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by Guillaume
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Cavalera Conspiracy anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Cavalera Conspiracy anyone?

I don't think I can get into this band based on this song on Youtube. I'm not much into that kind of vocals... When I need a heavy dose I often play Crimson Glory - Red Sharks very loud with my headphones... Awesome! I'm with you. This kind of vox ruin every band for me. Can't stand it at all. When...
by Guillaume
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: VOICE - The Storm
Replies: 0
Views: 127

VOICE - The Storm

Holy hell! Thought this band was dead since the last album, Soulhunter, was from 2003... But the Glas bros. are back with a vengeance. This new album takes where the others left, same style, same quality. And singer Oliver Glas hasn't lost a step 14 years later, he still has that unique great powerf...
by Guillaume
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

I talked about it on the other boards. I love this album. I'm not a doom person either, but this isn't really doom in the normal sense. There is definitely that Tony Martin-era Sabbath feel to a lot of it, but I've been calling it 'slow power metal', since that's what it reminds me of. It's heavy w...
by Guillaume
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New melodic power metal band alert: Cyrha - Letters to myself
Replies: 4
Views: 210

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

I really like the Cyhra album quite a bit. Normally this would be a bit too mellow for me, and the last couple of songs don't do a lot for me, but the rest of the album melodies get caught in my head just about every day these days. As far as Jake E's past work goes I actually prefer the 3 Dreamlan...
by Guillaume
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

Always happy to help promote some great bands. Vanish, from Germany, kicks ass for sure and seems to go under the radar. This needs to change. Yes, that new album is excellent, but the previous album, Come To Wither (2014), is pretty much as good for me, and on that one, singer Bastian Rose is more ...
by Guillaume
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New melodic power metal band alert: Cyrha - Letters to myself
Replies: 4
Views: 210

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 Guillaume
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I bought a PP ticket!!
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: I bought a PP ticket!!

After 18 years or so I am finally making the trek to Atlanta. I'll finally get to meet up with you guys or most anyway. Thats at least half of why Im coming. Julie is coming down with me but she'll run around town with some local friends while I get my prog on. Cool! Looking forward to finally meet...
by Guillaume
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Hi!

ralfwalter wrote:Looks like I have some catching up to do.

New Anathema is awesome. Just sayin'.

I'll see some of you fine pirates in 2 weeks.


Hi Ralf! See you at PP indeed!
by Guillaume
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

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

You're coming to PP? Cool! We'll have to introduce you to the Room Of Death. Be afraid, very afraid. Yep, I'll be there with the family. I've always been afraid of you guys. That's the reason I stopped coming to the shows. Really looking forward to seeing everyone...even if it involves a "Room...
by Guillaume
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1252

Re: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?

Top 15 so far, in no particular order. This is likely to change a bit though, as newer stuff will be released, like the Threshold, Jag Panzer, Nocturnal Rites, Jack Starr's Burning Starr and others I forget at the moment... Battle Beast - Bringer Of Pain (Noora is a powerhouse and the album is reall...
by Guillaume
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1252

Re: Can we get some Top 5 / Top 10 discs going ?

Slow year? Not hardly. Here's some cool stuff: Stereo Nasty Twisting the Blade Walypyrgus Walpyrgus Nights Surprised to see these on any other list here than mine! :twisted: Really like the Walpyrgus. Excellent new old-school stuff. Stereo Nasty is not as good IMO, but still really fun trad metal.
by Guillaume
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4177

Re: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?

You're totally right about Humanity-Hour 1. It's a killer album and one of their best. Heavy too. Yeah, all songs on this album is excellent! When this happens, there is of course more chance that a bonus track will be excellent too... And this is the case here... The bonus track "Cold" o...
by Guillaume
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

If only the singer wasn't so high almost all the time.... Give them a melodic Russ or Jorn type of singer and the album would be much improved for me. Still, very good stuff indeed.
by Guillaume
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4177

Re: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?

I'm currently into a Scorpions rut! Revisiting the studio albums and concerts (including the new 50th anniversary editions) and also some stuff I recently bought that I have never listened / watched before. I'm currently working on the page of this band for my website. This will be my next update. ...
by Guillaume
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

I have my copy thanks to the lightning carrier striking again in record time from The Lasers Edge -- Finally, I can say WOW !!!!! If any of you remember their previous disc, which was some years ago, they have upped the game here for sure !!!! Wow again !!!!! They are armed with a new singer - and ...
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ANTHEUS-Silent Agony
Replies: 0
Views: 349

ANTHEUS-Silent Agony

I searched for a post about this album released last year and found none. This is very good melodic "traditional" prog metal from France (sung in English) that should appeal to some here I guess. Here's the preview of the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cUgAp42Luc Only 1 full song ...
by Guillaume
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orden Ogan - Gunman
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Orden Ogan - Gunman

They're one of the best power metal bands out there, and one that does something interesting with the format. I've actually known about them since before "Vale" came out, and they've never disappointed me yet. Even though no one else does, I consider "Easton Hope" to be one of t...
by Guillaume
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4177

Re: So is anyone else in a musical rut this year besides me ?

