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by LarryD
Mon May 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

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

The biggest difference in the change of sound was the arrival of John Mitchell.
He brought a far more metallic sound to the band.


***One of the best additions any band has made - ever.
by LarryD
Mon May 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Widek - Dream Reflection
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Widek - Dream Reflection

Funny you write this -- I just played the previous Widek disc before I read this ..... I was thinking about how good this thing was for an instrumental ..... I know he has previous outings, and I was wondering if he would put out another disc ..... you answered my question. One of the few instrument...
by LarryD
Mon May 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

I was never a big TE fan but I really enjoy this album. Excellent prog metal stuff. Vocals are better than what I recall from this band. ***Glad you're digging it Guillaume --- I know you're not a prog guy -- but I was hoping that this disc did something for you ....... Martin is bad ass, and has b...
by LarryD
Mon May 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

A couple passes thru here as well & this one already seems likely to join Between the Buried & Me for my favorite CD released in 2018. At least until Seventh wonder arrives :wink: . *** I knew you were looking forward to this one as much as I was ..... glad you're digging it ........... rig...
by LarryD
Mon May 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

How long has it been since a Tomorrow's Eve disc ?? Well, Tales from Serpentia (the great Tales of Serpentia I might add) was released in 2008 ......... :shock: :!: Ten years later, Tomorrow's Eve comes flying back with their new Mirror of Creation III disc ...... was it worth the wait ? And should ...
by LarryD
Mon May 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Wilson & Wakeman / The Sun Will Dance in It's Twilight Hour....
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Wilson & Wakeman / The Sun Will Dance in It's Twilight Hour....

If any of you recall the Wilson / Wakeman disc called "The Weirkeeper's Tale", and liked it, you will be interested to know that they have released a follow up to it called " The Sun Will Dance in It's Twilight" ........ The great Damian Wilson teams up with Adam Wakeman again fo...
by LarryD
Sun May 27, 2018 10:59 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: 769

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 was in my local metal record store a couple of weeks back and this 'live' album was playing. Don's voice totally ruined it for me, even though he apparently re-did nearly all the vocals in the studio. Really he dosen't and never had the pipes to act like a total dick and have a massive ego. *** I...
by LarryD
Sat May 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 4113

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

At CD Baby when it's a CD-R, they use to mention it. For example if you look at Néodyme - Le Guetteur. I have this and it's a CD-R like mentioned on CD Baby web site. When I look at Ostura - The Room, CD Baby says "CD" not "CD-R". It's not impossible that this could be an error ...
by LarryD
Sat May 26, 2018 2:41 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: 769

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 would ... as in “I would have been there in a heartbeat if I hadn’t actually met Don in person”... See, I never thought Lynch was all that - sure, he was good, but for me it was about the strong song material of the band and Don’s voice (which might be completely shot by now). 11-12 years ago Dok...
by LarryD
Sat May 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 4113

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

I don't think it will change the sound... It's still the same series of 1 and 0... It's a question of durability. Factory press CD are much durable. The difference is easy to see. The reading surface of factory press CD really look silver. The reading surface of a CD-R looks darker (more blue). The...
by LarryD
Sat May 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ostura: Stop what you are doing and listen now
Replies: 41
Views: 4113

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

So I bought the CD version as well as the CD-R version ....... I need to compare these on my main system to be sure, but on my "first line of defense system" I can't say that I hear much difference........ I would have to play both back to back in succession, but I play the CD-R constantly...
by LarryD
Sat May 26, 2018 2:05 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: 769

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 - an...
by LarryD
Fri May 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dreyelands - Stages
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Dreyelands - Stages

I have to say that I didn't care for this one bit .... and I played every song. Some of the songs were ok - in that the music was pretty good, but the vocals, and what I heard of the production just shot this down instantly for me.........
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

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

Just have been waiting for Ken to get one or two more new things in to pull the trigger on a new order, so I clicked over and first thing on there is the new Tomorrow's Eve. So, yeah.... Time for a new order!!! ***Funny you say that -- just ordered the T-Eve, Subsignal, Ostura and Wilson / Wakeman ...
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

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

This disc is so good ....... if you did or did not enjoy the last two Arena discs, this is a no brainer....... I plan on going back to them both, as I didn't care for either, but this one is hitting the spot nicely........ cannot stop playing this -- that's a good sign ........... "Poisoned&quo...
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2608

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Larry, if you love Ronnie's voice, he has another album that will be coming out in July with a group called Destinia. Sounds far more melodic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vsrTbstkJQ ****I did see that song - and yes, it sounded awesome ..... but I also played some of the rest of that disc, and...
by LarryD
Wed May 23, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...

I'm almost positive we have talked about this before - but I can't find anything on the board about it ..... I'm thinking that Glenn pointed out the band to me on You Tube, and I listened and didn't pursue it further....... all of those styles they incorporate into one sound would most likely turn m...
by LarryD
Tue May 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2608

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Haven't heard the new one yet, but...just got their self-titled release from 2014...just 5 songs in and so far it crushes "II". ***You and a couple of other guys like the first one better --- but to me, II is the best that this band has to offer so far, including the new one ........ I do...
by LarryD
Tue May 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Who has heard Circle of Illusion? Larry?...

Mardoch wrote:Beyond the Bridge was fantastic at PPUSA.


**** One of my most anticipated shows and one of the best I've ever seen at PP ....... Stevie was under orders not to disturb me during this show ....... :P
by LarryD
Sun May 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2608

Re: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days

Only spun it once, but I really liked what I heard. Definitely hear what you mean about more "hard rock" than "metal", which is 100% cool with me. Also worth calling out: the deluxe version is a must-own. The bonus disc has six extra tracks, including four cover tunes, plus I be...
by LarryD
Sun May 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

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

First of all, I have no idea what you are talking about with change in style over the previous two albums - both album sounds just like Arena should - no different from most other of their albums, which is a great thing. I’ve spent a lot of time with them both in the past couple of years, especiall...
by LarryD
Sat May 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: KARNATAKA / Secrets of Angels - Live DVD concert.
Replies: 1
Views: 157

KARNATAKA / Secrets of Angels - Live DVD concert.

Those of you who are fans of this band - or at least this line up of the band, will want this DVD concert in their collection for sure. Looking back at this band, they have to have the most line up changes of any band ever ..........it's impossible to keep up with what has happened to this band sinc...
by LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

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 LarryD
Fri May 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1501

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: 2608

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: 1501

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: 1501

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: 4113

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: 1236

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: 2608

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: 2608

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

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