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    Posted: November 26 2017 at 14:19
What do you think? Is it metal or not?




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It could easily fit into a prog metal compilation, but not in a generic 70s/80s heavy metal comp. I voted yes.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2017 at 15:54
I'll go with heavy prog....like their board category.
There are some metal elements in that song but I have never thought of them or their music as metal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2017 at 16:42
Hmm....prog metal by today's definition, but not your heavy metal of the late 70s. Far too complex and twisty compared to what was out there at the time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2017 at 21:57
Not really... more hard rock prog, or heavy prog, or whatever. I think the guitars are not yet heavy or metal enough. Though I can imagine it easily being played in a truly metal fashion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 04:16
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

I'll go with heavy prog....like their board category.
There are some metal elements in that song but I have never thought of them or their music as metal.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 04:26
A lot of early Rush is prog metal to me with later material being heavy prog, so yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 04:58
Prog metal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 05:27
Not really, IMHO. More like heavy prog.
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I have no problem calling it metal. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 08:53
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Not really... more hard rock prog, or heavy prog, or whatever. I think the guitars are not yet heavy or metal enough. Though I can imagine it easily being played in a truly metal fashion.
I couldn't say it better.
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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: November 27 2017 at 09:39
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 09:43
it's not even close to Metal in my opinion.

agree with what Dellinger said
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Is Cygnus X-1 metal?  No.  Could Cygnus X-1 have influenced later prog metal bands?  Yes Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 11:53
Not any more so than Hemisphere's side one or 2112 side one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TexasKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 12:15
I think Cygnus X-1 is much more metal than most songs on the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 13:42
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Is Cygnus X-1 metal?  No.  Could Cygnus X-1 have influenced later prog metal bands?  Yes

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2017 at 14:38
No, Heavens no! It is just part of one of the greatest duos of back-to-back prog ever produced.

Edited by Rednight - November 27 2017 at 14:38
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No it's not, but you can clearly hear parts that influenced groups like Dream Theater, Opeth, even Voivod :) 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2017 at 03:30
I saw Rush in 77 at Glasgow and they were a standard (but really excellent) hard rock band with prog influences, but not metal.

I don't think Rush have ever been metal or even prog metal.
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