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by Random Axe
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Time, The Valuator
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Time, The Valuator

Thanks Mat. That sounds pretty great. I'll be looking for that!
by Random Axe
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: COLLIBUS - Trusting The Illusion
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: COLLIBUS - Trusting The Illusion

I dig the hell out of this. I swear when I first heard a tune a few days ago I didnt know it was a female vocal. It straight up sounded like an atmospheric David Readman. These vocal parts are written for a male tenor, and she nails this material. I'll tell you how impressed I am, and this will show...
by Random Axe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

What I heard this morning was pretty damn good, I was just pissed off I ended up with the bullshit Amazon CDR. it's that on demand crap that I hadn't seen before I pushed the one click purchase button. I'll spin on the way home from work today but Im heated that I wasn't paying attention and will ha...
by Random Axe
Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 1071

Re: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)

I'm not sure what or how to feel with this. It's obviously amazing and I agree the youtube sample has the vox too low but Im sure that's not how it'll be on disc. As impactful as Nicks music has been on me over the last decade plus I was torn with a new vocalist to deliver it. i was waiting for Ray ...
by Random Axe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

I'm fairly certain I preordered this but my PayPal shows no payments. Strange...guess it was cancelled or a glitch. I'll sample a bit more now before buying
by Random Axe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

Legacy is amazingly decent. He isn't used to his potential on that or the new release. I'm in the Tony O'Hora camp of Praying Mantis. Those two albums are melodic rock/metal gems. Kinda like Royal Hunt without the bombast.
by Random Axe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe

can't remember the last time I purchased a live album, but this one is a mandatory buy. that is a great, balanced setlist.
by Random Axe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

I've never been a huge fan, but this vid clip does sound good.
by Random Axe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3354

Re: New Kamelot single

I'll just say it, this new one is crap. Devoid of character or an original thought, Shadow Theory has finally broken me as a fan. Much like the last Circus Maximus, my first and only spin of this album was spent in perpetual WTF face as I tried to process how boring and lifeless this collection of t...
by Random Axe
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: BOREALIS - The Offering
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: BOREALIS - The Offering

I took a chance on this even though I didn't care for the previous. I'm glad I did as this is stellar. I didnt get the loudness factor that many did but that could have been my stereo. This is super tight and crisp and has good dynamics.
by Random Axe
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2565

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

I'll have to relisten to this because I found pretty much all Arena bland and void of melody and have never really liked any of their albums. I'm willing to try again, though. perhaps Ive gotten smarter
by Random Axe
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hekz - Invicta - April 20
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: Hekz - Invicta - April 20

I made it through the sampler and preordered. Sounds pretty cool and bombastic. I'll give them a shot.
by Random Axe
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Gus G...damn!
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

New Gus G...damn!

This sounds amazing with Dennis Ward looking like Luke Skywalker on vocals. Wow.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-JMY5npXSZQ
by Random Axe
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: CDs for sale - check the trade board for info .....
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: CDs for sale - check the trade board for info .....

wow, I don't actually have that page stored, just the main board. cool to see some action. maybe we can ressurect trading again...
by Random Axe
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hekz - Invicta - April 20
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: Hekz - Invicta - April 20

I've never heard of this band...ever. I suppose I should click the link and I think I will...
by Random Axe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys

Lyra's is okay. nothing super special. Singer is quite limited in range and delivery. not bad. not something I need to spin again soon.

Now, this Ostura thats been mentioned...I'll have to look into that.
by Random Axe
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kickstarter project from Chris Roy ........
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Kickstarter project from Chris Roy ........

Link doesnt seem to work. I'd like to cjeck this out nut I'm getting a 404.
by Random Axe
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys

Super fast shipping from the label, Lyra's Legacy is here. Ill take it on the road to work in the morning. According to the label, official release was Jan of 18. Ive got a strong feeling this is gonna be great.
by Random Axe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

Sounds pretty terrific. I just ordered!
by Random Axe
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys

Yeah I checked, they look alike. Both sound great. E21 is awesome and I think Im going to dig Lyras
by Random Axe
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Lyra's Legacy: For all you old fucks that miss crunch & keys

Heard a third of that song and I ordered the disc. I could already tell its made for me. Reminds me of Empire21, and it may be the same singer. Sure looks like him.
by Random Axe
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Undrask - battle through time - Scott P give them a chance
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Undrask - battle through time - Scott P give them a chance

