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by GaetanL
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

This board is my home page for about 20 years. Thanks to everyone!
by GaetanL
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe

Would have prefer they select only one show from start to finish. This would have been a real setlist. What we have here is more like a greatest hits album than a real setlist...
by GaetanL
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

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

GaetanL wrote:(not only a different version of an already released track)

Sometimes they interest me also...
by GaetanL
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

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

In general I think remastered are fine if we are talking about an album that didn’t sound too great to begin with because of how it was done first (ehmmm Nevermore), or because of age (the Deathrow album), but something fairly new that already sounded great in the first place such as the Arena disc...
by GaetanL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Last time I remember a remaster sounded really better than the original is Heaven's Cry – "Food For Thought Substitute" re-released by Prosthetic Records in 2013. But it is also remixed. First half of this album is truly excellent. I have just played it and it's still great prog metal aft...
by GaetanL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Last time I remember a remaster sounded really better than the original is Heaven's Cry – "Food For Thought Substitute" re-released by Prosthetic Records in 2013. But it is also remixed. When only remastered, most of the time I crank up the volume of the original and they sound to me prett...
by GaetanL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:43 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: 796

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

Now that other metal albums of the 80s are accepted and not only 1988, here are another albums of bands not mentioned yet: Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite (1989) Holocaust - The Sound Of Souls (1989) Mercyful Fate - Melissa (1983) DBC - Universe (1989) I have a review of these albums on my ...
by GaetanL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:45 am
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: 796

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

Sir Exar Kun wrote:Slight correction: "Gutter Ballet" was 1989, "Streets" was 1991.

You are right, I mixed-up "Gutter Ballet" with "Streets". I edited my post.
by GaetanL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:34 am
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: 796

Re: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

How about Savatage at this same era? They went from "Hall of the Mountain King" which had some obvious classical influences bearing on the sound, to "Gutter Ballet" which really brought in a more progressive songwriting style, to "Streets" which was the closest thing t...
by GaetanL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Axios - Erased
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Axios - Erased

Bienvenue Patrick!
by GaetanL
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:29 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: 796

Re: 1988: Metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

About Queensrÿche - Rage For Order, I say at least as progressive as Operation: Mindcrime if not more. I wrote on my website that RFO is my first classic prog metal album. It was released in 1986. Not much prog metal albums in that year. On this post I wanted to focus on 1988 and talk about the prog...
by GaetanL
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:56 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: 796

Re: 1988: Metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

I have just realized that Iron Maiden - "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" was released before Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (about 1 month earlier from what I read on Metal Archives). I always thought Mindcrime was the first metal concept album ever... I guess I was wrong... Maybe now I'...
by GaetanL
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:45 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: 796

Re: 1988: Metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

I would actually say Operation Mindcrime was a slight step back as far as progressive elements from Rage for Order,especially with all the futuristic and even proto electronic/industrial influences leaking in.While Mindcrime was a monster and loved,it was more for it being a concept album,with Suit...
by GaetanL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster

I knew the band name was ringing a bell... I have a review of End Amen - "Your Last Orison" on my web site. This band consisted of Psychotic Waltz and Deathrow members. I am a huge fan of Psychotic Waltz. Currently playing the full album "Deception Ignored"... This time from star...
by GaetanL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:07 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: 796

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

I don't want to start a genre war so you can replace the word "progressive" by "complex" if you prefer... Some metal bands in the list may have started before 1988 to add a progressive element to their music. I also included in the list their 1988 prog metal album... But I think ...
by GaetanL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 30
Views: 1397

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

As I was gazing at the 30 songs or so on this monster, I stopped at #19 and just stood in amazement, when I saw "Computer Eyes" listed......I'm not sure I can wait to get thru the whole DVD as this is my favorite song off Actual Fantasy -- speaking of which, Actual Fantasy is listed, but ...
by GaetanL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster

Never heard this album... I played it a couple of minutes on youtube... Maybe I didn't spend enough time on it... I take note of it in my notepad file about albums / bands to investigate. You are the person who turned me into Voïvod with your comments on Nothingface. Also in 1988 like this Deathrow ...
by GaetanL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Random Dream Theater thought
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Random Dream Theater thought

On my website I wrote that I & W is my favorite album of the 90s...
The technical passage in Metropolis Part I is one of the best ever of that kind...
by GaetanL
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan

Guillaume wrote:Never heard the Metal Mind remaster? It's not good?

