Search found 17 matches

by sez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I'm stuck in a 3-way decision for disc of the year......
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: I'm stuck in a 3-way decision for disc of the year......

Definitely Seventh Wonder for me. Kingcrow was meh; not enough energy. Puts me to sleep every time I listen to it. Ostura was good and requires more listening, but didn't hook me like Seventh Wonder did. Romeo was excellent; Haken was excellent.
by sez
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anyone looking for RECON / Behind Enemy Lines ?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Anyone looking for RECON / Behind Enemy Lines ?

This is an awesome disc. Played it non-stop in college in 1990.
by sez
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken - Vector - my track-by-track review
Replies: 54
Views: 1891

Re: Haken - Vector - my track-by-track review

At this point this is the same thing that I lament about Ross' vocals. He doesn't have an explosive power of any sort that we've seen. He's just consistently nice (pure and clear are exactly the words I use for his tone as well). I kind of long for a bit of that Emeril style BAM every so often. We'...
by sez
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 69
Views: 5172

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

I just can't help feeling bad for one of the best bass players in the world ........ I wouldn't feel too bad. I think he helped mix it! :) He was involved in the production, but not mixing. See my post above where I manually typed stuff from the booklet for all you people who don't have it. ;-) May...
by sez
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 69
Views: 5172

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

From the booklet: Produced by Blomqvist/Karevik Story and lyrics by Blomqvist/Karevik All music and arrangements by Seventh Wonder Additional vocals by Jenny Karevik, Stefan Norgren, Johan Larsson and Kobra Paige. Violin by Arto Jarvela Additional voices by Michele Coombe and Jenna Blomqvist Recorde...
by sez
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

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: 824

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: 1526

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: 1526

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: 1223

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: 1526

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: 4826

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: 968

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: 3710

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: 3710

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: 3710

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: 3019

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 ...

Go to advanced search