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  • Mythodea I mean, it should. The year so far has been far from adequate. Some good albums here and there, but nothnig spectacular. You'll be glad to find I gave The Congregation a 4, it's such a grower. I'm considering watching Leprous live in September, when they visit my country.
    June 28 12:21 PM
  • Mythodea Oh exam was good, I'm expecting a great grade (ha)... Exam period is over and now I'm on my second day of holidays! Album cover was indeed a bit plain and simple, but then I imagined we are awaiting the record with really great expectations and that's not fair. Imagine back in 2009, if we saw the ADHD cover. Would we like it? Definitely no. But we approached the band with no expectations and we both gave it a 5. So, just wait... The album will slay.
    June 28 12:19 PM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Will def try to catch them if they come near my area. The live clips I've seen were spot on, Einar really gets into it =)
    June 27 12:50 PM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Yea man. Have been listening to them a lot, Bilateral especially. Might actually bump the rating up a notch. Coal has also grown quite an amount and at this point I think out of their latest three, The Congregation is the lesser. Still great album of course. TPS is whole different beast though, I think that one will probably take even more time to sink in. But yea, such a good song, the aforementioned one, with INSANE vocals at the end.
    June 26 06:42 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Let me enter the COOOOOOOOOOOOOORE
    June 25 07:09 PM
  • Mythodea Hey Omair! All good, old friend. Just havin' exams. On Wednesday (tommorow) I'll be taking a test on Criminology, excellent stuff! New Riverside's album cover is relaxing and smooth! Turns out I wasn't right about how it would be.... I imaginged it more like Schizophrenic Prayer EP's cover! What about thou, Omair, what's up?
    June 23 06:39 PM
  • Parallels agreed hard, also the untouchable set back to back is flawless
    June 23 02:01 AM
  • Parallels also i have a fascination for large satellite dishes
    June 22 10:33 PM
  • Parallels wow its really well put together and i like the HD
    June 22 10:32 PM
  • Geadom For a 2015 Sym X ballad is ok i guess. Let's wait to see how the album shapes out to be.
    June 22 10:34 AM
  • Geadom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZe-Pmgq9DY Sym X new single
    June 20 12:58 PM
  • EvoHavok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58TaaVuH_ME new video :)
    June 20 12:11 PM
  • BenjoJames Hey, I love your metal reviews. Would you be interested in reviewing my extreme metal band? Keep up the good work! Listen here https://soundcloud.com/mannequin-6/sets/science-crucifiction
    June 18 03:53 PM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Done. Looks like it's only Prog Metal and Experimental now. Better? :P
    June 17 08:43 PM
  • Robinanimate There is no denying that everything Leperous do is enjoyable. Me, I'm still hooked on Arcturus. It has become my everyday soundtrack while wreaking havok in Skyrim :) (If you're into that sort of thing.)By the way, I see that you are currently into Pain of Salvation. Another favorite of mine. I can never get enough of the Road Salt albums.
    June 16 04:03 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted I might have mixed it up but I'm sure I read "new album this year" for PoS somewhere either on last.fm or the sput.. Or was it Team Sleep?? ..hmm. At least I'm sure I read Daniel is writing now. As for the infection, I hope it makes for a dark and melancholic album with lots of room.
    June 16 12:39 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted It always good to keep ones excitement to a moderate degree, even though as you said it's difficult at times. But you never know when another of your favorite bands s***s out mediocrity - that's often due to high expectations haha, among other factors of course.
    June 16 12:38 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Nah, I'm level headed (subjectively haha). Perhaps you've raised your own expectations with Leprous?! =D
    June 15 02:27 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted I said* -Oh and wasn't Danny G and Co. set to release a new album this year??
    June 15 02:24 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Though as I've said before, one also has to 'work' a little to get or understand the music better.Leprous has a distinct sound, and as I also said, I will give them some more spins in the near future. Have only listened each album once in full plus some choice cuts heh
    June 15 01:55 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted That's cool man, that you have them in such high regard. It's the Emperor/Ihsahn connection that brought my attention to them. I really want to like them (more) but for me personally it's rare to love something instantly. Mostly it's over time although nowadays it tends to be a little harder cause I guess I have certain requirements for artists and bands to be special to me.
