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The Science of Suck
Mar 17, 2009

The Science of Suck posted:

iíve never gotten very far into prog, but i heard some recent animals as leaders and i think its the drumming that is tying it together for me. a quick google says djent is what iím after? i donít like meshuggah so far.

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Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003


Djent is kind of a loaded term and covers a whole lot of kinds of music.

Specifically the name is an onomatopoeia for the palm muted low open string, it's kind of Meshuggah's entire thing so you can probably recognize it with them, and also with a lot of AAL stuff, though AAL kind of uses it as a jumping-off point for way more creative stuff.

Animals as Leaders are really one of the most technically complex bands in metal/prog IMO, and they are quite unique - there's really nobody doing exactly what they do.

Is any of this stuff up your alley at all? It's definitely more straightforward than AAL but this is the kind of stuff that would probably come up on an AAL Pandora station or something:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m5XvO0Y2-Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im3rhzOFThk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7T0TPBYGjs

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.

On the other hand I like elaborate keyboards (ELP, Tony Banks) and but donít mind more pop inclinations (Alan Parsons, ELO up to Out of the Blue?) but my knowledge ends somewhere around 1990 if anyoneís got anything more, uh, modern.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011


Maybe Haken? They're a bit more prog metal but rarely the screamy kind. Their fourth album, Affinity, has some synthpop throwback influences, especially the song "1985".

The Science of Suck
Mar 17, 2009

Snow Cone Capone posted:

Djent is kind of a loaded term and covers a whole lot of kinds of music.

Specifically the name is an onomatopoeia for the palm muted low open string, it's kind of Meshuggah's entire thing so you can probably recognize it with them, and also with a lot of AAL stuff, though AAL kind of uses it as a jumping-off point for way more creative stuff.

Animals as Leaders are really one of the most technically complex bands in metal/prog IMO, and they are quite unique - there's really nobody doing exactly what they do.

Is any of this stuff up your alley at all? It's definitely more straightforward than AAL but this is the kind of stuff that would probably come up on an AAL Pandora station or something:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m5XvO0Y2-Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im3rhzOFThk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7T0TPBYGjs

spent some time listening to each a few times, thanks for posting them

i think what i get out of animals as leaders is it might be too complex for me to fully process when i actively listen so i just get taken along on a ride without knowing where i'm going. probably why i like noise stuff too, that brain feel of being enveloped by the unknown

1. i liked it a little at first but it was tough to fully engage with on subsequent listens because i got bored with it
2. the guitar is good and i might seek out more by whoever that is, song is boring overall though from the first listen
3. this is easily the best one you posted for me, the white guitar especially so i looked up tim henson and wow! i'm very disappointed in the world for hiding polyphia from me

Issaries
Sep 15, 2008

"Negotiations were going well. They were very impressed by my hat." -Issaries the Concilliator"
Bit late to the party, but newest The Gathering album Beautiful Distortion is pretty great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBZY7bFYlWY
I know it more of a Prog adjacent band than strickly prog.

Rust Martialis
May 8, 2007

Sarcastic Bastard
Pillbug
Just off Facebook. Jesse Gress, guitarist with Todd Rundgren and Tony Levin Band, has passed at the age of 67.

This is the only music thread I post in, and I met him via Tony, so here's the news. He was a very, very nice guy. Always hoped Tony would get the band out again - Jesse on guitar, Jerry Marotta on drums, TL on bass and either Pete Levin or Larry Fast on keys.

Sad.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011


It's Dark Side's fiftieth birthday today. Got the turntable running into a preamp and then into some good ol' K240s. Real good poo poo.

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014

Kazinsal posted:

It's Dark Side's fiftieth birthday today. Got the turntable running into a preamp and then into some good ol' K240s. Real good poo poo.

I might throw on my Immersion copy. Not listened to it in quad in a while.

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012


Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.



Wedge Regret
Rush has the 40th anniversary version of Signals on pre-order as of today. Doesnít come with any extra live stuff like the last few of their 40th anniversary albums did, sadly. Still gonna get it cause Iím a dork and thatís my favorite albums of theirs.

Nightmare Cinema
Apr 4, 2020

No.
The one thing I'll say about the 40th ann. editions for previous Rush stuff is that it's the closest the digital versions have gotten to sounding like the OG vinyl.

deadwing
Mar 5, 2007

new Haken is maybe their best yet, really incredible stuff.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011


Despite already owning both original and a reissue vinyl LPs of Signals I am considering the 40th anniversary edition simply because it's my favourite Rush album.

I will forever be grateful that I got to see them playing Losing It live. I actually cried during that song at R40 in Vancouver. One of the most moving things I've ever seen in my life.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002

Kazinsal posted:

Despite already owning both original and a reissue vinyl LPs of Signals I am considering the 40th anniversary edition simply because it's my favourite Rush album.

I will forever be grateful that I got to see them playing Losing It live. I actually cried during that song at R40 in Vancouver. One of the most moving things I've ever seen in my life.

I remember fondly the snakes and arrows tour where they played Digital Man. I just looked it up and it was an amazing 5 song opener. Limelight, Digital Man, Ghost of a Chance, Mission, Freewill.

Noise Machine
Dec 3, 2005

Today is a good day to save.

Happy 20th anniversary (a day late) to The Power To Believe

JAMOOOL
Oct 18, 2004

:qq: I LOVE TWO AND HALF MEN!! YOU 20 SOMETHINGS ARE JUST TOO CYNICAL TO UNDERSTAND IT!!:qq:
yeesh there's one that makes me feel old, I remember buying that in high school the week it was released. was stunned how modern it sounded for a "bunch of old guys"...in retrospect Fripp and Belew were only in their 50s, the other two in their 40s! that's not old at all!! right??

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002

JAMOOOL posted:

yeesh there's one that makes me feel old, I remember buying that in high school the week it was released. was stunned how modern it sounded for a "bunch of old guys"...in retrospect Fripp and Belew were only in their 50s, the other two in their 40s! that's not old at all!! right??

I loved that incarnation of the band so much. I bet I saw them 5 or 6 times. It was probably that power to believe tour where they had Living Color open for them. Incredible show. They were playing more rock clubs than theaters. So good.

Seventh Arrow
Jan 26, 2005

Something that I just remembered is that Rick Emmet did an all-Canuck thing for a guitar magazine, a piece featuring Alex Lifeson, Ed Bickert, and Liona Boyd. Enjoy it in all its late-80s glory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luazBVOYa9c

Nightmare Cinema
Apr 4, 2020

No.
Fauna is divine.

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Sway Grunt
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.
Just postin' this for a second, suddenly remembered how much I love this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDts-bEAmjI

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