hello anons of LULZ. Looking for some kind of metal that's melodic, less heavy, more proggy, but not adventure power metal BS or symphonic celtic opera cringe shit. Like if Ozric Tentacles or Yes was a metal band. Yes I'm aware of prog-metal which sucks (overly serious, no dynamics, samey samey) and metalish modern prog ala Dream Theater which also sucks. I guess one way I can describe something similar to what I'm imagining is something like the chorus of Natural Selection by Rings of Saturn if it didn't have those ridiculous core vocals. Emphasis on harmony guitar leads, melody, weird harmony. I don't really expect any good replies but I've been imagining music like this for a long time and never really found what I'm hoping for. Maybe one of you can interpret what I'm saying and knows of something sweet.
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talk more about what you want and less about what you don't want
The two singles Zenith Passage has put out over the past coupe years or whatver are kinda close to what I'm thinking but I'd prefer either no vocals or clean vocals. Basically I love technical metal style guitar work but I'd love to hear it in a context that's less extremely heavy ultra in your face all the time. The Tone on those zenith tracks is awesome - it's still metal tone, distorted, chunky, but it's not painful on the ears - presents the notes clearly and in a pleasant to listen to way. If those Zenith tracks were a bit more adventurous harmonically and more prog inspired structure-wise it would be really close to what I'm imagining.
Bit of a long shot, because this has some elements that you've stated you don't want, particularly the extreme and abrasive vocals, but as a longtime 70s prog rock fan, this was the song that actually sold me on metal as a whole, so maybe you'll like it as well. It gets considerably more interesting after the first 5 minutes, stick around for the whole thing.
Ok you would probably like this band then
What kind of rock is that
Bismuth. It's weird metal.
And along a similar line to Voivod, but a much more obscure pick.
Take the Borgpill.
>not... symphonic celtic opera cringe shit.
>Like if... Yes was a metal band
Anon have you ever actually listened to Yes
Yes is deep spiritual music made by people who actually take LSD and care about composition. Symphonic cringe metal is some of the most pretentious board game playing nerd LARP shit ever created.
I love Yes, but this post is embarrasing.
Post some good symphonic metal then
>good symphonic metal
Oh don't get me wrong I really like Yes, but something like Tales From Topographic Oceans fits most of those adjectives you said you wanted to avoid lol
This fucking jam
I can't be tasked to actually figure out wtf you're trying to say in the OP.
>people in this thread not telling OP to kill himself and find his ultra specific ridiculous band on his own
Nokturnal Mortum is the correct answer for what OP is looking for.
not OP, but I liked this. Wish it sounded a little less muddy and reverb-y, but I get that that's just a black metal thing
Actually I found this a couple days ago and it's decent
>Natural Selection by Rings of Saturn
there was a chorus in there? i heard sped-up rush
I guess it only happens twice in the song, once at the beginning and once at the end. I think of it as the chorus cuz it's the catchy part I guess.
at 40 seconds