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by introclaus
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new beast in black song
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: new beast in black song

I’m liking this ... super fun and the 80s sound is how I like my cheese grated! Chris, I agree w your girlfriend’s comments on the chick, but for some reason I ended up focusing on the necklace and concluded it looked like one of those cheap Pokémon coins my son has a ton of ... why would I focus on...
by introclaus
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Moving to South Carolina ......
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Moving to South Carolina ......

Hoping the drive and move is going smoothly - can’t wait to have you down here in the south :)
by introclaus
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anybody remember a band called Vengeance?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Anybody remember a band called Vengeance?

I just randomly discovered this on fb https://youtu.be/cg6NcCoIDcg Where in the eff was I when this came out?Right up my alley as it's right in that Crimson Glory style metal that was right up my alley back then “Arabia” is one of the true forgotten gems of classic heavy metal- I never thought of i...
by introclaus
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LORD DIVINE - Facing Chaos
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: LORD DIVINE - Facing Chaos

Glad I'm not the only one enjoying this: https://www.angrymetalguy.com/lord-divine-facing-chaos-review/ Some excerpts: That was wise, because at times these cats sound quite a bit like classic era Symphony X if they were a bit more streamlined and linear. This is a very talented groups of unknowns ...
by introclaus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Early 2019 Releases...
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Early 2019 Releases...

So far I like: King Diamond - live - duh! This is obviously amazing and I can't say anything bad about this two-disc set (even if Larry wants to complain about the dual Abigail shows). Heck, my 8 year old son has become a devout King-fan now and sings along with all the songs! The Neal Morse Band -...
by introclaus
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LORD DIVINE - Facing Chaos
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: LORD DIVINE - Facing Chaos

as I feel like Diego always sounds like he is in the exam room at the proctologist instead of the recording studio. It’s pretty painful to my ears and it sounds like it’s quite painful for Diego as well. Man.... You'll never cease to amaze me... And even more when I read this comment from a guy who...
by introclaus
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LORD DIVINE - Facing Chaos
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: LORD DIVINE - Facing Chaos

Musically this is really good and definitely has an old school SymX / Adagio vibe going on. The song w Mark Boals is my favorite as I feel like Diego always sounds like he is in the exam room at the proctologist instead of the recording studio. It’s pretty painful to my ears and it sounds like it’s ...
by introclaus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: What's Your Favourite Redemption Album?
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: What's Your Favourite Redemption Album?

Mardoch wrote:Fullness, Origins, and Snowfall could each be top on any given day. Just depends on the mood. They're all killer from start to finish.


I'm in complete agreement with this statement!
by introclaus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: King Diamond / Songs for the Dead.... CD / DVD set.
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: King Diamond / Songs for the Dead.... CD / DVD set.

The show itself is pretty much what you see on You Tube, an actress playing all of the roles from Them, to Abigail (which is really cool - she is very convincing as Abigail), Them: she plays "Grandma" Abigail: she plays the role of both the counts wife as well as Miriam For the Mercyful F...
by introclaus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: another new Darkwater song.... A New Beginning
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: another new Darkwater song.... A New Beginning

As for me personally, even a 3 minute Darkwater tune feels too long so I’m not gonna bother with an eighty minute instrument of torture... I always appreciate your subtle touch. LOL :) Why wrap it up in unnecessary nice apologies for why it’s not something that does anything remotely exciting for m...
by introclaus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: another new Darkwater song.... A New Beginning
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: another new Darkwater song.... A New Beginning

I find that any album over an hour is too much, unless it's something really special. I don’t think ANY band sets out to write an album that they don’t believe is going to be “something really special” so that’s quite a blanket elitist statement you’re making there my friend haha ;) J/k - in all fa...
by introclaus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Early 2019 Releases...
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Early 2019 Releases...

So far I like: King Diamond - live - duh! This is obviously amazing and I can't say anything bad about this two-disc set (even if Larry wants to complain about the dual Abigail shows). Heck, my 8 year old son has become a devout King-fan now and sings along with all the songs! The Neal Morse Band - ...
by introclaus
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mother of Millions- Artifacts
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Mother of Millions- Artifacts

Harvester wrote:Am I the only one stoked for their new concept album coming out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sma0EXV_m2I


Loved the last one - looking forward to this one :)
by introclaus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The great prog metal discs of this decade
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: The great prog metal discs of this decade

I like this thread because (a) when it comes to music most people overrate the present and don't hunt down greats from the past nearly as much as they should (the economist Tyler Cowen has written on this), and (b) I wasn't really in "the scene" most of the last decade, so I expect to lea...
by introclaus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The great prog metal discs of this decade
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: The great prog metal discs of this decade

I'd take the John Arch EP over the Arch/Matheos, but that's nitpicking..... :) That EP was something special for sure - two incredible songs, and just to hear him back was so "emotional" an experience for us fanboys. The album in itself was superb for sure, but in all honesty, I haven't b...
by introclaus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The great prog metal discs of this decade
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: The great prog metal discs of this decade

Great list..... I want to call out the inclusion of Adagio, as I think this was a MASSIVELY overlooked album when it came out. Folks seemed to expect "more of the same" from the band, and instead they took a definite turn in the more technical / prog approach that turned off a lot of folk...
by introclaus
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The great prog metal discs of this decade
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

The great prog metal discs of this decade

... well, at least in my opinion ;) Here are the 15 albums (I limited it to ONE only per artist) that I think best shows the quality of prog metal in this decade, and also what it is that I personally find interesting in the genre. 2010 – Pain of Salvation “Road Salt One” This is the album everyone ...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Summerian Records sucks!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Summerian Records sucks!!!

