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james labrie- elements of persuasion

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  1. viper

    viper New Metal Member

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    this thing smokes.unless your a real hater,this is a must listen..i've never been tempted by his previous side stuff,but gave this a try (after reading reviews on mike portnoy.com)i can't get this thing out of my cd player.....
     
  2. Metropolis Part 2

    Metropolis Part 2 DT and POS Fanboy!

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    Its goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood. Its just heavier than his work with Dream Theater/Mullmuzzler that's all. I'd highly recommend it (unless you absolutely HATE JAMES LABRIE)
     
  3. wayne the goblin/robot

    wayne the goblin/robot Im done with this *****

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    I heard it was one of those love it or hate it albums, i might check it out sometime.
     
  4. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    its freakin brilliant. better than his other solos, and better than recent DT.
     
  5. AsModEe

    AsModEe also known as ass-mode

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    I heard it sucked and sounded like nu-metal.
     
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    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    I heard a few songs and did not care for it. Very nu-metalish and very cliche. My friend who worships Dream Theater didn't care for it either, and he is the one that showed me.
     
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    there is like 3 good songs in it but the rest is justfuckin boring
     
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    I'm gunna see him on tour before i decide to buy it.
     
  9. Imaginarium

    Imaginarium Winds of Creation

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    hmm. im not sure whether to go for it or not. im wary
     
  10. Kenneth R.

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    nu-metal? wow :lol: people are deaf
     
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    adam123 Kisama

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    it's not nu-metal but it is crap imo
     
  12. Kenneth R.

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    to each his own i guess. i don't see what's not to like though. was it the synths? the lyrics?
     
  13. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    I wasn't gonna check it out as I don't care for Dream Theater, but someone said it was very different from DT and much heavier, so I gave it a listen...glad I did, I love this album...the heavy, the soft, all good IMO...definitely gonna pick this up.

    nu-metal?? [​IMG]
     
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    Metropolis Part 2 DT and POS Fanboy!

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    Um.... Not nu-metal at all, I'd call it "Thrashier", but it does not mean "Nu-metal" I've heard dumbasses call Train of Thought Nu-Metal, but how come it had solos EVERY song?

    Nu-Metal=No solos
     
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    I have to admit that, despite loving LaBrie, Elements of Persuasion was a bit disappointing. It wasn't the heaviness or any particular genre considerations that turned me off--it was the bland song structures. There just didn't seem to be anything going on. The songs would start, LaBrie would sing, and they would end. There was no drama, no real dynamic (in the sense of overall form, not deviation of volume). Production was excellent, though.
     
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    Yeah i don't know many nu metal songs that sound like this dying soul. People that say ToT is Nu metal are idiots, they probably base that opinion on the guitar sound and very digital production. I'd say it is a very 'master of puppets' influenced album.
     
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    Metropolis Part 2 DT and POS Fanboy!

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    Yep, I'd say too. Besides about the "rapping" that James does, I think it fits the music very well. (Heavy and fed-up)
     
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    That's not the definition of nu metal....
     
  19. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    All the scratching, "rapping" and stuff has some resemblance to nu-metal, though I wouldn't call it that. Sounds like crap anyway, imo.
     
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    i laugh at anyone who dismisses incorporation of unexpected styles and orchestration, because that is the core definition of seeking progression. to say that this is "nu metal" and "crap" because it has synths on it is pedestrian. especially among so called prog fans.
     

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