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Progressive Metal Bands for People Who Hate Prog



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Posted by Ganondox, 27.08.2015 - 14:13
Not saying that you'll hate them if you love prog, but these are bands that don't take themselves too seriously and frequently avoid prog cliches that turn people away from the genre like overly long, unstructured songs with pretencious lyrics. Basically any band that can keep a good fun rock n' roll attitude. For example:

Prog Bands for People who love Prog:
Dream Theater
Rush
Ne Obliviscaris
Aryeon
Opeth
Between the Buried and Me

Prog Bands for People who hate Prog:
Devin Townsend Band
Porcupine Tree
Toe Hider
Coheed and Cambira
Mastodon (post-Crack the Skye)
Tarby

I gave some non-metal bands in the list, but I'm looking more for metal bands, not just neo-prog bands with some metal influence. Many bands like Tool or Savatage I'm not quite sure if the belong in this category, so I'd also like some thoughts on those. If you personally hate prog but like some bands labled as progressive, feel free to share them.
10.04.2020 - 04:55
Ganondox

I've updated the list.
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10.04.2020 - 07:47
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Tage Westerlund
Written by symphonicmetal:) on 06.03.2020 at 05:47

If you like ayreon, you should check Star One, arjens other prog project.

This is typical band Why we hate prog
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27.04.2020 - 09:44
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Tage Westerlund
Americans Manifest

Only song I can find, but seems cool

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27.04.2020 - 10:01
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 27.04.2020 at 09:44

Americans Manifest

Only song I can find, but seems cool




not bad, but it just sounds like US Power to me.
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27.04.2020 - 10:07
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Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 27.04.2020 at 10:01

Written by Bad English on 27.04.2020 at 09:44

Americans Manifest

Only song I can find, but seems cool




not bad, but it just sounds like US Power to me.


There are many such bands from USA what are cool from mid 90's specially prog
This is hard to judge, need hear whole album , but song is awesome, can not find whole piece
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26.05.2020 - 18:53
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09.07.2020 - 16:30
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Tage Westerlund
Mercury Rising

Sounds nice somehow good music



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01.08.2020 - 18:02
Jugulador

Savatage and Angra?

Cheers!
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09.10.2022 - 11:38
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Tage Westerlund
Landfall shared video for "Two Strangers", taken from new album "Elevate"
https://www.frontiers.shop/new-releases/1476/landfall-elevate-cd-jewelcase

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06.11.2022 - 07:22
ToughestMSuser

Never into Opeth, I dont know why.
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20.01.2023 - 19:04
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Tage Westerlund
CARISMA -1825



Great prog metal album , soft parts, heavier parts, flowing vocals , good song writing, sad band died, was from wrong place n time.
btw band name is more like horse name lol
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