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by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

While the production is top notch, I sure wish they would have used different packaging. It comes in a cardboard case without prongs which tends to scratch the CD each time you pull it out. Also, cd's can easily fall out once the top opening expands. I hate this type of packaging!!! :evil: Now I re...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 2
Views: 36

HEKZ / Invicta......

I've been spending time with this disc - and trying to compare it to the great Caerus, their last disc. I should stop and just enjoy this for what it is, as it sounds like the next logical step from Caerus in a different way. They seem to have dropped some of the drama for the more melodic / song ap...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

I checked out Legacy on You tube as Glenn pointed out - and it's not what I was looking for ........while he is a great singer, he is quite different in PM ..... much more high pitched and polished .... I was hoping for a more Russ Allen type style he was doing with Ayreon - but that is a testament ...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

Harvester wrote:He didn't join the group till 2014. "Legacy" was released in 2015 and "Gravity" comes out next month.

Thus, your old ass can use youtube or spotify like the rest of it.

And yes, suck it.

G.


***Aaaah, music to my ears. :wink:
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

I've watched the Ayreon Universe bluray - and John Jaycee Cuijpers absolutely blew me away with his performances........ my questions are: - Is Praying Mantis still together ? - Does he still sing for them ? - Which Praying Mantis disc should I check out to hear him at his best ? Now before you guys...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Just saw something really disappointing to me by reading the back cover of the Blu-ray... Actual Fantasy album: Abbey Of Synn [9:34] Computer Eyes [7:31] The Best Of Live concert: Abbey Of Synn [4:17] Computer Eyes [4:34] :cry: *** I didn't put that part in my "bitches" part of my post ab...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I finally got to watch this last night in it's entirety !!!!! Someone had posted previously that the set list felt choppy and uneven - and I went back to see who said that and it was Sir Exar Kun. I felt the same way - The first 20-30 minutes or so felt just sort of -- there. It felt choppy, uneven,...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

Every year I like to bring out the fact that this board is officially one year older than the last .... bringing it to 14 years old. Sorry I didn't bring it up earlier, but my broken ankle has just been too distracting for me to think about anything else......... Now, as we all know -- the Perpetual...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......

I bit and ordered this one after hearing the album teaser on youtube. The vocalist sounded much improved to me in the fact that every snipet seemed to have awesome melody lines (some were iffy on the previous cd). I thought Caesar was one of those CD's that was almost there for me. A band which wou...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......

Female vox over.mellow new age electronic music ? I'm already very interested even before clicking these links (as yall know just add a prog thrash feel and it's what I do to the above) Those links are incredible... Yep...Will be getting this ***Chris, I think the whole disc is there on You Tube .....
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......

I couldn't resist grabbing these from TLE after seeing them there on the web site ....... SHARON DEN ADEL / My Indigo - Sharon branches off from Within Temptation and puts out a solo disc filled with folk, pop, electronica background and general story telling type disc......see my other post on the ...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......

Count me in the “she can sing the phone book and I’ll be happy” camp. I bought it blindly on iTunes and I’m really digging it. That said, it’s not too far removed from a lot of other music I listen to, so perhaps I’m not necessarily the prime example of a metal-only-fan-expanding-his/her-horizons. ...
by LarryD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......

Sharon den Adel just released her solo disc called "My Indigo" - my copy is on the way, but you can hear the whole thing on you tube --- here are a couple of songs for you...... this pretty much tells the story of the whole disc....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dhPBJY0Oa0 https://ww...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 182

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: 34
Views: 1455

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: 299

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: 156

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: 807

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: 143

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: 155

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: 299

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: 155

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: 681

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: 299

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: 2248

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: 447

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: 2248

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: 1614

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: 264

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: 1614

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: 1373

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: 34
Views: 1455

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: 1614

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: 2248

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: 2248

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...

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