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by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vangough / Warpaint ...... what happened ?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Vangough / Warpaint ...... what happened ?

It's not a bad disc, but it comes off as second rate Leprous rather than carrying on the PoS torch Daniel dropped after Remedy Lane. Leprous is extremely good at taking a song and slowly building, adding layers each time, to come to a glorious full-thoated climax (that sounds SO wrong as I type it.....
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voyager - Ghost Mile - my review
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Voyager - Ghost Mile - my review

For whatever reason, and it's not for a lack of trying on my part, this is a band that has just never clicked with me. They were fantastic live, and I love the quirky almost 80's-ish elements to the music, but somehow the studio albums don't do much at all for me..... I'll probably give this one a t...
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......

We didn't go Load on everybody! I'd forgive Load. I won't forgive Lulu! Now, if you incorporate some Lalu, that would be ok...... As far as the delays..... How many bands have come and gone in the time since the first SW album? It would have been easy to call it a day, but you keep persevering and ...
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......

Yeah, I'm mostly lurking, but I enjoy reading some of the lengthy review posts from ProgPower-fest and some releases etc, so I pop in from time to time to endulge! On the downside, it is taking forever, mostly due to one man's other endeavours.... On the upside, I seriously think it might be some o...
by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)

That being said, that song was awesome and I'm really looking forward to this disc. The guitar sound is edgy and up front, love it! Romero is perfect as usual. There! I said it!! I'm with you. Great song, and I have very high expectations for both this and the new Jorn album. With both efforts, it'...
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

Todd says they are not doing the Visions thing on that part of the tour, so it looks like Haken twice in a weeks for me !!-!!!!- Yeah, that part doesn't surprise me too much. I'd expect a pretty different set list for the rest of the tour. Give me a nice dose of a little of each album, and I'll be ...
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

So here is my problem...... They are coming to Boston Aug 27th...... Where in the hell is the Brighton Music Hall ??? I'll find it......but the real issue is that they play Visions the following week at PP and I'm psyched up for that....... Don't want to spoil the surprise if u know what I mean.......
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

Haken is currently releasing a bunch of US dates for a fall 10th anniversary tour..... I am BEYOND excited to see Columbus has a show on Aug 29!

Looks like lots of shows still being added, as I saw Detroit and Cleveland announced this morning.

VERY STOKED for this!!!
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARTHEMIS - Blood-Fury-Domination
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: ARTHEMIS - Blood-Fury-Domination

I did. I like them, and they are DEFINITELY different than the old stuff. Much more modern crunch, more aggressive..... Intriguing for sure.
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARTHEMIS - Blood-Fury-Domination
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: ARTHEMIS - Blood-Fury-Domination

I have two of their MUCH older CDs, and they were squarely in the generic Italian symphonic power metal scene. Pretty good stuff, but nothing remarkable. I know they went through some fairly major transitions after those two discs, and I was quite stunned to see them putting out new material still.
by Sir Exar Kun
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 30
Views: 843

Re: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......

Don't even recall at this point how or when I stumbled in here, as it feels like this group has somehow been here forever now! Those early days were very much magical.... Hearing names of bands compared to other bands, and following these chains like breadcrumbs. Initially it was so incredibly hard ...
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dunno how well this will go over on here..Anthrax covers Kansas
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Dunno how well this will go over on here..Anthrax covers Kansas

Disappointed, only from the standpoint that I wanted to hear this turned into an insane thrash song! Honestly, they did a REALLY good job staying true to the original.... It's funny, as my wife is a HUGE Supernatural (TV show) fan, and apparently this song gets all kinds of play on that show. Played...
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some discs from the past - the test of time ?
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Some discs from the past - the test of time ?

Gods, I LOVE these sorts of threads!!! Alas, this list has more stuff on it that I never heard than most I see, so not able to contribute as much this time.... SCENARIO / A Fearful Symmetry - Love this disc, pure DT worship prog metal but very well done. Seems like this came out about the same time ...
by Sir Exar Kun
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Edenbridge / The Great Momentum .......
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Edenbridge / The Great Momentum .......

LOL..... That very well could be.
by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: This Winter Machine - New Neo-Prog Outfit?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: This Winter Machine - New Neo-Prog Outfit?

This is a disc that showcases significant potential not fully realized yet. The songwriting on here is right up my alley, with slow building songs that gradually build to a crescendo. The problem is that the way the album is mixed diminishes the crescendo to a mild swelling only. The guitars are pre...
by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Edenbridge / The Great Momentum .......
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Edenbridge / The Great Momentum .......

