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by LarryD
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review

I've spent every minute with this disc since getting it from The Lasers Edge ..... I was hoping that the whole package might change my mind on my initial thoughts. It has not...... I spend more time waiting for the "greatness" than I do listening and enjoying the music. Glynn Morgan is the...
by LarryD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review

Matt - That was an excellent review ....... I agreed with most of it, and disagreed with some of it ....... it will be interesting to see what others think when we finally get the disc and hear it through many times. So far, from what I'm hearing, "most" of the Threshold fans seem to take ...
by LarryD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

DT has been a bit meh for a long time, but IMO Haken isn't elite until they have an elite vocalist. Now, I'm not the sort of person who cares a lot about vocals in music relative to the instrumental performances, but I'm analyzing the question just from the perspective of "prog cult" pote...
by LarryD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

For outprogged -- That was a great write up on the show, and agreed with mostly everything you said ..........especially this: VANDEN PLAS Unfortunately I would have to say this set was disappointing. Vanden Plas was the number one band I most wanted to see as I have a very close personal relationsh...
by LarryD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

As far as I'm concerned, Dream Theater aside, these are the best damn prog players in the world right now. I'm not sure I'd put Dream Theater "aside"; Haken might well stand above them even now. ***I'm sure you would find many who would say this ..... but I'm not one of them at the moment...
by LarryD
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

Back from Prog Power -- sick as a dog -- of course. I've stayed off the "PP Plague" now for years ..... this year I wasn't so lucky. I posted some quick thoughts on the show from my phone while I was there, here are some further thoughts on the rest of the show.........I will leave the per...
by LarryD
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

How did we not see each other? :cry: ***We only saw you once, and you were working with a band ...... the rest of the time, we did not see you around at all ........ we did have you on our minds though......usually we get to see most of the crew at some point during the fest, but for some reason, t...
by LarryD
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

And then Mike Portnoy came along with Haken, and,the rest as they say, is history. Beyond stunning. Too late to elaborate, and I'm typing on my phone......but suffice it to say, that this show was one of the best ever......
by LarryD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

Myrath laying waste once,again....... This band is so awesome........pure class.........
by LarryD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Re: Prog power so far.....

Vanden Plas was not themselves....... They had tons of technical issues, and they were clearly agitated....they started late, and Andy was off for a few,songs and then he got his,vibe back....... The song list was a great set of songs picked by the European crowd on,their last tour...... Someone wil...
by LarryD
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1117

Prog power so far.....

...... Is Haken and Orphaned Land. Haken laid waste to the place.. They played the whole Visions disc and,then The Architect as an encore. Absolutely spell binding. Orphaned Land,was spot on as,well and,was a crowd pleaser.......they got the crowd going and Haken finished the job. Both amazing.
by LarryD
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Heading to Prog Power soon ......
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Heading to Prog Power soon ......

Jay -

Wish you could be there too .... Doug, you know where to find us ..............
by LarryD
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: The best album of the 10s candidate (2010-2019)

Without actually perusing my collection - and without sitting down and comparing discs - off the top of my head I'd have to say Wolverine / Communication Lost... there aren't many discs that reach the soul -- this is one of them........
by LarryD
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Heading to Prog Power soon ......
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Heading to Prog Power soon ......

Hey folks ---- Wishing everyone who is going to Prog Power a safe journey ........ those who are not going, please hold down the fort and if someone has a laptop or wants to type on a phone, we will give a report of the bands we see as we go ........ Anyone who has been to the Room of Death before, ...
by LarryD
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......
Replies: 9
Views: 543

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

Pretty much agree with everything that has been said here ....... I've been playing this non-stop in preparation for the show, and it's one of the more proggy discs I've heard in awhile that appeal to me at this level. Meaning, this disc took me right to my tolerance limit and I love it. The writing...
by LarryD
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sharing some stuff in the player lately.
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Sharing some stuff in the player lately.

Devo !!! Thanks for the great list -- I'm pretty sure you recommended September Mourning to me once before, so I checked it out again to be sure...... I found the music to be engaging and powerful but just too weird to watch ........ yeah that sounds weird, but it's a tough visual for me overall ......
by LarryD
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI now shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Daydream XI now shipping

Excellent Ken !!!!!!! And thanks from the Prog Power attendees......... What I heard of the disc was awesome and I know will make a slam around here......... Jay.......booooooooo !!!!!! No prog power for you......... We were hoping for a room of death appearance from you this year......... Sorry to ...
by LarryD
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Thoughts on a lot of music ........
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Thoughts on a lot of music ........

