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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:18 am 
 

To any fans of Emperor who also like progressive metal, I implore you to buy angL by Ihsahn. There isn't very much in the way of symphonic black metal here but this man is damned talented with prog here. Mikael Akerfeldt appears on Unhealer which is a song that sounds more Opeth than anything else but still a great tune. This is why I recommend this album on this thread than the black one.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:36 pm 
 

UnserHeiligeTod wrote:
hippiedrow wrote:
I couldn't find a symphonic/Orchestral help thread, so this one will suffice.

I am looking for Orchestral metal composed in a similar way to Rhapsody, although preferably not power metal. Hollenthon and Therion are very close to what I am looking for.

Thanks.

Ashes to Ashes, while not as symphonic as those two, still has some orchestration. Very good prog as well. Angizia, Dunwich and The Eternal Blade should also be along the lines of what you are looking for. Also, check Kraken's (Col) album with a filarmonic orchestra. Believe me, it gives Metallica's a run for its money.


OMG ! That album from The eternal blade is so fuckin great !!!
More tips like this one!

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Nhorf
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:30 pm 
 

This thread is just amazing, I'm discovering lots of new bands. I recommend Empyrean Sky to everyone, excellent progressive death metal with some nice mellow parts.
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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:35 pm 
 

ok, I am looking for progressive metal bands with female singer. it can be prog. metal with jazz elements (like first album of Aghora, second one actually I dont like, it is much worse, they turned to be more metal but it lost its uniqueness) or it can be something like Akphaezya which I totally love!
Also Atrox in the Orgasm era came to my mind.
I would be pleased also with something similar to Pin-ip went down, and some avant-garde metal which is my favourite genre.

I already know and like: 3rd and the mortal, Fleurety, The Soundbyte, Portal (Us), Star of Ash, Tactille gemma, Madder mortem.

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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:00 pm 
 

If you want amazing female-fronted progressive metal, look no further than To-Mera. Both of their albums are fantastic and worth checking out.
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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:21 pm 
 

Snowgrave wrote:
If you want amazing female-fronted progressive metal, look no further than To-Mera. Both of their albums are fantastic and worth checking out.


I already know them. I like their first album. The second one was not so good as far as I remember, but I have listened it only once. I'll give it another try.
I heard a lot about their gig at one big open-air fest in my country, playing live they absolutely failed.

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steady666
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:48 am 
 

marktheviktor wrote:
To any fans of Emperor who also like progressive metal, I implore you to buy angL by Ihsahn. There isn't very much in the way of symphonic black metal here but this man is damned talented with prog here. Mikael Akerfeldt appears on Unhealer which is a song that sounds more Opeth than anything else but still a great tune. This is why I recommend this album on this thread than the black one.


I checked it out and I enjoy it very much. It makes it in my top 10 of 2008.
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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:42 pm 
 

Snowgrave wrote:
So I want to get into Royal Hunt. Any fans? What album(s) should I start with? Also, is there latest any good?
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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:24 pm 
 

I'd like to know your opinion about band Dol ammad.
It is definitely not for all, this band combines metal with electronica and they have 11-member classical choir.

To me, first album "Star tales" is undoubtly masterpiece, it is monumental...

I have never heard something like that...

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:46 pm 
 

Help out anyway you can.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:09 am 
 

For everybody looking for some progress in metal I have some recommendations:

Sirrah - Did tomorrow come, perfect polish doom-death, little bit proggy.
Madder mortem - Deadlands, probably well-known but good prog. doom
Farmakon - Robin, softer prog. death, definitely worth checking out
Garden wall - Forget the colours, very little known italian band playing truly progressive metal/rock, it is very underrated. There are really superb moments on this album.

I was really pleased by The Eternal blade, Empyrean sky and Ashes to Ashes, simply amazing recommendations...
I am always looking for more stuff like that...

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urhest
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:22 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Pyramaze are a terrible band that will never be good no matter how many quality vocalists they steal.


No...

No one mentioned Anubis Gate yet? Andromeda Unchained is fantastic!

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:52 am 
 

urhest wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Pyramaze are a terrible band that will never be good no matter how many quality vocalists they steal.


No...


Yes...

And many people like Andromeda Unchained.
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urhest
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:11 pm 
 

No... hehe, I respect your opinion, but I see we can never agree on Pyramaze.

What makes Pyramaze suck so much in your world?

