#1
For the last 4-5 years I've been a lot into prog-metal bands, but now I'm kind of looking for some other bands that I may like, just to expand my prog-metal knowledge a little bit ;D

Something like Dream Theater or Tool..
Don't tell me to listen to the late 60s and early 70s prog-rock, like Yes, Genesis, Camel, King Crimson, ELP and Jethro Tull because these are the bands I grew up on actually (thanks to my father).
Peace, and thanks in advance!
#4
Pain Of Salvation
Cynic
Aghora
Deadsoul Tribe
The Aurora Project
Riverside
Demians
Indukti
Shadow Gallery
Divinity Destroyed
Mizraab
Oceansize
Spock's Beard
Thessera
3

Any of these bands, and you can't go wrong. ESPECIALLY Pain Of Salvation.
Q: Favourite Pink Floyd song?
A: The one where they get wicked high and play Emin and A for an hour.
#5
Quote by vannaXcurses
idk about prog metal, go listen to the human abstract

I forgot these guys.

Definitely go check them out too.
Q: Favourite Pink Floyd song?
A: The one where they get wicked high and play Emin and A for an hour.
#6
Quote by NICKtothecore.
Try Coheed and Cambria if you haven't given that a shot already.

I wouldn't really call them prog-metal. Good, yes. But not really prog-metal
Q: Favourite Pink Floyd song?
A: The one where they get wicked high and play Emin and A for an hour.
#11
Symphony X
Into Eternity
Quote by Beakwithteeth
What a coincidence one time I ****ed your cousin in the eye.
#12
Queensryche and Fates Warning. The two best early prog-metal bands. Very underrated.
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EX1
Laney VC50
Roland Cube 30X
Boss MD-2

Ibanez GSR200

Official Newbie Of The 'Australia FTW!' Club PM Alter-Bridge Or The_Random_Hero To Join. Australians only.
#13
Quote by travislausch
I wouldn't really call them prog-metal. Good, yes. But not really prog-metal


Go listen to good apollo, I'm burning star IV: II. Then tell me they ain't prog-metal. With the accption of maybe 4 songs it's very metal at times.
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
#14
Dream Theater

EDIT: didn't read the whole first post XD

Becomnig The Archetype is prog/death if you want
#15
Check out some of death later stuff like Indivudal Thought Patterns and albums after... Very progressive. Fates Warning is another good band. Symphony X is probably my personal favorite prog metal band. Opeth is a good band seen live. Plant X is a pretty good band. Nevermore another good band thought their singer isn't that good. Lastly the Fall of Troy is a really good prog band. Wouldn't really call them prog metal, but their very unique
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
#16
Quote by Tapping_Ninja
Check out some of death later stuff like Indivudal Thought Patterns and albums after... Very progressive. Fates Warning is another good band. Symphony X is probably my personal favorite prog metal band. Opeth is a good band seen live. Plant X is a pretty good band. Nevermore another good band thought their singer isn't that good. Lastly the Fall of Troy is a really good prog band. Wouldn't really call them prog metal, but their very unique

You've got to be freaking kidding me, right?
New To Town With A Made Up Name

In The Angel's City

Chasing Fortune And Fame
09/03/2012
#17
I agree, Warrel is my favorite part of Nevermore.
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#18
Behold... The Arctopus (might be a bit to hectic)
Spastic Ink (hectic, not as incoherent as B... TA though.)
Sleep Terror (Switches from tech-death to jazz at random times)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (very weird, eerie band)
Aghora
Agalloch (very atmospheric folk/prog/doom metal... One of the greatest bands I've ever heard)
Arcturus
Atheist (tech death, kinda proggy at times)
Ayreon (cluster**** of genres, with lots of guest musicians on every album)
Blotted Science (Same guitarist as Spastic Ink)
Between the Buried and Me (more metalcore infleunced)
Cynic (very spacey, atmospheric prog)
Devin Townsend
Edge of Sanity (Get Crimson II, now)
Ephel Duath (Avant-garde, lots of jazz influence...)
The Fall of Troy (kinda post-hardcore)
Gordian Knot
Gorod (tech death with jazz influence)
Meshuggah (crazy rhythms, can get boring at times though)
Ne Obliviscaris (black/prog metal with violins, cleans and growls, epic)
Nevermore (Prog metal. Get This Godless Endeavor, now.)
Opeth (a must listen)
Porcupine Tree (must listen)
Protest the Hero (kinda post-hardcore influenced)
Riverside (straight-up prog rock, similar to Porcupine Tree)
Spiral Architect (kinda hectic, not as hectic as Spastic Ink or BTA though. Actually have noticeable song structures. )
Symphony X (neo-classically-influenced prog metal)
Textures (like Meshuggah, but more melodic)
Thrice (not even that proggy, but still have experimental stuff in their music.)
Tyr (folk/prog)
uneXpect (avant-garde metal)
Wintersun (folk/prog/melodic metal)
The Black Mages
Andromeda
Anubis Gate
Pain of Salvation (Get The Perfect Element pt. I, now)
#20
Also check out

