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by LarryD
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe

I'm with Gaeten in that I wish it was one complete show ...... but I'd buy this just for the 2nd CD track listing alone ...........

For the record - their PP show remains one of my most jaw dropping shows there ever.........
by LarryD
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Still over here trying to figure out how to get Anneke to marry me..


*** Dude -- ain't gonna happen -- I've been trying to figure this out since seeing her at PP, and so far, no luck .............
by LarryD
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....

Well, that whopping 20-30 clip doesn't sound like any Stolt I've heard. Sounds heavy, and rockingish actually.
Stolt, Gildenlow, Minnemann, and Reingold? GTFO - I'm betting this is gonna be great.


*** I don't agree with you on a lot of things -- this one, I do ......... :)
by LarryD
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

It did sound good for what they gave us ....... I did eyeball that 25:00 song at the end of the track list as well ........... :wink:
by LarryD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepted)
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepte

I'm going to second Claus' nominee for King Diamond / THEM ..... 1988. No one out there considers this a prog metal disc, but one listen to the song structures and the guitar work of the great Andy LaRocque is all it takes. I think it's not only King's best, but Andy's best showing as well - the gui...
by LarryD
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Live CD/DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Haken Live CD/DVD

MidKnight wrote:+1 for wanting it to be blu ray but if it is Haken, I am down with whatever I can get my hands on :P


****Same here - any show from them is quite welcome !!!!
by LarryD
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Guess who is back ?? Yes - it's SOUNDSCAPE.
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Guess who is back ?? Yes - it's SOUNDSCAPE.

I remember the name, but can't remember any of their songs. :oops: Also, didn't find a CD in my collection either. Must have traded them. I do like the new tune though. ***Paul - back in the day, Soundscape was a love or hate band ... nothing in between. Their shows at the Powermad fest of years go...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....

From Glenn's board --- http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/threads/the-sea-within-supergroup-project-with-daniel-gildenl%C3%B6w-and-roine-stolt.1267731/ This sounds incredibly promising ......... Things we REALLY do not need more of: projects with Stolt, Reingold, Gildenlöw. Count me out *** And I t...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Guess who is back ?? Yes - it's SOUNDSCAPE.
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Guess who is back ?? Yes - it's SOUNDSCAPE.

Chatting with Ken and he tells me that Soundscape is back and putting up music on You Tube and coming out with a new disc in the future........hard to believe ? Yeah, I was floored myself ....... But, here it is in living color ................ http://bravewords.com/news/soundscape-release-lyric-vid...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)

Here is a snippet of a teaser - although 36 seconds of some keyboards and drums really don't amount to much ........ we've had this discussion before about bands putting out 30 second teasers that only amount to some random sound - this is one of them: https://youtu.be/qPucE-hdtX4 That said - I am a...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....
Replies: 12
Views: 268

The Sea Within - Prog Rock Supergroup .....

From Glenn's board ---

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/thre ... t.1267731/


This sounds incredibly promising .........
by LarryD
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....

I'm actually enjoying this disc .... is there anyone else out there who is doing the same ? Just curious........ I am. Tommy sounds great and there are a handful of really catchy tunes. Not sure how much staying power it will have but for now, it's on repeat. ****Cool Todd ..... definitely agree wi...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve - Mirror Of Creation III Project Ikaros
Replies: 9
Views: 430

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

Bread and Circuses is just so bad ass ...... as is Martin on vocals....... I love this tune. I get a more modern, more proggy feeling from the playing ........ this is going to rule mightily !!!!!!!
by LarryD
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....

I'm actually enjoying this disc .... is there anyone else out there who is doing the same ? Just curious........
by LarryD
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

ToddS wrote:For me, it all comes down to does it sound better. That’s it.