    June 15 01:51 AM
  • Dis_Con_Nec_Ted Yes, a big PoS admirer here, yo! I appreciate that you take the time to comment on my initial rating of Bilateral =) Seems that album means a lot to you. I'm fairly new to Leprous' music and I agree the new album was easier to get into than the previous two. I can tell that I do plan on revisiting them both again cause yeh Bilateral was a little over the place. I think I'm just warming up the band so hope it'll grow, although all three albums still have some standout tracks I'm liking.
    June 15 12:24 AM
  • TheSpaceMan haha thats a funny coincidence, cause thats not me. Was an interesting article though. Your link to that song off Be has me jamming the album right now
    June 14 09:56 PM
  • PistolPete Oh that album definitely has some grimy riffs. I never would've thought a female vocalist could have such ferocity and actually compliment the metal sound.
    June 13 10:14 PM
  • SitarHero Thanks for listening man! Yeah, it's all me! That's exactly how I wanted the song to be, like a poppy tech-metal song. The jazz bits and everything just sorta felt like a good idea at the time. xD
    June 11 05:05 PM
  • Davil667 Listened to Coal some days ago and it didn't click with me. Just now I'm relistening and have to say there are some pretty awesome parts to be found. Will probably grow on me . Next to check out is Bilateral I guess. Thx again for the rec, cool stuff.
    June 10 09:50 AM
  • Frippertronics listlistlist check this list http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=159082
    June 8 02:48 AM
  • Spag Yup. Same with Mall. Reminder, people here think Converge are actually good so opinions couldn't be any worse lol. :]
    June 6 08:49 PM
  • Spag Potsy gave it a 1? What a shame. Is it becoming cool to hate Leprous or something?
    June 6 08:27 PM
  • Spag This site in general likes overrating bands that aren't too good.
    June 6 02:43 PM
  • Spag Coal's avg dropped too. :[ Well as long as your intended Arcturian rating doesn't drop like your DeEvolution one I won't be triggered!
    June 6 02:06 PM
  • Spag Ahh. That's why I never recommended it before. I'm not one to judge production so much because BM is a favorite genre of mine lol.
    June 6 03:03 AM
  • Spag I hope you can at least 4 that Arcturus album lol. :) Favorite tracks?
    June 5 10:09 PM
  • Friday13th I'm digging Congregation though :D I'll give Bilateral another shot after I discog them.
    June 5 12:16 PM
  • JS19 BUT IT'S BAD
    June 4 10:58 AM
  • SnakeDelilah britty drake and she is the qt-est of the qt's in qt-land
    June 2 10:39 PM
  • SnakeDelilah back in yr MEW phase again i see?
    June 2 09:47 PM
  • Spag It's a high 4 though. Like a 4.4 ish probably. It's great overall but I think I liked Coal more.
    June 2 07:15 PM
  • Davil667 Hey Omair, thanks a lot for the rec! Will surely check out! Sounds promising, Scandinavian metal rulez.
    June 2 09:47 AM
  • EvoHavok Would also be interesting if he does some Evergrey songs reinterpretations.
    June 2 07:17 AM
  • EvoHavok Whoa, that's sweet. He definitely should.
    June 2 02:53 AM
  • Gmork89 Hey I guess now I might as well just wait until tomorrow! Thanks though man I appreciate the offer, this staggered release stuff is annoying. I'm just hoping I like the album, sounds like most people do. I found a slowed down version on youtube but I stopped listening to it so I could hear it as intended.
