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by LarryD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......

I've listened to this disc twice and I'm still trying to really access much of it. The shorter songs are really good but the longer songs don't feel as compelling as something like Delusion Rain is, at first glance. The vocalist is, as always, the star of the album. *** I agree with this totally - ...
by LarryD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......

You are never allowed to complain about a band being not being heavy enough or too light ever again. Ever. ****LOL !!!! Well you know what a softy I am for this "type" of music ........ but you do bring up a good point. I've been known to say about that certain bands, and then go off and ...
by LarryD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 8
Views: 49

MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......

Those of you who are into this band, Mystery has just released their new disc....... I'll say right up front, it's a bit different than Delusion Rain, my favorite and their best to date I think. It's Mystery, but definitely on the lighter side. In fact, ( Gaetan ), Mystery was always classified as a...
by LarryD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10

Nick and Tom in the same band -- that still blows my mind ....... and I love this song. Tom looks very relaxed and laid back, which is really cool to see, like he fits right in....... I think this disc is going to blow a lot of minds........can't wait.
by LarryD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon 'Into The Electric Castle’ 20th Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Ayreon 'Into The Electric Castle’ 20th Anniversary

Agree with all of the comments --- But I have to bite on the CD re-mix. If it's Arjen doing it, you know it's going to be good ...... also, this was one of the better sounding discs from early Ayreon, but hey an anniversary is an anniversary ....... I don't mind plunking money down on a project from...
by LarryD
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

I hate to be the dissenter, but the new song really didn't do much for me. It's the kind of prog metal that's very pretty to listen to, but I didn't hear anything sharp or hooky enough to remember. ***Everyone is entitled to their opinion - but I'm guessing you're not a Kingcrow fan - if you were, ...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

Don't forget Redemption and Seventh Wonder! It's entirely possible my top three could all get bumped out in the next couple of months! I'm still hanging onto Amorphis as number one, but am going to revisit Arena and Tomorrow's Eve this week. ***Agree -- and also the Kingcrow, that song was amazing ...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

Good evening everyone, I finally got around to putting a review together - here it is for those who wish to have a read: https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/07/14/tomorrows-eve-mirror-of-creation-iii-project-ikaros-album-review/ Cheers, Matt *** This disc is fighting so hard with Ostura to become my #1...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

Sir Exar Kun wrote:First song just released today. Sounds GREAT, maybe a little on the heavier end of the spectrum?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tViMPqYJjMw&feature=youtu.be


***You beat me to it - and YES !!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome .............. cannot wait for this ..............
by LarryD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Riverside in September....
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: New Riverside in September....

T'ski wrote:details on the new album...

https://riversideband.pl/en/news/item/r ... se-details


***That sounds pretty bad ass -- I just need it to live up to that sort of hype ..........
by LarryD
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 23
Views: 805

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Sorry to barge in, but I did buy both vinyls. They sounded like absolute ass in a cave. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I played SDT for Todd on my system to show him. Todd- agree? I have no idea what the cds sound like. ***Now I'm really curious to know what the re-mastered CD soun...
by LarryD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Riverside in September....
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: New Riverside in September....

I thought that was boring as hell ... it was the same exact riff played over and over again at different speeds........nothing changed thru the entire song except the tempo - once. Did not hit push any buttons here ..........
by LarryD
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)

ToddS wrote:Laser now has this one in stock. Order placed!


****Ken has been after me about this one - I'm just lagging behind for obvious reasons, but I'll order this later on today ............ anything this band does is essential without hearing a note of anything before hand .......
by LarryD
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

This disc is SUPERB. Only through disc one so far, but honestly.... You couldn't ask for a better track list than this offers up. No issues at all with the sound; it has a great, raw live sound to the music, that really captures the essence of seeing them in person. Yes, I can notice a couple of ti...
by LarryD
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

I didn't comment either because it's not my usual listening genre........ I found it too linear of course......... :wink:
by LarryD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

I'm not sure what's in the water that Haken is drinking, but this show has solidified Haken as THE prog metal band of our era...... Dream Theater aside. Now we can argue this till the cows come home, but for me personally, this would be true if Haken would go more metal ........ Aquarius and Visions...
by LarryD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......

AllMediaReviews wrote:the new Orphaned Land is good, but I'm not ready to say it's better than Mabool.


