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Battle of the Prog Bands R2D13: Riverside vs. PoS

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Topic: Battle of the Prog Bands R2D13: Riverside vs. PoS
Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Subject: Battle of the Prog Bands R2D13: Riverside vs. PoS
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:29
Welcome to Round 2 Division 13 of Battle of the Prog Bands!  This time, our two contenders are Riverside and Pain of Salvation.  Vote for your favorite, and the band with the most votes will move onto Round 3.  Please do not vote unless you have listened to at least one album by both bands.
 
Here is the tournament thus far:
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The Metal matches have come back again.  Time for me to take a short break from voting.



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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:30
Time for me to take a short break as well.  I'll be back for Heavy prog!

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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:32
Yup, no vote from me either.

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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:33
PoS!

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Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:51
Some time ago I would have said PoS, but I'm much more into Riverside right now than I used to. Plus, I didn't like PoS last release very much.

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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:52
Riverside for sure


Posted By: TheOppenheimer
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 17:55
i find more feeling in PoS,andi prefer it generally...

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Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 18:17
Riverside - loved Out of Myself and Second Life Syndrome, and saw them live a few years ago at a small gig in London, and met the band in the bar afterwards, so that will do for me.

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Posted By: JKz92
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 18:52
OMG... i have to say PoS becuse BE it's simply amazing, to bad i don't really like the new album.


Posted By: VanVanVan
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 19:00
That's really hard... 

nonetheless, I think I have to give it to PoS. They're simply too good. LOL


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 19:03
I never heard any PoS, so no vote from me.

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Posted By: Roland113
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 19:24
See, Pain of Salvation is one of those bands that I keep trying to get into and repeatedly don't have any luck, "Be" being the only one that I really like despite owning five of their CD's.  Riverside on the other hand is a band that I really like.

My vote goes to the guys from Poland.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 19:34
PoS is such an unfortunate abreviation.

Voted Riverside.


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Posted By: Sckxyss
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 19:39
Definitely Riverside... probably the only traditional prog-metal band I really enjoy.


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 20:13
I don't know either of these bands. Back for the next round.

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Posted By: JonteJH
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 20:24
Pain of Salvation!!!

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Posted By: TheClosing
Date Posted: August 27 2010 at 20:36
PoS without a doubt. Riverside does nothing for me. 


Posted By: Shevrzl
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 00:33
You can guess which one I voted for.


Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 05:27

Another Riverside!


Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 11:30
Originally posted by Morningrise

Some time ago I would have said PoS, but I'm much more into Riverside right now than I used to. Plus, I didn't like PoS last release very much.


Exactly this, Riverside continues to grow and evolve whereas I like PoS less and less with each release.


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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 12:04
Riverside

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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 13:45

If this carries on, my favourite subgenre will be represented in the semi-finals by a band I don't even like...



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Posted By: questionsneverknown
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 15:15
No vote.  I've had Riverside on the little list I take into record stores but haven't had any luck finding a copy of anything.  I agree with the early commentator that PoS is a deeply unfortunate set of initials.

Off to the sidelines, eyeing the papers for odds on the next round.


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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 15:17
Can't vote as I have not heard any PoS.  Rush vs Porcupine Tree will be exciting though.

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Posted By: b4usleep
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 15:20
River

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Posted By: Mystery
Date Posted: August 28 2010 at 17:50
Riverside for me. I don't like PoS much... I'll try to listen to them again sometime, but they've never clicked with me


Posted By: GY!BE
Date Posted: August 29 2010 at 20:08
Riverside is pretty good they have great general musicality and I dislike PoS I tried the Album BE and I don't find nothing interesting in it...

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Posted By: Progatron
Date Posted: August 29 2010 at 20:14
I've tried for years to get into POS and they just do absolutely nothing for me. Not a thing. I find the praise heaped on them rather baffling, to be honest. I like Daniel's contributions to Ayreon, Transatlantic live and the Hammer Of The Gods tribute show, but POS.... nope, just can't like them, and I wish I could. I've tried. Riverside don't blow my socks off either but they're pretty good, I can enjoy them a bit more.

Riverside it is. Sorry, POS fans, I know they are the center of your world... but the rest of us scratch our heads, to be honest.



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Posted By: TheGazzardian
Date Posted: August 29 2010 at 20:24
No vote for me - I've heard no Pain of Salvation, and nothing about Riverside really impressed me when I listened to them.

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Posted By: zbida
Date Posted: August 30 2010 at 02:35
Originally posted by JKz92

OMG... i have to say PoS becuse BE it's simply amazing, to bad i don't really like the new album.
 
I have contrary remarks. After Be I had finished my short adventure with PoS. It seemed to be too pretentious and like puffed-up balloon for me.
So obviously went with Riverside.


Posted By: progrules
Date Posted: August 30 2010 at 03:50
This is a toughy really. Both bands are huge and deserve every respect. But I have to go with Riverside in the end. These guys are simply sensational !

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Posted By: JKz92
Date Posted: August 31 2010 at 12:29
Originally posted by zbida

Originally posted by JKz92

OMG... i have to say PoS becuse BE it's simply amazing, to bad i don't really like the new album.
 
I have contrary remarks. After Be I had finished my short adventure with PoS. It seemed to be too pretentious and like puffed-up balloon for me.
So obviously went with Riverside.


Well that's true... they really have been developing somekind of pretentious atmosphere through the years. but you can't deny that they're brilliant musicians and their concepts are really deep


Posted By: EatThatPhonebook
Date Posted: August 31 2010 at 13:02
gotta go for Riverside here.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: August 31 2010 at 13:15
I think it's over, Joel

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Posted By: Roland113
Date Posted: August 31 2010 at 13:56
Wow, big win for Riverside, I really didn't see that one coming.

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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: September 01 2010 at 19:13
Come on, let's get on with the next round. I want to have an opinion again.

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Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Date Posted: September 01 2010 at 20:48
Poll's over.  The winner of R2D13 of Battle of the Prog Bands is Riverside.  They will now move onto Round 3, and Pain of Salvation is out of the tournament.  See you at the next match of Battle of the Prog Bands!

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Posted By: TheClosing
Date Posted: September 01 2010 at 21:21
I'm shocked Riverside won ...  Objectively speaking, they've never done anything close to as musically accomplished as BE for example. Subjectively speaking, they've never written anything emotionally engaging and certainly not the level of songs like "The Perfect Element" or "Beyond the Pale" imo.   


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: September 02 2010 at 06:52
Similar bands but Riverside is consistently brilliant!

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Posted By: JKz92
Date Posted: September 02 2010 at 12:51
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Similar bands but Riverside is consistently brilliant!


Exactly that's the thing! riverside it's very consistent PoS no


Posted By: Rune2000
Date Posted: September 02 2010 at 15:46
Even I will go against my fellow country men and vote for Riverside.


Posted By: DeKay
Date Posted: September 20 2010 at 13:57
Pain of Salvation, no doubt


Posted By: The Tourist
Date Posted: September 20 2010 at 15:18

Love Riverside. Never really clicked with PoS.



Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: September 20 2010 at 15:25
Riverside for me


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: September 20 2010 at 16:22
Do you guys not realize that this poll has been over for nearly three weeks? Get with the program, people.

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Posted By: cronholm
Date Posted: September 21 2010 at 10:13
Originally posted by TheClosing

PoS without a doubt. Riverside does nothing for me. 
This.

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