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  • Spag That Leprous album has 12 tracks. A bonus track is on there. Holy s***!
    March 29 05:24 AM
  • Spag New Leprous artwork/tracklist has been revealed! https://www.facebook.com/leprousband?fref=nf
    March 26 06:19 PM
  • CaptainDooRight been playing mobile games clash of clans, and total conquest, join my league bro
    March 25 02:21 PM
  • TheSpaceMan haha no worries, just thought you'd appreciate that album more then you do... and yeah holy diver is obvious s***, its a joke rating (;
    March 24 06:51 PM
  • TheSpaceMan 3 for innerspeaker? D:
    March 24 01:22 AM
  • Mythodea Soen are a bit weird at first but some of their moments are really rewarding. They need time and they suffer from the same desease as Votum: the voice needs time. Anyway, I jammed their albums a lot a month ago, but I can't remember much, I think it says something. I was asking about where you live because I thought you lived in Pakistan.
    March 22 06:14 AM
  • Torontonian ya, unfortunately he's only half god.
    March 21 11:14 PM
  • LilLioness Well, it is not easy. It requires a lot of backtracking as I find a lot of what I write is irrelevant or untrue upon further inspection. I wrote a large chunk of my first April review this morning and had to half of it because what I was saying was outright false. Fiction writing can be equally frustrating.
    March 21 10:59 PM
  • Mythodea Almost forgot. I was on youtube,nwatching video footage from Leprous recording Bilateral and found your account. Do you live in Toronto?
    March 21 04:59 AM
  • Mythodea Wow, you flooded me with info! Hah, well, gray and dark blue would be interesting, but the image of feverish red and sick yellow with black scattered all over has stuck in my mind. Guess we'll find out soon, haha. Votum's a thing, first time I didn't like them much, now I find them to be good, on the third listen maybe I'll love them, who knows? Have you heard Soen? They're a blend of Tool and Opeth on their debut but their second one is quite good.
    March 21 04:58 AM
  • Mythodea Votum's Harvest Moon is better than I remembered it to be. Still not taken by storm, though the song ''Steps in the Gloom'' is soooo good! When did you say their new album is coming out?
    March 20 05:55 PM
  • Torontonian agreed. I think he just needs to do something as long as its in collaboration. Everything that goes up must go down at some point i guess. I still think he's one of the most talented musicians out there.
    March 20 03:52 PM
  • Mythodea Riverside won't disappoint (fingers crossed). I think they'll return to a SLS style, but a bit mellower. Anyway, I want them to be progressive, not progressive rock in particular. Also, for a reason, I imagine the cover of the new album to be Red and black with a bit yellow. Weird?
    March 20 05:40 AM
  • LilLioness Thank you! It is good to hear that my reviews haven't fallen on deaf ears. :) The next will be at the end of the month and I want to continue the 3 a month thing for as long as I can push myself to do it.
    March 19 06:53 PM
  • LilLioness You wanna read? :3 Should we exchange emails, because I don't know if I can drop links to NSFW sites on here.
    March 19 06:51 PM
  • Torontonian ya,i agree wholeheartedly. i think Wilson has kind of hit a creative slump. Who can blame him though, he's released so much damn material its unreal. Collaborating as a group instead of doing everything himself would do him some good. Plus i think PT has much better musicians tbh. I've never been much of a fan of Guthrie Guvens style. And no one beats Edwin on the bass or harrison on the drums either in my opinion.
    March 19 05:03 PM
  • Torontonian ya dude, 2015 looks promising indeed. Looking forward to riverside in particular. And i don't think H.C.E was bad either, i just think he's done much much better. That medulla rating is spot on btw.
    March 19 04:19 PM
  • Mythodea I was listening to Leprous today, the last two albums. Good stuff. Wait to see their next step, I believe it's going to be great. But for me, this year exists only for Riverside.
    March 19 02:04 PM
  • Geadom Curiously enough, yesterday i was jamming The Oddysey and Paradise Lost
    March 19 12:59 PM
  • LilLioness Been focusing on writing. You may have noticed I have written 2 reviews lately. If you haven't, I intend to do reviews three times a month with them posted on Sundays. Most of my writing time, however, has been spent on my erotic fiction and cultivating an audience.
    March 19 12:10 AM
  • Torontonian Positive ratings*... Damn phone
    March 18 10:17 PM
  • Torontonian Either*
    March 18 10:16 PM
  • Torontonian Damn, nit many positivtins lately. I agree with the H.C.E one tho, wasn't too impressed eithee
    March 18 10:15 PM
  • Mythodea didn't do much to you, did it? well, it's okay, I can't argue with you, so... Besides, the prog genre awaits trememndous releases this year, Riverside, Leprous and Votum! I hope for the Pain Of Salvation, but alas!, I know it's going to take time.
