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  • Spag It pisses me off. I almost bought it and I am glad I didn't honestly. These songs do nothing for me and Jonas' vocals are monotonous in a bad way. I am just glad the new Ihsahn didn't disappoint me. I can't stop listening to it.
    May 30 06:43 PM
  • Spag You rated the new Katatonia higher than I did lol. It's such a frustrating disappointment for me. The songwriting is so lackluster. -_____-
    May 29 02:43 AM
  • Spag It seems rather decent. I need to give it another listen actually. I've been pissed off lately because Amazon delayed my delivery of the new Ihsahn album so I ****ing still haven't heard it yet. I'm the biggest Ihsahn fan here (solo work speaking) here and everyone else gets to enjoy his new album while I DON'T!
    April 17 07:13 AM
  • Spag I listened to the new Haken. Einar does vocals on The Architect and the very part he does them on sounds like Bilateral lol.
    April 12 04:37 AM
  • bloc Gaaah, Riverside will never be the same again. I wonder what the cause was
    February 23 09:40 PM
  • bloc HOLY **** ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Man, I loved his playing. RIP
    February 22 10:46 PM
  • Mythodea I know, I know, I was in shock yesterday, it kinda ruined my evening. It was so much out of the blue, it seemed like a joke, a bad one, oc, but still. I don't know, I don't even want to think what his bandmates and family go through currently, and I don't want to have selfish ideas about Riverside's future either. It's a s*** situation, no one knows how it will turn out. F*ck 2016.
    February 22 04:49 AM
  • Spag It seems solid but I only heard it once, gonna give it another go most likely tonight.
    February 17 06:45 PM
  • Spag I just downloaded the new Myrath. Gotta see how this goes!
    February 14 06:54 PM
  • CosmicPie Awesome. Thanks, my friend. I'll check 'er out.
    February 10 09:09 PM
  • lalchimiste Thanks, will check for sure, though I have a lot of PoS and Van Der Graaf Generator to catch up with! Keep up the great work with the reviews
    February 9 09:13 AM
  • Spag Very good to know, by the way .. WE USE TO WATER THE BLACKENED TREE WITHOUT YOOOOOUUUUUNew Votum is so good!
    February 8 07:22 PM
  • Spag New Myrath song was good. :]
    February 7 07:01 AM
  • EvoHavok One step further. Nice treat for vinyl fans.
    February 5 02:10 AM
  • manosg Ah thanks, nice track. I've only checked Tales of the Sands by these guys which is pretty cool.
    February 4 07:03 AM
  • Titan not bad!
    February 3 07:50 PM
  • Mythodea Of course I've heard it! I'm expecting the new Myrath like a child waits for christmas presents! These guys know what's up. And I don't want to sound sexist, but that scene before the guitar solo was... impressive to say the least!
    February 3 03:42 AM
  • Mythodea My life's in a progressive stage, both literally and musically! Votum's new album gave me Katatonian vibes, to be honest. Still, it's an album and sound I haven't gotten into, but I think I dig it hard. Can't wait to read your review. See you in the comment section.
    February 2 07:08 PM
  • Mythodea Hey man, long time no speak. Did you listen to the new Votum?
    January 30 09:05 AM
  • PistolPete Yeah man I was getting their Facebooks for the last little while and finally they showed us a new song, been a while now eh? The song is very different and we'll see how the whole crowd funding thing goes for them but very excited to hear the rest of the album. Where are you from btw?
    January 17 05:33 PM
  • Spag I didn't know that actually lol. Good news though, I listened to Hope recently and didn't enjoy it as much I "hoped" to. I am hoping they go in the same vein of Tales of the Sands with their new one. :)
    January 13 05:32 PM
  • Spag Yeah it's crazy, the new Fleshgod Apocalypse leaked back in December lol. I listened to it and it was okay, not a fan of the band but I can least say it was better than Labyrinth lol. I am listening to Votum as I type this. :)
    January 9 03:57 AM
  • Spag Yo dude I listened to the new Votum (leaked on getmetal) and it's very good. I never listened to the band before but I am getting a lot of good vibes here. They sound somewhat like Tool and Katatonia to me. :)
    January 8 09:28 PM
  • yourgodisinferior I mean the quality is there for the 380s. There isn't a lot of fatique with heavy listening sessions at high volume. There is also higher impedance with the 280's, so you maybe won't get quite as much volume. The 380's are pretty crystal clear and very accurate if you like that. Also, they are pretty comfortable. Not totally sure if the price difference is worth it though. It's totally up to you and how much you're willing to spend.
