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#1
I used the search bar and couldn't find a thread so here it is, the Scale The Summit thread.

I saw them at Prog Nation, and found them really cool, so I checked out Monument and Carving Desert Canyons, and fell in love.

What do you guys think ?

Can you handle Chris' Letchford's insane 8 string guitar skills ?
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#2
i really like them. i also think it's pretty cool how he doesn't have the traditional F# as the top string
#3
awesome, CDC is a really good album to listen to on those lazy mornings when you don't want to wake up.

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#4
I fell in love after the first listen I hope they get more well known.
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#5
Their kinda boringg as far as indtrumental music goes I personally perfer animals as leaders they wipe the floor with them musicly.
#6
"wipe the floor" i think is being overdramatic, but Animals as Leaders are a great find, thanks for posting.
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#7
Those guys are REALLY talented and i love this band...it would be better if they could get a singer but i mean...THEY MAKE DREAM THEATER'S FIRST PART AND THEY ARE ONLY AVERAGE 20 YRS OLD...i really like this band
#8
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Their kinda boringg as far as indtrumental music goes I personally perfer animals as leaders they wipe the floor with them musicly.


I disagree. STS is far more melodic and song oriented, despite the immense technicality. AaL is sometimes too much too fast.


This band is amazing.
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#9
I saw them on Prog Nation as well in Minnesota and they were amazing. I didn't have the cash to get their CD at the show because I bought a Dream Theater and a Zappa shirt, but the next day I was at my local record shop the second it opened to buy both of their CD's.

I got to meet them too, they're pretty cool guys.
#10
Yeah I was really happy when I heard they were gonna be on PN09 even though I did miss beardfish. I got both their albums and am loving them.
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#11
I saw them with Protest the Hero and Misery Signals (i know, weird line up) and thought they were great. Also, they're from Houston so that's a nice plus for me

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#12
got their new album. excellent.
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#14
They're a fantastic band, I just hope they can achieve the recognition they deserve without a singer.
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#15
I love these guys. I bought their tab book, and got a bunch of stickers, a bottle opener, and a handwritten message from the band! Pretty awesome.
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#16
These guys and Tetrafusion are the next prog heros for me. They released both great albuns.
#17
A lot of people say that they should get a singer, but I completely disagree. I think it would kind of ruin them, seeing as how the guitar does all the singing
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#18
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A lot of people say that they should get a singer, but I completely disagree. I think it would kind of ruin them, seeing as how the guitar does all the singing

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#19
Yeah I'm listening to them now and I don't know how a singer would fit into it without changing the whole style.
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#20
ok I haven't heard this band before. I'd like to check 'em out, but to save myself the wasted bandwidth - I think Dream Theater currently is a cancerous lesion on the face of music, and I think the Umphrey's McGee are currently the real successors to "progressive rock" music. I still love Porcupine Tree's older albums to death.

And I think Rusty Cooley is the reason why there is still genocide in this world.

Should be I listening to this band? Now that I've somewhat contextualized a part of my musical taste.
#21
scale the summit play at reasonable speeds lol its not neo classical runs and sweeps.
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
#22
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ok I haven't heard this band before. I'd like to check 'em out, but to save myself the wasted bandwidth - I think Dream Theater currently is a cancerous lesion on the face of music, and I think the Umphrey's McGee are currently the real successors to "progressive rock" music. I still love Porcupine Tree's older albums to death.

And I think Rusty Cooley is the reason why there is still genocide in this world.

Should be I listening to this band? Now that I've somewhat contextualized a part of my musical taste.


Wat. Mega speed has nothing to do with STS. They are technical though all of their songs contain uber-awesome melodies.
#23
Scale The Summit are definitely one of the most tasteful instrumental bands I've heard outside of post-rock.

Even so, it may still be too "shreddy" for you? It's slow enough where there are actual melodies, but even so...
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#24
I love the tapping riff in The Great Plains.

Does anyone have this hoodie by them?

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I think it's pretty cool, but I don't want to buy it, and it like shrink on me, or be too thin.
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Scale The Summit are definitely one of the most tasteful instrumental bands I've heard outside of post-rock.

Even so, it may still be too "shreddy" for you? It's slow enough where there are actual melodies, but even so...


I listen to John McLaughlin 24/7 so I can handle a lil' bit o speed here n there. Since the term post-rock was used, is this band anything like Tortoise? (In particular, the way they sound on the album "Standards").
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I listen to John McLaughlin 24/7 so I can handle a lil' bit o speed here n there. Since the term post-rock was used, is this band anything like Tortoise? (In particular, the way they sound on the album "Standards").

I don't know Tortoise at all, so I can't really answer that.

But I can say that they do have the occasional "post-rock-ish" moments, like the aforementioned tapping riff in "The Great Plains" (it's not as shreddy as it sounds, it's actually a clean chord progression they're tapping out).

I have the tab book, and there's rarely anything faster than an eighth note in it. They seem to rely a lot on chordal arpeggios and what I call "super-slowed-down shred licks". Sometimes, they look more like exercises than songs. But they flow really well and sound pretty kickass.
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I don't know Tortoise at all, so I can't really answer that.

But I can say that they do have the occasional "post-rock-ish" moments, like the aforementioned tapping riff in "The Great Plains" (it's not as shreddy as it sounds, it's actually a clean chord progression they're tapping out).

I have the tab book, and there's rarely anything faster than an eighth note in it. They seem to rely a lot on chordal arpeggios and what I call "super-slowed-down shred licks". Sometimes, they look more like exercises than songs. But they flow really well and sound pretty kickass.


This. Most of their songs have like 1 3 5 (fretwise thingy.) like this:
---------5
-----3----
--1-------

An by most of their songs i mean all. Monument is also cool. Impossible to dislike "Crossing The Ocean".
#29
They are such an incredible band. ^ You're right too, they use add9 chords in every single song on their new album.
#31
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So is Monument a good album, I love CDC, will I enjoy Monuments?


I feel as if it is a little heavier but to answer your question yes you will enjoy.
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#34
I showed STS to a friend (he now loves them) but he said they should write the music for Final Fantasy. I gotta ay that would be pretty epic.
#36
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i dont know if anyone else thinks this but, i seen to find STS's song "Bloom" sounds similar to "Prequel to the Sequel" by BTBAM

Kinda, yeah. Both have pretty similar arpeggio intros. And both songs utilize harmonized octave riffs at some point.
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#37
is it harmony? or more like counterpoint?

oh well; i havent listened to them for a while, but when i first discovered them, I was all about some Age of the Tide.

and yes, add9 chords seem to be loved in that band. not a bad thing though!
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
#39
i wholeheartedly agree
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
#40
Chris is a cool guy, I like their stuff alot, and I hope they continue to grow as a band.
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