    March 18 07:54 PM
  • LilLioness Heyo
    March 18 06:40 PM
  • beefshoes I liked it a lot compared to his last album, but I totally get where you're coming from. I hope he starts taking some risks with his music in the future because I loved the atmosphere on the new record. It's just really predictable.
    March 12 02:44 PM
  • beefshoes What did you think of Hand. Cannot. Erase?
    March 12 07:42 AM
  • SitarHero Job searching is the ****ing worst, so I decided to watch Sky High again. MEW, drool. Kelly Preston too. That movie is what, 10 years old now? Daaaamn!
    March 2 05:22 PM
  • Mythodea yup!less tham I'd wish but still more tham I ewpected!what do you think?
    March 2 03:34 PM
  • LunaticSoul Yeah I swear I will! I'm not in a huge prog phase at the moment, but since I plan to see them live this october I will deffo take them up again!
    February 27 06:01 AM
  • LunaticSoul yeah you got me ahah. I heard it when it came out and I probably wasn't open-minded enough to fully enjoy it. I've always wanted to come back to them, I even bought Bilateral when it came out and after 4 years it's still packaged!!! lol
    February 27 05:35 AM
  • Spag http://en.prophecy.de/shop/arcturus-arcturian.htmlI HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE 2011. ****ING YES
    February 26 06:57 PM
  • LunaticSoul Mmh the second is more of my thing and there is no riverside influence. Eeeeeh man there's a lot of modern prog metal that's actually pretty good, with amazing musicians in it. Disperse, David Maxim Micic, Plini, Skyharbor, Tesseract.. You'd probably enjoy some if not all of these bands. ;)
    February 25 12:31 PM
  • Torontonian Embrace the cold!
    February 24 09:46 AM
  • Torontonian Ah. At least ur living in the best city in the world!
    February 23 09:35 PM
  • Spag "Listen to my VOICE! I AM THE BAND!" - Einar Solberg
    February 22 07:42 PM
  • TheSpaceMan yes its awful, so much hate and darkness and no love. but it also makes it really hard to see the tiny notification when someone shoutboxes me from way up here... which is my excuse for the late reply!
    February 22 02:37 PM
  • LunaticSoul Their second disc is much more groove-ish than the first one and definitely more experimental. I mean I like Mariusz but his presence on the first made it a sort of Riverside side project. Don't enjoy djent? I was sort of forced to listen to it due to my girlfriend's love (and my general despisal of) s***ty metalcore bands. Some of the bands labelled under 'djent' it's a decent fusion of the two worlds (tech and core) but there's also some other great jazz/fusion influenced stuff that's great
    February 22 06:51 AM
  • Mythodea they definitely have potentials. The voice put me off a little, but the instrumentation was very good. Other than that, I haven't delved into them much, I had so many recs after the list I made, I had to ignore them a bit.....
    February 21 03:32 PM
  • Torontonian hows your job hunt going? still living in Toronto?
    February 21 11:57 AM
  • Torontonian haha ya i actually got quite a lot of s*** for it haha. and things are good! happy and healthy! I'm tired of where i live though, which is a suburb 30 min away from Indianapolis. Nothing to do and the fact that its a cultural wasteland doesn't help. But otherwise i really am good! thats why i want to study out of state whn i go to college, just gotta find out what i want to study hehe.
    February 21 11:56 AM
  • R6Rider lol indeed
    February 21 09:59 AM
  • LunaticSoul Yeaaaah I know Votum by name but haven't ever listened to a full disc for no valid reason. Btw yeah poland metal in general is pretty amazing. Some of the best prog-groove comes from there as well (Progmah-c and Indukti's second are a must) if you ever want to jump on the right side of the """"""djent"""""" world (both came out in 2008-9 when Periphery and their clones were still in their bedrooms) ps: we almost have the same number of ratings :D
    February 21 06:28 AM
  • Torontonian Awesome! And wow an idiot for that.
    February 20 11:52 PM
  • R6Rider Thanks Omair. Both of my profile pics were done by Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb. That dude comes up with some f*cked up imagery.
    February 20 11:39 PM
  • Torontonian sup omair, check my jazz list. i think you'll be happy to see dixie dregds on there ;).
    February 20 10:55 PM
  • SitarHero Yup I'm gonna be here a while longer. One more semester to figure out the real world. Ugh. Not my favourite part for damn sure. What about you? And yeah the song's a bit...happier...than what I usually write, but I think some of the best riffs I've written.