    October 28 10:33 PM
  • JWT155 For $100 for the HD280's I think it's worth the extra investment for the M50's, I use them all day at work and most of the time they're comfortable, occasionally though it's nice to not have them on my head and maybe I'll use earbuds but overall they're a comfy, snug but not to tight pair of headphones with a very round sound.
    October 28 10:17 AM
  • Spag Glad you like it, I'd also recommend the Shadow Gallery album I recently rated. It's solid as hell. :]
    October 27 01:06 AM
  • ksoflas DT after Train of Thought constantly dissapoint me but Fates are always there to keep the prog metal flag high. I'm excited too for the new FW album but I am more excited about the new album of Pain of Salvation which will be based to Perfect Element and Remedy Lane. Can't wait fot it!
    October 26 09:23 AM
  • ksoflas I agree that Zonder is the best drummer but Tate at his prime was better than Alder for me. All three of them are huge prog bands along with one of my favorite bands Savatage and many more.
    October 26 04:23 AM
  • Titan enjoying Florida man, cant believe its almost november and still in the mid eighties
    October 24 07:30 AM
  • ksoflas I should give it a 4,8 if i could. I'm going to listen to it for the 1000 time.
    October 24 04:45 AM
  • ksoflas Fates Warning is one of a kind band man. Should I 5 Perfect Symmetry?
    October 24 04:43 AM
  • Titan very rarely does it go according to plan.....keep at it and continue searching as if it was a full time will pay off
    October 23 09:51 PM
  • Titan how is your career going Omair?
    October 23 08:19 AM
  • EvoHavok That's pretty quick compared to other releases.
    October 17 03:54 AM
  • Onirium Yeah he's perhaps the innovator the genre has needed for many years, and recently his career has dipped into prog extensively.
    October 16 08:12 AM
  • Onirium Great, I'm glad you liked them! The voices in the first video were indeed quite impressive, but that sort of call-and-response music can easily become a bit tiresome. You can't go wrong with Harmonium though, absolutely everything they've put out is fantastic. By the way have you ever heard of Tigran Hamasyan?
    October 15 07:16 PM
  • undertakerpt check my steely dan review to see the english language raped
    October 15 01:48 PM
  • Frippertronics You know, that works too. Or you could check The Enid that sounds better
    October 15 12:34 AM
  • Frippertronics i mean parallels wouldn't steer you wrong in agreeing you should listen to the enid agreed
    October 14 10:29 PM
  • Frippertronics check the enid
    October 12 10:42 PM
  • Parallels ^^
    October 10 04:36 AM
  • Parallels OMG thank you so much
    October 10 03:35 AM
  • Parallels The singer on 5 is amazing. Where can I get this?
    October 9 04:13 AM
  • Onirium Regarding Quebec music, here's a relatively idealistic picture of the better side of it: (a modern take on traditional music), / (Harmonium, a folksy prog band more typical of the 70s culture) and (a modern indie band, but it's interesting to hear the variation folkloric influences create).
    October 3 11:33 PM
  • Onirium I've become increasingly cynical regarding prog metal's recent developments, with the djent movement having only brought us a few noteworthy artists like Scale the Summit or Plini. And while other "subgenres" have mostly been stagnant, some more experimental bands like Leprous are still doing really interesting stuff.
    October 3 10:52 PM
  • Spag I'll check that list out, is there such a thing as Pakicore? :O
    October 2 07:39 PM
  • Onirium Yes of course, thank you. I'd recommend you some traditional Quebecois music, but it really isn't quite interesting. ;) Oh, I see we have a similar rating for The Mountain; I've never been able to really hear the masterpiece it's so often cited to be either
    October 2 08:12 AM
  • Onirium Thank you for the link, it's always really interesting to discover different music traditions and their takes on popular music. Jan Garbarek and Ustad Fateh Ali Khan's amazing Ragas and Sagas was the only Pakistani (or Pakistani-inspired) music I had truly listened to, but mainly because I didn't really know where to go next. Now, this is a very compelling project; I especially loved the first, second and fifth songs of the list.
