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by ToddS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Larry - they used something like 30 cameras and I’m thinking some were shot on video instead of film. Cutting some songs short is a bummer, but I get the reason being to cram in as many songs as possible. Marcel is a monster player. He is as good as anyone really. Romeo, Petrucci, etc. he can basica...
by ToddS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:44 pm
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......

She has such an amazing voice. I could listen to this when in the right mood.
by ToddS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 5
Views: 111

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

Awesome! So glad that this community is still going!

Thank you Larry for all you have done, and do put into this forum. Thanks to all of you that make it the music family it is here.
by ToddS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:29 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 wasn't a big fan of their previous, but I just listened to the new samples, and agree the vocalist sounds improved.
by ToddS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Fates Warning - Live Over Europe

Digital Man wrote:I want a Blu-Ray!


That would be a blind buy for me. This will be a wait and see.
by ToddS
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:11 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

Mardoch wrote:
artension wrote:Another song/video from the new album posted today. It's been a long wait but they have not lost a beat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl7amk- ... e=youtu.be

Very nice.


Indeed!
by ToddS
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Live CD/DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Haken Live CD/DVD

Was hoping for a Blu-ray, but I’m still all over this!
by ToddS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

For me, it all comes down to does it sound better. That’s it.
by ToddS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Nos wrote:Now there's some prog metal I can get behind. That sounds really good, and certainly way better than what Tommy does to afford being in Seventh Wonder.


You and I practically never agree, but I couldn't agree with you more on that last part. :lol:
by ToddS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Excellent! Such a great band that has their own thing going.
by ToddS
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

As others, I want to hear Tore doing something again more than anything. Khan would be a bonus. I hope this happens, but I’m just not buying it.
by ToddS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster

I knew the band name was ringing a bell... I have a review of End Amen - "Your Last Orison" on my web site. This band consisted of Psychotic Waltz and Deathrow members. I am a huge fan of Psychotic Waltz. Currently playing the full album "Deception Ignored"... This time from sta...
by ToddS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Roy Khan is finally back!!
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Roy Khan is finally back!!

He can still sing. No doubt.
by ToddS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster

I knew the band name was ringing a bell... I have a review of End Amen - "Your Last Orison" on my web site. This band consisted of Psychotic Waltz and Deathrow members. I am a huge fan of Psychotic Waltz. Currently playing the full album "Deception Ignored"... This time from sta...
by ToddS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

While a fantastic album to be sure, I never thought this needed a remaster in the first place, so much like the Haken reissues I felt no need to order it up. Immortal? was my first introduction to Arena, but "The Visitor" is without question the high water mark. Must own material here. Aq...
by ToddS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

Same here. Didn't feel the need for a remaster, but I still have an eye on it, and may grab it at some point.
by ToddS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.

Amazing disc, from such a brilliant band. That PP show was one of my favorite shows of all time. Even without Mike it was incredible! I'm going to put this one, and another 1-2 of theirs in rotation this week. Good call bro! Carved in Stone was my introduction to the band. It is great as well, and i...
by ToddS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I watched the extras, and sampled a few tracks in DTS HD Master surround. Which, I think sounded even better than the stereo track. The mix is really good.
No doubt about it, this is a must have bluray!
by ToddS
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Axios - Erased
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Axios - Erased

Welcome back Patrick.
by ToddS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:38 am
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

Sounds quite good. Is Macaluso just a guest on here?
by ToddS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Random Dream Theater thought
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Random Dream Theater thought

I agree with you all I&W is pure magic! Funny, I've been on a DT kick lately. Watched pretty much the entire video catalog, and listened to most of the studio recordings over the past few weeks (the Astonishing still mostly sucks btw :P) The first thing I ever heard by DT was the Pull Me Under v...
by ToddS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I watched the bluray last night. Really great freaking show! They spent some money on the live aspect production. I'm not going to go into details, because I think it would spoil things a bit. I totally loved it! The A/V isn't quite reference imo, but it's good. I listened in stereo which was 24/48 ...
by ToddS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 12, 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 12, 2018)

Stevie WOnder wrote:
Guillaume wrote:
Stevie WOnder wrote:
Manowar has toured with previous guitar players and drummers. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe, but I'm talking singers! 8)


I know, I just like to say Manowar in posts here. Still waiting for Larry to pop in and shout: Manowar Rules!!! :mrgreen:


:lol:
by ToddS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

Thanks for the report bro. Looks like a winner.
by ToddS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Lords of Black

This song did absolutely nothing for me ........ but I'll certainly wait for the disc to judge completely ....... I was expecting a power house song to hit us first, not the "single" or one of their lesser songs ....... Ronnie still sounds as awesome as ever though ........ +1 I mean it's...
by ToddS
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 12, 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 12, 2018)

That looks like a really cool show. Good to see Schenker back in the game for some years now. Looks like he has things together. Super player. I would love to see this show. I caught MSG only once in my life. Glad you got to see it G.
by ToddS
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: It's easy to forget Star One...
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: It's easy to forget Star One...

Mardoch wrote:Floor is such a monster of a vocalist. I wish Nightwish was using her to her potential.


It seemed like the perfect match up on paper, but yea I agree.
by ToddS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: It's easy to forget Star One...
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: It's easy to forget Star One...

Sparky wrote:Man, this second Star One disc has always kicked ass, and it's doing so currently. Given Ayreon, it's almost hard to believe that Star One is/was a thing. Russ and Damien just rule all over this one...


Both of those Star One records are just a whole lot of fun. Those 2 plus Floor as well kill it!
by ToddS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2248

Re: New Kamelot single

I don't even feel inspired to listen to this. The last Kamelot recording I enjoyed was The Black Halo. Tommy is one of my favorite singers. An incredible talent. But, I just can't deal with the karaoke Khan. On top of this, Kamelot is causing a further delay with the SW record? I don't have much lov...
by ToddS
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush Concerts
Replies: 15
Views: 1873

Re: Rush Concerts

All The Worlds A Stage, and Hemispheres tours are the holy grail imo. I’m jealous of you guys that saw those shows. I remembering not being able to get to the Hemispheres show, and being so bummed out. It bugs me to this day. I’m going to check the list to figure out the shows I saw, and update later.
by ToddS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

Agreeing with you guys on the comparisons. Epica, BtB, Ayreon, SX, also some eastern touches like Myrath, and Orphaned Land. The female singer sound like Simone (even better) with a touch of Sharon Within Temp.). The Tohider dude is a vocal acrobat, and really all the vox on here are superb! This so...
by ToddS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

Sadly, this is only available for streaming in the U.S. currently. The band is working on digital options, but their hands are tied by their label (Universal). They are hoping to get it on Amazon soon. https://umusicmena.lnk.to/TheRoomFP Believe the hype. This really sucks! Wtf Universal? This one ...
by ToddS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)

Always look forward to new Subsignal. This one is no exception.
by ToddS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

Harvester wrote:This a STRONG album of the year candidate. It's Aryeon musically meets Epica orchestrally. Throw is some Beyond the Bridge atmosphere (with the male/female leads) and Symphony X grooves for good measure.

Unfucking real.


Ok, I was already looking forward to this, but damn! :D
by ToddS
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 50 of 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: My Top 50 of 2017

Wow monster post Claus! Much to go through here. Thanks for posting.

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