Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......

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Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......

Postby LarryD » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:59 pm

Well, not really ....... its coming out September 22nd but hopefully it will come out in time for Prog Power .... why you ask ? Because last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Ken Golden and he played the Daydream XI for me and it was excellent !!!!!!! I am putting up a link to a You Tube video that will give you an idea of what to expect, but this is without the vocals ....... the vocalist, imo, is a huge part of this extravangaza. I commented to Ken - " no one is making prog metal music like this anymore" .... and he agreed........

What I'm hearing is like a cross between Angra / Haken / and modern prog metal ........ I hear Angra all over the place, but I hear (don't gasp) Lynch Mob (Oni Logan) in the vocal dept .... the dude has a bluesy, gritty, soulful if you will voice .... which is superb.

Go hear and check out an instrumental version of the new disc ................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQvVifcAdL8


Then go here and put the vocals to the music ...............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YDwYBwSIuE



Or you could go here and see 2 videos of the new stuff ..........

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/thre ... n.1159276/




Overall, the disc blew me away ...... and if Glenn had to replace Sunburst with someone, this is going to excite just as much .......... Prog Heads unite !!!!!!!

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Postby Sir Exar Kun » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:40 am

What I'm hearing is like a cross between Angra / Haken / and modern prog metal ........ I hear Angra all over the place, but I hear (don't gasp) Lynch Mob (Oni Logan) in the vocal dept .... the dude has a bluesy, gritty, soulful if you will voice .... which is superb.


I am all over this one...... And nice call on the Oni Logan reference!!!!
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Postby dwhitt » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:23 pm

The singer is a big draw for me. I really like his tone and delivery. I look forward to seeing these guys. Sunburst was number one on my list this year, but these guys have the potential to soften the blow a bit in their absence.

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Re: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......

Postby Digital Man » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:57 pm

dwhitt wrote:The singer is a big draw for me. I really like his tone and delivery. I look forward to seeing these guys. Sunburst was number one on my list this year, but these guys have the potential to soften the blow a bit in their absence.


You're coming to PP? Cool! We'll have to introduce you to the Room Of Death. Be afraid, very afraid.

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Postby dwhitt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:19 pm

You're coming to PP? Cool! We'll have to introduce you to the Room Of Death. Be afraid, very afraid.


Yep, I'll be there with the family.

I've always been afraid of you guys. That's the reason I stopped coming to the shows.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone...even if it involves a "Room of Death"

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Postby Guillaume » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:49 pm

dwhitt wrote:
You're coming to PP? Cool! We'll have to introduce you to the Room Of Death. Be afraid, very afraid.


Yep, I'll be there with the family.

I've always been afraid of you guys. That's the reason I stopped coming to the shows.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone...even if it involves a "Room of Death"


Hey!!! Will be great to finally meet you Doug! Remember when we were trading tapes? You were one of my first tape traders, and one of the greatest because your stuff had great sound quality , which was not the case for everyone...

See you in the Room Of Death indeed and so you'll meet the weird family, including the fucking Frenchies of Death! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby ToddS » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:08 pm

Really looking forward to this one. I pre-ordered the HD version from Lasers's Bandcamp page. Very cool that Ken signed them.

Will be great seeing you and the family Doug.
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Postby dwhitt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:58 pm

Guillaume wrote:
Hey!!! Will be great to finally meet you Doug! Remember when we were trading tapes? You were one of my first tape traders, and one of the greatest because your stuff had great sound quality , which was not the case for everyone...

See you in the Room Of Death indeed and so you'll meet the weird family, including the fucking Frenchies of Death!


I definitely remember all the tape trading. Spent a lot of time transferring stuff to tape. It was worth it cause I always got great stuff in return.
"Fucking Frenchies of Death"...sounds like a song Alestorm needs to write for their next album. Looking forward to finally meeting you.

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Will be great seeing you and the family Doug.


Thanks Todd. Back atcha. See you there.

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Postby outprogged42 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:45 pm

So in addition to selling this disc early before PP, Ken is streaming it early on his Bandcamp.

It's not as relentlessly heavy as The Grand Disguise and it's a bit less traditional in style. There are a good deal more acoustic sections and even a samba part (oh yeah, we're from Brazil). Every so often you'll hear an absolutely mad tech-metal part that could have come from the pen of Gojira, Nevermore, or Persefone. But by and large it's a proggier album that takes a bit more time.

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Postby LarryD » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:56 pm

Pretty much agree with everything that has been said here ....... I've been playing this non-stop in preparation for the show, and it's one of the more proggy discs I've heard in awhile that appeal to me at this level. Meaning, this disc took me right to my tolerance limit and I love it. The writing, for one, is fantastic, but I think in the end, it's the singer and the drummer that appeal to me the most. The singer is absolutely magnificent here - coming in like an aggressive Oni Logan (Lynch Mob) with more range for sure ....... the drummer is insane and wonderful. Non-stop fills at every turn without making it a show-fest.

This band really nailed it - and I look forward to them opening the show this year. Top 10 disc easily.

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Postby Sir Exar Kun » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:54 am

Album of the year right here. I have had played it a few times on and off for the last couple weeks, and something just CLICKED last night where it all fell into place. Perfect combination of the heaver prog elements of old Pain of Salvation, just a bit of technical wankery ala Dream Theater, and smooth mesmerizing vocals which remind me of Oni Logan mixed with Chity Sompala. They also have a diversity to their songwriting that keeps the album fresh, including little things like a pseudo gospel style choir on one track.

I don't see anything on the horizon (next six weeks!) topping this one, so mark it down...

Speaking of albums of the year, I am loading up my iPod with what I have down as the top albums for each year, going back to 1992. Figured I'd pick 1992 as Images and Words had it's 25th anniversary, and that was a major kickoff moment for me. I want to see which albums over that course have held up to the tests of time. Note that these are only the top 4-5 albums of each year (some years like 1999 were much stronger, some like 1996-1997 were much weaker), but hoping to have a comprehensive nerd-list ready by around years and.
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Re: Daydream XI / The Circus of the Tattered and Torn......

Postby LarryD » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 pm

IIn response to Sir Exar Kun....... I look forward to that list when u get to it........ Ill bet a lot of it will match up with what I would pull up,as well.........

As,far as Daydream..... I agree completely. Its in my top 10 for sure, although I'm not sure it will make #1......but that's ok, it will surely be hovering around the top spot regardless...... The problem that I think people have with this disc, is that you can't just put it on, and listen to a few songs.....this disc was meant to be listened to attentively, sitting down and pushing play and enjoying the ride. Lots of people don't have the time or the patience to do that sadly........ The only downfall to writing a,concept disc in that style......... But for me, its pure bliss.........

Also, off topic....... I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on Annette's The Dark Element....... Just a total ass kicker and fun,disc to listen to......... And for your more mellow moments, go on You Tube and,check out Beatrix Players, and Christina Booth \ The Light........ If u haven't already..........


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