Cool dave. I'll check them out. Theres some game on tonight Im watching. Harsh vox as flavoring is okay to me
by Random Axe
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I need to list 10 ballads from the prog genre to a friend and I can't remember much
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: I need to list 10 ballads from the prog genre to a friend and I can't remember much

Fates Warning - The Road Goes on Forever
Dream Theater - Silent Man
Kamelot - Glory, Sailormans Hymn

Not sure if thats the kind youre looking for but those are favs of mine
by Random Axe
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Old school prog metal haul
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Old school prog metal haul

I'm off work tomorrow so I think I'll spin some of this. I've got like 15 or more albums I haven't yet gotten to.

BTW, Gods of Silence is pretty damn badass. Its basically the band Kirk witha diifferent vocalist and slightly heavier. Thats first in tomorrows rotation
by Random Axe
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Old school prog metal haul
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Old school prog metal haul

A buddy recently bought an entire collection and was selling them off individually between 3 and 6 dollars. There were a bunch Id traded over the years and some I never had. Timescape - Strange, Two Worlds Superior - Behind Chromeshift - Hubi Meisel - Emocean, Kailash Ascenion Theory - Fragile Vastn...
by Random Axe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Search found 0 matches: Huis
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Search found 0 matches: Huis

Yeah, I just got those today as well. Havent yet played but the samples I heard were outstanding.
by Random Axe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Youtube links of complete albums or songs
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Youtube links of complete albums or songs

Almost all bands, labels and artists promote through youtube so theres no shortage of legit songs and albums. The rest that are not official are generally done from fans hoping to assist the bands spread the music. Sure, a couple are attempting to profit but overall its a fantastic tool that I use a...
by Random Axe
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Greg Analla from Seventhsign RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Greg Analla from Seventhsign RIP

I dont normally post stuff like this, but this one just hit me harder. I truly love his work with Seventhsign and some of his other projects. Not sure what happened, some kind of accident. Its posted on his facebook page. He was a great teacher and historian of native American culture and a cool dud...
by Random Axe
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My top 10 of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: My top 10 of 2017

Icefish is beyond great. Its difficult to accurately describe but think mixing Awake era DT with a little Vanden Plas and throw in some Amaranthe styled keys and youve got a basic idea. The two tunes on youtube arent the best songs on the album. And yet its my no.2 for the year. Gotta be something p...
by Random Axe
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My top 10 of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: My top 10 of 2017

We have a mutual no.2 for the year at least. Im still waiting for the physical album to arrive. I haven't filled out a full top list as Im equally torn between our music here and my aor/melodic rock. Its hard to list and often hard to categorize. One Desire may crack my top list but I have a couple ...
by Random Axe
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Search found 0 matches: Huis
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Search found 0 matches: Huis

I missed the thread initially but just checked three minutes worth of an album sample and I'm ready to order! But, Amazon is selling cdrs??? Giess maybe I'll contact the band...sounds great!
by Random Axe
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Top 50 of 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

Re: Top 50 of 2017

Quick thoughts The Galneryus singer has a bit of an accent... If Id not watched the video but instead just listened I'd have sworn Vanish was Brainstorm/Symphorce. Thats good in most cases. I just ordered. I had heard a Damnations Day tune before this one and it kinda annoyed me with the vocal screa...
by Random Axe
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Icefish - Human Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Icefish - Human Hardware

Okay, I can firmly say this is my no.2 album for 2017. This is totally amazing. Initially I'd have said this is a mix of DT'S Awake and Amaranthe for the keys. Its far more than that. Yes, it cost me around 25 with shipping but damn this is stellar material. This is pure class and a total surprise. ...
by Random Axe
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Icefish - Human Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Icefish - Human Hardware

Sounds great but 25 dollars is a bit out of line. Ill wait till they figure out how to sell through amazon. Of course I say that now, I may still break down and buy but thats pricey for a debut based on two songs.
by Random Axe
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Jono - “Life” - great vocalist
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Jono - “Life” - great vocalist

As a vocal snob and overall picky bastard I have to say the two songs I heard I wasnt impressed. Sure he has nice vibrato and dramatic delivery but thats it. Feels like he should be doing Rogers and Hammerstein stuff. Hes a decent enough vocalist, just not a good match to the music IMO.

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