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Albrecht Smuten
08-22-2012, 06:06 AM
...the guys from Opeth are using PRS, the guys from Porcupine Tree are using PRS, recently I saw a Neal Morse's guitarist using it...

...any Progressive metal/rock addicts around here? =)

slowro
08-22-2012, 07:57 AM
I am a huge fan of a british band Sylosis who are thrash prog ( not as proggy as most) check out their album Edge of the Earth, also another UK unsigned band Chapters (look for Chapters metal on youtube)
Been into Opeth for ages not so big on Heritage but its better than 90% music out right now

james
08-22-2012, 09:07 AM
the godfathers

one of my fav youtube videos


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCed47HdRu8

themike
08-22-2012, 09:18 AM
Love me some good prog metal / prog influenced tunes.



http://youtu.be/ErfmxGYWXr0



http://youtu.be/vGWfDkx4zyY



http://youtu.be/ROR4KWUA9rg

themike
08-22-2012, 09:33 AM
http://youtu.be/SZIukEIKsAQ



http://youtu.be/9S_TkFRSVzM



http://youtu.be/edqH0ofRQrM

Albrecht Smuten
08-24-2012, 04:32 AM
Thanks, Mike, the Between buried and me will soon take their place in my playlist.

Watching the Liquid Tension Experiment - hey, after we manage to convince Mr. Smith to start making those 7-string guitars, we can then focus on PRS Chapman Stick propaganda =)

MojoPin
08-24-2012, 08:08 AM
I do like a good bit of prog metal but have to admit my tastes have mellowed out a little bit lately and I'm finding it incredibly hard to be impressed by progressive music. Porcupine Tree are fantastic and I think Devin Townsend is doing great things for the genre, but I haven't been convinced by the whole djent scene, yet. Anyone got any good new bands they can suggest?

themike
08-24-2012, 08:13 AM
Thanks, Mike, the Between buried and me will soon take their place in my playlist.

Watching the Liquid Tension Experiment - hey, after we manage to convince Mr. Smith to start making those 7-string guitars, we can then focus on PRS Chapman Stick propaganda =)

Awesome, glad you dug BTBAM! They're great and honestly some of the most talented musicians of the current generation but sadly a lot of people write them off the second they hear screaming without realizing it's only 1/50th of their musical spectrum! I'm sure he'd do a Chapman stick through PS ;)


I do like a good bit of prog metal but have to admit my tastes have mellowed out a little bit lately and I'm finding it incredibly hard to be impressed by progressive music. Porcupine Tree are fantastic and I think Devin Townsend is doing great things for the genre, but I haven't been convinced by the whole djent scene, yet. Anyone got any good new bands they can suggest?

Devin Townsend is a genious - no other way of explaining it.

Albrecht Smuten
08-24-2012, 08:27 AM
I do like a good bit of prog metal but have to admit my tastes have mellowed out a little bit lately and I'm finding it incredibly hard to be impressed by progressive music. Porcupine Tree are fantastic and I think Devin Townsend is doing great things for the genre, but I haven't been convinced by the whole djent scene, yet. Anyone got any good new bands they can suggest?

Well, speaking of djent, I must highly recommend the "Animals as leaders", especially their first album. It's a 50/50 djent vs. modern jazz with incredible bass which reminds me of Victor Wooten... check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4A3ALOSAew

Albrecht Smuten
08-24-2012, 08:38 AM
I do like a good bit of prog metal but have to admit my tastes have mellowed out a little bit lately and I'm finding it incredibly hard to be impressed by progressive music. Porcupine Tree are fantastic and I think Devin Townsend is doing great things for the genre, but I haven't been convinced by the whole djent scene, yet. Anyone got any good new bands they can suggest?

Also, If your heart got soft lately, there are allways the "Karmakanic" to cheer you up =) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-sJGdhxMDA


Awesome, glad you dug BTBAM! They're great and honestly some of the most talented musicians of the current generation but sadly a lot of people write them off the second they hear screaming without realizing it's only 1/50th of their musical spectrum! I'm sure he'd do a Chapman stick through PS ;)

Yeah, I'll start saving... see ya in a couple of years =)

Albrecht Smuten
09-01-2012, 03:17 AM
Guys... yesterday I was so bored I didn't know what to listen to... so I played Sikth's "Death of a dead day" and it really blew my mind off... at first I thought I wasn't gonna stand the hysterical delivery of the singers, but the music offers so much relieving passages that the whole thing is really beautiful. In a sick(th) manner.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrB51-WEnq4

slowro
09-01-2012, 09:00 AM
Chapters

http://youtu.be/5d4efWeXAr8


http://youtu.be/3fAoBXHxgYA

Sylosis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0moR8w61Js


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjv2QDzftnw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZmbNe8tqwQ

Really can't get enough of Sylosis.

slowro
09-01-2012, 09:01 AM
And of course Dream Theater

http://youtu.be/IIyoGPOwqLM

Hopeful Sinner
09-02-2012, 11:37 PM
This is my bud Nick's band, APSIS. This is their "radio" song, shortest one they have ever written. You might dig them...

