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    Posted: February 15 2006 at 05:12

I'd like to share some of the music I listen to and think deserves attention and appreciation of others, especially from PA members since I think it will appeal to them.

I have just proposed two bands for addition to PA and I'd like to avert your attention to them if you do not know them yet and if you do then you're welcome to share your opinion.

The first is Virgin Black from Australia. Avantgarde metal group, very experimental, but you might need some time getting accustomed to the singer's voice (I love it though). To date they have 1 EP Trance (1999) and 2 albums Sombre Romantic (2001) and Elegant...And Dying (2003). This is their website: http://listen.to/virginblack

The second is a prog metal band from Austria named Dreams Of Sanity, who disbanded in July 2002. They released 3 albums:

Komodia - 1997. simplistic sounding but the songs are very good, long and quite experimental. Two female vocalists give this album a very special feeling to it. album based on the Divine Comedy.

Masquerade - 1999. Based on the Phantom Of The Opera.

The Game - 2000. Another concept album.

 

A third band I'd like to suggest is not prog, but they are prog related IMHO. It is Neurosis - http://www.neurosis.com/ They are from Oakland, California. They have a hardcore basis but they develpoed to much more than that. They started as Hardcore which can be heard on their first album - Pain Of Mind. WHat comes after this is much more complex, filled with rage and anger, power and more.

Let me cite Brian Ross, founder of BNRMetal.com "they blend tortured vocals, tribal/rhythmic drumming, slow, dense riffing, and sampling effects to create bleak landscapes of sonic noise".

They have released 9 albums and one EP. I recommend all of their albums starting from their third - Souls At Zero. For the lovers experimental, angry and tortured music.

I would recommend this to people that like Tool, not because there is a similarity, but because people who love Tool can overcome the initial shock and/or repulsion people have when they listen to this (or to Tool).

That is it for now. I'll think of others for next time.

I welcome your responses



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You're welcome to add your "I Recommend"s here.
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I recommend (even though they are already present here on PA), the greek progressive metal group Wastefall. Their two albums "Falling stars and rising scars", and "Soultrain 21" are both very good indeed.

They blend aggressive vocals and soft vocals in a very interesting way. "Soultrain 21" is a concept album from an bus-accident in Italy where 21 young people lost their lives. Very emotional lyrics.

 

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I LOVE VIRGIN BLACK.AT FIRTS I REMENBER HATE SOMBRE ROMANTIC BUT AFTER A FEW TIMES LISTEN TO IT EVERYTHING STAR TO MAKE SENSE TO ME .NOW IS IN MY TOP 10 ALBUNS.IS REALLY UNIQUE AND BEAUTY MUSIC.
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Originally posted by moonlitbay moonlitbay wrote:

I recommend (even though they are already present here on PA), the greek progressive metal group Wastefall. Their two albums "Falling stars and rising scars", and "Soultrain 21" are both very good indeed.

They blend aggressive vocals and soft vocals in a very interesting way. "Soultrain 21" is a concept album from an bus-accident in Italy where 21 young people lost their lives. Very emotional lyrics.

 

Heard about them but not them, I'll try it, thanks.

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Komodia sounds exciting. Any idea where I can get some sound samples?
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^^^

I'll look over... If I don't find it. I'll use yousendit.com to send you some songs from it.

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Originally posted by moonlitbay moonlitbay wrote:

Komodia sounds exciting. Any idea where I can get some sound samples?
There are no name on the band....
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^^^

what do you mean?

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If I'm not totally blind, there are just album names.
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I don't follow, do you mean members name?

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The first band is Virgin Black

The third one is Neurosis

The second is....

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 How dumb can I be?????

I'll fix it right away

And the band's name is - Dreams Of Sanity

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^^^

Sorry..... 

 (laughing at myself)

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All right...

I was starting to doubt myself. Started to have dreams of (in)sanity.

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^^^

 

Although DOS disbanded their still exists even if out of date: http://www.the-gothicworld.de/dos/

Don't seem to find any music smaples of them, so if you want, I can use yousendit.com to send a song of theirs. 

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Here's another recomm:

Discus - Tot Licht http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD. asp?cd_id=5878

An Indonesian band in the RIO genre. Tot Licht is their second release from 2003. Crazy music that some compare to Mr. Bungle, however it is not a direct sound alike. Everyone in this band seems to be a lead vocalist and one of them is to my taste a bit annoying but the others inclusding the female vocals, are good. The songs are quite varied and change in mood, some very mellow, slow and relaxing, others wild heavy even slightly metalic in nature. I think it is a rewarding album.

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One more:

Azigza - Azigza http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD. asp?cd_id=2483

Not easily classifiable. Mixes several types of music genres - prog, rock, Arabic, etc and uses eastern instruments among others and violin, viola cello, harp, mandolin etc. The singer Cyoakha Grace has a beautiful voice. For some reason, it reminded me a bit of Led Zeppelin when they made some eastern sounding songs. Good album and worth a listen.

 

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How does yousendit.com work?
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I upload a file there and I give you the link to it and there you can download the file.

 

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