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RiffRaff

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As the resident filthy music slut I'm always on the lookout for something new to listen to or to be reminded to go back and listen to a great record.
I generally prefer heavier music and more proggy, experimental stuff, but am very open to any genre (except that pandering, twangy country music).
 
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Kerrik52

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The soundtracks of the original 3 Spyro games are heavily prog rock inspired, so give this a listen:


As far as proper prog rock goes, all I can think of is ASIA:


And Electric Light Orchestra:

 

RiffRaff

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The soundtracks of the original 3 Spyro games are heavily prog rock inspired, so give this a listen:


As far as proper prog rock goes, all I can think of is ASIA:


And Electric Light Orchestra:

Asia and ELO are terrific!!! Never played any Spyro games and now I'm really curious!
 

Kerrik52

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The drummer of The Police (Stewart Copeland) is the composer. Spyro is the only gaming stuff he ever did. Said he wanted to quite while on top. He even came back to make the title theme for Reignited.


So while I'm at it, listen to The Police a bit:

 
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RiffRaff

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The drummer of The Police (Stewart Copeland) is the composer. Spyro is the only gaming stuff he ever did. Said he wanted to quite while on top. He even came back to make the title theme for Reignited.


So while I'm at it, listen to The Police a bit:

That's awesome!!! I don't care much for The Police mainly because Stings voice grates on me, but Stewart Copeland is an amazing drummer!
Next time I find the trilogy on sale gonna give it a buy!
 

Kerrik52

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That's awesome!!! I don't care much for The Police mainly because Stings voice grates on me, but Stewart Copeland is an amazing drummer!
Next time I find the trilogy on sale gonna give it a buy!
Just make sure to get the PC version. The console versions are rough.

Also, fun fact, I always thought this ELO song sounded like a Spyro song:


I couldn't tell you which song, but Spyro probably influenced my appreciaten for prog rock.
 

RiffRaff

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Just make sure to get the PC version. The console versions are rough.

Also, fun fact, I always thought this ELO song sounded like a Spyro song:


I couldn't tell you which song, but Spyro probably influenced my appreciaten for prog rock.
I don't think my laptop can run the game well (Ryzen 3 w/ integrated graphics and 6gb usable RAM) so console is my only choice here :(
 

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I'm fucking stupid and am just learning this past week that Tommy Karevik from Kamelot had a previous prog metal band, and he still fronts it as well, called Seventh Wonder. And I love them now. Tommy has a fantastic voice, even if I do still vastly prefer Roy Khan, but what can you do. BUT, having seen Kamelot live with Tommy, I'll say this. He's a DAMNED good frontman. He was very engaging with the crowd, very energetic, friendly and just made that concert really stand out as something special to me.

So yeah, I'm slow, and you probably already know Seventh Wonder, but if you don't, I recommend them.
 
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RiffRaff

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I'm fucking stupid and am just learning this past week that Tommy Karevik from Kamelot had a previous prog metal band, and he still fronts it as well, called Seventh Wonder. And I love them now. Tommy has a fantastic voice, even if I do still vastly prefer Roy Khan, but what can you do. BUT, having seen Kamelot live with Tommy, I'll say this. He's a DAMNED good frontman. He was very engaging with the crowd, very energetic, friendly and just made that concert really stand out as something special to me.

So yeah, I'm slow, and you probably already know Seventh Wonder, but if you don't, I recommend them.
I've actually never heard that and I dig that song you posted. Cheesy as Kamelot but with a bit more punch!
 

Nekro

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Me and That Man. It's Nergal from Behemoth's country band.

Here's a track with Ihsahn.



And one with Niklas Kvarforth from Shining.

 
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Nekro

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Dr. Colossus. It's doom metal, but with Simpsons lyrics.

Here's a track about Rod and Todd Flanders trying to cope with loss.

 
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Nekro

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Kardashev. It's like, shoegaze meets progressive deathcore. Their latest EP is probably their best. They do have other releases, but they've definitely matured their sound a heck of a lot here. Which is to say, it's heavier on the shoegaze. Their previous EP was also pretty shoegaze-y, but this is more so. I like shoegaze quite a bit, dammit!

 
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RiffRaff

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Kardashev. It's like, shoegaze meets progressive deathcore. Their latest EP is probably their best. They do have other releases, but they've definitely matured their sound a heck of a lot here. Which is to say, it's heavier on the shoegaze. Their previous EP was also pretty shoegaze-y, but this is more so. I like shoegaze quite a bit, dammit!

This is really good!
 

Nekro

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This is really good!
Their other most recent EP, The Almanac, is also really good. They're definitely far more interesting now that they've incorporated those more shoegaze-y elements into their deathcore.