Thanks to everyone who posted their Top lists ..... it inspired me to take out all of the music I've been listening to, and come to some thoughts on it all ..... I will also be posting a Top 5 list for those who care ................ :) In no order - here are my thoughts on anything I could find lay...
by LarryD
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kansas live
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Kansas live

If that's what they sound like 40 years after Leftoverture how ridiculous were they in their prime!? Holy crap what a show. 2.5hr set, frontload of greatest hits and some new stuff, then all of Leftoverture, then an encore. My dad and my younger brother both came. It was fun watching him realize th...
by LarryD
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)

I'm a huge fan of Torben Askholm, so that era has the most interest. ***Same here - I haven't had the same interest since he left........ I "liked" what they are doing now, but I was all on board when Torben was singing ........there was something mystical about that combination ........
by LarryD
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Hi!

The Ralfster is back !!!!!!!
by LarryD
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MAgma & Chromatica
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: MAgma & Chromatica

Rob -
That's pretty much how I felt after seeing them..... It was an hour long song, chaotic, weird but interesting to see once...... Ive never listened to them or watched them again since.......but at least you can say you saw them....they are quite the conversational piece.........
by LarryD
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

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

Gaetan - what he said. Delusion Rain is astoundingly good. If you don't like that disc, I doubt you will like Mystery at all even though Benoit David sings on the previous few discs...... with, The World is a Game being the best of them as outprogged said. With your journey into Neo-Prog, this band ...
by LarryD
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: First Laser's Haul in Some Time
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: First Laser's Haul in Some Time

TDW Dreamwalkers Inc - Love the song I sampled online, so very much looking forward to this. Two 22+ minute tracks plus a DVD! . While this may not be the "Prestige Worldwide of Prog" that their website might make you believe, it is some very good stuff. Lots of different performers on he...
by LarryD
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?

Usually at this time - we have the semi-annual Top something lists going up ........... I know it's been a slow year, but someone start the thread going please and post your top whatever..............
by LarryD
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......
Replies: 9
Views: 543

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

Well, not really ....... its coming out September 22nd but hopefully it will come out in time for Prog Power .... why you ask ? Because last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Ken Golden and he played the Daydream XI for me and it was excellent !!!!!!! I am putting up a link to a You Tube video ...
by LarryD
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kansas live
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Kansas live

I'm a purist when it comes to this band......so without Steve Walsh, I cant do it....... That said, the new singer is excellent and he hits the old notes that Steve couldn't....... Ive seen some online clips of him doing it live, and from,what I read, the magic of the Kansas sound is still in tact.....
by LarryD
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 1177

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

This is quite solid, very well played, & might go on my purchase list. But the band does suffer a bit from Circus Maximus syndrome in wearing their influences on their sleeves. Not the most original songs in the world, but still fun to listen to. ***I'm glad someone else hears the Circus Maximu...
by LarryD
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Instructions for the prog & metal recs engine experiment
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Instructions for the prog & metal recs engine experiment

So it is ok just to rate the albums you have listed above ?
by LarryD
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: First Laser's Haul in Some Time
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: First Laser's Haul in Some Time

TDW Dreamwalkers Inc - Love the song I sampled online, so very much looking forward to this. Two 22+ minute tracks plus a DVD! ***I've been meaning to grab this from TLE ..... I liked what I saw online. Divinity Compromised "Terminal" - Don't recall much about the first album, but I know ...
by LarryD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: CYDEMIND / Erosion ...... Kansas-like instrumental.
Replies: 1
Views: 178

CYDEMIND / Erosion ...... Kansas-like instrumental.

I told you that the year would heat up soon heading into Prog Power, well it is at least for me ............. Glenn turned us on to this instrumental band that sounds like Kansas playing without the vocals ........ I'm not one for instrumentals - but we all know the great ones, and I am including th...
by LarryD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY releases 2-CD live set & DVD concert.....
Replies: 3
Views: 219

MYSTERY releases 2-CD live set & DVD concert.....

Things are getting better as the year progresses........ it's been a slow year for me personally, but things are starting to heat up, with Prospekt being released, Prog Power right around the corner (which always spawns new music and life), and now Mystery releases a 2-CD set with a DVD show ..........
by LarryD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)

For some reason, I am not excited about this one at all........ Other than Soto, the rest don't interest me despite the obvious talent.........
by LarryD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...

Scott B wrote:This was so good I sprung for the vinyl. Looking forward to putting the new turntable through its paces!


*** Now you are talking !!!!! Way to go !!!!!! Awesome....
by LarryD
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...

The 30 second clips on their web site make this a little tough to call. Definitely hear the Queen influences..... Trying to hop around a bit on YouTube where they have full songs but at 10+ minutes each it's heard to get a good read on this. Will have to check this out more when I have some more ti...

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