Apsis - Lie Back and Think of England (http://db.tt/hfXu0L4m)

themike
09-02-2012, 11:58 PM
This band was one of the first modern prog metal bands that interested me and also continues to be one of my favorites. Heavy, technical yet very melodic. 3 piece vocal harmonies ontop of the shred continues to blow my mind everytime I see them live.

Older song

http://youtu.be/aRUxzw68JPc

Newer song

http://youtu.be/AqMoT0dtW90

Albrecht Smuten
10-10-2012, 02:33 AM
I saw the Leprous on saturday (beside their own production they play as a backing band for Ihsahn's solo performances) and wanted to share that they used PRS guitars. Woo hoo :)

(and 8-string Ibanez)

themike
10-10-2012, 06:52 AM
Nice! I love Leprous - so talented.

Albrecht Smuten
10-10-2012, 07:51 AM
Nice! I love Leprous - so talented.

Yes, they are... and they are quite a showmen too - encore longer than the main gig, synchronised headbanging (I mean... that just HAD to be thought out and practised) and stuff ;)

CoreyT
10-11-2012, 05:30 AM
I have been listening to the Dream Theater channel on Pandora at work on my Droid Bionic, and they play quite a few prog bands.
I also have the latest Dream Theater album on MP3.
Great stuff.
On that Pandora channel there is also Rush, and I have heard Porcupine Tree a few times.

What turned me onto DT was a video I saw on the Palladia channel as a filler after a concert I had recorded.
This was the video, and I ended up buying the album that day.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28MmnThlYOo

Albrecht Smuten
12-07-2012, 04:40 AM
HELLYEAH!

In case you don't know, To-Mera's latest (concept!!!) album is out. It's called Exile and I've only heard it once, but it's really cool (a little more mellow than previous ones, but more creative in melodies imho)

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=38820

themike
12-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Now back to BTBAM for a second - I love these play through videos they did becuase not only are the riffs pretty crushing, but they also have lovely PRSi. I'm really digging Dustie's satin finished one with a floyd!

Dustie!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AR8WvQbOQ

Paul!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WTdxJlOYec

BTBAM!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQZmTXCSO00

John
12-23-2012, 08:16 PM
I'm a prog metal fan, as well. That spans all the way from Symphony X, Human Abstract, BTBAM, Opeth, Animals As Leaders, Dream Theater, Tesseract, Periphery, etc etc.

Albrecht Smuten
01-23-2013, 07:27 AM
My dearest progheads, I just have to share this with you. This summer I'm going to a festival, which features Opeth, Ihsahn, Leprous and Meshuggah (among other metal bands). This is kinda fancy lineup for Czech Republic.

I wasn't this excited in a long time! :rock:

Shawn@PRS
01-23-2013, 08:09 AM
My dearest progheads, I just have to share this with you. This summer I'm going to a festival, which features Opeth, Ihsahn, Leprous and Meshuggah (among other metal bands). This is kinda fancy lineup for Czech Republic.

I wasn't this excited in a long time! :rock:

That sounds like a killer line-up, plus you'll be in PRAGUE!

Albrecht Smuten
01-23-2013, 08:27 AM
That sounds like a killer line-up, plus you'll be in PRAGUE!

It's not exactly in Prague, it's 130 km away, in a 18th-century imperial military fortress... which is pretty cool as well ;)

Shawn@PRS
01-23-2013, 09:28 AM
It's not exactly in Prague, it's 130 km away, in a 18th-century imperial military fortress... which is pretty cool as well ;)

We need lots and lots of pics!!

Albrecht Smuten
01-23-2013, 09:36 AM
We need lots and lots of pics!!

I'll do my best. Btw shooting the audience will be unique opportunity to make black and white panda photos, while being in the color mode :D

clcwarlock
01-23-2013, 10:44 AM
I have been a Dream Theater fan for along time, I really like opeth and Periphery as well. I am going to have to check out a few of these other bands.

sergiodeblanc
01-23-2013, 12:49 PM
in a 18th-century imperial military fortress... which is pretty cool as well ;)

Sounds like a concert location that the cartoon version of Dethklock would play!

