Sonata arctica and stratovarius style fans. question for you.

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  1. Andrew s wells

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    I just found sonata arcticas CD "silence"... and i LOVE it. I am really into this style of melodic progressive metal and was wondering what other bands you fans could reccomend. Too bad bands like this dont get the recognition they deserve. Would be cool to start a discussion about these (or similar) bands.
     
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    you know, i just received a video clip from one of my friends which featured sonata arctica playing one of their songs. I'd have to say their guitar player kicks ass. where are they from?
     
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    they are (as is stratovarius) from finland.. there is a clip of them on the strato DVD. Have you heard the silence cd yet?
     
  4. Tom Melaniphy

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    I would recommend tracking down a copy of Sonata Artica's excellent first LP "Ecliptica" as well. It's not available in the US (to the best of my knowledge). Amazon has the Japanese version for $50 - but I'm sure other places online have it - or the European version - for less.

    Here's a few other band recommendations for you:

    Blind Guardian
    Symphony X
    Gamma Ray
    Rhapsody
    Nightwish
    Kamelot
    Angra

    It's sad that bands like Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, & Stratovarious - all of whom headline huge festivals all over Europe - don't even bother touring the musically braindead U.S.A. - where they have a cult-following at best.

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