Sun Caged (Good mix of DT styles prog metal, with a dose of early Rush, and some heavier metal such as Meshuggah)
Winds (Has similarities to Symphony X, but a bit more over the top in terms of instrumentation.)
Age of Nemesis (Good prog metal, on the simpler end, but still nice.)
TesseracT (More complex than Mesuggah, more melodious than Textures.)
Anathema (Classy prog/gothic metal)
Communic (Very, very obvious Nevermore influence, and a bit too plodding, but still a fiarly good listen.)
Green Carnation (proggy doom metal, with great, long songs. A bit more hard rock these days.)
Mindflow (Probably the best new prog metal band that I have heard recently, is really mixture of all things going on in prog recently.)
Orphaned Land (Middle Eastern folk mixed with epic DT esque instrumentation, with fantastically hookey melodies.)
Presto Ballet (more prog rock than metal, but it does get nice and heavy at times.)
#21
Pagans Mind (you have to check this band out insane)
Masterplan ( more melodic metal with prog elements)
The most talented man on earth...
#22
Quote by RedDeath9
Behold... The Arctopus (might be a bit to hectic)
Spastic Ink (hectic, not as incoherent as B... TA though.)
Sleep Terror (Switches from tech-death to jazz at random times)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (very weird, eerie band)
Aghora
Agalloch (very atmospheric folk/prog/doom metal... One of the greatest bands I've ever heard)
Arcturus
Atheist (tech death, kinda proggy at times)
Ayreon (cluster**** of genres, with lots of guest musicians on every album)
Blotted Science (Same guitarist as Spastic Ink)
Between the Buried and Me (more metalcore infleunced)
Cynic (very spacey, atmospheric prog)
Devin Townsend
Edge of Sanity (Get Crimson II, now)
Ephel Duath (Avant-garde, lots of jazz influence...)
The Fall of Troy (kinda post-hardcore)
Gordian Knot
Gorod (tech death with jazz influence)
Meshuggah (crazy rhythms, can get boring at times though)
Ne Obliviscaris (black/prog metal with violins, cleans and growls, epic)
Nevermore (Prog metal. Get This Godless Endeavor, now.)
Opeth (a must listen)
Porcupine Tree (must listen)
Protest the Hero (kinda post-hardcore influenced)
Riverside (straight-up prog rock, similar to Porcupine Tree)
Spiral Architect (kinda hectic, not as hectic as Spastic Ink or BTA though. Actually have noticeable song structures. )
Symphony X (neo-classically-influenced prog metal)
Textures (like Meshuggah, but more melodic)
Thrice (not even that proggy, but still have experimental stuff in their music.)
Tyr (folk/prog)
uneXpect (avant-garde metal)
Wintersun (folk/prog/melodic metal)
The Black Mages
Andromeda
Anubis Gate
Pain of Salvation (Get The Perfect Element pt. I, now)

