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by Nos
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 709

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

What's everyone's thoughts so far? Here are the two tracks they've put out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLVWkqnN3Ck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_1N8kVYfkE Myself, I'm both more and less interested than I thought I would be. The sound of it so far (and from what other have said) is that the ...
by Nos
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 687

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

Two of them, actually. I like "Black Clouds..." too, but "ADTOE" more. I thought those two albums found Petrucci (and Portnoy) settling in and writing better vocal lines for James than they did on "Images & Words" and that era. Unfortunately, they didn't keep that ...
by Nos
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 687

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 Nos
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 687

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 Nos
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Communic - Where Echoes Gather (October 27, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Communic - Where Echoes Gather (October 27, 2017)

Interesting, but they're a bit of a one-album wonder to me. I love "Waves Of Visual Decay", but that's the only thing of theirs that's ever interested me at all. I'll give it a shot, of course. They've got a sound I like, so there's always hope.
by Nos
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...

The album is good. I'm not excited about it being a concept, but the music is good, with a few King Diamond moments to it. I prefer "Mirrorworld" to this one, but the gap isn't huge.

And yes, Urban does sing less at full volume than he used to.
by Nos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Iris Divine - Taking Back The Fall
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Iris Divine - Taking Back The Fall



The new song sounds cool. I noticed the new album in my inbox the other day and was excited to see you guys back. I'll be sure to get to it early!
by Nos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 653

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

Most of these probably won't be of interest to anyone here, but sure, I'll post my top albums so far: Harem Scarem - United (Melodic bliss) Soen - Lykaia (So Opeth it hurts... in a good way) Rise Against - Wolves (Punk-ish rock I can enjoy) Creeper - Eternity, In Your Arms (Meat Loaf punk) Orden Oga...
by Nos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4924

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Like with the first song, my opinion is that this is a Threshold song that sounds like every other Threshold song. I can't imagine sitting through two entire discs of this stuff, even though it's good. Way too much of the same thing. And that guitar tone is horrible. There's so much gain the muted n...
by Nos
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Caligula's Horse - In Contact
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: New Caligula's Horse - In Contact

I didn't care at all for the last album. They had a few too many djent-isms for my taste. This isn't far from that, but I like the melodic sense a lot more. This one's pretty good, and now I might check out the album when it comes out. I was planning to skip it before.
by Nos
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 709

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

Sir Exar Kun wrote:I'd rather hear this than Winery Dogs or Metal Allegiance, that's for sure.


I'll agree on the latter, but The Winery Dogs first album was awesome. The second was dodgy, I'll give you that.
by Nos
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mike-portnoy-billy-sheehan-ron-bumblefoot-thal-jeff-scott-soto-derek-sherinian-join-forces-in-sons-of-apollo/ So it's Portnoy, Sherinian, Billy Sheehan, Bumblefoot, and Jeff Scott Soto. Meh. I don't think any of them are necessarily well equipped to be writing progre...
by Nos
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Exit Eden (Symphonic Metal Pop Covers)
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Exit Eden (Symphonic Metal Pop Covers)

LASERCD wrote:I could only tolerate listening to it one time through. I was embarrassed for the four women.


I guess I have more of a pop heart than most of us here. Oh well. I think this is cheesy, guilty-pleasure fun.
by Nos
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...

The new song is ok, but not great. I thought the singles were the worst tracks on the last album, so I'm not writing it off yet.
by Nos
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4924

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.
by Nos
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Exit Eden (Symphonic Metal Pop Covers)
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Exit Eden (Symphonic Metal Pop Covers)

This is the new project featuring Amanda Somerville and Clementine Delauney, along with two other ladies, doing symphonic metal covers of pop hits. You might have seen the video for their Rihanna cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED8Xezz2bhU I just got to listen to the whole album, and it's som...
by Nos
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orden Ogan - Gunman
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Orden Ogan - Gunman

They're one of the best power metal bands out there, and one that does something interesting with the format. I've actually known about them since before "Vale" came out, and they've never disappointed me yet. Even though no one else does, I consider "Easton Hope" to be one of t...
by Nos
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orden Ogan - Gunman
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Orden Ogan - Gunman

On a similar note - I have revisited Blind Guardian - and I forgot how much I enjoy them, but also discovered that the cd a Twist in the Myth is way better than I remember, and that Beyond the Red Door - not so good. I thought I was the only one who thought that. "A Twist In The Myth" isn...
by Nos
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orden Ogan - Gunman
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Orden Ogan - Gunman

