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by Digital Man
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 12
Views: 108

Re: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......

Will still need a lot more listens to digest this, but I'm loving what I am hearing so far. I mean, it's new Mystery, that's good enough for me. Lighter, heavier, I don't care it's Mystery.
by Digital Man
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

September can't come soon enough, for multiple reasons. Wish we could just skip August this year and then we'd be closer to getting this album. Liked the song linked, can't wait.
by Digital Man
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mile Marker Zero - have we talked about these guys before?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Mile Marker Zero - have we talked about these guys before?!?

Oddly enough I'm listening to it right now. I was going through my Bandcamp wishlist on Friday. This was on my wishlist, but I don't remember where I heard about it. I listened to it once and bought it.
by Digital Man
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

For anyone else considering this, this is a good comparison:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... sic_stores
by Digital Man
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

One disappointment I just noticed about iTunes and Amazon is that their MP3s are only at around 256kbps. I honestly doubt I could hear the difference, but I always rip at 320bps. I did find 7digital (https://us.7digital.com/) where you can get 320kbps or FLAC. Google Play has 320kbps MP3s. The next ...
by Digital Man
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

Digital Man: if you’re going digital, one of the biggest questions is going to be what is your source for playback? A dedicated music player or an iPhone or Android phone? Most aftermarket stereos offer bluetooth, AUX input, and USB input, but more and more are offering CarPlay/Android Auto. I rece...
by Digital Man
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

Question: What will you do when Apple and Amazon stop offering downloads and move to a 100% streaming service? That's a good question. I hope it never happens, but who knows.The only thing I use streaming for (Spotify) is to check out new bands or releases, then if I like it I prefer to own it. I w...
by Digital Man
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Best place to buy digital music?

This weekend I'll be installing a modern stereo in my truck. To get ready, I took all the CDs I had stashed in the console and carried them inside, only to realize I don't have anywhere to put them. This is forcing me to decide if I continue to buy CDs and rip them to MP3, or go full digital when po...
by Digital Man
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......

The Orphaned Land is my #1 disk of the year and I am pretty sure it will remain there until the end of the year. It truly is as good as Mabool if not better and that's saying a lot. #2 is Amorphis. Beyond that not much else has connected with me yet this year, but there are lots of disks coming out ...
by Digital Man
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 40
Views: 1478

Re: 2018 So Far

Here's another one I forgot to put on my list:
Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14)
by Digital Man
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ...and a new Redemption video
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: ...and a new Redemption video

Damn, that was awesome. July 27 can't come quick enough.
by Digital Man
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 40
Views: 1478

Re: 2018 So Far

As far as disks we're looking forward to, I'm surprised no one mentioned Kingcrow. For some reason the wait for this one is bothering me more than other anticipated disks. Not sure if it's because I pre-ordered it about a year and a half ago, but the wait for this one really seems long.
by Digital Man
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Amorphis - Queen of Time
Replies: 20
Views: 759

Re: Amorphis - Queen of Time

As surprising as it is to say, I've decided that Under The Blood Red Cloud has become my new favorite Amorphis disk. Since it's release, I have listened to it more than just about any other disk in that time frame. It's just insane that this late in their careers they are putting out disks this good...
by Digital Man
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 40
Views: 1478

Re: 2018 So Far

Besides getting caught up on almost 50 years worth of prog rock releases, this is what I've been enjoying most: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs !!!!!! Amorphis - Queen of Time Between the Buried and Me - Automata I Ghost - Prequelle Lords of Black hasn't really clicked with me ye...
by Digital Man
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour and Cynthesis members "A Dyeing Planet"
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Zero Hour and Cynthesis members "A Dyeing Planet"

Clip sounds great, looking forward to hearing more. Who all is involved in this project?
by Digital Man
Wed May 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....

The sample didn't do much in the way to interest me unfortunately..... Maybe an entire song will help Full song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIAQZiSPAHM&list=RDnIAQZiSPAHM&start_radio=1 I have gone from 'blind buy' to 'yeah, I'll have to hear the whole thing first'. I liked this full so...
by Digital Man
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe

I want a Blu-Ray!
by Digital Man
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....

