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Progressive is not dead
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:56:51 PM »
Kinda weird how this particular style has crossed over so many different genres over the years while still kinda being considered a genre in and of itself. A few examples of how it crosses genres. Still basically all the in the "rock" category, although the early classic rock pioneers of it tended to delve into lighter textures than most of the bands that carry the torch today are willing to do.

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNsFVoLzNsc

Genesis - Squonk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzL-up4ZKgI

Yes - Heart of the Sunrise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzCW1PBhI9Q

Jethro Tull - Aqualung

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1xY7Heaqg8

Rush - Freewill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnxkfLe4G74

Death - Nothing Is Everything

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwAfaG3Y7aI

Tool - 46 and 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm38Ojh61lY

Mastodon - Thickening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mdEuysyo8E
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Re: Progressive is not dead
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 05:18:37 PM »
You forgot the main one:  Dream Theater.

They've always been damn good, with world-class musicians that actually know what the fuck they're doing.  Highly intellectual music.  The chord changes they explore borders on atonality, and only the pure true music lovers eat this shit up.  :)  The piano player is a devout lover of classical music.  The motherfucker sounds like Liszt with some of his chops.  The guitar player also excellent.

Their newest one's pretty good: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oasnbzEMV08&feature=artist

Really excellent stuff.
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Re: Progressive is not dead
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 11:43:23 AM »
Pretty new band coming out of Sweden I believe. A little freakish in appearance, reminds me of King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, but musically sound a lot more like some old Blue Oyster Cult or Black Sabbath or really early Mercyful Fate. So far, they seem to be gaining a pretty nice little following, but I'm not sure they'll ever make it through underground status with their gaudy makeup and costumes they use for live shows. Also, lyrics are VERY occult themed just like Mercyful Fate. All-in-all, they're damn near a Mercyful Fate tribute band without actually playing any Mercyful Fate tunes.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 01:47:09 PM »
Satcha... sacka... fuck it, copy and paste.

Satchitananda - A Thought Away (1978) (Full Album)

Never heard of this band/group before today. YouTube was finally useful for something. Very keyboard heavy, but certainly a great portrait of everything prog in the 70's was supposed to be.

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