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by ToddS
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Prog power so far.....

POWER QUEST Straight power metal is generally not my thing. That said, some acts in that genre really impressed me this year. This was one of those that didn't really enthrall me much, although I quite enjoyed the Neverworld album and having Alessio Garavello show up for some of the songs was a big...
by ToddS
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

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 ToddS
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com

Congrats Matt. I'll need to catch up on the site as I can.
by ToddS
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

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

Random Axe wrote:I havent heard anything but the debut from them. This thread prompted me to check more into them. Delusion rain sounds pretty damn good, way better than i remember the band. New vocalist? I will resrarch further...


Yes. I believe Mystery is on their 3rd vocalist now.
by ToddS
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Prog power so far.....

Good write-ups..... I am regretting not being able to catch the Shattered Fortress set now more than ever..... Larry, regarding your comment: 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&quo...
by ToddS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

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

GaetanL wrote:
ToddS wrote:Btw Laser has the DVD in stock. Order placed!

Ordered as well along with the Mystery CDs they have in stock.


Nice! Hope you enjoy them.
by ToddS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Prog power so far.....

reactions to Tom Englund taking over vox for Redemption? anyone? Stunned silence? I don't know WHAT to think of this, honestly. Nick and Tom are both very dominant, very personal songwriters so I think this is a rare opportunity to combine two personalities like that. That being said..... I don't k...
by ToddS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Prog power so far.....

ralfwalter wrote:How did we not see each other? :cry:


Sorry we didn't get to chat Ralf. The only time I saw you was at the LoB cover show. You were hard at work. :(
by ToddS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Prog power so far.....

The Portnoy extravaganza was partially ruined by the Haken singer. Should have let the guitarist sing, he was way better and much more soulful. But I've never liked the Haken singer's nasal style. Overall it was pretty good, but yah... it felt like a cover band, as there was little charisma from th...
by ToddS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Prog power so far.....

Wednesday Larry nailed it, OL and Haken were amazing! Haken's musicianship is just stunning (proved even further with Portnoy)! Thursday Vanden Plas Really nice set list. Had some difficulties. Enjoyable, but not their best from the 3-4 times I've seen them. BtB&M To lay it out there, I was real...
by ToddS
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Heading to Prog Power soon ......
Replies: 6
Views: 204

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

Safe travels everyone. See you there!
by ToddS
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sharing some stuff in the player lately.
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Sharing some stuff in the player lately.

Thanks for the post Devo. I will look into these as I can.
by ToddS
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

Great show last night in Columbus! Not sure how many people were there, but I'd guess 250-300 tops. However, they were ALL passionate fans. I was amazed and impressed at how many "younger" fans were there, and knew every word..... Sithu Aye was an amazing opener; I had not sampled any of ...
by ToddS
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kansas live
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Kansas live

Cool you got this show in your back yard for a change Doug. Lol I was torn over this show, but would have gone to see it if the timing was better. Leftoverture is a desert island record for me. I did see them with John in the 80s, and it was awesome, but It's tough for me with them missing both Stev...
by ToddS
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI now shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Daydream XI now shipping

This is really good stuff! The 2 songs that were released did not paint the complete picture. This gets quite proggy while still remaining heavy and melodic. The drummer is quite good too.

This is a must see at PP!
by ToddS
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI now shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Daydream XI now shipping

Sir Exar Kun wrote:Even though unable to make PP this year, order placed as I'm pumped for this release. Also ordered Damnations Day and Soul Secret to round out the order.

Thanks Ken!


Sorry you won't make it Jay. One of these days we will get you in the room of death.
by ToddS
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI now shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Daydream XI now shipping

Awesome Ken! Really looking forward to this.
by ToddS
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Entropia is 20 years old?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Entropia is 20 years old?

ralfwalter wrote:Alright Sparky - it's you and I tag-teaming against everybody! Entropia wins!


