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  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    DarkSide247;1612592 said:
    Hm, I wasn't aware of that. (I've mainly only heard stuff from 7 and Soli Deo Gloria)
    Those are great records, and Welcome to Earth is AMAZING. The next record was actually more synthpop, but I love it anyhow. the last record though, 3 years ago, was just awful.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    you rang, instantdeath?
    instantdeath999;1740809 said:
    I wish Afterstasis's "music recommendations" thread hadn't died. I could really use it right now :(

    I'm basically looking for something obscure, unorthodox, and indie. Something that I probably normally wouldn't listen to.
    that's a pretty wide range there, instantdeath... here's what immediately comes to mind, but please feel free to be more specific and i'll throw out some more names...

    carissa's wierd (the misspelling is correct), three mile pilot, thingy, low, dianogah, and xiu xiu all tend to get lumped in with indie, yet don't quite fit the mold exactly.
    obscurity is probably based on what circles you fly.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    Any recommendations for a person who likes classic Prog and would like to transition into new Prog, but not Prog Death Metal
    What is a good band to start with
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited December 2008
    Fizzeler;1741105 said:
    Any recommendations for a person who likes classic Prog and would like to transition into new Prog, but not Prog Death Metal
    What is a good band to start with
    Best modern progressive rock/metal/etc bands, imho:

    Battles
    Dol Ammad
    Kaddisfly
    Karnataka
    Magenta

    Nevermore
    Orphaned Land

    To name a few. Bolded are good for oldprog transition.
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited December 2008
    Fizzeler;1741105 said:
    Any recommendations for a person who likes classic Prog and would like to transition into new Prog, but not Prog Death Metal
    What is a good band to start with
    I think Spock's Beard is a good entry band into modern day progressive rock, followed by The Flower Kings and Anekdoten.

    I'll have to check out Gowienczyk's recommendations.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited December 2008
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    Ok I have another I am going to give Coheed And Cambria and Dream Theater a try what would be any good recommendations for both bands
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    As for your recommendations I liked Kaddisfly and Karnataka they sounded great although Battles did not sound well to me those two bands sounded great
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited December 2008
    Fizzeler;1741607 said:
    Ok I have another I am going to give Coheed And Cambria and Dream Theater a try what would be any good recommendations for both bands
    Dream Theater:
    Images and Words
    Awaken
    Octavarium

    Coheed and Cambria:
    Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
    In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

    Thanks for posting up the video samples Gowienczyk, I'm going to take a look at those a little bit later.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited December 2008
    JukeBoxHero;1741758 said:
    Dream Theater:
    Images and Words
    Awaken
    Octavarium

    Coheed and Cambria:
    Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
    In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

    Thanks for posting up the video samples Gowienczyk, I'm going to take a look at those a little bit later.
    Some of the samples were hard to find, yet some of the worst expressions of those bands I could find, sadly.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited December 2008
    Only the most evolved and eclectic can get into Battles. =)

    Also, Coheed has been pretty bad (although they have worsened with time) imho; I'd rather listen to their contemporaries, 3.

    3:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93-XcS7zjz0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DVEHbDVpeQ
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    afterstasis;1741066 said:
    you rang, instantdeath?



    that's a pretty wide range there, instantdeath... here's what immediately comes to mind, but please feel free to be more specific and i'll throw out some more names...

    carissa's wierd (the misspelling is correct), three mile pilot, thingy, low, dianogah, and xiu xiu all tend to get lumped in with indie, yet don't quite fit the mold exactly.
    obscurity is probably based on what circles you fly.
    I used the word "obscure", because I'm looking for something I probably wouldn't discover on my own.

    I'm really open to any era, but I would like to find some good newer bands. Genre's I haven't explored very much include, but aren't limited to, No-wave, Krautrock, Shoegaze, New-wave (you already gave me some recommendations that I plan to try out eventually), Jazz, preferably Free Jazz, Black metal, and Symphonic metal.

    Yeah, I'm pretty open right now. For Jazz and Black metal, I'm actually looking for the bigger, essential artists to scratch the surface.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited December 2008
    instantdeath999;1741924 said:
    I used the word "obscure", because I'm looking for something I probably wouldn't discover on my own.

