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Anubis Gate - wow...facepalm

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Random Axe, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Random Axe

    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    Up until this very evening I had never heard them. I always figured they were a generic power metal band based on the name alone. I was very, very wrong.

    This is quite proggy, riffy and classy. I've sampled enough tunes on youtube to know I want to grab these. I saw some ridiculous pricing on Amazon, is that accurate? That's some kind of pricey. Anyone here got these up for sale or trade. I'm sold on this band. Its cool discovering a band with a good sized back catalog at the same time they have a new release coming.
     
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    I only have their latest album and I dig it, I was considering checking out their previous work... maybe now I will!
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Their most recent, self-titled release was absolutely stellar. I was really hoping they would have been added to one of the last two ProgPowers.
     
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    hoodaman Is it live or is it Dave?

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    They are on a short short list of bands I want to see at progpower. And they're at the very top of it. I was completely hooked at Andromeda Unchained. Snowbound is a killer track.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    I got into the when Lance was relentlessly hawking at the fest a couple years ago. The new singer is perfect for the music.
     
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    At the very least get the self-titled album. The ones before that did nothing for me, but the s/t ruled.
     
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    I love them all but the debut.
     
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    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    Is it strange their label doesn't have mp3 purchases available on Amazon? I'm not familiar with Locomotive, but that seems like nothing but free money to offer downloads since the albums are very OOP. Kind of a bizarre decision...
     
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    Locomotive no longer exists.
     
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    kim olesen New Metal Member

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    The old albums will be up on amazon and iTunes within the next 3 or 4 weeks.
     
  13. Mardoch

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    Awesome news! I have the first one, and the most recent two, but nothing else.

    I will be remedying that in 3 or 4 weeks.
     
  14. Random Axe

    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    FYI, Ken has a stash of the debut if anyone is looking. I saw it listed on amazon for 100 plus. Crazy. I grabbed it and the self-titled.
     
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    I don't like the debut very much, honestly. But it's basically because of the vocals. The self-titled is a completely different beast. The one prior to that, The Detached, is also very good imo. And since Kim says the rest'll be on Amazon soon...I'll find out about them soon.
     
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    I loved the vocals on the 1st one (the singer reminded me of the House of Spirits dude if I remember well) , and I was not too crazy about the high-pitched vox of the follow-ups...
     
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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    So, will Lance and Nightmare have the opportunity to re-release the previous discs at some point? The back catalog seems to have a pretty large demand, me included.
     
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    They will be back up on iTunes and Amazon mp3 in a couple of weeks. After the release of Horizons there will be a fundraiser for a bundle of cds that includes the first 4 albums and a cd of unreleased and rare tracks.
     
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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    So, I finally got ahold of the self-titled and am floored. Great stuff, really slick. I also love Purification even though I normally wouldn't have liked this. Torben's vocals are very unique and historically would turn me off yet the music, vibe, atmosphere and arrangements make this album the real deal. And, as it turns out, I love the vocals on this. Maybe I'm becoming less of a vocal snob? So, the only two albums that are affordable are now in my possession. I look forward to the fund faiser to get the rest of the catalog re-pressed. Total badass band I'm kicking myself for not discovering before.
     
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    I have to chime in here.....big fan of Anubis Gate. For beginners, you have to check out Andromeda Unchained. Probably still my favorite by them, with the self titled and The Detached close behind. Purification never did much for me. A Perfect Forever was a big step forward but is worth buying for the artwork alone.
     

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