Count me in with you guys. CM? Riverside? Not even close. :D
by ToddS
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Entropia is 20 years old?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Entropia is 20 years old?

ralfwalter wrote:OMG that's a bit of feelin' old! It also happens to be my favorite PoS.


Indeed Ralf. My fav as well.
by ToddS
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......
Replies: 9
Views: 563

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

Really looking forward to this one. I pre-ordered the HD version from Lasers's Bandcamp page. Very cool that Ken signed them.

Will be great seeing you and the family Doug.
by ToddS
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Where to start to see if I like the band Mystery?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

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

You can't go wrong with those mentioned. Really their last 4 are quite good.

Btw Laser has the DVD in stock. Order placed!
by ToddS
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: CYDEMIND / Erosion ...... Kansas-like instrumental.
Replies: 1
Views: 186

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

Totally in love with this one! Huge thanks Glenn!
by ToddS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...
Replies: 9
Views: 497

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

Really cool to see you guys giving it a go. It got lost in the shuffle for me as well. While this is on the lighter side, it's beautiful stuff!
by ToddS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY releases 2-CD live set & DVD concert.....
Replies: 3
Views: 236

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

Yes indeed. Really looking forward the this. Mainly the DVD.
by ToddS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 731

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

I think many still have animosity twards Sherinian for FII (which I actually like more than Scenes).. If anything this could be a nice tasty slab of somewhat musical heavy melodic rock with great vocals Unless they fire Soto and get Yngwie to do the vocals 1 - FII greater than Scenes???? Wow. Just....
by ToddS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 16
Views: 731

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

Harvester wrote:You guys are some jaded old fucks.

I'm looking forward to it.


Totally agree! I'm all over this!
by ToddS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Redemption in the works?
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: new Redemption in the works?

I always look forward to a new Redemption recording! It just so happens that The Art Of Loss is one of my favorite Redemption records. Nick, is Poland still your guy? Thank you for the kind words, Todd! Chris will be playing on this record, yes, as well as Simone Mularoni of DGM. Both monsters. Mon...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evership / self-titled. For fans of Mystery and beyond...
Replies: 9
Views: 497

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

Came down to New Orleans for some R&R .... Todd graciously played a disc for me that he said I would love ..... it's called Evership. I am blown away. If you like the band Mystery, with a twist of AoR and maybe some Kansas and bits of Queen, then you are in..... Random Axe, Stevie and Sir Exar ...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Listening to this as I type. This is really good. Lots of great riffs SX style. I like their previous, but the singer was a tough one. They have kicked things up here. New singer is better, though not a mind blower. Band is super talented, especially the guitarist. Lots of cool syncopated riffing. G...
by ToddS
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SEVEN SPIRES / Solveig - coming in August.
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: SEVEN SPIRES / Solveig - coming in August.

Man that chick is something else! From the tracks I heard, I really like The Cabaret of Dreams, the others not so much, but she is scary good. Literally. :lol:
by ToddS
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Redemption in the works?
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: new Redemption in the works?

I always look forward to a new Redemption recording! It just so happens that The Art Of Loss is one of my favorite Redemption records. Nick, is Poland still your guy?
by ToddS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anubis Gate - Covered in Black (September 1, 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 817

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

"darker and more complex" sounds good to me. I really like Horizons quite a lot as it is. Bring it on!
by ToddS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ADRENALINE MOB Involved In Fatal Crash In Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: ADRENALINE MOB Involved In Fatal Crash In Florida

Russ Allen wrote on his Facebook : "Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and band mate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I'm overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the w...
by ToddS
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ADRENALINE MOB Involved In Fatal Crash In Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: ADRENALINE MOB Involved In Fatal Crash In Florida

Man this is terrible. Dave Z goes way back to the Powermad days for many of us. It appears others are in bad shape as well. So sad.
Prayers for all of them.
by ToddS
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 4950

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Its a nice song, and I like it, but yea nothing new. I do wish they would at least channel their heavier side.

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