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by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1242

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 ***Maybe the music on the other 2 discs didn't make shine like he does here...... it seems like when they go back to that "classic" Arena sound, their singers sound so much better..... such is t...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2415

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

So this is a more "commercial" version of LoB ....... while I'm enjoying it, I'm having a hard time putting up the metal horns and headbanging to it ...... the disc doesn't get to the "metal" part of LoB until the awesome Track 8 / KIng's Reborn .....This 8:00 track could have be...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1242

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

Great to hear! I was going to buy regardless, but you may have just helped accelerate the trigger finger. "Seven Degrees" was OK, but very disappointing compared to the rest of the catalogue. "Unqiuet Sky" was much improved, but if you're saying this is even better..... Very coo...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1242

ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.

Wow !!! Just wow !!!!!! This disc could have been the make or break disc for me with this band ...... I know others are really digging their last couple of discs with Paul Manzi, but they never fully clicked with me, until now. I'm 3 songs deep into this disc and I am enjoying this to the max !!!! W...
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 3853

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

LASERCD wrote:REAL Ostura CDs on the way....



***Credit card ready....and waiting.....again. :roll: :wink:
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)

Knowing their closeness to Glenn and Glenn's being huge fan of them plus their PP involvement, I would not be surprised this pairing was Glenn's doing :) Redemption is automatic blind buy for me. I also do not listen any samples first glimpses etc. I get the album I sit down and let the whole album...
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2415

Re: Lords of Black

One pass thru the new disc - and I have to say that initially, this is not as good as LoB / II. As I'm playing the first half of the disc, that is what I thought first and foremost, that II opens up with kick ass music and stays that way thru the disc..... this new ones, opens up fairly weak, and I ...
by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2415

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Sir Exar Kun wrote:New Lords of Black video dropped today, album out in May. Once again, sounds really solid!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTwmA8a1BYw
by LarryD
Wed May 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 1066

Re: Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day (July 27, 2018)

I'm not sure what or how to feel with this. It's obviously amazing and I agree the youtube sample has the vox too low but Im sure that's not how it'll be on disc. As impactful as Nicks music has been on me over the last decade plus I was torn with a new vocalist to deliver it. i was waiting for Ray...
by LarryD
Wed May 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: More music on the way ........
Replies: 0
Views: 190

More music on the way ........

From The Lasers Edge -- LORDS OF BLACK / Icons of the New Days -- This is a given despite the fact that I didn't care for the video samples that were initially posted. This band will be a blind buy each and every time they put out a disc as long as Ronnie is singing for them. ARENA / Double Vision -...
by LarryD
Tue May 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

The Lasers Edge has the new Arena in stock ........ order placed !!!!!!
by LarryD
Sat May 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Mardoch wrote:
LarryD wrote: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.


*** same here....... :lol:
by LarryD
Sat May 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

Mardoch misunderstood the point I was trying to make about singers....... I was just explaining my post......
by LarryD
Sat May 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 860

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 y...
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 860

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 LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Arena - Double Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: New Arena - Double Vision

Is some of that heavier than their previous stuff? Is this their version of IQ's Road of Bones? (Keep in mind, I know very little about either band, but I really like Road, and I know Arena makes use of one Mr. John Mitchell. Other than that, I wandering in unknown territory here.) ***I think you'r...
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 608

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 LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 608

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

(and soooooooooo glad I'm not an audiophile :D


***it's a sickness for sure -- but the rewards are so fulfilling ......... :wink:
by LarryD
Fri May 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: So im trying out a pair of Bryston Power Amps and threw on..
Replies: 13
Views: 608

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

The Count of Tuscany by Dream Theater on vinyl....There 400 watt amps and I have them wired up to a Anthem-Preamp...Turned the volume to about 3 oclock and was blown away how good this song sounded ..SO much power and so clean and very loud. this song came across..Such a epic song and that section ...
by LarryD
Wed May 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 860

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 LarryD
Mon May 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 860

Re: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck

However, this album, while really really really good, is an acquired taste - if you are an ol’ time musical racist (lol) that can not listen to music sung in any other language but English, then by all means stay far away from it, however if you don’t mind some German languaged prog then check this...
by LarryD
Sun May 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)

Going from this teaser, the album is going to sound somewhat like that song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd7paemGmzA Which is okay with me. I did like the heaviness of the last album, but I do find myself preferring lighter fare nowadays and I love Subsignal's melodic side anyway. **** This ^^^...
by LarryD
Sun May 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone say that the singer should sing on broadway lol. The fact is that he is not a good singer, no matter how you twist and turn it. He is technically weak. Okay, you might think it’s interestinf the way he sings, but that doesn’t make it good, and that’s really the p...
by LarryD
Sun May 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 584

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 band...
by LarryD
Fri May 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)

This doesn't "sound" like typical Subsignal - but I'm buying blind and judging later....... I love this band .........
by LarryD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons of Apollo confirmed as PPUSA Friday headliner
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Sons of Apollo confirmed as PPUSA Friday headliner

The magician pulls the rabbit out of the hat once again ........ :)
by LarryD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

Skipping Dark Deceiver and Specs of Pictures??? What's WRONG with you?!? ***Well, the original idea was to re-live the glory of Metamorphosis, and to see if I could enjoy Towers of Avarice after all this time ....... the 2 Cynthesis discs are a given as I know I love those........ I'm house bound, ...
by LarryD
Wed May 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

As expected - I could not get thru the whole thing ....... I had to stop it about halfway thru. I loved the parts where Erik is singing mostly alone with some background guitar, his voice shines.....but when the technical parts kick in, I just get this cold feeling without the keyboards, and the mel...
by LarryD
Wed May 02, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

So today I pulled out Metamorphosis, Towers of Avarice, and both Cynthesis discs .......playing them in that order. Just finished Metamorphosis and I never tire of this disc ...... it sits right on the cusp of my tolerance for technical metal, but it's so damn melodic that I don't even notice......e...
by LarryD
Wed May 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush: musical stuff I'm thankful for...
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Rush: musical stuff I'm thankful for...

Beginning with the R30 show, and maybe a bit before, Geddy was starting to struggle with his voice ......I thought he did a great job of pushing it thru the R30 show, but everything I've seen after that, his voice just can't handle the notes anymore, and maybe it either grating on me or it was a bit...
by LarryD
Tue May 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

LASERCD wrote:Last week Jasun sent me some new music to check out. I won't comment beyond saying its outstanding.


***So glad he is still putting out music ........ playing Cynthesis right now ....... :!:
by LarryD
Tue May 01, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 3853

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

Playing my CD-R right now -- CD-R of the year !!!!!! When I get the real disc from The Lasers Edge I can finally say CD of the year ........ This disc is so fabulous ........ I cannot imagine anything else beating this out as #1 disc of the year for me .......... where else can you get Symphony X / ...
by LarryD
Tue May 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

Seems like that time (at least in my head, and I could find that some of these are off by a couple years) was a mini big-bang for prog metal. Zero Hour, Power of Omens, and Pain of Salvation are all (again, at least in my head) all right around the same time. Similarly, you also had more power / ne...
by LarryD
Tue May 01, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 3853

Re: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now

Same here - my copy arrived last night and I can't tell that it's a CD-R .......or at least if I didn't know it was, I would never have been able to tell otherwise......however, that doesn't mean I won't be buying a "real" disc when it comes in, and it won't stop me from playing this today...

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