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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by ApolloFC, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. ApolloFC

    ApolloFC Sax-Man

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    Simple enough

    I only have youtube as a listening option.. not on Rhapsody or for sale only
     
  2. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    Well they only have 3 albums. I like the new one Death & Legacy the best. But the other two are solid as well.
     
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    Fizrider Quasi-Old Fart

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    Check out "My Legacy" and "Serenade of Flames" - those are 2 of my favorite tracks off of their latest album. They were the first of the "new" bands I picked to buy an album from (I already know Symph X, Epica and Amaranthe... and am familiar with Pretty Maids). I like them for the same reasons I like Helloween, for what that's worth.
     
  4. DemonOfTheWoods

    DemonOfTheWoods Your option out of here

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    IMO, the first album (Words Unlived & Dreams Untold or something like that) is the best. The 2nd, not so good. The new album, Death & Legacy, is great, but I still like the 1st album best.
     
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    ApolloFC,

    Listen to their second album, Fallen Sanctuary *first*. IMO, it's by far the best thing they've released to date. It's an amazing record, a perfect combination of the best Kamelot and Sonata Arctica songs you could ever imagine. That was my gateway to Serenity, so much to the point that I'm always left somewhat disappointed when I hear the other discs... yeah, that's how much I love Fallen Sanctuary. It's friggin' amazing. One of my favorite power metal albums of the 2000s.
     
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    Fizrider Quasi-Old Fart

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    {grabs pen and writes on hand to purchase "Fallen Sanctuary" on iTunes as soon as I get home, scribble scribble}
     
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    Dragon KLaw Shadow Lurker

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    +1
     
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    I swear to God you won't be disappointed. How can you?


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5IMyTx85MM&feature=related[/ame]

     
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    Agree 100% with your assessment - however, they've definitely moved away from the sound of the 1st album, so it's probably not an optimal starting point. I'd say that "Death & Legacy" is the best to start with.

    I suspect that people's enjoyment of "Words Unlived & Dreams Untold" will be affected in large part by whether they heard it before or after other Serenity material. If you enjoy the Kamelot/Sonata Arctica direction they've gone in, the debut won't be quite as appealing.
     
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    I picked up the first one and it doesn't really stand out for me so far.
     
  11. Akumu

    Akumu Look at the tree.

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    This.
     
  12. DemonOfTheWoods

    DemonOfTheWoods Your option out of here

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    Wow, I really need to listen to Fallen Sanctuary again. I must be the only person who doesn't feel strongly about that album. I got it when it came out, I was very excited about it because of how much I loved the first record. But when I listened to it, there was nothing that jumped out & I felt it was a huge disappointment compared to the first album. I need to dig it out & re-listen.

    I'm still interested to know what the situation is with their performance. Glenn's comments after their cancellation in 2008 about "anyone who wants to see this band should go to Europe" had me (and others) feeling they would NEVER perform here & needless to say we were all shocked (and extremely excited) when they were announced for 2012. I've heard a few different things about the situation, but I'd like to know the actual story but I understand completely if that information/situation can't be discussed.
     
  13. DemonOfTheWoods

    DemonOfTheWoods Your option out of here

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    Wow...that album is just so goddamn amazing...
     
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    All three are great albums. I'm shocked that they going to play. I cannot wait for them and Kingcrow.
     
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    djjello djjello

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    the first one. over and over again. I really love the energy and drive of that release.

    it still does and always will f'ing rock, imo.
     
  16. Azrael LenGraden

    Azrael LenGraden Lake Of Fire

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    Not even close IMO..."Fallen Sanctuary"
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Honestly, they've not released a bad song. There's at least one song on every album that just makes you think "fuck yes!" For me those three would be:
    Words Untold and Dreams Unlived: a tie between Reduced to Nothingness and Circle of My 2nd Life
    Fallen Sanctuary: a tie between Coldness Kills and The Heartblood Symphony
    Death & Legacy: New Horizons

    For the small investment to own the discography, buy the whole thing. I can't see how a fan of prog or power would be disappointed with any of it, honestly.
     
  18. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    The song "Velatum" is what sold me in Fallen Sanctuary. Amazing chorus.

    My favorite us still the debut: "Canopus 3," "Reduces to Nothingness," and "Forever": elite.
     
  19. ApolloFC

    ApolloFC Sax-Man

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    I'm liking this one. If i may be honest I was thinking of making Serenity a lunch band as I wasn't impressed with the stuff that I had listened to (should be noted I was also undergoing a stomach virus at the time) and I quite like every other band on the friday lineup, but I like this album.
     
  20. nomisofsiman

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    Got around to listening to the first two albums yesterday. I definitely like what I have heard so far. I think I confused them with some other band, because they don't sound anything like what I was expecting them to. Needless to say, I look very forward to their set next year.
     

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