Riff oriented Prog metal suggestions



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05.12.2012 - 20:06
JÄY
Metal slave
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
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05.12.2012 - 20:47
JÄY
Metal slave
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05.12.2012 - 21:09
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Try Leprous, later Riverside, Protest The Hero, Vanden Plas, To-Mera...
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06.12.2012 - 00:05
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Unhealer on 05.12.2012 at 21:09

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

Will do! thanks!
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06.12.2012 - 03:46
R'Vannith
ghedengi
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:
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06.12.2012 - 07:45
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by R'Vannith on 06.12.2012 at 03:46

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Hell yes thanks! I especially like Andromeda
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06.12.2012 - 10:23
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Circus Maximus's Isolate (not the other two albums)
Threshold's Dead Reckoning
Oceans Of Sadness - The Arrogance Of Ignorance
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07.12.2012 - 17:21
Valentin B
Iconoclast
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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08.12.2012 - 00:28
JÄY
Metal slave
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
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08.12.2012 - 09:27
Stabby
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).
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08.12.2012 - 15:11
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Can't go wrong with Fates Warning's No Exit
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08.12.2012 - 17:38
PocketMetal
Try Outworld - Outworld . that's what I call riff-oriented . ( and also great vocals )
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14.12.2012 - 18:19
JÄY
Metal slave
Some great suggestions so far guys! I like Threshold's Day of Reckoning the best thus far
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16.12.2012 - 02:48
mayoarm
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
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16.12.2012 - 09:15
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
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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17.12.2012 - 02:19
Stabby
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.
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17.12.2012 - 11:08
JohnDoe
Account deleted
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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17.12.2012 - 19:09
Stabby
Written by Guest 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.
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17.12.2012 - 21:29
BloodTears
ANA-thema
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 - 21:29
BloodTears
ANA-thema
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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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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17.12.2012 - 22:06
JohnDoe
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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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18.12.2012 - 10:41
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Guest on 17.12.2012 at 22:06

Disconnected is one of my favourites from Fates Warning!


You have good taste!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

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20.12.2012 - 21:45
JÄY
Metal slave
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!
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21.12.2012 - 04:26
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by BloodTears on 18.12.2012 at 10:41

Written by Guest 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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22.12.2012 - 15:18
Milena
Learning To "X"
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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23.12.2012 - 21:52
JÄY
Metal slave
...Really diggin Shadow Gallery's Digital Ghosts
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30.12.2012 - 05:49
Stabby
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.
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30.12.2012 - 18:24
JÄY
Metal slave
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
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30.12.2012 - 20:18
Stabby
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
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06.01.2013 - 05:15
JÄY
Metal slave
Seventh Wonder is worth mentioning, too... They can be a little soft sounding sometimes, but other times are pretty riffy
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