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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: 5809

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: 30
Views: 2751

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: 5809

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...
by LarryD
Tue May 01, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

I have nevsr heard their debut Why have I never heard Zero Hour's debut when everyone says it's right up my ally with the added atmospheric keys? Must fix this *** Get the re-issue of the disc called "Metamorphosis" ...... it was re-issued in 2003 with some added in acoustic / atmospheric...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 2676

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

So I guess all my texts with attachments haven't been making it to you. I'll try "harder" I guess.


***Thank you -- that would be greatly appreciated ........... :)
by LarryD
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 2676

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

Anyone who knows me from years gone by knows that I could not stand up from my desk after reading this article this morning due to my immediate erection.


*** I haven't seen that erection in so long - it's nice to know that it's still there......... :wink:
by LarryD
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance
Replies: 28
Views: 2676

Re: LaBrie cancels PPUSA performance

Such a bad move on his part ....... and once again, someone screws over Glenn - not to mention being a headlining act. Every year this happens to him - it's almost expected at this point - and while he pulls rabbits out of hats like no other, I know it has to be so stressful to have to do so ..........
by LarryD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

I'm one of the few who think that the original Zero Hour (then re-released as Metamorphosis) is one of the best prog metal discs ever.......I still do, and when Metamorphosis was released, it was like hearing it for the first time all over again ........ I think the thick production, the keyboards, ...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

Sparky wrote:Stevie coming in 3, 2,..



***He was away this week - when he sees this, he will jump on it ........... :wink:
by LarryD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Rush: musical stuff I'm thankful for...
Replies: 4
Views: 693

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

That EXIT show I still have on VHS - and yes, it doeth suck........in audio / video quality that is .......just having By-Tor & The Snow Dog on there makes it ok for me...... I've got the show which was transferred to DVD and it still sucks quality wise, along with the re-mastered version on CD ...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 5809

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

I'll re-buy the real McCoy when Ken gets it ...... but man, someone in this band's management or someone in the band just can't get this thing right ...... it's been a choppy road just to get this music at all into our hands........maybe I haven't paid attention to this aspect of it, but I don't rem...
by LarryD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 5809

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

introclaus wrote:CD arrived - booklet is beatiful. Unfortunately it’s a cd-r, but hey ... better than not getting this amazing disc at all !


***Damn right !!!! And I'm looking forward to the booklet too ............. :!:
by LarryD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Zero Hour - The Towers of Avarice

I broke this cd out for the first time in a long time tonight......... Man, I forgot just how good this cd is. It seems pretty timeless too. It doesn't feel like it's dated....Still one of my favorites of all time!! Dusty ***Oh no Dusty !!!!! You just awakened that sleeping beast called Stevie .......
by LarryD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......

I'm batting 2.5 / 3 with this package ....... the .5 is due to Sharon's disc not being something I will come back to all the time ..... completely a mood thing. But when I want to hear her just sing without WT in the background, I can come back to this disc ........ The other two are doing well for ...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

Well - Happy Birthday to us !!!! I changed this to a standard post so it's going to disappear soon ........ See you again next year !!!!! :)
by LarryD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......

I’m really enjoying the Hekz too! Some of the music is a bit more straightforward at times and they seemed to make a conscious effort to focus on the melodies. The second track and some parts of the album seem more commercial in a way, but at the same time the complexity and performances are turned...
by LarryD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Saw " A Quiet Place " in the movies........
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Saw " A Quiet Place " in the movies........

My daughter treated me to a movie the other day, and it was A Quiet Place....... I won't put any spoilers in here in case someone is got it on their radar, but if you are into monster / innovative movies, this one would do you well ...... go look up the trailers on You Tube, and you will get the ide...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

@LarryD prog metal names? Burst, East of the Wall, Sculptured, In Vain, SikTh, Vektor, Subterranean Masquerade, Journal, Persefone, Textures, uneXpect, Martyr, maudlin of the Well, Orphaned Land, Disillusion, The Faceless.... ***Most of those bands are talked about around here -- there are 2 on the...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 38
Views: 4886

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

On a semi-related note, I was listening to some Ayreon yesterday and I submit that it should be international law that Arjen record and mix every album of any consequence for years to come. The guy is just a multi-faceted genius. ***Based on what Arjen said for his 10-minute monolugue, he would dis...
by LarryD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

