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by ToddS
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

My feelings as well, though I can’t help feel Russ should have been singing this. For sure, but I'm almost glad he isn't...... I prefer the cleaner vocals to allowing "angry Russ" to take over. Only thing I really miss on this album is Michael Pinella. There are several parts where I can ...
by ToddS
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

dspot wrote:I dig this album. It could've been a Sy X album easily and we'd all be happy. It's more orchestrated SyX, but it has that V feel as Glenn said. The vocalist is no Russ but he does a fine job. A nice surprise.


My feelings as well, though I can’t help feel Russ should have been singing this.
by ToddS
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence preorders
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence preorders

Nice to see Kingcrow again in hi rez.
by ToddS
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken - New Record (Vector) This Year
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Haken - New Record (Vector) This Year

Harvester wrote:
LarryD wrote: - but where is a mystery.



Not in the Top 10 for fucking sure.

"Even the nights are better...."


I see what you did there. lol
by ToddS
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour

Welcome to the forum EpicSolo. That is a long time. Cool that you decided to post.
by ToddS
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken - New Record (Vector) This Year
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Haken - New Record This Year

https://hakenmusic.com/images/vector_cover.png HAKEN ANNOUNCE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM "VECTOR” HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, have announced details of their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’, due for release on the 26th October 2018. The album will be avai...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Plini EP - Sunhead
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: New Plini EP - Sunhead

Damn I meant to check this yesterday. I’m on it today. His playing is so effortless and smooth. Every note perfect.
by ToddS
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken - New Record (Vector) This Year
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Haken - New Record (Vector) This Year

Scroll down a few post for updated info. I thought this one was going to be a 2019 release, but it’s being reported that it will be released by year’s end. Said to be heavier and darker! :shock: I’m beyond stoked for this one. I still can’t get enough Haken. https://www.google.com/amp/www.metalinjec...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon 'Into The Electric Castle’ 20th Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 205

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

Sparky wrote:I'm still over here trying to figure out (beyond 5.1) why you'd remix this. Arjen's productions are perfect as-is.


Will be curious to see how this goes. On the surface, yes why mess with it?
by ToddS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon 'Into The Electric Castle’ 20th Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 205

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

I gotta agree it feels like a money grab. Why not just release a bare bones CD version, and a CD/DVD version without the added fillers? Saying that, I would love to add the sculpture to the man cave. Don’t think I’ll bite though. Glass half full... As Glenn mentioned, at least the vinyls will be mor...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 17
Views: 440

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

Harvester wrote:You are never allowed to complain about a band being not being heavy enough or too light ever again.

Ever.


Don’t you love when he gives us that too soft excuse? :lol:
by ToddS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 17
Views: 440

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

For me, it is Mystery and I like the record. It’s not so much that it is a somewhat lighter record overall, they have done lighter stuff on every record, but it feels a bit sappy soft sometimes. If that makes sense? The vocals add to this feeling I believe. I’m still digesting, but I don’t see this ...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour and Cynthesis members "A Dyeing Planet"
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Zero Hour and Cynthesis members "A Dyeing Planet"

If they Tipton bros are involved, I don’t need to hear a note. I’m buying. Saying that, great tune as expected.
by ToddS
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10
Replies: 22
Views: 883

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

Didn't get to the interview yet, but very nice song.
by ToddS
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon 'Into The Electric Castle’ 20th Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Ayreon 'Into The Electric Castle’ 20th Anniversary

I can’t find this online so copy/paste from the mailing list. For this 20th anniversary edition, Arjen re-mixed the audio to 21st century standards. He made it clear that it's a 'remix', not a 'remaster', saying "Remastering takes 2 hours, this remix took me 2 months!". The 20th Anniversar...
by ToddS
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

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

I've digitized my copy of In Absentia, and it's vastly superior to any official digital versions that I've found. I don't recall a download card in the vinyl packaging for a digital version of the more dynamic remaster, so I guess it's vinyl only. But since so many people in these forums are so ins...
by ToddS
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

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

Most remasters sound like ass, as they simply seem to add more compression to make everything sound "louder". Steven Wilson's recent remasters have thankfully gone in the other direction. The 2017/2018 remasters of In Absentia and Deadwing are vastly superior to the originals. This is unu...
by ToddS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

Sounds like more great stuff from Kingcrow.
by ToddS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

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

Most remasters sound like ass, as they simply seem to add more compression to make everything sound "louder". Steven Wilson's recent remasters have thankfully gone in the other direction. The 2017/2018 remasters of In Absentia and Deadwing are vastly superior to the originals. This is unu...
by ToddS
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

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

***Definitely on my re-master to buy list ..... thanks for the reminder !!!!! Did you ever check this out? Curious as to what you think of it... 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 T...
by ToddS
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour

Mardoch wrote:Todd...take Monday off and make a long ass round trip to Atlanta!?


That’s what I’m thinking. I wonder if Southport has a chance of squeezing them in on the open Monday date? They have a habit of doing just that.
by ToddS
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mystery - Lies and Butterflies (July 14, 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 626

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

Laser now has this one in stock. Order placed!
by ToddS
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour

I'm going to plan on making the Atlanta show.
by ToddS
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 526

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

Digital Man wrote:The Orphaned Land is my #1 disk of the year and I am pretty sure it will remain there until the end of the year. It truly is as good as Mabool if not better and that's saying a lot.


I’m with you Guy. This may be their best record. I expect this is going to end up high on my list as well.
by ToddS
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Alkaloid- Technical death metal meets Yes
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Alkaloid- Technical death metal meets Yes

I could not picture in my head what this would sound like. The description is on the money. Lol Musically it’s pretty cool, but the vocals ruin it for me. Even the “clean vox” were hard to get through. I did only hear the one song, and would be up to try a few more given the cool music. Don’t know i...
by ToddS
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

The streaming is coming as Ken said. For me, I could care less what Apple does. I believe the only music I ever purchase from them was the Headspace EP, after not being able to find it anywhere else. Other than a situation like that, I don’t buy mp3s/lossy files. I do buy digital flac/lossless, HD f...
by ToddS
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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 ToddS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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

Right on bro! :D
by ToddS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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

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 ...... :?: I posted more. Don't recall everything I said, but did point out I wasn't taking abo...
by ToddS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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

Good idea to split the thread, but my last Haken post didn’t survive the cut. :cry:
by ToddS
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 460

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

From the time this was announced I wasn’t convinced I needed this. A DVD or Blu-ray, and I was in blind. But, I figured if the production is great then I would grab the cd. Reading what you guys are saying, it appears there are issues. Not leveling the sound across tracks boggles the mind. That woul...
by ToddS
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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 ToddS
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 396

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

The Haken DVD main show from Amsterdam video quality is disappointing. No other way to say it. Especially for such a quality band like Haken that pays such careful attention to every detail in their music. Video is a bit of a mixed bag overall. There are some solid camera shots, mainly in the close ...
by ToddS
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Alien Weaponry
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Alien Weaponry

That’s pretty cool and makes me go to battle or something. Heard them them on XM radio as well.

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