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I'm new to the board as well and am looking for bands similar to early Queensryche and early Fates Warning (up to and including No Exit). I already know about Lethal, Crimson Glory, and Mystic Force. Prefer bands with a solid singer who can occasionally hit a nice scream. Thanks in advance.

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glammetal wrote:Heir Apparent


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Texas' Syrus was very good, but they only have demo releases. Powersurge out of Florida have a nice power metal sound with the type of singing that you crave. They are a little more power with hints of the progressive. Also, there's King's Ransom and Force Majeure.
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Check out Enchanter's compilation, Steel Prophet's "Inner Ascendance" demo, Dead Calm's full-length, False Witness's compilation...there's quite a few out there, really.

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Another American band, Archetype, sound like early Fates Warning albeit modernized and much more advanced in terms of technical ability and songwriting/composing.

Prodigy/Oracle are also probably going to be your thing although they sound more like a much riffier and more technical version of Crimson Glory.

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I recommend these two excellent Italian albums:

Moon of Steel - Passions (in the Crimson Glory/Queensryche style)
Adramelch - Irae Melanox (in the Fates Warning style, mixed with Warlord and some Maiden and Helloween)

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I would suggest Apocalypse from Michigan, if you can find any of their stuff.
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The first few bands/albums that come to mind are:

IMPERIUM 'Too Short a Season'
DRIVE 'Characters In Time'
HITTMAN s/t & 'Vivas Machina'
LIEGE LORD 'Burn To My Touch'
ATTACKER 'Battle at Helms Deep'
HOLLOW (both albums)

but the list goes on, for sure. HADES 'If At First You Don't Succeed...', WATCHTOWER 'Control & Resistance', APOCRYPHA 'Forgotten Scroll' & 'The Eyes of Time', even DEPRESSIVE AGE 'First Depression' & 'Lying in Wait'.... all worthy prog/melodic/power metal efforts with distinct styles but still of the same family as Fates or Qryche...
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Sacred Blade borders that style.. check out their album "Of The Sun + Moon"

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Speaking of Sacred Blade, if you enjoy that band, you should probably check out Othyrworld as well who are basically a reformed and refined Sacred Blade.



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I second that. I have both of the band's official CD's : Of The Sun + Moon and Beyond Into The Night of Day (under Othyrworld name). Both smokes, even the new ones. Hopefully they would release a new album in future :o
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The singing and some songs sound like Queensyryche to me on Michael Phillips - Mirrors Within Mirrors CD.
Along with the slightly proggy stuff, there is also straight heavy metal,
and some thrash metal with Scott waters (Ultimatum) lead vocals one song.
Lots of guest musicians.
I can't find any listening links for you.
Michael Phillips has played on Deliverance albums if that helps,
and there is seller I transacted with successfully twice on Ebay,who is selling the CD for only $1.99 compared to the new price of whatever from ROXX Records or http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mphillipsmusic
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Good suggestions, so far. The only one I'd like to add is Alpha Tiger especially because the vocalist sounds almost exactly like John Arch



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Adramelch - Irae Melanox (in the Fates Warning style, mixed with Warlord and some Maiden and Helloween)

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Zions Abyss, Dead Calm, Solar Eagle, Titan Force, Fifth Angel, Exxplorer, Obsession (Methods Of Madness).
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