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#1 Posted by cysf661 (6599 posts) -

I have been getting into pro rock and metal lately, and was wondering if you guys could recommend me some of the your favorite ones.

#2 Posted by Forever_Posting (213 posts) -

These are my two all time favs

Oceansize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PpLPx6XvIk

Children of Nova

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FYE2sqeo0

#3 Posted by freek666 (22312 posts) -

There are many types of prog rock bands, ones that utilise different genres from blues to jazz to metal to synthpop (not really but yaknowwhatimean?), so I'll list ones that may be more what you're looking for first and a few that may be of interest but might not be.

Porcupine Tree
Oceansize
Riverside
Okkervil River
Anekdoten
The Pineapple Thief
Phideuax
Frost*
Rush
Pink Floyd
Alcatraz
King Crimson
North Atlantic Oscillation

#4 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23864 posts) -
Pink Floyd Rush Porcupine Tree
#5 Posted by IronBeaver (1986 posts) -

Mars Volta. Your welcome in advance.

#6 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
King Crimson, Rush, and Pink Floyd are my favorite progressive rock bands.
#7 Posted by Lockedge (16794 posts) -
King Crimson, Rush, and Pink Floyd are my favorite progressive rock bands.ghoklebutter
Gonna add Genesis to this list, and Gentle Giant.
#8 Posted by Nick3306 (2612 posts) -
Porcupine tree is amazing. Steven Wilsons solo albums are also amazing (steven wilson is the singer/songwriter/guitarist for porcupine tree)
#9 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

Jethro Tull

#10 Posted by Saturos3091 (14938 posts) -

If you want some boss jazz-fusion prog rock with occasional metal, check out Mindflower's Nuances.

#11 Posted by October_Tide (5396 posts) -

There are many types of prog rock bands, ones that utilise different genres from blues to jazz to metal to synthpop (not really but yaknowwhatimean?), so I'll list ones that may be more what you're looking for first and a few that may be of interest but might not be.

Porcupine Tree
Oceansize
Riverside
Okkervil River
Anekdoten
The Pineapple Thief
Phideuax
Frost*
Rush
Pink Floyd
Alcatraz
King Crimson
North Atlantic Oscillation

freek666

Since you included Riverside, you automatically win the internet

#12 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

Fvck rock!

Electro FTW!

#13 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23864 posts) -

Fvck rock!

Electro FTW!

Rockman999
Your username has "Rockman" in it. :P
#14 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (994 posts) -

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#15 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rockman999"]

Fvck rock!

Electro FTW!

ArmoredCore55

Your username has "Rockman" in it. :P

Lol I know but the music in the Megaman(Rockman in Japan) games was pretty much always techno/electro. :P

#16 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Oh boy, you are in for a massive genre, but a lot of the stuff you will not hear about from the mainstream media. Rush and Pink Floyd are obvious. Porcupine tree: also have various different ypes of songs, with atmosphere and layered/classical style compositions. Anathema: Same as above. Ozric Tentacles: Psychedelic. Dream Theater, Opeth, Aggalloch, OSI, Mastodon: are mostly metal, but with a number of slower songs. Riverside, Lunatic Soul: Polish prog. Amplifier: post rock/prog. Tides from Nebula, Animals as Leaders: Relatively lighter Instumentals, more focus on chords higher up. Antimatter, Pinapple Thief, Karnivool: Somewhat standard rock feel to them. Genesis: ol'school prog. Nosound, Gazpacho, Noman: More on the slower/emotional side. Katatonia: Not really prog, but still enjoyable. Nine inch nails: Still classify with their dark/ industrial sound. Tool: Heavily focused on the bassline. More names on demand :P
#17 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151872 posts) -
Pink Floyd and Rush....top two.
#18 Posted by frannkzappa (3101 posts) -

HOW THE FVCK HAS NO ONE MENTIONED EMERSON,LAKE AND PALMER???????????

and Atomic rooster for that matter.

#19 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151872 posts) -

EMERSON,LAKE AND PALMER???????????


frannkzappa

I like a little ELP but I'm not sure I'd like it enough to include it......

#20 Posted by CycleOfViolence (3314 posts) -

Animals As Leaders

#21 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

HOW THE FVCK HAS NO ONE MENTIONED EMERSON,LAKE AND PALMER???????????

and Atomic rooster for that matter.

frannkzappa

Or Yes!

#22 Posted by Randoggy (2672 posts) -
Dream Theater - Metal Rush - Rock Neal Morse - Christian Prog Rock Spocks Beard - Rock Seventh Wonder - Metal Andromeda - Metal Between The Buried And Me - Metal Camel - Rock The Flower Kings - Rock Haken - Rock Koyaanisqatsy - Instrumental Metal Liquid Tension Experiment - Instrumental Rock/Metal Myrath - Metal Symphony X - Metal Pink Floyd - Rock Transatlantic - Rock
#23 Posted by kraken2109 (13155 posts) -

Dream theater

Rush

Genesis

Pink Floyd

If you have yet to listen to these 4 you're doing it wrong

#24 Posted by GreySeal9 (24910 posts) -

[QUOTE="ghoklebutter"]King Crimson, Rush, and Pink Floyd are my favorite progressive rock bands.Lockedge
Gonna add Genesis to this list, and Gentle Giant.

To go more in depth, if you're interested in the more polished-sounding Collins era, get Duke and Wind and Wuthering.

If you're more interested in the less accessible Gabriel era, check out Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is the one that gets the most attention, but I honestly find that album to be pretty uneven.

#25 Posted by GreySeal9 (24910 posts) -

[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]

HOW THE FVCK HAS NO ONE MENTIONED EMERSON,LAKE AND PALMER???????????

and Atomic rooster for that matter.

WhiteKnight77

Or Yes!

Well, I personally can't stand Yes's prog rock. Funnily enough, I think they are better as a pop/rock band. I'd take Owner of a Lonely Heart over Roundabout any day.

#26 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151872 posts) -
Or Yes!WhiteKnight77
No
#27 Posted by frannkzappa (3101 posts) -

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]Or Yes!LJS9502_basic
No

i either dislike you now, or admire you for clever wordplay.

#28 Posted by Niff_T (6052 posts) -

Steven Wilsons solo albums are also amazing (steven wilson is the singer/songwriter/guitarist for porcupine tree)Nick3306

Glad to see some Steven Wilson love on here. I prefer the style of his solo stuff over his work with Porcupine Tree.

I'm expecting some great things from his next album after hearing this.

#29 Posted by Guppy507 (17396 posts) -
Freek already posted, just use that list. Emphasis on Porcupine Tree, Frost, Pink Floyd, The Pineapple Thief, and Riverside.
#30 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Freek already posted, just use that list. Emphasis on Porcupine Tree, Frost, Pink Floyd, The Pineapple Thief, and Riverside.Guppy507
My list is better. :evil:
#31 Posted by cfstar (1979 posts) -

Oceansize

Porcupine Tree

Opeth

The Mars Volta

Frost*

Rush

King Crimson

Yes

Cynic

Camel

Pink Floyd

Dredg(Not a lot of prog on this one, but you may like it. Mainly 'El Cielo', avoid 'Chuckles and Mr Squeezy' at all cost)

The Butterfly Effect(Almost the same as Dredg)

Tool

Fair To Midland

The Dear Hunter (Mainly the 'Act' Trilogy)

Etc...