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Yazz_Flute
January 26th 2012



18769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've only heard this, Awaken the Guardian, and No Exit. This is easily my favorite of the three.

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Parallels
January 26th 2012



6641 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I wouldn't call Parallels epic at all, but it's awesome. It was my introduction to this band."

I found it to be the my introduction too. But seriously, not epic? What about "The Eleventh Hour?" The amazing guitar solo in "Life in Still Water?" Pretty much every second of "Eye to Eye" and "Point of View?" Even "We Only Say Goodbye" is in such a brilliant minor chord that it just sounds completely epic. I remember you mentioned Don't Follow Me as one of your favorites, and that song is awesome when Ray Alder sings it live.

Willie
Moderator
January 26th 2012



15903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, I agree with everything you said there, but it just didn't feel epic to me. Obviously, "The Eleventh Hour" comes damn close.

@Yazz: Parallels is like this if the proggier parts were traded for catchy choruses.

Parallels
January 26th 2012



6641 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Maybe I should tone down my use of the word 'epic' then. lol I'll just say 'f'ing amazing.'


Yazz_Flute
January 26th 2012



18769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The production seems kind of thin and dated to me on all of their releases but I mean...they're all older than I am so maybe they are.

Willie
Moderator
January 26th 2012



15903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Well, Parallels also begins their run of well-produced albums. Have you heard the Arch/Matheos albums or the last few Redemption releases?

Maybe I should tone down my use of the word 'epic' then. lol I'll just say 'f'ing amazing.'
That'll work. To me 'epic' has to have more highs and lows and it has to feel like the music is taking you somewhere. Paralllels doesn't do that for me the way Guardian or even Pleasant Shade do.

AsoTamaki
January 26th 2012



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This, APSoG and Disconnected are worthy of being called "epic" to me. I could see why you'd say that about Parallels too though. Besides what you mentioned ("Eleventh Hour" especially), I love the way those first shimmering guitar notes and really the whole intro of "Leave the Past Behind" sets the mood for everything else to come. It's a great opening. And then of course "The Road Goes On Forever" feels like the both closing of a chapter and the continuation of a never-ending journey, as paralleled (!) by its lyrics. Amazing lyrics on the whole album. It's no wonder Matheos kept writing almost everything after that.

It really is quite epic when you look at it.

Yazz_Flute
January 26th 2012



18769 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love the Arch / Matheos album. And I've heard the middle three Redemption albums. I love the Fullness of Time but The Origins of Ruin and Snowfall on Judgment Day didn't do as much for me. I kind of think they're over produced...haha.

KILL
January 26th 2012



71273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is the best album ever

awaken the guardian and shade of grey are close behind

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2012



20313 Comments


No Exit rules too.

Sound
January 26th 2012



3888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The production seems kind of thin and dated to me on all of their releases but I mean...they're all older than I am so maybe they are.


Perhaps you didn't get the remasters hehe. They sound great, especially Parallels.


AsoTamaki
March 15th 2012



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

http://youtu.be/JJ_VuaLxOII

Prog at its finest.

seedofnothing
March 15th 2012



3425 Comments


awesome album

KILL
March 15th 2012



71273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best ever

seedofnothing
March 15th 2012



3425 Comments


Ray's vox were prime back in the days but his vocals nowadays doesn't even compare

AsoTamaki
March 15th 2012



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I know, man. It's so sad. How is this even the same guy? He still does a good job altering the melodies live for the most part though. APSOG era was his peak.

seedofnothing
March 15th 2012



3425 Comments


you know what I'm not sure if I heard that one yet. gonna check tonight

KILL
March 15th 2012



71273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

shade of gray is sooooooooooooo fuckin good man check it hard

KILL
March 15th 2012



71273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

well fade to coufjkdjkdgk FUCK U

nah fade have you heard this be honest too cos i actually think you'd like it

CaptainDooRight
March 15th 2012



28756 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hey fade have you ever heard of Rush

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