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by LarryD
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...
Replies: 11
Views: 54

Re: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...

Talent has nothing to do with what I was trying to say. Yeah, they can play the heck out of their instruments, but so can Yngwie, and his music sucks. What I'm saying is there's no one thing about their music I've yet heard that makes me say "THAT is Haken". Dream Theater, Fates Warning, ...
by LarryD
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...
Replies: 11
Views: 54

Re: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...

Manimal / Purgatorio - I'm not a "basic" power metal fan.... I have my few bands that I go back to when i need the headbanging fix, and Manimal has found it's way into my headbanging for the sake of, list..... This is a fun band for me - no thinking, just full of excellent melodic riffs, ...
by LarryD
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...
Replies: 11
Views: 54

Re: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...

Can't wait to read the top ten; I want to respond to this album by album, as I have thoughts on almost every single one, but would rather wait and see the rationale behind the top ten before certifying you for a loony bin. You have three of my top five on the list here, so we're definitely going in...
by LarryD
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...
Replies: 11
Views: 54

Re: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...

Haken / Vector - I've never gotten the appeal of Haken. Something about them always comes off as if they're trying too hard, or they're playing something that isn't them. I don't care much for Leprous either, but they have a much more formulated identity. Haken is just sort of.... there, and they d...
by LarryD
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...
Replies: 11
Views: 54

Discs that didn't make my Top 10 & Disappointments...

I thought I would do this a little different this year ....... My Top 10 is complete - and it took me since the beginning of November to decide on it. There were too many awesome releases this year, and a few that came out near the end and edged their way into my heart. I had an inner battle with th...
by LarryD
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: yeah! The Final Countdown done Swing style......
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: yeah!

I hate swing - but that was friggin awesome ........
by LarryD
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Myrath tune
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: New Myrath tune

I love everything about this band - including that video. Is there a more beautiful man than Zaher ? :wink:
by LarryD
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 7112

Re: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?

GaetanL wrote:
nvandyk wrote:I haven't seen it, but everybody says Get Out is brilliant. Scary, funny, original and altogether great.

I finally watched it on Blu-ray. Indeed a great movie in this genre.


*** Sorry guys -- I thought it was horrible. Did absolutely nothing for me .......
by LarryD
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Myrath tune
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: New Myrath tune

Did not click the link yet -- but I cannot wait for this disc. I love this band - and judging from the videos from the last disc, I can only imagine how epic this one is ......
by LarryD
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lost In Thought - Renascence
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Lost In Thought - Renascence

Random Axe wrote:Sounds pretty terrific and such a step up from the debut IMO. I missed anything regarding physical CDs but I'm in for that once available.


*** Scott I can see this one being right up your alley.........
by LarryD
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Speakers vs Headphones
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Speakers vs Headphones

There's a lot to be said for headphones ....... I know a few guys who have outrageous headphone set ups ......and for big $$$. I've got a set of Sennheiser phones I use sometimes when I want to block out the world, or hear something with almost just vocals ( think Loreena McKennitt ) or some other s...
by LarryD
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recommendations needed.....
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Recommendations needed.....

Mardoch wrote:
Hearing Aid Man wrote:How about the new Darkwater - Human CD scheduled for release 3/1/19? :wink:

http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.p ... m_id=96223

I'll be very pleased when this finally comes out.


*** Here here !!!!!!! :!: :!: :!:
by LarryD
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

I will agree with the comments that the singer should not go into high range, nor try to sustain same .......but that's kept to a minimum. Blah! Other than maybe the melody line for track 4 which is all high - the singers high range is fine. :roll: *** I'm sure that's the track that is turning most...
by LarryD
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Speakers vs Headphones
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Speakers vs Headphones

MJ Brady wrote:Need better speakers??
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***Dude that's not your set up is it ??? :shock: :shock: :shock:
by LarryD
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

I'm going back to this disc -- I had lost it in the packing / moving process and I can't find the sunnuva bitch anywhere...... my brother sent me another copy ( you rule bro ) and I'm back on track with this band...... the reason I say this is because as I'm putting together my Top 10, I did not wan...
by LarryD
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...

Dali's Dilemma demos when they were still Chaos Theory were better than the final album, IMO. Especially the far shorter version of Living in Fear. I never was able to track those down again. :( *** I have them on cassette believe it or not ........ that's how old they are ..... I'm not sure I agre...
by LarryD
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Top 50 Albums of 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1726

Re: Top 50 Albums of 2018

Awesome list as usual -- look forward to this every year -- lots to check out !!!! Thanks for posting bro ........
by LarryD
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...

Digital Ruin did a 4 song demo for Dwelling in the Out when they were shopping for a label. Those versions destroyed the final versions on the album. *** Agree 100% -- and that's a BIG truth........ are these available anywhere? I'm guessing no. *** I believe the band only produced 100 copies of th...
by LarryD
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: When a demo version of a song is as good or better than the final version...

Harvester wrote:Digital Ruin did a 4 song demo for Dwelling in the Out when they were shopping for a label. Those versions destroyed the final versions on the album.


