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by LarryD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......

AllMediaReviews wrote:the new Orphaned Land is good, but I'm not ready to say it's better than Mabool.


***Same here -- I just think OrWarrior is the best one and I know I'm in the minority.......
by LarryD
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Mark wrote:Just played disc 1 and THIS IS AWESOME. I couldn't be happier. I love Fates - and am partial to Ray's era - and this is just another reason why.


***Cool !!!! Disc 1 is awesome - but Disc 2 (to me) is super awesome ........ What a great job these guys did with these songs, especially Ray.
by LarryD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Are Claus and I the only two guys that have heard this thing ???? if you are a Fates fan, this is essential ............
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......

I'll admit, I haven't actually heard any of your top three albums yet. There's been so much to get through, and prog metal has been getting shunted to the back of the line a lot of the time. ***Well, you're not a prog dude, so it makes sense....... but, you should give Ostura a listen. It's got the...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Just got to the Prog Power extra DVD included with this set, and the video difference is night and day compared to the Amsterdam show. Wow !!!!! This is what the whole show should have looked like...... the standard def at PP is astoundingly good......... there are so many reasons for us to sit her...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Just got to the Prog Power extra DVD included with this set, and the video difference is night and day compared to the Amsterdam show. Wow !!!!! This is what the whole show should have looked like...... the standard def at PP is astoundingly good......... there are so many reasons for us to sit here...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Regardless of what we think of the set list, or what we think of the sound, or the artwork, or whatever bitches we can come up with ......... I just got to Disc 1, and Ray Alder is just tearing it up ....... if this is the last FW live disc, or even studio disc, Ray is going out with a bang....... h...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

ToddS wrote:Good idea to split the thread, but my last Haken post didn’t survive the cut. :x


***Thought I got them all in....... I thought the last one was about how shocked you were that I enjoyed the video quailty ...... :?:
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

Right, I understand that it’s recorded at various locations but you would think that in the final mastering they’d at least get the overall volume level evened out?! Either way, you make a good point with “how much are you willing to tolerate”: my conclusion is that as for listening to the songs in...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

I still stand by my comments, now having listened multiple times to the full album; it’s a wonderful selection of amazing songs, performed by one of my favorite bands of all time, delivering top notch performances, but unfortunately given a subpar production value that this live album didn’t deserv...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Same here - wanted to give Haken their own space as I'm sure lots of people are going to be talking about this one for some time ...... I'll keep yakking about this one until I finish up all of the CDs and DVD shows in the set ........ In addition, to start off the Haken thread, here is what they h...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....

Same here - wanted to give Haken their own space as I'm sure lots of people are going to be talking about this one for some time ...... I'll keep yakking about this one until I finish up all of the CDs and DVD shows in the set ........ In addition, to start off the Haken thread, here is what they ha...
by LarryD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......

I didn't think it was right to keep both the Fates and Haken live show in one post - so I'm splitting them up to make it easier to read. Didn't make sense to have to sift through tons of Haken talk to find some scoop on the Fates discs....... so have at it !!!!!


***Bump.
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Larry, I’m shocked you think the video is excellent on the Haken show. :shock: The Amsterdam part anyway. That review didn’t sound like excellent. Seriously If you were able to watch this on the projector it should be quite obvious about video quality. There is a vast difference between the 2 shows...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

GaetanL wrote:Am I missing something or Fates Warning is only a double CD release (no DVD)?


*** CD only ..... :(
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning / Live Over Europe CD......
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Onto the Fates Warning CD ........ I went right to the 2nd CD of this set ...... and right to The Eleventh Hour which is probably my favorite FW song of all time, and Parallels being my fav FW disc as well ........ then I started from the beginning of Disc 2, and played it right through once --- as ...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

That all said -- let this show unfold. By the time they get to The Architect, the AquaMedley, and finally Visions ....... you will forget anything negative I've said in my previous post, and Haken will once again own you whether or not you want that to happen ...... this is why these guys are the &q...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Very, very first thoughts on the Haken DVD. It's a full show shot in Amsterdam, and right off the bat this doesn't seem like the right venue to shoot your first DVD. The ceilings are low, limiting the light show. Everything bounces off the ceilings. Let's get the bitches out of the way first. The ca...
by LarryD
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HAKEN / L-1ive CD / DVD concert.....
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Fates Warning & Haken Live CDs / DVDs .....

Just got my Fates and Haken discs in the mail thanks to The Lasers Edge -- just opened the Haken first, and will fire up the live show and see what's up. Cool double cd / dvd box set - nice artwork. Don't care for the set list much, but we all have our thoughts on what bands should play on their dvd...
by LarryD
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 530

My Top 3 so far - and some other thoughts.......

