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by LarryD
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Sparky wrote:As I've said elsewhere, Evergrey's Solitude, Dominance, and Tragedy re-master sounds great, compared to the original.


***Definitely on my re-master to buy list ..... thanks for the reminder !!!!!
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

while re-masters are often just about adding a layer of sheen that doesn't fix much . ***Even though I'm all for good re-masters, I agree with all of your thoughts on the facts of the re-master and the difference between it and a re-mix ......I also agree with your cool description of a layer of sh...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

The post about re-masters ....... good or bad ?

Ok, so after all the talk about the Arena / The Visitor re-master, I thought it would be cool to start a post just on the concept of re-mastered discs alone, as I can see there is a good separation of those who do and those who don't ....... So the quick definition of a re-master is: Remaster (also ...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

At the risk of appearing like I'm trying to make everyone shell out $20 for "The Visitor" .... I should write my post on re-masters and take it out of this thread. I am in agreement with everything everyone says about a re-master. There are good ones, and unnecessary ones. I don't think th...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music... (other albums of the 80s also accepted)
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

Re: 1988: More metal bands starting to add a progressive element to their music...

I agree on pretty much what everyone said here -- although I have no problem getting into another " what is / was prog and what is / wasn't " ....... :) I love those posts..... I think I love it more when I read someone write - " here we go again with the Progressive debate " ......
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - the best ever.

At a time when there is so much music out there this year, for some reason I pulled out the Tyranny disc - and just stopped and thought about what a great disc this is, and how timeless it is ..... I know Digital Man will back me up here, but when I hear this, I think that this has to be the most be...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

I n general I think remastered are fine if we are talking about an album that didn’t sound too great to begin with because of how it was done first (ehmmm Nevermore), or because of age (the Deathrow album), but something fairly new that already sounded great in the first place such as the Arena disc...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Random Dream Theater thought
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Random Dream Theater thought

It took me a while to get into DT, actually. A roommate had I&W and Awake, and I was "meh" on them because I disliked keyboards. ***Ouch -- that hurts .......... :wink: NP: Shadow Gallery / Tyranny - because of the keyboards...... :wink: ( desert island disc - matter of fact, make it ...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Axios - Erased
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Axios - Erased

Patrick !!!!! Welcome back !!!!! Good to see you again ...............
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: A prediction that didn't come true
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: A prediction that didn't come true

While listening to Angra's _OMNI_ today (don't bother), I distinctly recollected a discussion on the old board back when Angra split in half. Most of us were bemoaning the split, but someone interjected to say that out of one great band would come two great bands. Well, that didn't work out, did it...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 37
Views: 2119

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

As I was gazing at the 30 songs or so on this monster, I stopped at #19 and just stood in amazement, when I saw "Computer Eyes" listed......I'm not sure I can wait to get thru the whole DVD as this is my favorite song off Actual Fantasy -- speaking of which, Actual Fantasy is listed, but ...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live
Replies: 37
Views: 2119

Re: Ayreon Universe - The Best Of Live

I know some of us already have this beast in our hands - but I have not played mine yet. I wanted to hear some thoughts ahead of time to stoke me, but I don't see anyone posting on it yet ...... The Lasers Edge put this bad boy in my hands almost instantly upon release, and I just wanted to stare at...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

Like Claus is surprised about hearing crickets on that classic thrash band he posted on -- I'm double surprised that no one is biting on this one either....... one of the great Neo-Prog classics of all time ......and no one cares about the re-master ? I think we've done it before, but I'm going to r...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: Deathrow - Deception Ignored ... 2018 remaster

introclaus wrote:No comments from anyone?
I would have thought that on a board of old assholes like me and y’all (LOL) that a 30 year old classic like this would have everyone come out of the woodworks... guess not! :)


**** You know me -- old, yes. Thrash, no. :(
by LarryD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Random Dream Theater thought
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Random Dream Theater thought

I'll agree with those thoughts ...... I still remember the feeling when I bought I&W and put it in the player for the first time ..... I thought I'd discovered the concept of magic...... I was heavily into QR, FW and Crimson Glory at the time, but when I heard I&W for the first time, I could...
by LarryD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ayreon - And the druids turned to stone (live)
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Ayreon - And the druids turned to stone (live)

Sir Exar Kun wrote:Anxiously awaiting this to arrive. Don't want to watch anything before hand as I know this will be a magical DVD experience.


