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    I know I talk about this song constantly, but it really is one of the most amazing bands and one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard.

    Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons.

    If you haven't heard it, you should try it at least once. It's progressive metal, so it has a very diverse blend of jazz, metal, rock, classical, blues... everything. It also has no set chorus or verses; it's just one big story, like an epic poem. The whole piece is over 20 minutes long.

    What other "epic songs" do you know of, where there is no repeated chorus and no set verses, just a song that tells a story from beginning to end without repeating lyrics?

  • #2
    November Rain....I don't know why, but it seems like an Epic song to's over eight minutes, and it paints a pretty damn good picture in my head whenever I hear it...
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    • #3
      From your description I think you mean more like a ballad?

      Anyway, one song I know that is "epic" in a way is called Hypnotic Vampire by Heatseeker.

      here's the guy's site
      Besides shooting out a big blank from your buttock, you can feel as if your root chakra leaked sweet hot mucus.


      • #4
        No, actually that's why I made the distinction... ballads repeat a tune over and over. These are songs where the tune is different as you move through the piece, so each "verse" is like an entirely new song.


        • #5
          oh, so more like a kind of rock opera squeezed into one song?

          Well this isn't squeezed into one song (spans two CDs actually), but War of the Worlds By Jeff Wayne is pretty cool.
          Besides shooting out a big blank from your buttock, you can feel as if your root chakra leaked sweet hot mucus.


          • #6
            Joe O'Donnell - Gaodhal's Vision

            Epic style concept album telling the story of the founding of the Celtic nation in Ireland. Orchestral/Jazz/Rock, notable mainly for the use of electric fiddle and a guest appearence by Rory Gallagher.

            Shame you can't cut and paste from the album sleeve or I'd give you more detail
            There are a few audio samples at but they are almost worthless.

            If I can find Dream Theatre I'd be interested in taking a listen.



            • #7
              Ozric Tentacles - Waterfall Cities. Soothing, joyous and fantastic.

              Eno - Ambient Music for Airports. I love this album, its so long.


              • #8
                'The stars are projectors' by Modest mouse, repeats lyrics quite a bit but it keeps shifting around and I'd still say it's "epic", really great song anyway.
                And pretty much anything by Opeth.


                • #9
                  Yes need to change!
                  also why not mix jazz with pop?


                  • #10
                    Rush - 2112
                    The The - GIANT
                    Rush - Xanadu
                    Mercury Rev - Frittering
                    Rush - Cygnus X-1
                    Magnum - Don't Wake the Lion
                    Rush - Hemispheres
                    Underworld - Dirty Epic
                    Rush - Caress of Steel
                    Saint Etienne - Western Wind
                    Rush - Natural Science
                    Stereolab - Jenny Ondioline
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                    • #11
                      City Hall by Tenacious D
                      Besides shooting out a big blank from your buttock, you can feel as if your root chakra leaked sweet hot mucus.


                      • #12
                        Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Iron Maiden. Tells a story

                        as he faced the sun, he cast no shadow


                        • #13
                          Otherworld - Strange Neighborhood (Very good song!)

                          Boston - Long Time

                          Pink Floyd - Confortably Numb

                          Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall

                          Malaguena~ (my favorite spanish song)
                          Does anyone know who wrote this song?
                          "It's like saying give a man a Les Paul guitar and he becomes Eric Clapton, and of course that's not true, give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer and he doesn't become...whoever; he doesn't become us." - Roger Waters


                          • #14
                            But of course, the classic 4 movement symphony!

                            Schubert's #2 and the classic Beethoven #9 Are my current car CD's.


                            • #15
                              The Doors- The End (its not really a "story", its very random and gets very, very chaotic towards the end. Great song, though)
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