Nos wrote:
introclaus wrote: I think I have every right in the world to not buy a shortened album when I'm expecting to buy a real full length album


I'm agreeing with you. They're marketing an EP as a full-length, when it clearly isn't, which is bullshit.


Yup I read that wrong sorry ...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Summerian Records sucks!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Summerian Records sucks!!!

nothing about Born of Osiris tells you that until you realize that you have a 25 minute album on your hands ... ugh! Let's be real; it's an EP. EPs are fine, as long as they're labeled as such. I'm less likely to check it out, knowing it won't be as satisfying, but yes, we should always be aware of...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: PreHistoric Animals
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: PreHistoric Animals

Wow, this is great!!! I hear some Saga, some A.C.T, some Marilllion, and some alternative prog rock (think Muse/Mew) in there ... this is cool stuff.
by introclaus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Excellent post Uncle Claus !!!!! Great read as usual ....... Thanks! Orphaned Land --- We've had quite a few discussions on this one ......and Todd and I have been going back and forth on it as well. During this time, I've been comparing this one to OrWarrior, which I thought was the last disc, and...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Summerian Records sucks!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Summerian Records sucks!!!

Fool me once ... I'm so annoyed by this idea that seem to have gotten into the way to big head of the executives at Summerian Records lately that they need to make money from their audience TWICE on the same product by splitting it up in two parts. First they did it with the latest Between the Burie...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: hey Guillaume - reg Audrey Horne
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: hey Guillaume - reg Audrey Horne

I've spent a good time playing several of the albums now, and I feel like I've got a good feel of their catalogue now. There seem to be 3 distinct styles over their career: A: first two albums ... somewhat alternative style that just doesn't appeal to me at all (kind of like Soundgarden meets Hellac...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: hey Guillaume - reg Audrey Horne
Replies: 6
Views: 697

hey Guillaume - reg Audrey Horne

I bought their latest album after reading your list the other day and it's been on non-stop play since then. There is definitely some real Thin Lizzy worship going on in here :) I read that they changed their style up somewhat after the first 3 albums, and that they were more KISS/party-rock before ...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: 2018 top however many (I'm too lazy to count)

Andy Hauck - The Winding Way This weird djent-tinged Western Rock thing that he's doing continues to tickle my fancy. It's different in a great way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ69R4NhEyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dykXBPtocc Never heard about this before, but will have to check it out. ...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Interesting you rate Time, The Valuator and list amongst the other bands that does the style well Erra, but you didn't chart them. Did you listen to Neon? How'd you feel about it? Yes, I am quite familiar with Erra, and I like "Neon" for about 20 minutes at a time ... then it just becomes...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Nice list. Good Tiger reminded me a whole lot of a band I have listened to quite a lot, EIDOLA. Ever heard of them? https://youtu.be/Mnd37EToqA4 https://youtu.be/kNXT72nA5Bs I think I checked out Eidola before, but I must have dismissed them then. I spent some time with their albums yesterday on Sp...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Massive post Claus! Plenty of titles I haven not heard. I need to go through it all as I get time. Ostura, and Orphaned Land top ten for me as well. I have no problem with the Conception EP being there. Was just a thing for some of us not including EPs. i don't include live releases either, but som...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Great list. Some things here I had not heard of or didn't know about and will explore further. Didn't know that In the Woods... had dropped a new album, for instance. Thanks. Yes, that In the Woods... kind of went unnoticed by the broad public - I think the fact that they are doing everything by th...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Wow, thanks for this monster list. There are many I haven't heard and from your descriptions sound like something I would like. Plan to spend lots of time checking these out. Glad to hear that you found stuff on there that you might like. I'm looking forward to hearing which ones you checked out an...
by introclaus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

Great list.A lot in common Thanks Chris. 1.Ghost For those people who have the "there is no fun in metal"attitude,(which we know there are way too many),screw them.Its pure cheesy satanic bubblegum pop rock with an edge and a funny gimmick (seeing pics of a satanic pope playing sax onstag...
by introclaus
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

42. Ghost - Prequelle It made my list as well, but as a devoted Steinman fan, I don't hear much of it in Ghost. They don't have the Broadway/theater tinges to their melodies the way that Steinman had in his DNA. They share more with "Bad Attitude" era Meat Loaf, I would say. Still, it's g...
by introclaus
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 89
Views: 17087

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

I am still waiting for my vinyl to arrive. No complaints from me, when you sign up for these things, your patience will be tested. An example is 3 or so years ago I donated to the Moonsorrow doco and it is still nowhere near finished. It's not the fact that you'll have to wait until it's finished -...
by introclaus
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: 2018 - Top 50 Albums

<(PART 1) (PART 2)> 25. Time, the Valuator – How Fleeting, How Fragile Progressive metal core is a style that I really can’t get 100% into … the core elements tend to scare me away most of the time, but once in a while a band will come along and kick me right where it hurts, (Syqem, The Human Abstra...
by introclaus
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 - Top 50 Albums
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

2018 - Top 50 Albums

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019. I guess that means it's time to reminisce about 2018. What an incredible year for new music! I honestly can’t remember a year where each week brought out new quality releases like this within the metal related genres, and compiling this list was a lot of work, mos...

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