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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Creeps, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Akumu

    Akumu Look at the tree.

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    Honestly, PoS' most favored releases don't do much for me, but I really dig the psychedelic/stoner rock direction they've taken here. Just don't go into it expecting prog metal. :)

    It was definitely a grower for me - I only liked about half the tracks on my first listen, but by the third or fourth I fell in love with the whole thing. I think it's much more solid than Ghost Opera was, and they did a really good job with the guest appearances - Jon Oliva and Simone sound amazing, and I was quite surprised by how much I liked Strid's contribution on "The Great Pandemonium." They did turn the dark knob up a lot, though, and I can see how that wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.
     
  2. MYSTIC1

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    I like the new Kamelot except for The Great Pandemonium. I'm sorry but growls of any kind DO NOT belong on a Kamelot record!!!!!!
     
  3. Osiris' Eyes

    Osiris' Eyes El Duderino

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    Picked this up at ProgPower and finally had the chance to give it a spin this weekend during a long drive home...let me tell you something folks, Return to Zero by Spiritual Beggars completely smokes!!! I have been following them from the Spice-fronted days and I don't think I am overreacting after only 2 spins, but this here CD is a giant release! Would love to see these boys (no doubt an All-Star band) grace the stage at at ProgPower one day.
     
  4. DeathDevil

    DeathDevil In the Know

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    Wuthering Heights - Salt
     
  5. Justin G

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    You're kidding. "March of Mephisto," is the best song on Kamelot's best album, and it has growls.
     
  6. Claus / Intromental

    Claus / Intromental 20 years of uniting the powers of metal

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    "Concrete Horizon" is the best song I've heard all year. It's like MSG's "Desert Song" made into a 2010 tune.
    c.
     
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    I'm a PoS fanboy, and I don't really like it that much. There are some good moments, a few decent songs even, but overall it just doesn't do it for me. And I LOVED the Linoleum EP.
     
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    You're right, that is a good song. The growls are further back in the mix, though. They're not an integral part of the song so that doesn't bother me as much. Sorry, I just hate growling. It's been done to death (pun intended).
     
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    He isn't the only one. I like it too, tho I don't think it is among their best albums.

    I've been listening to the new Voyager a lot.
     
  10. happytimes

    happytimes Franky

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    For me it has been:
    Utopia - "Ice and Knives" - some of the most impressive prog metal out this year
    Day Six - "The Grand Design" - more damned impressive prog metal and
    Enditol - "Enditol" - something called "djent metal." i have no idea what that is, but so far, this is probably my pick for best of the year.
     
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    Kamelot - Poetry of the Poisoned
    Therion - Sitra Ahra
     
  12. Kimavir

    Kimavir Metal Hippy

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    Kamelot - PotP
    new Blind Guardian
    newest Pain of Salvation
    Immortal - All Shall Fall (wait, that's not new)

    Also, I've been playing Katatonia, Swallow the Sun, and Orphaned Land's entire discography non-stop since I got back from ProgPower because I am stupidly excited to see them this Thursday. Like as excited as a Japanese school girl that just found out Cloud Strife is real and he has a crush on her.
     
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    Put Overkill - Ironbound in again today after a multi-month hiatus and am now addicted to it again.
     
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    The new Pretty Maids!!! Fricking love this cd. Also, the new Accept!
     
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    whitecluster69 Dark Horizons

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    In Mourning - Monolith
     
  16. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

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    new ACCEPT, ANACRUSIS, DEATH ANGEL, THE ABSENCE, ATHEIST and the new ENSLAVED. holy shit the new ENSLAVED!! glenn needs to get these guys to PP sometime soon!
     
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    nomisofsiman Member

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    I'm shocked no one has put up a thread in terms of the new Enslaved. Very good stuff, but I definitely need to give it more listens before I give a final opinion on it.
     

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