I'm pleasantly surprised with this one..... The first half of the disc in particular is quite strong, with a little more chunk than they usually offer musically. The second half of the guitar solo in track two (Die Is Not Cast?) is particularly awesome..... The last three songs (of which two are the...
by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Dead Reckoning > did not care for this Don't listen to him. Larry is dead WRONG on this one. :) This one is a more simplistic approach than their other albums (with Subsurface being the most similar), but is the most melodically engaging of any of theirs. With Threshold, I don't think I could pick ...
by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

So, going through Amazon I picked up EIGHT cds today. I currently own zero Threshold.


Nice work!!!! And congrats on the house..... Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these. Did you skip Wounded Land and Extinct Instinct on purpose? Those are actually two of my favorites.....
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Divine Regale? yes, yes indeed....
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: new Divine Regale? yes, yes indeed....

I'll definitely check this out. Yeah I remember that stretch of time where prog bands were hesitant to put out full releases. Most of them did end up on full albums. Larry, what was the German band around this time that released a two song EP, their name started with Sun________. I'd never gotten t...
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

I love both Damian and Glynn, so this is a win/win lose/lose situation. I'd love it if they could somehow use BOTH, but that is a pipe dream.....

Sounds like there is a lot of backstory here.
by Sir Exar Kun
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God

Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Jean-Claude Van Damme? :lol:


I hadn't before, but I sure do now...... Too funny!
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pyramaze - Contingent (April 28, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Pyramaze - Contingent (April 28, 2017)

Pyramaze is a band that, for me, has always been dominated by their vocalist. The first two albums were pure Lance King, then came a dose of Matt Barlow, and the last album reminded me strongly of Urban Breed era Tad Morose (a void which I LOVE seeing filled), but somehow it always feels like a diff...
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God

This will be an easy blind-buy for me. They have never matched the greatness of "Return to Heaven Denied", but every album has been solid in its own way.
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....
Replies: 45
Views: 2885

Re: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....

Isn't Seventh Wonder due for a release this year?


.....sigh......

I'll believe it when I see it. Cannot come soon enough, as the two tracks on the live album just served as a teaser.
by Sir Exar Kun
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Edenbridge / The Great Momentum .......
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Edenbridge / The Great Momentum .......

Alas, I wish I had read this and your Knight Area reviews BEFORE my last Laser's Edge order..... I was ordering the two original Need discs (kudos to Ken for landing those), and needed a third to round out the order so tagged in the Edenbridge album. My hopes are never too high for them, but based o...
by Sir Exar Kun
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / Aquarius & Visions re-masters.
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: HAKEN / Aquarius & Visions re-masters.

I've held off on ordering either, as I have the originals on both and never really felt any need to have them retooled. Had they included even a single bonus track on them, I would have bought both instantly. Alas, the instrumental mixes don't do anything for me. "Aquarius" has always been...
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: This Winter Machine - New Neo-Prog Outfit?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

This Winter Machine - New Neo-Prog Outfit?

Description on Ken's site has me ready to pull the trigger without hearing a note..... Anyone (LARRY?) check this out yet?

http://lasercd.com/cd/man-who-never-was
by Sir Exar Kun
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...

Sounds like Nevermore resurrected! Both riffs and singing.


Are we listening to the same album?
by Sir Exar Kun
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...

Dude, Saturday may 27. Westfield, MI I think it's at the Token Lounge. Should be an amazing show. Four hour drive from Cincinnati but totally worth it! If all is good with the social director at home, we may have to make the trip up also. I have in-laws up there so easy excuse to go up for the week...
by Sir Exar Kun
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...

I get to see them and Ascendia in May in Detroit. That will be a magical night for me.


When is that? I may have to make the trip up for that, as I have family up there still.... Hope it's a weekend?
by Sir Exar Kun
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...

Listening to this again today, and this is STUNNINGLY good stuff. Oravam was solid, but this is another level. No exaggeration: this is Wolverine / Kingcrow level good. Will be stunned if this isn't top three by end of the year. Right now is my disc of the year, but with only two albums so far this ...
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pain of Salvation - ITPLOD - full review
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: Pain of Salvation - ITPLOD - full review

By the way, I just saw them last week here live and while I thought they were really good, it felt like Daniel was holding back vocally. It made me think he's sitting in a very comfortable zone on this disc. He's got an amazing voice but he's not using its full potential. Any chance he legitimately...
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voyager - "Ghost Mile"
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Voyager - "Ghost Mile"

Not to mention Voyager has never really been about the long noodling opuses.
by Sir Exar Kun
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...

They did the same thing on Orvam.


I must have blacked out during that part..... Totally do not recall that one.

Yeah, it brought back memories of "Invisible Circles" for me.....

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