^^^^^ THIS !!!!!
by LarryD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

I played about half of this disc on You tube ...... the music was fantastic, but the singer is just a bit much for me .......much to heavy on the accent, ans sometimes the powerful music just simply overpowers him..... it feels like a discussion we would all have back in 1998-2002 with the slew of I...
by LarryD
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

Yes, yes, yes...once again this board comes up trumps. This is fantastic, so much so that I have tracked the band down & sent them a message asking if I can get hold of a promo to review it. This needs a wider audience. It may not be the most original music out there, but I love the vibe of thi...
by LarryD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: COLLIBUS - Trusting The Illusion
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: COLLIBUS - Trusting The Illusion

I played a couple of tunes - and while I enjoyed the first one, I didn't care for the second one ...... I seem to enjoy the female singers more in a "Goth" setting than I do in a strictly straight or power metal act..... I'm not sure why that is. I know some of these women have great voice...
by LarryD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

I merged the posts ...... if I remember correctly, I checked this out on YouTube, and thought the music was fantastic ..... but I also thought that the singer had bit much of an Italian accent ? Am I right and did anyone else feel this way ?
by LarryD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Galahad so far...
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Galahad so far...

Thanks for the scoop - I'd been wondering about this release for some time, but was hesitant to pull the plug on it ...... seems as though each release is getting less interesting.......have to go back in time for the good stuff it seems........
by LarryD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Kino!
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: new Kino!

[quote="Man Of Much Metal"]Hey chaps & chapesses! Here's my review in case anyone would like to know my deepest thoughts about this album... https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/21/kino-radio-voltaire-album-review/ In short, it's a bit hit and miss for me. **** You must be dead inside to...
by LarryD
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Mile Marker Zero - have we talked about these guys before?!?
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Mile Marker Zero - have we talked about these guys before?!?

https://mmzofficial.bandcamp.com/album/the-5th-row Take Rush, a bit of Coheed, big chops, some big hooks, throw it all at a bunch of good tunes, and - yeah. They're GOOD. Larry, isn't New Haven in your neck of the woods? ***New Haven is about 2 hrs south of me -- but you couldn't pay me to go there...
by LarryD
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Kino!
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: new Kino!

Why is it I don't like John Mitchell in anything but Arena ? And the guy is one of my favorite guitarists ...... outside of Arena, nothing he does clicks with me ......
by LarryD
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kiss Of Death
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Kiss Of Death

I vote for Vanden Plas' version ......... :)
by LarryD
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Evergrey - SDT re-master
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Evergrey - SDT re-master

Maybe I slept on this, but I didn't realize this was a thing. It is CRAZY how much detail they've pulled out of these tunes. Sometimes I think re-masters are cash-grabs, but this isn't one of them. ***I was hoping that someone was going to come along and talk about this one ......and I'm surprised ...
by LarryD
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

Re: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

They will play this album entirely... http://www.arenaband.co.uk/arena-double-vision-tour-2018/ *** Of course they are..... I'd forgotten about that show....... they just couldn't add a few more dates in the US for us, could they ......... I'd say I would make that road trip, but things are crazy r...
by LarryD
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Lords of Black

This song did absolutely nothing for me ........ but I'll certainly wait for the disc to judge completely ....... I was expecting a power house song to hit us first, not the "single" or one of their lesser songs ....... Ronnie still sounds as awesome as ever though ........
by LarryD
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Lords of Black

Chris R wrote:
LarryD wrote:
introclaus wrote:I tried ... I really did! I just don’t like his voice.


***Ronnie hater ..... :wink:

Heh

I can't ever bitch about someone not liking vocals because of what some say is my irrational dislike of Jon Arch's vocals



*** + 1.
by LarryD
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

ARENA / The Visitor - remastered.......WOW !!!!!

I didn't even know this was in the works .... thanks to Ken tipping me off to this one. Grabbed this one immediately from The Lasers Edge for $20. It's worth every penny imo. I'm a chump for two things : 1) Concept disc 2) Remasters (that are well done). Count "The Visitor" as one in the w...
by LarryD
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: It's easy to forget Star One...
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: It's easy to forget Star One...

I'm in the camp that the first one blows away the second one ........ I never listen to the second one ..............
by LarryD
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Lords of Black

introclaus wrote:I tried ... I really did! I just don’t like his voice.


***Ronnie hater ..... :wink:
by LarryD
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2675

Re: New Kamelot single

The issue I have with Tommylot is that they're too cozy in that spot. It's not bad. It's just not different enough from the past to make me care. But hey, if it works for the business.../shrug. ***I would guess that this is the way that most people might feel at this stage of the game ...... I coul...
by LarryD
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 2675

Re: New Kamelot single

Just some quick thoughts .......good or bad......... - It's Haven Part 2 - Tommy stills sounds like Khan; I guess that's the way they want it. - It's Kamelot. - It's a bit more industrial sounding, or at least the guitars sound it. - Sad that only Thom remains of the original lineup. - It's Kamelot....
by LarryD
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hekz - Invicta - April 20
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Hekz - Invicta - April 20

Hearing Aid Man wrote:
The vocals are quite unique.


I thought the new samples sounded a lot tamer vocally than the last couple releases, but maybe I just knew what was coming.

...but then again I think Larry likes them? :P


*** yes indeed...... Larry doeth love their last disc.........awesome...........

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