I've got so much time to play and check out music lately it's not even funny - it evens becomes tedious after awhile if that makes sense. Having an injury that keeps you home dictates that you do one of two things - play music or watch TV. I've opted for the music, and luckily this has been a stella...
by LarryD
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Now this is humbling - and cool - even if it is Dave Grohl.....
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Now this is humbling - and cool - even if it is Dave Grohl.....

I have on Blu-ray the Rush documentary "Beyond The Lighted Stage". If I remember correctly the band said that without Neil Peart this is the end of Rush... So if it's still true, this might be the end... ***I remember that segment - and also remember Grohl and Jack Black being on the blur...
by LarryD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1512

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

Based on Uncle Claus' suggestion that I go back and check out the previous two Paul Manzi discs, I played "The Unquiet Sky" and "The Seventh Degree" back to back-- after playing "Double Vision" ........ "Double Vision" blows those two others away ...... hands...
by LarryD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: ARENA / Double Vision ..... first thoughts.
Replies: 30
Views: 1512

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

Based on Uncle Claus' suggestion that I go back and check out the previous two Paul Manzi discs, I played "The Unquiet Sky" and "The Seventh Degree" back to back-- after playing "Double Vision" ........ "Double Vision" blows those two others away ...... hands ...
by LarryD
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....

Larry: Sola would be the one you should try your hands/ears on ... it’s the heaviest and most progressive of the bunch. The Light is basically a heavier Genesis, not much hard rock to it if that’s what you’re looking for. SMPTe is the first Transatlantic disc and it was really unique for its time (...
by LarryD
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Now this is humbling - and cool - even if it is Dave Grohl.....
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Now this is humbling - and cool - even if it is Dave Grohl.....

With so many egos, attitudes and shitheads out there in the music world, it's nice to see someone come out and say this about Neil Peart: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/would-dave-grohl-replace-neil-peart-in-rush/ And I agree -- I think there would be a lot of people trying to kick his ass if so ....
by LarryD
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....

Neal Morse is an incredible songwriter who seem to get better and better with the years. I don't think there's anyone more prolific - like it's not even close. The MOUNTAIN of great material he's written over the years is hard to wrap your brain around... I have a hard time chosing favorites from h...
by LarryD
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....

I didn’t get the dvd or Blu-ray as I hardly ever have time to sit down uninterrupted and watch a full show .... " ***That comment makes me want to resurrect my " why I love concert dvds so much " post ...... but, that said, I never want to be in a position where I don't have time to ...
by LarryD
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....

Sparky wrote:It's almost identical to the previous blu-ray (Alive Again), but that's not a bad thing. This band absolutely KILLS.


*** The Alive Again bluray isn't the Similitude show though, right ?
by LarryD
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Neal Morse - Similitude Live in Tilburg 2017 bluray....

Yes it's finally here !!!!!! The bluray of the show ...........Cannot wait to get this one in my hands........

This year just keeps on getting better and better !!!!!!!!

https://www.lasercd.com/dvd/similitude- ... 17-blu-ray
by LarryD
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Zero Hour and Cynthesis members "A Dyeing Planet"
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Zero Hour and Cynthesis members "A Dyeing Planet"

Right up my atmospheric alley !!!!! Excellent !!!!!!
by LarryD
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Xenoverse- smooth as silk prog rock/metal
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Xenoverse- smooth as silk prog rock/metal

Now you're talking my language .......... :)
by LarryD
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Alien Weaponry
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Alien Weaponry

This isn't just a prog forum -- you know I love Loreena McKennitt. Keep em coming ............. :wink:
by LarryD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

I forgot to mention this band You didn't forget to mention this band... You forgot you mentioned this band... :wink: I still refer to the email you sent me long time ago about your favorites neo-prog albums... Shadowland - "Through the Looking Glass" is in the list... ***My aging memory b...
by LarryD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

I only discovered this band once they put out the box set a few years ago re-issuing all the CDs and live album. I bought it blind based on the names involved. Not sure how I missed out on these guys back in the day, but this is definitely a good find for anyone digging into the genre. I've never h...
by LarryD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: The neo-prog journey countinues... Shadowland...

This post, and especially the Strangers in a Train post, brings back so many memories of Neo-Prog gone by. The great Erik Welty first got me into Neo-Prog, I'd say around 1995 or so, and then Ken picked up the ball and ran with it for me ........ and still does, even though those years will never be...

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