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by Guillaume
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche new album & tour with Fates Warning
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Queensryche new album & tour with Fates Warning

Hope there will be a 2nd leg including Quebec City. Saw QR with Todd a couple years ago and they were awesome and would like to see FW live for the 1st time. Yes, I saw the Awaken the Guardian show at PP, but I'm talking of the recent version of the band. People who know me are aware I was never the...
by Guillaume
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Starbreaker promo for their next album. .
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: New Starbreaker promo for their next album. .

Nos wrote:Tony sounds awful on the high notes, and it's the most boring song I've heard from Magnus in ages. Yeah, fine, it's heavy. Who cares if it's not any good?


His voice changed, yes, but I don't hear "awful" at all... Good heavy track.
by Guillaume
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Brainstorm / Midnight Ghost........
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Brainstorm / Midnight Ghost........

I'd like to see that DVD.

Midnight Ghost is indeed a step up from their recent output IMO. I was never a crazy Brainstorm fan, always liked them, some albums more , some less, but never really loved them. The new album won't change this. But it's a pleasant listen.
by Guillaume
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Enemy Inside
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Enemy Inside

LarryD wrote:
Thanks for the heads up. Cool stuff indeed. Singer is quite good, even though I'm still not the biggest fan of female-fronted metal for some reason.


*** Battle Beast !!!!!!!!! :twisted:

LOL! Battle Beast is an exception, because of the rough voice of Noora!
by Guillaume
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Enemy Inside
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Enemy Inside

I searched the board to see if this band had been discussed and didn't see any hits. I apologize if I am treading old ground. If you like mid paced female fronted metal, you could do a lot worse than this band. I like the album quite a bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j89ChkaWpi0 https://www.yo...
by Guillaume
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anyone else having trouble with Google Chrome ?
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Anyone else having trouble with Google Chrome ?

Now works fine here too... Weird..
by Guillaume
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some PPUSA thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Some PPUSA thoughts

LarryD: Don't worry...your secret is safe with me. I will never tell anyone about you rocking out to Manimal down on the floor during their set. I would really hate it if some sort of "angry prog mob" came to forcibly take your prog card away from you. Mums the word buddy. Haha! Larry lov...
by Guillaume
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anyone else having trouble with Google Chrome ?
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Anyone else having trouble with Google Chrome ?

Yes, really slow to open threads with Chrome here as well...
by Guillaume
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dynazty - Firesign (Sept 27th)...
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Dynazty - Firesign (Sept 27th)...

prog_powermetal99 wrote:How Did Dynazty do at Progpower by the way last year? I didn't hear much about them after the event, but I'm thinking it's probably due to the short set they probably had........

Anxious to hear the new one!

Dynazty were excellent last year. Powerful singer!

Looking forward to the new disc.
by Guillaume
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 6997

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

SUPERIOR-Behind (1996) This a killer album that I still play today. Their best IMO. Prog, but not too much, crunchy, excellent vox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlz7TepebDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5cir8E7dfI I wasn't too kind at the time on follow-up Younique (1998), but I'd need to pla...
by Guillaume
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 6997

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Packgrog wrote:Here's some other forgotten gems, IMO:

Lion's Share - two
Lion's Share - Fall From Grace
Twilight - Eye for an Eye


3 killer albums I still play. 1st Lions Share was also pretty good IMO. Andy Engberg ruled back then and still rules today with the last Sorcerer who was killer and my #1 of 2017.
by Guillaume
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 6997

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

My hometown boys from Chicago! Radakka More along the lines of melodic metal than prog, but certainly with the influences of Queensryche and the like. Killer guitar work from Michael Posch (currently writing and playing with Pamela Moore) and incredible vocals from Jon Dobbs. They released two albu...
by Guillaume
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!

So strange how bands of this era just stopped dead in their tracks after releasing one or two discs..... Im' sure we could come up with a whole list of bands who did this back then ......... You're right. I guess it would be in order to play some Sanvoisen in the Room Of Death this year!! :twisted:
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!

T'ski wrote:I live in central WI. imagine my shock when I heard a local radio station, based in a town of 2500 people, playing Sanvoisen back in the 90's. :shock:

:shock: :shock: :shock: indeed!!
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!

Totally agree. Still enjoy both of these cd's. No offense, but I'm surprised you like their singer. High-pitched vocalists were normally not your cup of tea if I recall correctly. I thought the same thing ... well, kind of. My thoughts were more along the lines of "how come Guillaume likes thi...
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!

