Any fans of the AOR-prog metal band Ten here?

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Any fans of the AOR-prog metal band Ten here?

Post by Superjuice on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:24 am

I've never seen these guys brought up around here, but they are a fantastic hard-rockin' prog band.  The vocals are pretty easy-going and mostly mid-range, but the riffage can be pretty fierce:



Lyrics focus mainly on historical/mythological storytelling.  The melodies are brilliant and the song structures are not pedantic like most prog bands - most of the songs are immediately accessible despite the length of the epic tracks.


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Post by Black Rider on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:13 am

I don't consider them a pure prog metal band, more melodic rock with some classical influence that reminds me of Rainbow and even Whitesnake at times. One thing that bugs me is the overly sterile production, kind of flattens their overall sound.
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Post by metaldude on Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:26 am

I like the acoustic work at the beginning. The main riff reminds me of Bark At The Moon. I liked it enough to hear more.
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Post by Superjuice on Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:53 pm

Black Rider wrote:I don't consider them a pure prog metal band, more melodic rock with some classical influence that reminds me of Rainbow and even Whitesnake at times. One thing that bugs me is the overly sterile production, kind of flattens their overall sound.
The production gets better as the band aged (they have 13 studio albums).  They have really strong production on this album, Albion:



The drums remind me of the sound on Images & Words or the first two Firehouse albums, which are the only albums with that kinda punchy drum sound that I've heard, since it was the same producer who went on hiatus after those releases.
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