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Did you know that the frontman is now a woman? Had a sexchange op.. and all.
 
Wow, I guess the brutal also fag up. Holy crap!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2010 at 11:31am
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

In the worlds of progressive metal, Kayo Dot's Choirs of the Eye is a stand-out for me as are Taal's albums and Hoyry-Kone (though there we're more Prog than metal).


 
I never quite understood why Kayo dot is classified as metal. IMO they are more like an avant-garde mixture of rock, jazz and heavy metal. They are somewhere in between.
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by DeathOfSeasons DeathOfSeasons wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Sigh is a great act. I havenīt listened to Imaginary Sonicscape yet, but itīs next on my list. Iīm actually in the process of reviewing Scenario IV: Dread Dreams. Iīve simply started from an end with their discography.
Scenario IV: Dread Dreams is a fantastic album too, definitely their most underrated along with Gallows Gallery. Sigh can really do no wrong.
 
Oh, and I love your user picture thing. Freakery is a fantastic Grindcore release Big smile
 
LOLDid you know that the frontman is now a woman? Had a sexchange op.. and all. Bizarre stuff. Love that album. Itīs such a filthy grindcore album. I guess Iīll have to make a grindcore appreciation thread sometime.
 
Yeah man, I heard about that. I hope people don't just pay attention to them because of the sex change because they play some of the best Grindcore around at the moment.
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Can't wait for the new PoS album. 

Hopefully we'll get some Tool and Opeth this year as well.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote angelmk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2010 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by DeathOfSeasons DeathOfSeasons wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Sigh is a great act. I havenīt listened to Imaginary Sonicscape yet, but itīs next on my list. Iīm actually in the process of reviewing Scenario IV: Dread Dreams. Iīve simply started from an end with their discography.
Scenario IV: Dread Dreams is a fantastic album too, definitely their most underrated along with Gallows Gallery. Sigh can really do no wrong.
 
Oh, and I love your user picture thing. Freakery is a fantastic Grindcore release Big smile
 
LOLDid you know that the frontman is now a woman? Had a sexchange op.. and all. Bizarre stuff. Love that album. Itīs such a filthy grindcore album. I guess Iīll have to make a grindcore appreciation thread sometime.
i am glad  too see fans of Sigh here. Myself being a  Sigh fan, i find Gallows Gallery realy great album. Hangman's Hymn is fenomenal, a masterpiece, awesome tracks like Finale: Hangman's Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende,Dies Irae/The Master Malice, Introitus/Kyrie.. Their new one is also astonishing though, one of the year's best so far 
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Haha ive just come from another thread saying how much DT doesnt do it for me.... Now i come to this thread saying that prog metal is also my favourite genre... give me a bit of Opeth, Cynic, PoS or Porcupine Tree anyday
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DeathOfSeasons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2010 at 9:30am
Originally posted by angelmk angelmk wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by DeathOfSeasons DeathOfSeasons wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Sigh is a great act. I havenīt listened to Imaginary Sonicscape yet, but itīs next on my list. Iīm actually in the process of reviewing Scenario IV: Dread Dreams. Iīve simply started from an end with their discography.
Scenario IV: Dread Dreams is a fantastic album too, definitely their most underrated along with Gallows Gallery. Sigh can really do no wrong.
 
Oh, and I love your user picture thing. Freakery is a fantastic Grindcore release Big smile
 
LOLDid you know that the frontman is now a woman? Had a sexchange op.. and all. Bizarre stuff. Love that album. Itīs such a filthy grindcore album. I guess Iīll have to make a grindcore appreciation thread sometime.
i am glad  too see fans of Sigh here. Myself being a  Sigh fan, i find Gallows Gallery realy great album. Hangman's Hymn is fenomenal, a masterpiece, awesome tracks like Finale: Hangman's Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende,Dies Irae/The Master Malice, Introitus/Kyrie.. Their new one is also astonishing though, one of the year's best so far 
 
 
My favourite song off Hangman's Hymn is definitely Introitus/Kyrie. So much energy and such a kick ass guitar solo.
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First postBig smile
Absolutely love progressive metal, especially dream theater, opeth, porcupine tree and redemption. Have recently come across another awesome local band here in Ireland called dstributor as well

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This was recently uploaded to Inside Out Music's Youtube channel.


This was recently uploaded to Arjen Lucassen's Youtube channel.


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Originally posted by bsms810 bsms810 wrote:

Haha ive just come from another thread saying how much DT doesnt do it for me.... Now i come to this thread saying that prog metal is also my favourite genre... give me a bit of Opeth, Cynic, PoS or Porcupine Tree anyday


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I love prog metal for the same reasons that I love prog rock: the complexitities, genre transgressions, and that it's typically different from other types of popular music - but then again, I've always thought that metal as such was more progressive than other genres of popular music. I mean the time changes and complexities have been there since the day of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple and many extreme metal (and non-extreme metal bands) bands use completely unorthodox song structures. That is one of the reasons why I don't buy into the rigidity-of-meta- argument that I encounter in some prog rock circles. Also, how can an ever developing genre with so many subgenres as metal even be considered rigid?

