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I've already checked out OLD, Arcturus, Kayo Dot, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Septicflesh, SGM would probably be my favorite although that's only really in principle since they're too mild most of the time. I might try Candiria.

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Thanks! Good call on Serdce' date=' their latest was great.[/quote'] You're welcome! If you want more recommendations, it takes but a word :) A lot of avant-garde bands I know rely heavily on industrial/gothic influences. I excluded those because I'm not sure what you would think of them, but there are plenty of bands with an entirely different sound of which I'm sure I can find some stuff to post as well.

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You're welcome! If you want more recommendations, it takes but a word :) A lot of avant-garde bands I know rely heavily on industrial/gothic influences. I excluded those because I'm not sure what you would think of them, but there are plenty of bands with an entirely different sound of which I'm sure I can find some stuff to post as well.
Well, I listen to Cssaba, Forgotten Souls, Severnaja and the spectacular Aberrant Vascular, so gothic and industrial influences are fine with me. I'll try out the other stuff first though.

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and fuck it they even go to relative major at points. The composition from this band is on par with maestros in conservatories around the world.
They even go to the relative major at points? Oh wow... :shock: This review was hilarious. I'll listen to the song when I'm home and see if it's on par with maestros.

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Fixed all the vid-links in this thread. Hopefully that's the last time any mod has to do so. Next I'll start compiling video lists for the album recs by Iceni and others. Might as well be thorough.

That's awesome dude, I'm glad that you're taking the time to do so. Myself and others have put a lot of time into these posts, and I wish that I had time to update them, but work and family life have both been insane lately. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

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The new update on it is shit. No videos, no reply function (despite it being explicitly listed), but it's still terribly convenient for mobile posting with text. Before the update, adding photos and videos was easy, but I haven't tried dice the update.

 

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On 10/15/2015 at 10:32 AM, RelentlessOblivion said:

That stuff no longer ties in with my taste. Back in late 2011/early 2012 it worked but now I don't know I guess I'm looking for more punch and less negative space so to speak.

Funny you should say this, my friend gripes about a lack of texture in most of the music I listen to.

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6 hours ago, Ecthelion said:

@Iceni I have scrolled through this entire thread and not one mention of Psychotic Waltz was made. That band's practically fundamental to this entire subgenre. 

We've definitely brought them up before in a number of threads. I didn't know they were that influential though.

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Between the Buried and Me come to mind whenever progressive metal is mentioned. However, seeing as these are usually spoken about in progmetal topics, I would like to suggest just focusing on Dan Briggs' (bass) parts. He adds so much to the songs and almost has his own progression separate to the song, but it still ties in nicely with all the other parts. Amazing musicianship.

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