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Question about a few bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by projectBdaddy8, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. projectBdaddy8

    projectBdaddy8 Guest

    Nov 10, 2002
    Columbia, SC
    Kings X
    Dream Theatre

    What exactly does kings x sound like? Ive never heard them and i wonder if id be interested. Also ive heard that dream theatre is a kinda heavy progressive band, is that right. how heavy and how progressive. Also is "THe Spirit of Radio" a good representation of Rush's Sound. Finally are there any other good progressive bands that i should check out seeing as how i really like Tool solely for their progressive sound. THank you to all who can help me out.
  2. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    i cant speak for the other 2, but i would not call dream theator tastlesley heavy, they are heavy, but i'm usually jazz and still enjoy some DT from time to time. ;) john myung kicks!
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Kings X is a hard rock band, all said and done. From what I've heard it's a thick sound, sorta...

    Cheap Trick meets Alice In Chains, if that makes any sense.

    Tapehead and Gretchen Goes to Nebraska are my favorite albums they've done. Good stuff. Doug Pinnick can sling a mean bass.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    dream theater covers the WHOLE spectrum.

    to get a taste of them i would suggest these:
    softer: Trial of Tears
    heavier: the glass prison
    their "normal" : metropolis part 1

    btw: they are VERY progressive. if thats what you like about tool you will love DT, in fact tool use to be my absolute favorite band, then i heard dt and i was like "oh my god, what have i been missing..."

    EDIT: other good prog bands: Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, The Flower Kings, King Crimson,
    Lord Only (do i get extra credit for that JT?) and if you want some heavey prog stuff check out symphony x. overall i think you will find you like dream theater the most though. :bassist:
  5. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Ah yes, Tool.... my all-time favorite. Their writing is just so creative instrumentally... it's a shame that more rock guitarists these days aren't as imaginative as Adam Jones, and also that guitar players don't seem to work with the rhythm sections to create a full mood. I recently discovered Dream Theater, and they really are great. Probably one of the most musically sound bands you can find. One of the other bands like that... Rush! "The Spirit Of Radio" is a very good song, and you'll find that it's an adequate representation of their style, although it would be hard to pigeonhole their (or Dream Theater's) sound with just one song. If you want a good Rush album, get "The Spirit of Radio" (it's a greatest hits collection from 1974 to 1987... a lot of very, very good songs). Enjoy!