    June 1 10:15 PM
  • Torontonian nice, well best of luck with le Job Hunt! And will check new leprous at some point. :D
    May 31 10:52 PM
  • Spag I'll try do a review soon maybe, but I don't think I would do Arcturian justice. If I plan to review something, it's going to be one of the obscure gems I have at a 4.5 :)
    May 31 06:24 PM
  • Spag I plan on listening to the album again maybe tomorrow. Was jamming Red, The Flood and Slave this afternoon though. I'm sure those tracks I mentioned before can grow on me. I'm going to wait to rate until I hear this again. Also, I love the new Arcturus to death and I never recommended it to you because of the production alone. The drum sound on there in particular, but yeah I'm cool with now. Does not bother me a bit.I can't be too nit picky anyways when I love BM right? lol
    May 31 06:23 PM
  • Spag I just couldn't wait lol. I only heard it once and I can't say it exceeded my expectations just yet. Within My Fence, Triumphant and Moon are my least favorites. Hopefully they'll grow on me.
    May 31 04:36 AM
  • Spag I absolutely love The Flood, Red and Slave.
    May 31 01:33 AM
  • SitarHero BTW, I dunno if I sent you this when I recorded it, but if in case I did, here it is again! :D... https://soundcloud.com/quantum-mystic/fight
    May 30 10:17 PM
  • DaveyBoy Sorry, only Staff can do that.
    May 30 08:28 PM
  • Torontonian Thanks man! i start monday and i'm actually really lookin' for to it as weird as that sounds. Plus i'll get some $$ for music. what else is new with you besides de job hunt?
    May 30 06:05 PM
  • Titan Glad to hear it bro. Yeah, Florida is awesome for me. I love the summer, can't stand the winter, adore the palm trees, and enjoy the laid back flow to life down here. I'm in suburban Tampa. Closing in on 40 and after a heart surgery, it was the right move.
    May 30 04:20 PM
  • Titan Mr Sh., things are awesome. I've been extremely busy over the last 2 months as I just moved to Florida. How's it goin?
    May 30 03:32 PM
  • Mythodea Listening to Spock's Beard currently, though I seem to not like everything Alan Morse has been involved with. It all sounds too extravagant for me. But this I'm enjoying. Also, I'm currently searching for sth with atmosphere, not too much noise, if you know what I mean, relaxing and with soul. Know anything?
    May 30 10:34 AM
  • Torontonian Ya, def feeling great. Still got senior year left though, so not quite all the way done. and ya dude finding a job blows, I just started working a min-wage job and even finding a job for that took a lot of ****ing effort. I'm sure it'll come though dude!
    May 30 12:10 AM
  • Torontonian I'm doin' great man! Just got done with school this week. How about you?? Finished with the job hunt?
    May 29 11:55 PM
  • LilLioness Really? Will check soonest. :D How have you been?
    May 29 09:48 PM
  • SitarHero Ha! Yeah I noticed! It's good to see her face again. I've missed it. Why the sudden change of heart?
    May 29 08:45 PM
  • PistolPete They really aren't like a whole lot of bands, especially that voice of Einar's...tough to compare haha. They remind me a little of the band Skyharbor, their newest album "Guiding Lights" is a little like this in terms of vocals and guitars. But the drums are a bit different. Iunno have a look and see if you hear the same thing. Good album if you haven't heard it yet.
    May 29 03:51 PM
  • Geadom It's not that hard for them to do something better than Iconoclast, that album was very generic. I hope the other songs are better.
    May 29 01:54 PM
  • Snowdog808 Thanks a lot Omair! I heard about this band's new album before, and I will certainly have to listen to Congregation completely very soon. This single sounds cool for sure!
    May 29 10:52 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 Ive heard Bilateral a few times. Havent been in a prog metal mood (or any prog mood for that matter) for a while though.
    May 29 06:47 AM
  • PistolPete And where the hell is Spag at, he's MIA in the thread. Has he seriously not listened to it yet? Man the anticipation would break me by now.
    May 28 11:04 PM
  • PistolPete Yeah I agree, not enough hype. But then again Leprous isn't the most well known band here. I mean the only reason I heard about them is because you recommended them to me. I don't remember seeing a featured review for "Coal" in 2013 when that came out. Whatever though, those who are listening to it seem to enjoy it.
