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Poll Question: Which band do you prefer?
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    Posted: January 05 2012 at 02:51
Two bands from two opposite sides of Atlantic, both with distinctive tenors, using beautiful tunes, long compositions, expressive keyboards and heavy guitar riffs. Both bands have two latest albums, which are very high rated on Prog Archives.
 
UK band Haken is listed here as Heavy Prog, but rather sounds like Prog Metal; on the other hand US band Discipline plays Symphonic Prog which is somewhat mixed with Eclectic.
 
Who's your favourite?


Edited by Gandalff - January 05 2012 at 12:49
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 02:55
Although I a Symphnic Prog fan, in this case my vote goes to Haken
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheOppenheimer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 03:55
Haken is the best thing that happened to humanity in the last 100 years, after the internet. They got every aspect of music that was worth it together, to create 2 masterpieces in a few years, while having full-time jobs and family to take care of.

Discipline is a great symphonic prog band.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 04:53
Two young bands????, yes Haken is one of them, but Discipline??? they have their first album almost 20 years ago in 1994 exactly. Anyway voted for Discipline and for their excellent Unfolded Like Staircase
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 05:11
How to compare those two, i liked them both, but with the new Discipline, i have the impression that the band is on the downhill spiral which is not the case with Haken.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 05:21
Haken. Visions is my fav album of the year. To Shatter All Accord was a disappointment for me. Doesn't come close to Unfolded The Staircase.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 05:39
Haken is a rising star on the Heavy Prog firmament that we have to watch closely, but Discipline gets my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 06:31
I voted for both, though I wouldnt call Discipline a young band since they were formed and performed in the Detroit area in the late 80's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 07:01
I pefer Discipline but i haven't heard either of their latest albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 07:21
haven't heard latest Discipline, but Visions is very good. therefore voted Haken.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote memowakeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 08:25
Though Haken is a great and promising band, my vote definitely goes for Discipline. In fact, "To Shatter All Accord" may probably be my top 2011 album.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 09:07

Discipline (and Parmenter) are great artists.
I don't care for Haken at all but they're pretty good at what they do (at least on Visions)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Negoba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 09:30
Haken is good but I'll forget them in 5 years. Discipline's "Limbo" from UNFOLDED LIKE STAIRCASE is one of the top prog songs of the 90's. The new album initially really fell flat for me but I'm liking it more and more over time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 10:58
MUST....CHECK OUT...HAKEN  !

Discipline is very kool


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 11:38
Haken, all the way! Already one of the big players on the rogressive metal scene: original, fresh and exciting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Negoba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 11:40

Regressive Metal Scene? Freudian Slip?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 12:51
Originally posted by b_olariu b_olariu wrote:

Two young bands????, yes Haken is one of them, but Discipline??? they have their first album almost 20 years ago in 1994 exactly. Anyway voted for Discipline and for their excellent Unfolded Like Staircase
Well, "young" was erased.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marty McFly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 13:44
Haken, certainly. Discipline is of course great, but not that great ... I am eagerly waiting for someone to do negative review - Haken already have Bonnek's 3 stars review and two members posted 2-star reviews as well ... Discipline has no negative review :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reedjo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2012 at 16:19
I love Discipline and can't wait to see them at ROSFest. I've tried listening to Haken quite a few times as they come so highly recommended, but haven't gotten into them yet.
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