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Poll Question: should stratovarius be in prog archives
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2006 at 15:15

Originally posted by PROGMAN PROGMAN wrote:

That can be said for Metallica they are PROG Releated between 1984-1988 but just barely, but I cant comment on Stratovarius as I am not familiar with them.

They have some really extensive samples on their website ... have a listen!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2006 at 20:13
I put yes, mostly cuase I've seen Styx, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin on this site.  There are definately a good majority songs that have progressive elements.  Their latest, in my opinion sold out, is not prog at all.  But when looking at Inifinte, Elements Part 1 and 2, Visions, and Episode, I'd have to say no more than related.  Good likage to Kamelot, Nightwish, and plenty of other symphonic/power metal bands.  Of all the symphonic/power metal bands I've outside the ones on this sight however, Stratovarius is the only one that comes close.  I hope for all life Hammerfall and Sonata Artica doens't apear on this sight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 15 2006 at 20:29
I've listen to "Episode", and several songs from other albums and they're definitely not prog, they're Power Metal, sometimes as cheesy as hell.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2007 at 11:16
Stratovarius = Power metal & Prog-Related (well just a Little, may be not ,but at least some songs have a little of prog)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 11:34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 11:44
Has the prog-metal team considered them Mike?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 11:49
I love them, but I'm undecided. I certainly wouldn't mind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 12:00
   Definitely NOT prog , but nevertheless a very good power metal band.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 12:08
Sincerely Stratovarius is one of my favourite SPEED POWER (PROG) METAL BAND!!!
 
But not for PA and Prog World!!!
 
 
Episode -1996-  STRATOVARIUS "EPISODE": for me the masterpiece of Speed Power (Prog) Metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 12:10
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Has the prog-metal team considered them Mike?


Yes - they were rejected unanimously. At first some of us (including myself) voted yes because they're as prog (or prog-related) as Nightwish, but then we decided that we would not take Nightwish as a point of reference, as we would not add Nightwish today if we had the choice (they were added long before genre teams were even considered).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 12:17
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Has the prog-metal team considered them Mike?


Yes - they were rejected unanimously. At first some of us (including myself) voted yes because they're as prog (or prog-related) as Nightwish, but then we decided that we would not take Nightwish as a point of reference, as we would not add Nightwish today if we had the choice (they were added long before genre teams were even considered).

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NIGHTWISH is only a POWER SYMPHONIC METAL band!!!!!!
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2007 at 12:24
^ Agreed ... like Stratovarius they have quite a few progressive moments, but these moments are not what they're about or what makes them great.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 06:50
Stratovarius is a mix of Rainbow, Helloween and Yngwie Malmsteen and none of these influences of theirs justifies their inclusion...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 07:11
I used to ba a crusader for the inclusion of this band (together with Sonata Arctica).  After having heard most of their albums, I say no, they do not belong in the Progressive Metal category. Some albums have their progressive tendencies ( "Infinite" comes into mind) but as Mike said and I quote: these moments are not what they're about or what makes them great.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 11:30
Originally posted by Xeroth Xeroth wrote:

I put yes, mostly cuase I've seen Styx, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, and
Led Zeppelin on this site.
Styx is on this site?!

As much as I like Stratovarius, they are not prog enough for this site. Maiden influenced prog metal with Somewhere in Time and 7th Son, and their albums do have a lot of progressive elements for a power metal band. Purple is very much proto-prog because they are the pioneers of the neo-classical style, which is used extensively in prog metal and symphonic. Led Zeppelin quite frankly influenced everyone, and their pioneering experimentations with Eastern music secure them a place on this list. Stratovarius came after all this, they use the neo-classical guitars of Purple and (later) Maidenm but tehy are not prog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 11:39
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Has the prog-metal team considered them Mike?


Yes - they were rejected unanimously. At first some of us (including myself) voted yes because they're as prog (or prog-related) as Nightwish, but then we decided that we would not take Nightwish as a point of reference, as we would not add Nightwish today if we had the choice (they were added long before genre teams were even considered).

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Cheers Mike,
 
Does the team have a view on them being added in the Prog related category?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 11:49
I agree with what Jody said about that a while ago: The PM team should only be concerned with prog bands, not prog-related. Personally I don't feel the need to add modern prog-related metal bands to the website, and neither do the other members (I think).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 12:14
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

I agree with what Jody said about that a while ago: The PM team should only be concerned with prog bands, not prog-related. Personally I don't feel the need to add modern prog-related metal bands to the website, and neither do the other members (I think).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2007 at 23:10
Sleepyradiohead isnt prog--------Stratovarios was like the founder for other bands that made more progressive stuff, so ADD THEM
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2007 at 10:48
For what I've heard no. Fine power metal, but no prog.
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