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by Stevie WOnder
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New melodic power metal band alert: Cyrha - Letters to myself
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: New melodic power metal band alert: Cyrha - Letters to myself

This is the ex Amaranthe guy's new band (don't know the name, not a fan). It's filled with excellent mélodies, some pop here and there and the best part is that amazing singer. One of the best I've heard in a long while. It's been stuck in my player for the last 2 weeks. Definitely making the top 5...
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New melodic power metal band alert: Cyrha - Letters to myself
Replies: 4
Views: 184

New melodic power metal band alert: Cyrha - Letters to myself

This is the ex Amaranthe guy's new band (don't know the name, not a fan). It's filled with excellent mélodies, some pop here and there and the best part is that amazing singer. One of the best I've heard in a long while. It's been stuck in my player for the last 2 weeks. Definitely making the top 5 ...
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review

I don't post often lately cause I have a new job keeping me real busy but this one needs to be talked about. I'll be blunt: This is probably their best since Clone. Morgan brings back some aggressiveness in the singing and the happy sing-along songs are kept to a minimum which is good from my point ...
by Stevie WOnder
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prog power so far.....
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

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 Stevie WOnder
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Avantasia Live with Geoff Tate
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Avantasia Live with Geoff Tate

Wow! Santa Claus himself is now singing with Avantasia!!! I know, right? Just when you think he can't look any more eccentric, he outdoes himself. Still better than the Bert look. You sure about that? At least, he looked younger and more fit. What a slob he's become. Get in shape and hire someone f...
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Avantasia Live with Geoff Tate
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Avantasia Live with Geoff Tate

Wow! Santa Claus himself is now singing with Avantasia!!!
by Stevie WOnder
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

The Surfing Alien wrote:Wow, this is really good. Smooth and melodic AND complex.


Hey my favourite Alien, you should come around here more often, we have a way of digging some gems. :wink:
by Stevie WOnder
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

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

When Pig Destroyer comes before Images and Words, you know there's something wrong.

They got most of the classics right but there are way too many hipster discs. I gotta mention I'm happy they put in my fave Manowar disc with Hail to England. :mrgreen:

Still, fun read...
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........
Replies: 22
Views: 2625

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

It's a double whammy for me ...... not only do I not like the song and think that it was way out of place on an other wise perfect disc, my bigger gripe was that it was a cover song in the first place ....... To my ears - when I hear this song, I cringe. It just took away from a disc that would hav...
by Stevie WOnder
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche / Rage for Order re-master........
Replies: 22
Views: 2625

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

Empire was indeed their financial pinnacle - and I imagine that people who started here, found it almost difficult to go back to RFO and worship it the way we do......that's my theory anyway ......... I didn't get into QR until Empire, just based on when I was getting into metal at all. I remember ...
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anathema-The Optimist....
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Anathema-The Optimist....

I was very underwhelmed after one complete listen. It sounds very disjointed to me, doesn't flow at all well, too much Lee lead vocals, too much repetitiveness (lyrics and same melody) on some songs. Then the actual recording sounds like a different studio/producer on a few songs. Very disappointin...
by Stevie WOnder
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anathema-The Optimist....
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Anathema-The Optimist....

I was very underwhelmed after one complete listen. It sounds very disjointed to me, doesn't flow at all well, too much Lee lead vocals, too much repetitiveness (lyrics and same melody) on some songs. Then the actual recording sounds like a different studio/producer on a few songs. Very disappointin...
by Stevie WOnder
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

Random Axe wrote:One of my all time favorites is the Power of Omens debut, and it definitely has some challenges. I'll check this out!


This has got your name written all over it. :wink:
by Stevie WOnder
Wed May 31, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......

I enjoyed this disc, although it really doesn't sound all that different from Airbag to me. This kind of moody and laid-back prog-rock appeals to me nowadays as long as I am in the mood for it. If you aren't then this won't be for you. ***I think his previous disc was much better than this one .......
by Stevie WOnder
Wed May 31, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

It can be dense at times so those of you who can't bear that side of prog, stear clear. But those of you who like their prog to be challenging, this is definitely for you. With this said, I find Tetrafusion's music very unintimidating and pleasant to listen to despite its density and difficult musi...
by Stevie WOnder
Wed May 24, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: Tetrafusion - Dreaming of Sleep

Late to the party but damn... This is really good! Very proggy stuff while infusing lots of influences and catchy melodies. I hear some jazz, bluesy solos, djent, Floydian moments with a modern edge.... I mean, lots is happening. It can be dense at times so those of you who can't bear that side of p...
by Stevie WOnder
Fri May 12, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anthriel - Transcendence (June 15, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Anthriel - Transcendence (June 15, 2017)

I have the first one. I remember really liking it. It was a bit uneven but they certainly had some nice melodies. It's been a while, I should dig it out.

