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by sez
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....

Neal is amazing. I echo all the recommendations here, but also want to put my vote in for the ? (Question Mark) album. Of Neal's stuff, Sola Scriptura and ? are my favorites, hands down. Since the superlatives for Sola have already been mentioned, I'll just talk about ? for a bit. It's a prog master...
by sez
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds

It's the binary code of the ASCII symbol for "Y". As in, why? Maybe that makes it easier to remember.....
by sez
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the U

I don't know about you, but this track always struck me as a tweak at Don Dokken, and makes me smile every time I hear it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ9yiX5YlNs Nah..... This was years and years after that. Plus, pretty sure Michael Sweet wrote the lyrics. I didn't mean it was talking about D...
by sez
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the U

For me, Dokken was Lynch all the way. Never listened to anything past Back for the Attack (their best, IMO). Don's voice blended in with all those California hair metal bands, so he was passable in the 80s, but unremarkable for today. Lynch, however, has an immediately recognizable style and sound....
by sez
Thu May 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out

We heard some Haken influence here in the office.
by sez
Wed May 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the U

For me, Dokken was Lynch all the way. Never listened to anything past Back for the Attack (their best, IMO). Don's voice blended in with all those California hair metal bands, so he was passable in the 80s, but unremarkable for today. Lynch, however, has an immediately recognizable style and sound. ...
by sez
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3669

Re: New Kamelot single

I'm looking forward to hearing the entire album before making a final decision, but I have to say that I might be 'done' with Kamelot. Not for any other reason than their newer material just leaves me a bit 'meh'. I'm not going to join the 'bring back the 'Karma' era, but that was their best period...
by sez
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Critical Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Critical Failure

I found their cover of Queen's Mustapha quite entertaining.
by sez
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Stryper - WOW! ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: New Stryper - WOW! ...

I've been listening to their new stuff. Here's a brief summary of the modern releases: 1. Reborn (2005). Generic, low quality, mostly forgettable rock. No solos to speak of. Clearly pandering to "modern" listeners. Recommended skip. 2. Murder by Pride (2009). A few steps up from Reborn. So...
by sez
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Stryper - WOW! ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: New Stryper - WOW! ...

From Michael Sweet (via Facebook): Folks, we were asked (by many fans mind you) to do something a little heavier and that bordered on "thrash". We did just that. We also did it for ourselves, after all this is our art. Many people love it, some hate it. Obviously those who love it like hea...
by sez
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Stryper - WOW! ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: New Stryper - WOW! ...

I think I'd prefer same old / same old. Not loving the chorus AT ALL. Reminds me of the first time I heard Helloween's "Push." I didn't like it at first, but eventually it grew on me. I think this happens when you transition from the one being screamed at, to understanding why the screami...
by sez
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I need to list 10 ballads from the prog genre to a friend and I can't remember much
Replies: 15
Views: 2234

Re: I need to list 10 ballads from the prog genre to a friend and I can't remember much

The most heart-wrenching of all to me is "Tears for a Father" from Seventh Wonder. Simply a beautiful track..... Not necessarily as personal or emotionally connected as the aforementioned "Walk" by Pantera, but certainly a close second. :) Not to mention "Pieces" from ...
by sez
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 4021

Re: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine

Now THEM'S fightin' words!!! What's wrong with "Century Child"??? Okay; I'll bite here. I was really thrown by Century Child when it came out, and I still think it's the 2nd weakest Tarja release (next to Angels Fall First). The inclusion of the duets between Tarja and the bassist left me...
by sez
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 4021

Re: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine

I also would have said Oceanborn or Wishmaster before Once came out, and then Once blew them away.
by sez
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........
Replies: 22
Views: 5292

Re: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........

I got into QR with RFO and The Warning at the same time, before Mindcrime came out. Mindcrime indeed struggled for a while: I saw them in 1988 in Philadelphia during the Mindcrime tour and they were opening for Def Leppard. We QR fans had to endure the Def Leppard fans sitting down during the Mindcr...
by sez
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 35
Views: 8368

Re: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......

I've been here since the 90s as well. I've learned so much from this board; thank you to everyone! It's awesome to be able to discover and discuss our music with such a knowledgeable group of people!

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