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by introclaus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds

So this seems like a good place for my first post... Are you familiar with For All We Know? Wudstik is the vocalist and a bunch of other prog musicians like Leo Maragarit and Kristoffer Gildenlow are in the band. Its not the most original stuff but man, Wudstik's voice is really something else. I d...
by introclaus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds

BC wrote:The Ayreon album in question is 01011001. The Binary Album is also an acceptable alternative.

Why do you guys do this to me?


Do what?

That album title will forever stand as one of the stupidest ever because no one in their sound mind will be able to remember it :)
by introclaus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Maiden United - Empire of the Clouds

One word: breathtaking! I love this band and especially the first two albums. The third one was “meh”... The fact that it’s not Damien Wilson singing on the new album almost steered me away from picking it up, but I’m so glad I gave it a shot. This is a 1-song-in-4-parts album (plus 3 live versions ...
by introclaus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: 2018 So Far

I've bought less than average so far this year, but it's all been really good stuff. Seems I've got a lot of crossover with Claus. Ihsahn's newest is another absolute gutpunch of a meaningful album. I could talk about Arcana Imperii and Twin Black Angels for hours. Between the Buried and Me's Autom...
by introclaus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Night Flight Orchestra - new single
Replies: 1
Views: 80

The Night Flight Orchestra - new single

Lovers in the Rain
https://youtu.be/f7zcmpdg0so

Really awesome tune. Probably listened 20+ times already this morning. Love it.
Played it for my 7-year old son in the car. His first comment was "They sound like ABBA". And yes, sure enough, this song is definitely ABBA inspired.

c.
by introclaus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2018 So Far
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: 2018 So Far

Great post - yes, this year has been full of very good releases - and a few exceptional ones; Good Tiger - so far this is album of the year - ultra commercial prog metal / djent-lite Amorphis Angelus Apatrida Arena - top 5 Candlemass Gazpacho Ghost Graveyard Grayceon - top 5 Hago Ihsahn Kaisers Bart...
by introclaus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vacation?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Vacation?

Guillaume wrote: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 ...
by introclaus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vacation?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Vacation?

What’s going on?
by introclaus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Widek - Dream Reflection

Shit, two guys from a country not called USA playing music somewhat similar to each other - they obviously must be one and the same!

Lol ;)
by introclaus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SUBSIGNAL / La Muerta ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: SUBSIGNAL / La Muerta ..... first thoughts.

Sorry to be the Debbie downer, but I can't be the only one who wishes this band would do more of the heavier edge proggy stuff like the track Tempest from the last CD. I like all their stuff, but I really freak on their stuff with more chunk. Unfortunately, this one seemed quite light after the int...
by introclaus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Amorphis - Queen of Time
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Amorphis - Queen of Time

I'm looking forward to hearing this one -- I'm not excited about the fact that Gaz said there are more growls than ever - but so far to this point, I've been able to handle them..... there is something about this band that I really love, although it's way out of the norm for me........ Glenn got me...
by introclaus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

LarryD wrote:
introclaus wrote:Meh, that didn’t do anything for me - and neither did the singer ... pretty bland.


***And I'm the grumpy old man of the board ? :?: :lol:


Not grumpy, just voicing my opinion.

So, if I say I don’t like something I’m grumpy? Okay, I’ll only state positive opinions from now on lol
by introclaus
Thu May 31, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

Meh, that didn’t do anything for me - and neither did the singer ... pretty bland.
by introclaus
Thu May 31, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Amorphis - Queen of Time
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Amorphis - Queen of Time

This album is close to blowing my mind. Amorphis 13th album and this is as good as they have ever done if not better. Easily their most progressive and adventurous album to date, but also the most growls since their early full on death metal era. Producer Jens Bogren has really pushed them to the n...
by introclaus
Sat May 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the U

I'm in a really bad mood today -- so I ask the question, does anyone actually care about Dokken anymore ? Not trying to be funny, I really mean that ........ so if Dokken came to a certain area, would anyone here go to the show ? :?: I was a big Dokken fan in the 80s, mostly due to George Lynch - a...
by introclaus
Sat May 26, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Not many bands are able to release outputs w 4 different singers and still sound the same. Kudos to Pointer and Nolan for their vision with this band. I was thinking of this when I read an article where the bassist of Riot explained that they now are on the fifth singer and that’s why they changed n...
by introclaus
Sat May 26, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the USA!
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: Dokken: After "Live 1981" recorded in 1983 we now get "Return To The East Live" recorded more than the half in the U

