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Recommend some Power/Prog.

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Tri-6, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Tri-6

    Tri-6 New Metal Member

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    Lately I discovered a few power/prog albums that have really captured my interest. I haven't been a big power metal fan or into prog that much so I was suprised by this, of course my exposure to both genres is limited. The albums I found were Kamelot - The Black Halo, Stratovarius - Visions, and Symphony X - The Damnation Game. I'm not as big on the ballads as the speedy songs but overall these albums are quite good. The Kamelot album especially is kicking my ass. Other Power and prog albums I already own.

    Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys I & II - Good but not great IMO.
    Conception - Flow - Good vocals but a bit light for my normal tastes.
    Hollow - Modern Cathedral - Not bad but I don't listen to it often.
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth, Imaginations From The Other Side, Somewhere Far Beyond - Excellent albums, but NIME is way better than the previous stuff, being a slab of amazingly grandious and overblown fantasy power metal.
    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory - Hate, Hate, HATE the vocalist. Ok music but I can't really get into this.
    Angel Dust - Enlighten The Darkness - Boring and uninspiried stuff

    I like the "power" more than the "prog" elements so what should I check out next?

    Thanks
     
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    Dolby New Metal Member

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    Fates Warning blows everything else out of the water, check out Awaken the Guardian and The Spectre Within.
     
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    AsModEe also known as ass-mode

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    Symphony X
    Dragonforce
    Heavenly ( though you will hate the singer )
    Savage Circus (sounds a lot like BG)
    Elvenking (very cheesy power metal but the first album is excellent)
     
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    Killbot A Killer Robot

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    Yeah, get more stuff by Symphony X, they're just about the only power metal I can stand listening to.
     
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    Procella MEMENTO MORI

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    METAL RULEZZZ New Metal Member

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    you can try out Sonata Arctica.....
     
  8. IOfTheStorm

    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    10 best power metal bands
    Helstar
    Helloween (first 3 albums)
    Liege Lord
    Crimson Glory
    early Queensryche
    Metal Church
    early Fates Warning
    Jag Panzer
    Sanctuary
    Vicious Rumors

    10 best prog metal bands
    Queensryche
    Psychotic Waltz
    Fates Warning
    Sieges Even (hardly metal but ..whatever)
    Watchtower
    Shadow Gallery
    Symphony X
    Depressive Age
    Mayfair (the same as Sieges Even)
    Power Of Omens (i could put many others in this 10th place, but since the band is no more, they have to get the praise they deserve. Especially for their debut which is a rare masterpiece).

    Enjoy, and when you buy these bands' discographies, ask for more.
     
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    AsModEe also known as ass-mode

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    Evergrey is a good suggestion...
     
  10. Procella

    Procella MEMENTO MORI

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    I know :Spin: :) :tickled: :D :p ;)

    :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
     
  11. Tri-6

    Tri-6 New Metal Member

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    Thanks for the replies all.
     
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    Varg Vikernes Kvlt Black Metal Lord

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    Jag fucking Panzer
     
  13. Tri-6

    Tri-6 New Metal Member

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    Doh, I forgot I already have Age of Mastery by JP. I don't really like it that much. Is any of thier other material different or a lot better than that album? Of course I haven't listened to Age in a long time so maybe I should bust it out again...
     
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    not into much prog or power but bands i like are The persuader, evergrey, sinergy, rising force, savage circus, silent scythe, insania, old blind guardian.
     
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    Lyle <3 azudai <3

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    Jean-Pierre Son of The Bitch

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    It's not that great. Get their new one "Casting The Stones," and "Thane to the Throne." Or, if you really like Liege Lord or other older stuff, get "Ample Destruction."
     
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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Elvenking utterly rule. And Fates Warning can do you no wrong. Grab the Arch albums and No Exit. Hell, grab Perfect Symmetry, too.
     
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    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    I just disregarded this entire thread.
     
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