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    Posted: July 12 2013 at 09:25
Phideaux: Chupacabras. Cool


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Originally posted by Tuzvihar



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Originally posted by JCDenton

That's what much of my time on here is for: searching for a new epic. Doesn't even have to be 20 minutes long. Just needs transitions, dynamic, and complexity (and preferably, to be longer than 10 or 12 minutes). Here are my favorite songs to give an idea of what I'm generally looking for:

1. "Supper's Ready" Genesis
2. "Thick as a Brick" Jethro Tull
3. "Duel with the Devil" Transatlantic
4. "Tarkus" Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
5. "The Gates of Delirium" Yes
6. "Stardust We Are" IQ
7. "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" Van der Graaf Generator
8. "Octavarium" Dream Theater
9. "Ommadawn" Mike Oldfield
10. "Al of the  Above" Transatlantic

My latest findings that are AWESOME and will also help give an idea of what I might be looking for: "Mei" by Echolyn, "Milliontown" by Frost*, "Visions" by Haken, "The Province" by IQ, "Pulsar" by Cast, "Zarathustra" by Museo Rosenbach. The list goes on. If you've a total epic that you want others to hear or just want to declare your admiration for, then voice it!! Big smile Any suggestions will be appreciated.



That is my favorite part on the whole idea of this genre. Anyway, another epic could be the whole Tales from Topographic Oceans album by Yes because all the songs on it are NOTHING but 20 minute epics.


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where's the Rush!?! all their side long epics are awesome and here's my top 3 order of it:

1. 2112 suite (from 2112)

2. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (from Hemispheres)

3. The Fountain of Lamneth (from Caress of Steel)
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Mandalaband - Om Mani Padme Hum, from their eponymous 1st album, one that gets overlooked a lot around here and deserves far more recognition than it gets.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:21
Three tunes worth mentioning that I haven't seen yet:

Janus - Gravedigger
NIL - Le Garden
Discipline - Into the Dream


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Symphony X--The Odyssey. Man that's a good one!!
Belhold the power and gift of BEARD! As Damian Wilson sports a beard now his voice somehow got even better than it already was. :)
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Discipline - Into the Dream

Glad to see I'm not the only one willing to give that track some love. Thumbs Up

Rogue may be their best track in my book, but Into the Dream, along with the other tracks on that album, are also masterpieces in their own right and definitely deserve high praise and respect.

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That album overall is a masterpiece - every song. My favorite by far is Canto IV. Really grabs me in many ways. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Second Life Syndrome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2013 at 23:18
Introitus - "Fantasy" (one of my favorites)
Seventh Wonder - "The Great Escape"
Hourglass - "38th Floor"
Colin Masson - "Total Eclipse"
Phideaux - "Snowtorch Part 1-2"
Brighteye Brison - "The Rise of Brighteye Brison"
Anima Mundi - "Spring Knocks on the Door of Men" (one of my favorites)
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Originally posted by Horizons

That album overall is a masterpiece - every song. My favorite by far is Canto IV. Really grabs me in many ways. 

Such a strong start to an album too! Even though they're all masterpieces on a basically flawless album, my favorite has to be Crutches. Lyrically, it's so powerful, and the music is so evocative I can't help but feel like I've been through an emotional marathon every time I hear it. Like the others, it only gets better with each listen too.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2013 at 02:20
Originally posted by Neo-Romantic

Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Discipline - Into the Dream

Glad to see I'm not the only one willing to give that track some love. Thumbs Up

Rogue may be their best track in my book, but Into the Dream, along with the other tracks on that album, are also masterpieces in their own right and definitely deserve high praise and respect.

I like Shatter, but every track on Unfolded is better than any track on Shatter...

(And someone else had mentioned ItD; had I not seen that I'd have suggested it myself.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tuzvihar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2013 at 03:16
Let me repeat:

Originally posted by Tuzvihar



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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

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'A Tab In The Ocean' - Nektar
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WTF ... you don't think that "Remember the Future" is not a concept? .... or "Recycled" for that matter?
 
RTF is almost 40 minutes long!
Recycled is both sides, although it was combined with material they already had on stage a bit different.
 
Heck, their first album is 40 minutes!
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Rush - Cygnus X-1, Book II: Hemispheres
Yes - The Revealing Science of God
Pink Floyd - Dogs


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An obvious one...

A change of Seasons--Dream Theatet
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Fabio Golfetti & Invisible Opera Company of Tibet   First Contact   http://fabiogolfetti.bandcamp.com/track/first-contact
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2013 at 16:25
Neal Morse's THE DOOR is pretty wicked as well. That's an honorable mention I like.
God...that one is under 30min!
Belhold the power and gift of BEARD! As Damian Wilson sports a beard now his voice somehow got even better than it already was. :)
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