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I have been wanting to renew my music collection for a while, so I thought of coming to The Pit for help. Can you guys please recommend me some good bands? I'm looking for bands that are not THAT mainstream (they don't have to be totally underground, either). Two guitars would be nice. Preferably guitarists who have complex arrangements and riffs, sudden changes of tempo, and why not, some cool effects.

What I don't want are songs in which the vocalist ONLY sings in screamos/grunts, although I could stand a tiny bit of those. The bands do not have to follow these guidelines strictly, though.

Recently, I started listening as bands such as Dream Theater, Saosin, Protest The Hero, Steve Vai, The Strokes, John Mayer, and The Mars Volta. What else would you recommend?

P.S.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqXVBeEuwLU
I heard this song today, and I think it's amazing. Through YouTube comments, I learned that this is not the band's usual style (that would be mathcore, which I do not like). If you guys can think of any band that has this style, please tell me.
Last edited by l0ft at Jul 10, 2009,
#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hhTtrP9DM
found them today and i fell in love(no homo)
wtf is mathcore?
This shit is Pie.
Black Metal Pie.
It talks about winter.
Join if you like, or kindly leave.
Or else you die.

i like shooping
shoop da wooping
and chargin mah lazorz
not necessarily in that order
#5
urdad, what's the name of the band? I get this from YouTube: "This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions."
#6
The only answer here would be Crossbearer
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I thought the whole idea of post-hardcore was to mix techno and hardcore.....
#7
Quote by l0ft
urdad, what's the name of the band? I get this from YouTube: "This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions."

black rebel motorcycle club

check out "Berlin" and "What ever happened to my Rock 'n' Roll"
Last edited by urdad at Jul 10, 2009,
#8
X Japan
Between The Buried And Me (ok, they growl/scream/grunt a lot)
Behold...The Arctopus (the tempo changes are a little too sudden for most people)
Mastodon
My Bloody Valentine
#9
Obviously you need to listen to The Sound of Animals Fighting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYX0ybFv_w
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and my mom then told me to masturbate more.

Quote by Toastbot

Big burly men grunting without shirts on pretty much summed up my childhood.

Quote by The Leader
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do more look like?
#10
Paint it Black
Kid Dynamite
None More Black
The Swellers
Lifetime
Saves the Day
#11
Quote by shut_up_n00b
Obviously you need to listen to The Sound of Animals Fighting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYX0ybFv_w

Yes!

Oh so like progessive or math-rock-ish?

Tera Melos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9v-y45F-po (skip to about 29 seconds in)

Animals As Leaders:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VixG3b-C7Fk

Both ridiculously amazing guitarists.

The Fall of Troy
An Endless Sporadic
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Between The Buried and Me
Misery Signals
Sky Eats Airplane


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTGI3HtKewQ (haven't really listened to them much but they're pretty good)
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god placed the fossils in earth to confuse the humans into thinking that earth is older than it actually is, therefore, making men try and think outside the box....

just kidding, there is no god



www.youtube.com/user/andrew12398
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#12
Maybe some shoegaze while you're at it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkJlSadxgT4
Quote by LPDave
and my mom then told me to masturbate more.

Quote by Toastbot

Big burly men grunting without shirts on pretty much summed up my childhood.

Quote by The Leader
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do more look like?
#13
screw Sound of Animals fighting, listen to Animals as leaders instead
Quote by seeneyj
I thought the whole idea of post-hardcore was to mix techno and hardcore.....
#14
Slint, Big Black, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, The Adolescents, Husker Du, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Chapterhouse [+ a lot of other shoegaze], Treepeople, Black Flag, Decendents.

Those few definitely influenced [even if indirectly] The Strokes, Saosin, and TMV/ATDI.

Even if you don't hear it, it's definitely there.

Two guitars would be nice. Preferably guitarists who have complex arrangements and riffs, sudden changes of tempo, and why not, some cool effects.


Death, Bolt Thrower, a lot of '80s-'90s death metal fits that description quite well.

I noticed you don't want a lot of screaming or growling, but early death metal is probably easier on the ears than most other metal after the '90s.
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oh really? i didnt know children of bodom were better than a band far more famous and popular than them, cheers for the update


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Your from the states. I end my case.
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#16
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wtf is mathcore?
(growling) "I FIND THE INTEGRAL OF THE EXPRESSION
CALCULATE THE AREA UNDER THE CURVE
FIND THE VOLUME OF A 3-D OBJECT
TAKE THE DERIVATIVE OF THE VELOCITY GRAPH

[guitar solo]

[breakdown]
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED

[outtro solo]
kill all humans
#17
that Dillinger song reminds me of Nine Inch Nails, in a way.
Try Sikth, they are reminiscent of Protest the Hero.

also, www.last.fm
PeaceLoveUnityRespect
#18
Quote by HomelessDood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hhTtrP9DM
found them today and i fell in love(no homo)
wtf is mathcore?

