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by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Just have been waiting for Ken to get one or two more new things in to pull the trigger on a new order, so I clicked over and first thing on there is the new Tomorrow's Eve. So, yeah.... Time for a new order!!! ***Funny you say that -- just ordered the T-Eve, Subsignal, Ostura and Wilson / Wakeman ...
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

This disc is so good ....... if you did or did not enjoy the last two Arena discs, this is a no brainer....... I plan on going back to them both, as I didn't care for either, but this one is hitting the spot nicely........ cannot stop playing this -- that's a good sign ........... "Poisoned&quo...
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Larry, if you love Ronnie's voice, he has another album that will be coming out in July with a group called Destinia. Sounds far more melodic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vsrTbstkJQ ****I did see that song - and yes, it sounded awesome ..... but I also played some of the rest of that disc, and...
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...
Replies: 6
Views: 120

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

I'm almost positive we have talked about this before - but I can't find anything on the board about it ..... I'm thinking that Glenn pointed out the band to me on You Tube, and I listened and didn't pursue it further....... all of those styles they incorporate into one sound would most likely turn m...
by LarryD
Tue May 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Haven't heard the new one yet, but...just got their self-titled release from 2014...just 5 songs in and so far it crushes "II". ***You and a couple of other guys like the first one better --- but to me, II is the best that this band has to offer so far, including the new one ........ I do...
by LarryD
Tue May 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...
Replies: 6
Views: 120

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

Mardoch wrote:Beyond the Bridge was fantastic at PPUSA.


**** One of my most anticipated shows and one of the best I've ever seen at PP ....... Stevie was under orders not to disturb me during this show ....... :P
by LarryD
Sun May 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Only spun it once, but I really liked what I heard. Definitely hear what you mean about more "hard rock" than "metal", which is 100% cool with me. Also worth calling out: the deluxe version is a must-own. The bonus disc has six extra tracks, including four cover tunes, plus I be...
by LarryD
Sun May 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

First of all, I have no idea what you are talking about with change in style over the previous two albums - both album sounds just like Arena should - no different from most other of their albums, which is a great thing. I’ve spent a lot of time with them both in the past couple of years, especiall...
by LarryD
Sat May 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

This is still going strong, and I've played it now about 5 times all the way through ........ I thought it was a bit on the short side, but I see the total time is 55:00 - yet another 20 minute song or Part 2 of the first 23:00 song would have done nicely ?? The disc almost has a dark feel to it ......
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Problem is that Seventh Wonder doesn't do "dramatic prog" as well as they do "happy prog" in my opinion! So with that in mind, I prefer their happy prog. If you feel that they are better at dramatic stuff, then I understand your opinion. Obviously I think you're wrong, but that'...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Problem is that Seventh Wonder doesn't do "dramatic prog" as well as they do "happy prog" in my opinion! So with that in mind, I prefer their happy prog. If you feel that they are better at dramatic stuff, then I understand your opinion. Obviously I think you're wrong, but that'...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: KARNATAKA / Secrets of Angels - Live DVD concert.
Replies: 1
Views: 45

KARNATAKA / Secrets of Angels - Live DVD concert.

Those of you who are fans of this band - or at least this line up of the band, will want this DVD concert in their collection for sure. Looking back at this band, they have to have the most line up changes of any band ever ..........it's impossible to keep up with what has happened to this band sinc...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

About time ... I've told you so many times that Manzi is amazing, yet you refused to listen ;P ***Maybe the music on the other 2 discs didn't make shine like he does here...... it seems like when they go back to that "classic" Arena sound, their singers sound so much better..... such is t...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

So this is a more "commercial" version of LoB ....... while I'm enjoying it, I'm having a hard time putting up the metal horns and headbanging to it ...... the disc doesn't get to the "metal" part of LoB until the awesome Track 8 / KIng's Reborn .....This 8:00 track could have be...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Great to hear! I was going to buy regardless, but you may have just helped accelerate the trigger finger. "Seven Degrees" was OK, but very disappointing compared to the rest of the catalogue. "Unqiuet Sky" was much improved, but if you're saying this is even better..... Very coo...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 196

ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Wow !!! Just wow !!!!!! This disc could have been the make or break disc for me with this band ...... I know others are really digging their last couple of discs with Paul Manzi, but they never fully clicked with me, until now. I'm 3 songs deep into this disc and I am enjoying this to the max !!!! W...
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

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

LASERCD wrote:REAL Ostura CDs on the way....