I'm looking forward to this with guarded anticipation. It could be either great or terrible.
by Digital Man
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2440

Re: Lords of Black

LOB is a blind buy for me, so I've already pre-ordered this. I'm not bothering to listen to the samples, I'll just wait for the whole disc.
by Digital Man
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 38
Views: 3140

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I watched this last night and holy shit it's good. As I said I've never been the biggest fan of Ayreon's disks, but this was on a whole different level. One of the best performances I've ever seen. It reminded me of a Broadway musical it was so well done. I mean, everything about it was nearly perfe...
by Digital Man
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 19
Views: 1623

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

Plus, the biggest thing that bugs me....Roy is a devout Christian. Ingar (bassist and really nice guy) is a devout Satanist. Between all this, I feel like a member of the Lone Gunmen and I smell bullshit. I'd love to be wrong. I mean at least they have the "believing that God exists" thin...
by Digital Man
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepted)
Replies: 28
Views: 1782

Re: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepte

I think whether something is metal, rock, progressive, etc. is not a binary question that can only be answered TRUE or FALSE. I didn't typically consider Rush a metal band however there is no denying that lots of their songs had heavy elements that could certainly be considered metal. So yes, Rush d...
by Digital Man
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 38
Views: 3140

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

My copy arrived yesterday, but haven't watched it yet. I'm not even the biggest Ayreon fan ever but this Blu-Ray seemed like a must buy. I knew it was going to be a high quality production of a very special live event, so had to have it especially for the price. Now I'm really looking forward to wat...
by Digital Man
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Roy Khan is finally back!!
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Roy Khan is finally back!!

When I saw this I wasn't sure if it was an April fools joke or not.
by Digital Man
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Random Dream Theater thought
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: Random Dream Theater thought

I heard Pull Me Under on the radio and thought WTF is this? Do I actually like something being played on the radio in the 90's? Amazing disk. I'm pretty sure it was the first prog metal disk that I listened to that I knew was called prog metal. Sure I had listened to FW & QR, but I didn't know t...
by Digital Man
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.

Hell yes Larry. I was just thinking about this recently, could Tyranny really be my favorite CD of all time? It may very well be. The disk is an absolute perfect masterpiece. Their show at PP was the best PP set ever and probably my favorite concert ever. I sure hope they aren't done. They have been...
by Digital Man
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Royal Hunt - Cast In Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Royal Hunt - Cast In Stone

Supposedly Royal Hunt released a new CD on February 21. I'm surprised there has been zero buzz about it. I haven't been able to find a CD copy for sale at any of my usual sources. Looks like you can buy it directly from the band, but I'm wondering why it's not available elsewhere yet. Has anyone hea...
by Digital Man
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush Concerts
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

Re: Rush Concerts

Hey Digital Man have you had a chance to see the band Rush Archives from Colorado? They're playing another show in March. Great stuff. I've been meaning to catch Rush Archives forever and I finally will be able to see the show March 9. Already bought a ticket. They're playing with a Styx cover band...
by Digital Man
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush Concerts
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

Re: Rush Concerts

I can't pintpoint the exact dates of my shows - I couldn't remember either, so that's why I went through this list and found them: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/tourdates.php It's a shame that I didn't get into Rush until my favorite albums were already in the past, so I missed all their 70's...
by Digital Man
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush Concerts
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

Re: Rush Concerts

Hey Digital Man have you had a chance to see the band Rush Archives from Colorado? They're playing another show in March. Great stuff. I've been meaning to catch Rush Archives forever and I finally will be able to see the show March 9. Already bought a ticket. They're playing with a Styx cover band...
by Digital Man
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush Concerts
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

Rush Concerts

Repost from Facebook for those that will miss it there. How about you? As I was reading a thread on a progressive rock forum mourning end end of my favorite band Rush, I realized I could never remember how many times I got to see them live. So I finally decided to take the time to try and figure it ...
by Digital Man
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Death of CD's finally?...
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Death of CD's finally?...

It is kind of sad, but I haven't looked at CDs in a Best Buy in many, many years. So this doesn't really impact me. I still prefer physical CDs if they are available for a reasonable price at Laser's Edge or Amazon. In the past I didn't buy many digital only releases, just waited for a real CD. Howe...
by Digital Man
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review

Great review Matt. Now that I have the CD I went back and read it. Pretty much agree with it all I think.
by Digital Man
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review

This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I didn't listen to any samples or read any reviews because I wanted to digest the entire CD without any pre-conceived notions. I did see the mention of it being better than Mabool, but I didn't want to read the whole review until I heard it m...
by Digital Man
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review

Still waiting for my copy to arrive tomorrow. Really, really looking forward to this one.

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