I'll keep an eye out for this one.
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Styx - The Mission (new record)
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Styx - The Mission (new record)

I wouldn't expect much in new material from Styx these days. Though their live shows are quite good. Anyway, I just ran across this info, and know there are a few old school Styx fans here. so... "Styx fans got a somewhat unexpected surprise when the band announced the upcoming release of a ne...
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)

I don't really get why everyone is so hot for Ronnie's voice, but he's ok, and the song is pretty darn good. They come out the same day, so I'm going to wager on this winding up being better than Jorn's new album. Dude, you crack me up. You seriously put an effort in hating everything... That being...
by Stevie WOnder
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: North American Anathema tour in august
Replies: 2
Views: 555

North American Anathema tour in august

And they're coming to my hometown in Quebec City!! Really excited about this one!

http://www.kscopemusic.com/2017/04/17/anathema-announce-first-north-american-tour-dates-in-support-of-the-optimist/
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voïvod Announce Deluxe Reissues Of Early Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Voïvod Announce Deluxe Reissues Of Early Albums

I still hold Nothingface as their best by a huge margin. Prog, innovative and heavy. It's got everything. KT was getting there but they got it perfectly on NF.
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: DGM - Passing Stages
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: DGM - Passing Stages

Wow! That bluray might interest me if it's well filmed.
by Stevie WOnder
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

ToddS wrote:While DW is one of my favorite vocalist, perhaps Glynn will help Threshold find their balls again. Seriously hope they go heavier.


+1
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 35
Views: 4149

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

Although I've been in and out for the last decade, I joined the original board in 1998 I believe, a random link from the Heady Metal site I clicked on. I hate that I still to his day have not met any of you in person, which is a source of regret. I hope to have provided a miniscule contribution ove...
by Stevie WOnder
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 35
Views: 4149

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

Been around the PM Boards since 1997 so it's 20 years now. How time flies by... I'll add my voice to Sparky's and give you a big shout out bro for all the work you put in here. I'm also sending a huge thank you to The ~D for his efforts on the earlier version of it. After all those years, I still re...
by Stevie WOnder
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dunno how well this will go over on here..Anthrax covers Kansas
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Dunno how well this will go over on here..Anthrax covers Kansas

***Refusal. :lol: Check it out, you stubborn Italian!! :twisted: ***Well only because it's you did I check it out ...... it's sacrilege for anyone to cover a Kansas song imo ........much less a thrash band........ I do not like Belladona's voice, never have........ but I have to admit, for the firs...
by Stevie WOnder
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Psychedelicatessen > average, Morgan is excellent but songwriting is so-so. :shock: :shock: :shock: I know. I *LOVE* Under the Sun and Innocent but somehow can't get into whole album. Mac-era works better for me :? To each his own. I loved Mac on his first few albums but Clone is where it's at for ...
by Stevie WOnder
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Esanssi wrote:Psychedelicatessen > average, Morgan is excellent but songwriting is so-so.


:shock: :shock: :shock:
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Hypothetical > awesome *good* Dead Reckoning > did not care for this *me neither* March > very well done *didn't play it much* The Journey. > superb *don't even remember it and I own it* Psyche > off the charts awesome *definitely their best. Such a great disc that has aged so well. The remaster is...
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Progressive Aspects Tour 2017 (Oddland, Until Rain, Wolverine)
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Progressive Aspects Tour 2017 (Oddland, Until Rain, Wolverine)

Too bad this isn't making it to North America...
by Stevie WOnder
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

So, going through Amazon I picked up EIGHT cds today. I currently own zero Threshold. Nice work!!!! And congrats on the house..... Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these. Did you skip Wounded Land and Extinct Instinct on purpose? Those are actually two of my favorites..... I'll vouch for Extinct...
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Damian shares his view: Damian Wilson's statement regarding the departure from Threshold: Unfortunately this is not a mutual decision, but I respect it. After I had recorded the album and committed to the tour I was informed that Threshold were going to continue on without me. They have every right...
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Sparky wrote:SURELY they're not going to re-record the vocals on the new disc. Don't they have a release date soon?


They have to, that would be akward to put a disc out with a guy's voice which you just fired...
by Stevie WOnder
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 60
Views: 6525

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

You got that right Larry brother!! I'm beyond thrilled! I absolutely loved Psychedelicatessen. I still hold it as their best by far with Morgan fitting perfectly according to me. Dark, emotional, melodic. crunchy.... I was just reading the PPUSA FB page and it's a no go over there. I figure the musi...
by Stevie WOnder
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God

Seems like the speed is mostly gone if I can trust those two tracks. I'll admit Tiranti sounds a bit whiny but it doesn't take away from those excellent songs. Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Jean-Claude Van Damme? :lol: Yeah he does sound really nasally////Music seems abit dated as well...

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