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How about Rick Wakeman? The Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Arthur albums coming particularly to mind.
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I think the majority of Devin Townsend's music would be considered maximalist LOL (obviously with the exception of albums like Ghost, Ocean Machine, or Terria)
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

How about Rick Wakeman? The Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Arthur albums coming particularly to mind.

Without question. I have yet to listen to his The Red Planet album. My headphones died a couple days ago, sadly. 

Originally posted by Necrotica Necrotica wrote:

I think the majority of Devin Townsend's music would be considered maximalist LOL (obviously with the exception of albums like Ghost, Ocean Machine, or Terria)

I agree. That is why I posted Empath, which is the absolute craziest in my opinion. 


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Originally posted by edefakiel edefakiel wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

How about Rick Wakeman? The Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Arthur albums coming particularly to mind.


Without question. I have yet to listen to his The Red Planet album. My headphones died a couple days ago, sadly. 

Originally posted by Necrotica Necrotica wrote:

I think the majority of Devin Townsend's music would be considered maximalist LOL (obviously with the exception of albums like Ghost, Ocean Machine, or Terria)

I agree. That is why I posted Empath, which is the absolute craziest in my opinion. 



Indeed The Red Planet is well worth listening. He hasn't released many rock albums in the last few decades, but the ones he has released are solid indeed. Out There is one of his best albums, including the 70's ones. Both Retro albums are very good too. And now The Red Planet. And both Re-recordings, of Arthur and Journey, are worthy additions, just for the extra songs (well, for me more so the Arthur ones).
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How about some Neptunian Maximalism?  Eons is a masterpiece.

https://neptunianmaximalism.bandcamp.com/
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Sparks, maybe?

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I was thinking of Mr. Bungle.
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This pretty much strays into the territory of a list i made on RYM several years ago called CRAZY COMPLEX PROG.

My intent was to find the most brutal uncompromising prog albums ever however the term maximalist prog works too!

If anyone has any suggestions, this list is in need of an update.

You can certainly find some great gems on here though :)


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While the majority, if not the entirety, of the scene is not represented on the PA, the Japanese Visual Kei scene, that is power, symphonic, and neoclassical metal, is in my opinion, just about as maximalist you can get.

Here's a brand new video by Imperial Circus Dead Decadence:

While it's not visual kei, from Japan, Gonin-Ish is very avant-garde, similar to Unexpect (Japan is ahot spot for both maximalism and minimalism):


Of course from Sweden, there's Diablo Swing Orchestra, as well:


If you like ska, there's Cat Empire, from Australia:

Lastly, how could I forget Archspire, from Canada?

Edit:
I've decided to add a two more:

From Israel there's Sould Enema (their music is just as ridiculous as their name):


There's also Happy Family, also from Japan (really the whole zeuhl genre is maximalist af)



Edited by bardberic - June 17 2022 at 23:33
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Originally posted by Gully Foyle Gully Foyle wrote:

How about some Neptunian Maximalism?  Eons is a masterpiece.

https://neptunianmaximalism.bandcamp.com/

Yeah, they are pretty good. I was blown away the first time I listened to them! Great recommendation. 

Originally posted by suitkees suitkees wrote:

Sparks, maybe?

I'm not familiarized with them. I will take a listen. Thanks! 

Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

I was thinking of Mr. Bungle.

Yes, I'm greatly amused by them. I think that they fit quite well. Thanks! 

Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

This pretty much strays into the territory of a list i made on RYM several years ago called CRAZY COMPLEX PROG.

My intent was to find the most brutal uncompromising prog albums ever however the term maximalist prog works too!

If anyone has any suggestions, this list is in need of an update.

You can certainly find some great gems on here though :)


I know! I have discovered a lot of music through your lists! Thanks for everything, man!

Originally posted by bardberic bardberic wrote:

While the majority, if not the entirety, of the scene is not represented on the PA, the Japanese Visual Kei scene, that is power, symphonic, and neoclassical metal, is in my opinion, just about as maximalist you can get.

Here's a brand new video by Imperial Circus Dead Decadence:

While it's not visual kei, from Japan, Gonin-Ish is very avant-garde, similar to Unexpect (Japan is ahot spot for both maximalism and minimalism):


Of course from Sweden, there's Diablo Swing Orchestra, as well:


If you like ska, there's Cat Empire, from Australia:

Lastly, how could I forget Archspire, from Canada?

Edit:
I've decided to add a two more:

From Israel there's Sould Enema (their music is just as ridiculous as their name):


There's also Happy Family, also from Japan (really the whole zeuhl genre is maximalist af)


Wow. I didn't know most of those, I'm eager to listen to them. Thanks! 


Edited by edefakiel - June 19 2022 at 01:32
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Thanks for sharing, that sounds good
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