Prog anyone?

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Prog anyone?

Postby udiwudi » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:17 pm

Hello all.
First bloodstock for me (been to several prog festivals...). I know about a dozen of the bands fairly well (among them Blind Guardian, Kreator, Amon Amarth, Megadeath, Ghost etc), but I must admit that many names are new to me. The question I pose to you all is - which of the up and coming bands would you recommend to a prog fan? And yes, I know this is a metal festival so don't stone me just yet... Anyway, back to the question - this would obviously include any progmetal bands, but not exclusively - also bands that use odd time signatures, have multi part pieces, use wider instrumentation, use unorthodox chord sequences or conversely flat out atonal riffs, have avant-garde tendencies etc. You get the drift...
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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby Blake_Porter » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:18 pm

No. Prog can stay to fuck.
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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby Jay1993 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:22 pm

Try Ramage Inc. and Raze the Void :)

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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby Black Wizard » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Opeth and Symphony X have been on the bill recently to be fair, but the Prog crowd are served by Ramblin Man Fair in Kent.

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Postby i0th » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:30 pm

Yeah Rampage Inc, also try Prognosis, Twisted Illusion, Solar Sons. Additionally of you don't know Hell see them, lot of time changes going on.
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Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:33 pm

“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. But I like heavy metal more. I always want it loud.” - Jürgen Klopp

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Postby slayerslays » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:21 pm

(Edgar Broughton still going ...Out Demons Out.....)
Ramage Inc imho for prog metal...

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Postby Slev » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:27 pm

I love my prog!
2015 was an excellent year for prog bands. I can only hope this year is as good.

i tend to just trawl every stage looking for good acts.
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Postby Haldamir319 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:40 pm

Malum Sky are also prog metal.

If you like post-metal that resides toward the heavier end of the spectrum, then Hundred Year Old Man, Ba'al, and zhOra might float your boat (all on the New Blood stage on Saturday).
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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby udiwudi » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:43 pm

Thank you for all your help.
I particularly liked Haldamir319's recommendations - zhOra and Hundred Year Old Man with their long, multidynamic, moody complex pieces (similar to some extent to Silver Mount Zion but exceedingly heavy - which is what I was looking for...). Looking forward to seeing them all on Saturday. Thanks again.

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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby bloodblind » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:42 pm

udiwudi wrote:Thank you for all your help.
I particularly liked Haldamir319's recommendations - zhOra and Hundred Year Old Man with their long, multidynamic, moody complex pieces (similar to some extent to Silver Mount Zion but exceedingly heavy - which is what I was looking for...). Looking forward to seeing them all on Saturday. Thanks again.


Great choices. I plan to watch them too. I can recommend Ramage Inc on Thursday too, Soilwork are a must and I suspect you might also enjoy Fallujah and Winterfyleth on Saturday. Bossk maybe, Seasons End, definitely Wintersun .. From your taste I can gather I think these bands will appeal to you. I'm well into my prog too

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Postby Haldamir319 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:25 pm

udiwudi wrote:Thank you for all your help.
I particularly liked Haldamir319's recommendations - zhOra and Hundred Year Old Man with their long, multidynamic, moody complex pieces (similar to some extent to Silver Mount Zion but exceedingly heavy - which is what I was looking for...). Looking forward to seeing them all on Saturday. Thanks again.


No probs. If you enjoyed those two, then I recommend Ba'al even moreso. I know they don't much online (debut EP recording got delayed and will be finished just after BOA), but I can say they have yet to disappoint me live.
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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby Skippy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:30 pm

Twisted Illusion and Sentience (a bit on the djentier end though) might be up your street as well. And how noone has mentioned Bossk yet is beyond me.

The festival needs to book more bigger prog bands, they'd make a change from all the generic thrash shit we seem to get instead.
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Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:44 pm

Blake_Porter wrote:No. Prog can stay to fuck.


This.

It's alright having a few smaller bands on the unsigned stage, but if you start booking big names then it's just a waste of a slot that could have a Heavy Metal band in it.

Plenty of festivals already catering for that sort of thing.
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Re: Prog anyone?

Postby bloodblind » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:54 pm

Well Dream Theater and Queensryche would be great special guests