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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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    Posted: September 01 2019 at 12:30
These two bands always reminded me of each other for some strange reason. I guess maybe because they started around the same time and kind of were in the same heavy neo camp.

Also, please read all options before voting and vote for the one most appropriate to your experience.


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Enchant by far. Not neo prog imo
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2019 at 13:08
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Enchant by far. Not neo prog imo

No, but they did start out that way. I said "neither/ not a neo fan" as a possible choice because I used it before and it just popped up as a default. It was easier to just include it than try to figure out a better description but since Arena are considered neo prog I figured what the heck I'll just throw it in there. 


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I'm generally equally happy to listen to either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2019 at 00:10
I've still only got through 6 albums of Enchant on the 10 disc box set. It's a bit of a slog really. Arena are much better on keyboards and have more interesting albums for me. Enchant are an excellent melodic metal band with good players but just not that interesting or varied in approach. Arena gets my vote.
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Arena is fantastic stuff, gets my vote, but mention for Frost* who also are really great.
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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: September 02 2019 at 13:37
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 00:34
Originally posted by ScorchedFirth ScorchedFirth wrote:

Arena is fantastic stuff, gets my vote, but mention for Frost* who also are really great.
 

agreed although I'm not sure they fit the poll idea and sadly have only released 4 albums. That said perhaps we could do a John Mitchell poll? Arena v Frost* v Lonely Robot v Kino v It Bites? I would need to check what other bands he's been in, there must be quite a few!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 06:52
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by ScorchedFirth ScorchedFirth wrote:

Arena is fantastic stuff, gets my vote, but mention for Frost* who also are really great.
 

agreed although I'm not sure they fit the poll idea and sadly have only released 4 albums. That said perhaps we could do a John Mitchell poll? Arena v Frost* v Lonely Robot v Kino v It Bites? I would need to check what other bands he's been in, there must be quite a few!

Not as many as you might think. Other than those it looks like he has been in two others A(yep that's the name of the band just A) and the Urbane. He's played with other bands as a guest such as Blind Ego and Gandalf's Fist but Arena, Frost, Lonely Robot and It Bites are the main ones as far as prog is concerned. He also played with John Wetton apparently.


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I have one album by each and they are both ok but not great


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 08:58
Musically they are equal. But the preachy religious lyrics of the last Enchant album turned me off, so my vote goes to Arena.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 09:40
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Musically they are equal. But the preachy religious lyrics of the last Enchant album turned me off, so my vote goes to Arena.

I don't see how their lyrics are preachy... Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 13:29
Really like early Enchant, Arena is just tralala Neo spiced with Metal stuff like almost everthing
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 14:08
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Musically they are equal. But the preachy religious lyrics of the last Enchant album turned me off, so my vote goes to Arena.


I don't see how their lyrics are preachy... Confused


Here are some from the tune Within an Inch

Nothing could save me
Except the hand of God
He came and gave me
Mercy

Plenty more awful lyrics on The Great Divide
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 14:42
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Musically they are equal. But the preachy religious lyrics of the last Enchant album turned me off, so my vote goes to Arena.


I don't see how their lyrics are preachy... Confused


Here are some from the tune Within an Inch

Nothing could save me
Except the hand of God
He came and gave me
Mercy

Plenty more awful lyrics on The Great Divide

so mentioning  mercyful God is preachy? 
Try Stryper and Narnia for preachy. Even Neal Morse...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grumpyprogfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 14:45
Yep it's preachy. Have you even listened to the album I'm referring too?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 14:47
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Musically they are equal. But the preachy religious lyrics of the last Enchant album turned me off, so my vote goes to Arena.


I don't see how their lyrics are preachy... Confused


Here are some from the tune Within an Inch

Nothing could save me
Except the hand of God
He came and gave me
Mercy

Plenty more awful lyrics on The Great Divide

So I'm going to go out on a limb and say you aren't a Neal Morse fan then? Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2019 at 14:47
Originally posted by Grumpyprogfan Grumpyprogfan wrote:

Yep it's preachy. Have you even listened to the album I'm referring too?

Yes I did. It would be silly if I didn't, wouldn't it. LOL
I didn't mind the lyrics. I've seen worse... 
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

So I'm going to go out on a limb and say you aren't a Neal Morse fan then? Wink
 

Love ? and when Neal was in Spock's Beard. I have to not pay attention to the religious lyrics. I would rather have lyrics that don't speak to God or Satan. Rush's Freewill works for me as it leaves something to the imagination.


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