Progressive Metal: The Non-Featured


Just putting up here some stuff that if we are lucky then will be featured here on MS. Therefore be happy if the list gets shorter with time...

Suggestions are greatly appreciated,.

Created by: qlacs | 09.03.2014



1. Reading Zero - Satellite Sessions
Reading Zero started as an honest Queensryche-clone, but their music progressively shifted to a more original sound. 9/10
2. Heaven's Cry - Food For Thought Substitute
The lost treasure! Excellent in every way. 10/10
3. Black Symphony - Black Symphony
4. Hydrotoxin - Oceans
5. The Beyond - Crawl
Progressive thrash from the UK, the experimental type. But it works damn well - 9/10
6. Soul Cages - Moments
7. Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
Often labelled as a Dream Theater-copycat band, but they actually managed to write some catchy tunes, even though the composing is off bit sometimes. 8/10
8. Digital Ruin - Listen
A really original album.
9. Everwood - Without Saving
Excellent hungarian prog metal. 9/10
10. Lord Bane - Age Of Elegance
11. Mytra - Sagittarius
Even though just an instrumental demo, it is really awesome. 9/10
12. Vauxdvhil - To Dimension Logic
An early '90 australian prog album, strongly influenced by Queensryche and Fates Warning. It really needs a couple of spins to appreciate this, but the song "Separate Ends" struck me like lightning on initial playing.
13. End Amen - Your Last Orison
Huge progressive power/thrash release - 8,5/10
14. Megace - Inner War
Female fronted german thrash. Style is pretty close to Depressive Age.
15. Red Tide - Themes Of The Cosmic Counsciousness
Sounds like Vuvr and Atheist, but incorporates a lot of hardcore elements.
16. Memento Waltz - Division By Zero
Some italian dudes are trying to play Spiral Architect. Not bad at all.
17. Scholomance - A Treatise on Love
'98 and this release. Overly epic category!
18. Acrania - An Uncertain Collision
A fairly new mexican band, that uses a lot of latin instruments.
19. Equirhodont - Equirhodont Grandiose Magus
20. Liquid Rain - Bright Obscurity
21. 7for4 - Diffusion
Should be a major league instrumental jazz/fusion band. New album coming this year!
22. Mind Over Four - Half Way Down
23. The Bedlam - Inside Ash
Legendary progressive/technical thrash metal from Hungary.
24. Sanvoisen - Soul Seasons
standard prog power done well.
25. Kenn Nardi - Dancing With Past
The guy from Anacrusis. If you know that band, then enough said.



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09.03.2014 - 16:33
Diverge
I've only heard the last album. Thanks for the recommendations!
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09.03.2014 - 16:48
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Never heard of any of these. I think that's more of an indication of how much prog I listen to nowadays. Thanks for the recs.
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09.03.2014 - 18:51
fandango68
Vauxdvhil... To Dimension Logic is an absolutely wonderful album... criminally under exposed, perhaps because the band were Australian? It's long been OOP I'm afraid, but was genuinely original.

Digital Ruin... I only ever heard their 2nd effort, 'Dwelling In The Out', which was a very bland affair and I'm lead to believe wasn't a patch on their debut, 'Listen'.

Heaven's Cry... again, I only heard the Canadian's sophomore effort, 'Primal Power Addiction' which was a similarly underwhelming experience iirc, and a downturn from the debut to which you refer, which again has been long OOP.

that's all I can help with I'm afraid... which I agree isn't much help at all..
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09.03.2014 - 20:32
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by fandango68 on 09.03.2014 at 18:51

Vauxdvhil... To Dimension Logic is an absolutely wonderful album... criminally under exposed, perhaps because the band were Australian? It's long been OOP I'm afraid, but was genuinely original.

Digital Ruin... I only ever heard their 2nd effort, 'Dwelling In The Out', which was a very bland affair and I'm lead to believe wasn't a patch on their debut, 'Listen'.

Heaven's Cry... again, I only heard the Canadian's sophomore effort, 'Primal Power Addiction' which was a similarly underwhelming experience iirc, and a downturn from the debut to which you refer, which again has been long OOP.

that's all I can help with I'm afraid... which I agree isn't much help at all..


Digital Ruin's second effort sounded a bit flat to me too, but they had something on the debut that I can't really name... makes you check out the album from time to time.
Heaven's Cry debut is mASSSIVE. Honestly the best I can pick from the list, apart from Koyaanisqatsi.

Just revisited my little notes this afternoon, will continue to add more soon.

For the rest of the guys above: cheers & enjoy discovering new stuff
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09.03.2014 - 22:16
JohnDoe
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A lot of bands I do not know and I only listen to Soul Cages from the list (pretty good band), Hydrtoxin and Dali's Dilemma (these days).

