Everyone is forgetting about UNKLE - a British trip-hop band with some amazing pieces, Lonely Soul being the first one you need to hear.
I absolutely agree about Hooverphonic, Portishead and Morcheeba, those'd be my first picks too.
Groove Armada have some songs that are in this sort of style, Think Twice I think you'd really love! Next, we are moving on ...
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
Opeth - A short list
Persefone - Zazen Meditation
Dream Theater - All their instrumental song!
Sepultura - Inquisition Symphony
Arch Enemy - Enter The Machine
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 above are listed along with many, many other. Just a little taste of bands that are similar to Dream Theater on this page are:
Rush (2112 is a good place to start)
Muse (The 2nd law an easy one to get into)
Ozric Tentacles (maybe)
Wikipedia - progressive rock
Wikipedia - space rock
I started a Massive Attack channel on Pandora a couple of years ago and my eyes were opened.
Portishead - Dummy (The whole album is actually quite good)
Tricky - Maxinquaye (1 2 3)
Zero 7 - Various albums, but "Simple Things" and "When It Falls" are my two favorite. (1 2 3 4)
Nightmares on Wax (You Wish, Passion, Les Nuits)
Hooverphonic (2 Wicky)
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] from Wish You Were Here (More than 25 minutes of pure, absolute genius)
Sheep from Animals is not as haunting and calm as Echoes, but it is certainly a thrill. (...
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), and Tony Levin (King Crimson etc.). I'd say it's like the proggier parts of DT, sans vocals (hich is a plus in my book).
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 progressive parts.
I also recommend you to check the Swedish Operatic Metal band Therion, most of their albums have complex orchestrations parts mixed with Power/...
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 Forget me Not and Devoid.
Fleshgod Apocalypse uses piano and various orchestration parts, I'd suggest listening to their Agony album.
Probably less symphonic than ...
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, I feel like I want to move like a walz and "attach" the 1 and 2. The time signature is
|| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ||
|| Ooooooooone | Two | Three ||
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 specific albums that are representative of the artists, and are usually the album that broke them to a wider audience or were breakthroughs in their own right. ...
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 Pale", which does indeed take something from Bach. I doubt any of them were directly trying to quote "Whiter Shade", but that song did introduce a certain ...
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 more classical take on it, try Bela Bartok's Romanian Dances or Braham's Hungarian Dances. For a more modern spin, look up "gypsy punk."
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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 the point.
Another Metallica jam that loosely follows this pattern is the verse sections in their cover of Budgie's Breadfan, although that one is more like 5-...
There's also a Belgian band who made awesome triphop music in their early days: Hooverphonic fka Hoover. Their first 2 albums 'A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular' and 'Blue Wonder Power Milk' are really nice ones.
If you are more into instrumental music, you should listen to the French band Air. They made beautiful albums like 'Walkie Talkie' and 'Moon ...
Most of the other suggested artists don't have that particular dark, almost post-punkish atmosphere of the later Massive Attack. If that is what you like about them, I recommend the first two albums "Balance of the Force" and "The Night Garden" and the EP "Northern Light" by Austrian Producer Waldeck. His later works are rather in the electroswing genre.
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 should try something later, like Parallels or Disconnected. Or both, as those two albums are very different from each other but will give you much more DT-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 or even band that I like, and they will start spitting out a bunch of tracks in the same vein. That's how I discovered a little indie band called Hanzel Und ...
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 guitars and he is very talented guitar player. The band split in 2011 and now there are two bands - Rhapsody of Fire and Luca Turilli's Rhapsody.
You may also ...
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 matter of definition, but it's more contemporary than say Hank Williams at least...
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 mainstream of what most fans of Modern Country would like.
A (slightly) more conventional choice might be the Drive-By Truckers. They are often billed as "...
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 most brings to mind for me is Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" from the 1989 movie "Say Anything." It's not a perfect match by any means, but there's a similar ...
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 in your clip, and often is inspired by the same 80's pop electronica that was popular when such songs were originally made.
For a recent band with a similar ...
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 traditional 'Agnus Dei', or a modern recreation, something like this : Michael John Poirier - Album: Stone by Stone. Because this style is "different" and ...