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The Best Progressive Metal Bands

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Detective Clarence Beauregard, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Does anyone have any album recommendations by good prog metal bands? I've been searching for new stuff, but a lot of what I've found has either cheesy power metalish vocals or boring, drawn-out music. Any suggestions?
     
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    Anonymous L'Étranger

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    Isn't there already a thread about this?
     
  3. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    oh shit son, i lawl'd
     
  4. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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    thats kind of like asking for some good death metal recommendations because all you've found is stuff that has either has harsh vocals or heavy, down tuned music. :p
     
  5. Kenneth R.

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    there needs to be a :LMAO: smilie.
     
  6. SilentRealm

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    hey i get what he means.. ive found alot of whats around these days thats classified as 'prog' just seems like powermetal with keys or is too focused on trying to be ambient rather than actually getting something out..

    that's why ive given up on genres and just listen to agalloch.. who could want anything more? ( except Symphony X when it comes out :) )
     
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    I've been kinda into the flower kings lately. They've got some groovy tunez.
     
  8. Graham_s

    Graham_s Just Part of the Chaos

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    Hmmm, there are quite a few really good progressive metal bands out there.
    One I would recommend would by one of Arjen Anthony Lucassen's projects, but I think my favourite is Threshold. Definately worth checking out!
     
  9. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    I <3 this response.
     
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    I'm actually really sick of the "progressive metal" label because of the next generation who think they are progressive but arent. These days people are copying true progressive bands, which I guess is what u call "prog", but in the true sense it isnt at all. I'm sure most of you know what I mean. When I start a band I'm not going to label it because I'm not even going to think that far when I make the music. Hence if i'm not aiming for a genre then I probably will end up being truely progressive :).

    /rant
     
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    Check out the following bands and albums. I think they should be what you're looking for, or rather, shouldn't be what you're not looking for.

    Zero Hour - Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond, A Fragile Mind
    Shadow Gallery - Room V
    Fates Warning - Disconnected, FWX
    Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle, The Universal Migrator
    Threshold - Hypotethical
    Redemption - The Fullness of Time
    Mulmuzzler/James LaBrie - Mulmuzzler part 1 or 2
    Linear Sphere - Reality Dysfunction
    Power of Omens - Any of their albums
    Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
    OSI - Any of their albums
     
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    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Almost all of those albums suck.

    Agree'd on Agalloch, but also go for the first three Ulver.
     
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    And you call yourself a prog fan? Just wondering...

    That is the best prog metal i've found, and i have checked out a lot of bands. Im no expert of any kind, but those albums are definately not bad.
     
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    i dont think zach calls himself a prog fan actually..
     
  15. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Smooth double negative. Thank you for the list.
     
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    Wow - and here I thought I liked them. Glad I know that I'm listening to crap now. Whew! Thanks for saving me from myself Zach!

    "Opinions are like assholes - everybody has one and they usually stink."
     
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    YES - Zero Hour - Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond, MEH - A Fragile Mind
    NO - Shadow Gallery - Room V
    YES - Fates Warning - Disconnected, FWX
    MEH - Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle, The Universal Migrator
    YES - Threshold - Hypotethical
    MEH - Redemption - The Fullness of Time
    MEH - Mulmuzzler/James LaBrie - Mulmuzzler part 1 or 2
    NO - Linear Sphere - Reality Dysfunction
    MEH - Power of Omens - Any of their albums
    YES - Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
    YES - OSI - Any of their albums
     
  18. RiderOfJustice

    RiderOfJustice New Metal Member

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    wtf u sayin Shadow Gallery Room V is O-Sum
     
  19. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    MEH - Zero Hour - Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond, MEH - A Fragile Mind
    YES - Shadow Gallery - Room V
    YES - Fates Warning - Disconnected, FWX
    YES - Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle, The Universal Migrator
    YES - Threshold - Hypotethical
    NO - Redemption - The Fullness of Time
    NO - Mulmuzzler/James LaBrie - Mulmuzzler part 1 or 2
    NO - Linear Sphere - Reality Dysfunction
    NO - Power of Omens - Any of their albums
    YES - Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
    MEH - OSI - Any of their albums
     
  20. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    No. I hate prog. I just come here because i like the forum and the band has written some good tunes. Plus i got friends here.. But yeah, i'm more into death/black/folk/etc metal.

    Except mine. I fall in the part that's not "usually". Anyway, glad to be of service.
     

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