Scale the Summit (Instrumental Prog Metal)

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    Moridin

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    Scale the Summit are an instrumental progressive/"adventure" metal band from Texas.

    They have 4 albums;
    "Monument" (2007)
    "Carving Desert Canyons" (2009)
    "The Collective" (2011)
    "The Migration" (2013)

    The band is made up of:
    Chris Letchford - Guitar (& main songwriter. Earlier this year he released a solo Jazz Fusion album called "Lightbox")
    Travis LeVrier - Guitar
    Pat Skeffington - Drums
    Mark Michell - Bass (Joined the band in 2012 after original bassist Jordan Eberhardt left)

    Opening song from The Migration, "Odyssey":
    [video=youtube;i8wZVe9apQk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8wZVe9apQk[/video]

    Atlas Novus
    The Olive Tree


    From The Collective, "Whales":
    [video=youtube;Y_eh6C0EBP8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_eh6C0EBP8[/video]

    The Levitated
    Drifting Figures


    From Carving Desert Canyons, "The Great Plains"
    [video=youtube;U-9zmGNb-Gk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-9zmGNb-Gk[/video]

    Sargasso Sea
    City in the Sky


    They kick ass, so check them out!
    https://www.facebook.com/scalethesummit
     
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    I've heard of these guys, I still need to check them out. I've heard The Collective and The Mirgration are great albums. From the vids above, they seem pretty great.

    If I may recommend some Instrumental Metal:

    [video=youtube;ZY1X0e3Lkqc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY1X0e3Lkqc[/video]

    (the quality of the that video sucks though)

    [video=youtube;qFWoIyqSjlA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFWoIyqSjlA[/video]

    [video=youtube;emp1Ocl5VCo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emp1Ocl5VCo[/video]

    [video=youtube;lbA3jxab4A0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbA3jxab4A0[/video]

    [video=youtube;QxTKjqgDDWo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxTKjqgDDWo[/video]

    (I know they're Jazz Fusion. Still great.)
     
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    Moridin

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    The Migration & Carving Desert Canyons are both damn good albums. CDC is more consistent front to back than TM, but TM is more dynamic and melodic.

    The Collective though, now that album is a masterpiece. The youtube playlist for that whole record is here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldx60GEL7Ck&list=PLLtrICHGyxx9NbIHtKRKZUjXKN6CGlQvX
     
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    Moridin

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    As I mentioned in the first post, Chris Letchford release a solo "jazz fusion" record called "Lightbox" in 2014, so I figured I'd post some of those songs here:

    Rayless
    [video=youtube;yt33vhpB09w]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt33vhpB09w[/video]

    Piedra Falls
    In Force
    Sign of Four
     
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    Oh shit, forgot all about Tempel. Love that band.
     
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    STS's 5th album, "V", will be released on the 18th of September.

    Tracklist:
    1. The Winged Bull
    2. Soria Moria
    3. Pontus Euxinus
    4. Trapped In Ice
    5. Stolas
    6. The Isle of Mull
    7. Kestrel
    8. Oort Cloud
    9. Blue Sun
    10. The Golden Bird

    Two songs have been released, Kestrel & Stolas:
    [video=youtube;xfwu1fvPEJ0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfwu1fvPEJ0[/video]

    [video=youtube;it5qQtUg9EY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it5qQtUg9EY[/video]

    Album cover:
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