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by Random Axe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?

I havent heard anything but the debut from them. This thread prompted me to check more into them. Delusion rain sounds pretty damn good, way better than i remember the band. New vocalist? I will resrarch further...
by Random Axe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)

For me, there are four candidates that stand head, shoulders, torso and crotch above the others. I may be leaving one or two out but these just resonate with me and im sure none will be a surprise.

Ascendia

Need - Orvam

Speaking to Stones - Elements

Fates Warning - Theories
by Random Axe
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 1177

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

I'm likely the only one here, but I prefer the previous vocalist. I'm not connecting with this new one at all. I can hear why everyone likes it, I just can't hear why I should. I'll come back to it...
by Random Axe
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...

I've had this for quite some time but never found the time to really absorb it. It's everything you described. I will take this in my car soon and just keep it on shuffle for a week or two. I know I didn't give it then time and attention it deserves. That'll change this week.
by Random Axe
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Redemption in the works?
Replies: 14
Views: 1005

Re: new Redemption in the works?

I always look forward to a new Redemption recording! It just so happens that The Art Of Loss is one of my favorite Redemption records. Nick, is Poland still your guy? Thank you for the kind words, Todd! Chris will be playing on this record, yes, as well as Simone Mularoni of DGM. Both monsters. If ...
by Random Axe
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Circus Maximus to release live Bluray .......
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Circus Maximus to release live Bluray .......

I'll give this it's due. I'm betting a lot of these tunes morph into something heavier and proggier in a live setting with live energy. I've watched their career since I got a demo CD from Truls to review way before the debut was released. I've seen and heard the shifts in sound and direction, mostl...
by Random Axe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

If they had a different name I guarantee they'd have more hype and following. JD Miller sounds like a douche who takes up two parking spots with his Corsica or a door to door window salesman.
by Random Axe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

One of my all time favorites is the Power of Omens debut, and it definitely has some challenges. I'll check this out!
by Random Axe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

I just got this and it is very strong. It's like mixing Evergreys Hymns for the broken with some Last Tribe/Cloudscape and adding some modern pop touches. Good stuff!
by Random Axe
Wed May 31, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The CD collection is being sold....
Replies: 16
Views: 1515

Re: The CD collection is being sold....

And...so is mine. I only have Riddles. Must have traded it a while back
by Random Axe
Wed May 31, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The CD collection is being sold....
Replies: 16
Views: 1515

Re: The CD collection is being sold....

Sir Exar Kun wrote:If you have a copy of Leviathan's "Scoring the Chapters", PM me!!!! :)



Dude, I might have one for you if Larry does not. I'll check tonight.
by Random Axe
Mon May 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evergrey last night...
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Evergrey last night...

I saw them on saturday. It may have been the venue or it could be their requests but damn they were too loud. The mix was a wall of noise with the vocal mics being way too hot. Did not enjoy the set at all. And yes the setlist was very heavy on the new one but that's fine, I get it. My only reason f...
by Random Axe
Tue May 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 29
Views: 2287

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

I really don't have anything techy or even really insightful to add except an alternative. Maybe sell off a few or more. My criteria when I did this a while back was if I hadn't played it in five years and I have no interest in saying it today...outahere! The seagates are great, but it would be a fu...
by Random Axe
Sun May 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

This was strange. I heard the first part of the official video and thought meh, not bad. Then just now I listen to the album teaser vid and that sold me. So I'll grab this for sure.
by Random Axe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

Columbus is very doable for me except I don't like Haken. Dammit. I still may go, though.
by Random Axe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 35
Views: 3330

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

Although I've been in and out for the last decade, I joined the original board in 1998 I believe, a random link from the Heady Metal site I clicked on. I hate that I still to his day have not met any of you in person, which is a source of regret. I hope to have provided a miniscule contribution over...
by Random Axe
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4860

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Dead Reckoning, Psyche and Journey arrived today! Five more on the way. I'll have a lot to listen to while moving and unpacking next week.
by Random Axe
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4860

