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by Mardoch
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption videos and filming at Progpower
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Redemption videos and filming at Progpower

Your statement on risks was pretty ace, gotta say.
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: 2018 So Far

I don't think there's been a single release this year that has done much for me. Certainly nothing that owns my soul like the last Distorted Harmony, which I'm currently spinning (I'm also not listening to *nearly* enough music which is almost entirely relegated to my working hours). The new Spock'...
by Mardoch
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Widek - Dream Reflection

There are a couple of tunes on this disc that break the mold for him. "False Paradise" even without the extra version's surprise is a rather extreme-leaning song and a couple others have a proggy flair. Otherwise it's business mostly as usual but a great disc. Unsurprisingly that's my fav...
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Widek - Dream Reflection

Don't pass this one up. It's out now and it's really great.
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: 2018 So Far

I just listened to the new Widek and it is, indeed, great.
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 35
Views: 761

Re: 2018 So Far

I've bought less than average so far this year, but it's all been really good stuff. Seems I've got a lot of crossover with Claus. Ihsahn's newest is another absolute gutpunch of a meaningful album. I could talk about Arcana Imperii and Twin Black Angels for hours. Between the Buried and Me's Automa...
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Night Flight Orchestra - new single
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: The Night Flight Orchestra - new single

I absolutely adore NFO and what they do.
by Mardoch
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Widek - Dream Reflection

I don't know, honestly. I'd have to go looking around for it. However, Widek has a guest spot on the new album from the dude who is Distant Dream...so unless they're doing some Inception level shit for laughs...lol
by Mardoch
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Widek - Dream Reflection

Chris and others - you should check out Distant Dream some time ...... lighter and more atmospheric than Widek, and I believe it's the same guy ......... I think it's download only, but it's worth the $10 I paid for it .........I play it more than the Widek even though I like this type of music to ...
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

introclaus wrote:Meh, that didn’t do anything for me - and neither did the singer ... pretty bland.

I 100% agree that it's a safe track for him to launch with. And the singer is...ok. Definitely not a Russ, but serviceable. Personally, though, Romeo's safe compositions still tickle my ears in a big way.
by Mardoch
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

Can't say as though I am as over the moon as Mr. Larry about this, but it IS really a very solid disc. It's been several years since I last played Serpentia, so maybe my memories are askew, but this feels a little less angry, less heavy than that one did..... Larry referred to this one as aggressiv...
by Mardoch
Thu May 31, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out

The vocals sound like a different singer, but one of their comments said it's not a different singer. It was kind of repetitive, but still good. We'll see what comes next.
by Mardoch
Wed May 30, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

The new tune definitely has me pumped up. He says it's a real mix of stuff...we'll see. I've got faith that he'll make it a coherent bombastic whole that works.
by Mardoch
Tue May 29, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

Played this again twice today --- just as awesome as I played it to death yesterday........ if Ostura isn't your thing, and you're looking for something to kick start the prog metal bug again halfway thru the year, this one should do it for you hands down. I loved Tales from Serpentia - and I loved...
by Mardoch
Tue May 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

of note, Martin LeMar sounds as good as he ever did, and I stress that you'd never know he has been missing in action for so long Gotta bone to pick here... LeMar laid down vocals for Lalu in 13 and Mekong Delta in 14 (not counting whatever Mekong Delta's done live). He's hardly been missing for an...
by Mardoch
Sat May 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Widek - Dream Reflection

Pretty sure a few of us got into this guy with his last album. The available tunes for this new one indicate that the quality is still there.

https://widekmusic.bandcamp.com/album/dream-reflection
by Mardoch
Mon May 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...