    February 20 10:12 PM
  • SitarHero Yo yo! Life's aight. School is kicking my ass, but somehow I keep forgetting about that and going back. It's like a bad relationship, ya know? But I had a long break so I got to do a little riffing. Check it out! https://soundcloud.com/quantum-mystic/fight
    February 20 03:28 PM
  • Mythodea I knew he's done electronic music before, it's just that, now, that's not what's expected from him, under his official band. Anyway, I wait till the album comes out.. Have you heard Saor? Discovered them recently and they seem to hide interesting material, albeit their cunning resemblance to Opeth and Tool at times.
    February 20 03:01 PM
  • LunaticSoul nope, I'm Italian but I tend to like a lot of polish bands. And I also look polish but I speak like an italian. :v
    February 20 02:42 PM
  • makrand Did you apply for contrib promos?
    February 20 01:49 PM
  • Mythodea You're right,the song is quite different and I believe that, for once, he's stepped out of his comfort zone, making an albumunder his official band, without making a project one. Even if I'm not that keen on this kind of music I expect great things from him. Besides, in 2013 he put me into prog with TRTRTS, so maybe now I'll have the motive to check electronic and brit-pop!
    February 20 03:35 AM
  • Spag Aaah I see. Once the new Leprous, Ihsahn, Arcturus and Cynthesis (this one not might even be out 'til '16) all release... my life will be complete!
    February 20 03:05 AM
  • Spag Thanks for the heads up Omair. I'm so anxious about this album lol. In the next 2 weeks I have the new Code and Enslaved to check out too.
    February 19 08:31 PM
  • bloc LS never did much for me. I think that project is really boring. Ah true, you just reminded I need to give Leprous another go ;)
    February 18 09:57 PM
  • deathschool Give into her.
    February 18 09:24 PM
  • bloc A few months only? Isn't it coming out around August? But I actually don't mind if they abandon the hard rock stuff completely, because they really kill it when it comes to smooth and slow stuff. Of course they kill it when they heavy as well, but ugh Celebrity Touch left a really bad taste in my mouth...
    February 18 08:46 PM
  • denislg Hello there! It's been a very long time since you've established first contact with me and recommended me some Riverside and Leprous at that time. I'd just like to do justice to your kindness and thank you for that. Have a nice week man!
    February 18 01:39 PM
  • Spag The first track he heard was Bilateral just like me. But on that cold ass night in Nov '11 when I first heard it, I knew I needed to hear the whole album the next night and so I did. Was faaantastic. :D
    February 13 08:19 PM
  • aggelosm I've stopped using last.fm a long time ago. so these riverside tracks are ooooold :P
    February 12 09:17 AM
  • Spag One of my friends heard Bilateral recently and loves it lol. I was telling him! He heard both that and Devin Townsend's "Ocean Machine" ... I always said "best things ever" without joking lol. :P
    February 11 09:12 PM
  • cb123 Will do man!! I had no idea they released a follow up to Metafiction! haha bit slack on my part
    February 11 07:21 PM
  • Mythodea Yeah, definitely, having good things to wait for is always nice.
    February 11 01:26 PM
  • Titan Out of the ones you mentioned, Riverside and Leprous. Steven Wilson is done. And i wish I had hair that could blow in that wind :D
    February 11 11:17 AM
  • Torontonian Ya riverside should be good!
    February 11 08:51 AM
  • Titan Palm trees and 65 degree winters. I'm applying to jobs down there bro.
    February 10 06:07 PM
  • Mythodea At least we'll have something to long for. Your statement reminds me when, in March 2012, I was thinking, ''Damn, Kamelot's next album comes in October. How am I going to wait for so long??'' Now two years have passed by and I feel kinda weird:/ Time flies, as SW says. So, unfortunately (?) the albums will be out in no time. Bah, don't know what's up with me, bad night, I suppose!!
    February 10 05:22 PM
  • aggelosm yeap yeap yeap... and I'm digging vulnicura by the goddess
    February 10 10:01 AM
  • Torontonian haha, no big deal, i'm sure you'll be fine. you're a smart guy. You looking forward to the new steve wilson? i really can't say i am, i REALLY disliked the t/t. plus the whole concept kinda seems like a thick as a brick knockoff, just slightly more modern...
    February 9 06:15 PM
  • Spag I saw on facebook lol. Looking forward to this as well as the new Enslaved, Arcturus, Abnormal Thought Patterns, God of Atheists, Atheist, Borknagar...and a some others lol. Last year was a disappointment for me but this year is looking better for me music wise.
