What’s next after Dream Theater?

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vizviz Frets: 7387
i bloody love them but now I have everything they’ve done and everything tangentially connected to them, what’s next please? Has to be at least as good. Ta. 
Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 13039
    Totally different band but I flipping love Gojira at the moment.
    Handsome_Chris said: Like white Nile Rodgers. 
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  • vizviz Frets: 7387
    Heard a lot about them but never tried them. If I were to get 1 record which would it be?
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 13039
    The most recent "Fortitude" is very cool.

    They are very heavy drop C type stuff so not sure if that's your jam.
     
    Handsome_Chris said: Like white Nile Rodgers. 
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  • ReverendReverend Frets: 2563
    Watchtower 
    Slauter Xtroyes
    Warlord (us)
    Toxik
    Fates Warning
    Sanctuary
    Leige Lord
    Crimson Glory

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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 29657
    Haken 
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  • vizviz Frets: 7387
    Ordered Fortitude, will give it a go! Thank you Rev and Octa, will get onto that lot next!!
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 1854
    Protest the Hero are worth a go if you want stupid levels of technicality but still somewhat musical. Volition is my favourite album of theirs, I'm not really into the most recent one.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10190
    Kansas.  But you're probably not looking to go backwards in time.
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 19382
    I was a massive fan of DT, my fave band for a decade back in the day. I lost interest after Octavarium.
    A similar band that I liked at the time were Symphony X, worth checking out if you haven't heard them. 


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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 738
    Reverend said:
    Watchtower 


    Good shout. Symphony X too (above). 

    I also really like...

    Nightingale (Dan Swano) - album called Retribution is my favourite. Less tech than DT but really good. 
    Empyrios - Glorious Sickness/Zion. Guitarist is Simone Mularoni. Very heavy, love them. 
    DGM - Tragic Separation/Momentum (again, Simone Mularoni - he's an excellent player). Melodic/prog/shred, great stuff. 

    Bound to be more, I'll have to trawl my CDs/iTunes!!
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 738
    Oh yeah - Hibria. Brazilian metal band. Moving Ground and X are particularly good. Loads of different stuff in there, but very very technical and melodic, absolutely love them and they should be a lot bigger! You'll like them!
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  • adaminoadamino Frets: 109
    Symphony X rocks
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  • vizviz Frets: 7387
    This is great stuff thanks people!!!  
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 3674
    I saw Opeth supporting Dream Theater they're worth a listen.
    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.
    If you haven't listened to Mars Volta, then do!
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 13039
    prowla said:
    I saw Opeth supporting Dream Theater they're worth a listen.
    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.
    If you haven't listened to Mars Volta, then do!
    I nearly suggested Mars Volta

    Deloused in the Comatorium is one of my all time favourites.

    Quite crazy noisy compared to dream theatre though.

    Handsome_Chris said: Like white Nile Rodgers. 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 19382
    prowla said:

    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.

    Yeah I rather like Kamelot. Cool singer. My fave album is called the Black halo. They are different to Dream Theater though, less intense soloing.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 3674
    edited May 3
    prowla said:
    I saw Opeth supporting Dream Theater they're worth a listen.
    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.
    If you haven't listened to Mars Volta, then do!
    I nearly suggested Mars Volta

    Deloused in the Comatorium is one of my all time favourites.

    Quite crazy noisy compared to dream theatre though.

    Yep - don't buy them if you want to relax your brain!


    axisus said:
    prowla said:

    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.

    Yeah I rather like Kamelot. Cool singer. My fave album is called the Black halo. They are different to Dream Theater though, less intense soloing.
    Sure - in the general area of interesting bands who do real textures, with some metal stuff and can be tuneful too.







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  • vizviz Frets: 7387
    prowla said:
    prowla said:
    I saw Opeth supporting Dream Theater they're worth a listen.
    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.
    If you haven't listened to Mars Volta, then do!
    I nearly suggested Mars Volta

    Deloused in the Comatorium is one of my all time favourites.

    Quite crazy noisy compared to dream theatre though.

    Yep - don't buy them if you want to relax your brain!


    axisus said:
    prowla said:

    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.

    Yeah I rather like Kamelot. Cool singer. My fave album is called the Black halo. They are different to Dream Theater though, less intense soloing.
    Sure - in the general area of interesting bands who do real textures, with some metal stuff and can be tuneful too.





    Hey Prowla, the vids disappeared when you edited your post
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 3674
    Grrrr - should be fixed now.

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  • vizviz Frets: 7387
    Great stuff!
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 1854
    prowla said:
    I saw Opeth supporting Dream Theater they're worth a listen.
    Kamelot are next on my list to check out.
    If you haven't listened to Mars Volta, then do!
    I nearly suggested Mars Volta

    Deloused in the Comatorium is one of my all time favourites.

    Quite crazy noisy compared to dream theatre though.

    Deloused is a great album! I never got into their other albums as much, although that song with Frusciante doing a solo is good (L'Via something?).
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 5992
    The drummer in this band is Mike Portnoy's son and the singer is a lunatic


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  • SpringywheelSpringywheel Frets: 361
    edited May 5
    Porcupine Tree?

    I never got deep into the DT catalogue but images & words is a fantastic album. Train of thought also. I should really check out the others. 
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 1189
    Porcupine Tree?

    I never got deep into the DT catalogue but images & words is a fantastic album. Train of thought also. I should really check out the others. 
    Yep. Good shout that. First 3 albums particularly.

    periphery? Bit heavier but still great. 
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 13039
    Steven Wilson in general.

    The Raven That Refused to Sing is excellent. Is even got GG for a bit of high octane widdling if you are missing JP.
    Handsome_Chris said: Like white Nile Rodgers. 
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 29657
    Pineapple Thief are great too- Gav from Porcupine Tree is drumming for them.
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 1854
    joneve said:
    periphery? Bit heavier but still great. 

    Yes +1 for Periphery, incredible band and musicians. I'm not really into the earlier stuff so much, but III and IV are awesome. Spencer's vocals are much improved from the earlier stuff, some really brilliant performances on IV especially.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 8265
    Liquid Tension Experiment
    Liquid Trio Experiment
    Levin Minnemann Rudess
    Be seeing you.
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  • Weaver85Weaver85 Frets: 25
    It’s hard to make suggestions really as DT have their own sound, but I’ll second the PT and Steven Wilson suggestions. 

    Maybe King crimson if you’re feeling particularly adventurous? 


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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 2466
    Maybe a bit more poppy at times but they can certainly pull the technique thing out of the bag when it's needed -
    Big Wreck
    They also make the best use of 3 guitarists in a band with wonderfully arranged and different parts that don't clash
     www.cairoeast.co.uk - Madness Tribute band (Bass Player) and guitarist elsewhere
    Feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57885/
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