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JÄY
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  05.12.2012 at 20:06
Looking for Prog bands with very little extreme influence, but still riff oriented - meaning no long drawn out mellow parts a la Dream theater and most other Prog bands (what i would refer to as boring parts).

Something akin to Suspyre. Thanks
JÄY
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  05.12.2012 at 20:47
Unhealer
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  05.12.2012 at 21:09
Try Leprous, later Riverside, Protest The Hero, Vanden Plas, To-Mera...
JÄY
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  06.12.2012 at 00:05
Written by Unhealer on 05.12.2012 at 21:09

Try Leprous, later Riverside, Protest The Hero, Vanden Plas, To-Mera...

Will do! thanks!
R'Vannith
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  06.12.2012 at 03:46
Alchemist for sure, short concise songwriting jam-packed full of sweet riffs. It's not really similar to Suspyre though..
Andromeda would be a good one too I think, like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_DQHz-r898
Also check out Dan Swanö's "Moontower", Conception, Myrath, Pagan's Mind.

And I'm not sure about this as it can be a bit drawn at times out I suppose but it never bores me: Kingcrow (their latest one)
The new one by Soen is also pretty tight.

This is also really riff happy:
JÄY
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  06.12.2012 at 07:45
Written by R'Vannith on 06.12.2012 at 03:46

stuff...


Hell yes thanks! I especially like Andromeda
Ag Fox
Angel No More

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  06.12.2012 at 10:23
Circus Maximus's Isolate (not the other two albums)
Threshold's Dead Reckoning
Oceans Of Sadness - The Arrogance Of Ignorance
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Valentin B
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  07.12.2012 at 17:21
I would have recommended the most recent 4 or so Symphony X albums as the most obvious riff-oriented prog metal band. they have songs with more guitar riffs that I can count, Odyssey being the best example.

I see you already have SX in your list of favorite bands though so that's covered. I'm still posting this so that other people of the same mind know of them if for some reason they don't already
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JÄY
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  08.12.2012 at 00:28
Written by Valentin B on 07.12.2012 at 17:21

I would have recommended the most recent 4 or so Symphony X albums as the most obvious riff-oriented prog metal band. they have songs with more guitar riffs that I can count, Odyssey being the best example.

I see you already have SX in your list of favorite bands though so that's covered. I'm still posting this so that other people of the same mind know of them if for some reason they don't already

Yeah SX is def. in my top 3 favorite bands
Stabby

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  08.12.2012 at 09:27
Everyone mentioned good stuff already. I'll throw in Shadow Gallery, Beyond Twilight, Anubis Gate, and Adagio (stong neoclassical and power metal influence but it fits the bill).
tea[m]ster
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  08.12.2012 at 15:11
Can't go wrong with Fates Warning's No Exit
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PocketMetal

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  08.12.2012 at 17:38
Try Outworld - Outworld . that's what I call riff-oriented . ( and also great vocals )
JÄY
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  14.12.2012 at 18:19
Some great suggestions so far guys! I like Threshold's Day of Reckoning the best thus far
mayoarm

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  16.12.2012 at 02:48
Written by Unhealer on 05.12.2012 at 21:09

Try Leprous, later Riverside, Protest The Hero, Vanden Plas, To-Mera...


to-mera is amazing
K†ulu
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  16.12.2012 at 09:15
Try Oddland! Their debut (2012) is mind-blowing! Also, from the bands mentioned I would recommend To-Mera debut. That's some heavy prog. Also specifically Tall Poppy Syndrome by Leprous. And then Adagio, especially the first two albums (which are more proggy). I see that you already know Symphony X and Protest the Hero, so those 5 albums should keep you busy and exploring...
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Stabby

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  17.12.2012 at 02:19
Yeah! Dead Reckoning is amazing, anyone who likes Threshold is awesome

I think I'll have to check out Oddland and To-Mera due to rave reviews from people who clearly have good taste.
JohnDoe

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  17.12.2012 at 11:08
Written by Stabby on 17.12.2012 at 02:19

