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Caligula's Horse - In Contact Out Now!
« on: September 12, 2011, 11:29:45 PM »
I'm shocked that there's no thread about this awesome project yet.
Here is the band site. Listen to the first track of the album, then download it for a name your price deal. (You can download it for free if you want, and you'll probably enjoy it enough to want to pay money for it!)

Vallen is an amazing guitarist, and the songwriting is phenomenal. Each song is unique, no soundalikes, and they're all great in their own way. At least check out the first track before dismissing the group as "just another prog metal band". This disc has seen probably 20+ plays from me in the past month alone - it's just that good.

Yeah I'm raving, yeah nobody here knows me, oh well. Get over it, click that link, but don't bother thanking me because you're already welcome.

...oh, and he has another band, Quandary, but I don't like that band's album nearly as much, though it's not bad.
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Re: Sam Vallen/Caligula's Horse (Prog Metal)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 05:32:49 PM »
Bumping, because it'd be a real shame if this group didn't get the attention they deserve.

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Re: Sam Vallen/Caligula's Horse (Prog Metal)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 06:21:56 PM »
This is fantastic. Thanks.

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Re: Sam Vallen/Caligula's Horse (Prog Metal)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 10:39:12 PM »
Tell all your friends.

ALL OF THEM.

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Re: Sam Vallen/Caligula's Horse (Prog Metal)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 03:04:26 PM »
bump.
keeping this one the first page. seriously guys check out this awesome band you will not be disappointed d(''d)

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Re: Sam Vallen/Caligula's Horse (Prog Metal)
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 08:27:08 PM »
bumping this as a PSA

because guys
if you like dream theater (I'm sure at least 90% of people here do)
you will love this band.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - The Tide, The Thief & River's End Out Now!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 08:41:23 AM »
holy christ bump.

these guys just released a new album, and it's pretty fantastic, check it out here~
http://welkinrecords.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Caligula's Horse - The Tide, The Thief & River's End Out Now!
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 05:31:47 PM »
Their third album, Bloom, came out about a month ago and I have it in the mail right now, pretty excited for this one, these guys haven't let me down yet.

You can listen to the songs here on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKcoga_WERY6ikDZ69FrfVIbSjNz2AtHv
(I haven't actually listened to most of these yet but I figured I'd share/revive this thread 'cause why not  :P )

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 07:14:57 PM »
great guitarist, awesome legato style. 

sounds like what I know of Tesseract/Periphery etc but a little less all over the place and more melody.  cool stuff.

they're from Brisbane, heh. 

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 07:16:49 PM »
they've always had slight djent leanings to their music without it being overbearing which is probably one of the biggest draws for me :lol

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 01:28:28 AM »
The only song I don't like yet off the new album is Turntail, the rest is really good!
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2015, 03:45:56 AM »
I'll come back to this after round 3 results   ;)
When Day and Dream Unite. A very strong song by Dream Theater and I'd have to say, Charlie Dominici sung excellently..... Remember when I said Dominici sung excellently? I lied.
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2015, 09:18:10 AM »
The only song I don't like yet off the new album is Turntail, the rest is really good!
don't make me have prejudgments yet, this isn't gonna arrive in the mail until early next week for me  :P

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2015, 11:08:39 AM »
I don't like it yet because it's in the middle-end of the album and I don't remember its melody yet, I chose to listen more to single songs that I liked more at first listen. My opinion about that song is not so relevant ;)
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 12:25:21 PM »
I'm currently listening to The Tide, The Thief and The River's End.  Wow, so far!  Sometimes I like to pull up the list of 100 top-ranked progressive metal albums on ProgArchives and listen to the albums and bands I've never heard.  This fell into that list.  I'm surprised this band doesn't have more of a following on here.
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2015, 08:14:56 PM »
I only remember listening to Bloom once, and while I wasn't wowed, there was certainly a lot of greatness in there. One of the band's biggest draws for me is Grey as a vocalist. The guy's got a good pair of lungs on him. :metal

He's also the vocalist for Arcane. Their new album that came out this year, Known - Learned, may well be one of my favorite prog albums of the year, so anyone into Caligula's Horse should check that out if you want more saucy goodness. :biggrin:
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2015, 08:35:40 PM »
Arcane's calling it dunzo.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2015, 08:41:09 PM »
Yeah, I don't think Bloom is as good as their previous, but it's still pretty good.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2015, 04:50:36 AM »
Bloom + Marigold is an awesome start but overall I prefer the previous album. Water's Edge and Into The White are currently my favourite songs, but also the opener and the closer are really good
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2015, 02:16:17 PM »
Everything on The Tide album is awesome, not only 4 songs, I was wrong!
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2015, 03:10:56 PM »
This album is fantastic.
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2017, 02:50:49 PM »
Anyone else pumped for their next album? Just listening to Bloom for the first time in a while and I forgot how good it was. Still need to check out their first two efforts  :blush

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2017, 03:27:49 PM »
I still would call the second my favorite but the other two are good

I honestly can't get super hyped about standard prog metal stuff much these days but I'm sure I'll be picking up the new album anyways so

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 10:10:52 PM »
Yes already pre-ordered exclusive Australian red vinyl and will see them in Sydney in September.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2017, 04:21:48 PM »
New single, Will's Song (Let the Colours Run), is out on Spotify now. Listening right now, I really do like the vocals when it comes to this band. Feels pretty standard for Caligula's Horse but I don't think that's a bad thing at all, I'm digging it.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 11:29:36 AM »
Stumbled across the two new songs from the upcoming release, In Contact, thanks to a write-up in Prog magazine.  I literally can't stop listening.  Already pre-ordered and eagerly awaiting this disc!
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 11:35:21 AM »
I discovered these guys last month. Their second album is fantastic, but I didn't like the other two that much. I still haven't listened to the singles from the upcoming release, I'd rather wait for the full album.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 12:47:44 PM »
I like their third album best and am eagerly awaiting my copy of their fourth :)
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 01:07:36 PM »
Third album wasn't as good as the first two imo and the singles for the new one aren't making me too excited but I'll definitely at least give it a listen

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2017, 03:22:27 PM »
I can't get into the first album, while second and third are really good I'm curious about their 15 minute song of the next album!
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2017, 11:11:16 AM »
I've not listened to the new album yet (getting on that and the new Arcane Roots tomorrow) but surprised we have no discussion going on?? I've been looking forward to it for a while.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2017, 11:19:55 AM »
Mine was supposed to arrive yesterday and it did.. but I was not home. Got it delivered to a UPS Service Point, so I can pick up tomorrow. I'll definitely play it in the car tomorrow :)
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2017, 11:40:58 AM »
I tried searching for a band thread earlier and didn't see one, but I guess I missed this. I actually just posted about it in the "what album are you listening to" thread. I'm definitely surprised there isn't more discussion. I love this band and every album seems to get better than the last. I'm really digging In Contact so far  :metal :heart :heart
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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2017, 01:03:52 PM »
I'm a newbie to CH and decided to check out and review the new album. I'm not totally sold on it, but may have to give the older stuff a listen.

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Re: Caligula's Horse - Bloom Out Now!
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2017, 06:54:59 PM »
Man, I think I just listened to MY favorite album of the year. I must confess that I've never heard of this band before, and was introduced to it by a friend in Mexico. What a blast I've just had.

If you haven't check them out, do yourself a favor and go get it.

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