***Credit card ready....and waiting.....again. :roll: :wink:
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 584

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

Knowing their closeness to Glenn and Glenn's being huge fan of them plus their PP involvement, I would not be surprised this pairing was Glenn's doing :) Redemption is automatic blind buy for me. I also do not listen any samples first glimpses etc. I get the album I sit down and let the whole album...
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Lords of Black

One pass thru the new disc - and I have to say that initially, this is not as good as LoB / II. As I'm playing the first half of the disc, that is what I thought first and foremost, that II opens up with kick ass music and stays that way thru the disc..... this new ones, opens up fairly weak, and I ...
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1801

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Sir Exar Kun wrote:New Lords of Black video dropped today, album out in May. Once again, sounds really solid!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTwmA8a1BYw
by LarryD
Wed May 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 584

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

I'm not sure what or how to feel with this. It's obviously amazing and I agree the youtube sample has the vox too low but Im sure that's not how it'll be on disc. As impactful as Nicks music has been on me over the last decade plus I was torn with a new vocalist to deliver it. i was waiting for Ray...
by LarryD
Wed May 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: More music on the way ........
Replies: 0
Views: 103

More music on the way ........

From The Lasers Edge -- LORDS OF BLACK / Icons of the New Days -- This is a given despite the fact that I didn't care for the video samples that were initially posted. This band will be a blind buy each and every time they put out a disc as long as Ronnie is singing for them. ARENA / Double Vision -...
by LarryD
Tue May 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

The Lasers Edge has the new Arena in stock ........ order placed !!!!!!
by LarryD
Sat May 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Mardoch wrote:
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.


*** same here....... :lol:
by LarryD
Sat May 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Mardoch misunderstood the point I was trying to make about singers....... I was just explaining my post......
by LarryD
Sat May 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

What I was referring to was not the specific album by Blind Guardian - but I was using that as a time frame for comparison ..... Claus is saying that the Kaiser dude sounds better here than he did in Ivanhoe .... I'm saying that he doesn't ...... using Hansi Kursch as a comparison ....... so close y...
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Did anyone try it out? I’m really in awe of how good this album is. *** You already know my feelings on this ...... :wink: After more listen - I still deem that the lyrics don't cut it in German for me, and the singer is just wrong for this type of music ....... I didn't care for him in Ivanhoe, so...
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

Is some of that heavier than their previous stuff? Is this their version of IQ's Road of Bones? (Keep in mind, I know very little about either band, but I really like Road, and I know Arena makes use of one Mr. John Mitchell. Other than that, I wandering in unknown territory here.) ***I think you'r...
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

Man, the crowds in the LaBrie thread and this one are TOUGH. I dunno...if you can't get anything out of 6 Degrees, Train of Thought, or Octavarium...I guess I'd argue that your tastes obviously wandered elsewhere, because it wasn't like there was a drop in quality after Scenes...in fact, they acqui...
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

(and soooooooooo glad I'm not an audiophile :D


***it's a sickness for sure -- but the rewards are so fulfilling ......... :wink:
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

The Count of Tuscany by Dream Theater on vinyl....There 400 watt amps and I have them wired up to a Anthem-Preamp...Turned the volume to about 3 oclock and was blown away how good this song sounded ..SO much power and so clean and very loud. this song came across..Such a epic song and that section ...
by LarryD
Wed May 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Did anyone try it out? I’m really in awe of how good this album is. *** You already know my feelings on this ...... :wink: After more listen - I still deem that the lyrics don't cut it in German for me, and the singer is just wrong for this type of music ....... I didn't care for him in Ivanhoe, so...

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