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Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 12:56:44 PM »
So, we have a Power Metal thread; Hard Rock/classic metal; Death/Thrash metal; Stoner Metal; Extreme metal; hell, we even have a RAP thread.  Can't find a general prog/metal thread.  So, here's as good a reason as any to start it.  This is for bands/albums not really needing their own dedicated thread.

I think Tim pimped this a while back...

Zierler - ESC.
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We're just about one month away from the release of 'ESC' - time to tease you all just a little bit! Share this and help us spread the word!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vJidp7eMbM

With a lineup like this, I'll be picking this up on the 16th next month:
Finn Zierler (BEYOND TWILIGHT) - keyboards
Kelly Sundown Carpenter (BEYOND TWILIGHT, FIREWIND, DARKOLOGY) - lead vocals
Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, KAIPA) - guitars
Truls Haugen (INSENSE, CIRCUS MAXIMUS) - bass, vocals
Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, HALFORD, SPASTIC INK) - drums
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 01:03:29 PM »
Certainly some talented musicians.
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 03:29:10 PM »
That is going to be incredible.  Per is an incredible guitarist.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 03:34:00 PM »
Oh, and another one that came out earlier this week...

Subsignal -'the beacons of somewhere sometime' preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5bTMqngTE8
a new teaser for the upcoming new album 'the beacons of somewhere sometime' pre-order here: http://www.subsignalband.com/merch/

This is another one I'm uber-excited about.
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 03:35:58 PM »
I'm really looking forward to that one too.  Such an underrated band.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 03:41:01 PM »
Damn those Subsignal samples sound incredible.  Excited even more now.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2015, 06:54:26 AM »
A track from the new live Threshold album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8QN-lU4QbI

I'll be getting this.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2015, 07:25:24 AM »
Wilson is going full JP with that beard!

Why isn't this a DVD??  :rage:

Sounds awesome though.
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 12:56:12 PM »
That Zierler album teasers sounds bad ass.  Wow!
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 12:58:39 PM »
do y'all like a mixture of sludge metal, prog metal, and post-rock?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYH5cNOisas
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 01:36:31 PM »
Oh, and another one that came out earlier this week...

Subsignal -'the beacons of somewhere sometime' preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5bTMqngTE8
a new teaser for the upcoming new album 'the beacons of somewhere sometime' pre-order here: http://www.subsignalband.com/merch/

This is another one I'm uber-excited about.

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2015, 03:39:23 PM »
Why isn't this a DVD??  :rage:

I thought this too.  Would be incredible.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 05:10:55 AM »
New song from Zierler;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM71torFNBQ&feature=youtu.be

Fuck yeah, this is pretty dark and epic.  Very different.  Reminds me a bit of mix of POS and Beyond Twilight in places a little actually.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2015, 09:38:26 AM »
Cool... will check out later.  Gonna grab this on Amazon .mp3 - not worth spending the extra money for the actual disc (+ shipping)
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2015, 04:35:47 PM »
I might be forced to do the same.  No way I'll find it instore and things are getting pricing when ordering online.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2015, 07:30:53 AM »
This Zierler album is very, VERY dark.  You're gonna love it Kade.  Kelly Carpenter sounds terrific - as usual.  Gonna take a couple of listens to digest, but I think I'm gonna like this one.
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2015, 02:27:50 PM »
This Zierler album is very, VERY dark.  You're gonna love it Kade.  Kelly Carpenter sounds terrific - as usual.  Gonna take a couple of listens to digest, but I think I'm gonna like this one.

Sounds great mate.  I mostly keen for the guitar work from Per, he's great.  Might just get a digital copy of this one though.  Unless it absolutely blows me away.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2015, 11:04:59 AM »
Couldn't recent Iron Maiden technically be considered modern Prog/metal? Or perhaps they're really more progressive as opposed to "Prog"?

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2015, 07:01:05 AM »
New Subsignal track:

Subsignal - A Myth Written On Water
a track taken from the new album 'the beacons of somewhere sometime', out October 30.

https://youtu.be/MPSiICwQqk0
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2015, 08:46:28 AM »
I know this will bring a smile to many ears:

From Serenity's FB feed.

‪#‎newalbum‬ is getting ready...and meanwhile, something has happened at Artesonika Recording Studio during the last couple of days...
Fabio D'Amore wants to say hi!!
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 03:22:45 PM »
New Subsignal track:

Subsignal - A Myth Written On Water
a track taken from the new album 'the beacons of somewhere sometime', out October 30.

https://youtu.be/MPSiICwQqk0

Nice big build up in this song.  Wow, amazing solo too, fucking love it.

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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2015, 03:35:16 PM »
Yeah, it was a nice solo. Likely to skip this track everytime, though.
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Re: Modern Prog/Metal discussion thread
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2015, 04:31:54 PM »
Yeah, it was a nice solo. Likely to skip this track everytime, though.

Why?

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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2015, 04:49:29 PM »
Yeah, it was a nice solo. Likely to skip this track everytime, though.

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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2015, 09:57:34 PM »
 :lol

No, seriously Tim, why?  It's a great song and you haven't heard the rest yet.

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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2015, 11:23:40 PM »
I like Subsignal, but they tend to bog their albums down with too many ballads and slow songs.

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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2015, 05:16:38 AM »
I like Subsignal, but they tend to bog their albums down with too many ballads and slow songs.

That's just a part of their style.  I'm not really going into a Subsignal album expecting balls out metal all the way through.

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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2015, 05:30:57 AM »
I like Subsignal, but they tend to bog their albums down with too many ballads and slow songs.

That's just a part of their style.  I'm not really going into a Subsignal album expecting balls out metal all the way through.

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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2015, 05:44:15 AM »
I like Subsignal, but they tend to bog their albums down with too many ballads and slow songs.

That's just a part of their style.  I'm not really going into a Subsignal album expecting balls out metal all the way through.

Precisely.

And branching off from the last couple of Sieges Even albums, they have been nothing but consistent in style, so no one should really expect anything different.

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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2015, 01:28:31 PM »
Yup I know it's their style, and of course I'm not expecting anything heavy.
But they seem to be making the same album over and over.

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« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2015, 01:57:04 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2015, 05:59:23 AM »
Wow, this Zierler is very hard to listen too, fucking frantic and nothing memorable, yet technically proficient.

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« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2015, 06:02:41 AM »
Wow, this Zierler is very hard to listen too, fucking frantic and nothing memorable, yet technically proficient.

I find a lot of his stuff like that - every now and then he nails a memorable melody but I have struggled with a lot of his more recent material.
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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2015, 06:09:21 AM »
Reminds me heavily of the last Lulu album, which was quite enjoyable.

This does have some nice melodies but don't know if it's something at the moment that I'd spend a lot of time repeating.


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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2015, 09:08:12 AM »
hmpff.... thought it'd be right up your alley.  It's pretty 'dense' that's for sure, but something about it clicks - maybe because I just crave for Carpenter to lend his voice to something memorable - and Darkology/Outworld/Beyond Twilight just didn't do it for me.
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