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by ToddS
Tue May 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...

Beyond the Bridge is fantastic! Still spin that one on a regular basis. PP show was amazing. So sad we lost the guitarist shortly after.

Circle Of Illusion rings a bell, but can't place it. Will explore.
by ToddS
Sat May 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

This is in no way a dig at Kamelot, because I've said all I've said on that score...but this is the Tommy that I want to hear - full of passion, individuality and lending his killer pipes to some excellent, intelligent and melodic prog. No-one sounds quite like SW and that's the biggest accolade I ...
by ToddS
Fri May 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out

Cool band. Will definitely check this out. Some of these guys are in HAGO. Which I’m still in love with btw.
by ToddS
Fri May 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

While not my favorites, I did enjoy the 2 disc with Paul. Haven’t heard the new one yet. Glad it hit the spot for you bro.

For whatever reason, I wasn’t feeling the need to rush out and grab this, but I’m more intrigued now.
by ToddS
Fri May 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 1806

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Just chiming in to say - They don’t write enough songs like Ghost of You.
by ToddS
Fri May 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

I think happy prog is their thing. The music in general has an uplifting vibe. At least for me. Yet, they are so damn catchy that the complexity of it could sneak by unnoticed by the average listener. However, many of those happy sounding songs, have a dark story to tell. Even on WitW. Mercy Falls i...
by ToddS
Fri May 18, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Love Tierra! Reminds of Waiting in the Wings. This record can’t come soon enough.

The guitar / bass break is sweet!
by ToddS
Thu May 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)

Knowing their closeness to Glenn and Glenn's being huge fan of them plus their PP involvement, I would not be surprised this pairing was Glenn's doing :) Redemption is automatic blind buy for me. I also do not listen any samples first glimpses etc. I get the album I sit down and let the whole album...
by ToddS
Wed May 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)

I wasn’t sure this would work either, but hearing it at PP quickly changed my mind.
by ToddS
Fri May 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

This is solid stuff. Nothing I’m running out to buy or anything, but worth a listen.
I expected the German singing to be more abrasive, but it was quite smooth actually.

I bet you guys that won’t try this don’t watch subtitled movies either. :P
by ToddS
Fri May 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

Killer song! I really dig Black Clouds overall. There are some rough passages lyrically like most all they records aside from the early stuff. I think Images and Awake had some great lyrics actually.

Rob we should talk audio gear sometime.
by ToddS
Mon May 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 816

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

Hearing Aid Man wrote:
Skipping Dark Deceiver and Specs of Pictures??? What's WRONG with you?!?


Exactly my thoughts!!! :? :P


Indeed. Everything they put out is very good at the least.
by ToddS
Mon May 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

A bit more from Labrie, delivered indirectly through the Dream Theater forums moderator bosk1. From https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52338.35 James asked me to post this here.  It does not really give us any specific insight into what is going on, but at least clarifies tha...
by ToddS
Mon May 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

Dream Theater: -need to demo -need to play new songs live before they record them -need an outside producer none of these things seem to ever happen anymore, and have very little chance of happening again as long as the band members are happy with the way they are doing things. I don’t necessarily ...
by ToddS
Thu May 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

DT has some good, even great songs on their past several albums, but I don't think they made a truly great album in quit some time. The Astonishing being an all time low mark. I'm still a fan, and always hope their next one will be another masterpiece. Petrucci is still a bad ass guitar player. Hope...
by ToddS
Wed May 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons of Apollo confirmed as PPUSA Friday headliner
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Sons of Apollo confirmed as PPUSA Friday headliner

Talk about an upgrade!!! You did it again bro! Super awesome job! Congrats!
by ToddS
Tue May 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 816

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

LASERCD wrote:Last week Jasun sent me some new music to check out. I won't comment beyond saying its outstanding.


Awesome news!
I would be interested in a vinyl of Towers as well.
by ToddS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

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

LASERCD wrote:I’m in contact with the band. They are pressing glass mastered discs in May. Should have copies...


Excellent news!
by ToddS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 816

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

One of my all time favorites. I still spin it a few times a year.
by ToddS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

Super Metal Stud wrote: Sucks bad for Glenn at such short notice... But I'd guess noone would be mad if this would be the replacement! Fingers crossed! http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-kamelot-singer-roy-khan-is-back-with-reunited-conception-new-ep-due-this-fall/ Anyone who knows me from yea...
by ToddS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

When was he ever part of the songwriting process? Douchbag move on every level... What I thought as well... As if writing could not have waited a few days... Could have found a better reason, cause this looks really bad... Strike one: revealing he headlines before the actual PP announcement. Strike...
by ToddS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 19
Views: 1124

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

Happy to eat crow on this. Awesome news!
by ToddS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 526

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

I like some of that stuff too, particularly Thank You Scientist. EX EYE might be a metal version of that style, with a strong avant-garde edge. Hell, last year's Leprous and Soen had commonalities with "new prog." I saw Thank You Scientist live for the 3rd time last week. Love that band. ...
by ToddS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 37
Views: 2144

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: 318

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: 17
Views: 526

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: 6
Views: 322

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: 368

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: 600

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: 234

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: 2014

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: 23
Views: 642

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: 23
Views: 642

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: 19
Views: 1124

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: 1121

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...

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