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So basically this thread is about how the musical ability of a band has improved/progressed. Which bands stand out to you guys as having advanced alot since their early days.

Ill probly get flamed for this but i think Trivium have progressed alot since their first album Ember to Inferno to Shogun. If you listen to the the guitar work in both these albums you can see how much more technical they have become. In their first album the solo's basically all used the same scales and the riffs were so much simpler.
Also if you listen to matt's singing his vocal range is far more than it used to be.
Just my opinion which i am entitled to.

So yeah, which bands stand out to you as a band which has really progressed?

ALSO, While i think of it might as well add to it,
Which band do you think has just well...turned to crap.
The most stand out band for me like this is Metallica...they just suck these days
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Most of them, to be honest. Bathory's is notable though.
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Most of them, to be honest. Bathory's is notable though.


Most bands? Lol, so Emmure have then?
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#6
nightwish, with the addition of a new bassist/male vocalist in 2002 the music changed alot for the better. not going to mention the new vocalist. its the same but less operatic IMO
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#7
*Pulls out flameshield*

Metallica has really progressed (Not necesscarily for the better).

They went

Heavy Garage Band --> Mainstream Metal ---> ****ing sellouts

Where did they go wrong...
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#8
Radiohead
Started off as a **** grunge rock band, and now they are a freakin' amazing experimental alternative band
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Metallica has really progressed (Not necesscarily for the better).

They went

Heavy Garage Band --> Mainstream Metal ---> ****ing sellouts

Where did they go wrong...


Everything after AJFA is complete bollocks.
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Everything after AJFA is complete bollocks.


More Garage INC for me then...
#11
Bayside.

Their first EP was straight-up punk styled, Then as their albums went on the lyrics and melody's got better, and the guitar solos got better and better.
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Everything after AJFA is complete bollocks.


not true, i actually liked the black album and st. anger was actually good for me *takes the flameshield fro mthe other guy*
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I think AFI progressed a lot. . .particularly the difference between Art of Drowning and Sing the Sorrow

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I think AFI progressed a lot. . .particularly the difference between Art of Drowning and Sing the Sorrow

Now please nobody mention Decemberunderground.



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#21
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Metallica has really progressed (Not necesscarily for the better).

They went

Heavy Garage Band --> Mainstream Metal ---> ****ing sellouts

Where did they go wrong...


They got rid of Dave, the only one that can write a proper riff.
#23
For somebody who kind of moved in a bad direction, MCR. Their first album was a cool, raw almost-but- not-quite-post-hardcore kind of thing with not a lot sounding like it. Their second album was cleaner, with better guitar parts, and a TON of energy and spirit

...Then came The Black Parade....why oh why did the Black Parade come? Ray's solos may have gotten better...but everything else went to hell.
#24
Edguy, from cover band that record amateour albums to professional bands with complex songs and beautiful lyrics.
#25
Judas Priest, IMO of course. They're guitar solos mainly have gotten alot more technical and shreddy since their early stuff.
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#27
Behemoth...although I enjoyed Sventevith a lot I think overall they're much better now.
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#28
well i know i'll get flamed for this. a lot.

but i think my chemical romance progressed a lot. Bob got more inventive on the drums and ray and frank definitely got better as guitarists.

TBP wasn't my favourite album but technically it's the best so far.


EDIT: Just saw this:

Quote by NemX162
For somebody who kind of moved in a bad direction, MCR. Their first album was a cool, raw almost-but- not-quite-post-hardcore kind of thing with not a lot sounding like it. Their second album was cleaner, with better guitar parts, and a TON of energy and spirit

...Then came The Black Parade....why oh why did the Black Parade come? Ray's solos may have gotten better...but everything else went to hell.


Well that's an opinion, but i will say an opinion shared by many many people. To be honest I didn't find the black parade as bad as most people did, but three cheers is my favourite album. I think it's good they moved in that direction and are now moving completely away from it, it's gotten it out of the way and they've probably learnt a lot from it.
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well i know i'll get flamed for this. a lot.

but i think my chemical romance progressed a lot. Bob got more inventive on the drums and ray and frank definitely got better as guitarists.

TBP wasn't my favourite album but technically it's the best so far.


They played their instruments better, but I think it was an awful direction for the band to take...
#31
The Beatles and Radiohead both progessed musically, not just that they got better, but also that they evolved, changed their sound and began to experiment more; both bands have definite eras.

Also, Thrice have come along way from their emoish roots.
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#32
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They played their instruments better, but I think it was an awful direction for the band to take...


Yeah a lot of people think it was. As i said before, maybe it's good they did their experimenting and can now move off in another direction. I'm hoping their next album is more of the punk-rock they said it would be.


I think a band who has definitely.. changed.. Guns N' Roses.

There's a good reason they've changed though. It isn't Guns N' Roses anymore. It's Axl N' Co. But their new album isn't too bad after a few listens. I definitely expected more after however many years its been now, but it's not too bad.

To be honest, some of the production sounds dodgy. Like it was done in a home studio by an amateur, especially with Axl's dual layer vocals, with the high and low pitched voices. They clash, and don't work very well together. Whether that's the producer, audio engineer or Axl's fault i don't know.

But i'm getting off topic now.
#33
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For somebody who kind of moved in a bad direction, MCR. Their first album was a cool, raw almost-but- not-quite-post-hardcore kind of thing with not a lot sounding like it. Their second album was cleaner, with better guitar parts, and a TON of energy and spirit

...Then came The Black Parade....why oh why did the Black Parade come? Ray's solos may have gotten better...but everything else went to hell.

+1000. I just hope their next album is back to the old stuff (not I'm Not Okay pop either).

Also, IMO Disturbed really improved from Believe to Ten Thousand Fists, and again from TTF to Indestructible. Now they actually sound more like a metal band.

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**** oath man.. i was gonna say them but you beat me haha..

theyve always been so fantastic with the music.. but tommys singing has improved MAJORLEY and the guitaring/drumming/bass has always been awsome.. but all have improved too..

Colors.. is by far one of the most creative, talanted and EPIC albums of this generation.
#35
protest the hero.
Just listen to a calculated use of sound, and then listen to something off fortress.
Everyone in the band has improved a hell of a lot since the beginning

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#37
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protest the hero.
Just listen to a calculated use of sound, and then listen to something off fortress.
Everyone in the band has improved a hell of a lot since the beginning

Also +1 to BTBAM


or even if you can get a hold of something from before a calculated use of sound... Roady's voice has improved so so much
#38
Mastodon - Brutal sludge metal with awesome accoustic instrumentals to more awesome progressive stuff with amazing lead work. And still awesome accoustic instrumentals

Meshuggah - Not quite sure how to describe it, but they've definitly progressed.
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