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    Posted: November 29 2006 at 00:59
    I thank you for this. I am not anti-metal, and I do think that bands like Opeth and Dream Theater belong here. I just don't like their music. I do like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. I will definitely check out these recommendations.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2006 at 08:03
Thank you all; this kind of thread is one of the reasons why I keep going back to Prog Archives. I tried Alive Again from Nightingale after hearing the last sample of theirs in PA. Alive Again did not chick with me as a whole, but that one song is a gem. I will try Moontower and maybe some of Nightingale's other releases.

    

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i checked out hammers of misfourtune it was a awsome band!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2006 at 17:12
Originally posted by clarke2001

Finally, the topic for me!!!

I have a problem and I need a help form an expertSmile


I love prog rock.
ELP, Tull, King Crimson, GG...well, you get the picture.
 I like some metal.
I used to listen a lot of Metallica, Anthrax, occasional Megadeth and Maiden,  S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, and Halloween.
 But I can't digest prog-metal. I tried. Not too hard, though.

And than I realised: I can't stand combination of deep, brutal distorted guitar power chords and keyboards. No matter how good musicans are. No matter how good lyrics are or intimate is the story, it won't reach me.

Does anybody know any good prog-metal with power-majestic-heavy or preferably trashy overtones?
Guitar/guitar/bass/drums, no keyboards please! With vocals screaming or singing, but no death-growling. Or without vox. Preferably not overproduced (there's nothing worse than a "crystal" soundThumbs Down).

Thanks in advance, experts!

This may be a little late, but i would reccomend you try out either 'Blood Mountain' or 'Leviathan' by Mastodon. Very thrashy, heavy, with no keyboards, lots of screaming. Its absolutely insane and their drummer is amazing.
If you want power-majestic-heavy, try Blind Guardian(some would consider it not prog) or Rhapsody.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2006 at 18:56
Originally posted by clarke2001

Finally, the topic for me!!!

I have a problem and I need a help form an expertSmile


I love prog rock.
ELP, Tull, King Crimson, GG...well, you get the picture.
 I like some metal.
I used to listen a lot of Metallica, Anthrax, occasional Megadeth and Maiden,  S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, and Halloween.
 But I can't digest prog-metal. I tried. Not too hard, though.

And than I realised: I can't stand combination of deep, brutal distorted guitar power chords and keyboards. No matter how good musicans are. No matter how good lyrics are or intimate is the story, it won't reach me.

Does anybody know any good prog-metal with power-majestic-heavy or preferably trashy overtones?
Guitar/guitar/bass/drums, no keyboards please! With vocals screaming or singing, but no death-growling. Or without vox. Preferably not overproduced (there's nothing worse than a "crystal" soundThumbs Down).

Thanks in advance, experts!


I'd recommend Watchtower, Mekong Delta, Voivod, Psychotic Waltz, and maybe Spiral Architect. All of those are thrash-derived, have no keys, and more "edge" than keyboard prog-metal.

I also highly recommend Atheist - Unquestionable Presence. The music is a bit heavier than thrash, but still quite melodic and hugely memorable, while being awesomely spastic. The vocals are fairly low in the mix and are much closer to screaming than growling.

With the excpetion of SA, all of those come from late 80's/early 90's, and will probably have the somewhat rawer production you're after.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2006 at 08:47

Wow! Thanks for the inputs, guys! I'll give 'em a try for sure.

