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by introclaus
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

I have so many of these in my back pocket that I'm curious to see reactions to. Let's go with... Dreams of Sanity - The Game Started out as light 90s femme gothic metal on Lacrimosa's Hall of Sermon label. But The Game is straight-up melodic prog metal with their strong female lead singer (Sandra S...
by introclaus
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Fun thread. I did love me some Time Machine back in the day. This thread reminded me of a side project from one or two of the TM guys (don't recall the specifics, I just know there was a TM connection): Khali - s/t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqYh7kHfOIM I didn't care for the singer quite as mu...
by introclaus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

On the flip side of all of this, there's one band and album that most people disliked but which somehow managed to hook me: Behind the Curtain - Till Birth Do Us Part . Really weird vocal that kept prompting me to reach for the stop button... right before something beautiful stayed my hand. Woefull...
by introclaus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

LASERCD wrote:I have to admit I’m a little bummed out. When I saw the title of the thread and that Claus started it I assumed it was all about me. :(


Nah, that would assume that you had been forgotten ... as much as I try you still creep up in my mind like a bad dream :mrgreen:
by introclaus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Power Of Omens - Eyes Of The Oracle I loved this disc when it came out - I think I rated it 9.5 / 10 in Metalized Magazine back in the day. Good times spent with this disc over the years. The technical level on this album is through the roof, yet the melodies are still at the forefront, and that's ...
by introclaus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

What an incredible thread.. I kinda came on board at the tail end of the classic era of prog in 2000 and had a lot of catching up to do That's fortunate for you. You managed to dodge the real stinkers that slipped in there, like Altura and Arkhe. :P LOL Now that was a funny (and somewhat true) stat...
by introclaus
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Madsword - The Global Village To many Perpetual Motion Board followers this album holds a special place in their heart - can't argue with that. The MADSWORD guys used to frequent this forum back in the days, and several of the people here (Larry D, ~D, Ken Golden ...) were on a close friendly level...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Chris R wrote:
Norén wrote:Oh how I still love this album by Greyhaven
https://youtu.be/21ABU8Rz0Hk

One of the best disks ever released for prog in the 1998-2001 period


It’s one of those discs I really wanted to like back in the day but I just couldn’t get into it. I tried again today to no avail. Sorry...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

From Long Island My good friends Inner Strength,anyone remember their disk? I have the demos from the follow up and they were heading in a nice blend of more modern grove with the technical style..then egos destroyed the band YES!!! That's one of those totally forgotten and underappreciated discs. ...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Digital Ruin - Listen I just went back and listened to that disc. That was a disc that I really loved back then. However, listening to it now didn't really go over that well - in fact it sounds "old". We've obviously come a long way in terms of production since then :) I also feel that th...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

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 introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

Digital Ruin - Listen I just went back and listened to that disc. That was a disc that I really loved back then. However, listening to it now didn't really go over that well - in fact it sounds "old". We've obviously come a long way in terms of production since then :) I also feel that th...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

so yeah .. sure .. we can just go ahead and list everything right away .. lol I didn't list everything... Nothing below my rating of 4 out of 5. I also made an effort to focus only on obscure / forgotten... Took a long time to make this list... You listed everything that you felt were "forgott...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

OK, I'll follow OP's original vision here. :) Avidost - demo The best metal band never signed? Female vocals drew comparisons to Madder Mortem, but the music reminds me more of an off-kilter, occasionally atonal Nevermore, mixed with a vaguely doomy/blackish/Norwegian sensibility. Lots of crunch &a...
by introclaus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

Re: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

so yeah .. sure .. we can just go ahead and list everything right away .. lol

I was thinking more about listing one album in each post and putting in links to listen to it, so people easily could respond to that one, but hey ;)
by introclaus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1483

The Forgotten Heroes of Prog Metal Thread

The SANVOISEN post from last week really got me thinking about all those amazing prog metal bands that were the basis for all our discussions here - those bands without whom most of us wouldn't care so deeply for the genre. Those bands that showed us a window to more than just Dream Theater/Queensry...
by introclaus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dynazty - Firesign (Sept 27th)...
Replies: 2
Views: 165

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

Sounds great. Just like expected - no surprises there.
by introclaus
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Blast from the past: SANVOISEN!!
Replies: 14
Views: 410

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 introclaus
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: MYSTERY / Lies and Butterflies......

Just listened to the album - I'll compare the experience to what I believe it would feel like to sit down on an exercise bike in the middle of a spin-class only to realize that someone had removed the seat while you were standing up. While Larry and others might enjoy that particular experience, it ...
by introclaus
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

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 introclaus
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

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 introclaus
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

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 introclaus
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

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. Andy is great for sure. He is ...
by introclaus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

You and the singers... :shock: Maybe we've already been through this, but what are your fave singers? Focusing on the MELODIC hard rock and metal only (not counting in the obvious ones like mercury, Walsh, perry etc. as those aren’t in the genres we typically discuss here - and not counting in any ...
by introclaus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories

He's surely not the greatest singer ever, but I think he does a fine job and won't stop anyone (except maybe you :wink: ) to enjoy the album... 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 othe...
by introclaus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

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 introclaus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New music from Into Eternity!
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: New music from Into Eternity!

Once these guys were the best new Band in metal - now they sound like a third tier band :( This was horrible...
by introclaus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: WALLS OF BABYLON - A Portrait Of Memories
Replies: 28
Views: 663

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 :)
by introclaus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Raven Age
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: The Raven Age

The band w Steve Harris’ son in it? It’s pretty okay yeah. Nothing earthshakingly new but for melodic metal core / “bro-metal” (should appeal to fans of Tremonti, Killswitch Engage, trivium, Avenged Sevenfold...) it’s quite fine. It’s not a style of music I know enough about to tell if this is consi...
by introclaus
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

I still stand by my comments, now having listened multiple times to the full album; it’s a wonderful selection of amazing songs, performed by one of my favorite bands of all time, delivering top notch performances, but unfortunately given a subpar production value that this live album didn’t deserv...
by introclaus
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

I still stand by my comments, now having listened multiple times to the full album; it’s a wonderful selection of amazing songs, performed by one of my favorite bands of all time, delivering top notch performances, but unfortunately given a subpar production value that this live album didn’t deserve.
by introclaus
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some cool new albums
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Some cool new albums

https://incura.bandcamp.com/album/incura-ii Incura. Someone in the Facebook group mentioned this band. Super theatrical latter day Savatage style rockers. Really excellent. I loved their first album. It was theatrical, cheesy as all hell, and one of the most ludicrously catchy records of that year....
by introclaus
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Night Flight Orchestra - new single
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: The Night Flight Orchestra - new single

Wow, moving even further into synth pop territory. This is pretty nice. I like it more than previous albums, which seemed to be lacking that certain something. Strid's vocals maybe. A little too wooden/harsh/accented for this music, though this sounds better than before . As an avid melodic rock li...
by introclaus
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some cool new albums
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Some cool new albums

I tried to light a fire for Hago earlier this year, but it never caught on. http://www.pmrising.com/pm/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10834&p=69478&hilit=hago#p69478 You made several here go out and buy it ... including me ... I like it a lot but it’s not very metal. And the two songs with vocals ...
by introclaus
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some cool new albums
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Some cool new albums

Thanks for the heads-up on these ... will check ‘em out!!

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