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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2017 at 07:39
VDGG - Hammill in Lemmings. Proto Death-Growl at one point (Greasy machinery slides on the rails Young minds and bodies on steel spokes impaled. Iron throated monsters are forcing the screams, mind and machinery box-press the dreams......). Truly INSANE !!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2017 at 09:29
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

The Beatles invented everything. Including prog metal. Wink

The beatles were f**king prog metal! Throw up the devil horns
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pelata Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2017 at 12:27
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

"Helter Skelter" by the Beatles was the first metal song


I will agree with this statement...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Swandezvous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2017 at 13:49
Yeah, I think "prog" is a bit of a loaded term that can be... Taken for granted. In essence, music is always progressing in some form or another in whatever form it takes.
I think the use of the term points more to a matter of intent. However, rarely are these terms ever prescribed by the artist. They are usually the result of some kind of PR hype... Not as familiar with that in terms of this genre specifically, but I suspect that to be the case, nonetheless. I doubt Rush said, "Hey, let's be a progressive rock band," when they wrote working man.
I'm pretty sure all Tony Iommi was thinking was, "let's make the heaviest music we can imagine."
Hence the modern metal obsession with being the "most brutal".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2017 at 07:31
Some good points there. I think that some blame has to go to the fans themselves. Musicians don't usually categorize themselves. I would like to hear what Buzz Osbourne has to say about his band The Melvins. This site also takes the genre thing off the deep end. I mean Bjork is here. Who the freak is going to go to a progrock site looking for the lowdown on Bjork? Please. Next thing we know hip hop bands will start showing up here. Progressive rock was a generic term that was applied in the early seventies to a form of music for one reason or another lost popularity in the mid seventies sometime. Some bands changed their tune. Some soldiered on and some threw in the towel. 
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King Crimson, Atomic Rooster, ELP, etc were progressive and heavy without the need for labels like 'prog', 'metal' and 'prog-metal'. Often bands with these labels are neither.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Snob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2017 at 23:52
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^ Thanx Pastmaster. You and Jonas (Umur) are my 'go to' guys for Metal. I am no longer a Prog snob.........


No, I am.

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