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Why is Spiral Architect so good?

Discussion in 'Spiral Architect' started by fragility, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. fragility

    fragility Member

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    So...waht are your reasons for loving Spiral Architect so much?

    For me, I am just blown away by the musical genius of this album every time I listen to it...but similarly, if I ever want to try and get someone into techncial music, I usually start with SA, because somehow, at the same time, I think ti is hugely catchy, accessible and fun to listen to.

    ...plus,, every note Lars plays fills me with joy ;) and makes me raelise there isn't much point in me ever picking up my bass again
     
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    I like it because there is so much going on at one time. I also love the strange and abundant time signatures played in about every song.
     
  3. fragility

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    Exactly, there's always something new to hear. Plus, one of the most important thing for any band for me is to be unique in some way :)
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    Maybe "A Sceptic's Universe" is like a magic word (phrase, in this case) that gets your attention focused in the cd and makes you love the band. Do this: if you write a song, name it "A Sceptic's Universe", and if everybody likes it, then i'm right. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nebulous Daniel

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    I have been recomended SA many times when searching for a Death metal band.......i curenlty love Death and Necrophogist.....would i realy like SA ?

    I havent encountered their albums in stores yet so i dont know if its worth hunting down............

    Daniel
     
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    Well, perhaps not a direct link, in that they son't really haev a similar sound, but I love all three of thsoe bands. If you like your metal technical, brilliant, and superbly crafted, then it's defiantely worth getting!
     
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    Hieronimus Music-addict

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    Spiral Architect is so good because you can't get grip on their music. Too complex, too bizarre. It's what we call in Dutch, my language, "van de hak op de tak," from the heel up to the twig. Meaning the music just sweeps down in a completely different section in a matter of seconds. You can just barely follow the flow, that's what makes this worthwhile.
    A Sceptic's Universe is one of those albums you can listen again and again and again, exploring the music and discovering new sounds and things every time you listen to it. I'd say this is in the same league as where Emperor's Prometheus - The Discipline of Fire & Demise, dazzering complexity!
    That's also a reason why I'm so excited by Asgeir drumming for Ihsahn's solo album. I can't frikkin' wait!

    All in all, I hope Spiral Architect continue their amazing skill-use on the forthcoming album. I wish you all the luck and a great hails! :headbang:
     
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    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    2 things
    Watchtower (music)
    +
    Psychotic Waltz (vocals)
    were enough :)
     
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    Spiral Architect would be a lot better without that corny singer. There I just ripped on them. Props to the rest of the group though.
     
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    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Even though I agree Oyvind does sound like Devon Graves on the Psychotic Waltz stuff, I believe Asgeir said he wasn't the least bit influenced by him. It would be cool to hear who some of Oyvind's biggest inspirations are vocal-wise.

    NP: Yyrkoon - Occult Medicine
     
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    That's why: Lars K. Norberg
     
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    Oyvind H Musician

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    I first heard Psychotic Waltz when I joined Spiral and I like it a lot, but my inspirations come from singers like John Arch (ex-Fates Warning) Rob Halford and the early material from Queensrÿche/Geoff Tate.
    Hmmm...I think I'll buy some of the Psychotic-albums, haven't listened to them in 3-4 years.

    -Öyvind
     
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    Good luck I have been looking for over a year and I still have found none of their material.
     
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    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Psychotic Waltz' discs were reissued last year and you can find them at any online store that sells prog. Try www.lasercd.com -

    Yeah I always used hear John Arch and Devon Graves when describing Oyvind's vocals. It's interesting to hear he was also influenced by Halford. I wouldn't have guessed that one.
     
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    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    Devon Graves didnt sing in P.W., Buddy Lackey did
    And before you say what you will say, yes there's a difference.
     
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    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    Heh, you sound IDENTICAL to Buddy Lackey. Almost everyone i know said this when first listening to the album.
     
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    Well i like what im hearing, and this forum seems to be one of the more "mature" of the UM group, so i'll start looknig if not for any other reason than trusting your opinions........

    Daniel\m/
     
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    BenMech student of the d'eh

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    Devon/Buddy was in the Seismic Radio chat one time when the dj decided to play Spiral Architect.

    Devon was weirded out in a nice way I think by the SA tune.
     
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    They are one of the most overwhelmingly talented and technical bands I listen to, and i LOVE them for it, they're amazing!
     
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    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    I've always called him Devon, even whey he was in PW. I do agree that there's a difference though.
     

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