    I'm really open to any era, but I would like to find some good newer bands. Genre's I haven't explored very much include, but aren't limited to, No-wave, Krautrock, Shoegaze, New-wave (you already gave me some recommendations that I plan to try out eventually), Jazz, preferably Free Jazz, Black metal, and Symphonic metal.

    Yeah, I'm pretty open right now. For Jazz and Black metal, I'm actually looking for the bigger, essential artists to scratch the surface.
    Obscure? Here's my obscure goto band, I have all their albums except their first, I think. They go from sounding like REM to Pavement to everything in between:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXyai3nEWx8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XQMXKEoGb4
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited January 2009
    I'm starting to get into 80's synthpop stuff like Depeche Mode and New Order, and I'd like to go further. Recommendations?
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Gowienczyk;1741954 said:
    Obscure? Here's my obscure goto band, I have all their albums except their first, I think. They go from sounding like REM to Pavement to everything in between:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXyai3nEWx8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XQMXKEoGb4
    I love the creative band name :)

    Also, can anyone recommend me some Doom Metal?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    instantdeath999;1741924 said:

    I'm really open to any era, but I would like to find some good newer bands. Genre's I haven't explored very much include, but aren't limited to, No-wave, Krautrock, Shoegaze, New-wave (you already gave me some recommendations that I plan to try out eventually), Jazz, preferably Free Jazz, Black metal, and Symphonic metal.

    Yeah, I'm pretty open right now. For Jazz and Black metal, I'm actually looking for the bigger, essential artists to scratch the surface.
    i already covered classic no wave in that previous post, but i'll throw in more recent ones. i'll try to throw in a variety of eras for the other genres.
    here goes...

    no wave: night wounds, be bad, duchesses, malade de souci

    krautrock: birth control, annexus quam, german oak, circle

    shoegaze: amusement parks on fire, moose, drop nineteens, all natural lemon & lime (the shoegaze thread will have these names and more)

    new wave: yeah, just check the bands i sent you before. i'll name more if you want. i'll relist them for anyone reading the thread...
    sparks, the flying lizards, XTC, split enz, the sound, prefab sprout, the boomtown rats, the teardrop explodes, OMD

    doom metal: jex thoth, the hidden hand, unearthly trance, harvey milk

    (i'll name bigger, but still not 100% totally obvious artists for the below genres... i doubt you need me to tell you to check out darkthrone or john coltrane. but if you need me to fine-tune these suggestions just let me know)

    free jazz: alice coltrane, peter broztmann, matthew shipp, last exit

    black metal: leviathan, mutiilation, bethlehem, weakling
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited January 2009
    instantdeath999;1745069 said:
    I love the creative band name :)

    Also, can anyone recommend me some Doom Metal?
    I'm hardly an expert, but:

    Goatsnake, the Obsessed, Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Burning Witch.







    Also, can someone give me some good Zombies-like 60's pop-rock bands?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    schmeankman;1746112 said:
    Also, can someone give me some good Zombies-like 60's pop-rock bands?
    love, the turtles, the left banke, kaleidoscope, os mutantes, the millenium, chocolate watch band, the association, chamaeleon church, the free design, tomorrow, and the lemon pipers.
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Alright_Computer;1744752 said:
    I'm starting to get into 80's synthpop stuff like Depeche Mode and New Order, and I'd like to go further. Recommendations?
    Heaven 17 - Recommended Songs: Penthouse and Pavement, We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thing, We Live So Fast, Let Me Go

    Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Recommended Songs: Bombers, Cars, Down in the Park, Are "Friends" Electric?, Me! I Disconnect From You

    Sparks - Recommended Songs: Mickey Mouse, Upstairs, Angst in My Pants, Cool Places, Tips for Teens, All You Ever Think About Is Sex

    Yaz - Recommended Songs: State Farm, Don't Go, Winter Kills, Situation, Midnight

    Erasure (Warning: Erasure is quite possibly the cheesiest band to ever exist outside the power metal sub-genre; you have been forewarned) - Recommended Songs: Oh L'Amour, Star, Chorus, Who Needs Love Like That, Love To Hate You

