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by Random Axe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dilemma- Random Acts of Liberation
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Dilemma- Random Acts of Liberation

based on my online handle you'd think I'd live this band and album. It's fairly low energy and quite forgettable. I'll try it some more but this is following suit with a ton of disc a that totally did nothing for me this year
by Random Axe
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recommendations needed.....
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Recommendations needed.....

Two that really stand out to me recently are Burnclear and JD Miller. The Jd was 2017 and burnclear was 2016 I think. They may not have the keyboard heavy sound you're looking for but they are super albums. A couple others that you may like since I normally have a grasp on your tastes are Greek band...
by Random Axe
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...

I think the Cloudscape debut is a good example. The demo versions of the tunes I heard were far better than what Roasting House produced IMO. They smoothed out some parts and eliminated the crunch factor. The opening tune As Light Leads the Way was sooooo badass prior to the album release and it was...
by Random Axe
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 73
Views: 7542

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

I'm really going to have to spend more time with this one. I really didn't care for any of the songs, but maybe the hype I had in my brain was too much to overcome. I'll rip this and play it in shuffle and see if the songs stand out more on their own than as one package. I just didn't feel the norma...
by Random Axe
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Top 50 Albums of 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1283

Re: Top 50 Albums of 2018

I always look forward to this annual present, but it's becoming increasingly clear my strange tastes are out of alignment with the majority of this group, and that's fine. My overwhelming no.1 this year doesn't appear on anyone's list, so I'm the outlier I suppose. I really didn't have a great music...
by Random Axe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Evergrey album
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: New Evergrey album

This is simply strange for me. With every other release they lead in with a brillliant first track/single that reeled me in. This one feels different but perhaps within the context of the albums concept it'll have a different vibe
by Random Axe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Evergrey album
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: New Evergrey album

I have to kinda agree with NOS. I really do like this band and the guys are fantastic but for an opening track this is lacking energy. For me, its about as exciting as the accompanying video. This is an instant purchase regardless of my feelings with the opening track, but I was hoping for somewhat ...
by Random Axe
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dilemma- Random Acts of Liberation
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Dilemma- Random Acts of Liberation

The sampler sounds incredible. I just cashed in some amazon points. Looks like it releases Friday so that probably means delivery next week.
by Random Axe
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dilemma- Random Acts of Liberation
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Dilemma- Random Acts of Liberation

Cool! I've wondered what my buddy Dec was doing these days. Thank you Glenn, this is an instant order...I just have to find a vendor
by Random Axe
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 9917

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

I humbly add to this thread Magnitude 9 - Chaos to Control This was the first album I ordered online from hearing awful wav. files. I then got Zero Hour. I think this was 1997? I bought from Impulse if memory serves. I've gone back and repurchased a few albums from this thread today so thank you for...
by Random Axe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 73
Views: 7542

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

I'm in regardless -- Conception. Check. Tore back. Check. Awesome sounds. Check. Feather moves, melted me. Check. My boy Roy is back. Check. But - my mind is boggled. Roy sings in Kamelot. Roy leaves Kamelot to become a church singer. Roy sings for Conception. What happened ????????? Watch the vide...
by Random Axe
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche new album & tour with Fates Warning
Replies: 21
Views: 1642

Re: Queensryche new album & tour with Fates Warning

I've already got March 12 locked. Hard to believe they are touring together finally. Larry, I had no idea you were moving. we gotta catch up...
by Random Axe
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Universe Effects - Desolation
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: Universe Effects - Desolation

never heard them before, sounds interesting. I'll check into them as this track is pretty nice.
by Random Axe
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 69
Views: 6998

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Well, shit. I just got this in the mail today and I haven't heard a note yet. Now I'm hesitant. I also received the Romeo solo disc and some cool AOR with Groundbreaker. I've had a crap year music wise and I'm not anxious to add to my disappointment. I'm sure I'll peel the shrinkwrap and spin this w...
by Random Axe
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Images of Eden - Soulrise (new release)
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Images of Eden - Soulrise (new release)

As I mentioned earlier ordered this and should be here Tuesday! Sounds like a serious evolution in their sound, production and vocals. This one I feel is gonna be GOOD!
by Random Axe
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 21
Views: 2298

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

I had this playing pretty low in the car with my wife last night so mostly what was heard were vocals, and sure as shit she said they sound like Air Supply. I really enjoyed the previous album, but this one is needing to sink in a bit for me. The closing track is worth the price of the album, though...
by Random Axe
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Time, The Valuator
Replies: 2
Views: 552

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: 2036

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: 23
Views: 2973

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: 3027

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: 13
Views: 1496

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: 1366

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: 1902

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: 1591

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: 5338

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: 1941

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: 4162

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: 2685

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: 1512

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: 868

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: 2685

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: 3027

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: 1503

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: 3027

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: 3016

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

Sounds pretty terrific. I just ordered!

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