Beyond the Bridge was fantastic at PPUSA.
by Mardoch
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 3380

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

Finally said "fuck it" and bought the music I was avoiding because Life Happened pretty hard since February. Got this, new Ihsahn, new BtBaM, and Tesseract.
by Mardoch
Sun May 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: VENNART (Mike Vennart, ex-Oceansize)
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: VENNART (Mike Vennart, ex-Oceansize)

Not being familiar with any previous work I'd say this is pretty good. It's kind of on the bright and light side for my tastes, but all quality.
by Mardoch
Fri May 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

I thought "Victorious" was a sub-par song for these guys, but the new single "Tiara's Song" is really good. Reminds me of the "Waiting in the Wings" happy prog style .. *** do....not.....want......Happy Prog Style.........me......want........dramatic Prog Style with se...
by Mardoch
Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 847

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

I feel like the vocals are a bit low in the mix, but it does sound good. I'm excited to hear more. I wonder why Nick keeps doing that, putting the vocals so low? The vocals were also very low in the mix on This Mortal Coil. Tom still sounds great, and I have high hopes for the rest of the album. Th...
by Mardoch
Wed May 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Distorted Harmony - A Way Out

Preorder's up! No samples, but based on track record I'm already bought in.

https://distortedharmony.bandcamp.com/album/a-way-out
by Mardoch
Tue May 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 847

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

I feel like the vocals are a bit low in the mix, but it does sound good. I'm excited to hear more.
by Mardoch
Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

LarryD wrote:Mardoch misunderstood the point I was trying to make about singers....... I was just explaining my post......

No, I was responding to Claus' dislike of Night at the Opera. He and I have some hilariously far apart opinions on these things and they just amuse me greatly.
by Mardoch
Fri May 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Except he is way better here than he was in Ivanhoe. ***That's like saying Hansi Kursch is better now than he was on Night at the Opera......... :wink: I would hope so - night at the opera truly was a low point in Bgs history. Lol, I love that album. As far as the Kaiser's Bart goes, I checked out ...
by Mardoch
Sun May 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Are there any streams of it anywhere? I'm definitely intrigued.
by Mardoch
Thu May 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

they've not made a good album since 2003. Other than legacy, are they really important to prog in 2018? See, now that's just crazy talk. Just because they haven't broken any new ground doesn't mean they aren't putting out good albums. "Astonishing" is the only weak moment (for me), and th...
by Mardoch
Wed May 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

Sir Exar Kun wrote:
Super shit look for LaBrie. DT doesn't matter anymore anyway.


LOL.

I know that's going to get filed under "hot takes" but, imo, they've not made a good album since 2003. Other than legacy, are they really important to prog in 2018?
by Mardoch
Tue May 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

When was he ever part of the songwriting process? Douchbag move on every level... What I thought as well... As if writing could not have waited a few days... Could have found a better reason, cause this looks really bad... Strike one: revealing he headlines before the actual PP announcement. Strike...
by Mardoch
Tue May 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 19
Views: 1376

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

Hell yes. I can't wait to see what they come up with.
by Mardoch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

@LarryD prog metal names? Burst, East of the Wall, Sculptured, In Vain, SikTh, Vektor, Subterranean Masquerade, Journal, Persefone, Textures, uneXpect, Martyr, maudlin of the Well, Orphaned Land, Disillusion, The Faceless I will forever be disappointed that Textures broke up before releasing Genoty...
by Mardoch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

They even let me in after I got rather drunk on their booze and blathered for way too long! Clearly they have questionable judgement in people, but I think it's offset by the generally excellent taste in music.
by Mardoch
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dreyelands - Stages
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Dreyelands - Stages

Damned good tune. It's good to see that the Hungarian metal scene is still cranking out some fantastic prog. A 7 euro ask for 5 songs is on the high side so hopefully they're all similar length.
by Mardoch
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve - Mirror Of Creation III Project Ikaros
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Tomorrow's Eve - Mirror Of Creation III Project Ikaros

artension wrote:Another song/video from the new album posted today. It's been a long wait but they have not lost a beat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl7amk- ... e=youtu.be

Very nice.
by Mardoch
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Gonna be "that guy" real quick, but here's the official link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhubRsr11rk

Also, YESSSS! I need this one something serious.

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