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by outprogged42
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Communic - Where Echoes Gather (October 27, 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Communic - Where Echoes Gather (October 27, 2017)

Going by this teaser there is a multi-part title epic song. Not something we've ever heard from Communic.

I wonder if that means a proggier album than the last one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYPXd1MVqY
by outprogged42
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 365

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

outprogged42 wrote:Counting only metal and prog, the top 5:

1. Persefone-Aathma
2. Pain of Salvation-In the Passing Light of Day
3. Disperse-Foreword
4. Pyramaze-Contingent
5. MindMaze-Resolve


I admit Threshold is going to mount a HUGE fight after hearing those two new songs.
by outprogged42
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

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

Also, Mystery are quite local to you so you may be able to see them in concert and that might convince you!
by outprogged42
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 365

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

Counting only metal and prog, the top 5:

1. Persefone-Aathma
2. Pain of Salvation-In the Passing Light of Day
3. Disperse-Foreword
4. Pyramaze-Contingent
5. MindMaze-Resolve
by outprogged42
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

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

Their last two albums are astounding. Delusion Rain hit my #6 slot in the AOTY 2015 competition and finished higher than any non-metal album. The World is a Game is about as good but it definitely earns a plus because it has Nick D'Virgilio on drums. Also, at the time, they had Benoit David who appe...
by outprogged42
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning and Divine Regale @ Boston, MA
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Fates Warning and Divine Regale @ Boston, MA

I have seen Fates Warning three times now (with Ray) and every time is better than the last one. On the No Exit cut he actually sounded like he did in the 80's tonally. The new material was note-perfect to the album. The setlist was fairly typical but with a couple of surprises, e.g. A Handful of Do...
by outprogged42
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)

That first clip sounded like Scar Symmetry and the last clip sounded like Yes.

Rarely can a band combine those sounds so effectively as these guys.
by outprogged42
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 57
Views: 4171

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

I have been listening to some of the other Threshold albums and it now saddens me a bit that a song like The Rubicon probably won't ever sound the same. If any other Threshold singer can pull that off, it is Glynn (Mac didn't have the range or presence for it), but I still think the immense power an...
by outprogged42
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 57
Views: 4171

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

That new song is fine, and Glynn sounds good, but Threshold has really become bland lately. It's not just that they're playing the same sound, but the songs themselves are interchangeable. I can't get excited when I can hardly tell one song from the next. I don't disagree. You'd think the band woul...
by outprogged42
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)

Their darkest, proggiest and maybe heaviest album ever. With two three-part suites among 10 songs. http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=135976 Knowing what Kim's been through recently (i.e. why PPUSA got canceled) I don't doubt that the emotional content of this disc will be spot-...
by outprogged42
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1974

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

The djent killed it for me. The first album of Disperse is pure awesomeness. But then the modern djent came and took the beauty away... There is so much less djent on this album than Living Mirrors, with that said. ***And that's exactly why I want to check this disc out .......... In fact, most of ...
by outprogged42
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1974

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

EnchantED wrote:The djent killed it for me. The first album of Disperse is pure awesomeness. But then the modern djent came and took the beauty away...


There is so much less djent on this album than Living Mirrors, with that said.
by outprogged42
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1974

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

Glenn.....thanks for posting those...... I need to track down the ones that have been released...... I should have spoken to the Voyager in my initial post...... Of the others, the only one I actually listened to in depth is the Bare Infinity, which I don't think is as good as the previous one........
by outprogged42
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1974

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

First tier:
Persefone
MindMaze
Disperse
Pain of Salvation
Pyramaze

Second tier:
Anathema
Tetrafusion
Ayreon
Voyager
Need
by outprogged42
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anthriel - Transcendence (first impressions)
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Anthriel - Transcendence (first impressions)

So unlike many other official releases nowadays, this disc came out on a Thursday. And here we are with Anthriel's first record in seven years. The biggest promise from the band was that it would be darker and heavier. It very much is so, and colder and more technically oriented rather than the gene...
by outprogged42
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

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! I rarely pull out that disc because it is so dense and difficult to appreciate. Rooms of Anguish I found to be more digestible even if it went even more ridiculously over the top on...
by outprogged42
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

Also they use a lot of inviting jazz arrangements and, I believe, major keys which make music sound brighter instead of darker.
by outprogged42
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: IQ and Dracula...
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: IQ and Dracula...

I was wondering what that spoken word was.

I thought the whole album followed the concept of the title song, actually.

It's an incredibly dark and disturbing album so I really don't listen to it. However, it still won my AOTY 2014 award.
by outprogged42
Tue May 30, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......

