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Bunch of albums which aren't well recognized within this genre that should be.
The Beauty Of Contrast
Band proclaims to be a mix of Dredg, Muse and Tool. It's spot on with that, too Check them out yourself: http://www.myspace.com/sinewmusic
Nearly all prog-rock wants to be Tool. These guys are the closest I've seen, bar the unique singer. Stay away if you hate clones, pick it up if you don't mind them.
After The Rain
These guys are more kinda Dredg-like. They have their own style and don't really copy anyone directly. http://www.myspace.com/sansseraph
Seems to copy the APC sound directly. Again, if you hate clones you should stay away. http://www.myspace.com/thecire
A Final Storm
Band is popular enough, but their latest album seems to have been ignored. Cult Of Luna with clean vocals, In the same kinda tone as Karnivool's "Simple Boy". http://www.myspace.com/khoma
Most people know of these guys by now on here, But there are some who don't. I suggest listening to them to hear the singers vocal range, if anything. http://www.myspace.com/rishloo
I'll throw in a new album here too. STEVEN WILSON LOVES THIS GUY. Just thought I'd say that because that is how he used to market himself. Good acoustic proggy alt-rock. http://www.myspace.com/demiansmusic
|8|| ||The Mayan Factor|
In Lake' Ch
You might of heard these guys, you may have not. More progressive acoustic stuff. Singer reminds me of Fred Durst sometimes. http://www.myspace.com/themayanfactor
The Two Windows
Higher pitched vocals are the main key here. Standard alt-rock, but if you like the vocals from those types of bands, check these guys out. (drummer is from Dead Letter Circus) http://www.myspace.com/melodyssey
|10||Day One Symphony|
Really easy to pick up and play. Listen to the song Comabath. http://www.myspace.com/dayonesymphony
|Thought I'd do something different from my standard "post" stuff.|
|Only know 6 and 7 but love both. I just reviewed 7 yesterday also so check that out if any of you haven't.|
|Ahhhh, I will give these bands a thorough checkout. |
|sweet list man. I have heard a few of these.. don't mind a Tool clone|
|I never got around to checking Karnivool out besides like one song.|
|Karnivool aren't that bad. But yeah, I made this list for underground stuff that people won't really know.|
I highly recommend Sinew. I don't know how they haven't made any impact. Maybe they need some better marketing.
|I know of #6, of course (they're not obscure here on Sputnik), and I only know of #8 because of AnotherBrick (they're his second-favorite band).|
|5, 6, 7, and 8 were bands to get everyones attention in a way. But I didn't want to put in the standard Tool/Dredg/Fair To Midland/Karnivool/The Butterfly Effect etc etc.|
Sinew and Prisma were my main reason in making this list. They should feed the average prog-rock fans hunger.
Just get Sinew, if anything.
|shit dude, sinew sounds really good. vocally sounds like the lead singer of Flaw.. can't hear much Tool, but yeah.. thanks heaps for the rec.. is the new demians worth checking out??|
|yeah, sure is dude. not much different to his first overall.|
|The new Demians is definitely worth a listen, but it may take a few for it to grow.|
|Gooood stuff, I've heard of only a few of these and will listen to the rest for sure.|
Allow me to rec:
The Panic Division - Versus
The Panic Division - Sleepwalker
Dark, DLC-esque awesomeness with a bit of an 80's Cure-ish influence as well. Worth a look, they're massively underrated.
|Thanks man, I'll check them out.|
Suns Of The Tundra should also be on this list too. Justin from Tool used to be their bassist and they're a more Kyuss-like version of Tool I guess.
|sweet dude. lots of stuff i want to check out|
|The Panic Division are decent. Definitely have some 80's vibe goin'.|