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Progressive Rock...That ROCKS

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Herrick, May 3, 2016.


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  1. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    I'm looking for Prog Rock that rocks hard or at least somewhat hard. Some of the prog bands I like are Yes, Dream Theater, Rush, some ELP, Pink Floyd, Tool.

    I listened to a few random tracks from bands on this page but a lot of it sounded quite light. I'm a big Metal fan but I'm not necessarily looking for anything that has any overt Metal influences.

    Basically what I'm looking for are prog bands that combine the energy and hard rock level of Rush's 2112 with the aggression of Tool and the grandness of some Yes & Dream Theater works.

    Edit: I'm NOT looking for Progressive Metal or anything with screamed vocals. When I mentioned Dream Theater it was more of the technicality and long songs.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    If such a band existed I feel pretty confident you wouldn't have to ask here what their name is. That's a tall order.
     
  3. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Let me rephrase that. Prog Rock bands that rock hard and have some nice long songs.
     
  4. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    Check this out:
     
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  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    You could go classic:
     
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  6. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
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  7. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    The first 3 that come to my mind are King Crimson, Dream Theater and Transatlantic.
     
  8. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    Here's an "oldie":
     
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  9. jasmangan

    jasmangan

    Jul 13, 2008
    The Mahavishnu orchestra -
    Intermounting flame
    That'll set you straight

     
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  10. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Forgot to mention I already know of The Mars Volta.

    I love Anacrusis but they're in the Metal category...and I already listen to them :)
     
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  11. Fxpmusic

    Fxpmusic

    Jul 5, 2013
    Not sure what happened to these guys (admittedly I'm not into prog that much) but they rock! I saw them a few times in the early 2000s.

     
  12. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    There might be only one logical choice ;)

     
  13. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    I tried getting into King Crimson's first album but it didn't really tickle my pickle. Transatlaltic's another band that I'm kind of into but not really.
     
  14. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    How about this one:



    not as progressive as Threshold but with a cool heavy alternative edge
     
  15. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Hmm...sounds like Transatlantic a little which makes sense. One of the Spock's Beard guys is in Transatlantic but I don't know which one. Which Spock's Beard album do you recommend I check out?
     
  16. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Maybe not in the exact vein but check out Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson
     
  17. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    I just heard this one song on college radio and Soundhound-ed it. Like Fxpmusic, I'm not much of a prog fan. I like YES, Rush, and some Dream Theater ("Pull Me Under" single, and the instrumental disc of Black Clouds & Silver Linings).
     
  18. Try more King Crimson... I think you and I have pretty similar tastes and they're one of my favourite bands. My favourite era is when John Wetton was on board, listen to the albums: "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black", and of course "Red".

    Also, I love the song "Devil's Triangle" off their second album. It's definitely not a hard rock sort of a song, but instead, it sounds like it came straight off of a horror film's soundtrack and I dig it.

    By the way, all of the John Wetton albums are lot more hard rocking.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
  19. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Thanks I'll check those out.
     
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  20. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    Anekdoten
     
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