Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Xymosys
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
Posts: 476
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 am 
 

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest to me where to dive in when it comes to this productive and overwhelming band. As I can see, they have loads and loads of records, releases, compilations and so on. What is the best album to start?
_________________
Bring me mad men's bodies, I will break them all like bread...

Top
 Profile  
colin040
Metal freak

Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:00 pm
Posts: 5646
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:11 am 
 

Images and Words and Awake are considered to be their classics. Personally I think the Live at the Marquee EP is the best thing they've ever done, though - but I don't like this band much anymore.

Top
 Profile  
aloof
avant-gardener

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
Posts: 2101
Location: never neverland, palm trees by the sea
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:26 am 
 

images and words for sure, my prog friends love metropolis pt.2 and consider it a masterpiece (it doesn't move me tho). falling into infinity is their most "mainstream" album, they hate it for that but it's not a bad album.

I love the debut, but most people I know can't stand it, mostly due to the vocals and the production, so try it and see for yourself.

I stopped bothering with them after FiA, so if there's a later masterpiece I wouldn't know it. the self-titled got good reviews, and the astonishing was meh for even the most die hard fans I know.

on a sidenote, why not listen to Fates Warning, Queensryche or Psychotic Waltz instead? or Rush or Marillion? :)
_________________
the devil is very old indeed, we sit with a few stories to tell

Top
 Profile  
Temple Of Blood
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:16 am
Posts: 2488
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:01 pm 
 

Just listen to Images and Words.

Most of their discography is soulless garbage. And I say this as a guy who used to LOVE this band.
_________________
TEMPLE OF BLOOD: Intense PowerThrash Metal
Facebook / Bandcamp - (now featuring our newly remastered & greatly improved version of "Overlord") / Merch / Homepage

Top
 Profile  
Xymosys
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
Posts: 476
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:19 pm 
 

@ All

Thank you all! Yeah, I just started with "Images and Words" and I dig it for now! I love that vibe and production work, and the band sure is on fire. I'll try to check the other mentioned releases. I know this band for a long time and I've never bothered with them, simply I wasn't in the zone for that kind of music, but now I have this urge for something deep, meaningful and calm...with good vibe, feeling, and musicianship.

Quote:
on a sidenote, why not listen to Fates Warning, Queensryche or Psychotic Waltz instead? or Rush or Marillion?


I love Psychotic Waltz, and they were the reason for reviving my craving for more progy stuff, but somehow I have this feeling that I'll never find something as similar to them. And Rush...well, I have a problem with them...love the music but I have a hard time getting used to that Lee's vocals.

Quote:
Most of their discography is soulless garbage. And I say this as a guy who used to LOVE this band.


Wow, what happened?!
_________________
Bring me mad men's bodies, I will break them all like bread...

Top
 Profile  
nightbreaker33
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:20 am
Posts: 139
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:59 pm 
 

Their debut album is a good introduction to the band. The musicianship there is mezmerising. Then you can listen to the metropolis album which has a very interesting story and intriguing songs. If you are more of a modern metal fan, check out train of thought although I think it's their weakest entry. Also don't be tempted to buy the astonishing album. It's more than 2 hours long but there are only a few heavy songs.

Top
 Profile  
jimbies
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Posts: 1370
Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:59 pm 
 

No one has mentioned Scenes From A Memory yet? I think it's the best prog metal album of all time. Some of this might be disgusting nostalgia, but yeah, that's one of my favourite metal records of all time.

Top
 Profile  
aloof
avant-gardener

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
Posts: 2101
Location: never neverland, palm trees by the sea
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:34 am 
 

I did mention it, under its covert title Metropolis pt.2 :p a fanboy favourite! :)

Xymosys wrote:
I love Psychotic Waltz, but somehow I have this feeling that I'll never find something as similar to them.


try Buddy Lackey's solo album, DeadSoul Tribe, or Crow from Sweden... :)
_________________
the devil is very old indeed, we sit with a few stories to tell

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

 
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group