    October 1 09:05 PM
  • bloc Awesome bud, I'll check em out. Thanks for thinking of me :)
    October 1 08:40 PM
  • Spag It's a very solid album. "Braving The Seas" and "Sour Sigh" are my favs. I need to check their first 2 albums soon. :]
    September 29 02:55 AM
  • Mythodea Well, Greece, with all the s*** that it's going through the last five years has seen a significant drop in their cultural activities and musical shows. SW coming here is a big thing. Last time he came was with PT in 2010. I don't think he'd ever come here before that.
    September 25 11:49 AM
  • Mythodea So, yeah, Steven Wilson's coming to Greece next summer. No, I'm not crying, something's gotten in my eye... No, seriously, I wasn't on the balcony yelling F*CK YEAH MOTHERF*CKERS! Seriously. I'm not that kind of person.
    September 24 09:02 AM
  • Mythodea Glad for you my friend. Concerts are not in my schedule currently, I lost Leprous's appearance three days ago... I hope to see Riverside someday soon! Votum was a great addition to your review, huh? Imagine if all our favourite bands logged in here! Well, of course not, but it's good to dream that Steven Wilson would shoutbox me!
    September 24 06:08 AM
  • KjSwantko You lucky mother****er. Glad I happened to randomly logged in today. What'd they play last night??
    September 17 11:51 PM
  • smaugman bro, use itunes for music
    September 15 03:57 PM
  • aggelosm Is just a theory of mine of course. But anyway, I have faith in these guys and I believe that in the future they will try something new. And btw... OBSESSION!
    September 14 06:15 PM
  • aggelosm remember the first 3 albums. Pretty similar (awesome albums). Like a trilogy, reality dream trilogy actually. Even the album artworks was pretty similar. Now this one.. is similar to next gen slaves. Similar artworks. Maybe they want to release another concept trilogy?
    September 14 06:12 PM
  • Mythodea Exactly. Really underwhelmed by this year's releases. Nothing spectacular.
    September 10 05:16 AM
  • aggelosm I like it better than the previous but still nothing great for me. But I like the titles ?haha
    September 8 12:33 PM
  • Mythodea Finally you rated the nwe Riverside! I'm happy to see the 3.5 I expected you'd give it a 2.5!
    September 8 02:29 AM
  • Mythodea Listened to Judgement and Eternity today. Liked both a lot. The Dear Hunter are excellent so far, but while I like it, I need time to fully get the picture, as they are so versatile! They are bombastic.
    September 7 03:22 PM
  • Mythodea Well yes, Alternative 4 is excellent. WHBWH is not on the same level, but there are plenty other albums of theirs I have to explore, I'm positive. Currently listening to The Dear Hunter. Have you listened?
    September 6 06:30 PM
  • aggelosm Ooops. I mean the new riverside album :-P
    September 6 06:07 PM
  • aggelosm Did you listen the new lunatic soul album?
    September 6 06:06 PM
  • Mythodea thanks man, appreciate your help. All comments have been taken into consideration.
    September 5 01:54 PM
  • Mythodea Hey, any chance you checked my rev? I'd like it if I could post it today. Don't want to bother you.
    September 5 11:51 AM
  • Mythodea Nah, I got it and I sent you the review. I justd the post in case you didn't want your mail on plain sight! ;)
    September 5 06:03 AM
  • Titan I haven't heard any of it yet......
    September 4 08:44 PM
  • Titan hey bro, hope you are riverside worth picking up?
    September 4 06:34 PM
  • Mythodea I sent it to the community but I don't really know where. Toondude was supposed to do it, but he doesn't say anything. Anyhow, where can I send it to you? Got an e-mail?
    September 4 05:45 PM
  • Mythodea Ok, I'll write it right away! Currently writing a review. Want to proofread it when ready?
