Harmonium Les Cinq Saisons
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smaugman
July 23rd 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

like the Tennessee of english? :D

Jethro42
July 23rd 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Possibly, man. I'm not an English accent specialist :D I have sensibly the same difficulties for English as yours for French. However, I can easily detect the British accent compared to most of Americans speaking.

smaugman
July 23rd 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i dont know if english programs are dubbed in quebec. but having english as a 2nd language, im pretty good at detecting different kinds of accents,both in usa and other places

Jethro42
July 24th 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes Qu├ębec is considered to be nearly a bilinguial province with clearly a majority of French speakers. Posters and signage and stuff are all in French though. I didn't know English wasn't your first language. Where are you from?

smaugman
July 24th 2016


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Album Rating: 4.5

It's actually not. I'm from norway, but I've been exposed to english everyday for the last 12 years

Jethro42
July 24th 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oh I see, that explains why English seems to be your mother tongue.

I thought Riverside was from Norway, but it seems not. Can you name me some famous bands around from your hometown?



smaugman
July 24th 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

tbh, nothing really famous ever comes out of here, except for some occasional billboard toppers. I actually can't think of a single band from Oslo. best I can come up with from norway is motorpsycho, but they're not from my part of the country.

Jethro42
July 24th 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Motorpsycho rules though. But I've just seen you also have the pop rock band A-Ha, and the progressive metal acts In The Woods... and Green Carnation.

smaugman
July 24th 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

never heard of the last two :D says something about my knowledge of my own culture

Ocean of Noise
July 24th 2016


10962 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is amazing, but I prefer L'Heptade.

MrSirLordGentleman
July 24th 2016


15343 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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Jethro42
July 25th 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@smaugman; I think these bands are not that well known, so don't worry ;)



As for Harmonium, compositions are genial everywhere, but we need to be patient with L'Heptade at places. It also lasts twice the time over Les 5 Saisons. The latter is more right in the face songs and is an instant treat. I equally enjoy both for different reasons.

smaugman
July 25th 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

l'heptade is almost too slow and calm for me

bnelso55
July 25th 2016


1441 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Smaugman, have you heard Seven Impale (https://sevenimpale.bandcamp.com/)? I'm pretty sure they're from your part of the world.

smaugman
July 25th 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea i heard of them through a prog tournament or something. im not sure what i think of them yet

bnelso55
July 25th 2016


1441 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

OK. It was just a band name that came to mind as I followed the thread.

Jethro42
July 25th 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Seven Impale's ''City of the Sun'' is a good call. It has a lot of excellent parts, especially in ''heavy'' segments. Its soft parts would have needed more work. There are too often lack of cohesion between the heavy parts and the soft ones. It still deserves a 4 for me. I hesitated between a 4 and a 3.5 for a while.

smaugman
July 26th 2016


5397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

is the lack of cohesion something similar to Trespass' problem?

Jethro42
July 27th 2016


18263 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

No I can't relate since I don't see any lack of cohesion from Trespass, except maybe that Stagnation would be better 4 minutes shorter. Dusk would probably fit better as the ending song, and I would also see The Knife right after Visions of Angels (as the starter of side 2).

To me, the lack of cohesion in City of the Sun is found almost in each and every songs in the sense that their heavy parts are not in harmony with the soft ones at all, showing us that they are clearly better at composing heavy riffs, so I ask myself why they haven't concentrated on it.

Shadowmire
August 26th 2016


6660 Comments


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