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Recommend some classy Prog acts

Discussion in 'RC' started by JayKeeley, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    Instrumental but worth every last ounce of your attention.

    Zebulon Pike
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Couldn't agree more on Riverside. However, I'm pretty sure RiA's heard their stuff.

    Zod
     
  3. jimbobhickville

    jimbobhickville Tyrant in Distress

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    Yeah, nothing is touching Towers of Avarice. It's my #2 all-time album.
     
  4. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    The strangest thing happened the other day. I picked out my one and only PoS CD from the shelf [The Perfect Element part 1] and I enjoyed parts of it. It's strange because I've previously been bored out of my head listening to these folks, having walked out of 2 live performances as well....but now I might be coming around.

    Still, I've only ever heard Perfect Element, so should I try Remedy Lane? In particular, I really liked the track "Idioglossia" and I was hoping for more of the same....

    ....cinematic, dark, prog. That's what I'm after. (So it doesn't even need to be restricted to PoS).
     
  5. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    I should try this again. Its so fucking jumpy and those odd time signatures do my head in, but hey, you can never say never (unless it's nevermore) *rimshot*
     
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    jimbobhickville Tyrant in Distress

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    Nevermore occupies 2 spots in my all-time top 10 list, so I think you can safely assume we'll agree on very little in music.
     
  7. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Ali I'm curious to hear what you have heard from the Nevermore camp?
     
  8. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Everything. I actually own Politics of Ecstasy, Dead Heart in a Dead World, Enemies of Reality, and TGE (the days of buying CDs before MP3s). I've heard DNB on MP3. Believe me when I say I'm not being flippant here. It's just one of those bands that I could never really get into although I tried and tried again. I put it down for my dislike towards Dane's vocal style, it's just one of those personal things I can't get passed. There's no doubt they're a talented bunch though, and they're supposed to be great live.

    I did really like TGE the best. Some of those songs were great. But on the whole, it's a band I just can't get into.
     
  9. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Fair enough.



    But Ali, please don't tell me you have gone the way of the mp3? :erk:
     
  10. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    *Patiently waits for a Zod post* :loco:
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I owned Towers for about a full year, without it ever clicking for me. After letting it collect dust for about six months, I decided to give it a spin (the week before I was to see them at PPIII). It clicked for me... in a huge way. I played it non-stop all week. And by the time the festival rolled around, they were the band I wanted to see most. And they did not disappoint.

    Zero Hour clearly isn't for everyone. They have a fairly uncompromising musical vision and their music is a tough nut to crack. However, the payoff is amazing.

    I agree with jimbobhickville. In my opinion, it's only a stone's throw from being on Mindcrime's level.

    Zod
     
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    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    That's better. :loco:
     
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    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    Is Dark Suns good?

    I've been wanting to check out Zero Hour for a long time.
     
  14. Krilons Resa

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    Whatever happened to the original vocalist of Zero Hour anyway? On M-A, it doesnt show him with any other band. That's a shame. I hope he resurfaces with another great band. He is outstanding.
     
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    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    You probably will be very satisfied with RL as it has a higher metal quotient than TPL and is every bit as cinematic and dark.

    As for that ex-Zero Hour vocalist, I agree that we need to hear more from him as his performance on Towers is godly. But he got the boot because they got pissed off at his unreliability, so I wouldn't pin my hopes on him resurfacing...
     
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    About the unreliability --- that blows. :( I didnt know the reason why.

    About Remedy Lane, <3 <3 <3 ...such a powerful album. Definitely the pinnacle of their career imho.
     
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    Also, Ali, have you ever heard Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe ? Not sure if you would like it, but it's damn well a goodie.
     
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    They're a band that I've tried to get into a LOT of times, because on paper, I should love them, but, no luck. Including their new album, which I just checked out a week ago. My best explanation is that the guy's clean vocals are too Pain of Salvation like, but I even like Pain of Salvation more than Dark Suns.

    I was really impressed with their live set when I saw them open for Disillusion, which of course inspired another failed attempt to get into their albums.

    Neil
     
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    :kickass::kickass::kickass:
     
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    As I understand it, after his mother lost her battle with cancer, he ended up in a dark place. The Zero Hour guys were as patient as they could be, delaying the follow-up to Towers for a very long time. I believe he wasn't even responding to their e-mails, and eventually they were forced to move on.

    I do as well. After Barlow, he was my favorite vocalist. I'm very happy I had to chance to hear him live. He was amazing.:worship:

    Zod
     

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