    September 4 02:05 PM
  • Mythodea Yeah, maybe it goes to a 4 in a while, but currently fanboyism has hit me right in the head. It's different. Don't approach it thinking ''Woah, the new Riverside!" but rather as ''Woah, what's this!?''. It's really worth it.
    September 4 03:50 AM
  • CK That's ****ing awesome. How were Tom's vocals? I bet they were on point. Also I hear those guys are sick to drink with, did you get the chance?
    September 3 11:17 PM
  • Mythodea If it says 'Trelos' in the avatar on your left, probably it's my account, so you can download it but shhh......
    September 3 12:39 PM
  • Mythodea hey. It's me again. Your one-Riverside-album-more internet friend. I've achieved total wisdom. I pity you, asking for bread crumbs and I shall give you the link to the site I found it. It needs you to be a member though. you already are or you're going to become one, just click on the red title to download it.
    September 3 12:38 PM
  • Mythodea Interesting is, yesterday I wanted something new and decided to follow your advice and listened to Anathema. They're soooo good. Alternative 4 was amazing. Now, have you heard Riversides's new album? Has it leaked yet?
    September 3 06:15 AM
  • Mythodea You know, I'm afraid I've narrowed my listens so much that I can't appreciate many things anymore. Maybe it's a period, but I find myself disliking most of things I hear nowadays and being very nitpicky.... Have you ever experienced that?
    September 2 12:46 PM
  • Mythodea You know, I'm afraid I've narrowed my listens so much that I can't appreciate many things anymore. Maybe it's a period, but I find myself disliking most of things I hear nowadays and being very nitpicky.... Have you ever experienced that?
    September 2 12:45 PM
  • Mythodea Hey man, thanks for the links. Liked the last one more than the first two, tbh. They are good, no doubt, they remind me a bit of Shadow Gallery, but that's nothing significant as it's been much time since I last listened to SG. It was funny how similar is the singer's face to Geoff Tate!
    September 2 03:32 AM
  • smaugman hopefully, I'll reach the front page
    September 1 02:26 AM
  • smaugman are you going to review riverside's new album or do you want a race? : )
    August 31 04:59 AM
  • Mythodea Just recommend an album now and I'm going to give it a try.Recreating my music library was always a bummer but, yeah, I know I'll rejam some things...
    August 31 01:47 AM
  • Mythodea Evergrey, huh? I listened to some songs off their latest albums and they didn't do much to me. Maybe will check them again later. Maudlin are decent, I liked Bath quite much. Now I repaired my pc and recreate my music library. Lot's of stuff to get again, but that's the magic I guess...
    August 30 05:25 AM
  • Spag Yeah I'm sure they'll start writing next year. Eh, I just don't feel some of my ratings are accurate enough anymore and I don't wanna go to the trouble of deleting them myself.
    August 30 04:02 AM
  • EvoHavok Sweet! They're great live!
    August 30 02:59 AM
  • Spag They've been consistent every 2 years! Boy, do I hate all the unfair hate The Congregation has receivied lately. Why can't everyone like what I like!?Oh and if you're wondering why I'm 1ing albums I'm trying to get my ratings wiped again lol.
    August 28 10:30 PM
    August 28 07:51 PM
  • Mythodea Interesting. Want to explore their sound more, so I hope their upcoming album is a good way to get into them. Currently listening to Maudlin of the Well. Have you heard?
    August 28 04:01 AM
  • Mythodea yeah, I have seen peoples' reactions to their latest saying they're just a KC copy. I don't know, album's good. Thing is, bands like Anekdoten and Beardfish have such sound that you like them at first listen, but then you realise that there's not much to delve into. Nothing to learn. Unlike, let's say, Leprous. Different as they may be, you get my point.
    August 21 04:32 AM
  • Mythodea hey, Anekdoten are not that bad, huh?
    August 19 03:49 AM
  • Geadom Not yet, but i will soon (was in the process of moving to a new place). Thanks for letting me know.