I listened to a Digital Ruin album, but got bored with it in the end.

Heaven's Cry sounds familiar (but then again there are so many bands with the word "heaven" in them, I might be making a mistake - Lol)

I heard only one song from Everwood.

There are tons of progressive metal bands not featured here, I might make a list one day as well.
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09.03.2014 - 23:52
fandango68
^^^ at the risk of Plagiarism:

Progressive Metal:

http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=19

Experimental/Post Metal:

http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=44

Tech/ Extreme Prog Metal:

http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=43

directories which have built up over the past decade by a dedicated team... I hope you find these links helpful..
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10.03.2014 - 00:06
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
I haven't heard most of these, thank you for making this.

It's always fun to hit the edit button on these types of lists years later and see which names go bold.
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10.03.2014 - 07:47
JohnDoe
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Written by fandango68 on 09.03.2014 at 23:52

^^^ at the risk of Plagiarism:

Progressive Metal:

http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=19

Experimental/Post Metal:

http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=44

Tech/ Extreme Prog Metal:

http://www.progarchives.com/subgenre.asp?style=43

directories which have built up over the past decade by a dedicated team... I hope you find these links helpful..


was this information for me? with the risk of sounding arrogant, I don't need it.
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11.03.2014 - 10:16
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Guest on 10.03.2014 at 07:47


was this information for me? with the risk of sounding arrogant, I don't need it.


Don't worry I think it's for me I know PA for many years and some of these stuff I found there actually.
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11.03.2014 - 10:30
JohnDoe
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Quote:
Quote:


Don't worry I think it's for me I know PA for many years and some of these stuff I found there actually.


I discovered a lot of good music thanks to PA as well.
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11.03.2014 - 11:19
fandango68
^^ guys, I wasn't trying to be patronising, I just thought it might help the thread along, that's all....

I'm pleased both of you have come across PA before; its a very good site (as long as you stay out of the forums)
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First gig was Manowar (loincloths 'n' all), Bristol Colston Hall in March 1983, on the 'Hail to England' tour. Tickets were £3.75, 300 in the audience, Mercyful Fate never showed, but my hearing still got seriously trashed..
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11.03.2014 - 13:30
JohnDoe
Account deleted
Written by fandango68 on 11.03.2014 at 11:19

^^ guys, I wasn't trying to be patronising, I just thought it might help the thread along, that's all....

I'm pleased both of you have come across PA before; its a very good site (as long as you stay out of the forums)


the forums are ok, I've seen worse, much worse
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12.03.2014 - 14:05
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Thumb Up. I will check these albums. Might also add some of them to my list: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=3147
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15.03.2014 - 10:47
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Suggestions are greatly appreciated, so:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if1TCEu9jto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqX7Ke5Ldyg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2RN6dKLGaU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc79qtfThZ4
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16.03.2014 - 18:10
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
If you can find it, this is a pretty good album. Her voice is killer.

http://www.majesticsongs.com/blog/discography/arrival/
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16.03.2014 - 19:33
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Hex_Omega on 15.03.2014 at 10:47

Suggestions are greatly appreciated, so:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if1TCEu9jto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqX7Ke5Ldyg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2RN6dKLGaU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc79qtfThZ4

Thanks! I think I've heard Liquid Rain before, but I can't remember whether I liked it or not. Going to check these out soon.
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27.06.2014 - 00:46
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Nice list, I will definitely be checking these out! I'm really surprised that the only mutually included band in both of our lists is Liquid Rain. You should check out my list, I think you'll enjoy it Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS
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30.08.2014 - 16:26
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by LeKiwi on 27.06.2014 at 00:46

Nice list, I will definitely be checking these out! I'm really surprised that the only mutually included band in both of our lists is Liquid Rain. You should check out my list, I think you'll enjoy it Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS

Amazing list right there!
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24.02.2016 - 14:40
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
About this list:

Koyaanisqatsy, Sore Plexus - masterpieces
Heaven's Cry, The Beyond, Soul Cages, Hydrotoxin, Megace , Scholomance, End Amen, Equirhodont - awesome albums

I need to check the others.

Btw Sore Plexus and Koyaanisqatsy are now on MS
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27.02.2016 - 10:22
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Hex_Omega on 24.02.2016 at 14:40

About this list:

Koyaanisqatsy, Sore Plexus - masterpieces
Heaven's Cry, The Beyond, Soul Cages, Hydrotoxin, Megace , Scholomance, End Amen, Equirhodont - awesome albums

I need to check the others.

Btw Sore Plexus and Koyaanisqatsy are now on MS


I knew bout Koyaanisqatsy, not about Sore Plexus. Have to update all my lists some time soon
Great to see someone who also knows a lot of these btw!
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