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Posted by Endoftherainbow on 13.07.2006 at 02:27
Seeing as Prog Metal is such a diverse genre I was wondering what peoples favorite band in this genre is and why. What album is your favorite, what do you think of this bands live preformance, and anything else you would like to add. My favorite Prog Metal band is Tool because all of their albums are amazing. My favorite is Aenima though because it contains most of my favorite songs by them like Hooker With a Penis. Although I haven't seen Tool live yet I would say it looks like they have a sick live show with their lights and everything else that's going on. Other favorites of mine include Opeth, Symphony X, Ayreon, Porcupine Tree, Devin Townsend, Evergrey, Shadows Gallery, Star One, Circus Maximus, Rush, and Dream Theater.

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From: Mexico

  21.05.2011 at 06:22
Queensrÿche, Ayreon and Dream Theater.

In my personal opinion Rush is a Progressive Rock band, Rush is no metal.

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  23.05.2011 at 07:25
Opeth and Planet X
Judas The Priest

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Age: 21
From: USA

  23.05.2011 at 16:55
Gojira imo, Some of what they do is classic balls to the walls metal, but alot of their stuff has an experimental hit to it, which I usually don't like, but I'm diggin it like mad with Gojira.

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From: USA

  17.02.2012 at 03:09
Opeth is my favorite, so many varying styles, they never get old for me. Mastodon is up there also for me.

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Age: 29
From: USA

  17.02.2012 at 13:18
For old times sake I am going to say Opeth simply because not only did they start me off on my extreme metal obsession with Orchid but each new record the put out sounds fresh and if not radically different then different enough that they never get old.

But currently I am championing Cormorant. Metezoa is fucking fantastic and their newest LP Dwellings is even better. I know everyone seems to be head over heels for Mastodon but for me Cormorant is the most interesting American prog metal act around.
Shadow King

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From: USA

  07.09.2012 at 09:20
For me, Pain of Salvation is one of the most ambitious and diverse bands of the entire genre. Musically, they are able to go from heavy and brooding (Ashes), to soft and delicate (Second Love), to whacky and all-over-the-place (Stress). The band is also able to tackle with hot topics such as God and the existence of mankind (BE), create concepts for their live albums (12:5), and go way outside of their usual boundaries to create something new and unique from anything else in their catalogue (Road Salt Duo). While the Road Salt albums are what I feel to be the band's weakest releases (I still enjoy them nevertheless), it just goes to show that this band is not afraid to try new things, take the unexpected route in their musical exploration (without ending up like Morbid Angel of course), and make great music in the process.
...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
Shadow King

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  08.09.2012 at 01:19
Written by Yasmine on 20.05.2011 at 16:32

Opeth doesn't quite have the technical "displays" most prog bands have....sorta lacking.

I personally don't think the technical "displays" are really all that necessary in demonstrating to a listener a band's status as a progressive metal artist. I believe there are other characteristics and traits that classify a band as such, including concept albums, musical diversity, atmosphere, songs that go over the ten minute mark, and so forth. Opeth may not "show off" as much as Dream Theater per se, but they are still a technical band nevertheless. Hell, I remember this one little moment in the middle of White Cluster from Still Life (5:35-7:09), where the band was kind of "showing off" a bit, and it was cool to hear. That's just my opinion anyway. I understand the post is a year old btw. lol
...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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  10.09.2012 at 23:38
I say Opeth before Heritage and Nevermore

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  11.09.2012 at 15:45
Written by Dentura on 07.09.2012 at 09:20

For me, Pain of Salvation is one of the most ambitious and diverse bands of the entire genre. (et cetera)

Yea agreed. My favorite band of all time, even if my obsession has cooled off a bit. Still, I was obsessed for about a decade. What isn't there to say about this band? They do everything and they are bold. Rapcore disco progmetal album? Why not? Their entire catalogue is full of brilliant song writing, catchy unique guitar tone and the greatest prog vocalist of all time and it's not even close. All solos are perfect, never super fancy, always enhancing the song. They are ambitious and ever pushing the boundaries. Honestly, Road Salt II was the first album I straight up balked at. I can't get into it. Every single one of their other albums I was somewhere between very happy and blown away when they came out.

I don't know how many more genius songs are in Danny g's head, but even with the newly reformed band I can't help but keep an eye on what's been going on. Yeah, so, best prog metal band? Piece of cake, Pain Of Salvation.
The Witchfinder

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  13.09.2012 at 16:17
Crimson Glory.
Evil Chip

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Age: 23
From: Chile

  13.09.2012 at 18:47
I'd say for me it's between Porcupine tree, Riverside and (I hate to say this) Opeth (all the pre-watershed period).
Stella Artois

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Age: 28
From: Portugal

  16.09.2012 at 20:10
I will never be able to decide
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.

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Age: 23
From: Egypt

  16.09.2012 at 20:57
It's a fucking tough call. If we're speaking strict prog, I'd pick Dream Theater or Opeth. Otherwise I'd pick Alchemist or Nevermore.

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Age: 23
From: Australia

  17.09.2012 at 06:31
Written by Lit. on 13.09.2012 at 16:17

Crimson Glory.

Nice choice, if I want some old school heavy/prog metal I go for them or Savatage.
Angry Chair

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Age: 21
From: UK

  29.09.2012 at 03:50
Opeth, without a doubt.
"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
Boxcar Willy

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Age: 18
From: Canada

  29.09.2012 at 04:12
Protest The Hero would be my choice.
forever bummed out

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Age: 21
From: Iran

  14.11.2014 at 23:01
3.Devin Townsend

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Age: 18
From: USA

  15.11.2014 at 08:10
Tool, very unique band with an amazing singer and lyrics.

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