Yeah! Dead Reckoning is amazing, anyone who likes Threshold is awesome



then it means I am awesome, too since Threshold is one of my favourite bands

I don't know if people mentioned Arch/Matheos or Shadow Gallery, if not, I warmly recommend them.
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Stabby

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  17.12.2012 at 19:09
Written by JohnDoe on 17.12.2012 at 11:08

Written by Stabby on 17.12.2012 at 02:19

Yeah! Dead Reckoning is amazing, anyone who likes Threshold is awesome



then it means I am awesome, too since Threshold is one of my favourite bands

I don't know if people mentioned Arch/Matheos or Shadow Gallery, if not, I warmly recommend them.


I mentioned Shadow Gallery! But not the other one, I will add them to my list.

Particularly Digital Ghosts and Tyranny from SG are very riffy, Room V and Carved In Stone are perhaps less riffy but still good.
BloodTears
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  17.12.2012 at 21:29
Written by tea[m]ster on 08.12.2012 at 15:11

Can't go wrong with Fates Warning's No Exit


Why not "FWX" too? That is actually my favourite Fates Warning album. I also recommend "Disconnected".
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  17.12.2012 at 21:29
And since we are talking about riffs, I have to include Into Eternity, you could start with "Buried In Oblivion" of course. Both Darkwater albums are a good choice too.
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JohnDoe

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  17.12.2012 at 22:06
Written by BloodTears on 17.12.2012 at 21:29

Written by tea[m]ster on 08.12.2012 at 15:11

Can't go wrong with Fates Warning's No Exit


Why not "FWX" too? That is actually my favourite Fates Warning album. I also recommend "Disconnected".


Disconnected is one of my favourites from Fates Warning!
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BloodTears
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  18.12.2012 at 10:41
Written by JohnDoe on 17.12.2012 at 22:06

Disconnected is one of my favourites from Fates Warning!


You have good taste!
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JÄY
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  20.12.2012 at 21:45
Written by tea[m]ster on 08.12.2012 at 15:11

Can't go wrong with Fates Warning's No Exit

Wow, No Exit is awesome... I had only ever listened to their early USPM stuff. Thanks!
tea[m]ster
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  21.12.2012 at 04:26
Written by BloodTears on 18.12.2012 at 10:41

Written by JohnDoe on 17.12.2012 at 22:06

Disconnected is one of my favourites from Fates Warning!


You have good taste!


The last two songs on Disconnected are monumental progressive metal masterpieces. Two of the best compositions I have ever heard.
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Milena
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  22.12.2012 at 15:18
Written by tea[m]ster on 21.12.2012 at 04:26

The last two songs on Disconnected are monumental progressive metal masterpieces. Two of the best compositions I have ever heard.

Still Remains \m/
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JÄY
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  23.12.2012 at 21:52
...Really diggin Shadow Gallery's Digital Ghosts
Stabby

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  30.12.2012 at 05:49
Written by JÄY on 23.12.2012 at 21:52

...Really diggin Shadow Gallery's Digital Ghosts


Hell yeah you are!

I'm also enjoying Fates Warning's more recent stuff. And if you haven't checked out Arch-Matheos, I second that suggestion. Always room for more Matheos riff madness.
JÄY
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  30.12.2012 at 18:24
Written by Stabby on 30.12.2012 at 05:49

And if you haven't checked out Arch-Matheos, I second that suggestion. Always room for more Matheos riff madness.


Yeah Matheos is a god.... too bad I dont think Arch is
Stabby

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  30.12.2012 at 20:18
Written by JÄY on 30.12.2012 at 18:24

Written by Stabby on 30.12.2012 at 05:49

And if you haven't checked out Arch-Matheos, I second that suggestion. Always room for more Matheos riff madness.


Yeah Matheos is a god.... too bad I dont think Arch is


Heh, I like his wonky singing. To each their own I guess
JÄY
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  06.01.2013 at 05:15
Seventh Wonder is worth mentioning, too... They can be a little soft sounding sometimes, but other times are pretty riffy

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