Sticking to your same old bread & butter (aka melodic prog & the ladies).... First tier: Bare Infinity Daydream XI (to be released) Disperse Kobra & the Lotus Need Prospekt (to be released) Soen Tetrafusion Voyager Second tier: Cellar Darling Kobra & the Lotus Lonely Robot Odd Logic...
by Guillaume
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1903

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

MitchG wrote:It's certainly not the list I would put together, but it's more respectable than I would have expected from RS. Lots of stuff I have no use for on the list, and lots missing but it's not a travesty.



Indeed. Lots of crap, but plenty of classic killer albums made the list.
by Guillaume
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning last night
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Fates Warning last night

Man ..what a night ..of all the times I seen them live this was the best I ever witnessed..The band is playing at the top of there game bar none..Enoughs been said about how good Rays been over the last few years and on the last album and live he sounded so natural..granted he may not hit those hig...
by Guillaume
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

Random Axe wrote:If they had a different name I guarantee they'd have more hype and following. JD Miller sounds like a douche who takes up two parking spots with his Corsica or a door to door window salesman.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Guillaume
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

I just got this and it is very strong. It's like mixing Evergreys Hymns for the broken with some Last Tribe/Cloudscape and adding some modern pop touches. Good stuff! Good description. The band itself describes this album like a mix of Evergrey and Eclipse. I'm surprised this band doesn't get more ...
by Guillaume
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

New video from that excellent album

Journey Through The Past
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5qX6JJy6W4
by Guillaume
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Vicious Head Society – Abject Tomorrow (Irish prog)
Replies: 2
Views: 443

The Vicious Head Society – Abject Tomorrow (Irish prog)

Just found out about this and I think this prog metal band from Ireland could be of interest for many here... There is some death vox, which bugs me, but I know it's not a problem for most. Abject Tomorrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAo4IB_m2UU Whole album is streaming here: https://www.youtub...
by Guillaume
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 29
Views: 3388

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

We just went mostly digital after Prog Power last year. So far the experiment seems to be positive. We are lucky to have cars that have USB aux in, though the Chevy audio system only sees the first 5K songs of any non iPod USB drive, so even if we have a 64 GB USB drive, it only sees about 40 of it...
by Guillaume
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evergrey last night...
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Evergrey last night...

I was there at the Quebec City show... Glad to met Guillaume. It was the first time I see Evergrey. I'm not very much into the recent albums. Unfortunately for me, they played almost only recent songs (as mentioned by Testofwills). Very few songs from the first 5 albums which are my favorites. Nice...
by Guillaume
Mon May 29, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evergrey last night...
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Evergrey last night...

Quite a small crowd for Toronto...Maybe 120 people......They played and sounded great and were having a lot off fun on stage. The small crowd didn't seem to dampened their performance and the crowd was totally into it..Up to the encore every song was from the last 3 lps... Encore was the final trac...
by Guillaume
Tue May 23, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 29
Views: 3388

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

Larry, In terms of your car, finding a new head unit that has both auxiliary inputs and plays CDs isn't that difficult. Depending on the model of your car, installation can be very simple too. You should be able to pick up a decent stereo that has aux input along with USB and SD card slots and Blue...
by Guillaume
Tue May 23, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 29
Views: 3388

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

All good ideas ---- so my next question is: What is the best way to play the music from a PC ? Unlike Sparky (sorry bro), I've got the purist gene. I've got excellent sound systems and pulling me away from my beloved Marantz and Onkyo dedicated CD players won't be easy. My laptop is not bluetooth c...
by Guillaume
Tue May 23, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

I tried both of those videos, and then I went on to check out their other stuff on You Tube ....... at first I wasn't sure what type of music they play, lots of it sounded like heavy melodic metal, but then I heard those poppy AoR choruses and figured that they are a heavy AoR band ? Very simplisti...
by Guillaume
Sun May 21, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

So, noone cares about this? I'm surprised. I still think it's excellent stuff.

http://www.hallowed.se/english/music/re ... war_x.html
by Guillaume
Wed May 17, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

JD MILLER - World War X

The 2nd album by this oddly named Swedish band (no one in the band is actually called JD Miller) is quicky becoming one of my faves of 2017. Thick riffing, catchy melodies, very good vox, all the ingredients are there for me to love. And the production is top notch. Their first disc was forgettable ...
by Guillaume
Sat May 06, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HELKER - Firesoul
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: HELKER - Firesoul

New Helker is indeed excellent, heavier overall than the previous one. The Neon Knights cover is as close to Dio one can get IMO.
by Guillaume
Sat May 06, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HELKER - Firesoul
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: HELKER - Firesoul

Side note; it's probably just me, but I think "Master Of The Moon" is the most underrated Dio album. It's slow, but really good. Goldy's my favorite of Dio's guitar players (solo band only, obviously). Campbell and Aldrich are better than Goldy IMO, but I love most of his stuff with Dio. ...
by Guillaume
Wed May 03, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: THE FERRYMEN - The Ferrymen (Romero, Karlsson, Terrana)
Replies: 22
Views: 2657

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

...listening to the new Jorn track also, and both Ferrymen tracks are better than this one. It's Jorn, so it's not bad at all, but I was hoping for something a little more engaging with Matt Sinner and Alex Beyrodt onboard. New Jorn track is quite good, but lighter than the 2 Ferrymen songs. He'll ...

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