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A recent epic rock song that is longer than 10 minutes?

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Posted on May 14, 2012 1:13:05 AM PDT
D. Gillen says:
Agalloch-Ashes Against the Grain and The Mantle and Marrow of the Spirit.
Opeth-Most of their albums.
Between the Buried and Me-Colors

Posted on May 14, 2012 2:53:07 AM PDT
L. Quaresimo says:
inagadadavita baby ........that's it !!!

Posted on May 14, 2012 2:54:51 PM PDT
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C. Harding says:
Check out "Milliontown" by Frost* (the asterisk is part if the band name...I don't know why). Anyway, it's around 26 minutes of modern prog grandiosity (not sure it's a word, but I like how it sounds). Never gets boring for even a moment. 

And like another poster said, Opeth has written some incredible epic songs. "Blackwater Park," "Wreath," "Leper Affinity," "The Grand Conjuration," "Ghost of Perdition," "April Ethereal," "When," "Godhead's Lament," "Deliverance" are all great epic-length songs.....and that's just a small selection.

I love Phish's epic songs, like "Run Like An Antelope," "Harry Hood" and "Stash" to name a few.
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In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:56:26 PM PDT
C. Harding says:
D. Gillen, great call on Agalloch and BtBaM. I second those recos.

Posted on May 14, 2012 3:14:54 PM PDT
sparky says:
Year Of The Pig by F***ed Up.

Posted on May 16, 2012 9:11:59 PM PDT
Arseface says:
There's actually quite a lot of neo-prog rock songs that are over 10 minutes. It just takes some digging to find them.

Some of my favorites:
Solomon - Arena (14:38)
Black Light Machine - Frost* (10:06) (this band was also mentioned above)
Syx - The Gourishankar (11:08)
Further Away - IQ (14:30)
Late Night Salvation - IZZ (12:14)
Send a Message From the Heart - Karmakanic (19:31)
The Ballad of Samuel Layne - Magenta (20:36)
The Gap is Too Wide - Mostly Autumn (11:38)
Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree (17:39)
The City Sleeps - Touchstone (11:37)
The Garden - Unitopia (22:34)

Prog Metal:
Suite Sister Mary - Queensryche (10:39)
The 1st Chapter - Circus Maximus (19:07)
Mouth of Madness - Circus Maximus (12:42)
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater (42:04)
A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater (23:08)
The Last Baron - Mastodon (13:00)
Through the Looking Glass - Symphony X (13:06)
The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X (20:04)

And of course, there's Transatlantic's 78-minute "The Whirlwind", though it feels like more than one song when I listen to it.

But are they epic? Well, that's for you to decide I guess.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 10:31:19 PM PDT
D. Duffey says:
thanks for the post; overall it's what you expect Sleep to sound like, absolute killer guitar and bass riffs - however, the length requires numerous repetitious passages. I think with a bunch of friends who share an appreciation of this style of music and adequate amounts of what ever??, you and your friends will have one hell of a great time! As for me - I listened alone (my wife and kids have no appreciation) but I had adequate amounts of beer (I believe a different substance would have elevated my listening experience). Yeah - it's good but not as good as "Holy Mountain".

Posted on May 16, 2012 11:30:38 PM PDT
I would recommend Three Days by Jane's Addiction, Wings for Marie and Reflection by Tool, and then the aforementioned Porcupine Tree songs.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 3:38:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2012 3:42:29 PM PDT
Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Possess Your Heart" -
approx. 9 minutes and one of the finest in their catalog.
Neurosis' "The Eye Of Every Storm". 12 minutes of
The Court Of The Crimson King redux.

Great call on Jane's "Three Days". Superb track.

Posted on May 17, 2012 3:46:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2012 3:47:20 PM PDT
"Three Days" is one of the best epic-length songs in rock history, but I wouldn't call it "recent" anymore. It was first written and performed 25 years ago this year, in 1987(although it didn't see release until three years later, which would still make it 22 years of age).

Posted on May 17, 2012 7:23:13 PM PDT
Fischman says:
Another great prog epic:
Duel with The Devil by Transatlantic -- 26:43

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 11:40:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012 11:41:58 PM PDT
Light of Day, Day of Darkness by Green Carnation. It's from the early 2000s and a little over one hour long.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 4:09:50 PM PDT
D. Cripe says:
Surprisingly there is a lot of music that fits this distinction, it's just not in public view like it used to be. My favorite music fits this category. There is a lot of newer prog such as Porcupine Tree, Mars Volta, basically anything Steven Wilson touches really... not to mention jambands such as Phish, Widespread Panic yada yada. It's out there man, it's just not on pop radio. You want the best 10+ minute song of this era?

Anestheize by Porcupine Tree. Hands down. That is a thing of beauty. By the way, not a huge Weird Al fan, but my son loves him. The dude who mentioned him mentioned the wrong 10 minute long song. I love Albuquerque. That song goes on forever and is my favorite Weird Al song.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 12:27:10 PM PDT
L. Loving says:
Mastodon's "The Last Baron" and Agalloch's "Black Lake Nidstang" are pretty cool if you like melancholy stuff. Also, Ahab's "Old Thunder" and Agalloch's "Limbs" and "Falling Snow" come in just under 10 mins, but they are quite epic.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 3:44:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2012 3:45:12 PM PDT
vivazappa says:
The Mike's>Simple>Light>Weekapung I saw Phish play last Saturday was 38 minutes and a monster mash up...taboot taboot!

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 8:30:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 29, 2012 8:31:12 AM PDT
Arseface says:
Some more good ones:

"The Darkest Hour" - IQ (10:52)
"The Seventh House" - IQ (14:26)
"1969" - Karmakanic (14:14)
"Sapphire" - Redemption (15:55) ~Beautiful prog-metal
"Wintercoast" - Touchstone (10:37)
"Searise" - White Willow (13:10) ~More of a soft prog with gothic influences

"Oblivious to the Obvious" is an album by Hourglass, with two songs at 7 minutes, and the other eight songs over 10 minutes, with a 5-part 30 minute title track to wrap it up. This makes the entire album 2:19:19 long with just 10 songs (14 if you divide the final one into its parts).
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