    May 28 11:03 PM
  • SitarHero Haha! I'm gonna jam the album while I work, gimme a few minutes to get the lyrics right.
    May 28 07:31 PM
  • NeroCorleone80 Jam Eyehategod. The definitive sludge band
    May 28 02:42 PM
  • Geadom It's decent. Generally speaking it's a good song, but for SYM X standards i am not impressed.
    May 28 10:26 AM
  • PistolPete "The Cloak" has gotta be one of my favorites, that chorus is heavenly. Some female vocalists couldn't even hit that note.
    May 27 11:56 PM
  • dbizzles Nice. I'll check it out. Thanks for the direction.
    May 27 05:13 PM
  • dbizzles So, I think I like Coal more than Bilateral so far. How is the debut?
    May 27 03:47 PM
  • PistolPete Agreed, most of the music I've liked over the past year have been albums I had to get to know a bit and have them grow on me, more rewarding that way. Has your opinion on it changed since you wrote the review?
    May 27 02:42 PM
  • Parallels hey man nice to see you too :) yeah i cant stand that album. one of the worst prog albums ever imo. if this site had a 0 rating i would still rate it a 1 tho cause theres a few ok moments
    May 27 12:04 AM
  • PistolPete I love the album overall but the final songs are a tad weak. The more I listen though the more variety I hear which I didn't get at first. Not the easiest album to digest but so worth it. The entire first half of the album rips me a new one every time.
    May 26 11:26 PM
  • Spag I think Einar's lying. I picture him verbally abusing his band mates and saying "I am the band!'
    May 26 11:11 PM
  • Spag I'm reading right now! Very good questions you asked.
    May 26 08:32 PM
  • Mythodea I haven't given Symphony X any decent attention yet. Spock's Beard and the other one you mentioned, I don't know about them (what kind of prog fan am I???) You've told me Votum would release a new album this year, but I couldn't find any info. Riverside of course, I can't wait 4 more months! Have you listened to Pure Reason Revolution's debut album? It's excellent.
    May 26 05:35 PM
  • theChickenCow Thanks for the welcome! Will know where to post from now on :PGratz for the front page review as well.
    May 26 03:37 PM
  • PistolPete Oh yeah I know! Been dissecting the album all morning while at work. Over an hour of new Leprous songs, very pumped. Good review btw, I have a feeling I'll have a similar reaction to it.
    May 26 12:24 PM
  • Mythodea Hey, Omair, long time no see (write,to be precise!) Now, the new Leprous album needs time. And no matter how much I love some of the songs, it feels much restrained and a bit too much on the synth side. I wouldn't like a Bilateral ptII, but Coal was not that either and I liked it a lot. Anyhow, there are times I want to give it a 4 and others I think I should leave it were it is. It's a tough album, that's for sure. I hope it's rewarding as well! On other news, what's up?
    May 26 05:12 AM
  • Spag Yeah, Chris Salinas is a huge Queensryche fans so it makes sense. He did an incredible job with Zero Hour too.Congrats on the feature man, you deserve it. One of these days I want to write a review but chances are it will suck ass.
    May 25 10:32 PM
  • Spag Oh nice. Power of Omens are fantastic. Eyes of the Oracle is one of my favorite prog metal albums ever. :]
    May 25 10:15 PM
  • Frippertronics will do
    May 25 09:43 PM
  • Frippertronics featured brotha
    May 25 09:39 PM
  • Frippertronics they do, it just takes time
    May 25 09:38 PM
  • Frippertronics no problemo
    May 25 08:46 PM
  • Frippertronics yeah and yes
    May 25 08:42 PM
  • Frippertronics forums, the meds thread
    May 25 08:37 PM
  • Spag give yours a read though* bloody hell I can't type!
    May 25 07:58 PM
  • Spag Oh nice. I say post it whenever you feel like it, no rush. I'll definitely gives your read though.
    May 25 07:57 PM
  • Spag I assumed wanted to check the leak lol. It's all good! I'm still ashamed that I spoiled the new Arcturus for myself. I only heard 2 new Leprous tracks and I have 10 more to go. Gonna order from Amazon and hope I get all 12. (They don't have anything listed as 'special edition' at the moment.)
