First off - I realize there are other prog threads... Harmonix is going to notice if there are lots so I made another one.
Edit: Keep posting with your ideas! Lets try and float this thread for as long as possible!
Some bands to add (thanks for the help!)
Not sure if this is an option, but Pink Floyd would ROCK!
Ayreon (how could i forget?!?!)
Pain of Salvation
Coheed & Cambria
I love the Dream Theater FINALLY made it into RB. However, this is a genre that is PERFECT for RB. Great vocals... amazing solos... wicked riffs and intense drumming. Great for people who want a challenge on expert and cool for people playing easy because the songs are catchy!
A few bands off the top of my head:
Dream Theater - good start but we need more, maybe something everyone can enjoy like As I Am... catchy chorus and INSANE solo.
Symphony X - You really can't go wrong with any of their songs and HELLOOOO.... all of their songs are catchy and the majority of people can enjoy them
Pagan's Mind - A little easier than the first two but still fun to play. Very very catchy, especially during a chorus.
Porcupine Tree - Tell me you can't find ONE good song in this band's huge library and I'll tell you to GTFO
Opeth - Don't make the same mistake you made with Megadeth... GO NEWER. The newer stuff is easier on the ears and fans of metal/the band itself can enjoy it. Awesome songs with great melodies and drumming.
Tool - Yeah GH:WT has some but honestly there are better Tool songs... TAKE EM! I don't even like tool that much but come on they are huge.
Kamelot - Ok this is probably THE catchiest metal/prog/epic band I know... everyone i've shown a kamelot song to has liked it... $$$ for hamonix and for us.
Liquid Tension Experiment - Ok so it cuts out vocals but these songs are amazing and a song or two by them wouldn't cause too much whining haha (sorry singers).
Nightwish! - Ok i am seeing prog threads... i am seeing metal threads... i am seeing FEMALE singer threads. This band is your answer Harmonix... THREE birds one stone. Awesome riffs, girl singer, very heavy and very catchy. Cha-ching.
Sonata Arctica - Not sure if they apply, but these guys are upbeat and catchy and very fun to play.
OK! so there's a few of my ideas. Please bump this thread and add some of your ideas as well people!
I'm really just trying to come up with ideas that Harmonix will find appealing because they can make good cash but also good solid songs that can make a lot of people (meself included) very happy.
Lets get some good metal/rock that everyone can enjoy!
PS: A side request. Can we please get some new Megadeth? I mean new as in made this decade. I'm a big megadeth fan and honestly the new stuff is KILLER and more people would enjoy it.