#1
The best way I can explain the avant garde genre is is a mixture of more than 4 genres. The bands in the genre are usually very "crazy." But many people like it, like myself. Just talk about avant garde here, and recommend some bands. The only avant garde band I really got into was Unexpect.
Just recommend any avant garde metal bands and talk about them
#2
Extra Life - Math Rock with EXTREME Renaissance influence.
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#3
Try one of Arcturus many styles:
Aspera Hiems Symphonia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXHng1Vz3II

La Masquerade Infernale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTQmWHGNGZM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1opjmuiHWw

The Sham Mirrors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBzVeWgyrDw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXD24JDpGGQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73ljh9FsgMM

Sideshow Symphonies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOsBl1b7JeA

If you like Avant Garde, you should like all of them, apart from perhaps the last one, because that album was pretty crap imo.


Also, Portal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emrBZZtGFgI

Mirrorthrone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1mkVeYZr18

Thy Catafalque
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgor8YcDBVo

Ulver
another project of Garm's, the vocalist for all but Arcturus final album, you'll have to look through a lot of this band because it is literally an endless discography of Avant Garde awesomeness.

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#4
Buckethead could be considered Avante Garde'.

That is, of course, if you listen to everything that isn't "Jordan" or "Soothsayer".
His music is very much made up of multiple genres and include odd tracks not able to be pin-pointed into any existent category of music.
#5
Kekal's later albums are considered avant-garde

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Acidity
Audible Minority
Habit of Fire
#8
I second Nurse With Wound.

Also, check out Kayo Dot and maudlin of the Well. Two very avant-garde bands, the latter being more metal oriented.
#10
Hell, if you wanted to call a mixture of 4 genre's "Avant Garde" I could very well call George Gershwin Avant Garde.

That being said, this is incredibly wierd shit:
Berio - Visage per nastro magnetico e voce
#11
Sun Ra!
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#12
Wouldnt Iwrestledabearonce Come under Avant Garde?

It Did say on wikipedia but you never know with that lol.