Looking for some heavy metal or prog CDs to add.. reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Andrew s wells, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Andrew s wells

    Andrew s wells Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was just wondering if anyone can make some reccomendations for some heavy metal or Prog bands along the lines of the following.
    Stratovarius, Symphony X, Sonata arcitca, Tourniquet, Dream theater, testament, queesnsryche, annihilator, yngwie malmsteen, satriani, steve vai and tony macalpine. there are others, but this should cover many of the styles.
    You may even end up naming some others that I have since I didn't list them all, but hopefully I'll end up discovering some new ones as well.

    Doesn't have to be exactly this style, but several of these bands/artists, since many are not on the radio, I found by luck, so I want to know if there are some other "undsicovered" talents I could add.
    thanks in advance. Rock on.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. ElevSkyMovie

    ElevSkyMovie Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Porcupine Tree
    In Absentia
     
  3. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    1
    Try a Sacramento local band that I really dig.

    luxt.com
     
  4. Chris Stainton

    Chris Stainton Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    0
    Try the band Threshold. Also check out Arena.
     
  5. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    4,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about Pain Of Salvation? Probably one of the most progressive metal bands out there.

    Along the lines of the bands you've listed, you probably should check out Adagio, which is along neo-classical lines.

    For more progressive metal, you should have Vanden Plas and Superior in your collection.

    As for Power Metal, you definitly should have some Edguy. Kinda Helloween meets Iron Madien.

    That should keep you going for a while...

    Jason
     
  6. Tom McDonald

    Tom McDonald Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nightwish comes to mind as well as Ozric Tenacles.
     
  7. AricB

    AricB Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    0
    try Geoff Tates-solo album, from queensryche it's pretty good, but more mellow than queensryche

    also, porcupine tree-in absentia is really good, if you have surround sound capabiltiy, pick up the dvd-audio version, sounds awesome in surround
     
  8. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 1998
    Messages:
    7,795
    Likes Received:
    8
    Death

    Symbolic
    Indiviual Thought Patterns
    Sound Of Perseverance

    Amazing technical ability.
     
  9. Chris*C

    Chris*C Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you like Satriani and Via, then you need to check out
    BUCKETHEAD!....check out "Cuckoo Clocks of Hell" , he's got about 40 CD's!
     
  10. Paul_Medenwaldt

    Paul_Medenwaldt Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    Frameshift

    Their first album had the vocal talent of James LaBrie and their next album will have Sabastian Bach as lead vocals.

    Paul
     
  11. MikeFR

    MikeFR Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2002
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe, The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium.
     
  12. Jamie Goff

    Jamie Goff Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Marillion: Misplaced Childhood-more prog than metal but a phenominal concept album.

    Opeth-Damnation which is a softer version of Opeth (no cookie monster vocals). If you want to go to heavy stuff first the I would recomend Blackwater Park(cookie monster vocals mixed with standard singing.

    Devin Townsend: Terria

    If you like instramental music both Liquid Tension Experiment albums kick ass. They are members of Dream Theater and Tony Levin.

    The bands recomended above by the other members on this forum are all top notch.
     
  13. gregD

    gregD Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    0
    The godfather of them all --- King Crimson
     
  14. ChrisDixon

    ChrisDixon Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll second the previous recommendation for Porcupine Tree's In Absentia (my pick for the best ablbum of the decade so far)

    To that, I would add the following bands, along with my suggestion for where to start: Ayeron (Electric Castle), OSI (Office of...), Opeth (Blackwater Park), The Gathering (Nighttime Birds), Fates Warning (Pleasant Shade of Gray), Pain of Salvation (probably Concrete Lake).

    Chris
     
  15. Andrew s wells

    Andrew s wells Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just wanted to drop in and say THANK YOU for all the reccomendations. Should keep me busy for quite some time trying to track them down. Seems so unfair to the amazing talent, to actually have to dig around to find them in the first place.[​IMG] But thanks again. Keep the reccomendations coming! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. John_Bonner

    John_Bonner Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's a few:

    Liquid Tension Experiment - 1 & 2 (Portnoy, Petrucci & Rudess from DT)
    Vinnie Moore - Live!
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (as previously mentioned)
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Shadow Gallery - Tyranny
    Spock's Beard
    Transatlantic
    Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto for Futurism
    Ark - Burn the Sun

    and the Kings of Prog Rock......RUSH!!
     
  17. Dave>h

    Dave>h Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    6
    lostprophets

    Start Something

    This is the second album, apparently the first one is not as good and/or very different style.

    Gets my vote for best all around Metal Album since Queensryche Operation Mind Crime. Not a bad song on the entire CD IMHO.

    Have to try the Porcupine Tree. I am intrigued as I have never heard of them before and they have gotten 3 or four recs above. Maybe I have missed something...

    Regards,

    Dave
     
  18. Jason Kirkpatri

    Jason Kirkpatri Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Paradise Lost (all)
    Amon Amarth - Fate of Norms or Versus the World
    Arch Enemy - Wages of Sin or Anthems of Rebellion
    Therion - Secret of the Runes
    Tristania - World of Glass or Beyond the Veil
    Siebenburgen - Delictum
    Mork Gryning - Maelstrom Chaos
    After Forever - Invisible Circles
    Doro (not great, not bad)
    Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant or Purtitanical Euphoric Misanthropia (gotta' love the names they come up with!)
    Callenish Circle - My Passion, Your Pain or Flesh Power Dominion
    In Flames - Enroute to Remain or Clayman or Colony or Whoracle
    Mortis - The Stargate
    Trail of Tears - A New Dimension of Might
    and of course, Judas Priest (all).
     
  19. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    4,951
    Likes Received:
    1
    Porcupine Tree is not prog/metal. Sure, their most recent album was a bit heavier, but they have more in common with latter-day Marillion, Pink Floyd and even the Beatles than Dream Theater.

    I love the band, one of the very few rock bands I still do, but they're just no prog-metal.

    I rarely listen to this stuff anymore and actually got rid of quite a bit, but I still get a kick out of a band called Shadow Gallery. Their albums Carved in Stone and Tyranny (a concept album, of course) are pretty cool. Derivative, but with lots of harmony vocals to give it flavor and just really nice songs with the proper dash of cheese.

    Opeth is a band I really love at their best and the only with "cookie monster" vocals I listen to. My Arms, Your Hearse, Still Life, and Blackwater Park are their best. The songwriting and general flow of the music is the best I've heard in modern metal and the only "death" metal band that makes some of their songs sound like... well, songs.
     
  20. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 1999
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    0
    DEFINITELY Krim. Get King Crimson's THRAK first. Then get The Power To Believe and The ConstruKction of Light. You'll never be able to stop.
     

Share This Page