    May 24 06:51 AM
  • Snowdog808 Yeah I miss the keyboards being in the spotlight a whole lot, and I think more of the band members should work on the compositions than just Romeo. I liked Iconoclast but agree with you that it was rather one-dimensional by their standards, considering their later 90s releases and early 2000s albums. The single definitely reminded me of Paradise Lost way more than the Odyssey as well, even though LePond has said in an interview that Underworld will sound a lot like a mix of the two.
    May 23 03:46 PM
  • Snowdog808 Thanks a lot for the link Omair! Honestly I really liked the new single after I looked it up last night. I'm so excited for what Romeo and company have in store for us for the rest of the album.
    May 23 09:27 AM
  • Spag I'll try and find time to give it a full listen, there's some other stuff I want to check out before though. :)Disillusion, Orphaned Land etc.
    May 22 09:00 PM
  • Spag Listening to it now, sounds good so far.
    May 22 08:53 PM
  • Spag I checked just to see if it was. I was dying to see Pixel's track length (5:15). The whole album is 70mins!
    May 21 02:29 AM
  • Spag Getmetal.org has the new Leprous album, it leaked! I'm gonna wait to buy it though of course. :]
    May 21 12:24 AM
  • Spag Yeah! I'm gonna order it soon. I'll buy the new Arcturus eventually too. :]
    May 18 07:54 PM
  • Spag http://www.amazon.co.uk/Congregation-Leprous/dp/B00X2VWK7K/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_mus?ie=UTF8
    May 17 10:01 PM
  • Spag That was great. Very excited for the album. I have a feeling it'll be 4-4.5 for me. :]
    May 7 05:28 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 You in a sludge mood? I've heard it all
    May 6 07:36 AM
  • Friday13th Leprous is cool yeah, I still haven't heard a whole album but they're definitely on the to-listen list.
    May 6 12:19 AM
  • NeroCorleone80 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbunmCbTBA
    May 5 08:48 PM
  • Robinanimate I see from your ratings that we pretty much agree on the leprous albums. All I can say about "The Congregation" was that it felt like "Coal - Part". I was expecting something fresh, being that all the previous albums are so different from each other. For those who loved "Coal" the new album will surely rule. Me, I'd rather give "Bilateral" a new spin. That one never gets old. By the way, the new Arcturus album is my favorite of the year so far. Highly recommendable.
    May 5 03:10 AM
  • Spag Also, I was disappointed with mostly everything in 2014. This year has been great so far for me. There's going to be a new Ihsahn soon I believe, along with a Borknagar and if the new Cynthesis comes out later this year I will have a heart attack. Nobody loves that band like do. Seriously.
    May 4 03:07 AM
  • Spag I found the whole track of Rewind to be great. That section at 3:46 gets me every time :)Baard is a beast, he's such a great addition to the band. He plays for Borknagar too I believe (who are also having a new album).
    May 4 03:06 AM
  • Spag Aw hell :(
    May 4 12:20 AM
  • Spag Well damn. I actually preferred Coal over TPS (both are great however) and I totally dig the new songs. But the other 10 tracks? Who knows what's in there... In a way I guess you can say (judging from The Price) that they may be playing it a little safe. :P But s***, I don't wanna jump to conclusions just yet. Nothing will stop me from digging this album. I'm pretty happy with music atm seeing how I just listened to the new Arcturus last night and it was awesome. Possibly my AOTY.
    May 3 11:33 PM
  • Spag Ahhh. I did notice that but I'm such a fanboy I don't think they could go wrong here. Really liked the addition of Baard on the album. And I know they won't top Bilateral ever... it's too perfect! :)
    May 2 11:21 PM
  • Spag Rewind is so good.
    May 1 03:43 PM
  • Spag Lol. I'm more worried about Arcturus honestly. 2 weeks until it releases and these dl links are laughing at me.
    May 1 06:44 AM
  • CosmicPie Ah, just life... pulling in all directions. I get on from time to time.