Anyway.My favorite prog metal acts are the obvious ones: Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Psychotic Waltz and Queensrĸche. In addition, I like a number of progressive extreme metal bands like Cynic, Atheist, Obscura, Death, Invocator and Pestilences "Spheres" and progressive power metal bands like Symphony X and Anubis Gate. There are also bands which are not always considered progressive metal bands as such, but who, I think, a worthy of the progressive tag - namely Iron Maiden with their changes of tempo, epic tracks, guitar harmonies and so on, and Mercyful Fate with their completely different approach to song structures and Coheed and Cambria (who are probably not even considered metal by many) with their conceptual lyrical universe.

Progressive metal has been derided as being pretentious and all technique and no heart, but, to be honest, what I like a bout it is the more cerebral approach to music and all the thought that's behind the music. I do find odd time signature and unusual chord progressions and the like inspiring and I love the fact that many progressive metal songs have so many different parts that listening to one song equals the experience of listening to a whole album in other genres.
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Time Sig . . .

I'm there with you on all accounts, and more.  Except for that era of Pestilence Tongue But you know, I'll
probably get the 2 albums sometime in the future just to have those guys that pushed the envelope
long ago.
By the way, nice "quote" from Death on your sig Thumbs Up.  (You may like my story on how I got into Metal...
maybe).


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Originally posted by MAVIIIVAM MAVIIIVAM wrote:

I'm there with you on all accounts, and more.  Except for that era of Pestilence Tongue But you know, I'll
probably get the 2 albums sometime in the future just to have those guys that pushed the envelope
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I love "Spheres" - it's so weird and jazzy. I love their other work, too (although I didn't dig their latest album immediately, but after a year or so, I'm starting to appreciate it), but I don't think they're as progressive as "Spheres". Well, maybe "Testinomy of the Ancients" could be considered kind of progressive with its use of keyboards and all the instrumental interludes and all that.
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Originally posted by Kashmir75 Kashmir75 wrote:

Can't wait for the new PoS album. 

Hopefully we'll get some Tool and Opeth this year as well.


Id bloomin love to see some new Opeth this year
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Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

I love prog metal for the same reasons that I love prog rock: the complexitities, genre transgressions, and that it's typically different from other types of popular music - but then again, I've always thought that metal as such was more progressive than other genres of popular music. I mean the time changes and complexities have been there since the day of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple and many extreme metal (and non-extreme metal bands) bands use completely unorthodox song structures. That is one of the reasons why I don't buy into the rigidity-of-meta- argument that I encounter in some prog rock circles. Also, how can an ever developing genre with so many subgenres as metal even be considered rigid?

Anyway.My favorite prog metal acts are the obvious ones: Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Psychotic Waltz and Queensrĸche. In addition, I like a number of progressive extreme metal bands like Cynic, Atheist, Obscura, Death, Invocator and Pestilences "Spheres" and progressive power metal bands like Symphony X and Anubis Gate. There are also bands which are not always considered progressive metal bands as such, but who, I think, a worthy of the progressive tag - namely Iron Maiden with their changes of tempo, epic tracks, guitar harmonies and so on, and Mercyful Fate with their completely different approach to song structures and Coheed and Cambria (who are probably not even considered metal by many) with their conceptual lyrical universe.

Progressive metal has been derided as being pretentious and all technique and no heart, but, to be honest, what I like a bout it is the more cerebral approach to music and all the thought that's behind the music. I do find odd time signature and unusual chord progressions and the like inspiring and I love the fact that many progressive metal songs have so many different parts that listening to one song equals the experience of listening to a whole album in other genres.
 
So very very well put and summarises my feelings towards Prog Metal precisely! Clap
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One of my favorite bands that I learned of through PA is Psychotic Waltz.  Devon Graves, the lead vocalist, has the voice of Bruce Dickenson and plays the flute like Ian Anderson.  It's a perfect combination.

Reminds me of Mike Portnoy  >>> Rawks


Clap Great band. Into the Everflow is one of the greatest metal albums of all-time. Rawks
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Just beginning with the whole prog metal thing at the moment. So just Dream Theater and its cousin, Liquid Tension Experiment for me. But I'm looking about for proressive power metal as some of it seemed very much to my taste. So hopefully, I will become a well educated fan of the genre over the coming months...Smile
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Odd as it may sound, I am not a big sound of 'traditional' prog-metal (i.e. in the DT mould), but rather of the more experimental bands - especially the instrumental ones. I have some problems with the typical singing style of traditional prog-metal bands, so I'd rather write vocals out of the equation altogether. 
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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Odd as it may sound, I am not a big sound of 'traditional' prog-metal (i.e. in the DT mould), but rather of the more experimental bands - especially the instrumental ones. I have some problems with the typical singing style of traditional prog-metal bands, so I'd rather write vocals out of the equation altogether. 
 
Thats because you are so used to those dulcet tones back home! Big smile
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Originally posted by FusionKing FusionKing wrote:

Just beginning with the whole prog metal thing at the moment. So just Dream Theater and its cousin, Liquid Tension Experiment for me. But I'm looking about for proressive power metal as some of it seemed very much to my taste. So hopefully, I will become a well educated fan of the genre over the coming months...Smile

One of my favorite progressive-metal bands is Pain of Salvation. If you want to check them out, here's one of my favorite videos of theirs. But beware- The visuals of the video are kind of intense.



Though, Symphony X may be more of your style than Pain of Salvation. Symphony X are progressive-power-metal. They're my favorite progressive-power-metal band. Smile
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