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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Last.fm has a very good similar artists page for Dream Theater with over 200 bands/artist listed that range from extremely popular to barely known and has this for any bands/artist. All the bands ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song "Call of Ktulu" (Metallica)

Band with at least one instrumental song: Ne Obliviscaris - Forget Not (Portal Of I) Gojira - Dawn Death - Voice Of The Soul Death - Cosmic Sea Obscura - A Transcendental Serenade Hacride - Polarity ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Try : Rush (2112 is a good place to start) Muse (The 2nd law an easy one to get into) Porcupine tree Spocks beard Queensrÿche Ozric Tentacles (maybe) Wikipedia - progressive rock Wikipedia - space ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

If you are looking for songs similar to Echoes: Pink Floyd (Indeed one of the greatest bands of all time; certainly a favorite of mine after The Beatles) Shine On You Crazy Diamond [Parts I-IX] ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

You should look into Liquid Tension Experiment. It was an instrumental project of Mike Portnoy (then drummer of DT), John Petrucci (guitarist in DT), Jordan Ruddess (who became keyboard player of DT), ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

I'd suggest Haggard as a full symphonic band, with "Eppur si muove". Septicflesh are using a lot of orchestra parts, you can try Titan, Communion and The Great Mass. Dark Lunacy had a violin in ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

You may want to check Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra) project called Almah. Their second album, Fragile Equality, has frequent parts of symphonic/orchestration keyboards with complex guitars riffs and ...
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Songs similar to 'Tuyo' from Rodrigo Amarante

Note that Rodrigo Amarante, is a Brasillian singer who usually sings in Brasilian portuguese, but sings in spanish on this song. I think the genre is Latin America Bolero. The song is in 4/4 time but,...
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What country music might I be most inclined to like?

From the list artists you like, I would pull out these commonalities: Intense and dense Melodic (which you mention) Outstanding guitar work Intelligent and clever Given that, I'm suggest some ...
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Where did this guitar riff originate?

What is similar about the three riffs is the timbre and tempo, a sharper guitar sound matched to a more resonating tone. All three artists were no doubt familiar with Procul Harum's "Whiter Shade of ...
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What is the instrument in the intro of They Might Be Giants' cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"?

This is violin/fiddle played in the famous "gypsy" (Romani) style. You might try looking up "gypsy violin" or "gypsy fiddle" as a start. This style has been very influential over the years. For a ...
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Which specific songs are being parodied in this segment from "The Pick Of Destiny"?

I think my comment above was a bit wrong, it's more like a 5-5-2-3 (aka E-C-D) chord progression. Here's an example: Metallica - Creeping Death breakdown This is actually 5-2-3-5-3-2, but you get ...
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How can I find more music similar to the ones I like?

Take a look at Pandora. I know they have an app for the iPhone, I would imagine they have one for other smartphones as well. I've found a few good bands that way, by plugging in a particular genre ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Arcane from Australia, they have a lot of similar sounding elements, particularly the keyboard, but aren't as fast nor are they anywhere near as cheesy as DT.
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

No Exit is really a terrible album to hear first as it doesn't sound much like old or new Fates. They didn't really hit on the more modern, more progressive sound until right after that album. You ...
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What country music might I be most inclined to like?

While not strictly country (and sweet melodic voices might be a stretch), I would try some Steve Earle. He's done a lot of stuff, I started out with Washington Sqyare Serenade. "Modern" is also a ...
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What country music might I be most inclined to like?

You may like Johnny Cash's end-of-career, end-of-life rendition of Hurt, originally written and recorded by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Quite moving, quite disturbing, but pretty far from the ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

When it comes to technical guitars one should definitely mention Rhapsody(now renamed to Rhapsody of Fire). Give Gargoyles, Angels Of Darkness a try. In their older albums Luca Turilli was playing the ...
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Taylor Swift’s Style, similar song from the 80’s

This is a subjective question, and obviously the song is deliberately intended as a general tribute to the sound of an earlier era (note the core lyric "we never go out of style"). But the song it ...
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Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, and ____ (who was the 3rd similar singer from that time period?)

Vanessa Carlton? I remember watching this VH1 feature ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WPQRJ_LiF0 ) of those three artists back when they were new on the scene.
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Genre of music used in old Amiga demo videos

Chiptune is a modern music genre inspired by the songs that played on classic video game and computer consoles like the Amiga. It uses the same kind of crudely synthesized electronic sounds featured ...
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What's the music genre called - Assassin's Creed Agnus Dei

I'd say it's a modern take on Plainchant / Gregorian chant: solo voice, modal harmonies, long melody lines. If you're looking for similar, you can either go for the original - something like this ...
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Need help finding pre-HipHop black protest music

Black protest music in the US has roots that are hundreds of years old. From the early days of slavery, enslaved black Americans created songs, often using religious themes and imagery, but with ...
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"Cantina Band" Genre Question / Similar Music

I think you can search for Jazz, Swing music. For these two particular songs, I also think of Gipsy Jazz or New Orleans Jazz. I can suggest these two collections: Best of Swing Jazz (more classic) ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

I think you should check the one-man-band (from Behold the Arctopus) project Direwolf: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Direwolf/91376 Fist in Fetus are also technical and symphonic. Therion, ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song "Call of Ktulu" (Metallica)

While not really the same genre, try Pelican. All their songs are instrumental, but they're not as metal as the songs of your example. I came to think of them when I thought of Call of Cthulu though ...
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Web resource with different genres as a graph (and samples)

I don't know if it'll be of any use but what you described made me think of music map and musicroamer
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