Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Recommendations/Featured albums
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Help me surprise my fiancé with Prog Metal!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedHelp me surprise my fiancé with Prog Metal!

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message
Lystmaler View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: January 18 2007
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Help me surprise my fiancé with Prog Metal!
    Posted: January 18 2007 at 06:46
Hey there! :)
I'm planing on getting an album for my fiancè. The good thing is that me and her have a very simulair music taste, so what she likes is generally what I like, but the problem is that becouse of this, we bout know the same music.

So I need something else, unheard. Prefferably something that combines rare instuments with the thypical, simulair to Pain of Salvation's Be and Ayreon's The Final Experiment. She loves that, but anything else you think she might like would be great.

Here's what she likes;
Ayreon.
Dream Theater.
Liquid Tension Experiment.
Ark. (The Norwegian band)
Pain of Salvation.
Orphaned Land.
Opeth.
Pink Floyd. (Not metal, but their music perfect in every way according to my taste and my fiancés taste!)
Nightwish.
Xandria.
Leave's Eyes.

So, any suggestions? I've had a look around but I can't seem to find anything fitting, but I won'r testrict you by telling you what we don't like, atleast not now, as I might give it a seccond try if many sugest it and thus it'll grow on me, I think!
Back to Top
kazansky View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 24 2006
Location: Indonesia
Status: Offline
Points: 5085
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 06:49
Symphony X maybe ? Green Carnation would also be nice, IMO
The devil we blame our atrocities on is really just each one of us.
Back to Top
Jared View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: May 06 2005
Location: Hereford, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 10142
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 06:51
^^^ Coming from Norway, what about Pagan's Mind?
 
here's 5 I'd strongly recommend:
 
Pagan's Mind: Celetial Entrance
Vanden Plas: Christ.0
Beyond Twilight: For The Love Of Art
Threshold: Subsurface
Mind Key: Journey Of A Rough Diamond
 
hope they help...Wink
February's Listens:
Above Symmetry: Ripples 4/5
Nightwish: Imaginaerum 4.5/5
Pathosray: Sunless Skies 3/5
Shadow Gallery: Digital Ghosts 3.5/5
Vanden Plas: Seraphic Clockwork 3.5/5
Back to Top
Lystmaler View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: January 18 2007
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 06:56
Thank you two very much!

The situation is that I'm from Norway, and she's from Australia. :) We met online, and we're in a very happy relationship. She's comming here in 4 days so I need to act quick. Once she's here I'll only be able to check out the music at my job, which is a bit dificoult at times. :)

But I'll check out your sugestions.Threshold? Isn't that Damian Wilsons old band? I know she loves his voice. And Symphony X is also quite a good band. :)
Back to Top
Jared View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: May 06 2005
Location: Hereford, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 10142
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:04
Originally posted by Lystmaler Lystmaler wrote:

Thank you two very much!

The situation is that I'm from Norway, and she's from Australia. :) We met online, and we're in a very happy relationship. She's comming here in 4 days so I need to act quick. Once she's here I'll only be able to check out the music at my job, which is a bit dificoult at times. :)

But I'll check out your sugestions.Threshold? Isn't that Damian Wilsons old band? I know she loves his voice. And Symphony X is also quite a good band. :)
 
Damian Wilson sang for Thresold on Wounded Land (1st) and Extinct Instinct (3rd) albums.  Of those, WL shades it, but their later material is generally stronger. 
 
If it's vocals she likes, you really ought to play her some Pagan's Mind...Wink
February's Listens:
Above Symmetry: Ripples 4/5
Nightwish: Imaginaerum 4.5/5
Pathosray: Sunless Skies 3/5
Shadow Gallery: Digital Ghosts 3.5/5
Vanden Plas: Seraphic Clockwork 3.5/5
Back to Top
Lystmaler View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: January 18 2007
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:10
I'll try out Pagan's Mind first, then. :) She's a big fan of vocals, yea. She also enjoy the rest, tough, aslong as it 'sounds good' in her ears. :)

Do anyone here know of any bands with females on instruments that play music that she might enjoy?
Back to Top
JayDee View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: September 07 2005
Location: Elysian Fields
Status: Offline
Points: 10063
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:18
Get her Dali's Dillema: Manifesto for Futurism. It's their one and only album. Influnced mainly by Dream Theater and Fates Warning.
These bands are worth checking out as well:
1. Lord of Mushrooms: Seven Deadly Songs
2. Andromeda: Extension of The Wish
3. Stream of Passion: Embrace The Storm ( Vocals by Macela Bovio produced by Mr. Ayreon/ Arjen Lucassen)
4. Anathema: Natural Disaster ( Melodic and melancholic prog metal)
5. At War Withself -- Instrumental progmetal ala LTE.
 
Hope that helps.

