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The Progressive/Avantgarde Metal Thread

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by challenge_everything, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. CF87

    CF87 Active Member

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    Progressive more has to do with bands progressing to me not the influences from other bands. Deicide,Slayer and Devourment,etc.. are not progressive musicians or bands. If you put it that way any band who formed would be progressive.
     
  2. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    I agree with the Greys. Every band would be progressive if "doing something slightly different than usual" meant progressive. As it stands I think in this thread we're basically discussing both Dream Theater-esque prog metal bands and "avant-garde" stuff.
     
  3. CF87

    CF87 Active Member

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    Musicians who always move forward and expiriment and keep learning how to play their instruments are progressive musicians. Musicians who are open minded basically.
     
  4. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Anyone else dig Ikuinen Kaamos?
     
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    Now I do... thanks for the recommendation! :kickass:
     
  6. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I'm a big fan of Ikuinen Kaamos.
     
  7. ASD

    ASD observing the sabbath

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    They have their moments, but some times they get a bit "meh." I think its just the production and mediocre vocals though. The production is kinda flat sounding, if that makes any sense. Good band though, and I'm looking forward to future releases. I've heard samples of the Closure EP, and the production is a lot better, so I'm even more eager for that next album to come out. What's the whole deal with why its not out yet anyway?
     
  8. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    This is a good point, I call things prog rock because most people associate a certain set of sounds with the word, but tbh, Bathory, Slayer, Morbid Angel, etc. etc. are more progressive according to the real definition of the word than a ton of prog bands. Avant-garde music is usually progressive but I feel like the "avant-garde" tag is uncalled for. I mean some avant-garde bands are just not that special, yet gay progheads continue to fap to the tag that makes them feel like such intellectual music listeners.
     
  9. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Probably label bullshit. Same with Frantic Bleep's latest.

    I think the production is great on The Forlorn. I would say the only part that's meh is the long acoustic interludes. They could use some shortening up.
     
  10. HamburgerBoy

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    I'm just posting to remind you all that progressive metal peaked with it's birth: the almighty Energetic Disassembly.
     
  11. Holographic Paradigm

    Holographic Paradigm Dark Deceiver

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    Well, here's my two cents:

    I define progressive metal as metal that incorperates strange time signatures and tempo changes, technical guitar playing, fusing unrelated music genres into metal, uncommon keys, and experimentation. Now if a band has a few of these elements, they can be described as a progressive band. "Progressive" is both a metal/rock genre and an adjective. A band can be considered or described as "progressive" without actually being a part of the seperate genre. I would consider bands such as Taake to have progressive elements in their music, but obviously Taake is not a prog metal band.
     
  12. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Link plz? Couldn't find them on myspace.
     
  13. entanglement

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    just listened to "Mensch Aus Gold"

    7 or 7.5/10 :kickass:
    i'd make that an 8 if i werent in such a bad mood.
     
  14. challenge_everything

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    It's not about classifying, it's about having a musical vocabulary enabling us to describe particular bands/albums to each other. When I ask you what Devourment sounds like, are you really going to respond with "death metal" full stop? Faggotry.
     
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    AchrisK Weakling

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    I bought the CD based on reviews I read. I am not sure if there are any songs online. I don't use any file sharing or whatever sites.

    Lemme see if I can post it somewhere.
     
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    unknown fuck ftagn

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    :kickass:
     
  17. optionthree

    optionthree Better than the first two

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    COMPLETELY kicking my ass lately. Erik Rosvold is a fucking godly singer.
     
  18. ASD

    ASD observing the sabbath

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    Ansur

    Awesome band

    Warring Factions is a great album
     
  19. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Checking them out on myspace atm. Some of their riffs remind me of J rock, in a good way. Even more of their riffs remind me of Steve Vai, though.
     
  20. ASD

    ASD observing the sabbath

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    Gotta love their jazz and country breakdowns...

    Honestly, vocals can get very cringe worthy at times though
     

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