    April 29 09:16 PM
  • CosmicPie Yo, long time... you still cruising these domains?
    April 26 12:54 AM
  • Spag Oh yeah, Thor told me he was interviewing them. I don't consider a simpler approach to be a bad thing but I know they might never top Bilateral. I'm still really excited for this.
    April 23 08:24 PM
  • Spag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-falVbVNeE Power of Omens maaaaan!
    April 23 03:15 AM
  • Spag Last fm is where I found the track times. :]
    April 23 03:13 AM
  • Spag Hey I saw the times on the new Leprous tracklist. There's isn't a single song over 8 minutes, interesting :o
    April 21 05:16 AM
  • Mythodea Hey mate, bored of the same ol' prog rock and prog metal? Not interested in the new prog scene? Want something new to try, which engulfes the old elements, tries new things and is proggy as hell? Want atmosphere? Want emotion? Want technicality? Try Anglagard - Viljans Oga, excellent Swedish Prog Rock. There's the whole album on YT. Tell me what you think of it.
    April 19 06:07 PM
  • Spag This is awesome. Gonna watch the whole thing right now. :)
    April 15 07:22 PM
  • Geadom Nice, i hope the new album is not as sucky as the last one (Sym X)
    April 15 02:04 PM
  • Spag Also dude I have a list of ****ing awesome s***. YOU REALLY NEED TO LISTEN TO DRAWN AND POWER OF OMENS. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=725980
    April 9 06:25 PM
  • Spag Yeah. Einar's ego must be superb! I AM THE BAND! I downloaded the song will listen to it on repeat now. :)
    April 7 09:46 PM
  • Spag Yooo don't worry, remember singles are always SAFE. It's a safe song, the other tracks will make you diarrhea everywhere lol. :) This album is over 65 minutes which is the longest they've done too.
    April 7 08:37 PM
  • Spag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G9Qd_84YZsI COULDN'T JUST ****ING WAIT.
    April 7 07:42 PM
  • LilLioness Well, that is at least partially because I let the reviews themselves digest over a period of at least a week. I think Eisbrecher was my quickest reviews so far and the version I posted took several hours. And as far as my stories, there was an entire month between the second and third. And it has been over a month since the third and the fourth is still not done.
    April 2 11:53 PM
  • Spag Lol yeah. This is going to be the biggest challenge of my life. :]
    April 2 11:29 PM
  • LilLioness You are welcome to reciprocate (if you haven't) ;P I shall keep my eyes open for it. And yeah, I figure part of the problem is that I don't engage sput enough and it is only fair to read my friends' reviews.
    April 2 11:25 PM
  • LilLioness Thank you. Yeah, that seems to be the consensus. As far as better known stuff goes, I am considering reviewing Sol Invictus and new Leprous when they come out. Besides those, I will stick to under appreciated stuff.
    April 2 10:36 PM
  • LilLioness Ah, so you don't dig? That is okay. Just be sure to check out my non-porn stuff as it comes out. :D I do very much enjoy writing it. It is a playground to learn what I can and can't do. And I love floating the line between ****ed up and acceptable. How about mah reviews?
    April 2 12:32 AM
  • LilLioness So what did you think?
    April 1 10:45 PM
  • Spag Lol yeah, it's gonna be hard to do. I couldn't do it for Arcturus. But I'm determined! The wipe is because I haven't listened to certain albums in a long time and I'm not sure how to rate others. I'm going to rate what I'm certain would be my score. :) I'm attacking typical stupid staff core so they wipe my s***.
    March 30 08:08 PM
  • Spag Why the hell would that experimental tag be removed? :\
    March 30 07:00 PM
  • Spag I'm eager as all hell. I know I won't love it like Bilateral, but I'm sure it'll be a 9/10. I want to buy it without hearing a single song though. Think I could do it? lol. :] Also I'm 1ing a bunch of albums so my ratings get wiped again. I figured Converge and Death Grips would be best to launch my assault!
    March 30 06:46 PM
  • 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

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