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Mikael Åkerfeldt vs. Toby Driver

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Poll Question: Mikael Åkerfeldt or Toby Driver
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    Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:02
Both great guitarists. Both great composers. Both produce some of the finest progressive music in the modern era.


I thought it'd be fun to see who's more popular out of these two. Though I foresee one winner.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:15
I love everything about Toby Driver music but I must choose Mikael. He is simply a pure genius 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:18
Toby. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote topographicbroadways Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:22
I was Toby's first vote.


Unsurprisingly he's playing catch-up already.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:36
Both have contributed some of the best music I've ever heard.

That said, I just think Toby Driver is pretty much at the vanguard of progressive music today.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:42
Mikael Akerfeldt!
Mikael Akerfeldt for fans of Opeth who don't like his growls (and generally the growls): If they don't like it then they are pussies.

Extreme prog metal rules!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 15:45
Toby Driver.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Luna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 16:02
Mikael didn't make Choirs of the Eye
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:14
Guess who I voted for.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:23
^ Isn't one of Toby's albums your own favourite album of all time? I don't remember which one, though. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:23

Both so different, my personal preference is certainly with Mike. He simply 'rocks' more and that's still what works best for me.

On the other hand I've really come to enjoy Driver this year. Choirs is a post/avant-metal masterpiece.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:26
Originally posted by Bonnek

Choirs is a post/avant-metal masterpiece.

You don't say Tongue
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Originally posted by Andyman1125

Originally posted by Bonnek

Choirs is a post/avant-metal masterpiece.

You don't say Tongue


the genre tag before 'masterpiece' was intentional misbehaviour on my part Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:36
Hmmm. I guess i'm going to vote for Toby Driver.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:38
Originally posted by Bonnek

Originally posted by Andyman1125

Originally posted by Bonnek

Choirs is a post/avant-metal masterpiece.

You don't say Tongue


the genre tag before 'masterpiece' was intentional misbehaviour on my part Smile

I wan't commenting on that. LOL
I was saying that what you said was obvious Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote topographicbroadways Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 17:45
I'm liking the results so far. Nice and close
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuestionableScum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 18:00
Mr.Driver for me...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 18:46
Out of all of the music by either artist, I only like Kayo Dot, so I have to vote Driver.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earendil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 20:36
Toby Driver. Not by a whole lot though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2011 at 20:54
I like Kayo Dot and maudlin, Opeth not so much.

Edited by Fox On The Rocks - October 01 2011 at 20:55
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