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Favorite band, Power metal band and Prog metal band

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by templeofmax, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. templeofmax

    templeofmax Member

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    Just curious! Sometimes our favorite band is not even a Progpower band. For me, Metallica has always been my favorite band. Helloween is my favorite Power metal band (Time of the Oath for me is the quintessential PM album) and Rush is my favorite Prog band, although for Prog Metal I'll go with Vanden Plas, with Threshold coming behind.
     
  2. Random Axe

    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    Favorite overall band is STYX


    Favorite power metal I have to think Kamelot


    Favorite prog metal Fates Warning


    This is taking into account their entire body of work and not just a couple of good albums or a good era.
     
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    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    Favorite power metal band: Falconer and HammerFall

    Prog metal band: Hummm...probably Freak Kitchen.

    Favorite prog band/artist: Frank Zappa

    Favorite metal band, overall: Iron Maiden
     
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    LunaTEKKE Madness Reigns

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    Ah, the gateway band that brought me to metal. Was a HUGE Styx fan in Jr. High and High School - and the local radio station in Spokane, WA that played the most Styx also happened to play a lot of Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Dio, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, etc..

    Funny, there's a bit at the end of Need's "Orvam" that reminds me of an early 70's era Styx song, but haven't been able to figure out which one.
     
  5. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Favorite band : IRON MAIDEN

    Favorite power metal band: HELLOWEEN

    Favorite prog metal band: SHADOW GALLERY

    Favorite overall artist : ROB HALFORD. Words cannot describe what this man's voice and music have meant to me in my life.
     
  6. spag

    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Changes all the time, but right now:

    Prog = Ayreon

    Power = Heavenly

    Favorite = Symphony X
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Favorite = Rush

    Prog Metal = Dream Theater

    Power Metal = Primal Fear
     
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    modernwizardry I want stout!

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    Favorite - Gamma Ray
    Power Metal - Gamma Ray
    Prog Metal - Dream Theater
     
  9. templeofmax

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    I guess I forgot Dream Theater, lol! Also a favorite...
     
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    :kickass:
     
  11. nomisofsiman

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    Favorite band: Judas Priest (though really, pretty much anything Halford has done would be my favorite)
    Power Metal: Helloween
    Prog: Devin Townsend
     
  12. happytimes

    happytimes Franky

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    Favorite (overall) band = Bonepony
    Favorite Power Metal = Orden Ogan
    Favorite Prog Metal = Redemption
     
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    all time - Metallica but I am listening to them less and less.
    Second all time - Pretty Maids and Saviour Machine(toss up)
    Current fav. -Unisonic, Dark Tranquillity, Wolfheart, Amon Amarth
    Power Metal all time Fav. - Overkill(for me they are power metal not thrash). Second all time Fav. - Hammerfall
    Prog Metal - Dream Theater
     
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    I am a "picky" prog fan.

    Most Prog Bands I really don´t like much, on the other hand, I am a "wore" Power, thrash and melodic death metal fan. I like almost everything
     
  15. whitecluster69

    whitecluster69 Dark Horizons

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    Overall favorite: Opeth

    Prog: Fates Warning

    Power: Angra
     
  16. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Power Metal: Twilightning
    Prog: A tough fight between a lot of bands, but I'd say for the old guard Pain of Salvation, and for up and comers, Disperse.
    Overall: Either Periphery or Soilwork. I'm rarely distinctly not in the mood for either and they're both phenomenal.
     
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    Overall: Shooting Star (80s rock with violin; think Kansas without the prog)
    Power metal: Crimson Glory
    Prog metal: Dream Theater
     
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    Favorite band: Rush
    Power metal: Falconer
    Prog Metal: Redemption if I'm feeling introspective, Dream Theater otherwise
     
  19. KS METALHEAD

    KS METALHEAD Heavy Metal Thunder

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    Overall - Overkill
    Power Metal - Iced Earth
    Prog - Rush
     
  20. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    Dude, Saviour Machine is really cool. That's a band I haven't seen mentioned in forever!
     

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