    February 9 05:44 PM
  • Titan ahh yes, getting hired is usually the hardest part. keep your foot on that gas pedal baby! as for me, i want to move to Florida :D
    February 9 01:42 PM
  • Mythodea I'm concerened about SW's release but I think whatever he does, whatever direction he takes, it'll be quality work. DT have become the retards of prog. Nobody in here expects much, but,hey, at least we can say another DT is out. Don't worry about Riverside. I think that Mariusz was kidding, either way though, they deserve our trust. Closing, LEPROUS! m/ m/ This LP will def slay.
    February 9 01:01 PM
  • Titan things are good bro, glad everything is ok with you......done with school?
    February 9 08:04 AM
  • Mythodea Well I was concerned because you were gone for two whole months, without warning. I thought, maybe an accident, maybe an illness. It could be minor, or it could be major! Anyway, good to have you back. Now, as for prog releases this year, it's going to be a good year, indeed. SW's new album will be a challenge and the same goes with DT. As for the others, I have great expectations!
    February 9 02:00 AM
  • Frippertronics ...off defending old men playing horribly-made progressive pop rock
    February 8 08:47 PM
  • Titan at least i now know where i stand on the totem pole :(
    February 8 08:16 PM
  • Torontonian haha my bad. so you got a job and everything already?
    February 8 06:34 PM
  • TheSpaceMan sounds like a dream, its obviously just the CD master but the warmth from the grooves and needle really help with atmosphere of the album, makes it feel more vintage sounding if you know what i mean
    February 8 06:19 PM
  • Torontonian i've been pretty well. been slacking hard in school though haha, and its my junior year which is the most important, but whatevs, luckily i can do alright without much effort. R u done with college yet dude?
    February 8 05:54 PM
  • Frippertronics I wonder where Micah is now...
    February 8 05:51 PM
  • Torontonian And nice grouper rating, that bitch is so over hyped.
    February 8 05:48 PM
  • Torontonian How have u been?
    February 8 05:47 PM
  • Torontonian Nm man been listening to alot of genesis and hackettWhere the hell did u go?
    February 8 05:38 PM
  • Mythodea DID YOU----Ahem... did you see the new PoS video clip for Falling Home?Daniel seems old...
    February 8 05:29 PM
  • Frippertronics yeah boiiiii i think it's time to rev up the Yes threads
    February 8 05:07 PM
  • Mythodea OMAIR, YOY PIECE OF s***, YOU SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME! ALSO, YAY YOU'RE ALIVE!!!!!WELCOME BACK (it's an honor, you know, I've never been so excited with an online griend)
    February 8 04:55 PM
  • SnakeDelilah yay you're alive! :D
    February 8 04:47 PM
  • TalonsOfFire People were wondering where you were in Riverside threads and someone made a list asking where you were a little while ago haha
    February 8 04:28 PM
  • TalonsOfFire Where you been?
    February 3 04:57 PM
  • Mythodea Hello once again, OmairSh!Where have you been, my friend? I'm a bit worried, you should know.
    January 29 02:45 AM
  • Frippertronics yo where the **** is my Heaven and Earth thread boy
    January 27 02:32 AM
  • Titan W T F.......at least send me a sign
    January 18 02:26 PM
  • SnakeDelilah come back :(
    January 11 03:11 PM
  • aggelosm Guess who's back b*tch!
    January 8 07:21 AM
  • Mythodea Hey, Omar! Everything alrght? It's been a while since we talked. Hope you're just absent because of holidays! Anyhow, have a happy new year my friend. I hope this year will prove to be the one that makes all your dreams come true! Cheers!
    January 2 07:13 AM
  • TheSpaceMan duuude i got TPE on vinyl!
    January 1 07:11 PM
  • Titan http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/leprous-new-album-update/
    December 20 08:09 AM
  • DoctorVelvet Threshold has helped me achieve orgasm many times but this year they murdered me.
    December 16 01:04 AM
  • SnakeDelilah where have you been, man?
    December 15 07:46 PM
  • Torontonian bro check this please. holy ****. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPRlXwR9zo
    December 4 09:36 PM
  • KjSwantko Haha no shame in that bro. A lot of real cool themes and feelings of darkness on that record.
    December 1 09:40 PM
  • Shuyin we grow strong and trve
    December 1 04:57 PM
  • KjSwantko *echoing bend*.......love that song. "Don't have the right, but say they dooooo........the shocking truuuuuuuuuuuuuuth"
    November 30 06:31 PM
  • KjSwantko Yeah agreed, both vids have definitely garnered them some new exposure
    November 28 07:22 PM
  • KjSwantko Song def rules hard but I'm disappointed with the video. Its basically the same shots from King of Errors just rearranged lol. A few shots even are the exact same.