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Band: Neurosis
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Though their reputation has become increasingly built upon a variety of ferocious, chaotic experimental sludge metal, Neurosis have been departing from their usual style into something altogether different as they've matured musically.  The Eye of Every Storm fully emphasizes the band's use of tension-building atmospherics, without then proceeding to blow them out of the water with an annihilating wall of noise as one of their earlier works would have done.  Beauty is where The Eye of Every Storm's true power lies, with vocalists Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly each providing their own downtrodden, gruff voices to compliment this collection of slow and emotional yet stunningly dynamic compositions, eventually making for an experience that can only be described as intense.  If the heartbreaking and epic post-rock of Mogwai and Red Sparowes, the cryptic and dark prog-metal experimentalism of Tool's Lateralus and a general penchant for awe-inspiring compositions will draw you into an album, Neurosis have crafted a work of art which will refuse to let you breathe as they unleash the deepest, inner most power to be found within human beings into their brooding, minimal compositions.  Though not devoid of metal influence, even the loudest sections work within the same whole as the most melodic ones to produce an utterly awe-inspiring final product.  This is not only the best thing Neurosis have released, but a definite candidate for the best prog album of the new millenium so far.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2006 at 13:01
Doing a great job there, Bryan! I'd contribute to this thread, but then I have recently begun working seriously on the reviews once again.
 
You should review those Neurosis albums too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2007 at 08:09
Originally posted by clarke2001

Finally, the topic for me!!!

I have a problem and I need a help form an expertSmile


I love prog rock.
ELP, Tull, King Crimson, GG...well, you get the picture.
 I like some metal.
I used to listen a lot of Metallica, Anthrax, occasional Megadeth and Maiden,  S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, and Halloween.
 But I can't digest prog-metal. I tried. Not too hard, though.

And than I realised: I can't stand combination of deep, brutal distorted guitar power chords and keyboards. No matter how good musicans are. No matter how good lyrics are or intimate is the story, it won't reach me.

Does anybody know any good prog-metal with power-majestic-heavy or preferably trashy overtones?
Guitar/guitar/bass/drums, no keyboards please! With vocals screaming or singing, but no death-growling. Or without vox. Preferably not overproduced (there's nothing worse than a "crystal" soundThumbs Down).

Thanks in advance, experts!


Try earlier Fates Warning.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2007 at 18:20
Today is the Day, experimental metal from, I think, Nashville.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2007 at 03:05
Sorry I don't really update this anymore, I don't think anyone really cares anyway though.

If you aren't listening to Hammers of Misfortune yet, get on it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 20:25
Originally posted by Palmer Eldritch

Today is the Day, experimental metal from, I think, Nashville.
 
Good band,Brann Dailor(drums) and Bill Kelliher(guitars) of Mastodon were in that band for awhile and play on my favorite album by them,In the Eyes of God.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2007 at 20:26
Originally posted by #1floydfan

hurray spastick ink if any likes spastic ink i would recomend behold... the arctopus well any way this is a good idea i have noticed this also and its a good idea!
 
If you like Spastic Ink try out the band Twisted Into Form.It's pretty complex prog metal.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2007 at 21:58
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Originally posted by #1floydfan

hurray spastick ink if any likes spastic ink i would recomend behold... the arctopus well any way this is a good idea i have noticed this also and its a good idea!
 
If you like Spastic Ink try out the band Twisted Into Form.It's pretty complex prog metal.
 
Umm...forgot to add Spiral Architect too.Embarrassed

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 18:06
Progressive metal is the most feeling-less, complex and cold kind of prog that I've heard. Your idea is good, but useless, I think; because it's related with one of the most dissapointing styles of music ever made. What do you think, Bryan and company? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 18:08
I agree with Sircosick. xD I think there's Meshuggah and then a sea of blaaaand
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 18:18
Originally posted by sircosick

Progressive metal is the most feeling-less, complex and cold kind of prog that I've heard. Your idea is good, but useless, I think; because it's related with one of the most dissapointing styles of music ever made. What do you think, Bryan and company? 

Just curious, what bands have you heard from the genre?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 18:23
Originally posted by sircosick

Progressive metal is the most feeling-less, complex and cold kind of prog that I've heard. Your idea is good, but useless, I think; because it's related with one of the most dissapointing styles of music ever made. What do you think, Bryan and company? 


I think that you have much to learn about Prog Metal.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 18:50
That kind of attitude is exactly what I started this thread to counteract... if all you're going to do is criticize me for backing a bad style of music without even giving a chance to the genre's truly worthwhile, lesser appreciated albums (trust me, I despise Dream Theater and Symphony X as much as anybody on this site), why even bother clicking this thread?
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