I've been combing the thread and prog archives for good prog metal recommendations, but I haven't really been able to find anything that caught my ear and I thought I'd fish for some suggestions.
Lately I've been listening to Ayreon, Avantasia, Cynic, Symphony X, lots of Andromeda, Pain of Salvation, and Vanden Plas.
Surprisingly I wasn't into Guilt Machine, and I love Ayreon, so that was a huge let down.
Edit: I like the softer side of prog too in the vein of Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Marillion and the like, but I find if I don't specify 'prog metal' I get music that is a little old school for my tastes.
Machinae fucked around with this message at Jun 30, 2010 around 03:19
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Since you mentioned Guilt Machine, I assume you're aware that Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) has a bunch of side-projects that you might like.
I figured I'd leave out the huge cliches like Mastodon, Dream Theater and Opeth. I never "got" Devin Townsend, and I listened to Katatonia years ago and again just recently and I don't love it.
Checking out Tiamat and Aeon Spoke though.
edit: The Tiamat I found seemed pretty monotonous to me, but I'm liking Aeon Spoke (though not so prog or metal). I am too picky.
Machinae fucked around with this message at Jun 30, 2010 around 05:21
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