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Poll Question: which more recent prog power trio is best
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 01 2017 at 09:46
Originally posted by hieronymous hieronymous wrote:

I have to disagree here - I think that "The World Around Me" is very metal, as is "It's Love". So our understanding of what metal is is different. 
 
I've been listening to King's X since a friend lent me his then-new tape of Gretchen in '90. Before that, I'd read a festival review that remarked that King's X "was the only 'real' metal band of the line-up."
 
That said, what I heard surprised me a lot as I found myself drawn in by a trio that sounded like no other band on the rock landscape at the time. I thought "These guys aren't really metal...they've duped a lot of people into thinking they are, though!" Which is fine, for marketing purposes. I simply thought they were, and are, too eclectic to be slapped with a label.
 
I feel the same way about early Def Leppard. They were lobbed in with the NWOBHM movement, but I've never felt they were metal. Hard rock, certainly. Not metal. It didn't stop me from playing the hell out of their first three albums back in the day. Wink
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Occulator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2017 at 15:36
King's X all the way, great players & songwriters. Muse to me just doesn't have the originality or edge that KX has. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2017 at 04:19
I thought all these metal pop groups were hard rock bands. Slayer, Daft Leotards and all... the more holocaust-like the more metal, the more musically oriented  the more hard rock... is that the way this goes? Of course I run the risk of talking music rather than genre.
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Never mind me... I'm still recovering from a head ache caused by exposing my ears to Judas Priest. Yesterday.

Anyway I quite liked Kings X the heavy metal hard rock band but all the alt rock labels on Muse make me think more Dork Rock (my nasty label for 21st C pop groups metal or Mumford) so I haven't even checked them on Spotify.

Right time to change my UK CD for something else... thank gawd for good prog rock....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pelata Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2017 at 15:35
I like Muse a great deal. Saw them open for U2 and was impressed.

But I've been a HUGE fan of King's X since 1988 and it's not likely to change. I'll take King's X every...single...time.

King's X is not, nor has ever been, "metal" of any kind...IMO. They've always been a sort of "left-of-center" hard rock band. They definitely have some progressive influences. I've heard dUg more than once cite Chris Squire as a bass influence. Having come out in the middle of the Winger/Bulletboys era they were like getting hit in the face with cold water...SO not what everyone else was doing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pelata Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2017 at 12:36
I like both, but King's X is one of my all-time Top 3 bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 10:41
King's X
I just listen to them more than I do Muse
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chula Vista Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 12:37
King's X by a country mile. Seen them live 3 times. It's an absolute crime that they didn't end up ruling the world.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatfabulousalien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 13:44
The band that wrote Gretchen 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2017 at 15:45
can't really vote as I only know one of these (not telling which oneTongue)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote essexboyinwales Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2017 at 13:55
King's X.  They were my fave band of the late '80s/early '90s.  Stunning live.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cosmiclawnmower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2017 at 15:52
My daughter bought me 'Origins of symmetry' (on vinyl) in 2001 and I had high hopes for Muse but they really haven't gone anywhere for me..

Kings X were introduced to me by a Rush fanatic (same guy who introduced me to Max Webster and FM) by playing me 'Out of the Silent Planet' & 'Faith, hope love'. Wasn't too sure to start but they did grow on me and I came to feel they were a really great and sadly underrated band.  So Kings X get my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TexasKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2017 at 07:28
Muse very easily, based on their early stuff.  
Never cared for King's X at all. 
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