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Crossover Bands for Prog Metal lovers?

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Topic: Crossover Bands for Prog Metal lovers?
Posted By: dtguitarfan
Subject: Crossover Bands for Prog Metal lovers?
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 13:57
I love Prog Metal. Nothing else gets me going like Prog Metal. I have plenty of music from other sub-genres of the Progressive genre, but a lot of them I've only really listened to 1-3 times I'll admit, so I only have them because I'm a compulsive collector. However, there are certain bands outside of the Progressive Metal sub-genre that I LOVE! Like Yes, The Flower Kings, and A.C.T. I must emphasize A.C.T. for the purpose of this discussion as they definitely have a Prog Metal sound at times. So I'm wondering - what else is out there that I might absolutely love but have never heard of because their in another sub-genre on this site? So I pose the question to you: can you name some bands that are in other sub-genres but you feel have enough of a crossover aspect to them that they'd appeal to a Progressive Metalhead? I'll give a few other bands that I love that I feel fit this bill:
Riverside
Haken
Magic Pie



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Posted By: VanVanVan
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 14:25
Haha I was going to suggest Haken until I got to the end of your post. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5423" rel="nofollow - Anubis might fit the bill; they're a bit heavier in my opinion than your average neo band. 

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Posted By: Smurph
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 14:30
Children of Nova are GREAT and somehow listed under Neo-Prog on this site
 
Also try Bubu - not crossover or metal but very dark and I loved that album due to my love of hectic dark music
 
Also try Birds and Buildings- again, not metal but crossover prog with heavy/dark tendencies.


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 14:34
Originally posted by Smurph Smurph wrote:

Children of Nova are GREAT and somehow listed under Neo-Prog on this site



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Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 14:52
Good suggestions so far - will have to look into these. Another band I love that I recently listened to that I feel fits this discussion: Profusion. Just thought I'd throw that one in there too.


Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 15:25
If you are into Jazz try Exivious. They mix Jazz/Fusion and Metal and they are awesome (be prepared for some very complex music) Porcupine Tree might interest you. Planet X is kind similar of Exivious. You said you like Riverside so you should try Lunatic Soul. It's a solo project by Mariusz Duda. Maybe Neal Morse would fits your taste, I can be quite heavy from time to time.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 15:28
I assume you know Queen's first 3 albums?
 
The 2 albums by Shawn Lane.
 
The Dixie Dregs, Bring Them Back Alive is a good place to start.
 
Saga can sound too 80's but the guitar of Ian Crichton gives them a metal-friendly sound. Worlds Apart and Heads or Tales are my favourites. 


Posted By: knumorvid
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 15:29
Try The Dear Hunter, Planet X and The Mars Volta.



Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 15:29
Originally posted by PabstRibbon PabstRibbon wrote:

Maybe Neal Morse would fits your taste, I can be quite heavy from time to time.
 
 
Sola Scriptura definitely.


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 17:13
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Smurph Smurph wrote:

Children of Nova are GREAT and somehow listed under Neo-Prog on this site



This.

Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

Originally posted by PabstRibbon PabstRibbon wrote:

Maybe Neal Morse would fits your taste, I can be quite heavy from time to time.
 
 
Sola Scriptura definitely.


This.

Also, check out Steve Walsh.  Many metal moments there.

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1927" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1927


Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 17:28
Originally posted by PabstRibbon PabstRibbon wrote:

If you are into Jazz try Exivious. They mix Jazz/Fusion and Metal and they are awesome (be prepared for some very complex music) Porcupine Tree might interest you. Planet X is kind similar of Exivious. You said you like Riverside so you should try Lunatic Soul. It's a solo project by Mariusz Duda. Maybe Neal Morse would fits your taste, I can be quite heavy from time to time.

Actually, I've heard all of those.  I remember liking Exivious, but never listened to them again - I'll have to dig them out.  I like Porcupine Tree a lot, LOVE LOVE LOVE Planet X.  Lunatic Soul kinda bored me to be honest.  And I like Neal Morse's compositions...but unfortunately I can't stand his voice.  :-(  But these are all great suggestions!  Thanks!


Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 17:29
Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

I assume you know Queen's first 3 albums?
 
The 2 albums by Shawn Lane.
 
The Dixie Dregs, Bring Them Back Alive is a good place to start.
 
Saga can sound too 80's but the guitar of Ian Crichton gives them a metal-friendly sound. Worlds Apart and Heads or Tales are my favourites. 

Love Queen and love Saga!  I'll have to try that Dixie Dregs album - I've heard some of their stuff but not that one.  Never heard of Shawn Lane.


Posted By: gerdtheater
Date 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.


Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date 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.


Posted By: gerdtheater
Date 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!


Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date 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


Posted By: Horizons
Date 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


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Posted By: rushfan4
Date 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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Posted By: 42ndAGE
Date 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. 


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date 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

Yesh. Approve


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date 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.


Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date 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...


Posted By: Negoba
Date 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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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: April 11 2012 at 21:00
For a band this is actually in the Crossover Prog category try http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1020" rel="nofollow - 3 . Also http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3135" rel="nofollow - Coheed & Cambria .  Maybe http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4673" rel="nofollow - Fair to Midland , though honestly I don't find them all that special myself.  But others do.  http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=385" rel="nofollow - 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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Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date 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.


Posted By: Atoms
Date 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.


Posted By: iamathousandapples
Date 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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Posted By: dtguitarfan
Date 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.


Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: April 14 2012 at 09:40
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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: April 14 2012 at 09:41
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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: April 14 2012 at 09:42
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5951" rel="nofollow - Delusion Squared

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Posted By: Windhawk
Date Posted: April 14 2012 at 09:43
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