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    Posted: February 18 2017 at 09:06
both bands combine he rawness of alternative rock and metal, with progressive rock and metal.

with powerfull plying and inspired playing and singing. 

who do you choose


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 10:09
Longtime King's X fan (since '90 or '91). KX has the better guitarist (by far) and vocalist in Doug Pinnick. Love everything up through Ear Candy, then they drop off a bit.
 
Muse is alright, too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 10:10
King's X is a highly underrated group.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mathman0806 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 11:23
King's X... been an fan since the debut album. Great live band. Saw them play in a club supporting that one and Gretchen... great shows. Only managed to see them on more time for a club show supporting Tape Head.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 11:41
Muse is good

Gretchen smokes anything they did however..  Kings X. And yeah.. fantastic live act.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hieronymous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 11:50
King's X - been a fan since Gretchen Goes to Nebraska - saw them on the Dogman, Tape Head, and Please Come Home Mr. Bulbous tours, plus last year (I don't think they were supporting an album). I think every album has something absolutely worthwhile, though of course the first 6 are the "best."

My wife liked Muse for a while but got bored with them - I never got into them myself.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timdano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 14:25
Definitely King's X! Was introduced to them in the late '80s... happened upon Gretchen Goes to Nebraska; my interest was piqued by the amazing artwork. That day I grabbed the cassette at the local Sam Goody and was forever changed. As a hair-metal fan, they opened my eyes to a new world of music. Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, to this day, is in my top ten all time favorite albums.

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Muse.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Kings X are a really great band!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2017 at 19:21
Saw Kings X back in the early 2000s with Dio at a little theater in Hartford CT. Show blew me away. Been a fan since 91-92. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2017 at 14:50
If forced to choose...King's X.

But dislike both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2017 at 16:00
King's X disciple here.  I remember hearing them play live on the radio in a King Biscuit Flower Hour program.   I was hooked by Over My Head and have been a fan since.  I had the pleasure of seeing them play live about 5 years ago at a local theater with local bands Tiles and Mellotron (now Imminent Sonic Destruction) opening for them. 
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King's X easily, although I can't see what's progressive about either band. The first one is an alternative metal/hard rock band and the other is an alternative rock band with electronic and hard rock influences.
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Wow, KX left Muse in the dust!
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Muse by a mile. (Not a fan of so-called progressive metal. But that's just me I guess.)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2017 at 08:38
Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Muse by a mile. (Not a fan of so-called progressive metal. But that's just me I guess.)

Don't really understand how Kings X ever got categorized as prog metal. The majority of their music does not fit into that genre
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Because they are one of the original prog metal bands.  Kind of like Queensryche, they were adding/doing things that metal bands really hadn't done before.  I agree that they aren't very progressive in comparison to most progressive metal bands that have followed, but they were kind of a proto-prog metal type of band; I guess. 

To quote their bio writer (Me): KING'S X have been included on ProgArchives because their music is a mixture of BEATLES-like melodic harmonies and BLACK SABBATH-like hard rock/heavy metal with progressive rock leanings, especially early in their career.

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King's X aren't a progressive metal band. IMO, they're not even a metal band, but a hard rock band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2017 at 11:20
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Because they are one of the original prog metal bands.  Kind of like Queensryche, they were adding/doing things that metal bands really hadn't done before.  I agree that they aren't very progressive in comparison to most progressive metal bands that have followed, but they were kind of a proto-prog metal type of band; I guess. 

To quote their bio writer (Me): KING'S X have been included on ProgArchives because their music is a mixture of BEATLES-like melodic harmonies and BLACK SABBATH-like hard rock/heavy metal with progressive rock leanings, especially early in their career.

I guess my point is that I don't hear much "metal" in their music. In fact, in many cases, it's no where near metal. Yeah, they've had some heavier periods but it's never been a focus of their music. Iron Maiden is metal. Metallica is metal. Kings X? Not really
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