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by LarryD
Mon May 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kaiser’s Bart - Meister5tuck
Replies: 19
Views: 455

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: 12
Views: 1144

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: 361

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: 361

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: 12
Views: 1144

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: 266

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: 816

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: 816

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: 816

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: 181

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: 816

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: 35
Views: 2730

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: 816

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: 35
Views: 2730

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: 816

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: 884

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: 884

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: 884

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: 816

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: 816

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: 181

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: 35
Views: 2730

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: 35
Views: 2730

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: 29
Views: 816

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: 322

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: 526

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: 322

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: 175

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: 526

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: 37
Views: 2143

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: 361

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: 35
Views: 2730

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: 35
Views: 2730

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: 295

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: 526

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...

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