Albrecht Smuten
01-24-2013, 05:14 AM
Sounds like a concert location that the cartoon version of Dethklock would play!

Haha, YES, definitely! Btw. did you know Toki Wartooth is said to be loosely based on Mikael Akerfeldt? ;)


I have been a Dream Theater fan for along time, I really like opeth and Periphery as well. I am going to have to check out a few of these other bands.

Well Ihsahn is former frontman of the infamous Norwegian black metallers "Emperor", going much softer and "digestible". Leprous are fronted by his brother-in-law and they also serve him (Ihsahn) as a touring band. Here's a sample of Ihsahn's stuff, featuring Michael Akerfeldt of Opeth on vocals:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMzg0vZSfpY


If you like classic prog like Dream Theater, I'd highly recommend the "Pain of Salvation" (in case you don't know them already) - they don't show off their speed and technique as much, but are extremely musical and creative and their leader is an unbelievable singer, IMHO comparable to Michael Jackson. First four albums are the best for me.

CoreyT
02-04-2013, 05:00 AM
This is going to be good, I will be buying the BluRay disc set when it is available.
Dream Theater Live At Luna Park Live Concert DVD Trailer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gABECAxp58w

Albrecht Smuten
02-04-2013, 05:11 AM
This is going to be good, I will be buying the BluRay disc set when it is available.
Dream Theater Live At Luna Park Live Concert DVD Trailer

Awesome trailer. Their performance seems more energic than ever. Jordan's beard is getting longer and longer. With his magician's hat on, he could be teaching music at Hogwarts :D

themike
02-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Awesome trailer. Their performance seems more energic than ever.

Mangini has lit a new spark under their butts for sure!

Albrecht Smuten
02-04-2013, 08:29 AM
Mangini has lit a new spark under their butts for sure!

Not arguing with that, but I liked Portnoy better ;) (no doubt there are many topics about Dream Theater we can discuss forever and never agree)

themike
02-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Not arguing with that, but I liked Portnoy better ;) (no doubt there are many topics about Dream Theater we can discuss forever and never agree)

Im a huge Portnoy fan and going into seeing them last year I was skeptical - but when I tell you that Mangini DESTROYED Portnoy in a live setting, please believe me. Its too bad that Mangini didnt get to write his drum parts on the last album because I think thats what made me go into it underwhelmed.

clcwarlock
02-04-2013, 06:08 PM
Haha, YES, definitely! Btw. did you know Toki Wartooth is said to be loosely based on Mikael Akerfeldt? ;)



Well Ihsahn is former frontman of the infamous Norwegian black metallers "Emperor", going much softer and "digestible". Leprous are fronted by his brother-in-law and they also serve him (Ihsahn) as a touring band. Here's a sample of Ihsahn's stuff, featuring Michael Akerfeldt of Opeth on vocals:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMzg0vZSfpY


If you like classic prog like Dream Theater, I'd highly recommend the "Pain of Salvation" (in case you don't know them already) - they don't show off their speed and technique as much, but are extremely musical and creative and their leader is an unbelievable singer, IMHO comparable to Michael Jackson. First four albums are the best for me.
Thanks, I will have to check "Pain of Salvation"

Albrecht Smuten
02-05-2013, 02:27 AM
Thanks, I will have to check "Pain of Salvation"

Here's a bite:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDBhHhBujx4

Live stuff:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHaI0wxrl70

Albrecht Smuten
02-05-2013, 02:39 AM
Im a huge Portnoy fan and going into seeing them last year I was skeptical - but when I tell you that Mangini DESTROYED Portnoy in a live setting, please believe me. Its too bad that Mangini didnt get to write his drum parts on the last album because I think thats what made me go into it underwhelmed.

I don't criticise any of their playing skill (god, how COULD I?), to be honest I only heard about one half of the latest album and seen just one Mangini's freestyle solo on youtube, which I found boring (I mean superbly technical and artistic, but "not funny enough"). Maybe it's the lack of funny faces Portnoy used to do all the time :D
On the other hand, I hated Portnoy for the pseudo growling vocals he started to do on Systematic Chaos (or maybe earlier)...

But don't really listen to me... I stopped listening to Dream Theater sometime around the release of Octavarium... they'd lost something magical that I loved about them (and can be found on "Images and words", "Scenes from the memory" and still a bit of it on "Six degrees of inner turbulence"). I can't explain what it was, but they don't have it anymore...

