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Best prog band ever?

Discussion in 'Non-Metal' started by WarHammer, May 19, 2005.

  1. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Yes, King Crimson, Radiohead, Floyd, Rush, Tull, and ELP are my favs. Genesis had some amazing songs as well, especially Supper's Ready, but were kind of hit or miss with me.
     
  2. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    First, King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King from 1969 was the first prog rock album.

    Second, psychedelia is NOT prog rock. The Beatles were NEVER prog rock. Hell, they broke up before prog rock even came out.
     
  3. TylerTheNuke

    TylerTheNuke I have eaten you

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    Beatles are progressive, but not "Prog" with a capital P. ItCotCK was the first album that was true prog, but later KC abandoned that for experimental rock and jazz-rock and proto-Metal. Personally, I could care less about whether or not it is "Prog", If its progressive, its progressive, enough said.
     
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    For prog rock, it would be either between Porcupine Tree or King Crimson for me.
     
  5. NGC 3370

    NGC 3370 Star Shooter Supreme

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    I say Dream Theater as well even though it seems to be the current trend to bag them out on these forums.Also Spastic Ink and Liquid Tension Experiment which ya can put LTE under Dream Theater anyway. Seeing as they are all metal bands I think the best prog band in my eyes whether every one disagrees they are prog is 7 for 4.
    I just don't know what is prog anymore because there are so many different interpretations of this genre by nearly every fan. As long as my music I listen to is complex and thoughtful IMHO then it is all good.
     
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    n0thing I Rule.

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    Opeth is kind of progressive, right? Their song "Bleak" is great.
     
  7. Ayoria

    Ayoria Gold Saint of Leo

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    Since Six degrees... Dream Theater is shit, but the old stuff is awesome (Awake :headbang: ). Is difficult to say which is the best prog band ever, but i can say some of my favourite bands since 70's, King Crimson, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Elp, Anglagard, Dream Theater, Aghora, The Mars Volta, ...............and more
     
  8. WarHammer

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    King Crimson's debut cd was released two years after Floyd's debut, so I'm afraid that is incorrect.
     
  9. WarHammer

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    I see many do not agree with my opinion of Dream Theater being the best prog band, but I feel it is unfair. I realize I too was unfair to fans of Crimson and Floyd, and I apologize. The fact is, I've looked more deeply into both bands and find little negative things to say, but my opinion is still that Dream Theater are the best, or at least my favorite. I don't see that as musical ineptitude, I see it as my opinion. I respect others, but have my own as well. They release music that continues to challenge me in the ways I enjoy being challenged by art. I love all of their cds, but of course there are some songs I do not like as much, but my opinion is they are my favorite. Perhaps saying they were the best was not the best choice of words.
     
  10. Pseud0

    Pseud0 New Metal Member

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    I say porcupine tree.

    The Bassist, John Myung, from dream theater is absolutely phenomenal even though most of their music is stale and tiresome.
     
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  12. T.I.E.

    T.I.E. L'Empereur du Chaos

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    GENESIS (1970-1978) are, imho, the best prog band ever

    Van der Graaf Generator, who recently got back together & released a very unexpensive (& good) double album are near Genesis' genius

    other good ole 70's bands worth mentioning : King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer etc...

    for younger prog acts, I'll mention Voivod (from Dimension Hatross to The Outer Limits), Meshuggah, Opeth (who's new album is their more prog ever), Angra (for the best power prog) and the newcomer SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE (prog lovers should really try this !)... but please no Dream Theater... those guys sure can play but I'm still expecting a good album from them... :puke:
     
  13. Michel

    Michel I live here

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    My favorites are Pink Floyd, Yes, Transatlantic/Neal Morse, and Ayreon... The album I listened to the most in my entire life is The Wall /\^^/\.
     
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    Hands down, the best prog band of all time is either Magma, Ruins, or the Flying Luttenbachers. Some might not count the latter two as "prog" but they are at the core. All of those bands where/are amazing, and totally blow away most bands like Pink Floy and Dream Theater. I will, however, always love King Crimson, Yes, and Rush.
     
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    Abhorsen Long Distance Voyager

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    Van der Graaf Generator
    King Crimson
    Camel
    Yes
     
  16. Spirit In Black

    Spirit In Black In Rapture, I'm Reborn

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    1 Yes
    2 Rush
    3 King Crimson
    4 Camel
    5 Pink Floyd
    6 Jethro Tull
    7 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    8 Genesis

    new prog bands don't have shit on the classics
     
  17. NeverIsForever

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    Porcupine Tree

    edit: wait a minute...I answered this thread three months ago :erk:

    at least I'm consistent :lol:
     
  18. T.I.E.

    T.I.E. L'Empereur du Chaos

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    consistent in mediocrity ;)

    seriously, you have to try 70's prog bands before saying PC are the greatest prog band of all times !!!

    try Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Yes, Camel, Rush, Jethro Tull, Van der Graaf Generator, Magma etc.... there's a whole world of amazing dazzling music out there and it's free for you to discover it ! :D
     
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    Of the bands you listed, the only one I've heard is Yes :Spin: They weren't bad, but they didn't exactly blow me away. I'll have to check out some of the others; people seem to mention Rush and Camel all the time...
     
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    Rush
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    Opeth
    Porcupine Tree
    Popul Vuh
    Pink Floyd
     

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