Totally agree. Still enjoy both of these cd's. No offense, but I'm surprised you like their singer. High-pitched vocalists were normally not your cup of tea if I recall correctly. You're right, he's a bit high for my normal taste, but he doesn't bug me. I enjoy his power and he fits the music great.
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!

Anyone remembers this fine German melodic prog metal band from the 90s? I ripped their 2 CDs this weekend and played them this morning for the 1st time in maybe 10 years. Enjoyed them as much as back in the days. Both albums have an excellent production (especially Soul Seasons), great musicianship,...
by Guillaume
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Is this the guy on “diamond in the fire pit”? I made it through the album twice on my morning run today and I was thinking what a great disc but shame about the singer ... there’s something completely off putting about his melodies on this album that just does not fit with the style of music at all...
by Guillaume
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Sir Exar Kun wrote:Favorite Leverage song right here..... Very heavy 80's hard rock vibe, which I love in this setting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbExFlJEs74

Yup. Killer song and killer vocals.
by Guillaume
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Peika Heino (Leverage, Brother Firetribe) G Is this the guy on “diamond in the fire pit”? I made it through the album twice on my morning run today and I was thinking what a great disc but shame about the singer ... there’s something completely off putting about his melodies on this album that just...
by Guillaume
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Haken / Leprous Co-Headlining NA Tour

Harvester wrote: I'm also there if everyone tells me to fuck off.

:lol: :lol:
by Guillaume
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Forgot to mention that Anders Engberg (Sorcerer, ex-Lions Share, ex-Section A, ex-220 Volt) is up there in my list of fave singers as well. He can turn a good disc into a killer one just with magic vocals. Last Sorcerer is such a killer album and he's the main reason.
by Guillaume
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Guillaume, I agree on Leverage big time!!! Peika Heino is an absolutely amazing under-rated singer. I love his mid-ranges, especially on songs like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZFi_g3jyGw the vocals on this are soooo good and emotional, and he doesn't sound like anyone else, which is another pl...
by Guillaume
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Of those I only like Diego and Nils enough to the point where I’d check out a band due to their presence only - the rest doesn’t excite me (and you know how I feel about Romero - the rainbow killer!). I'll say again that Romero's vocals are the only saving grace of this reformed Rainbow. Blackmore'...
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10
Replies: 31
Views: 2612

Re: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10

nvandyk wrote:Hello friends.

We have just released the song / video for Someone Else's Problem.

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQKHm_l-vcc


It's excellent! Tom fits great with the band, even though a bit more "reserved" than with Evergrey. I shared it on my FB! :)
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Peika Heino (Leverage, Brother Firetribe) Good call on this one..... Haven't seen anything on Leverage in many moons now. Are they even still active? They're back, they have a new EP due later this year I think, but Peika is no more the singer... :cry: Kimmo Blom (Urban Tale, Raskasta Joulua) is th...
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Well actually that is exactly the problem - he is not a good singer and it does stop me from enjoying the album and I could imagine it would do so for others as well. You and the singers... :shock: Maybe we've already been through this, but what are your fave singers? Focusing on the MELODIC hard r...
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Musically it was good but the vocals were kinda bleh ... so, to avoid this getting into the usual discussion about how you and I almost never seem to agree on vocalists I decided not to say anything. But .... since no one else has any comments I’ll give you mine :) He's surely not the greatest sing...
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Sir Exar Kun wrote:Been out of town on vacation..... This sounds pretty good to me.

It indeed is quite good IMO.
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

LarryD wrote:I didn't comment either because it's not my usual listening genre........ I found it too linear of course......... :wink:

Yet, you still often enjoy stuff more "linear" than this, no? :twisted:
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Musically it was good but the vocals were kinda bleh ... so, to avoid this getting into the usual discussion about how you and I almost never seem to agree on vocalists I decided not to say anything. But .... since no one else has any comments I’ll give you mine :) He's surely not the greatest sing...
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

So, noone cared about this? I'm surprised.
by Guillaume
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Best place to buy digital music?
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: Best place to buy digital music?

by Guillaume
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

Here's some damn fine melodic prog/power metal stuff from Italy. Lots of nice riffs and melodies! It should appeal to some people here I think. A review: https://www.therocktologist.com/walls-of-babylon---a-portrait-of-memories.html Let Me Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-uawcJ05c8 Forgotten De...
by Guillaume
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vacation?
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Vacation?

Very quiet around these parts indeed. Maybe we need to start a fight around Ronnie Romero's skills to draw people around? :lol: Agreed :) Or we can return to our talk about WTF happened on that Feinstein album ... Nothing happened because the album rules and I still play it 15 years later! :twisted:

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