John
02-05-2013, 03:56 AM
Assuming it's relevant, I made a couple attempts of prog-esque stuff, myself.

https://soundcloud.com/johnucol/a-distorted-image

https://soundcloud.com/johnucol/lost

Albrecht Smuten
02-05-2013, 04:41 AM
Assuming it's relevant, I made a couple attempts of prog-esque stuff, myself.

https://soundcloud.com/johnucol/a-distorted-image

https://soundcloud.com/johnucol/lost

Super awesome stuff! :congrats:

Now I'm definitely NOT gonna publish any of my stuff here EVER! :D

John
02-07-2013, 04:23 AM
Super awesome stuff! :congrats:

Now I'm definitely NOT gonna publish any of my stuff here EVER! :D

Thank you kindly, Albrecht! I appreciate that.

CoreyT
02-21-2013, 06:40 AM
I had posted before I like Dream Theater, but I also like when some of the members got together and made an album under a different name.

Liquid Tension Experiment - "Paradigm Shift" Live 2008

Look at those weird things the bass player uses to tap his strings with.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFZXfKrFWF0

Albrecht Smuten
02-21-2013, 07:05 AM
I had posted before I like Dream Theater, but I also like when some of the members got together and made an album under a different name.

Liquid Tension Experiment - "Paradigm Shift" Live 2008

Look at those weird things the bass player uses to tap his strings with.

Aren't those modded drum sticks?

I've always loved this song. This project is where the guys from DT met Jordan Rudess, which led to him joining DT in 1999 (or so) which had a huge impact on (my most favourite) DT album "Scenes from a memory".
I don't know much about Tony Levine, but he surely kick asses :rock:

CoreyT
02-21-2013, 07:15 AM
I like some of the riffs in that song where it starts out high and works down the scale.
Might try copying it this weekend.

On my drive home from work each day instead of listening to Sirius satt, I turn on the Bluetooth on my Droid Bionic, when hit Pandora on my rigs stereo.
I have a Dream Theater channel setup, so after they play one DT song, Liquid Tension usually has a song, and I hear this one quite frequently.

DT has another song too, I forget the name of it, but it is several other song parts from other bands.
Really cool rendition they do, but I cannot remember the name of it.
I bet you know the song I am talking about.

Albrecht Smuten
02-21-2013, 07:23 AM
I like some of the riffs in that song where it starts out high and works down the scale.
Might try copying it this weekend.

On my drive home from work each day instead of listening to Sirius satt, I turn on the Bluetooth on my Droid Bionic, when hit Pandora on my rigs stereo.
I have a Dream Theater channel setup, so after they play one DT song, Liquid Tension usually has a song, and I hear this one quite frequently.

DT has another song too, I forget the name of it, but it is several other song parts from other bands.
Really cool rendition they do, but I cannot remember the name of it.
I bet you know the song I am talking about.

Perhaps the Big Medley? It contains some Pink Floyd, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Genesis' "Turn it on again"... or perhaps any other medley of theirs...

hairychris
03-04-2013, 07:38 AM
Not a massive prog metal fan but am definitely a fan of weirdness. For those of a heavier bent I can recommend Ulcerate (kind of microtonal death metal, more texture then riff) and Deathspell Omega (progressive black metal, Mars Volta-esque in places).

I'm looking forward to the Devin Townsend + Meshuggah show in London!

Albrecht Smuten
03-04-2013, 09:25 AM
Not a massive prog metal fan but am definitely a fan of weirdness. For those of a heavier bent I can recommend Ulcerate (kind of microtonal death metal, more texture then riff) and Deathspell Omega (progressive black metal, Mars Volta-esque in places).

I'm looking forward to the Devin Townsend + Meshuggah show in London!

I will check those out. Welcome to the forum btw :hello:

Albrecht Smuten
03-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Guys, you have to see this. Bunch of kids playing cover of Dream Theater's "Pull me under". It's awesome and one of the guys is rocking PRS SE!!! :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h2h4zIhwuM

CoreyT
03-12-2013, 06:32 AM
Gosh Albrecht, those kids have talent!
That was great.

That looks to be an older SE, very cool.
Whole group was pretty good.

Albrecht Smuten
03-12-2013, 06:48 AM
Gosh Albrecht, those kids have talent!
That was great.

That looks to be an older SE, very cool.
Whole group was pretty good.

I dig the singer ;)

CoreyT
03-12-2013, 06:54 AM
Hard to believe with her voice she is only 11.
I liked the On the back of angels done at the end of the video.
One of my favorite Dream Theater songs, and is the song I saw on Palladia after another concert ended and they had around 10 minutes to fill.
Once I heard that song on TV, I bought the whole new album of MP3s off of Amazon.

Would like to hear this group do some more stuff, but it seems the channel owner mainly covers weddings and stuff.