    November 28 07:40 AM
  • CaptainDooRight Pre legit nig
    November 28 03:54 AM
  • EvoHavok Oh, cool video. Also nice they did one for a longer track.
    November 26 01:34 PM
  • undertakerpt But what about 6,8,9 and 10?????!
    November 25 10:24 AM
  • CaptainDooRight Will def check nig once I get back from this camp trip
    November 25 03:09 AM
  • Mad. Looks s1k bro will try and check some of em out
    November 24 05:37 AM
  • Onirium I kind of really really liked ADToE when it came out, and although it has grown off me a lot over the years, I still think it was their best since 6Deg to be honest. So yeah, they might still have great stuff to give us. I think, maybe, someday they'll get the feeling that it's the end, they'll give everything they have to make the greatest album they can and do an epic final world tour. But for now, at this very moment, they're probably just jamming in the studio over some s***ty wankery riff;)
    November 23 09:32 PM
  • p4p aight i'll check it out
    November 23 09:26 PM
  • p4p dude i've been meaning to get into Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan but don't know where to start
    November 23 12:02 AM
  • Torontonian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rLxN41avhY
    November 22 09:35 PM
  • Jethro42 Thanks for the interview, I'm gonna read it later, it's long enough! And the song featuring Khan and Eddie Vedder was sweet!
    November 22 03:09 PM
  • AStableReference I feel pretentious, but one of the songs I structured thematically around the lyrics which were supposed to be about the cycle civilization goes through with a sort of rise, fall and repeat with no clear end in sight. Trying to make everything work out without being cheesy.
    November 22 03:06 PM
  • AStableReference I had moods and themes in mind when writing the songs, but I often times feel silly when I try to talk about anything serious. Generally it's about stuff that was going on with me back in late 2010 through 2011. Basically about existential angst and then getting over it and moving on. Various themes based around that without feeling melodramatic or whiny. A more hopeful attitude.
    November 22 03:03 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 lol the last 3 albums I listened to weren't even metal. Anyway is everything on that list different- what styles does it contain
    November 22 01:20 PM
  • p4p wazsup
    November 22 10:23 AM
  • AStableReference Finally getting myself to sit down and force out some lyrics so that I can take vocal duties in to my own hands. Lyrics have been the biggest road block for me for ages. (And yes, I really need to invest in a decent winter coat like I never do)
    November 22 01:07 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman You definitely got some interesting stuff here dude
    November 22 12:52 AM
  • MrSirLordGentleman Dude, Moray Naina sounds SOOOO good
    November 22 12:08 AM
  • Onirium Ugh... I think I read once, in my DT fanboyism years :p, that they got an album out every two years by "respect for their fans" and that they owed them that and blah blah blah. Retrospectively, I would have rather liked to see them accepting Portnoy's proposition, and have a badass comeback album this year or something. I just realized that their downfall could actually to be connected with that resolution of releasing an album every two years; they're doing that since Train of Thought...
    November 22 12:05 AM
  • Jethro42 Was Khan a witness of it all? Also I edited my last comment in case you haven't see.
    November 21 11:09 PM
  • Onirium Thanks, I saw your list earlier, I'll definitely check some of the stuff on there, most of it sounds really interesting. As for PT, if they ever reunite, I obviously hope they wouldn't play it too safe. The idea of a kind of more space-prog sound, like a more modern sounding version of their 90s style just came to my mind and I think it could be awesome to hear. And yeah, that Bowness album is really great; as you like No-Man, you'll definitely dig it.
    November 21 11:05 PM
  • Jethro42 It's flattering, thanks! Wow!!! Incredible performance by Jeff Buckley! Oh man! For a guy that doesnt know what he's actually singing. And he hits the notes as usual!... Funny enough, I noticed earlier that Buckley was named on Khan's Wikipedia. Buckley cited Khan as a major influence, saying of him ''He's my Elvis''. Cool coincidence! And yet another legend who left our world, isn't it.
    November 21 10:49 PM
  • Jethro42 *humor...Ah me and my broken English :(
    November 21 09:24 PM
  • Jethro42 Yes, Passion is emotionally intense added by that performance by Khan. And it suits the music very well. Also thanks for sharing ''Signal to Noise'' which is mesmerizing me. Also Gabriel's 'In your eyes'' where he is very well surrounded. I tried to identify all his guests and I'm not good at it. Maybe I just recognized Alanis Morissette (even not sure haha). Also I visited your youtube. You look like a funny guy, full of humour. It shows on Sputnik you're a nice guy so...