Not to mention that the original “Beast from the East” live album 25 years or so ago hardly was live ... (that said, it’s still the best compilation of amazing Dokken songs).
by introclaus
Sat May 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

This is still going strong, and I've played it now about 5 times all the way through ........ I thought it was a bit on the short side, but I see the total time is 55:00 - yet another 20 minute song or Part 2 of the first 23:00 song would have done nicely ?? The disc almost has a dark feel to it .....
by introclaus
Fri May 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Problem is that Seventh Wonder doesn't do "dramatic prog" as well as they do "happy prog" in my opinion! So with that in mind, I prefer their happy prog. If you feel that they are better at dramatic stuff, then I understand your opinion. Obviously I think you're wrong, but that'...
by introclaus
Fri May 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

I thought "Victorious" was a sub-par song for these guys, but the new single "Tiara's Song" is really good. Reminds me of the "Waiting in the Wings" happy prog style .. *** do....not.....want......Happy Prog Style.........me......want........dramatic Prog Style with se...
by introclaus
Fri May 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

About time ... I've told you so many times that Manzi is amazing, yet you refused to listen ;P
by introclaus
Fri May 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

I thought "Victorious" was a sub-par song for these guys, but the new single "Tiara's Song" is really good. Reminds me of the "Waiting in the Wings" happy prog style ..
by introclaus
Tue May 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

LarryD wrote:The Lasers Edge has the new Arena in stock ........ order placed !!!!!!


Nice! Me too ...
by introclaus
Sat May 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Mardoch misunderstood the point I was trying to make about singers....... I was just explaining my post...... No, I was responding to Claus' dislike of Night at the Opera. He and I have some hilariously far apart opinions on these things and they just amuse me greatly. That’s the great thing about ...
by introclaus
Sat May 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

What I was referring to was not the specific album by Blind Guardian - but I was using that as a time frame for comparison ..... Claus is saying that the Kaiser dude sounds better here than he did in Ivanhoe .... I'm saying that he doesn't ...... using Hansi Kursch as a comparison ....... so close ...
by introclaus
Fri May 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

*** You already know my feelings on this ...... :wink: After more listen - I still deem that the lyrics don't cut it in German for me, and the singer is just wrong for this type of music ....... I didn't care for him in Ivanhoe, so no way he is going to cut it here..........put those two items toge...
by introclaus
Fri May 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

Man, the crowds in the LaBrie thread and this one are TOUGH. I dunno...if you can't get anything out of 6 Degrees, Train of Thought, or Octavarium...I guess I'd argue that your tastes obviously wandered elsewhere, because it wasn't like there was a drop in quality after Scenes...in fact, they acqui...
by introclaus
Fri May 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

Chris R wrote:This was the song that basicly made me love Dream Theater again after 2 not so good releases...

(Virtual)Scott Mosher said it best...that song was the song most of us had been wanting and waiting for Dream Theater to write for 15 years(to me this was the best song since Home from Scenes)..


Agreed!
by introclaus
Fri May 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..

1) dang .. those amps are like $2500 and up to $15k - someone got a nice tax return huh? ;) 2) count of Tuscany is a great tune. It’s interesting how Dream theater never seem to disappoint when they write those long 10+ minute epics, but their shorter songs (especially towards the second half of the...
by introclaus
Wed May 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Did anyone try it out? I’m really in awe of how good this album is. *** You already know my feelings on this ...... :wink: After more listen - I still deem that the lyrics don't cut it in German for me, and the singer is just wrong for this type of music ....... I didn't care for him in Ivanhoe, so...
by introclaus
Wed May 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Did anyone try it out? I’m really in awe of how good this album is.
by introclaus
Sun May 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Any album going by the title “masterpiece” (albeit in German) gotta be pretty damn good or pretty damn full of itself ... In this case I’m happy to report that the first situation is at hand. A band made up of members and ex-members from such bands as dreamscape, Ivanhoe, subsignal and Vanden Plas w...
by introclaus
Sun May 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

I think that the vocals are certainly an acquired taste ....... some people think he should be singing on Broadway, and others think that he shouldn't be trying to hit those high notes.....most of the reviews I've read fall into the high note category....... I'd be one of the first to dismiss a ban...
by introclaus
Sun May 06, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

Good afternoon fellow PMer's, Here's my take on this album for anyone interested... https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/05/02/hekz-invicta-album-review/ Cheers! Matt Thanks Matt, Your reviews has a tendency to make me go back to albums I dismissed at first and pay attention to those things you pointed ...
by introclaus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception back with classic line-up!
Replies: 19
Views: 1374

Re: Conception back with classic line-up!

Physical CD single, CD EP and vinyl ordered!

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