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by Mardoch
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Organized Chaos - Divulgence
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Organized Chaos - Divulgence

ToddS wrote:Btw -Intervals in a few weeks!

Not going to make it as I'll be on solo parent duty that week. Bummer for me.
by Mardoch
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

That's awesome, Matt! I can't wait to get a crack at this disc.
by Mardoch
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: NEW CYNIC!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: NEW CYNIC!!!!!!!

Hell yeah!
by Mardoch
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Organized Chaos - Divulgence
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Organized Chaos - Divulgence

This is a wonderful album. I don't want to overhype it, but there are parts of it that call back to old Pain of Salvation in my mind. Lalic's voice is powerful and emotive. The music is sublime. And it's got David Maxim Micic on keys, which is icing on the cake for me. The Man of Much Metal and I a...
by Mardoch
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Organized Chaos - Divulgence
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Organized Chaos - Divulgence

This is a wonderful album. I don't want to overhype it, but there are parts of it that call back to old Pain of Salvation in my mind. Lalic's voice is powerful and emotive. The music is sublime. And it's got David Maxim Micic on keys, which is icing on the cake for me. The Man of Much Metal and I ag...
by Mardoch
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I need this in my life in a serious way.
by Mardoch
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Arch Echo- *wow*
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Arch Echo- *wow*

This is incredible instrumental stuff. It's a blender of styles- djent, jazz, etc. It keeps the melody throughout. https://archecho.bandcamp.com/ And it's so damned happy it's hard to be grumpy after listening. I love these guys. *cough cough* glad more people paid attention when you posted them th...
by Mardoch
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Animal Drive - an Ark Burn the Sun vibe going on
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Animal Drive - an Ark Burn the Sun vibe going on

Love it! Great find!!! Jorn Lande soundalike for SURE!!!! It's got more of a straightforward rock approach than Ark did, but I can certainly hear a similarity in the chorus..... That's almost my exact impression. His Ark-era Jorn vocals are a crazy close match in a bunch of places (super strong in ...
by Mardoch
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Angra - Omni (2/16/18) ...
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Angra - Omni (2/16/18) ...

The song is ok, but nothing more. Frankly, Fabio is so over-exposed at this point (he has another album coming out in January(?) too) that I can't be interested in hearing his name. I can't stand him. He only does one thing, and it's that pseudo-opera vibrato abusing crap. I wish they had picked al...
by Mardoch
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: It creeps me out that this is so awesome
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: It creeps me out that this is so awesome

The problem with so much of the fully synth music is that it gets incredibly samey. There's so little soul in it. MBR is fun for a time, though.
by Mardoch
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Jazz Metal version of White Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Jazz Metal version of White Christmas

Lol, I love Mattias.
by Mardoch
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Intervals | By Far and Away
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Intervals | By Far and Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RsysaNCy5w

Friday's gonna be a good day.
by Mardoch
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WIDEK / Hidden Impressions .... Instrumental Prog.
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: WIDEK / Hidden Impressions .... Instrumental Prog.

Yep, he's the real deal. A lot of his contemporaries are as well: Sithu Aye, Plini, David Maxim Micic, Jakub Zytecki, Aaron Marshall (Intervals). There's so much amazing instrumetal out there right now.
by Mardoch
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Icefish - Human Hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Icefish - Human Hardware

I kept seeing this labeled "rock" everywhere so I wasn't in a huge hurry to check it out. It seems to be much heavier than I was lead to believe, which raises my interest considerably. I like both of the linked vids so I guess I'll look into the album.
by Mardoch
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Intervals | By Far and Away
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Intervals | By Far and Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im3rhzOFThk

This new one is super funky and I'm madly in love with it. I think I've listened to it a dozen times by now? He's got his groove bigtime for this disc it seems like.
by Mardoch
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PPUSA Day 1 and 2
Replies: 1
Views: 234

PPUSA Day 1 and 2

75% gone as of the last report. If you've not gotten yours yet I'd suggest you hop to.
by Mardoch
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Intervals | By Far and Away
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Intervals | By Far and Away

For those of us who like balls out guitar wankery that's also tasteful...this one's gonna be a late year top 10 contender in a big way. First single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yrp2e21_Tc Second single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsUUG3Aq9Vc The second one is by far the better. It starts ...
by Mardoch
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: DSO - Pacifisticuffs
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: DSO - Pacifisticuffs

They are undeniably unique. I still haven't had luck getting into them, though.
by Mardoch
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: Recent listens...

I'd missed it, honestly. It's very good though. A clear continuation of the style that emerged on The Shape of Color.
by Mardoch
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: Recent listens...