    November 21 09:21 PM
  • Onirium Apparently No-Man were supposed to release an album this year, but due to scheduling conflicts, Bowness reworked the new songs and made a solo record, which was still great, but a new real No-Man album would be awesome. Also, I think Wilson said there were two or three tracks with female vocals on the new album if I remember well, so yeah that's not a very big risk he's taking. I don't know if he would take more risks with an eventual PT album though, but I hope they'd change direction a bit
    November 21 09:15 PM
  • Onirium There also has been rumours of an eventual PT reformation recently, like around 2016. I doubt they are completely true, but with Wilson saying his new album feels like a "combination of all his solo work", I think it's possible that we will eventually see PT reformed. Honestly, I probably value his solo work just as much as most of PT's stuff, but it's still an exciting possibility to think of
    November 21 08:25 PM
  • Onirium It sounds like it will be a little refreshing, especially for the female vocals and more modern sound, and the concept sounds pretty great. I don't really doubt it will be at least great. Good to know Riverside and Leprous are preparing stuff as well, both are some of my best discoveries of the new, thanks to you! :)
    November 21 08:16 PM
  • Jethro42 Interesting story. Apparently, Peter teamed up with Nusrat on the soundtrack to ''The Last Temptation of Christ''. There must be a correlation with Gabriel's ''Passion''. I personally knew the existence of Nusrat through Gabriel's album ''Up'' in the song ''Signal to Noise'' where I asked myself ''God, what have I just heard !?!'' and then I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover him with your first list of Coke Studio Sessions.
    November 21 07:54 PM
  • Titan start me off with the best off of that list
    November 21 07:00 PM
  • Jethro42 Damn right, if they did an album together, it would have given some notoriety to Nustrat Fateh. I wasn't aware he's got a huge discography and or a huge bunch of collaborations and live apparitions. And most of them were produced under Real World Records label. I really love the three links you gave to me. And again, too bad him and Peter Gabriel didnt get around to make an album together, indeed. And I'm looking forward to read that review or any other one of yours. Cheers!
    November 21 06:52 PM
  • Jethro42 Wow, that Nusrat Fateh seemed (RIP, I didn't know he passed away) to reach these notes easily, but I'm sure it's not the case. At that level, nothing is easy...
    November 21 01:18 PM
  • FacelessMan wasnt born there but it is my ethnicity
    November 21 12:37 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Made a gif for ya, dl it and upload it as your avi! http://i.imgur.com/yDtXwbK.gif
    November 20 10:26 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges It is done.
    November 20 08:43 PM
  • Torontonian ya, i obviously don't expect to fall in love with it or fully understand/appreciate it, but i liked it and am interested to hear a full album, i'm sure it'll be listen-worthy. Its always good to spice things up now and then!
    November 20 04:33 PM
  • Torontonian i dug the voice in the jazz one a lot but i didn't hink it went well with the music.
    November 20 03:46 PM
  • porcupinetheater Next year on the American side of things, I believe it's already gotten a release in at least some countries, because I've heard the record, and it rules pretty hard. Although Nightfall Overture's still where it's at for me. Got just the right balance of 80's hard rock cheese and incredible melody.
    November 20 12:58 PM
  • Torontonian just checked all of the links. I really like the "best singer of pakistan" vid. I'm gonna check one of his albums on spotify(there are hundreds on there, he most be popular!!!). The jazz fusion ones were ok i guess i dont really think that the Pakistan elements/vocals mixed well with the instruments.
    November 20 06:50 AM
  • Torontonian and its a shame about the drummer, the musicianship on the album was amazing, i doubt they could recapture it with a new drummer.
    November 20 05:58 AM
  • Torontonian i changed my ranking system, i only have 16 albums with a 4 ranking, hence the seemingly "lower" ranking. but i loved it, really.
    November 20 05:50 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Will probs change her to my profile pic.
    November 20 05:47 AM
  • porcupinetheater Getting hyped for Riverside! Shrine and ADHD were both vintage, and they're probably one of the most consistently great prog bands out there. By the way, how do you feel about Dan Swano?
    November 20 03:22 AM
  • porcupinetheater Yeah, I actually have Tall Poppy Syndrome, Bilateral, and Coal on my computer, but foolish little peasant that I am, I've yet to give any of them a proper listen (despite my love for all of Ihsahn's stuff). I shall swiftly bump these mother****ers up to the top of the must listen list! Thanks for the rec, Man
    November 19 11:54 PM
  • Torontonian scratch that, storm is also good but the other one is great.
    November 19 09:42 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges DUUUUUUDE wtf happened to the Elizabeth Olsen avi?
    November 19 09:34 PM
  • Torontonian also, i jammed bilateral again, gets better with every listen. bumped it to a 3.5. that drummer is a magician!
    November 19 09:28 PM
  • Torontonian is it the same band?
