#1
Im lookin for new bands with innovative guitar playing, that dont do the same things. Mainly bands that play progressive music. I like things like Dream Theater, Protest The Hero, and Steve Vai. But i dont want strictly metal, i enjoy classical guitar annd rock too. So what are some bands that are actually changing it up?


EDIT: Also, they dont just have to be new, i like 70's and 80's and stuff.
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#2
the fall of troy early cds like the self titled and doppelgangers, and tera melos "drugs to the dear youth" are good cd's to check out
#3
oh and veil of maya is metal, but their guitarist plays some pretty unique stuff
#4
Nevermore, Symphony X, Racer X and Guthrie Govan, all very cool and very unique.
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Mars Volta, Muse, emm.. all I can think of the top of my head
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Adagio's Stephan Forte and Buckethead.
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Andy Mckee and John5
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the fall of troy early cds like the self titled and doppelgangers, and tera melos "drugs to the dear youth" are good cd's to check out

Tera Melos's "Untitled" album is AMAZING. It's the one with the headless guys holding chainsaws.
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#12
You might not be into folk but you should give Jose Gonzalez a listen. he is an extremely talented guitarist as well as a vocalist
#13
Sonic Youth: both Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore are great with drum sticks on their guitars
#14
John 5's solo stuff is pretty unique, mixing metal and bluegrass-y riffs and passages. Kaki King is another amazing and diverse solo guitarist, doing everything from lap-steel, acoustic, even some Indie-style songs. Fall of Troy stuff is pretty crazy, considering its a power trio, and Thomas Erak also sings. Circa Survive's guitar players do some pretty different guitar work in their songs, mostly melodic riffing, altho they are pretty mellow most of the time. Dance Gavin Dance kinda does the same thing, only faster and heavier.
#15
Jazz / rock : Allan Holdsworth, uber cool and oldschool.
Jazz / rock / alternative whatever : Shawn Lane, died some years ago in young age, but he is very good, best guitarist ever, technically he makes john petrucci and that folk look like kids, and he also have a lot of piano influences so he has a pretty weird style, CHECK OUT!
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Tera Melos's "Untitled" album is AMAZING. It's the one with the headless guys holding chainsaws.


yeah it is. I have that cd as well. I just think drugs is a little more accessible to the first time listener.

How do you feel about all the covers they have been doing?
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John 5's solo stuff is pretty unique, mixing metal and bluegrass-y riffs and passages. Kaki King is another amazing and diverse solo guitarist, doing everything from lap-steel, acoustic, even some Indie-style songs. Fall of Troy stuff is pretty crazy, considering its a power trio, and Thomas Erak also sings. Circa Survive's guitar players do some pretty different guitar work in their songs, mostly melodic riffing, altho they are pretty mellow most of the time. Dance Gavin Dance kinda does the same thing, only faster and heavier.



circa's "on letting go" had some incredible guitar parts.
I don't know about dance gavin dance doing anything new though. Although the new intro nasa is pretty good, they kind of lost their touch guitar wise
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Jazz / rock : Allan Holdsworth, uber cool and oldschool.
Jazz / rock / alternative whatever : Shawn Lane, died some years ago in young age, but he is very good, best guitarist ever, technically he makes john petrucci and that folk look like kids, and he also have a lot of piano influences so he has a pretty weird style, CHECK OUT!


i just check out shawn lane for the first time...wow. He was incredible.
#20
classic era cryptopsy.

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You should definitely check out the Mars Volta, My Bloody Valenitne, and King Crimson.
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#22
Rage Against the Machine
The Pixies -well not that innovative but Joey Santiago has a kind of a mix between pop, spanish music, and punk (depends on the song.)
Dead Kennedys- punk, surf, jazz, and western soundtracks. How could that not work?
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yeah it is. I have that cd as well. I just think drugs is a little more accessible to the first time listener.

How do you feel about all the covers they have been doing?

I'm not into the covers at all actually.
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#24
Kamelot, Wolf Hoffmann album "classical", Accept, Stratovarius, Helloween first and last albums, Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmseen.
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I'm not into the covers at all actually.


yeah me neither buddy. There isn't a single tapped note on the entire album, and the singing is pretty terrible.
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If you like progressive stuff, Rush might be your cup of tea.
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Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, John Frusciante from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dimebag Darrell (r.i.p.) from Pantera and Damageplan really took the wiggle stick to a whole new level, and.....I guess Eddie Van Halen is pretty innovative, what with the whole two hand tapping. But I guess that technique got used more than a forced meme
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Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, John Frusciante from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dimebag Darrell (r.i.p.) from Pantera and Damageplan really took the wiggle stick to a whole new level, and.....I guess Eddie Van Halen is pretty innovative, what with the whole two hand tapping. But I guess that technique got used more than a forced meme


Dimebag was not innovative at all, and Van Halen did not invent the tapping technique.

although, I guess Van Halen did innovate the technique
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#32
Check out Blank Generation by Richard Hell & The Voidoids. Robert Quine's guitar playing on that album is the most interesting I've ever heard.
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Dimebag was not innovative at all, and Van Halen did not invent the tapping technique.

although, I guess Van Halen did innovate the technique

okay, so maybe van halen didnt invent two hand tapping, but at the least he's the one who made it popular on electric guitar. and yes, dimebag was inventive with his whammy bar/ harmonics technique
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