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by LarryD
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Warrel Dane / Sanctuary & Nevermore... R.I.P.
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Warrel Dane / Sanctuary & Nevermore... R.I.P.

Can't find any info on this - but apparently Warrel Dane has died in Sao Paulo, Brazil ........... from Wikipedia: Warrel Dane ( March 7, 1969 - December 13, 2017)[2] was the lead singer of the American power metal band Sanctuary. He is also known as the former lead singer of currently inactive prog...
by LarryD
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Animal Drive - an Ark Burn the Sun vibe going on
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Animal Drive - an Ark Burn the Sun vibe going on

That guy is bad ass ....... No offense to Jorn - but as he ages and puts out less than quality releases, someone other than Ronnie Romero has to step up and produce.....this guy is the deal !!!!!! Awesome .........
by LarryD
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 10 for 2017.
Replies: 2
Views: 185

My Top 10 for 2017.

Like Nos, I hear a lot of music, but I have a hard time coming up with a Top 10. This, I'm sure, is because I've become a very picky bastard in my old age, and I want music to wow the hell out of me, instead of just be there. Also, I'm not as diverse as some of you, and I tend not to move around the...
by LarryD
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Top 50 of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Top 50 of 2017

Hearing Aid Man wrote:Always enjoy your list. Already found a new one of interest to me. Checking out Vanish - The Insanity Abstract and it rips!


*** Guillaume and I posted on this when it,came,out.......nobody bit.......glad to,see its starting to get some attention...... Top 10 for me........
by LarryD
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............

I'll tell you, I haven't heard a note of this and have no interest at all. I barely tolerate Christmas music and certainly wouldn't voluntarily listen to it. Even Tarja couldn't possibly make the worst Christmas song of all times, Feliz Navidad, appealing to me. Yes I know, Bah Humbug. *** "Yo...
by LarryD
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............

Going to have to disagree a bit on this one. TARJA sounds great (but then, when DOESN'T she?) but the songs ofttimes don't work well. Feliz Navidad and I Want to Wish you a Merry Christmas are WAY to slow and plodding. Personally, I enjoyed the last two albums..... Not as much as "Shadow Cabin...
by LarryD
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: KANSAS / Leftoverture - Live and Beyond.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: KANSAS / Leftoverture - Live and Beyond.

I'm going to agree on all of your comments here. The mix and overall sound is very tasty indeed. Ronnie does a good job here, but he is not Steve Walsh. There is that certain element that no vocal doppelganger will possess. The album kind of points this out by using the recorded vocal intro to Carr...
by LarryD
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: KANSAS / Leftoverture - Live and Beyond.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: KANSAS / Leftoverture - Live and Beyond.

The Prelude Implicit is a very heavy album for Kansas. Some fans of heavier stuff may enjoy the disc. It definitely came across live as well. The old songs are dressed up with two guitars and the music had heft like it hasn't had for a long time. It's now largely guitar-based rather than keyboard a...
by LarryD
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............

Played this all weekend in the car, Tarja is back to top form after the very disappointing 2 releases from last year. This material suits her voice perfectly, slowed right down so she can get every last drop of emotion from her voice. ***Absolutely agree with you ....... slowing down the music real...
by LarryD
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: BLIND EGO / Liquid Live .......first thoughts.
Replies: 0
Views: 98

BLIND EGO / Liquid Live .......first thoughts.

Blind Ego's "Liquid" was a Top 10 for me ....... here, Kalle Wagner (RPWL) releases a live CD and DVD of the show at the same time ........ I've been through one pass only, and I have to say coming off Kansas' Live Leftoverture (which was probably not a good thing to do), left me a bit col...
by LarryD
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: KANSAS / Leftoverture - Live and Beyond.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

KANSAS / Leftoverture - Live and Beyond.

I never thought I'd be talking about a Kansas disc that didn't involve STeve Walsh, much less listen to one. The Prelude Implicit, while pretty good, didn't wow me ....partly because I'm a STeve Walsh whore from 1973, and it's hard to change a leopard's spots...... Don't ask me why I decided to try ...
by LarryD
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Just in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Just in from The Lasers Edge .......

Not a big order - and maybe my last of the year, but it does contain a Top 10 disc for me ............. The Dark Element / Annette Olzon - Bought the MP3s off Amazon the moment it came out, but I wanted the CD as this thing shot right into my Top 10 upon first listen. Lots has already been said abou...
by LarryD
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Entropia is 20 years old?
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Entropia is 20 years old?

Daniel - please re-master The Perfect Element. The Remedy Lane disc turned out fabulous. Please do the same for The Perfect Element. Thank you.
by LarryD
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: TARJA to release a Christmas disc ..............

Its out ... it's here....and it's excellent !!!!! From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)..... just in time for the holiday, Tarja releases her X-mas disc, and it's a gem. https://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Ghosts-Score-Dark-Christmas/dp/B075RYZPXJ/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?ie=UTF8&qid=151199526...
by LarryD
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WIDEK / Hidden Impressions .... Instrumental Prog.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

WIDEK / Hidden Impressions .... Instrumental Prog.

https://widekmusic.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-dimensions We touched on this one-man band a bit some time ago ........but no one ever really touted it much. I'm not one for instrumentals, unless they are of the utmost quality (think Joseph Magazine for me), and this guy has it going on ....... looks l...
by LarryD
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: R.I.P. Malcolm Young
Replies: 3
Views: 199

R.I.P. Malcolm Young

Don't have the link to it because I'm in my car, but I just heard on Sirius Radio that Malcolm Young just passed away at age 64....... Never a fan, but always respected what they did and who they were....... RIP Malcolm. You always had,your own thing going on.......
by LarryD
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Dark Element (Anette Olzen and Jani Liimatainen)
Replies: 9
Views: 488

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 LarryD
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......

