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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Jasonic, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Concertmusic

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    Moving on to something yet again different - Watch Me Bleed, who hail from Stuttgart. Thrash elements, death elements, plain power metal - we'll see:

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    No jackpot yet today. Carrying on with Before the Dawn - and so far every song has the exact same structure - we'll see:

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    Very listenable melodic death metal, without any surprises - which can get a little tedious - all in all, not bad.
     
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    Work has been interfering with metal today - unacceptable! Tried my hand with the new In Mourning - and had to go elsewhere after the 2nd track, as I could not get used to the overdone shouted vocals.

    I am now slowly but surely working on this German band's debut CD:

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    Really very solid after one listen. Having said that, there is enough complexity and progressive tendencies to warrant another go-around....more later.

    Very solid the 2nd time around as well. There are a few highlights (Ever After, End of Transmission), while the CD starts with what I think is the weakest effort on it - so get past that, and you'll be fine.
     
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    watching the Pretty Maids "It Comes Alive" dvd.
     
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    Trying out something a little different today. This band is listed as MDM - so far it sounds like folk metal to me:

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    Wow - REALLY good, very symphonic, very epic, folk/viking metal. A great listen.
     
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    I can't tell who this is. What's the name?
     
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    Ugh - sorry about that - I usually try to mention the band name in my comments, and didn't. This is the debut CD by Brymir - Breathe Fire to the Sun. Highly recommended.

    By the way - I should mention that I think the 3 weakest tracks are at the very beginning. Don't be turned off, because with "Free Man's Path" this thing really starts to get rolling, and doesn't stop.
     
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    I found this gem on my Chicago trip last week. Very solid German power metal from 1992. And I paid 0.49 for the disc!
     
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    Granted its not a blu ray disc, as I just got upgraded yesterday via hand me down, seeing Anneke for the first time on my 1080p tv is wonderful and music fits for what seems to becoming a full on rainy day


    A bit of coolness: just saw their guitarist use the guitar and the theremin simultaneously - haven't seen that done before and i've watched the dvd a few times lol
     
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    Since I have pretty much covered their discography, I thought I would check out the latest Insomnium. Frankly, one spin is all it will get - while melodic and somber as expected, it was really just....boring.

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    Really? I thought it was their best album.
     
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    Well - it's not really bad, it just doesn't grab my attention, and certainly doesn't hold it. For my money, their 2006 CD "Above the Weeping World" ranks #1 in their catalogue.

    IMO, I like Omnium Gatherum better as a whole, in this precise corner of somber, melodic MDM. The best all-around MDM in this vein (but with more progressive tendencies) that I have heard lately is Be'lakor's "Stone's Reach" - and their follow-up, to be released on the 4th of June, is supposed to pick up where they left off there. Now THAT may be one for the ages.
     
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    I found myself in the mood for some 'battle metal' - and picked a 2-pack of Swedish stalwarts of the 'genre':

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    Having just about worn out Seventh Wonder's "Great Escape" in breathless expectation of the new Circus Maximus, I am turning to another Norwegian prog metal act to keep me until June 4 - Leprous:

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    Cool, thanks. I'll go dig it up and give it a listen :)
     
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    a band that did not grab enough of my attention with their debut album, so I ended up neglecting for several years is 3 INCHES OF BLOOD from Vancouver. Just pure unadulterated traditional metal. And their latest album has at long last made me a fan...

    http://youtu.be/XYvvvU71qBo

    'Long Live Heavy Metal' has been destroying my car stereo for most of the week. :loco:
     

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