|Bands I'd Consider Reviewing|
This is one of those bands that was truly unique. It's like if Watchtower mixed with Black Sabbath, Queensr˙che and Jethro Tull. It's quite brilliant.
This band sounds like if Queensr˙che kept to metal for the 90s with a slight Middle Eastern and flamenco sound to a few of their songs. Also, Roy Khan is in this band.
Another band that sounds like Queensryche! Don't worry though, none of these bands are a direct rip-off of any other band. Lethal definitely have a heavier edge to the melodic and concise prog metal set by Queensr˙che, so if you thought they were a bit too lightweight for your tastes, Lethal could satisfy you.
Ark has Tore Ĝstby from Conception and Jorn Lande from Masterplan. Ark basically carries on Conception's sound with more empasis on variety, especially on 'Burn the Sun'.
This is one of the rare obscure bands that have had a long career (albeit with only one consistent member). In the 80s they were one of the more sophisticated thrash metal bands and now they are one of the better modern progressive metal bands.
This band is strange for me because the two albums considered the best by the few people that have listened to them (those being 'TaoNbtS' and 'Paramout') are actually my least favourite apart from 'Steps'. My recommendation goes towards 'A Sense of Change' which sounds like a jazzy Rush, which I think is probably one of the most underrated albums on Sputnikmusic.
Technically not a band, but he might as well be, considering that he is capable of releasing an album completely on his own ('Ziltoid the Omniscient'), he might as well be called one. Chances are, you've at least heard of him, but I think that his albums would be quite interesting to review.
I find it quite funny how some of Marillion's songs have in excess of a million views on youtube yet their most well known album doesn't even have 200 votes. They may not be the most original prog rock band, but 'Misplaced Childhood' is probably a contender for the best progressive rock album of the 80s.
'Control and Resistance' is probably one of my favourite albums ever. Tech thrash at its best. However, it seems that many people strongly hate Alan Tecchio but to those people I ask this: What were you expecting? It's thrash; people like Tecchio who can actually sing are hard to come by, so I'm not bothered if he decides to sing in his high range 90% of the time.
|10||Pain of Salvation|
Quite possibly my favourite band. Like most of the other bands on this list, Pain of Salvation are progressive metal but also like most of the others, they stand out from the crowd, with their twist simply being that their prime focus as songwriters is to convey emotion instead of impressing from a techical standpoint (not that there is anything wrong with that), making some of their albums such as 'Entropia' and 'Remedy Lane' quite powerful experiences.