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    Posted: April 29 2014 at 16:19
Hi everyone, I know this is a hard request, but I'm looking for some recommendations on bands that have a sound similar, influenced by, or in the same vein of Sieges Even in the Steps / Sense of Change period. By this I mean, melodic vocals, jazzy drums / bass with lots of odd tempos and rhythmic changes, and guitars that are cleaner, melodic and with Rush / Allan Holdsworth influences. I don't mind heavier guitars, though.

Not asking for much, aren't I ? (yes)

Some of the bands I could find that fit my criteria were Soul Cages (all of their work), early works by Eldritch, Lemur Voice and Subsignal, of course.

I know Watchtower, Mekong Delta, Voivod and other bands in the technical trash metal genre, however, I'm looking for something softer, more melodic, like the two records I mentioned. I also know and love Psychotic Waltz, and know that they're often mentioned when Sieges is brought into conversation.

Well, thanks in advance, and keep progginng! Beer

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2014 at 16:24
Hello and welcome!

You have instantly become my new best friend Wink.

Very tough question, since you have ruled out Soul Cages already. Try Xerxes from the same period, nice stuff.
Now more Rush-like are Tiles of course, but not similar style; you could check Presents of Mind.

I will return if I can think of something else!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2014 at 16:54
I really liked Sieges Even - sad to know that they've quit ...
just try out Toxic Smile's latest - an excellent one Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2014 at 17:35
Hi appatsos, thank you for the warm welcome! I'm already listening to Xerxes! Sounds awesome!

I had a recommendation for a german band called Scaffold, album Eerie Circles (1993). I haven't listened to it yet, but it shows some potential, you might want to look for it. I will let you know in case I find other similar gems. I will also listen to Tiles, I've heard a lot about them but haven't given them a spin :)

Hi Rivertree, thank you, I will check the Toxic Smile's 7 after I finish Xerxes :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2014 at 07:12
Thanks, I will check that Scaffold album, sounds interesting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 06:56
Sieges Even is killer, there is little like them. Enchant is kind of Rush like, but not jazzy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 16:09
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 16:39
^ how does this relate to the discussion Svet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 16:51
Originally posted by aapatsos aapatsos wrote:

^ how does this relate to the discussion Svet?
Well, the poster asked for something melodic & jazzy, mixed with hard rock, and  I posted that song by Alice Cooper.
Maybe this one fits better.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 17:06
^I suggest you go listen to Sieges Even again Svet, that Jeff Beck track is cool but nothing like them.

How about Zero Hour, notably heavier but very much in the vein of Sieges Even. Their last album Dark Deceiver is my favourite but The Towers of Avarice and  Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond are both good albums as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2014 at 17:18
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

^I suggest you go listen to Sieges Even again Svet, that Jeff Beck track is cool but nothing like them.

How about Zero Hour, notably heavier but very much in the vein of Sieges Even. Their last album Dark Deceiver is my favourite but The Towers of Avarice and  Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond are both good albums as well.
Oh, okay. I agree.. Hey, what about Sithu Aye & Plini? it's a heavy, jazzy and melodic contemporary stuff.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2014 at 15:00
Hawkeye_Maverick,

Did you try Arno Menses and Markus Steffan's post Sieges Even Band Subsignal?  I do not think the rythym section is good but I liked some of their songs.

To hope the road is long
Last light of summer
Rain is the most beautiful color

...were all good songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2014 at 15:01
I meant to say 'as good' up above.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2014 at 15:05
oops, my rec is not a good one.  I glossed over 'Steps'.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2014 at 17:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjuAdTPkQQA Vauxdvihl 'To Dimension Logic'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2014 at 17:29
Yes, a great album also Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2014 at 23:27
I forgot Annon Vin "A New Gate". Their guitar player was with Mekong Delta on the "Wanderer" album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJBJ5L-SVBs


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2014 at 09:55
omg! you guys are awesome!!

i just checked out Soul Cages and im blown away! Big smile  Clap

never thought there would ever be something like a sense of change..

thank you!
It's just a ride... <3
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2014 at 10:06
^ I like all Soul Cages albums, they need more reviews on this site Big smile

Originally posted by spo spo wrote:

I forgot Annon Vin "A New Gate". Their guitar player was with Mekong Delta on the "Wanderer" album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJBJ5L-SVBs

Thanks for this, was not aware, excellent find, taking to the team for evaluation Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2014 at 12:00
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within





A beautiful jazzy drumming and magnificent fusion-like guitar work.


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