    November 19 09:27 PM
  • Torontonian pakistan eh? interesting. the first one (storm) i found kinda repetitive but the second one was actually r e a l l y cool and interesting. I enjoyed the singer as well the Middle eastern elements which i'm not too familiar with!
    November 19 09:26 PM
  • Torontonian oh, my bad man, I completely forgot. sorry for my incessant marillion fanboyism. And thanks, i'll check the links when i get home today.
    November 19 10:11 AM
  • Onirium Hmmm... SW revealed the name of the new album; "Hand. Cannot. Erase." It's kind of a surprising title coming from him, but it's pretty cool
    November 19 08:07 AM
  • Mad. Yeah Bandcamp is da baist I've found so many awesome things on there. Nice to be able to have direct contact with artists and stuff. Nah I was thinking of doing a reviewing blog with my friend but I don't really write that often, definitely not gonna be able to become a professional reviewer lol
    November 15 08:26 AM
  • Torontonian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDk2DOnT6hU Probably my favorite song by them.
    November 15 12:33 AM
  • Torontonian sup man, i see you liked marillion. you might wanna check their fish stuff, all of it is amazing. THey're probs my fave band.
    November 15 12:27 AM
  • R6Rider lol you lift Omair?
    November 13 11:26 PM
  • AStableReference To be honest, not too much. Took a break from the site and most music conversation/debate because I got a little burnt out and had my time mostly filled with work and school. I did however manage to get some actual recording done and have two EPs sitting around (one solo and a duo) gathering dust waiting to be completed. Got some other projects floating around and am trying to gather together resources to make them materialize. How about you?
    November 13 03:38 PM
  • Mad. Well I asked to buy Schizoid Lloyd's EP on CD from them ages ago and they sent it to me for free if I reviewed their LP so here we are lol. The dude out of Ethereal Riffian who sent me their CD for free is also sending me a free CD of the Somali Yacht Club LP for free if I review that album as well lol. I'm basically a professional reviewer. Things are s1k here in my ocean of free CDs. Noticed you're reviewing more stuff recently, need to give your No-Man and Lunatic Soul reviews a read
    November 13 03:23 PM
  • Mythodea We have to admit though that Disco Queen is perfect.Wooohoo-ooooo AAHHH!! I love this track.... We'll see my friend. We'll wait and see. I'm going to be absent for a few days, so we'll talk on Monday probably.. Bye!
    November 13 01:51 PM
  • CaptainDooRight bro that one riff
    November 13 10:22 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 Pretty cool. Wouldnt expect Anathema to cover Maiden
    November 12 10:00 AM
  • Mythodea Haha, I realized the same thing about ''to say the least'':D. Don't worry about posts, I enjoy yours and I often learn from you. I'll check Evergray the way you suggest, after relistening to some old prog albums (kansas, gentle giant) As for POS, I don't believe Daniel will just relapse, without any progression. I want to imagine a jazzy Remedy Lane. He's a prog master, he'll figure it out! After all, Sweden is next to Norway, so he must has access to that water!
    November 12 06:28 AM
  • Mythodea Wow, two easter eggs in one night. Thanks, dude. Evergray were interesting to say the least and plan on relistening to them (currently I listen to Major Parkinson). As for Daniel G.... WOOHOO! Too excited to be cohesive! New material, prog elements, maybe a show in Greece (I'm greek), excellent line up! It's going to be one of the best releases in the history of prog, I guarantee it!
    November 12 03:24 AM
  • Voivod Thanks for the link, I will see it the first chance I get and come back to you :-)
    November 12 02:50 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 lol yeah I was worried some random user would show up and post
    November 11 06:57 PM
  • dannyboy89 I'm scared of commenting further on the Paranoid thread, it's only a few comments away from making the mark.
    November 11 06:36 PM
  • Mythodea Eventually I'll check out Anathema, don't see me avoiding them for much longer. Indukti's album is very good, the bass is insane. Thinking of giving it a 4. Also, love that the violin just exists and doesn't have the attitude of ''HEY, I'M HERE, LOOK AT HOW DIFFERENT I AM''. And yes, I was surprised about vocals too. Next track, Uluru, is the best one in this.
    November 11 05:36 PM
  • Mythodea Nope, not at all. I got bored a little with their latest one. I gather you are a die hard fan of them, or just don't accept my 3.5 for Distant Satellites! :D
    November 11 05:17 PM
  • Dryden they should do a split with prepubescent genital rippers
    November 11 03:34 PM
  • dannyboy89 I taught 10th and 12th, and just 10th after a little change-up.