Back to Top
kazansky View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 24 2006
Location: Indonesia
Status: Offline
Points: 5085
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:29
i forgot to mention Kamelot, it's good though sometimes more to metal than prog. And if she like female vocalists, i would recommend to try Epica as well
The devil we blame our atrocities on is really just each one of us.
Back to Top
WaywardSon View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 23 2006
Location: Brazil
Status: Offline
Points: 2537
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:32
I would suggest Mindflow-Mind over Body.
The sound is a mixture of DT, Floyd and POS
Back to Top
Lystmaler View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: January 18 2007
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:36
I've checked out a few song samples now, and I must say that I like what I hear! :)

I like Pagain's Mind, they've got style I think. :)

I love your sugestions, Majestic_Mayhem. I know she'll love Stream of Passion, and I quite liked Lord of Mushrooms. :)

Green Carnation sounds good! I'll try out everything else also. :)

I'll be sure to check out Mindflow as soon as I'm home!

I'll check out the rest as times comes. It's, as you probably guess, a bit hard here at my job to do anything but typing. :)


Edited by Lystmaler - January 18 2007 at 07:37
Back to Top
JayDee View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: September 07 2005
Location: Elysian Fields
Status: Offline
Points: 10063
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 07:46
Originally posted by Lystmaler Lystmaler wrote:

I've checked out a few song samples now, and I must say that I like what I hear! :)

I like Pagain's Mind, they've got style I think. :)

I love your sugestions, Majestic_Mayhem. I know she'll love Stream of Passion, and I quite liked Lord of Mushrooms. :)

Green Carnation sounds good! I'll try out everything else also. :)

I'll be sure to check out Mindflow as soon as I'm home!

I'll check out the rest as times comes. It's, as you probably guess, a bit hard here at my job to do anything but typing. :)
Good! Also, if she likes DT that much, the tibute album entitled Voices is worth a listen. less popular progmetal bands at their best!

Back to Top
Harkmark View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: October 29 2005
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 538
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 08:16
What about LUMSK? Their album "Troll" from 2005. I was pretty impressed with it. Progressive folk metal.

And maybe The 3rd & the Mortal's "Tears laid in earth".

But I am no prog metal expert, to say the least...and maybe you know both already...

http://www.lumsk.no

http://www.lumsk.no/video/Trolltind.mov
Back to Top
Trickster F. View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 10 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 5244
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 15:15
In The Woods...
sig
Back to Top
The T View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 16 2006
Location: FL, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 16448
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2007 at 15:21
Man what good taste your girlfriend has!!! This is to you:   

Anyway, Threshold is a good idea, seeing what she likes, Pagan's Mind... but why don;t you follow the collaborators advice and get her some Kayo Dot? It would be new for her and maybe she will like it.
    
But better yet, if you can find it (???), get her Eternity X's THE EDGE... a wonderful piece of prog witrh DT and Symphony X's elements.... Also you can try Ivory Tower, Vanden Plas, latter Symphony X (Twilight in Olympus I would say), but try also some NAbool or specially, some Green Carnation's LIGHT OF DAY.... a masterpiece.

Show her some non-prog-metal (though for me it is) like AMORPHIS' TUONELA.... wonderful, wonderful.

Edited by The T - January 18 2007 at 15:24
Back to Top
el böthy View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 27 2005
Location: Argentina
Status: Offline
Points: 6336
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2007 at 12:21
Originally posted by Trickster F. Trickster F. wrote:

In The Woods...

Well, I was gonna say the exact same thing...
"You want me to play what, Robert?"
Back to Top
avestin View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: September 18 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 12620
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2007 at 12:27
My wife and myself both love prog and metal (prog metal included) and she likes basically the same bands you've mentioned as well.

So I would highly recommend Subterranean Masquerade and their album Suspended Animation Dreams.

Back to Top
Trickster F. View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 10 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 5244
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2007 at 09:48
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

My wife and myself both love prog and metal (prog metal included) and she likes basically the same bands you've mentioned as well.

So I would highly recommend Subterranean Masquerade and their album Suspended Animation Dreams.

 
ClapClapClap
   ClapClapClap
ClapClapClap
sig
Back to Top
lucas View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: February 06 2004
Location: France
Status: Offline
Points: 7941
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2007 at 17:00
Altura - 'mercy', one of the best prog metal albums ever.
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
Back to Top
magnus View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 19 2006
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 865
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2007 at 19:40
If she likes Ark, maybe she could be introduced to Conception as well?
If you want to be patriotic and show what our beautiful country has(had) to offer when it comes to prog metal, I think Conception would not be a bad choice. Big smile
The scattered jigsaw of my redemption laid out before my eyes
Each piece as amorphous as the other - Each piece in its lack of shape a lie
Back to Top
Lystmaler View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: January 18 2007
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2007 at 02:46
Thank you all very much for all your suggestions. Many of you based your suggestion on my nation which isn't as bad of an idea considering the fact she's planing on moving here. I've also arranged some Italian Progressive, as it interests her. (I'm part Italian, you all see)

But I'll be sure to check out all the good suggestions you've all made.

I need to arrange it tomorrow, so I'll just get what I can get. :) Thank you all.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.