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:15 pm 
 

urhest wrote:
No... hehe, I respect your opinion, but I see we can never agree on Pyramaze.

What makes Pyramaze suck so much in your world?

They're a boring band with no redeeming features, hooks, power or anything and I don't understand how people derive enjoyment from them. But it seems many do anyway.
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renegade498
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:36 am 
 

I need some good Power/Prog

in the realm of Pagans Mind and Spheric Universe Experience
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alliaphagist
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:24 am 
 

my post got a little lost, but does anyone have any suggestions?
alliaphagist wrote:
looking for bands that are metal but make heavy use of rock/hammond organs. Examples are Hammers of Misfortune and Noekk.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:56 am 
 

alliaphagist wrote:
looking for bands that are metal but make heavy use of rock/hammond organs. Examples are Hammers of Misfortune and Noekk.


I am not very familiar with those two bands, so I am not sure if it wil be suitable for you, but Solefald on harmonia universali album are using hammond keys. I love that album.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:43 pm 
 

Sunkist wrote:
I'm looking for a good Progressive Death Metal band and a Progressive Black Metal band. The only condition is that these bands have to be more progressive than Death or Black metal.

Clean vocals (along with harsh) would be a plus.


Try norwegian Lunaris, it is good progressive melodic black metal with both shrieks and clean vocals.
Or Renaissamce - The death of art is very weird album that fits your criteria: http://metal-archives.com/band.php?id=43063

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Jake_Kobrin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:12 pm 
 

Hey,
I'm looking for some Technical/Avant-Garde Black Metal in the vain of Deathspell Omega, Ved Buens Ende, and Arcturus. I'd prefer harsher vocals and heavier but still, variation is key. All of the bands mentioned have parts that are quite heavy and softer interludes/songs. Good production would be nice as well.
Thanks,
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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:12 pm 
 

You mentioned really great bands. Finnish Apocryphal voice are very similar to Ved buens ende, check them out.

Vulture industries became quite famous for being similar to Arcturus (mainly vocalwork). I've seen them live but I cant say I like them a lot, maybe you will...

The Firstborn are also very good, however I am disappointed about their new album, the first one "From the Past Yet to Come" is very good, it is not so avant-garde when compared with other mentioned bands but still it is quite original and varied black metal.

Another tip - Drottnar, on the archives they are labelled as "technical black metal" and they are definitely worth checking out.


I can recommend also: Sigh, Korova, Peccatum, The Wicked, Potentiam etc.

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Encephalopathy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:04 am 
 

slavonic777 wrote:
I'd like to know your opinion about band Dol ammad.
It is definitely not for all, this band combines metal with electronica and they have 11-member classical choir.

To me, first album "Star tales" is undoubtly masterpiece, it is monumental...

I have never heard something like that...


I love Star Tales. It's really upbeat, catchy, and tripped out. Sometimes when they play the keys really fast it feels like you're on drugs.

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Crepuscular
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:41 am 
 

I'm looking for progressive black metal, or Progressive extreme metal.

Basically something similar to Enslaved, or Solstafir.

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Jake_Kobrin
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:49 am 
 

Ne Obliviscaris is AMAZING! Get their free EP.

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steady666
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:43 am 
 

Jake_Kobrin wrote:
Ne Obliviscaris is AMAZING! Get their free EP.

Free? I didn't think it was free. Nevertheless, its still a great demo. Debut album this year I hope!

Does anyone else have extremely high hopes about the new Dream Theater album due to be released this year after this?;

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"Imagine a DT album with "A Change of Seasons", "Octavarium", "Learning to Live", "Pull Me Under" and "The Glass Prison"....all on one album..."
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InfernoxDeath
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:38 am 
 

I've listened to Becoming The Archetype's 3 albums just yesterday, i felt that they are a band to watch out for despite their lyrical theme based on Christianity.
Any opinions on this band if you've heard of them?
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Spenot
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:10 pm 
 

They're pretty good, but I've only heard Terminate Damnation so far. I'll have to check out their latest, Dichtonomy, as I've heard they completely lost the metalcore influence, also because of Devin Townsend being the producer and even playing in one of their songs.

Also, if anybody is looking for something similar to Arcturus, definitely check out Damned Spirits' Dance.
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UndefinedSolace
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:32 pm 
 

Crepuscular wrote:
I'm looking for progressive black metal, or Progressive extreme metal.

Basically something similar to Enslaved, or Solstafir.