IIn response to Sir Exar Kun....... I look forward to that list when u get to it........ Ill bet a lot of it will match up with what I would pull up,as well......... As,far as Daydream..... I agree completely. Its in my top 10 for sure, although I'm not sure it will make #1......but that's ok, it wi...
by LarryD
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Vicious Head Society - Abject Tomorrow...
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: The Vicious Head Society - Abject Tomorrow...

Ken finally got that one in ..... awesome ......... purchase plan underway. Again ............
by LarryD
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Dark Element (Anette Olzen and Jani Liimatainen)
Replies: 9
Views: 488

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

You beat me to it -- this was just released yesterday I believe, and it is fantastic !!! I thought Annette's previous solo disc was excellent, this surpasses it by far. Heavier, more aggressive, and more Nightwish-like on many songs. 2 or 3 songs could be pulled right from songs that didn't make it ...
by LarryD
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Threshold
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: New Threshold

Great album! Larry? ***It's not doing it for me for some reason Gaetan ........ I've tried so many times to get on board with this disc, but I find myself struggling through it each time. Something is missing for me - I can't put my finger on it. I think I'm just going to have to write this one off...
by LarryD
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SHADOWPLAY is back !!!!! New single.......
Replies: 0
Views: 235

SHADOWPLAY is back !!!!! New single.......

Right - who is Shadowplay ?? Some years ago, when Gothic Metal was thriving and everyone was still interested in the genre, this Australian band put out an incredible debut called Shadowplay. Those of you who were lucky enough to score one of those hard to find discs know what I'm talking about .......
by LarryD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: DELAIN / A Decade - Live at Paradiso bluray.......
Replies: 2
Views: 168

DELAIN / A Decade - Live at Paradiso bluray.......

It's finally here ..... the 10th anniversary show of Delain released in bluray / dvd / 2-CD combo set. I'm a chump for dvd releases, so bare with me while I indulge. The show is obviously a big deal to the band, given the artwork and bluray packaging itself, which is quite artsy and upscale. They in...
by LarryD
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: DANIEL CAVANAUGH / Monochrome.......
Replies: 6
Views: 358

DANIEL CAVANAUGH / Monochrome.......

One half of the Anathema frontmen puts out a solo disc. So indulge me here for a second ...... I am just a casual Anathema fan. On disc, it's hard for me to totally capture what this band does except for maybe Weather Systems, which I think is awesome. In a live setting, this is where the band captu...
by LarryD
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........
Replies: 6
Views: 320

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

Well, Sorcerer is back with another gloomy, doomy, melodic disc .......yes, with Andy Engberg on vocals. The Great Andy Engberg I might add ........ I've owned one or two Sorcerer discs in my day, and I dismissed them as "ok" doomy metal but nothing special ..........I'm told their last di...
by LarryD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........
Replies: 3
Views: 283

VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

How in the Hell did this band get by us ?? Well it didn't get by Guillaume who brought this one to my attention ....... and I'm loving this ............ Their latest disc called "The Insanity Abstract" has been spinning around my parts now non-stop, and it's getting better and better with ...
by LarryD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ordered from The Lasers Edge ......
Replies: 2
Views: 266

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 LarryD
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Seventh Wonder update ......
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Seventh Wonder update ......

....taken from the Prog Power board ............. Yes! The time has come to share with you some fantastic news! SEVENTH WONDER is back with their fifth studio album, titled ‘Tiara’. The new album is now in the final stages of mixing, and it is being mixed at Lionheart Studio in Oslo, Norway by Oyvin...
by LarryD
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ordered from The Lasers Edge ......
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Ordered from The Lasers Edge ......

....and it's light on the metal !!!!!! :shock: DELAIN / A Decade of Delain - Bluray / dvd / 2-CD set It's been 10 years of listening to this band. Finally, a concert from them. I know the genre is waning, and the interest in these types of bands is waning as well, but anytime any of these bands rele...
by LarryD
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: A few new reviews over at manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: A few new reviews over at manofmuchmetal.com

Hey Matt --- Thanks for posting !!!!! My thoughts to yours ........ Sorcerer: https://manofmuchmetal.com/2017/10/25/sorcerer-the-crowning-of-the-fire-king-album-review/ ***This is completely bad ass !!!! Andy Engberg HAS to be the most underrated singer in metal history....... here, he manages to ta...
by LarryD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Roy Khan putting out a new disc ? Into the Ocean...
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Roy Khan putting out a new disc ? Into the Ocean...

It figures -- but in my defense, I found the song on my You Tube app off my Roku box which doesn't show the comments below like on a puter .......... I will concede the old and aging part of me, as originally as I was going to say " it sounds like a Conception or Kamelot ballad" but decide...
by LarryD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Roy Khan putting out a new disc ? Into the Ocean...
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Roy Khan putting out a new disc ? Into the Ocean...

It's called Into the Ocean and supposed to be out through Ulterium Reecords ............. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpeik-sesc I found this by accident, and I also found myself scratching my head as it felt surreal -- I wasn't sure how to feel about it ........... the Kamelot thing and all .....
by LarryD
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 16
Views: 1430

Re: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?

Random Axe wrote:Larry, check your phone texts sometime. I found something pretty cool you might like...


*** I did -- meant to get back to you over the weekend, been under the weather - will respond today ..... thanks .........

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