Best progressive metal bands of last 5-6 years?

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Best progressive metal bands of last 5-6 years?

Post by Buckminsterfullerene » Thu May 11, 2017 5:14 pm

For me, the best "old school" prog-metal bands of the last five years (must have at least three cds) are Haken, Teramaze and Kingcrow. I know others will mention Leprous, but I am not particularly fond of their music.

What say you?

My second tier is composed of former first tier bands: Redemption, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Vanden Plas.

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Re: Best progressive metal bands of last 5-6 years?

Post by scout » Tue May 16, 2017 5:08 am

Devin Townsend's on a roll lately. Tesseract, Haken, Headspace... Vanden Plas and Sonata Arctica still have quality output. There are a few good newer bands who escape me right now... I'll post them when I recall.
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Re: Best progressive metal bands of last 5-6 years?

Post by scout » Tue May 16, 2017 9:00 am

Odd Logic, DGM, Wolverine, Hemina, Thank You Scientist, Southern Empire
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Re: Best progressive metal bands of last 5-6 years?

Post by Falcon » Wed May 24, 2017 11:00 am

Yeah, scout, Devin stands apart as the clear top band. Myrath is another that I simply adore.

Bucky I agree with you on Haken, and Leprous. Leprous is very hit or miss for me. Their best is as good as any out there, and their worst is Coal which just didn't hit for me.

Others I'd consider: Vanden Plas, Ayreon*, Scale the Summit, and Headspace.

*pending more listens to The Source
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