*** Agree 100% -- and that's a BIG truth........
by LarryD
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My 2018 top 10 list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: My 2018 top 10 list...

I am surprised at our list differences this year -- you and I are usually in the ball park, and / or neck in neck ........ I think we have maybe 2-3 bands in common, Tomorrow's Eve being one of them ...... I noticed 6 out of 11 on your list we have in common. That's about what happens every year. I...
by LarryD
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My 2018 top 10 list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: My 2018 top 10 list...

I have not yet completed the actual list yet -- but these are my bands on the list ....... there are 11, one must go..... these are not in order, but I will say that Michael Romeo, Ostura, and Kingcrow are all fighting for the #1 spot - there is also another band I have not heard yet that I'm waitin...
by LarryD
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lance King - Reprogram...
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Lance King - Reprogram...

New 'Ryche and Neal Morse albums also. First two months are going to be significant. Now, how good all these are compared to the rest of the year remains to be seen. It's been many years now since DT truly blew me away, so tempering expectations there..... *** You and everyone else --- but I loved ...
by LarryD
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My 2018 top 10 list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: My 2018 top 10 list...

Man Of Much Metal wrote:Be afraid, be very afraid...my top 30 countdown series begins very soon... :D


:)
by LarryD
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I Did not officially say yet what is my favorite album of the 70s...
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: I Did not officially say yet what is my favorite album of the 70s...

I would have to say that my favorite album of the 70s, and one of my favorites of all time - is RUSH / 2112......... that album was life changing for me in many ways.
by LarryD
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My 2018 top 10 list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: My 2018 top 10 list...

I am surprised at our list differences this year. I think we have maybe 2-3 bands in common, Tomorrow's Eve being one of them ...... I would guess you would have Ostura, Hekz and possibly Redemption in your top 10? Also, Michael Romeo which would probably be next on my list if I had done twelve. No...
by LarryD
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My 2018 top 10 list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: My 2018 top 10 list...

Thanks for starting the thread -- I'm putting together my Top 10 now, but I needed someone to get it started -- I don't have my CDs handy to refer to, so I need a reference point to get going ...... I am surprised at our list differences this year -- you and I are usually in the ball park, and / or ...
by LarryD
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche new album & tour with Fates Warning
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Queensryche new album & tour with Fates Warning

I played this on my phone in the car ( thanks for the link T'ski ) and at first I thought - " this could be a Maiden song " ....... it didn't do much for me, but I have to sayu that Todd sounded great on it. It's only one song - so time will tell.
by LarryD
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threshold - "Two - Zero - One - Seven" (New live album)
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Threshold - "Two - Zero - One - Seven" (New live album)

I think they did this with the last live disc as well ....... songs were recorded all over the place I believe. I prefer the one, long show as well ....... but I'll take live Threshold any way I can get it .......
by LarryD
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I'm stuck in a 3-way decision for disc of the year......
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: I'm stuck in a 3-way decision for disc of the year......

Kez wrote:ROMEO! ROMEO! ROMEO!

:D


***** Awesome bro !!!!! I was waiting for you to chime in !!!!!!! This disc is just blowing me away !!!!!!
by LarryD
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I'm stuck in a 3-way decision for disc of the year......
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

I'm stuck in a 3-way decision for disc of the year......

We are getting close to that time of year where end of the year lists are changed quickly -- some by mid-year, some by the end of Prog Power, and the rest my last minute surprise efforts that come out at the end of the year ........ I've worked thru 2 of those changes, but obviously not the end of t...
by LarryD
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken - Vector - my track-by-track review
Replies: 54
Views: 4333

Re: Haken - Vector - my track-by-track review

We were in church today - and my wife pointed out a kid wearing a Haken / Affinity sweatshirt ........ The "kid" was about 22 years old, and looked like he should be in front of an X-box all day, but hey -- we are old now ....... if this kid is wearing a Haken t-shirt - especially in Rhode...
by LarryD
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neo-Prog: Where should I look now?
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Neo-Prog: Where should I look now?

YES on Jadis -- forgot about that long running band ...... I was never a big fan although I've owned several of their CDs over the years ........ Also - yes on Evership although it's hard for me to classify them as Neo-Prog ...... lots of these bands have crossover appeal, with a lot of them leaning...
by LarryD
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Possibly the best power metal video ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Possibly the best power metal video ever?

This one is amazing ... Fabio Lione is just too freakin’ cool https://youtu.be/gX_TxKa0dCY *** I cannot click on that video link - only because I think I have had enough Fabio at this stage of the game .... but the reason I'm posting is, because .... what the hell are you doing up so early on a Sat...
by LarryD
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neo-Prog: Where should I look now?
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Neo-Prog: Where should I look now?

Gaetan -- You've hit on most of the "mainstream" Neo-Prog bands ....... there aren't many more active that have more than one / two discs out there....... a few more bands and you will have to start hitting on side projects of the bands you've already checked out ...... you also will have ...
by LarryD
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anyone looking for RECON / Behind Enemy Lines ?
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Anyone looking for RECON / Behind Enemy Lines ?

Claimed !!!!!!

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