Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

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Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby LASERCD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:41 pm

We started shipping a little bit early:

https://www.lasercd.com/cd/illuminated-sky

Reviews are coming in and so far they are stellar.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Postby LarryD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:15 pm

Oh man...... I,missed it by 2 days.....would have grabbed that with my other order......... No matter, ill find something else to go with it......... 8)

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Postby Chris R » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Hmmmmm....
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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Postby redredread » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:42 pm

A monster disc the guitar and vocals are insane - best trad prog metal disc of the year by the country-mile (1.60934kms) :wink:
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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Postby Mardoch » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:37 pm

Sweet! I need to get in on this one asap.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby LarryD » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:58 pm

LASERCD wrote:We started shipping a little bit early:

https://www.lasercd.com/cd/illuminated-sky

Reviews are coming in and so far they are stellar.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Postby LarryD » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 pm

I have my copy thanks to the lightning carrier striking again in record time from The Lasers Edge --

Finally, I can say WOW !!!!! If any of you remember their previous disc, which was some years ago, they have upped the game here for sure !!!! Wow again !!!!! They are armed with a new singer - and as someone else said here, the guitarist is insane. He owes royalties to Mike Romeo for sure ......... :wink:

Going to play this many, many times .......... but from the starting gate, what I'm hearing is like a mix of Symphony X (The Edge of Forever style) meets Circus Maximus (Final Chapter style) with a dash of modern day Pagan's Mind .......... how's that for powerful ???

More thoughts coming - but this is an exciting disc right off the bat. It's got that WOW factor I've been missing so some time now .........

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby LarryD » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 pm

LASERCD wrote:We started shipping a little bit early:

https://www.lasercd.com/cd/illuminated-sky

Reviews are coming in and so far they are stellar.

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Postby Sir Exar Kun » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:36 am

Going into my next order as soon as that Dreamworks Inc or whatever it was arrives..... :)
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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky now in stock

Postby Guillaume » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:29 am

LarryD wrote:I have my copy thanks to the lightning carrier striking again in record time from The Lasers Edge --

Finally, I can say WOW !!!!! If any of you remember their previous disc, which was some years ago, they have upped the game here for sure !!!! Wow again !!!!! They are armed with a new singer - and as someone else said here, the guitarist is insane. He owes royalties to Mike Romeo for sure ......... :wink:

Going to play this many, many times .......... but from the starting gate, what I'm hearing is like a mix of Symphony X (The Edge of Forever style) meets Circus Maximus (Final Chapter style) with a dash of modern day Pagan's Mind .......... how's that for powerful ???

More thoughts coming - but this is an exciting disc right off the bat. It's got that WOW factor I've been missing so some time now .........

Can't wait to hear this!!

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby Hearing Aid Man » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Finally found a sample. Check it out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXCTWxbG6oA

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby LASERCD » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:51 pm

Hearing Aid Man wrote:Finally found a sample. Check it out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXCTWxbG6oA


Its not that hard to find a sample. The entire album is streaming on our Bandcamp page:

https://lasersedge.bandcamp.com/album/t ... inated-sky

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby Hearing Aid Man » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:53 pm

Its not that hard to find a sample. The entire album is streaming on our Bandcamp page:


Thanks. My search brought up very little. Guess you need to know where to look. Didn't even know you had a bandcamp page.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby LarryD » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:07 pm

Playing this right now in New Orleans with Todd -- high volume - much goodness !!!!!! This will hit my Top 10 easily for the year......... guitarist is to die for ......... I say again, if you like your Symphony X mixed in with Circus Maximus, this is a no brainer.........

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby ToddS » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:18 pm

Listening to this as I type. This is really good. Lots of great riffs SX style. I like their previous, but the singer was a tough one. They have kicked things up here. New singer is better, though not a mind blower. Band is super talented, especially the guitarist. Lots of cool syncopated riffing. Going on the buy list.

Oh, and it's a very nice sounding disc production wise.

Track 9 playing, and that singer has some range!
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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby Man Of Much Metal » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:52 pm

My review of this disc is live on the BlogOfMuchMetal - here's the link in case anyone is interested:

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby elendil » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:08 pm

This is quite solid, very well played, & might go on my purchase list. But the band does suffer a bit from Circus Maximus syndrome in wearing their influences on their sleeves. Not the most original songs in the world, but still fun to listen to.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby LarryD » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:22 pm

elendil wrote:This is quite solid, very well played, & might go on my purchase list. But the band does suffer a bit from Circus Maximus syndrome in wearing their influences on their sleeves. Not the most original songs in the world, but still fun to listen to.


***I'm glad someone else hears the Circus Maximus as well -- but the Symphony X influences balance it well and gives it a nice mix without copying just one band ....... I'd throw in some Pagan's Mind in there as well, but I hear the two main influences as the other two bands - which, in my book, is perfect ..........

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby elendil » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:32 pm

If you're going to rely on some influences, those are good ones to have... :) And yes, I principally hear mid-period SX as well, at least in the tasty riffage.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby Guillaume » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm

If only the singer wasn't so high almost all the time.... Give them a melodic Russ or Jorn type of singer and the album would be much improved for me. Still, very good stuff indeed.

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Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

Postby Random Axe » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:10 pm

I'm likely the only one here, but I prefer the previous vocalist. I'm not connecting with this new one at all. I can hear why everyone likes it, I just can't hear why I should. I'll come back to it...


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