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by Nos
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Jono - “Life” - great vocalist
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Jono - “Life” - great vocalist

So I just listened to this album this morning. I have to say, while he's a very good singer, good grief is the music boring. It's sort of like "Streets" or "Gutter Ballet" era Savatage, but without any of the grit, intensity, or great songs. The whole thing is basically his voice...
by Nos
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: R.I.P. Malcolm Young
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: R.I.P. Malcolm Young

AC/DC might just have had the greatest guitar tone ever.
by Nos
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Dark Element (Anette Olzen and Jani Liimatainen)
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: The Dark Element (Anette Olzen and Jani Liimatainen)

This is such a bad ass disc ........ fun, catchy, upbeat and headbanging all at the same time. I'm glad she found her niche ......her previous solo disc was excellent, but this one far exceeds it in every way. I know the female fronted bands have gone by the wayside around here, but this is a great...
by Nos
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Dark Element (Anette Olzen and Jani Liimatainen)
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: The Dark Element (Anette Olzen and Jani Liimatainen)

Forgive me if my commentary is short, but I've already written plenty about this album in other places. Add me to the chorus who are loving this one. I've been listening to it for a few weeks now, and it still sounds just as good as the first time. Anette sounds fantastic, and I appreciate that they...
by Nos
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

I talked about it on the other boards. I love this album. I'm not a doom person either, but this isn't really doom in the normal sense. There is definitely that Tony Martin-era Sabbath feel to a lot of it, but I've been calling it 'slow power metal', since that's what it reminds me of. It's heavy wi...
by Nos
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Seventh Wonder update ......
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Seventh Wonder update ......

That is great news, as I greatly enjoyed 85% of the last album, and the new long track from the live album, but did it really have to be a concept album? In general, I'm just sick of them. There are just way too many of them now.
by Nos
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ordered from The Lasers Edge ......
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Ordered from The Lasers Edge ......

BEATRIX PLAYERS / Magnified - Ok, so what's all of this female / non-metal / candles lit / lights out stuff going on here ? Well, that's easy and complicated to answer. The easy part is this ..... a long time ago, in a far away galaxy, Ken Golden got me into a singer named Loreena McKennitt. If you...
by Nos
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Recent listens...

Sons of Apollo - I wonder how much of this was worked out before hitting the studio as opposed to writing/recording on the fly. When he's with Neal Morse - well, Morse is a demos guy. But Portnoy is not - he works an insane schedule and trusts in his talent to be enough when he hits the studio. So ...
by Nos
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Recent listens...

The Dark Element- The Dark Element: I have a soft spot for Annette’s vocals. This is the same situation as Cain’s Offering where you take vocals and add music that fits them perfectly. The bouncy Nightwish riffs are a total win for me. I enjoyed the shit out of it. I love Anette too. Alyson Avenue'...
by Nos
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

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

Both songs are ok. Reminds me too much of Adenaline mob :( . I expected much more from it. The worst however is that Derek and Mike are constantly making stupid jokes about Dream Theater on social media. Not very classy... Yes, Derek and Mike have made complete asses of themselves on that level. Be...
by Nos
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

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: 1453

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: 1453

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: 1453

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: 432

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: 1147

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: 3
Views: 375

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: 1221

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: 6904

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: 271

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: 21
Views: 1696

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: 21
Views: 1696

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: 613

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: 1147

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: 6904

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: 613

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: 570

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: 570

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: 570

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: 4107

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: 4107

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: 1859

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: 1147

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: 1411

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: 852

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...

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