***Same here -- I just think OrWarrior is the best one and I know I'm in the minority.......
by LarryD
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Mark wrote:Just played disc 1 and THIS IS AWESOME. I couldn't be happier. I love Fates - and am partial to Ray's era - and this is just another reason why.


***Cool !!!! Disc 1 is awesome - but Disc 2 (to me) is super awesome ........ What a great job these guys did with these songs, especially Ray.
by LarryD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Are Claus and I the only two guys that have heard this thing ???? if you are a Fates fan, this is essential ............
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......

I'll admit, I haven't actually heard any of your top three albums yet. There's been so much to get through, and prog metal has been getting shunted to the back of the line a lot of the time. ***Well, you're not a prog dude, so it makes sense....... but, you should give Ostura a listen. It's got the...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Just got to the Prog Power extra DVD included with this set, and the video difference is night and day compared to the Amsterdam show. Wow !!!!! This is what the whole show should have looked like...... the standard def at PP is astoundingly good......... there are so many reasons for us to sit her...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Just got to the Prog Power extra DVD included with this set, and the video difference is night and day compared to the Amsterdam show. Wow !!!!! This is what the whole show should have looked like...... the standard def at PP is astoundingly good......... there are so many reasons for us to sit here...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Regardless of what we think of the set list, or what we think of the sound, or the artwork, or whatever bitches we can come up with ......... I just got to Disc 1, and Ray Alder is just tearing it up ....... if this is the last FW live disc, or even studio disc, Ray is going out with a bang....... h...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

ToddS wrote:Good idea to split the thread, but my last Haken post didn’t survive the cut. :x


***Thought I got them all in....... I thought the last one was about how shocked you were that I enjoyed the video quailty ...... :?:
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Right, I understand that it’s recorded at various locations but you would think that in the final mastering they’d at least get the overall volume level evened out?! Either way, you make a good point with “how much are you willing to tolerate”: my conclusion is that as for listening to the songs in...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

I still stand by my comments, now having listened multiple times to the full album; it’s a wonderful selection of amazing songs, performed by one of my favorite bands of all time, delivering top notch performances, but unfortunately given a subpar production value that this live album didn’t deserv...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Same here - wanted to give Haken their own space as I'm sure lots of people are going to be talking about this one for some time ...... I'll keep yakking about this one until I finish up all of the CDs and DVD shows in the set ........ In addition, to start off the Haken thread, here is what they h...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Same here - wanted to give Haken their own space as I'm sure lots of people are going to be talking about this one for some time ...... I'll keep yakking about this one until I finish up all of the CDs and DVD shows in the set ........ In addition, to start off the Haken thread, here is what they ha...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

I didn't think it was right to keep both the Fates and Haken live show in one post - so I'm splitting them up to make it easier to read. Didn't make sense to have to sift through tons of Haken talk to find some scoop on the Fates discs....... so have at it !!!!!


***Bump.
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Larry, I’m shocked you think the video is excellent on the Haken show. :shock: The Amsterdam part anyway. That review didn’t sound like excellent. Seriously If you were able to watch this on the projector it should be quite obvious about video quality. There is a vast difference between the 2 shows...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

GaetanL wrote:Am I missing something or Fates Warning is only a double CD release (no DVD)?


*** CD only ..... :(
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 258

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Onto the Fates Warning CD ........ I went right to the 2nd CD of this set ...... and right to The Eleventh Hour which is probably my favorite FW song of all time, and Parallels being my fav FW disc as well ........ then I started from the beginning of Disc 2, and played it right through once --- as ...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

That all said -- let this show unfold. By the time they get to The Architect, the AquaMedley, and finally Visions ....... you will forget anything negative I've said in my previous post, and Haken will once again own you whether or not you want that to happen ...... this is why these guys are the &q...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Very, very first thoughts on the Haken DVD. It's a full show shot in Amsterdam, and right off the bat this doesn't seem like the right venue to shoot your first DVD. The ceilings are low, limiting the light show. Everything bounces off the ceilings. Let's get the bitches out of the way first. The ca...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Just got my Fates and Haken discs in the mail thanks to The Lasers Edge -- just opened the Haken first, and will fire up the live show and see what's up. Cool double cd / dvd box set - nice artwork. Don't care for the set list much, but we all have our thoughts on what bands should play on their dvd...

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