I think you have the best taste in music on this whole forum. I wouldn't be surprised if our media playlists were exactly the same
Q: Favourite Pink Floyd song?
A: The one where they get wicked high and play Emin and A for an hour.
#23
Quote by RedDeath9
Behold... The Arctopus (might be a bit to hectic)
Spastic Ink (hectic, not as incoherent as B... TA though.)
Sleep Terror (Switches from tech-death to jazz at random times)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (very weird, eerie band)
Aghora
Agalloch (very atmospheric folk/prog/doom metal... One of the greatest bands I've ever heard)
Arcturus
Atheist (tech death, kinda proggy at times)
Ayreon (cluster**** of genres, with lots of guest musicians on every album)
Blotted Science (Same guitarist as Spastic Ink)
Between the Buried and Me (more metalcore infleunced)
Cynic (very spacey, atmospheric prog)
Devin Townsend
Edge of Sanity (Get Crimson II, now)
Ephel Duath (Avant-garde, lots of jazz influence...)
The Fall of Troy (kinda post-hardcore)
Gordian Knot
Gorod (tech death with jazz influence)
Meshuggah (crazy rhythms, can get boring at times though)
Ne Obliviscaris (black/prog metal with violins, cleans and growls, epic)
Nevermore (Prog metal. Get This Godless Endeavor, now.)
Opeth (a must listen)
Porcupine Tree (must listen)
Protest the Hero (kinda post-hardcore influenced)
Riverside (straight-up prog rock, similar to Porcupine Tree)
Spiral Architect (kinda hectic, not as hectic as Spastic Ink or BTA though. Actually have noticeable song structures. )
Symphony X (neo-classically-influenced prog metal)
Textures (like Meshuggah, but more melodic)
Thrice (not even that proggy, but still have experimental stuff in their music.)
Tyr (folk/prog)
uneXpect (avant-garde metal)
Wintersun (folk/prog/melodic metal)
The Black Mages
Andromeda
Anubis Gate
Pain of Salvation (Get The Perfect Element pt. I, now)


QFT.

My personal fave atm is Meshuggah.

ED: lol at double quoteage.
#24
Spastic Ink, Blotted Science, and the Liquid Tension Experiment are kinda the big 3 instrumental prog/jazz-fusion metal guys.

Cynic and Atheist use complex time signatures, riffing, and have a very layered sound.

Nevermore and Dream Theater are really thrashy prog.

Pain of Salvation is pretty King Crimson/Pink Floyd sounding.

And errr, try checking out mastodon and Akercocke (I don't really think they're that prog sounding, though), and maybe some technical death metal. Oh, and Yes is sweet (got fragile on vinyl yesterday), don't know much metal bands that sound like them or Rush, though.
#25
Quote by Alter-Bridge
You've got to be freaking kidding me, right?


I don't like him... and he's weird looking... I mean don't get me wrong he's a good singer I just don't like him...
When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
#26
i think the band i was thinking of for you was called division by zero, a bit heavier than tool and dream theater though. i like a band called 3 as well, just heard them today actually.
#28
Psychotic Waltz

...my favourite prog metal band - maybe my favourite band of any genre.
Essential stuff!
#29
MUST LISTEN TO:
Spastic Ink (tech metal /w jazz fusion influences)
Zero Hour (very tech. metal with heavy riffing)
Pain of Salvation (greatest ever)
GORDIAN KNOT!!! (Greatest ever (4reelzz) sounds like instrumental Cynic, really a good listen, jazz fusion influences)
ISILDURS BANE!!!! ((GREATEST EEVVAVAARRR)symphonic prog /w jazz fusion influences, sounds like many things, sometimes Genesis and Yes)

and that's all i can think of right now
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
the jonas brothers are sooo
█▄█ █▀█ ▀█▀
█▀█ █▄█ ♥█
☆┌─┐ ─┐☆
 │▒│ /▒/
 │▒│/▒/
 │▒ /▒/─┬─┐
 │▒│▒|▒│▒│
┌┴─┴─┐-┘─┘
│▒┌──┘▒▒▒│
└┐▒▒▒▒▒▒┌┘
 └┐▒▒▒▒┌┘ PEACE! LOVE! JONAS!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
#30
Quote by Nashag
Porcupine Tree.


Not really metal, but an amazing band nonetheless.

Steven is a genius.
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#32
Quote by sgreenhalgh
What about Circus Maximus... if anyone hasn't already mentioned them.


Great band! Especially their latest album "Isolate". I really like the song "Arrival of love".

Some other great bands,
Pagan's Mind
Vanishing Point
Threshold
Vanden Plas
Angra

Of course, there are countless more. I just listed a few of my favorites.