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Mark Michell and Scale The Summit

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Silver Blues, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Silver Blues

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    Any fellow prog metal fans out there, what are your thoughts on Mark Michell replacing Jordan Eberhardt in STS? I thought JE was really great but listening through "The Migration" repeatedly reveals some extremely great bass work by new guy over here. He's technical and in-your-face without ever losing the groove, I daresay more so than JE was. Every song has something impressive bass-wise.

    So, what do you think?
  2. Silver Blues

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    No STS fans out there? :oops:
  3. Auspex

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    I dig Scale the Summit, actually have one of their albums, but don't know much else about them.

    Got some specific songs we should check out for reference?
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  5. Silver Blues

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    Hmm, mostly all of the new record has something interesting going on in the bass but I'd say Atlas Novus, Oracle, and Willow. Probably in that order too.
  6. MP87

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    Really digging the new album. Would buy his tab book if I had a 6 string...
  7. Demo69

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    ^90% of the record can be played with a 5 string, so buy your book! I love StS and mark as their new bassist. I just recorded with Jamie king who also recorded The Migration. He had nothing but good things to say about mark.
  8. MP87

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    Just wanted to revive this old thread to say I bought the bass tab book for The Migration and it is awesome! Great rhythm workout and fun to play. I play it on a 5 string.

    Also check out Pomegranate Tiger if you like Scale the Summit.
  9. Silver Blues

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    WAY ahead of you bro :p but great advice for anyone else.
  10. therhodeo

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    I've enjoyed their newest album alot. Just like I'd enjoy Periphery if they didn't have a vocalist.
  11. Silver Blues

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    I'm with you there. But you know what... check out the instrumental version of Periphery I, it is actually very good. I am really not a fan of the original but the instrumental version is up there with a lot of other great prog metal instrumental records. It all sounds so great without the singing.

    Also, I just bought Clear (their newest EP) the other day, and the vocals on that are vastly different from any other Periphery that exists, I think you might like that, too.

    Periphery (Beware that a few of the songs are cut like a second short)

    Clear
  12. therhodeo

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    Is that instrumental version available on CD?

    Also does anyone else hear alot of Rush influence on the Migration? Tonally and musically.
  13. Silver Blues

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    I'm not sure if it's available on physical CD, but it is available as downloads in a bunch of places, including iTunes.

    I don't really, but I get where you're coming from.
  14. therhodeo

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    I'm guessing its being so forward in the mix and his tone mostly.
  15. Silver Blues

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    Yeah. I like how forward he is, his playing is, as I said, in your face and technical without ever losing the groove, it's great. I find his tone is a lot smoother than Geddy's, it's still charged with high-mids and is a nice active-with-rounds tone, but Geddy's tone has a snarly edge to it that Michell's doesn't quite.
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    I get that.

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