• Progressive Metal / Djent / Math Rock Thread
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Hey guys, I'm new to Facepunch and wanted to know if there were anyone out there listening to the latest Prog Metal bands out there. I was just hoping to share bands I liked and maybe find some new ones along the way. Here's a list of some of my favorite bands right now: (in no particular order) 1. Meshuggah 2. Animals As Leaders 3. The Contortionist 4. Tesseract 5. Uneven Structure 6. Mastodon 7. Sithu Aye This is just the seven that have been taking up most of my "recently played" portion of my iPod. There are many many more though :rock:
[video=youtube;UhP4lg28fs0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhP4lg28fs0[/video] This is as progressive as it gets otherwise I will leave the best progressive metal song ever here (My opinion omg): [video=youtube;71oKBuMI44k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71oKBuMI44k[/video]
No SikTh and Amogh Symphony? Wow.
[QUOTE=Franke_R!?;34825354]No SikTh and Amogh Symphony? Wow.[/QUOTE] Hey man, those were just the ones I've been listening to lately :P I'm all about SikTh and Amogh Symphony. Karnosiris is the shit. [editline]22nd February 2012[/editline] What the balls? My reply just like freaked out...
What about dream theater? :P
My problem with djent is that all bands seem to do the exact same thing pretty much and it gets pretty repeditive. Although there are occasionally really amazing bands like TesseracT and Scale The Summit. Nothing will ever be as good as Meshuggah though.
[QUOTE=Nonikai;34825285][video=youtube;UhP4lg28fs0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhP4lg28fs0[/video][/QUOTE] Wow.
[video=youtube;PItlYU0RL1I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PItlYU0RL1I[/video] [video=youtube;t0oyCXSd02U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0oyCXSd02U[/video] VoM [video=youtube;zvnQH3edSnw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvnQH3edSnw[/video] [video=youtube;vrz_lC10P6A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrz_lC10P6A[/video] Periphery [video=youtube;JF_YIiRoRFM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF_YIiRoRFM[/video] [video=youtube;grwmUTrO180]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grwmUTrO180[/video] TesseracT [video=youtube;xYbu9YRzD3Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYbu9YRzD3Y[/video] [video=youtube;5lrwYPhHThc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lrwYPhHThc[/video] Animals as Leaders [video=youtube;LqRPSfw-SmY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqRPSfw-SmY[/video] [video=youtube;Iekx3gCGL6k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iekx3gCGL6k[/video] Born of Osiris (they're more deathcore, but this album is sick() [video=youtube;P68fmKQJ-6g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P68fmKQJ-6g[/video] [video=youtube;4A_tSyJBsRQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A_tSyJBsRQ[/video] Meshuggah! [video=youtube;WPQYxY01kwY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQYxY01kwY[/video] [video=youtube;hB75rvrv5YA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB75rvrv5YA[/video] Cloudkicker (all of his music is FREE, go get it!) [video=youtube;n-DKs0qfdEk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DKs0qfdEk[/video] [video=youtube;58mv4sP-4TU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58mv4sP-4TU[/video] Devin Townsend Project (SUPER progressive in TMM) [video=youtube;14Rn09k6DqU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Rn09k6DqU[/video] [video=youtube;3W250Ew1AK8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W250Ew1AK8[/video] Keith Merrow (also has free music) [video=youtube;ELLfB2d5hWU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELLfB2d5hWU[/video] [video=youtube;TU_xpBjMAZA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU_xpBjMAZA[/video] Volumes There be some content.
I love Meshuggah and Tesseract. Circles is an Aussie band that I believe fits this thread: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT3j2aJZVnk[/media] Hacktivist (more refreshing than most thanks to the rapping vocal style, which IMO fits perfectly with djent): [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gaJxBvBT2k[/media]
I could make a pretty strong argument that dillinger escape plan is the most progressive band in the world [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q5qvft2i-s[/media]
Honestly, almost all djent sounds the same, minus stuff like Meshuggah. It really seems like the next post-hot-topic-metalcore to me.
[QUOTE=q0q;34875593]Honestly, almost all djent sounds the same, minus stuff like Meshuggah. It really seems like the next post-hot-topic-metalcore to me.[/QUOTE] I agree with you. Although you're being a little harsh there. It's a good genre, just a bit same-y.
