I love Prog music, wanting to get into some more bands like these guys, which are my top 3 bands.
I'm not a fan of Opeth because I dislike screaming lyrics personally.
Thanks! I did not know that.
Definitely. While their new album is nowhere near what they used to do, their older stuff are incredible. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence is a masterpiece if you ask me.
For Dream Theater, you should check out Symphony X. They're often compared to each other, and I personally find Symphony X waaaay better than Dream Theater. Get The Odyssey and The Divine Wings of Tragedy. This might be a stretch, but, maybe you'll like Mastodon? Check out their album Blood Mountain. As for Pink Floyd, you should go a step further and check out some more complex prog. Check out Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, and Camel. For Yes, check out Close To The Edge. For Genesis, check out Selling England By The Pound. For King Crimson, check out Red. For Camel, check out Mirage. Hope I helped and I hope you enjoy. Good luck man, progs a fun genre, have fun with it!
Yeah it makes no sense to me. I consider plenty of music talked about here to be shit. I am mature enough to know that people tend to be unique though and opinions, of course, differ.
This album is by Porcupine Tree's frontman, give it a listen. It's like the lovechild of all good 70's prog.
Lots of suggestions here thanks guys. Is there a way to save these threads before they get deleted? (I'm new here)
I will copy and paste for now I guess.
Interesting, will do.
Thanks for all the suggestions. Think I'll check out Symphony X first, you struck my curiosity.
Ya'll are pretty cool niggas
Haken is great. The Mountain was cool, but I don't get the hate for "recent Dream Theater". Their most recent was actually quite good. Now Black Clouds and Silver Linings. That's a fucking disappointment.
Yeah I love Haken too. Visions is a great song. Seeing them live in October in Liverpool.
I liked the first two tracks of the new album, thought the rest was somewhat disappointing. Count of Tuscany is great from that album though.
From the new album I think Behind the Veil, The Bigger Picture, and Illumination Theory were pretty good. On Black Clouds, yeah Count of Tuscany is definitely the best song and it's actual pretty good, but the album as a whole was pretty disappointing
I've got your backs, motherfuckers – all this shit right here is god tier quality. Guaranteed.
Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
Yes - Close to the Edge
Spock's Beard - The Light
Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
Änglagård - Hybris
Týr - Eric the Red
Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
Riverside - Out of Myself
Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Gazpacho - Demon
Chroma Key - Dead Air for Radios
Devil Doll - The Girl Who Was... Death
OSI - Fire Make Thunder
Camel - Mirage
Oh, and Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale.
It might look a bit like shoddy trüë nörwëgïän bläck mëtäl, but it has no harsh vocals.
Not that guy, but it's not over the top with religious themes like in a lot of Neal Morse's solo albums. You can definitely interpret some of Transatlantic's stuff that way, but I think it's broad enough that you don't have to. The music's great anyways (especially Bridge Across Forever), so who cares anyways?
>A friend of mine told me that Transatlantics lyrics are a bit too heavy with religion. What do you say?
I don't know what "too heavy with relgion" means exactly, but Neal Morse is a blatantly obvious religious born-again Christian. He left Spock's Beard after "finding God" when his daughter overcame cancer (iirc), and his Sola Scriptura album is actually a concept album dealing with Martin Luther developing protestantism. So yeah, spiritualism and faith are kind of his thing.
However, unless you're a militant atheist or something and genuinely allergic to that – I'm pretty sure you can get by it and enjoy the songwriting. He's a fantastic keyboardist.