A metal version of math rock.

I think. I don't know, you can just tell when you hear it. Complex time signatures, polyrhythms, etc.
Quote by Zinnie
god placed the fossils in earth to confuse the humans into thinking that earth is older than it actually is, therefore, making men try and think outside the box....

just kidding, there is no god



www.youtube.com/user/andrew12398
#19
Quote by andrew12398
Yes!

Oh so like progessive or math-rock-ish?

Tera Melos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9v-y45F-po (skip to about 29 seconds in)

Animals As Leaders:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VixG3b-C7Fk

Both ridiculously amazing guitarists.

The Fall of Troy
An Endless Sporadic
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Between The Buried and Me
Misery Signals
Sky Eats Airplane


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTGI3HtKewQ (haven't really listened to them much but they're pretty good)


every band you mentioned is great
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Quote by alaskan_ninja
(growling) "I FIND THE INTEGRAL OF THE EXPRESSION
CALCULATE THE AREA UNDER THE CURVE
FIND THE VOLUME OF A 3-D OBJECT
TAKE THE DERIVATIVE OF THE VELOCITY GRAPH

[guitar solo]

[breakdown]
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED

[outtro solo]


U r teh tru mathcre bro!
#24
Muse
Dream Theater
Infected Mushroom
Nile
All That Remians
Quote by ATREYUFAN4LIFE

lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


Call me Mike, all my friends do.
#30
Quote by alaskan_ninja
(growling) "I FIND THE INTEGRAL OF THE EXPRESSION
CALCULATE THE AREA UNDER THE CURVE
FIND THE VOLUME OF A 3-D OBJECT
TAKE THE DERIVATIVE OF THE VELOCITY GRAPH

[guitar solo]

[breakdown]
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED
A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED

[outtro solo]


that was pure ****ing gold
Originally Posted by cnut
When I was eight, me and my best friend started "practicing for girls".
Which involved us going into the woods, and him sticking his dick in my ass.
The last time we did it, his sister caught us.


#31
"the bird and the bee" is the most original new duo I've heard in a long time. Not everyone's cup of tea, but pleasantly refreshing. Think jazz standards fused with electro pop and rock.
#32
The Libertines
Joy Division
The Smiths
Babyshambles

If you like Strokes that is.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#33
Porcupine Tree
Opeth
The Mars Volta
Death
Black Label Society
Pink Floyd
Novembre
Isis
Russian Circles
And ill post more soon.
RIP CHUCK 13/12
RIP DIME 08/12
RIP ALEXI 12/12/08

FEAR OF THE MARK, I love you!!

This isn't a war on drugs, its a war on personal freedom, never forget that - Bill Hicks
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#34
Tool, as well : )

You might like some of Architects' stuff as well, though that's probably TOO mathcore for you...
#35
Quote by metalocalypse21


The Mars Volta


He mentioned Mars Volta as one of the bands he listen to.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#36
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
He mentioned Mars Volta as one of the bands he listen to.


Oh. Sorry. I read it really fast.
But listen to Porcupine Tree and Novembre!
RIP CHUCK 13/12
RIP DIME 08/12
RIP ALEXI 12/12/08

FEAR OF THE MARK, I love you!!

This isn't a war on drugs, its a war on personal freedom, never forget that - Bill Hicks
#38
Quote by l0ft
I have been wanting to renew my music collection for a while, so I thought of coming to The Pit for help. Can you guys please recommend me some good bands? I'm looking for bands that are not THAT mainstream (they don't have to be totally underground, either). Two guitars would be nice. Preferably guitarists who have complex arrangements and riffs, sudden changes of tempo, and why not, some cool effects.

What I don't want are songs in which the vocalist ONLY sings in screamos/grunts, although I could stand a tiny bit of those. The bands do not have to follow these guidelines strictly, though.

Recently, I started listening as bands such as Dream Theater, Saosin, Protest The Hero, Steve Vai, The Strokes, John Mayer, and The Mars Volta. What else would you recommend?

P.S.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqXVBeEuwLU
I heard this song today, and I think it's amazing. Through YouTube comments, I learned that this is not the band's usual style (that would be mathcore, which I do not like). If you guys can think of any band that has this style, please tell me.


The best thing to do is find out what bands influenced the bands you like and listen to them. If you like them, listen to the bands that influenced them and so on.
#40
Quote by l0ft
These sound great! Anything else?


RX Bandits!

Specific albums to acquire...

"... And The Battle Begun"
"The Resignation"

And The Battle Begun

So obsessed with that band currently...
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