CoreyT
03-13-2013, 05:31 AM
Albrecht, I looked for a way to contact the guy who has the channel that posted the video of them, but he may have turned off the option to have anyone contact him via YouTube.
Do you know if this group has anymore videos?
Would like to see how they sound doing other songs as well.

Sure wish I played that good at their age.

Albrecht Smuten
03-13-2013, 06:01 AM
Albrecht, I looked for a way to contact the guy who has the channel that posted the video of them, but he may have turned off the option to have anyone contact him via YouTube.
Do you know if this group has anymore videos?
Would like to see how they sound doing other songs as well.

Sure wish I played that good at their age.

I wish I played that good now! :)

The comment under the video says: Presented by http://www.aaronokeefe.com
So I believe what you're looking for is this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-students-of-aaron-okeefe/id455402028

CoreyT
03-13-2013, 06:32 AM
Thanks.
I see they do Cowboys From Hell too :D
No iTunes here at work though, cannot install it.

Albrecht Smuten
03-13-2013, 07:18 AM
Thanks.
I see they do Cowboys From Hell too :D
No iTunes here at work though, cannot install it.

Allright then, here are youtube results for "Aaron Keefe students": http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=aaron+keefe+students&oq=aaron+keefe+students&gs_l=youtube.3...8572.10476.0.10972.9.9.0.0.0.0.46 .381.9.9.0...0.0...1ac.1.HQEQGf0QO1k

CoreyT
03-13-2013, 08:20 AM
Thanks, looks like that school is doing a fine job.

Albrecht Smuten
03-13-2013, 08:29 AM
Thanks, looks like that school is doing a fine job.

I guess. And the guy certainly knows how to promote it :D

Jason Carty
04-02-2013, 07:29 AM
Hi, this is my first post here. I used to use a jade green PRS Santana through a Hiwatt DR110 into a Hiwatt 4X10 cab. The only pedal I used was a Marshall Shredmaster. I recorded one album with the PRS with my old metal band called 'Foe' who were based in London, England. I guess we straddled a few genres, but didn't sit neatly into any of them. It was instrumental progressive metal influenced by prog bands like King Crimson and Yes, but also very influenced by the metalcore and math rock bands at the time like Converge, Botch and American Heritage etc. Make your own mind up and have a listen here...

http://foeband.bandcamp.com (http://foeband.bandcamp.com/)

The guitar sound is kind of hmmm, 'woody' to my ears now. If I did it all again now I would probably just go direct into the head and get the natural saturation from the tubes on full whack. Hohum.

CoreyT
04-24-2013, 06:28 AM
Jason, tracks will not load for me at work, will have to try from home later.

On my commute home each day from work I switch my stereo over to Pandora on the "Dream Theater" channel I created.
They play DT of course, but other prog rock bands too.
One I have heard lately is pretty cool, it starts out with flamingo guitar, then a metal guitar comes in with both power chords and lead, pretty cool :D

Flametal is their name.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8WdUha3KDw&playnext=1&list=PLD0EC73C89F8CCCC5

Sage
04-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Albrecht, was it you who introduced me to The Chronicles Of Israfel? I was pretty impressed with that.

jfb
04-26-2013, 07:42 PM
This thread makes me want to crank up some Dream Theater - Awake. Petrucci's tone on that record was so tasty. Crunchy crunch crunch crunch.

Albrecht Smuten
04-29-2013, 04:46 AM
Albrecht, was it you who introduced me to The Chronicles Of Israfel? I was pretty impressed with that.

Nope, it was you, who introduced me to it. Right now :D
(though I couldn't find any way to illegally download it, so now I'm frustrated)

Albrecht Smuten
05-06-2013, 07:19 AM
Btw. Dan Weller of Sikth is (was?) playing PRS :)

After giving the band 3rd and 4th chance to withstand their singers, I realized I'm actually in love with both of them. There is some serious acting in their delivery...

CoreyT
05-10-2013, 07:14 AM
Lacuna Coil - Wacken Open Air 2007 FULL CONCERT

Older concert from 2007, I have always liked her voice.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oR9KBIe9ww

gmobrice
05-10-2013, 09:46 AM
Hey guys, check it out this beautiful Swedish Prog Rock band called Anekdoten, they're kinda unknown but their music is AWESOME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFkAP8Qot0o

and one of my favorite bands of all time, Pain of Salvation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj54HJkG1rM

CoreyT
05-14-2013, 04:52 AM
On my way home yesterday I had Pandora on and heard this Dream Theater song for the first time.
It reminds me a lot of the band Tool, as there is a riff that plays throughout the song that sounds like Tool at around 59 seconds.
This video must be pretty old, as JP has short hair.

Dream Theater - This Dying Soul (live at budokan)


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