle, weird-ass shit, or unclassifiable stuff like Orphaned Land or Dead Can Dance.

    Also experimental metal/rock stuff like newer Cephalic Carnage or The Mars Volta.

    And discussion, please. Description. Arguing. Whatever.

    Sym X \m/
     
  2. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    As I have said before, check out Anyone's Daughter, they are a great geman band. Another good KrautProg band is Eloy. Who all have you heard?
     
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    Syzygy - prog rock
    Taal - experimental prog metal
    Karcius - experimental instrumental rock/metal
    Unexpect - experimental black metal
    Arcturus - get their disc La Masquerade Infernale (experimental)
    The Flower Kings and Karmakanic are prog rock by basically the same people
     
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    I recommend Nightingale, one of my favorite bands.

    It's proggy goth, or maybe gothy prog, take your pick. It's the type of band that any fan of melodic metal can get into.



    Haunting atmosphere and awesome melodies, who could ask for more?
     
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    Androz Lord of the Cheese

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    Check out the Riverside CD Out of Myself
     
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    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    Classic stuff that blew me away -

    Kansas - "Leftoverture" and "The Point of Know Return"
     
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    Freyja lady of black swordhand

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    You can find Nightingale and others that you may not have heard of at

    http://www.fossilrecords.net

    :D
     
  10. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    I liked Syzygy. Old-school vibe there you can't replace.

    Karcius are cool, too.

    Keep em coming!
     
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    Rose Immortal Spirit of Hope

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    I imagine another site you're already familiar with is ProgArchives, at http://www.progarchives.com. You can go there to read reviews and hear a few MP3 samples of prog bands you're interested in.
     
  12. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Yeah, I'm getting recommendations for bands to check out on the archives.
     
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    kazahana ha ha!

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    Ark are definitely worth checking out for a completely different progressive approach - Burn the Sun is one of my favourite albums ever. You mentioned Orphaned Land, but just in case anyone hasn't heard their masterpiece that is Mabool, then for the love of god, get that album now.
     
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    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Orphaned Land are fucking awesome.
     
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    Cat5Messiah Violator of Sheep

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    Would Adagio be considered Prog?
     
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    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    Povertys No Crime
    Zero Hour <_--- amazing
    Kamelot
    Vanden Plas
    Virgin Steele
    Royal Hunt
    Tiles
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    The Tangent (fusionish)
    Pain of Salvation
    Nightingale (need to repeat this one)
    Threshold
    Pallas
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    Everon
    Spocks Beard
    Star One/Ayreon/Ambeon
     
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    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Thanks.

    POS brore me, though. And, yes, Adagio qualify.
     
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    Orphaned Land ARE fucking awesome, indeed.

    Album of 2004, perhaps.
     
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    Androz Lord of the Cheese

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    Spiral Architect
     
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    I bought Orphaned land - mabool today :D i haven't really had a chance to listen to it properly, since i've been drinking since i bought it, but i'm listening to it now and so far it sounds awesome! (though i doubt i'll get to the end of the album is it's already 2.30 :S).

    Pain of Salvation - Be is, in my opinion, amazing, but i can see how it may bore some people...you really have to get into the mood of it to really enjoy it.

    The Flower Kings = really good PROG PROG PROG
    Angra are a band i've only discovered recently, who are basically prog/power metal, but definately manage to bring something new to the power metal genre...i'm REALLY liking their new album at the moment.
    I've also recently discovered a band called Mob Rules, who although aren't awesome, are a pretty good power metal with alot of quite good melow moments on their album....but with some pretty "phat" riffs too (god im ashamed i used that word!)
    Just realised how much i've started to ramble, and how long it's taken me to write this post with all the spelling mistakes i managed to make, so im gonna leave now.......
     

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