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Kinda OT: Prog v. Power Metal?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Rose Immortal, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. dargormudshark

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    Whatever You think it means...GOSH!!!! (in Napolean Dynamite voice)
     
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    Prog= very range of bands, can be Black, Death, Classical Rock, Hard Rock, Thrash, Power, Heavy, etc. at the same time.

    Power= A very narrow genre compared to Prog, classified by fast power chord guitar riffs, fast drumming and high pitched vocals (mostly)
     
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    Dream Evil's so good at stereotypical power metal it should be illegal. :headbang:
    But hey, I can't get around it, I LIKE the stereotypical power metal sound. Stereotypical bands don't necessarily make genres boring - they make it what it is. It's kind of hard to describe what I'm thinking here, but I guess I mean this: if every band in a genre was super-original, there wouldn't be much common ground to even define the genre in the first place.
     
  4. wayne the goblin/robot

    wayne the goblin/robot Im done with this *****

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    True, but after listening to powermetal for around 6 years now, I like to hear bands with a bit more deviation. My favorites right now are Rage and Blind Guardian, two bands that not only deviate from the typical "happy happy helloween" sound, but also have a much more mature melodic sense and songwriting ability than a lot of other powermetal bands.

    Angra are a band that have the best of both worlds.
     
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    The inherent differences between progressive and power metal lie in the multiplicities and contingencies of the... you know what? Fuck this. SA-CRED POW-ER OF RAGING WINDS!!!!
     
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    Yngvai: I agree about Angra - I just finally checked them out not too long ago, and I hate myself for not doing it sooner.
     
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    wayne the goblin/robot Im done with this *****

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    yeah Angras an excelllent prog/power metal band, heh i thought the only metal bands they had in Brazil were Krisun and Sepultura.
     
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