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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: 5
Views: 59

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: 13
Views: 359

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: 13
Views: 359

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: 196

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: 740

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: 704

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: 358

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: 1806

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: 583

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: 264

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: 434

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: 1274

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: 1274

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: 764

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: 764

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: 1274

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: 2875

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: 261

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: 1203

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...
by Chris R
Wed May 17, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Preorder Anathema "The Optimist" hardbound edition
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Preorder Anathema "The Optimist" hardbound edition

I have stopped buying physical copies of music the past few years because I'm never home and everything is on my various I pods and stuff (which kinda makes s me a slave At times to the I tunes store This is going to be a very rare exception as I have a feeling that this disk might come close to Sig...
by Chris R
Wed May 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!

I like new new one

*shrugs*
by Chris R
Wed May 03, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PPUSA XVIII Roster Change
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: PPUSA XVIII Roster Change

One of my ideas for a name for my next project is Chris Rifkin and the Penis Membranes

100% true story
by Chris R
Mon May 01, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Saga - Network
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Saga - Network

One of my all time favorite bands.. I definitely consider them progressive, while not with the long epic style songs the musicianship was on par (especially guitars and keys)with the big boys.. And to me their songwriting is what makes them progressive,very unique and multi influenced,many non tradi...
by Chris R
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)

Love his vocals more than this song to be honest (not that it's a bad song ....)
by Chris R
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: RIP Allan Holdsworth
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth

His work on the first UK disk was so groudbreaking...
Also an origional Charvel user
by Chris R
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: DGM - Passing Stages
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: DGM - Passing Stages

Aaaaaaaand.....
Yet another live offering recorded at ProgPower Atlanta...


Just saying
by Chris R
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 35
Views: 2912

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

Remember the day I met you at Powermad 2000 Someone intreduced me to on you as " that dude from Eye of the Storm" (and I remember you might have had a few to drink that day)and it was at that time I found out how much of an underground thing that disk was (as I was one of the few that neve...
by Chris R
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Anathema news
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: New Anathema news

Was waiting to hear a good quality recording of this as this is the song of have seen on YouTube live

Based on this song alone if the rest of this disk sounds lIke this it's CD of the year..
Still has the sound of the last 3 disks with a slightly darker,heavier,almost Judgement era vibe..
by Chris R
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)
Replies: 13
Views: 1609

Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

Been listening nonstop the past few days


Incredible....the atmospheric keys...the insane prog,heavy...and the growlies actually work really well ...
by Chris R
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Divine Regale? yes, yes indeed....
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

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

Underworld was easiily their best song And being an active (well...way more active than today)musician back in the day I probably can speak of why bands mostly released EPs back then. Studio time was much more expensive as you stI'll had to go to actual studios to record Unlike today where we all ha...
by Chris R
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Anathema news
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: New Anathema news

It's a shame A fine day as their one disk I just could not get into (the first few death metal disks kinda don't count)...I love the title track though.....but the rest.....ehhh
by Chris R
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Divine Regale? yes, yes indeed....
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

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

Can you believe this ? Ken was telling me about it yesterday ............ and check out Dwight Hill !!!!! He sounds awesome like he did back in the day........... I hope Chris stops by soon and gives us some good scoop on this .......... this is awesome. And for those of who don't know --- Divine R...
by Chris R
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Anathema news
Replies: 6
Views: 695

New Anathema news

Called the Optimist..
Love the new song tge6bhave been playing live...probably near automatic for CD of the year (probably along with the new Kingcrow]

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-03-24/ana ... e-optimist
by Chris R
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning to release Awaken the Guardian DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Fates Warning to release Awaken the Guardian DVD

A huge kudos has to go out to Glenn for so many DVDs/live recordings by some major worldwide acts being recored at his event...

This one is huge

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