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by LarryD
Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lords of Black / Icons of the New Days
Replies: 28
Views: 2684

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: 2684

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: 1303

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: 231

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: 853

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 853

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: 790

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: 790

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: 790

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: 1039

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: 1039

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: 1726

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: 704

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: 704

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: 1726

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: 543

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: 1648

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: 1648

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: 1648

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: 385

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: 1648

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: 4209

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: 1648

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: 4209

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: 29
Views: 1648

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: 1753

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: 1753

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: 1753

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: 29
Views: 1648

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: 29
Views: 1648

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:

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