Very solid disc indeed. To me, it sounded a little more tightly composed than the last album.... A little less experimental.... But it still works 100% for me. The vocals, to me, are actually improved over Caerus, or at the very least mixed a little better so they aren't quite so dominating. And ye...
by LarryD
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 5809

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

The interesting thing about this is -- at first, when this was released, you could only stream it. Now, it's being sold on CD baby, and you can only buy the disc, you can't download the MP3s.....little bit of weirdness there, but this dinosaur wants the CD anyway. I also read that each song comes wi...
by LarryD
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 5809

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

Just ordered mine !!!!!!! Thanks bro !!!!!!! It's on the way --- now I can call it CD of the year instead of Stream of the year !!!!!!! Awesome ........
by LarryD
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

Such a shame to read some of this ...... his performance on the Ayreon show was absolutely stunning........ I'm not sure why they didn't get Russ Allen back for the show, but this guy is more than a worthy replacement for him, and I was mesmerized just watching him .......great, great singer.......
by LarryD
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

I'm kind of in no-man's land, for whatever reason per there doesn't exactly seem to be an organized community for my biggest passion; progressive college rock (or to some, "new prog," "indie prog," "alt prog," etc, etc). So I'm kind of left to try to connect with diffe...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

While the production is top notch, I sure wish they would have used different packaging. It comes in a cardboard case without prongs which tends to scratch the CD each time you pull it out. Also, cd's can easily fall out once the top opening expands. I hate this type of packaging!!! :evil: Now I re...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

HEKZ / Invicta......

I've been spending time with this disc - and trying to compare it to the great Caerus, their last disc. I should stop and just enjoy this for what it is, as it sounds like the next logical step from Caerus in a different way. They seem to have dropped some of the drama for the more melodic / song ap...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

I checked out Legacy on You tube as Glenn pointed out - and it's not what I was looking for ........while he is a great singer, he is quite different in PM ..... much more high pitched and polished .... I was hoping for a more Russ Allen type style he was doing with Ayreon - but that is a testament ...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

Harvester wrote:He didn't join the group till 2014. "Legacy" was released in 2015 and "Gravity" comes out next month.

Thus, your old ass can use youtube or spotify like the rest of it.

And yes, suck it.

G.


***Aaaah, music to my ears. :wink:
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Question about Praying Mantis - for you AoR people....

I've watched the Ayreon Universe bluray - and John Jaycee Cuijpers absolutely blew me away with his performances........ my questions are: - Is Praying Mantis still together ? - Does he still sing for them ? - Which Praying Mantis disc should I check out to hear him at his best ? Now before you guys...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 38
Views: 4886

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

Just saw something really disappointing to me by reading the back cover of the Blu-ray... Actual Fantasy album: Abbey Of Synn [9:34] Computer Eyes [7:31] The Best Of Live concert: Abbey Of Synn [4:17] Computer Eyes [4:34] :cry: *** I didn't put that part in my "bitches" part of my post ab...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 38
Views: 4886

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I finally got to watch this last night in it's entirety !!!!! Someone had posted previously that the set list felt choppy and uneven - and I went back to see who said that and it was Sir Exar Kun. I felt the same way - The first 20-30 minutes or so felt just sort of -- there. It felt choppy, uneven,...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Yes - this board is now 14 years old .......

Every year I like to bring out the fact that this board is officially one year older than the last .... bringing it to 14 years old. Sorry I didn't bring it up earlier, but my broken ankle has just been too distracting for me to think about anything else......... Now, as we all know -- the Perpetual...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......

I bit and ordered this one after hearing the album teaser on youtube. The vocalist sounded much improved to me in the fact that every snipet seemed to have awesome melody lines (some were iffy on the previous cd). I thought Caesar was one of those CD's that was almost there for me. A band which wou...
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Sharon den Adel - My Indigo. Her solo disc......

Female vox over.mellow new age electronic music ? I'm already very interested even before clicking these links (as yall know just add a prog thrash feel and it's what I do to the above) Those links are incredible... Yep...Will be getting this ***Chris, I think the whole disc is there on You Tube .....
by LarryD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Little haul in from The Lasers Edge .......

I couldn't resist grabbing these from TLE after seeing them there on the web site ....... SHARON DEN ADEL / My Indigo - Sharon branches off from Within Temptation and puts out a solo disc filled with folk, pop, electronica background and general story telling type disc......see my other post on the ...

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