I enjoyed this disc, although it really doesn't sound all that different from Airbag to me. This kind of moody and laid-back prog-rock appeals to me nowadays as long as I am in the mood for it. If you aren't then this won't be for you.
by outprogged42
Wed May 24, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

It can be dense at times so those of you who can't bear that side of prog, stear clear. But those of you who like their prog to be challenging, this is definitely for you. With this said, I find Tetrafusion's music very unintimidating and pleasant to listen to despite its density and difficult musi...
by outprogged42
Thu May 18, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 57
Views: 4171

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

It only says Glynn is the rhythm guitarist live. But I feel he will do that in studio too. If he does, at least they keep the double-guitar attack that is essential to Threshold. And also, knowing Morgan, the material will acquire the requisite grit and intensity to back up his voice. I am actually ...
by outprogged42
Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation

LarryD wrote:I actually found a used copy out there for $9.00, so I'm good to go and looking forward to it ........... thanks a bunch for the scoop.


For this album, that price is an absolute steal. Nab it before you can say Bob's your uncle.
by outprogged42
Tue May 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation

I found this record extremely diverse, more so than Vanden Plas ever have been, and very proggy at the same time. It's pretty known that the experiments done on this record had an influence on the forthcoming VP releases - the first of them being Christ 0 which is a flawless masterpiece. A song like...
by outprogged42
Sun May 14, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....

Check out the drum part at 3:53 of Faces of Darkness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYUGc6Vx80s

That fill is insane. A main reason why Craig won.
by outprogged42
Sun May 14, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....

Craig Blundell wasn't able to juggle Pendragon and Steven Wilson, so they recruited Jan-Vincent for a tour and then they mutually decided to keep him permanently. Craig's drumming on the last Pendragon record was astounding. They've never been big on the drumwork but have kept it solid and tasteful....
by outprogged42
Thu May 11, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anthriel - Transcendence (June 15, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Anthriel - Transcendence (June 15, 2017)

This Finnish band's debut record "The Pathway" seems to still be unknown and underrated. And it's been seven years between that and this upcoming new album, so perhaps Anthriel will remain obscure. http://lionmusic.com/cd/Anthriel2.html They, however, shouldn't, as The Pathway was a stunni...
by outprogged42
Thu May 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voyager - Ghost Mile
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Voyager - Ghost Mile - my review

I have now heard the official album stream and this is a phenomenal record. The song structures are more varied and challenging, as evidenced by the techno-funk-pop-metal mashup "What a Wonderful Day" and the complete craziness that is the title track. Among many other highlights of this h...
by outprogged42
Thu May 11, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

I've known this band for about six years and I own all of their discs. This is easily their best album. Altered State was excellent with a couple of questionable songs but mostly incredible ones. Horizons was a more consistent but less wow-worthy record. Dreaming of Sleep combines the best of both a...
by outprogged42
Fri May 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HELKER - Firesoul
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: HELKER - Firesoul

It just came out today and I am listening now. It does wear out towards the end but several of the songs are excellent. Fight is a skull-crushing piece of pure heavy metal and Empty Room is an emotionally driven ballad that succeeds mightily.
by outprogged42
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Big Big Train - Grimspound - review
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Big Big Train - Grimspound - review

I liked all of their last four albums but Folklore is my favorite of them, hitting #11 on my 2016 lists.

So knowing this is basically part two of Folklore, but with added experimentation and collaboration, is an easy recipe for challenging the top ten of 2017 at least.
by outprogged42
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

LarryD wrote:So here is my problem...... They are coming to Boston Aug 27th...... Where in the hell is the Brighton Music Hall ???


That isn't a bad question, actually, according to some people who live nearby there and hate the place. Parking is apparently close to nonexistent.
by outprogged42
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 57
Views: 4171

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Then again, why let him do the vocals for the new album and then fire him? Maybe West and Groom weren't happy with his performance and decided to bring Glynn back. Tough decision but then again West had worked with Glynn in League of Lights and knows that Glynn is still as good as he was back in 19...
by outprogged42
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Big Big Train song (album April 28)
Replies: 1
Views: 318

New Big Big Train song (album April 28)

Their last album was quite high on my AOTY ranking for 2016. Yet because there are so many writers, there is already a new album on its way April 28, entitled "Grimspound." And this is the first song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59hB_ajeOUg I am quite enamored by this song. The violini...
by outprogged42
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 57
Views: 4171

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Hypothetical > awesome Dead Reckoning > did not care for this March > very well done The Journey. > superb Psyche > off the charts awesome Critical > excellent Clone > very good Subsurface > didn't click with me You will want Wounded Land at some point......... Hypothetical > excellent; tight music...
by outprogged42
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 57
Views: 4171

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Didn't Glynn state he was excited to start recording in his statement?

To me that implies they are re-recording the vocals with Glynn.

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