    November 11 12:57 PM
  • Ryus had to look that dude up lol, i can see the similarity
    November 11 12:57 PM
  • dannyboy89 Given the context in which teachers have to work these days, it's not something I plan on doing for too long. Prob 2-3 years after this and no more.
    November 11 12:48 PM
  • makrand No idea. Haven't checked. You seem to be a huuuuuge mariusz duda fanboy :D
    November 11 11:12 AM
  • makrand You checked the new pink floyd album yet?
    November 11 10:58 AM
  • SowingSeason Hah I dunno if I will. I've been listening to Pink Floyd forever but just rated all their albums because I had a ratings wipe 2 years ago and never re-rated about 75% of the stuff I've heard. It's definitely my favorite album by them, though.
    November 11 10:19 AM
  • SowingSeason Don't feel bad if they don't feature it, it would just be because of how old the release is. The front page is like a week-to-week thing and often they don't even stay up for more than 2-3 days before an even newer album bumps it off.
    November 11 10:08 AM
  • SowingSeason Like 90% of the time yeah, but you might as well ask! I've seen it happen before.
    November 11 10:03 AM
  • SowingSeason yeah just provide it in the forum
    November 11 09:48 AM
  • SowingSeason First, make sure it is a recent album (within a week of the official release date) and that it is well-written/free of errors. Then ask in the Site Forum "For the Meds" thread. Provide a link to your review.
    November 11 07:32 AM
  • Flugmorph His job on interstellar was breathtaking
    November 11 04:34 AM
  • Onirium Ok I see, I checked one song out the other day and it sounded kind of promising, but I'm not expecting much from his stuff anyway. Maybe someday he'll develop his potential, or hopefully come back to Riverside and make a new album. I don't where they'd go next though
    November 10 10:28 PM
  • Onirium Yeah, his guitar playing and innovation are definitely understated. Also, I agree some of the riffing on late PT albums and his solo stuff is just as tasty as the mellower moments; anyways, wether it be the heavy or smoother, the heart of his work is still the strong melodic elements for me
    November 10 06:19 PM
  • Thibs it's the first album by them i listen to. It's pretty solid, mixed vocs and variety all around.. some parts drag slightly though. def worth a check
    November 10 02:39 PM
  • DominionMM1 Now all you need is a 1989 lebaron convertible and you're set
    November 10 02:00 PM
  • TheHamburgerman Division by zero! Still, the darn pickles they say!
    November 10 06:35 AM
  • someguest It was all indoors over here. The weather's changing and winter is on the way.
    November 9 11:40 PM
  • dannyboy89 I've been teaching history. I'll prob teach in another school soon though, kids today are quite rough and it was a messy experience.
    November 8 06:39 PM
  • Onirium Thanks that's a pretty awesome song, I didn't even know it existed. But yeah, Wilson is just a master at perfecting guitar sounds and tones. He's got this untouchable guitar stuff in pretty much every of his projects, but he definitely is at his most brilliant in mellower moments imo. My favorite Wilson solo would probably be the first solo in Deform to Form a Star.
    November 8 05:41 PM
  • Geadom lol, never left, just lurking more and posting less
    November 8 12:46 PM
  • DominionMM1 thanks for reminding me about my av. It's time to change it actually.
    November 8 12:39 PM
  • dannyboy89 I'm fine for the most part. Been having it rough these last 2 months due to issues teaching. But yeah, making adjustments to improve my life, which I guess is a constant challenge. What about you?
    November 8 12:38 PM
  • DominionMM1 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6R6HDV7l-RY
    November 8 12:35 PM
  • someguest We'll have to continue this discussion later. I'm off to sleep. Have a good weekend man.
    November 8 01:04 AM
  • someguest You learn everyone has the same issues. The entire notion people are fed from birth that they're some sort of special specimen is superficial and stupid (a shining stage for alliteration, heh). And so you have all these average grown adults with egos the size of New York because they grew up thinking they were game changers when they can barely change their own underwear. When you can see through it you feel embarrassed for them.
    November 8 01:00 AM
  • Onirium No actually I'm French-Canadian, I live near Montreal. Where are you from?
    November 8 12:55 AM
  • someguest Haha, well thanks. I'd say I have a unique view on things, although I'm not for sure that it's a positive thing. People are necessary. I know what's dragging me down: working 50 hours a week in two jobs that do nothing but deal directly with the public. Eventually you wonder how most of these people make it through the day without killing themselves accidentally. It's a trip.
    November 8 12:32 AM
  • someguest It may come quicker than you think. I'm about to move to the woods and become a recluse. The human race nauseates me.
    November 8 12:22 AM
  • someguest Thanks for the super brief story, OmairSh!
    November 8 12:15 AM

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