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by Nos
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Serious Black - Magic 8/25...
Replies: 5
Views: 294

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: 54
Views: 3430

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: 1
Views: 71

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: 121

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: 121

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: 121

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: 37
Views: 1038

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: 37
Views: 1038

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: 495

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: 5
Views: 294

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: 580

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: 437

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: 492

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 481

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 54
Views: 3430

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: 54
Views: 3430

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.
by Nos
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vangough / Warpaint ...... what happened ?
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Vangough / Warpaint ...... what happened ?

I've been trying to block it from my memory, lol. I listened to it just enough to write a review, and that was more than enough for me. I completely agree with you that it's a melody free snore of a time. The thought I kept having through the whole thing was "why did they make this album?"...
by Nos
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 1437

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

Frontiers has done a lot of good work with the melodic rock and metal world, keeping people's careers going when the other labels thought them past their time, and finding good new talent. I'm not sure I'm as much a fan of all these projects they keep putting together, in this style. Sure, several o...
by Nos
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soen - Lykaia
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Soen - Lykaia

Packgrog wrote: I neither miss nor mind the Tool side, but I do find solace in Soen sounding more like the Opeth that I loved than Opeth have since Lopez left.


That's a big part of it, definitely.
by Nos
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soen - Lykaia
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Soen - Lykaia

I'm enjoying this album very much, and getting more from the prior two albums that I'd largely ignored as well. I really miss Lopez in Opeth, so hearing him in this ToOpeth band scratches an itch that neither original band has managed in a decade. This is easily my favorite album of the year so far...
by Nos
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Re: New Ayreon video

ToddS wrote:New track posted.

Everybody Dies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUSoR4E ... e=youtu.be


Now I'm sure I won't bother listening to anything more from it. I don't understand the appeal of this at all. Is it because I don't give a flying rat's ass about sci-fi?
by Nos
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soen - Lykaia
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Soen - Lykaia

This is interesting because I hate Opeth...ok, so 'hate' is too strong, but I'm not a fan at all. I read all the Opeth comparisons and whilst I'm not for one second denying the similarities, this is something quite different in tone, feel and ambience. I absolutely love it. The melodies are way str...
by Nos
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soen - Lykaia
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Soen - Lykaia

This is a solid release, but in no way on the level of Blackwater Park imo. BP has far more interesting, and involved song structures with those long, glorious instrumental passages. This one is much more by the numbers in comparison. I only said that parts of the riffing sounded like that album. A...
by Nos
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soen - Lykaia
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Soen - Lykaia

So this comes out Friday, and there hasn't been much talk anywhere on the net I've seen about it. I just got to hear it twice, and I'm really puzzled why they aren't getting far more buzz for this. We've all been complaining for a few album cycles now that Opeth has gone to shit. Well, this album dr...
by Nos
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I'm back, and I have a 2016 recap!
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: I'm back, and I have a 2016 recap!

Theocracy/Ghost Ship - I'll start this summary by stating I only previously owned the debut and only liked a few of those songs. I'd read they had gone down the speed metal path in the last decade and I just never pursued their albums so imagine my surprise when the sample songs started filtering o...
by Nos
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Re: New Ayreon video

I don't know, I just can't get into Ayreon at all. Sure, there's lots of musical ideas, but I feel like Arjen writes too much to the story, and the songs suffer for it. I've rarely heard a great melody from him, and even when there is one, it rarely gets highlighted and returned to. It's all too lin...
by Nos
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream - full review
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream - full review

I cannot believe that no one else is talking this one up ....... Well, between the review I wrote, the recaps for my album/song lists coming later in the month, and a few posts on boards like this, I think I'm talked out on it. It's going to be on my Top Ten list though. Even with my minor gripes, ...
by Nos
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream - full review
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream - full review

I like the album a fair bit, but I'm really struggling with it being 105 minutes long. I just can't listen to the whole thing at once. It's too much, and I find myself drifting away several times throughout. Taken in smaller doses, it's great.

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