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Battle of the Prog Bands R2D13: Riverside vs. PoS

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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote memowakeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2010 at 12:04
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If this carries on, my favourite subgenre will be represented in the semi-finals by a band I don't even like...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote questionsneverknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2010 at 15:15
No vote.  I've had Riverside on the little list I take into record stores but haven't had any luck finding a copy of anything.  I agree with the early commentator that PoS is a deeply unfortunate set of initials.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2010 at 15:17
Can't vote as I have not heard any PoS.  Rush vs Porcupine Tree will be exciting though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b4usleep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2010 at 15:20
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mystery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2010 at 17:50
Riverside for me. I don't like PoS much... I'll try to listen to them again sometime, but they've never clicked with me
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Riverside is pretty good they have great general musicality and I dislike PoS I tried the Album BE and I don't find nothing interesting in it...
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I've tried for years to get into POS and they just do absolutely nothing for me. Not a thing. I find the praise heaped on them rather baffling, to be honest. I like Daniel's contributions to Ayreon, Transatlantic live and the Hammer Of The Gods tribute show, but POS.... nope, just can't like them, and I wish I could. I've tried. Riverside don't blow my socks off either but they're pretty good, I can enjoy them a bit more.

Riverside it is. Sorry, POS fans, I know they are the center of your world... but the rest of us scratch our heads, to be honest.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2010 at 20:24
No vote for me - I've heard no Pain of Salvation, and nothing about Riverside really impressed me when I listened to them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zbida Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2010 at 02:35
Originally posted by JKz92 JKz92 wrote:

OMG... i have to say PoS becuse BE it's simply amazing, to bad i don't really like the new album.
 
I have contrary remarks. After Be I had finished my short adventure with PoS. It seemed to be too pretentious and like puffed-up balloon for me.
So obviously went with Riverside.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progrules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2010 at 03:50
This is a toughy really. Both bands are huge and deserve every respect. But I have to go with Riverside in the end. These guys are simply sensational !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JKz92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2010 at 12:29
Originally posted by zbida zbida wrote:

Originally posted by JKz92 JKz92 wrote:

OMG... i have to say PoS becuse BE it's simply amazing, to bad i don't really like the new album.
 
I have contrary remarks. After Be I had finished my short adventure with PoS. It seemed to be too pretentious and like puffed-up balloon for me.
So obviously went with Riverside.


Well that's true... they really have been developing somekind of pretentious atmosphere through the years. but you can't deny that they're brilliant musicians and their concepts are really deep
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EatThatPhonebook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2010 at 13:02
gotta go for Riverside here.
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I think it's over, Joel
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2010 at 13:56
Wow, big win for Riverside, I really didn't see that one coming.
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Come on, let's get on with the next round. I want to have an opinion again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2010 at 20:48
Poll's over.  The winner of R2D13 of Battle of the Prog Bands is Riverside.  They will now move onto Round 3, and Pain of Salvation is out of the tournament.  See you at the next match of Battle of the Prog Bands!
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I'm shocked Riverside won ...  Objectively speaking, they've never done anything close to as musically accomplished as BE for example. Subjectively speaking, they've never written anything emotionally engaging and certainly not the level of songs like "The Perfect Element" or "Beyond the Pale" imo.   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2010 at 06:52
Similar bands but Riverside is consistently brilliant!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JKz92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2010 at 12:51
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Similar bands but Riverside is consistently brilliant!


Exactly that's the thing! riverside it's very consistent PoS no
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