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by GaetanL
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1391

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

The Barstool Philosophers - Sparrows (2009) Fantastic debut from this Dutch band, then they just disappeared for years. They did have a second release with a variety of vocalists but I just couldn't bring myself to get it after the original vocalist, Leon Brouwer, left the band. Maybe someone's hea...
by GaetanL
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1391

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

introclaus wrote:so yeah .. sure .. we can just go ahead and list everything right away .. lol

I didn't list everything... Nothing below my rating of 4 out of 5. I also made an effort to focus only on obscure / forgotten... Took a long time to make this list...
by GaetanL
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1391

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

LORD BANE - Age of Elegance One album only, but what a disc ... this was a demo from a young American band, that somehow made it overseas and found its way onto the desk of Nordic Metal, a tiny Danish record label. Mika, the owner of NM played the demo for me (and the rest of the Metalized Magazine...
by GaetanL
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1391

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Prog Metal Excellent (My rating out of 5 is 5, 4.5 or 4 in my music software) Obscure / Forgotten (I have shorten my first list by being more severe on this criteria) Album is at least 10 years old Rating: 5 Madsword - The Global Village Power Of Omens - Eyes Of The Oracle Rating: 4.5 Ebony Ark - De...
by GaetanL
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?

I added the band to my website in the neo-prog section.
To me, "A Tower Of Silence" is truly their best album. It's like Sylvan's "Posthumous Silence".
"The Second Hand" comes second. I don't care much about the other 2 studio albums (1st and 3rd).
by GaetanL
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?

I don't believe we have ever brought up Anubis -- there are actually 2 Anubis bands ... the one you speak of out of Australia, and another metal band that I can't remember the origin. The Neo-Prog Anubis, is as you said .... a Pink Floyd vibe, although I don't ever remember thinking Haken when I li...
by GaetanL
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?

I hear some Pink Floyd "The Wall" and some Haken "Aquarius"...
by GaetanL
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Have we already talked about the neo-prog band Anubis from Australia?

I'm currently playing the album "A Tower Of Silence" (2011)...
It sounds really good... not sure how to describe this... This is not exactly classic neo-prog...
by GaetanL
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

For me the best is to buy CDs and rip them in flac. At least go flac all the way and convert the flac files to the format you want and the bitrate you want when needed. If you change your mind about the format or the bitrate, simply repeat the process, no problem, your source is perfect (flac files)...
by GaetanL
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

LarryD wrote:Are Claus and I the only two guys that have heard this thing ???? if you are a Fates fan, this is essential ............

Not purchased yet but will...
by GaetanL
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

The only thing I use streaming for (Spotify) is to check out new bands or releases, then if I like it I prefer to own it. Yeah, as you said, it's better to own it. Spotify so far is a financial pit. They have never made a profit so far... This situation cannot last forever. I don't know the future ...
by GaetanL
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Am I missing something or Fates Warning is only a double CD release (no DVD)?
by GaetanL
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Based on Uncle Claus' suggestion that I go back and check out the previous two Paul Manzi discs, I played "The Unquiet Sky" and "The Seventh Degree" back to back-- after playing "Double Vision" ........ "Double Vision" blows those two others away ...... hands...
by GaetanL
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Now this is humbling - and cool - even if it is Dave Grohl.....
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Now this is humbling - and cool - even if it is Dave Grohl.....

I have on Blu-ray the Rush documentary "Beyond The Lighted Stage". If I remember correctly the band said that without Neil Peart this is the end of Rush... So if it's still true, this might be the end...
by GaetanL
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption videos and filming at Progpower (added Blu Ray preorder reward)
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Redemption videos and filming at Progpower (added Blu Ray preorder reward)

I'm posting to change this thread status to unread for all of you to see Nick's update (see his first post of this thread).
by GaetanL
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

LarryD wrote:I forgot to mention this band

You didn't forget to mention this band... You forgot you mentioned this band... :wink:
I still refer to the email you sent me long time ago about your favorites neo-prog albums... Shadowland - "Through the Looking Glass" is in the list...
by GaetanL
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

Now the 3rd album (Mad As A Hatter) is playing and this is really good too!
by GaetanL
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

LarryD wrote:and I still have a box of goodies for you that I haven't gotten to yet since my injury

Sorry to hear about your injury. No problem for the delay for the box of goodies. Get well my friend.
by GaetanL
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

I bought the their 3 CDs used and the concert DVD... As I'm writing this and reading your post, "Through the Looking Glass" is currently playing... I have a feeling that this might be my favorite Shadowland album as well... Just be before I was playing their first album "Ring Of Roses...
by GaetanL
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 327

The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

This is interesting... First album in 1992... Clive Nolan on vocals before forming Arena... Karl Groom on guitar before forming Threshold... To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about Clive voice in this band... I think this is because what I heard before was mainly backing vocals with Arena for exam...
by GaetanL
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

To me, "The Seventh Degree Of Separation" with Paul Manzi on vocals is truly excellent! Ok it doesn't have an epic / prog song, but it doesn't matter because now we have it with the last disc!
by GaetanL
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption videos and filming at Progpower (added Blu Ray preorder reward)
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Redemption videos and filming at Progpower

Great news! I backed and chose the signed Blu-ray... If everything goes fine, It will be also a pleasure for me to promote it on my website for free after watching it!
by GaetanL
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 38
Views: 3332

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Ok, I've just watched this... This is a must have concert on Blu-ray...
My only complain is this: Cutting in half great songs for playing about 1 hour of not great songs (mostly recent stuff)...
by GaetanL
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Now, about the album...
I love it! An essential Arena disc!
Of course the epic song could not be better than "Moviedrome" but this is still a great one!
by GaetanL
Thu May 31, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)

Obviously Michel St-Père is a quite busy man! It seems that he is always recording something. Can you recommend me the album I should start with? (Pour que je pratique mon français: Évidemment Michel St-Père est un homme très occupé ! Semble-t-il qu'il est toujours enregistré quelque chose. Pouvez-...
by GaetanL
Wed May 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)

Great news! I think the band Huis is also coming with a new album this year...
by GaetanL
Wed May 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Great show indeed! Yes, they played "The Visitor" album entirely and other songs...
by GaetanL
Sat May 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 4112

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

At CD Baby when it's a CD-R, they use to mention it. For example if you look at Néodyme - Le Guetteur. I have this and it's a CD-R like mentioned on CD Baby web site. When I look at Ostura - The Room, CD Baby says "CD" not "CD-R". It's not impossible that this could be an error o...
by GaetanL
Sat May 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 4112

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

I don't think it will change the sound... It's still the same series of 1 and 0... It's a question of durability. Factory press CD are much durable. The difference is easy to see. The reading surface of factory press CD really look silver. The reading surface of a CD-R looks darker (more blue). They...
by GaetanL
Fri May 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!

Dokken
From Conception: Live 1981 (2007): Recorded in 1983!
Return To The East Live 2016 (2018) with a Japanese look cover art: Recorded more than the half in the USA, less than the half in Japan!

The marketing team have crossed the line... I hate this! :evil:
by GaetanL
Mon May 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 4112

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

I wonder if their first album was ever released on CD?
by GaetanL
Wed May 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 1233

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

I probably will not listen to this single alone. I think I prefer to wait and hear the whole album...
by GaetanL
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Saw " A Quiet Place " in the movies........
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Saw " A Quiet Place " in the movies........

I take note of it Larry. I'm currently exploring the entire filmography of the Canadian director David Cronenberg... I've just watched his movie "eXistenZ" (1999) and I like it. I have the DVD and his audio commentary is also interesting like in his other movies I have seen... I have seen ...

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