I've not checked out Widek yet mostly because I only have so much bandwidth for instrumental stuff and I've never thought to hit that one up when I was in that mood. Working in an actual office with someone against has kind of changed this math up, though. I can't really sing at work when there's s...
by Mardoch
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: Recent listens...

I've not checked out Widek yet mostly because I only have so much bandwidth for instrumental stuff and I've never thought to hit that one up when I was in that mood. Working in an actual office with someone against has kind of changed this math up, though. I can't really sing at work when there's so...
by Mardoch
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: Recent listens...

Trivium- The Sin and the Sentence: I liked the singles so it's disappointing to see your impressions. My favorite Trivium is Shogun, though, so this one might match be better than it does you. CyHra- Letters to Myself: I'm going to check this one out I think. Neo Obliviscarus- Urn: Agree 100%. Blast...
by Mardoch
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 23
Views: 3150

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

Got mine in today thanks to lightning Ken and co.

Just finished the 11:11 opening track and it was good. It's not as good as their ludicrous hype, but it is solid so far. This is in no way revolutionary...if anyone had those kinds of thoughts.
by Mardoch
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: A taste of the new Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: A taste of the new Kingcrow - The Persistence

Hell yeah! I started spinning Kingcrow again late last week and was hooked for most of a week solid. At 0:34 is some of that trademark funkiness that I love so much.

Can't wait for this one.
by Mardoch
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 2666

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

Haven't seen much feedback on the new Anubis Gate once the full disc became available. Am I the only one NOT impressed? The last couple of songs were really good, but the rest of the album did not do anything for me on first listen. The first track had too much of a modern electronica sound to it, ...
by Mardoch
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glass Mind - Dodecaedro
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Glass Mind - Dodecaedro

LASERCD wrote:Great album. We got in copies and have gotten zero reaction to it so far. What gives?

I just heard about it the other day. Since you have it I'm probably going to be getting it from you soon.
by Mardoch
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I bought a PP ticket!!
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: I bought a PP ticket!!

After 18 years or so I am finally making the trek to Atlanta. I'll finally get to meet up with you guys or most anyway. Thats at least half of why Im coming. Julie is coming down with me but she'll run around town with some local friends while I get my prog on. Woot! So glad you're going to make it...
by Mardoch
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glass Mind - Dodecaedro
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Glass Mind - Dodecaedro

This one's for those of us who like our metal with splashes of jazz (and almost every other influence) and aren't afraid of instrumental work. Courtesy of lmjh.

I was 3 minutes into the first track when I was already ready to buy.

https://glassmind.bandcamp.com/album/dodecaedro
by Mardoch
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PM: Continuum FB Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: PM: Continuum FB Group

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/019/304/old.jpg I'm only in my low 30s, thank you very much! But yeah no, I don't care how great the reminiscing is I'm good without FB. I have no desire to participate in the surveillance economy. I'm getting close to kicking Google's sorry ass to t...
by Mardoch
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: The Contortionist - Clairvoyant

Agreed. I would show up in a heartbeat for a full Coma Ecliptic show, though.
by Mardoch
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Octavision (Killer Instrumental Prog)
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Octavision (Killer Instrumental Prog)

I don't remember there being a non-iTunes version of this before, huzzah for new options. But yeah, this is such great stuff. I love hearing Victor outside of his usual context. I will relish the full album when it comes out.
by Mardoch
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: The Contortionist - Clairvoyant

I'm not very familiar with this band, but this one is pretty interesting. A lot of atmosphere with those heavier moments kicking in. I know they are on tour right now with Between the Buried and Me. 4 bands on the bill, and I don't need to see Colors again, but it is a Saturday night in New Orleans...
by Mardoch
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PM: Continuum FB Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: PM: Continuum FB Group

To start with, I don't like the idea of being the product of a company (facebook). Everybody have its own interpretation of song lyrics. When I read the following lyrics in the song "Into The Great Nothing" by Wolverine (album "Communication Lost"), I think about facebook: "...
by Mardoch
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PM: Continuum FB Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: PM: Continuum FB Group

I hope you guys who are not on Facebook don't give up on this place......,I may be a dinosaur, and pbpbb boards might be archaic, but I will keep the door open as long as I possibly can ........ I don't plan on going anywhere soon........ I do realize,that not being on Facebook is being a dinosaur ...
by Mardoch
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PM: Continuum FB Group
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: PM: Continuum FB Group

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's anti-Facebook around here, lol. That's usually a very isolating stance to hold.

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