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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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25 [34.72%]
22 [30.56%]
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    Posted: November 11 2020 at 10:48
I think I came across Dream Theater first and listened to their stuff for some time, but the interest faded and now it's mostly for nostalgia if I put something on. Never been a fan of LaBrie's vocals.

Tool is also something I found relatively early in my prog era and took some time to get into, but once I was there, it's been one of my favorite bands. I have lost some interest in prog metal, so they don't get too much playtime these days, though Fear Innoculum brought a spark back.

Opeth is my favorite of the three. By miles on Dream Theater and significantly on Tool. I love their sound, changes from heavy to soft parts, growling and clean vocals. I've listened to their later albums a lot, but the favorites are still from the growling era.


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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 11 2020 at 09:44
None..not a fan of 'prog metal'....as heavy as I get is some Sabbath, Rush, Maiden, and PT...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote candalua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2020 at 01:26
Tool!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2020 at 10:02
Metal is not a sub- that I seek out--I have to force myself to listen to it. But, I do try--especially based upon other "prog lovers'" suggestions. There have been albums and bands that I have been impressed by--Tool, Opeth, and Dream Theater being among them--but also some of the stuff by Savatage, Angra, Agalloch, Green Carnation, Toby Driver projects, Into the Woods, and Devy Townsend. I don't like it all--and I don't reach out for any of them when I want to hear "music that I like"--it's more of a intellectual stimulus: for the challenge of trying to find beauty within chaos and cacophony. 

The three bands of this poll (and the many offshoot albums and projects from solo and outside collaborations by members and former members) are always interesting.
  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2020 at 09:16
I'm a fan of Opeth, I have quite a few of their albums.

I have 2 Tool albums  - Lateralus and 10K Days.

I have owned some DT CDs but they haven't really grabbed me and I've never recovered from their version of Xanadu.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progmind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2020 at 09:00
1 - Opeth i really like all the albums, my favorites are "Still Life" and "Blackwater Park"
2 - Tool, love "Aenima" and "Lateralus", "Undertown" and "Opiate" are good albums and "10000 days" and "Fear Inoculum" average albums
3 - Dream Theater, only like "I&W" and "Awake", post kevin Moore find them boring to hell
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Crimson Mellotron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2020 at 06:38
Originally posted by thief thief wrote:

Opeth > Dream Theater > Tool

Not sure where the gap is wider, but Opeth is so, so brilliant

They stand similarly in my book also.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2020 at 05:46
Opeth > Dream Theater > Tool

Not sure where the gap is wider, but Opeth is so, so brilliant
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2020 at 09:54
Tool 
Dream Theater 
Opeth I don`t like I have really tried to get into them but NO!!!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Enchant X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2020 at 02:40
Dream Theater I really like, Opeth I sort of like and Tool I don't like much though I've tried real hard to get into them ... it never happened Disapprove

Edited by Enchant X - February 04 2020 at 03:14
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Foxprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2020 at 09:22
Opeth easily, Tool and DT are less innovative when it comes making compositions.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Junges Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2020 at 02:59
Easy. Opeth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2020 at 10:23
Not really a Prog Metal fan but I do find Tool and Opeth interesting. Not the case for DT.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2020 at 06:33
Dream Theater

I enjoy the Moore era of the band more than anything those other bands did.

Specific albums from these bands in a poll would make for much interesting discussion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2019 at 00:56
Opeth > Dream Theater >>> Tool
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2019 at 18:18
Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Not my thing. Metal is Metal. Prog is Prog.

But it's all good. 

 Portnoy era DT was pretty cool, I guess...

So you you think prog metal is part of metal and not prog?
When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2019 at 14:57
Not my thing. Metal is Metal. Prog is Prog.

But it's all good. 

 Portnoy era DT was pretty cool, I guess...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tamijo_II Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2019 at 12:46
Tool with miles in front of Opeth with several lightyears in front of DT
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2019 at 08:44
Since I'm not into prog metal, I took the last option. However, I'ver heard some of the music from these three bands, trying to get into their musc, and I would say probably Opeth is the only one I could possibly try again. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2019 at 05:57
Dream Theater > Opeth

I don't like Tool

Edit: I think Opeth had more time-sig changes, solos and moments of fury mixed with calm when they played death metal. Soft Opeth is just...soft, with little to no in-track variation. There's no ups and downs or the crazy stuff you might find in Genesis, Caravan, Camel, Yes, KC etc. They became rather bland.

Edited by Upbeat Tango Monday - October 30 2019 at 06:06
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