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

I lost grabbed six from the same vendor for shipping discount, so I was limited to what cell carried. I'll eventually pick up the rest. Yeah, I closed on my first house yesterday. I've got a huge media/family room that will be dedicated to movies and music. I'll have framed vinyl and movie posters a...
by Random Axe
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4860

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

I totally jumped in the deep end of the Threshold pool today. I gave the newer albums some youtube time with Wilson and now I'm digging those too. So, going through Amazon I picked up EIGHT cds today. I currently own zero Threshold. Hypothetical Dead Reckoning March The Journey Psyche Critical Clone...
by Random Axe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4860

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

I'll totally sidestep the singer switch to say that, for whatever reason, the switch just flipped for me and I'm totally digging this band finally. I tried a few times over the years and decades but it took till this afternoon to really "feel" Threshold. My introduction was with Mac, and I...
by Random Axe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Divine Regale? yes, yes indeed....
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

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

I'd never heard the EP, just Ocean Mind. I found that album just a bit bland, maybe over produced? It never made me interested in anything else they'd done. So, should I check this out? ***Scott, the EP is totally different imo. First off, that EP was part of the prog metal movement on the Internet...
by Random Axe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Divine Regale? yes, yes indeed....
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

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

I'd never heard the EP, just Ocean Mind. I found that album just a bit bland, maybe over produced? It never made me interested in anything else they'd done.

So, should I check this out?
by Random Axe
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted

The opening was kinda shaky for me as I was listening for a discernable melody within the chaotic structure but the 2:00 mark kicked in and sold me. This is gonna be good!
by Random Axe
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted

Interesting signing. Their previous albums were pretty good and we're thisclose to making the leap to great. Hopefully these new musical relationships force the band to fully realize their potential. Now, if other ridiculously deserving bands like Ascendia, Need and Iris Divine could get label supp...
by Random Axe
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted

Interesting signing. Their previous albums were pretty good and we're thisclose to making the leap to great. Hopefully these new musical relationships force the band to fully realize their potential. Now, if other ridiculously deserving bands like Ascendia, Need and Iris Divine could get label suppo...
by Random Axe
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

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 Random Axe
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

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!
by Random Axe
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

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

Orvam was my album of the year in 2014, so I was really looking forward to this. My first spin didn't really impress me like I was expecting so I've had it in constant repeat in my car and yes, this is absolutely great, but not what I'd anticipated. Where Orvam is super high energy with some eclecti...
by Random Axe
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THEORY - The Art Of Evil
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: THEORY - The Art Of Evil

I really liked the title track the rest is okay. Not super impressed with the vocals but it's an album to check out further.
by Random Axe
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5112

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

The other day I was listening to Fragile Vastness - A Tribute To Life (Recommended by Scott long time ago, if I remember correctly). I think they are working on a new album to be released in 2017... Yes, my lone contribution to PMRising. Lol Its actually a completely different band and style now. T...
by Random Axe
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5112

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

I'm terrible about keeping up with forthcoming albums, but after the new Need album I only have two gigantic 2017 releases I'm craving.

Iris Divine

Ascendia

There will be other awesome albums for sure but those two are personal for me and by far my most anticipated.
by Random Axe
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Meshiaak - Alliance of thieves: melodic thrash
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Meshiaak - Alliance of thieves: melodic thrash

This has the guitarist from Teramaze. Pretty cool but the vox are a bit too course for me if it's like that through the entire album. I'm no thrash guy but I'll stick with Cyclone Temple all the way.
by Random Axe
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My top 35 of 2016 (better late than never...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: My top 35 of 2016 (better late than never...)

Our lists have some similarities. I'm into the AOR and melodic rock scene but my own best of list was a bit metal top heavy. You sir have excellent taste
by Random Axe
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom...
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

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

Orvam is amazing to me and in my top five of the last decade. I just got the limited fabric book edition of the new one tonight but haven't yet played it. I'll get to see them in may with Ascendia and Evergrey. Stoked!!!
by Random Axe
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 3157

Re: New Ayreon video

I've never had an Ayreon album, just thought it would be too high concept and not enough melodies. This sounded great and will be my first purchase from this group and Arjen. I'm not a fan of multiple singers on single tune but this may change my mind.

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