    August 6 12:00 PM
  • aggelosm But OK... it's just a single. I'm pretty sure that will be a surprise. In duda we trust. :D
    July 30 06:55 PM
  • aggelosm It's not bad. I just dont want the whole album to be in that road. And I dont want to sound like a annoying funboy but I really really really really need another ADHD :P
    July 30 06:52 PM
  • rayraypine Do you ever get the impression that Daniel forces himself to do anything? haha! I think he's writing exactly what he wants to write and while he may be going back to some of the roots of his original material, we're going to get some very interesting newer inspired sound thrown in as well. I will miss songs like 1979 and To The Shoreline though... those rank up there for me
    July 29 07:50 PM
  • rayraypine Here is a link to the interview itself:
    July 29 04:41 PM
  • rayraypine I saw you do a review for Falling Home (solid review, I mostly agree)... and I thought this might interest you, from an interview Daniel did:What's the timetable for the next "regular" Pain of Salvation studio album?Me and Ragnar are writing new music together right now, and it?s seeing the band go back to the roots of the earlier albums. The plan is to go into Jens Bogren?s studio and record it in August or September ? but right now we are ahead of that schedule.
    July 29 04:40 PM
  • InsightOut great review on the Falling Home... you might wanna check these guys too
    July 29 12:43 PM
  • Spag It doesn't do anything for me anymore not that it ever really did. The Mantle just feels like a lackluster version of Bergtatt to me with a pleasent but somewhat dull atmosphere. I have to live with the fact that I hate American Black Metal.
    July 28 09:46 PM
  • aggelosm A bit boring and cheesy tbh :-\
    July 28 02:51 PM
  • aggelosm Well I guess. Bored..bored...toootttaallly bored :P I've heard only the two Symphony X songs they have upload on yt but meeehh.. I don't know, I don't dig them
    July 28 02:50 AM
  • aggelosm How have you been Sir...? :)
    July 28 12:29 AM
  • EvoHavok Nah, been doing some trips so no time for album jamming a while.
    July 27 01:59 AM
  • bloc Ah, not as Symphony X-ish anymore!
    July 25 11:57 AM
  • Spag I listened to The Mantle after 2 years and my rating has gone down to a 2.5 from a 3. I could explain why honestly, but there's a review on MA that sums up my opinion. I'm telling you is because I'm just disappointed lol. Album has a 4.4 avg and I figured I would like it but eh. Heart of the Ages and Bergtatt are the albums that do this style way better imo. :]
    July 25 04:38 AM
  • Frippertronics heaven and earth thread go to it
    July 22 11:53 PM
  • Mythodea You haven't written me so I'll have to guess you haven't seen the new Riverside short clip. Check it out in their web page.
    July 21 01:11 PM
  • LilLioness rawr. Will check Leprous soonishhhhh
    July 21 12:38 PM
  • SitarHero Haha! You're currently digging King's X. xD
    July 15 09:40 AM
  • Parallels im pretty sure im going to be depressed for a while, it was all so intense of a week. although my friend in san fran said she did want to come visit me sometime next when she isnt so busy, which felt nice to hear.
    July 14 02:33 AM
  • Parallels everythings okay. ive been high the last week tho cause im sad : /
    July 14 02:31 AM
  • Spag Well I see people saying that and I'm like WHAT!
    July 13 02:03 AM
  • Spag Haken are NOT better than Leprous nor will they ever be. :]
    July 12 11:08 PM
  • Mythodea Sounds like a good song and I still trust them even if it's not what I expected. But then, if it was what I expected, then what's the point? Anyway, I'm also intrigued by thee Day Sessions. What's up with your summer, friend?
    July 12 05:35 AM
  • Flugmorph Hehehe
    July 10 05:10 AM
  • CK The fact that he digs the pumpkins makes me insanely happy
    July 5 09:06 AM
  • Parallels i went over to my friends house that passed away and me and her dad were crying so hard we couldnt talk... i feel so awkward there because i was always quiet around her family and never got to know them... anyways... thank you so much... it means a lot that you messaged me about this. and i did go the coast today and it was great
    July 4 03:49 AM
  • CK You are a bro. And crap, didn't know he could sing. Definitely interested in this
    July 3 11:23 AM
  • CK I have NOT seen D: gonna watch in full now
    July 3 01:35 AM
  • CK Brah I didn't even notice D: I'll help you out
    July 2 11:52 PM
  • 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 Sym X new single
    June 20 12:58 PM
  • EvoHavok 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
    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 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
    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
    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...
    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

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