[QUOTE=absinthe;34875340]I could make a pretty strong argument that dillinger escape plan is the most progressive band in the world [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q5qvft2i-s[/media][/QUOTE] I still don't know how anyone can honestly enjoy listening to that
[QUOTE=kitthehacker;34875682]I agree with you. Although you're being a little harsh there. It's a good genre, just a bit same-y.[/QUOTE] You know what I meant though, bands like Periphery, Tesseract, etc are filling in the void that was left behind by August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, etc.
[QUOTE=TheGuru;34875768]I still don't know how anyone can honestly enjoy listening to that[/QUOTE] their best song imo [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ez-DpwiqM[/media] dat drumming dat Patton dem time signature changes etc
oh hey math rock [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o_C9n0mh_M[/media]
Only math rock I care for is Fang Islands and Battles.
Djent isn't a genre.
[QUOTE=Franke_R!?;34876923]Djent isn't a genre.[/QUOTE] I don't see how you can say that. People make music that has the same stylistic features and call it a certain thing. Isn't that essentially the definition of a genre?
[QUOTE=kitthehacker;34877014]I don't see how you can say that. People make music that has the same stylistic features and call it a certain thing. Isn't that essentially the definition of a genre?[/QUOTE] Sorry, did I forget to mention it's a sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-genre? My mistake.
[QUOTE=kitthehacker;34877014]I don't see how you can say that. People make music that has the same stylistic features and call it a certain thing. Isn't that essentially the definition of a genre?[/QUOTE] It's a guitar tone. I really don't think that can be considered a genre. Djenty bands are better classified as math metal or prog metal. Djent is more a descriptive word than a genre.
If djent's to be considered a genre, Meshuggah shouldn't be considered a part of it imo. The majority of djent, which is new (almost a decade late), generally has a totally different style. If Meshuggah's lumped in the same category, I personally think Periphery, Animals As Leaders, and Tesseract do "djent" far more interesting and exciting than Meshuggah. I can totally empathize with the non-genre argument. It seems more like an aggression meme. You can liken it to Metalcore in that sense, but the similarities stop there. In my ~internet~ experience most people use it as a descriptor rather than a genre.
Meshuggah never have and never will be part of djent.
Man I'm so excited for Saturday. Seeing Meshuggah, The Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan at Soundwave.
I'm seeing Meshuggah and Devin in a few days too, can't afford Soundwave :v: Not too fussed cos I really only want to see Meshuggah.
[QUOTE=TheGuru;34889970]I'm seeing Meshuggah and Devin in a few days too, can't afford Soundwave :v: Not too fussed cos I really only want to see Meshuggah.[/QUOTE] Sideshow?
[QUOTE=TheGuru;34889970]I'm seeing Meshuggah and Devin in a few days too, can't afford Soundwave :v: Not too fussed cos I really only want to see Meshuggah.[/QUOTE] Yeah I'm a bit annoyed that they're not doing a sideshow here in Adelaide, I'd prefer to see them do full sets and not have to wait around while crappy hardcore bands play.
[QUOTE=kitthehacker;34890715]Yeah I'm a bit annoyed that they're not doing a sideshow here in Adelaide, I'd prefer to see them do full sets and not have to wait around while crappy hardcore bands play.[/QUOTE] I had a good time during the 30-40 minutes they got in Brisbane. But I would like to see them play a full set as well.
[QUOTE=Eluveitie;34890746]I had a good time during the 30-40 minutes they got in Brisbane. But I would like to see them play a full set as well.[/QUOTE] How were their sets? Good choice of songs? I'm hoping for a Ziltoid song in Devy's set.
[QUOTE=kitthehacker;34891020]How were their sets? Good choice of songs? I'm hoping for a Ziltoid song in Devy's set.[/QUOTE] He played 2 Ziltoid songs, I missed the first 10 minutes, so he may have played 3. Meshuggah played Bleed, Combustion, their newest song, and a couple others which I forgot. Toss up between Meshuggah and Gojira for the best sets though. Devin had the best humour though. He got everyone to wave their hands around then started the song and started to yell at everyone to stop waving because he started the song.
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