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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 08:13
I just did a search on the main page done the 2000-2010 decade best of, and saw this album, Chronicles of the Waking Dream by Arcane.  I'm listening to the samples on amazon and it sounds really good.  Any of you familiar with it?  Sounds like something I'd like.  Think I'll have to get it.

I also was listening to Si Partie I by Nemo's samples, and decided to buy the mp3's on amazon (I love this form of instant gratification).  I'm listening to the first track now.  This is cool.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2012 at 01:18
Later IQ releases should be right up your alley. Also Arena. You can't really go wrong with all the recent neo-prog albums, because they've all been straddling that line. Marillion being the exception, because to me they've been staying with the same sound since '95

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2012 at 09:52
Von Hertzen Brothers are crossover prog that once in a while goes to the heavier side. There might be a chance that you like them. I recomend the album called Approach.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2012 at 08:33
Originally posted by 42ndAGE 42ndAGE wrote:

You might want to check out Threshold. They are a very good prog-metal band from the U.K. 

I do like me some Threshold. Some of their stuff is great, at least.
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For a band this is actually in the Crossover Prog category try 3. Also Coheed & Cambria.  Maybe Fair to Midland, though honestly I don't find them all that special myself.  But others do.  Pineapple Thief perhaps?

And I would be remiss if I didn't recommend the latest two Pendragon releases, Pure and Passion, which added some metal sounds to their neo-prog.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 20:59
Sieges Even's Navigating by the Stars is the album you want.

A lot of the newer neo-prog bands use heavy guitars but many of the vocalists are terrible. Mixed bag.

If you haven't checked out Jorn Lande's ARK project, I think you'd enjoy that.

Both of those acts are classified prog metal but have mainstream sensibilities.



And if you like jazzy metal, Cynic's Traced in Air is a must have.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 20:54
Originally posted by gerdtheater gerdtheater wrote:

Well, TRANSATLANTIC has very long songs and has various rythm changes throughout their songs. Check them out, sometimes can actually sound as FLOWER KINGS (Roine Stolt is in this band) and MAGIC PIE!

Dude...seriously...have you seen what my screen name and profile image are?  And you saw that I mentioned I love the Flower Kings?  You might want to start prefacing your suggestions with "this might be obvious, but..."  Wink

Love Sylvan, and I did get a Gordian Knot cd - another CD that I remember liking very much but it somehow disappeared into the collection and hasn't been pulled out.  I will have to pull it out again now....

Thanks for all the suggestions!  I have some bands to check out...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 20:52
Originally posted by PabstRibbon PabstRibbon wrote:

I supose you already listened to KIng Crimson so I won't tell you to check them :P I think that you would love Gordian Knot, a project by Sean Malone featuring a bunch of musician like John Myung, Bill Bruford, Steve Hackett and much more and if you are open minded you MUST listen to Maudlin of the Well, it's simply one of the best band from the new wave of prog music
Gordian Knot and King Crimson both probably fit the bill well. I'd add the Trey Gunn album The Joy Of Molybedenum. Definitely check out Tool.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 20:23
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Oceansize could appeal to you., as well as the Gavin Harrison & 05Ric project.

Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
Harrison ad 05Ric - Circles

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 19:48
You might want to check out Threshold. They are a very good prog-metal band from the U.K. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 18:25
Let me throw Sylvan into the mix.  They are listed here as Neo, but I think that they have a heavy alternative metal type tinge to them. 
The first two songs from their 2nd album Encounters for you to sample.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 18:10
Oceansize could appeal to you., as well as the Gavin Harrison & 05Ric project.

Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
Harrison ad 05Ric - Circles


Edited by Horizons - April 11 2012 at 18:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 18:00
I supose you already listened to KIng Crimson so I won't tell you to check them :P I think that you would love Gordian Knot, a project by Sean Malone featuring a bunch of musician like John Myung, Bill Bruford, Steve Hackett and much more and if you are open minded you MUST listen to Maudlin of the Well, it's simply one of the best band from the new wave of prog music
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 17:59
Well, TRANSATLANTIC has very long songs and has various rythm changes throughout their songs. Check them out, sometimes can actually sound as FLOWER KINGS (Roine Stolt is in this band) and MAGIC PIE!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 17:50
Originally posted by gerdtheater gerdtheater wrote:

It's not crossover, but TOOL is a great band, which has very complex time signatures, listen to their LATERALUS album.
Also STEVEN WILSON is a great choice, both albums, and I think that RUSH can be another recomendation, especially the 2112 album.

Dude, what kind of Prog lover do you take me for that you think I haven't listened to Rush?!!  OF COURSE I love 2112!!! ;-)

Never did try Tool, guess I'll have to now.

And sorry, but I found the latest Steven Wilson to be highly overrated.  Actually wrote a review about that...I had my hopes way up since it was #1 on the 2011 list and had Jordan Rudess and all and was completely bored by it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2012 at 17:30
It's not crossover, but TOOL is a great band, which has very complex time signatures, listen to their LATERALUS album.
Also STEVEN WILSON is a great choice, both albums, and I think that RUSH can be another recomendation, especially the 2112 album.
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