PM sent...
by GaetanL
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan

In case of the "The Outer Limits", I have both, the original MCA edition CD and the Metal Mind Remaster CD.
Too me, the proper edition is the original MCA edition. This is I think the same master used for this 2018 Japan CD reissue. Which is to me a good thing...
by GaetanL
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan

Voïvod - "Nothing Face" / "Angel Rat" / "The Outer Limits" CDs reissued in Japan

Limited Low-priced Edition

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/person/700165688

Just in case you might be interested...
by GaetanL
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Galahad so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Galahad so far...

One more spin, this time more concentrated on the music... "Empires Never Last" wins...
by GaetanL
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Galahad so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Galahad so far...

Got the new one "Seas Of Change". It's actually one 42 minutes song. After 3 spins, I say at least "very good", I need more spins and to be more concentrated on the music to say if it's better than "very good". Maybe it's a bit early, but I would say that "Empires ...
by GaetanL
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kiss Of Death
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Kiss Of Death

LarryD wrote:I vote for Vanden Plas' version ......... :)

Since it was a remake of Dokken's original, I didn't play it yesterday... Currently playing...
by GaetanL
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kiss Of Death
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Kiss Of Death

Tonight I played this song title from 4 different albums.
My ranking of "Kiss Of Death" in order of preference:

1. Dokken - Back For The Attack
2. Anvil - Strength Of Steel
3. Black Sabbath - Forbidden
4. Fates Warning - Night On Bröcken
by GaetanL
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush Concerts
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Rush Concerts

As I said before, I like Rush but I'm not a huge fan.
I saw them only once a couple of years ago.
To me, the concert to own on DVD / Blu-ray is "Rush In Rio". I love this concert! The crowd is going crazy! But it's not the best for image quality though.
by GaetanL
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Galahad so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Galahad so far...

I love the album "Empires Never Last"! (2007) recommended long time ago by Progulus... This is not metal but maybe this can be called heavy neo-prog! (strong hard rock influence) I have not heard yet the new one just released ("Seas Of Change"). I will order it. I have the previo...
by GaetanL
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Death of CD's finally?...
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

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

***Gaetan - I don't look at it that way. Now, I'm speaking about discs like instrumentals that I normally don't listen to on a regular basis. It's strictly a mood thing. Therefore, for $7.99 - I can store it on my computer. Burn it onto a CD-R and take it in the car. Play the music on my phone thru...
by GaetanL
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Death of CD's finally?...
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

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

And to be honest, I'd rather pay $7.99 for an instrumental download, than pay $15 for the actual disc, if you can find it ...... But the value of your download after purchase (this more a rental) is 0... For the CD, it's difficult to say how much but it certainly keep a certain value. After a perio...
by GaetanL
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Death of CD's finally?...
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

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

Every articles I read about CD retailers (with a physical building) stopping selling CD or completely closing, they mention only streaming and digital download as the cause. They seem to forget that many people buy CDs online. Yes it's true that CD sales have declined but CD customers are not retard...
by GaetanL
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bands releasing independent releases on CD-R without even knowing it...
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Bands releasing independent releases on CD-R without even knowing it...

It happened to me twice that I bought an independent release and that the band learned from me that their release is actually a CD-R...
Everything looks great... the booklet... the logo printed on the disc... etc... except that this is actually a CD-R...
Sad but true...
by GaetanL
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Organized Chaos - Divulgence
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Organized Chaos - Divulgence

Their debut "Inner Conflict" seems to be good as well... Didn't spend a lot of time listening to it on bandcamp but I have a good feeling... I'll probably come back later...
by GaetanL
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:24 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: 1474

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

There are many...
One of my favorites of all time: Marillion - Easter
by GaetanL
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Old school prog metal haul
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Old school prog metal haul

First 3 songs of Superior - Behind are awesome!

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