    Hope this helps! Most of these songs can be found on Youtube.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Runesmith;1746406 said:
    Heaven 17 - Recommended Songs: Penthouse and Pavement, We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thing, We Live So Fast, Let Me Go

    Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Recommended Songs: Bombers, Cars, Down in the Park, Are "Friends" Electric?, Me! I Disconnect From You

    Sparks - Recommended Songs: Mickey Mouse, Upstairs, Angst in My Pants, Cool Places, Tips for Teens, All You Ever Think About Is Sex

    Yaz - Recommended Songs: State Farm, Don't Go, Winter Kills, Situation, Midnight

    Erasure (Warning: Erasure is quite possibly the cheesiest band to ever exist outside the power metal sub-genre; you have been forewarned) - Recommended Songs: Oh L'Amour, Star, Chorus, Who Needs Love Like That, Love To Hate You

    Hope this helps! Most of these songs can be found on Youtube.
    awesome! i somehow missed AC's post (i can't express how hungover i am after last night), and those are some great picks.

    AC, also check these bands out that i recommended to instantdeath when he asked about new wave... it's not all synthpop, but i think you'll find it still tickles a similar bone...

    sparks (sound familiar?), the flying lizards, XTC, split enz, the sound, prefab sprout, the boomtown rats, the teardrop explodes, OMD
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited January 2009
    afterstasis;1746235 said:
    love, the turtles, the left banke, kaleidoscope, os mutantes, the millenium, chocolate watch band, the association, chamaeleon church, the free design, tomorrow, and the lemon pipers.
    Y thank u.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited January 2009
    Thanks to both of you. I'm not exclusively looking for synthpop, so I'll definitely check out afterstasis's recommendations as well as Runesmith's.
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Alright I went through them all.

    Battles wasn't too bad, I wouldn't mind looking more up by them.

    Dol Ammad has a solid sound but I didn't particularly like that songs as well as the others.

    Kaddisfly is along the same line of Battles.

    Karnataka was great, it's a different take on progressive rock then I am use to but it was a cool song. Magenta was awesome, both of these female fronted bands were good. I haven't heard a lot of progressive rock with female vocals really(besides Renaissance), so it's a nice change from the norm.

    Now that I think about it, I've heard of Orphaned Land, Nevermore, and Battles(from you) before hand. Nevermore was solid and Orphaned Land was decent too.

    Thanks for putting up the video samples, even if they weren't the best that you wanted.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited January 2009
    JukeBoxHero;1747125 said:
    Alright I went through them all.

    Battles wasn't too bad, I wouldn't mind looking more up by them.

    Dol Ammad has a solid sound but I didn't particularly like that songs as well as the others.

    Kaddisfly is along the same line of Battles.

    Karnataka was great, it's a different take on progressive rock then I am use to but it was a cool song. Magenta was awesome, both of these female fronted bands were good. I haven't heard a lot of progressive rock with female vocals really(besides Renaissance), so it's a nice change from the norm.

    Now that I think about it, I've heard of Orphaned Land, Nevermore, and Battles(from you) before hand. Nevermore was solid and Orphaned Land was decent too.

    Thanks for putting up the video samples, even if they weren't the best that you wanted.
    I am music library. Lolol.
  • jeccanekojeccaneko Headliner
    edited January 2009
    I'm curious about glam rock. David Bowie and now Semi-Precious Weapons got me curious about the genre. Other recommendations?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    jeccaneko;1748513 said:
    I'm curious about glam rock. David Bowie and now Semi-Precious Weapons got me curious about the genre. Other recommendations?
    sweet, t.rex, slade, wizzard, mud, gary glitter, and later shudder to think (though not really glam rock it's definitely got a similar vibe, and were one of my last hopes for quality music of that sort).
  • SevinWoohooSevinWoohoo Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Does anyone know any bands similar to Gogol Bordello?
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited January 2009
    afterstasis;1748852 said:
    sweet, t.rex, slade, wizzard, mud, gary glitter, and later shudder to think (though not really glam rock it's definitely got a similar vibe, and were one of my last hopes for quality music of that sort).
    Would Hanoi Rocks count as glam rock, too?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Runesmith;1749052 said:
    Would Hanoi Rocks count as glam rock, too?
    definitely.
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