31 Aug 2011, 16:41 by YesIshikawa
27 Nov 2010, 17:44 by florianblaschkeMeant as an indication of my current taste (not that it has changed a real lot in the past few years, compare my profile on Pandora). These are all albums that I really, honestly enjoy without having to force myself or anything. I tried to limit the list to a single album per artist, but indicated cases where I found it really hard to decide.
Note that in most cases, I'm not familiar with the artist's entire back catalogue, so I'm probably missing out on a lot of great albums that I'd agree are better than the ones I'm listing here, so I'm far from claiming that those are the artist's best work overall in every case, but I'm confident that every album is a decent representation of the artist's work. Also note that I've left out a few albums that are still too new for me in my opinion to judge whether they belong into a list of all-time favourites. This is part of the reason why this list is slightly biased towards older albums, but not the only reason, as I do find myself preferring the early work of established acts in many cases. …
20 Mar 2010, 00:00 by Braymz
17 Dec 2008, 01:23 by maidenhellProgressive Radio
History of Progressive Metal
This is perhaps the most confusing of the sub-genres as it encompasses so many different styles...Progressive metal (sometimes shortened to prog metal) is a fusion genre; a mixture of progressive rock and heavy metal. Progressive metal blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. Some progressive metal bands are also influenced by jazz fusion and classical music. Like progressive rock songs, progressive metal songs are usually much longer than standard metal songs, and they are often thematically linked in concept albums. As a result, progressive metal is rarely heard on mainstream radio and video programs.
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5 Apr 2007, 16:23 by kidofthecentury
5 Feb 2006, 12:47 by AndreasGI just discovered the swedish progressive metal band Andromeda, so far I only listened to their debut album Extension Of The Wish. Highly recommended for every fan of progressive metal, particularly if you like bands like Dream Theater!
More info on this band:
Be careful, though: There are two other bands sharing the same name!
So far there are 3 albums out:
- Extension Of The Wish (2001)
- II=I (2003)
- Chimera (2006)
There are two versions of their debut album Extension Of The Wish: The instrumental recordings are exactly the same, but the vocals were performed by different singers.
16 Dec 2005, 13:00 by yulinAprès plusieurs mois d'écoute, Andromeda a finalement dépassé Dream Theater dans la liste de mes artistes préférés (pas encore sur last.fm à cause du faible nombre de leurs albums).
Je trouve leurs deux albums vraiment formidables, avec une petite préférence pour le second (II=I, Two is One) qui est tout de même moins "délirant" que Extension Of The Wish avec l'excellent instrumental Chameleon Carneval.
A noter qu'Andromeda a, en quelque sorte, son propre "A Change Of Seasons" (titre mythique de Dream Theater = 23 minutes) si l'on considère que les 3 derniers titres de "II=I" sont un seul et unique morceau de 23 minutes, puisqu'on y retrouve plusieurs thèmes répétés (chant et instrumental).
Une fort belle réussite, dans un style encore plus technique que Dream Theater. Une chose importante : leur nouvel album sort le 21 janvier (au Japon), j'ai hate ! J'espère également les voir en concert bientôt.