Check out Borknagar and Vintersorg if your looking for something similar to Enslaved and Solstafir, you won't be disappointed.

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ThisIsMyUsername
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:05 pm 
 

Kruel wrote:
It really gets complicated when it gets to comparing prog rock to prog metal. Is prog metal the metal version of prog rock, as in prog metal is to metal as prog rock is to rock, or is prog metal a sub-gnere of prog rock?

My brain hurts. :ugh:

What are some bands like Dream Theater but with harsh vocals?

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ThisIsMyUsername
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:06 pm 
 

InfernoxDeath wrote:
I've listened to Becoming The Archetype's 3 albums just yesterday, i felt that they are a band to watch out for despite their lyrical theme based on Christianity.
Any opinions on this band if you've heard of them?


I like them, good stuff.

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Apathys_Requiem
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:21 am 
 

I'm looking for something in the vein of new cynic, its hard to explain but I love the almost new age atmosphere, jazz influence is not a must.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:08 pm 
 

Dark_Mewtwo1 wrote:
im looking for some prog metal that has a sad, melancholy atmosphere, an overall darker sound. most prog metal ive heard sounds too happy for me, and i tend to dislike it.

a good example of what im talking about is dark suns - existence. riverside also fits the bill. im already going to check out anubis gate and vanden plas based on what ive read here, but i would appreciate any more suggestions.


Try Polish Sirrah, album Did tomorrow come, it is quite original sounding doom/death metal with powerful atmosphere.

or this: http://metal-archives.com/band.php?id=33225
both albums are total masterpieces. Why it so unknown...

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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:22 pm 
 

I would just like to take this space to recommend SCALE THE FUCKING SUMMIT.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:26 pm 
 

Really good stuff. it sounds bit like something between Psychotic waltz and Spiral architect.

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saintinhell
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:41 am 
 

Who else likes To Mera? Recommendations for similar bands would be great. Also how does Delusions chalk up to Transcendental? I have heard the first, and am interested in Transcendental. But one of the reviews here referred to them as "Lacuna Coil want their album back", that's put me on second thoughts because Delusions did not sound like that at all. Would like to know if the reviewer was wrong and just bashing the genre or something.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:28 am 
 

saintinhell wrote:
Who else likes To Mera? Recommendations for similar bands would be great. Also how does Delusions chalk up to Transcendental? I have heard the first, and am interested in Transcendental. But one of the reviews here referred to them as "Lacuna Coil want their album back", that's put me on second thoughts because Delusions did not sound like that at all. Would like to know if the reviewer was wrong and just bashing the genre or something.


I like them. Especially the first album. Some similar bands have been already mentioned, mainly Akphaezya, Atrox (early) and Aghora are absolutely worth checking out.

Or possibly Moonlight - Integrated in the System of Guilt, on the archives it is classified as gothic/progressive metal and on the last album there is also trip hop. It is sung in Polish language and contains both male and female vocalists. It harvested very good reviews here.

Recently I discovered also russian band Spinefish, it is not on archives. Album Fool's paradise revisited is nice music with good female vocalist, hard to tag, influences are gothic metal, trip hop, ambient..

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saintinhell
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:23 pm 
 

Thanks, I just learnt that I hadn't read this page properly. :durr: Will check out the first three mentioned bands.

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beserkerolaf
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:20 pm 
 

What are some other prog bands that have jazzy like interludes such as those found on BtBaM's album Colors
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Vaibhavjain
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:35 am 
 

beserkerolaf wrote:
What are some other prog bands that have jazzy like interludes such as those found on BtBaM's album Colors


You must try out Counter World Experience. Also give Wayd a try but it's more experimental in nature and has death metal growls.

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These bands are original and are GREAT. In a genre where copying Dream Theater reign supreme these bands create their very own brand of progressive metal.
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Vaibhavjain
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:39 am 
 

saintinhell wrote:
Who else likes To Mera? Recommendations for similar bands would be great. Also how does Delusions chalk up to Transcendental? I have heard the first, and am interested in Transcendental. But one of the reviews here referred to them as "Lacuna Coil want their album back", that's put me on second thoughts because Delusions did not sound like that at all. Would like to know if the reviewer was wrong and just bashing the genre or something.


If you liked the debut there is no reason you won't like this album, though I must add that the debut is better!

For similar sounding bands try out Aghora, Stream Of Passion, Beyond Twilight and Circus Maximus.
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