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#1
If this isn't the place for this please tell me where to put it when you close it, I'm knew, I don't know this stuff.
K well every1 who'se into progressive rock list ur favorites. here're mine:

Helicopria
The Beatles
Yes
King Crimson
Pink Floyd
The Nice
Rush
Jethro Tull
Iron Butterfly
Family
The RX Bandits
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Circa Survive
The Mars Volta
Coheed and Cambria
The Fall of Troy
ELP
Early and Often
Genesis
Dream Theater

You can post any # of bands you think you need to, as long as it doesn't get ridiculous. edit: okay somebody already got ridiculous so whatever, no rules anymore.
Last edited by TMVATDI at Nov 23, 2010,
#2
1) Porcupine Tree
2) Atheist
3) Dream Theater
4) Pink Floyd
5) Chicago
6) Rush

I'm content with the order of my list
#3
1)Dream Theater
2)Pain of Salvation
3)It Bites
4)Planet - X
5)Porcupine Tree
#4
My top prog bands are theese 3:

Riverside
Indukti
Dream Theater
Rush


but then there is a long list of band I really like a lot too:
Long Distance Calling
Blotted Science
Exivious
Canvas Solaris
Scale The Summit
Devin Townsend
Darkwater
Planet X
Derek Sherinian
Porcupine Tree/Blackfield
Deadsoul Tribe
Wastefall
Zero Hour
...
Last edited by Sikor at Jul 22, 2010,
#5
Aw man, nobody else is posting mars volta or rx bandits
im gonna edit my list now to include fall of troy (yes, they are progressive)
#6
In no particular order(besides Dream Theater and Styx):

1)Dream Theater
2)Styx
3)Symphony X
4)Opeth
5)Between The Buried And Me
6)Vanden Plas
7)Darkwater
8)Porcupine Tree
9)Spock's Beard
10)Beardfish
11)Rush
12)Yes
13)Planet X
14)Sun Caged

Edit: I can't Believe I forgot Styx!
Last edited by midnight ride at Jul 22, 2010,
#8
Symphony X
Dream Theater
Porcupine Tree
Opeth
Nevermore (Are they considered prog?)
Outworld
#9
Okay, is the person serious who posted Chicago? They are dance music and plus, they sound like castrated 10 year olds. (just my opinion on the matter, not trying to bash the band, as my mother loves them )
Aside from that...In no particular order (DT #1 and beardfish #2)

1. Dream Theater (surprise surprise)((this includes liquid tension experiment))
2. Beardfish (AMAAAAZING)
3. The Mars Volta ('nuff said)
4. Pink Floyd (Because of the music and thought put into the songs)
5. Opeth( I like Watershed but that is it as far as the screaming goes really, but I love the softer stuff...very progressive and cool)
6. Jethro Tull (one of the original, true prog bands. I mean come on, a concept album that trashes concept albums...genius)
7.Fair to Midland (lyrics)
8.Rush (it's rush)

EDIT: I also love that so many of you say beardfish, yet my dedicated beardfish thread has fallen into infinity.
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#10
^ Yeah I use to not like Opeth for the death vocals too but The Lotus Eater got me super into them and I just love most of their stuff with good recording quality. I think the My Arms, Your Hearse album got me to accept the death vocals all the way.
#11
Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Gong, as far as progressive rock goes. I'm not a huge prog-metal fan but I love Opeth, BTBAM, Cynic, Atheist, etc.
#14
Dream Theater
Porcupine Tree
Opeth
Between The Buried And Me

In no particular order...
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#15
too many people are into prog metal...
but im glad to see a few ppl posting pink floyd, jethro tull and mars volta but i have to say opeth is definitely listenable, when i started making the transition from heavy metal to progressive rock they were my favorite band for like a month or 2 lol.
#16
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too many people are into prog metal...
but im glad to see a few ppl posting pink floyd, jethro tull and mars volta but i have to say opeth is definitely listenable, when i started making the transition from heavy metal to progressive rock they were my favorite band for like a month or 2 lol.


The thing with Opeth that makes them so appealing to many people is their diversity. On the surface, they seem pretty much like any other prog-metal band, what with the screaming/growling about death and disease and such..but there is a lot more there too. For example, I mainly listen to their decidedly softer side. I urge you to give the album Damnation a listen or two, and really draw bigger conclusions from there. It is all acoustic and amazingly well written.
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The thing with Opeth that makes them so appealing to many people is their diversity. On the surface, they seem pretty much like any other prog-metal band, what with the screaming/growling about death and disease and such..but there is a lot more there too. For example, I mainly listen to their decidedly softer side. I urge you to give the album Damnation a listen or two, and really draw bigger conclusions from there. It is all acoustic and amazingly well written.

dude during that time when they were my favorite band i listened to everything they've ever done lol, i know what ur talking about. i remember my favorite album of their's was ghost reveries. is damnation the 1 where there's no screaming its all clean vocals?
#19
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dude during that time when they were my favorite band i listened to everything they've ever done lol, i know what ur talking about. i remember my favorite album of their's was ghost reveries. is damnation the 1 where there's no screaming its all clean vocals?


