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by Chris R
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

Stunned silence? I don't know WHAT to think of this, honestly. Nick and Tom are both very dominant, very personal songwriters so I think this is a rare opportunity to combine two personalities like that. That being said..... I don't know from a raw chemistry perspective how that will work out long ...
by Chris R
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

DT has been a bit meh for a long time, but IMO Haken isn't elite until they have an elite vocalist. Now, I'm not the sort of person who cares a lot about vocals in music relative to the instrumental performances, but I'm analyzing the question just from the perspective of "prog cult" pote...
by Chris R
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

DT has been a bit meh for a long time, but IMO Haken isn't elite until they have an elite vocalist. Now, I'm not the sort of person who cares a lot about vocals in music relative to the instrumental performances, but I'm analyzing the question just from the perspective of "prog cult" pote...
by Chris R
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

As far as I'm concerned, Dream Theater aside, these are the best damn prog players in the world right now. I'm not sure I'd put Dream Theater "aside"; Haken might well stand above them even now. ***I'm sure you would find many who would say this ..... but I'm not one of them at the moment...
by Chris R
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

Also very interested to hear more detailed thoughts on this year's show, and next year's lineup. Honestly, next year features more bands that I am not familiar with than any prior year. I know many of the names involved, but have never sampled most of the music. James LaBrie and Tarja are instant s...
by Chris R
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

Yes I'll admit it (then again I'm a huge fan....so) Amaranthe kicked all sorts of ass last night Loved Katatonia's set from what I heard...because they purposely seem to like to keep the lights dim and only use backnighting Pain was interestingly good Dynazty was fun albeit a bit brickwalled with th...
by Chris R
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

Re:Larry They played my favorite 2 songs off of Scenes (Finally Free especially has big meaning for what it meant for that girl I got out of that domestic violence situation 12 years ago...and has another meaning as well) The Mirror sounded epic Loved the set....proves a drummer can front a band... ...
by Chris R
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

Re: Prog power so far.....

Sucks hard j had to miss day one..

Alas
Sometimes life gets in tbe way
by Chris R
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Heading to Prog Power soon ......
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Heading to Prog Power soon ......

I'll be getting in Thursday

Sadly as of now now photoshoots for Stevie to Photobomb
by Chris R
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 693

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

Egads..... :cry: Good luck trying to pick one where I can't pick a best of by a certain band from this decade Right now Every Studio release from Anathema from Where Here to the Optimist Kingcrow-last 2 disks Fates Warning -Theory in Flight Redemption-the last 2 Gun to my head... I'm going Anathema-...
by Chris R
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 693

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

My favorite album of the decade isn't really up for debate. I'm too attached to one thing totally not right for around here to look fairly. In terms of prog and metal, though, I would say my picks would be between two; either Dream Theater's "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" or Transatlantic's ...
by Chris R
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI now shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Daydream XI now shipping

Hmmm.....
Might actually have to order a silver circle with music on it for the first time in years (as I only buy digital these days)..
I did like what I heard
by Chris R
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Steven Wilson - To The Bone
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Steven Wilson - To The Bone

Forgot this was coming out
I need to get this
by Chris R
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Entropia is 20 years old?
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Entropia is 20 years old?

Sparky wrote:I'll fight anyone who says that anything else is a better debut album.

Riverside- Out of this world?
Do you want a ladder match or steel cage? :P
by Chris R
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Hi!

Looks like I have some catching up to do. New Anathema is awesome. Just sayin'. I'll see some of you fine pirates in 2 weeks. The Optimist is by far my number one disk of the year...they are at a point they can do no wrong My girlfriend saw all 3 shows in Canada...(and my friend Brittany that came ...
by Chris R
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?

Top 15 at the moment (no order): Alestorm- No Grave But the Sea Anatthema- The Optimist Ayreon- The Source Caligula's Horse- In Contact Daydream XI- The Circus of the Tattered & Torn Kreator- Gods of Violence Need- Hegaiamas Nova Collective- The Further Side Orden Ogan- Gunmen One Desire- Hurt ...
by Chris R
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?

