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What is your favorite prog rock band? (no prog metal here)

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by SymphonyXV, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Definately Ozric.
     
  2. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    I could never get into the weird, proggy prog meandering bands. The kind that you have to be high to listen to. It just never did anything for me.
     
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    mantarkus New Metal Member

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    In the following order:

    1.- Emerson Lake & Palmer
    2.- Yes
    3.- The Nice

    David C.
     
  4. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    These sorts of songs don't need drugs because they are drugs. :kickass:
     
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    CJones New Metal Member

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    Well, I have a mostly metal/prog-metal background, which I only got into within the last few years, so take what I have to say with a grain of "metal" salt.

    Check out Haken - Aquarius. It's about one third metal, two thirds hard rock, and 100% prog. It is, hands down, my favorite album of 2010. They only have the one album so far, but they are destined for greatness. If you claim to like prog, you must at least try this album. I literally listened to this every day for at least a month.

    Another one I recommend: Forgotten Suns - Innergy. Their earlier albums were prog-rock. However, Innergy ramps it up by working in some metal, and like Aquarius it combines the best elements of both, while avoiding most of the more obnoxious aspects of metal. Don't get me wrong, I mostly love metal, but some aspects of it (especially the drumming), drive me nuts after awhile.

    Also, I hate to say it, but you can count me among those who could never get into Porcupine Tree
     
  6. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    If Pain of Salvation can be considered prog rock, they will top my list.
    I do, however, find their arrangements to sound more-so like metal, even though 75% of the music is not heavy.

    Here are some others that I enjoy:

    After
    Pinkroom
    Arena
    Enchant
    Frost
    Anathema
    Abigail's Ghost
    Pineapple Thief
    Alias Eye
    Anti-Depressive Delivery
    Katatonia

    Again, some of these have metal vibes, but whatever.

    Oh, and I'm also noticing that I am starting to enjoy prog rock more than prog metal these days...
     
  7. Krowsnest

    Krowsnest Guardian of the Blind

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    Thanks for suggesting them, they're pretty great.
     
  8. Harris The Epic

    Harris The Epic The Keyboard Guy

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    Ahh!! This question is a good one. I can't say I have a favorite.
    I'd have to say, ELP, Rush and YES are my 3 most listened to ProgRock bands. I like a lot of Old Genesis songs, but I can't put them on there, because I don't have enough songs that I know I like by them.
     
  9. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Hmmm... Cut me some slack for my lack of prog knowledge... I'm not even 16... Hahaha!

    Pink Floyd
    King Crimson
    Yes
    Emerson, Lake, And Palmer
    Queen
    Riverside
    Rush
    Genesis
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    Transatlantic
    Caravan
    Pain of Salvation
    Seiges Even
    Muse (O.K. I know... Just try to ignore this one if you can :/)
    Ayreon (IF that counts?!?!?!)
    Subsignal
     
  10. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Pink Floyd is like my fav... King Crimson is my second. Just a lil opinion cuz I was raised on 'em. :loco:

    And I just love the songwriting and everything about their music.

    Russel Allen agrees also ;).
     
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    Rishloo
    Anathema
    Riverside
    Fair To Midland
    Marillion
    Blackfield

    My favorite Older Bands are Yes, Kansas, Uriah Heep, Gentle Giant & Pink Floyd
     
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    Anyone here into Kaipa? Their latest album is fantastic!
     
  13. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    I like some of their older stuff
     
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  15. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    I have Angling Feelings - it's pretty good but I prefer it in small doses. Seems like lots of newer prog bands would benefit immensely from just editing/trimming down their albums!
     
  16. Ryan M.

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    I'm not a big fan myself. Some good songs though. Skilled musicians and writers.
     
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  18. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    This is their worst album fwiw.
     
  19. Danilo

    Danilo Yeah, it's me

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    Karmakanic. Just because of Jonas Reingold.
     
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    Up&Away A member nonetheless

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