Yeah it is all clean vocals, and I love it for that reason. He really has an amazing voice when he cuts out the growling/screaming.
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#20
1. Coheed and Cambria
2. Rush
3. Mastodon
4. Dream Theatre
5. Pink Floyd
6. Porcupine Tree
7. King Crimson
8. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
9. Opeth
10. Yes
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#21
Quite a challenge for me to limit this to 10 artists/bands:

Cynic
Dream Theater
Gordian Knot
King Crimson (that's almost cheating, it's like at least five bands in one...)
Liquid Tension Experiment
Pain of Salvation
Planet X
Spock's Beard
Symphony X
Transatlantic
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#22
Porcupine Tree
Buckethead
Opeth
A Perfect Circle
Antimatter
Pink Floyd
Freak Kitchen
Derek Sherinian
LITE
And so I Watch You From Afar
Paatos
Phideaux

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Last edited by Penn100 at Jul 25, 2010,
#24
Stix progressive? not really IMO, borderline.

I like

Yes
Floyd
Old Genesis
some Crimson
JTull (only TAAB)
PTree
Rush (only some stuff is progressive)
Dream T
Opeth
Gentle Giant...some songs
Last edited by Tempoe at Jul 25, 2010,
#25
I wouldn't put them in any order, so:

Dream Theater (and Liquid Tension Experiment)
Opeth
Porcupine Tree
Between the Buried and Me
Tool
Rush
Genesis
Yes

If you count Nevermore, Symphony X, and The Beatles, consider them a part of the list as well.
#26
1. Coheed and Cambria
2. The Fall of Troy
3. Tool
4. Rush
5. Mastodon

Those are the ones I can think of right off the top of my head that I love the most, anyway.
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#29
No order...

1. Rush
2. Dream Theater
3. Symphony X
4. Genesis
5. Fates Warning
6. Planet X
7. Yes (I probably need to hear more of them besides just the albums with Trevor Rabin)

And I like Styx as much as anyone, but they ain't progressive.
#30
Symphony X, Adagio, Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Tool, Opeth Porcupine Tree, probably more.
#31
Quote by OctaVariuM8
Yeah it is all clean vocals, and I love it for that reason. He really has an amazing voice when he cuts out the growling/screaming.

yeah he really does, and i like how they play metal but got rid of the blast beat. i mean it sounds like a really challenging beat just cuz its loud and fast, and i guess some variations of it are challening, but overal the blast beat just sounds douchey to me cuz its like "im so cool i an do a blast beat" when i learned blast beats on a single pedal just 6 months after i started learning drums, not so impressive to me.
anyway, point is, prog side of opeth gets a thumb up, metal side, not so much
#32
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yeah he really does, and i like how they play metal but got rid of the blast beat. i mean it sounds like a really challenging beat just cuz its loud and fast, and i guess some variations of it are challening, but overal the blast beat just sounds douchey to me cuz its like "im so cool i an do a blast beat" when i learned blast beats on a single pedal just 6 months after i started learning drums, not so impressive to me.
anyway, point is, prog side of opeth gets a thumb up, metal side, not so much

Yeah, cause every metal song is 100% blast beats, and everyone knows they're the most technical thing a drummmer can do...
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#33
1. Dream Theater
2. Threshold
3. Vanden Plas
4. Opeth
5. Symphony X
6. Pink Floyd
7. Porcupine Tree
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#34
1. The Mars Volta
2. The Fall of Troy
3. Hella
4. Coheed and Cambria
5. Yes
6. Pink Floyd
7. King Crimson
8. Zechs Marquise
9. Tera Melos
10. Volta Do Mar

Some of these guys are more math rock or math jazz but whatever, it's close to prog.
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#35
Dream Theater
HAKEN (uh-freaking-mazing)
Symphony X
Rush
Pink Floyd
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#36
1. Pink Floyd

2. Emerson, Lake and Palmer - they did some really amazing stuff with only 3 band members. Brain Salad Surgery is a great example. IMO they're almost tied with Floyd as one of the greatest prog rock bands of all time, only lack of longevity puts them in 2nd.

3. Genesis - the Gabriel-era stuff, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was a Wall-like masterpiece and Selling England by the Pound was an amazing symphonic prog album. The band went to shit after Phil Collins took over though.

4. King Crimson - their style shifted too much early on, but they did put out some great albums

5. Van der Graaf Generator - amazing band, but they didn't last long enough to deserve a higher spot

6. Yes

7. Camel
8. Rush
9. Dream Theater
10. Frank Zappa
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#37
Thanks for the education guys... but **** you I'm poor now.
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#38
In no particular order, just as I think of them:

1. Frank Zappa
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3. King Crimson
4. Protest the Hero
5. The Mars Volta\Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
6. RX Bandits
7. Battles
8. Closure In Moscow
9. Animals as Leaders
10. Freak Kitchen\Mattias IA Eklundh
11. Cynic
12. The Dear Hunter
13. Mr. Bungle
14. Estradasphere
15. Muse
#40
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7. Yes (I probably need to hear more of them besides just the albums with Trevor Rabin)


Seriously, do it. The stuff they did with Rabin sounded like a totally different (and far worse) band. Get Close To The Edge as soon as possible (not my favorite Yes album, that would be Tales from Topographic Oceans, but most people consider it to be their best).
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