*** I can confirm this part....... :wink:
by LarryD
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

This is so good ........ they're baaaaaaaaack !!!!!!! Cannot wait for this one ..........
by LarryD
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

I am baffled at the lack of enthusiasm of grabbing this re-master, but I guess we discussed that in other posts...... I am baffled that things like the new Threshold and Lords of Black AREN'T doing it for you, yet every time something gets remastered you're performing cartwheels about it..... :) **...
by LarryD
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black
Replies: 12
Views: 1359

Re: Lords of Black

Call me stubborn, but this new track didn't do much more for me than the first one ......yes it's better, but it's not making me hanker for the rest of this disc. They have to up the ante from II, and these two songs are not doing that ....... they need to raise the bar a bit more before I get excit...
by LarryD
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Sorry about your ankle Larry :(. I'm sure you are going to love this when you finally get a chance to watch it...... Looking forward to your review! ***Thanks bro ....this ankle thing has really put a damper on my enthusiasm for these things - but I am under orders from my wife not to watch this sh...
by LarryD
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

I was looking at getting this direct from the band, but prices are pretty steep to say the least. Anyhow, new album is out in a few weeks, just got Unquiet Sky, and it's better than expected. *** I agree - I paid $20 for mine, and I guess it covers all of the new design as well as the re-master. I ...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....

I'm pretty much with Larry on this one. I don't even need to buy it because I know what it is and that I wouldn't listen to it more than once. I'm happy that Youngblood has a solid career in a niche in an industry that doesn't really like to grant them. I'm glad the formula works. But...it's just n...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....

I'm not sure if it is the pain meds for your ankle, but this is the best post you have written in a while. *** Thanks bro -- that, and me coming to terms with a lot of things lately ........ music being one of them, and this new Kamelot does seem to be a thought provoking moment for me in musical t...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2232

Re: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....

I edited the title of the post to the above, as the single has now become the disc, and the discussions are on ...... I hope no one minds........ So, here we have the new Kamelot. And the new Vanden Plas. And the new Symphony X. And the new Ayreon. And the new Threshold. And, etc etc ...... These ar...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Apologies for the crude analogy, but it's the musical equivalent of blueballs!


*** Couldn't have said it better myself - and I have had that condition before when I was a kid - NOT GOOD !!!!!! :cry:
by LarryD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 30
Views: 1375

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Sorry to vent here -- but can you believe that I still haven't watched this thing and it's one of the most anticipated events this year for me ?? Reason ? I fractured my friggin ankle, and it's been a nightmare between emergency rooms, phone calls, and inability to get around ...........my viewing r...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepted)
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepte

Funny though - on most "best metal bands of the ____", RUSH usually appears on them as being a metal band. I believe we have had many discussions on whether or not Rush is actually a metal band - And "Moving Pictures" does show up on many "best metal discs of the 80s" l...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepted)
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: 1988: Metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

I would actually say Operation Mindcrime was a slight step back as far as progressive elements from Rage for Order,especially with all the futuristic and even proto electronic/industrial influences leaking in.While Mindcrime was a monster and loved,it was more for it being a concept album,with Suit...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

While it does sound incredible, count me in the " I'll believe it when I see it (or hear it) " group ...... agreeing with Glenn, the timing is weird, unless that's the reason.....but that doesn't make sense either. The waiting game begins ...... but I'm staying up for air, not holding my b...
by LarryD
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Sparky wrote:As I've said elsewhere, Evergrey's Solitude, Dominance, and Tragedy re-master sounds great, compared to the original.


***Definitely on my re-master to buy list ..... thanks for the reminder !!!!!
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

while re-masters are often just about adding a layer of sheen that doesn't fix much . ***Even though I'm all for good re-masters, I agree with all of your thoughts on the facts of the re-master and the difference between it and a re-mix ......I also agree with your cool description of a layer of sh...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Ok, so after all the talk about the Arena / The Visitor re-master, I thought it would be cool to start a post just on the concept of re-mastered discs alone, as I can see there is a good separation of those who do and those who don't ....... So the quick definition of a re-master is: Remaster (also ...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

At the risk of appearing like I'm trying to make everyone shell out $20 for "The Visitor" .... I should write my post on re-masters and take it out of this thread. I am in agreement with everything everyone says about a re-master. There are good ones, and unnecessary ones. I don't think th...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepted)
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

I agree on pretty much what everyone said here -- although I have no problem getting into another " what is / was prog and what is / wasn't " ....... :) I love those posts..... I think I love it more when I read someone write - " here we go again with the Progressive debate " ......
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.

At a time when there is so much music out there this year, for some reason I pulled out the Tyranny disc - and just stopped and thought about what a great disc this is, and how timeless it is ..... I know Digital Man will back me up here, but when I hear this, I think that this has to be the most be...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

I n general I think remastered are fine if we are talking about an album that didn’t sound too great to begin with because of how it was done first (ehmmm Nevermore), or because of age (the Deathrow album), but something fairly new that already sounded great in the first place such as the Arena disc...

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