They're one of the best power metal bands out there, and one that does something interesting with the format. I've actually known about them since before "Vale" came out, and they've never disappointed me yet. Even though no one else does, I consider "Easton Hope" to be one of th...
by Nos
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2578

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

Harvester wrote:First tier:


Soen


As far as metal goes, especially of the proggy variety, this is absolutely my favorite of the year. It's better modern Opeth than Opeth.
by Nos
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2578

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

If I was deep into prog metal, I would probably agree with you. I can't think of much in that mold that has caught my interest at all. However, I'm not the most metal of people anyway, so I've found plenty of stuff in other genres to enjoy. In fact, while there are more downright awful releases this...
by Nos
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine

I like very few of those, which is why I seldom refer to myself as a metal fan. I also will never get the love for all things Ozzy. I would rank "Heaven & Hell" much higher than they did, and I would find room somewhere on the list for Trouble's self-titled and Dan Swano's "Moonto...
by Nos
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...

I loved the last album, but is anyone else concerned by how quickly this is coming out?
by Nos
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anathema-The Optimist....
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Anathema-The Optimist....

Count me in the group that didn't like it. Granted, I've never been a fan of that kind of ambient/post rock stuff, but I gave it an honest chance. I don't hear anything in that sound for me.
by Nos
Thu May 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Quick Thoughts on Some Recent Purchases
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Quick Thoughts on Some Recent Purchases

Labyrinth "Architecture of a God" - With the addition of Oleg Smirnoff and John MacAluso, I had high expectations for this disc, and while it doesn't disappoint it also doesn't "WOW" me like I would have hoped. Everything on here is rock solid; great performances all around, the...
by Nos
Fri May 05, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HELKER - Firesoul
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: HELKER - Firesoul

It's solid. Diego is the best Dio clone out there.

Side note; it's probably just me, but I think "Master Of The Moon" is the most underrated Dio album. It's slow, but really good. Goldy's my favorite of Dio's guitar players (solo band only, obviously).
by Nos
Thu May 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

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

Has he EVER been involved in something "truly interesting"? He writes good, solid 80's inspired hard rock / metal-lite material that in theory should be a tailor made for Jorn's stylings. I don't pretend to know how much involvement Sinner had versus Beyrodt on the albums they work togeth...
by Nos
Thu May 04, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

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

...listening to the new Jorn track also, and both Ferrymen tracks are better than this one. It's Jorn, so it's not bad at all, but I was hoping for something a little more engaging with Matt Sinner and Alex Beyrodt onboard. Really? When was the last time Sinner was involved in something truly inter...
by Nos
Wed May 03, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

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

I liked the first track, but this one's not nearly as good. It feels tired and completely by-the numbers. It's exactly why I worry about Frontiers having songwriters making far too many albums. They deplete their best ideas for projects that make one album and disappear.
by Nos
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: End of the Dream - Until You Break...
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: End of the Dream - Until You Break...

Those sound pretty good. I don't usually like the symphonic singers, but she sounds great. I'll have to investigate.
by Nos
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

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

Dude, you crack me up. You seriously put an effort of hating everything... I said it's a darn good song. And I'm not saying he can't sing, but I don't get the people basically acting like he's the second coming of Dio. He's good, but he's not special. He's certainly no Jorn. I think he must be quit...
by Nos
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

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

Stevie WOnder wrote:
Dude, you crack me up. You seriously put an effort of hating everything...


I said it's a darn good song. And I'm not saying he can't sing, but I don't get the people basically acting like he's the second coming of Dio. He's good, but he's not special. He's certainly no Jorn.
by Nos
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

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

I don't really get why everyone is so hot for Ronnie's voice, but he's ok, and the song is pretty darn good. They come out the same day, so I'm going to wager on this winding up being better than Jorn's new album.
by Nos
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4924

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Glynn Morgan has to re-record all vocals, otherwise it would make no sense... Who knew Threshold would ever have something in common with Quiet Riot (or what's left of them) who are facing the very same situation this year!! :lol: It's also a great way to kill interest in the album, for both bands....
by Nos
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4924

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Sounds to me like there's more to the story. This coming so out of the blue, even to Damian, is weird.

But since they can't bring Mac back, I can't say anything they do is all that exciting to me.

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