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Anyone got any obscure prog metal recommendations?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by zedowns, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. zedowns

    zedowns Member

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    So I feel the genres really starting to stagnate lately, and didn't enjoy much of anything last year outside of Mystica and Suspyre.

    Anyone have any obscure but must hear prog metal discs to recommend me? Check my last.fm and RYM for what I'm into, I'm looking for older stuff that really flew under the radar like Payne's Gray, Clockwork, Dali's Dilemma, etc... descriptions of the band would be much appreciated! :kickass:

    Thanks bros!
     
  2. Cheiron

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    Voyager
    Ansur
    Seventh Wonder
     
  3. imaskinbeater

    imaskinbeater clinically insane drumnut

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    How about Haji's Kitchen?
     
  4. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    Obscure? The hype on that one was off the chart (relatively speaking).
     
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    The latest Dark Suns album is amazing!! If you want darker prog metal, you may enjoy that one!!
     
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    mitchgx Tired and Irritable

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    A handful that come to mind:

    Atmosfear - Inside the Atmosphere
    Vauxdvihl - To Dimension Logic
    Sanvoisen - Soul Seasons
    Siam - Prayer
     
  7. Cheiron

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    Perhaps. I only saw it hyped on one board, and that has about 5 active people on it?

    I didn't see it hyped on other progmetal boards I frequent (maybe it was here, and I didn't notice).

    But yeah.. its probably something he's already heard of.
     
  8. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    It was even discussed several times on the Portnoy forum so the awareness is out there. About 1 out of 50 bands discussed here make it to that board.
     
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    I kinda liked "Time Must Have A Stop" by VoTuM. Don't know if its really something you would enjoy though...

    (and the new Gojira album is outstanding!)
     
  10. Wherewolf

    Wherewolf New Metal Member

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    Try these: DAEDALUS, ORENDA, SYMPHONY, TOMORROW'S EVE, FARTHERPAINT, ASHENT, PATHOSRAY, IMPLOSION, OBLIQUE RAIN, DIVISION BY ZERO, ATHEM, ICE AGE (miss these guys!), PANTOMMIND, ATLANTIDA, HOURGLASS....start googling those!
     
  11. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    My best recommendation will be Manigance (Fr). If you don't mind singing in French this band delivers a great progressive power metal (hell they SHOULD be at PPX)

    Some other bands may appeal to you are:

    Twinspirits
    Darkwater
    Scale the Summit
    Tetrafusion
    Arabesque

    and I suppose you are already acquainted with Liquid Tension Experiment, Spastic Ink, Planet X
     
  12. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    Clockwheel
    Crimfall
    Isole
    Scale the Summit
    Autum
    Aetherius
     
  13. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

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    I wouldn't call them prog but I definitely would recommend them cuz they kick much ass!!!

    Think Alice in Chains meets Flotsam & Jetsam meets Spastik Ink :headbang:

    Bear
     
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    Crimfall isn't really prog metal. Neither is Isole. But I'm really enjoying both bands' recent album.

    I heard Scale the Summit's new album today. Good stuff.

    How is Autum? What are they like?
     
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    Spiderpact West Bench White Trash

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    Try Scariot,

    Scariot was a side project of former Satyricon, and current Blood Red Throne guitarist Daniel Olaisen. They have 4 albums. The first album has a more "power metal" influence, and they get more progressive with each release.
    It's for fans of Nevermore/Manticora.

    I dig em', and Daniel is a freaking way cool guy!!

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=99191364
     
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    Stingray11214 OSA Triumvir

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    I don't know if this would be obscure, but PA-Based Mastermind (with Jens Johannsson) has some real sick stuff. Also, if you want to get a bit exotic, Fuseboxx from the Philippines is a good bet. Picture Tori Amos fronting Circus Maximus, and you get Fuseboxx.
     
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    imaskinbeater clinically insane drumnut

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    Good comparison Bear!!

    Too bad the first CD is SO hard to find :(

    Good suggestion!! Daniel is a stand up guy like you said. I'm still in his top friends and I haven't talked to him in a while.....LOL! You didn't mention that "Momentum Shift" has Oyvind and Asgeir from Spiral Architect as well as Steve DiGiorgio. It's the closest thing you'll find to Spiral Architect :headbang:

    Check out Harmony and Degree Absolute as well.

    I have other suggestions but my mind is blank at the moment....
     
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    Disembarkation
    Humanoid
    Vuvr
    Obliveon
    JT Bruce
     
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    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    70's era Utopia for Prog Proto Metal.

    Todd Rundgren's Utopia
    RA
    Ooops! Wrong Planet
    Adventures in Utopia
     
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    Appearance of Nothing (one of my top 10 of '08)
    Behind the Curtain
    Crises
    Divided Multitude
    Ethereal Architect (in my top 10 for '07, l really like them)
    Fragile Vastness
    Ghost Circus (in my top 10 for '08)
    Innerchaos
    Lydian Sea
    Liquid Horizon
    Mind Masque
    Progressivexperience (the new release kicks ass!)
    Sacrum (in my top 10 for '08)
    Souljourners (in my top 10 for '08)
    Sandstone
    Stramonio
    Soulcage
    Time's Forgotten

    Just to name a few...l like Payne's Gray, Clockwork, Dali's Dilemma too if that's any indication...get ta searchin' !
     

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