Anathema-TheOptimist

Wide margin
Next group

Persefone-Aathma
Voyager-The Ghost Mile


Next group
The new ones by Testament,Overkill and Kreator

Awaiting new Leprous and possibly Kingcrow
by Chris R
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)

A few thoughts. 1. I agree - this sounds intriguing. Might not be some ground breaking mishmash of definitive prog - but then again it might. Hard to say yet. Calling it without hearing almost anything is akin to declaring you hate a movie from a 1 minute teaser/trailer. You just don't know what yo...
by Chris R
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)

You guys are some jaded old fucks. I'm looking forward to it. Same here I think many still have animosity twards Sherinian for FII (which I actually like more than Scenes).. If anything this could be a nice tasty slab of somewhat musical heavy melodic rock with great vocals Unless they fire Soto an...
by Chris R
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc

Hmmmm
Interesting
by Chris R
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 1211

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Hmmmmm....
by Chris R
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Redemption in the works?
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: new Redemption in the works?

nvandyk wrote:Hello friends.

Songs are written.

Drums and rhythm guitars are recorded.

More news as events merit. :)

8)
by Chris R
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Circus Maximus to release live Bluray .......
Replies: 10
Views: 579

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

Kinda really wish they recorded their set last year to be honest
by Chris R
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2591

Re: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?

Heh. Well...it's sure a quality of quantity year for me so far Anathema-TheOptimist is what I had hoped it would be for me ...even with some cool electronic twists and anot ode in a way ton their earlier daarker early last decade sound in spots... Voyager-TheGhost Mile is by far their best and it ta...
by Chris R
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning and Divine Regale @ Boston, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Fates Warning and Divine Regale @ Boston, MA

Manuel Cedeno wrote:Stevie invited me the last couple of years but I've been bringing work with me and had to head to the room to work on the laptop whenever I had time. This year is 100% vacation so count on it. Cheers

Better bring a spare liver
by Chris R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: VHS tapes we still own and looking for an official DVD release to get rid of
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: VHS tapes we still own and looking for an official DVD release to get rid of

Tbe artists formerly known as Queensryche for sure
Watched that so maybe times....I'm glad they added this as an extra to one of the remasters (think it's the EP]
So raw,young and hungry
by Chris R
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soul Secret - new single and album
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Soul Secret - new single and album

Interesting
by Chris R
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Re: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........

It fits perfectly...
In fact not only did I not know it was a cover for a few years,but that was the instant standout track that hit me first...
Totally weird ,quirky and futuristicly melodic
by Chris R
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Re: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........

I never get tired of RFO. Back in the day it sounding amazing and very futuristic and it still does today. I remember seeing the record sleeve at Soundgarden Records here in Sydney, saw the back cover and didn't know what to think. As pulverising as the art was/is, the music inside was something sp...
by Chris R
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anathema-The Optimist....
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Anathema-The Optimist....

I wilk admit This doesn't grab me immediately like the past 3....though there are enough things I hear that I love that I think this will be a bigtime grower..
It will take a l ok the of listens..
But like I said this has the ingredients to be the disk I was expecting
by Chris R
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anathema-The Optimist....
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Anathema-The Optimist....

1st spin through....... going to be addicted to this for the next month.. Everything Anathema does well and I like is in here..some different twists and things thrown in... the instrumental San Fransisco sounds exactly like something straight out of a Tangarine Dream soundtrack song,,,, The Pink Flo...
by Chris R
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Re: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........

One of my old bands used to do this song

yes..its really difficult to play
and to me Rage for Order was their pinnacle..one of the alltime best albums ever recorded
by Chris R
Wed May 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 3188

Re: New Ayreon video

Have to add it to my Ipod
It's on my iTunes
by Chris R
Wed May 24, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Night Flight Orchestra (do ya like Toto?)
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Night Flight Orchestra (do ya like Toto?)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=73a2YZXkP ... e=youtu.be
So the boys in Soilwork and Arch Enemy decide they want to let their inner fusion/funk/light prog rock out.....

Dont be frightened by what these musicians day jobs are...this is pure Toto worship
and Bjorn Strid...his vocals .....
by Chris R
Tue May 23, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voyager - Ghost Mile
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Voyager - Ghost Mile - my review

By far the best thing they have ever released... Definitely a twist in their sound,all for the good Seemingly more progressive and experimental,a bit heavier,has a wall of sound feel at times...more lush keys....more electronic Without sacrificing the catchy hooks and melodies they were known for Th...

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