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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1435 on: July 19, 2015, 06:05:09 PM »
I just did.  :lol

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1436 on: July 19, 2015, 07:07:24 PM »
Of course I haven't heard the rest of the album,  but this might be the first tribute album with original songs I've encountered.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1437 on: July 19, 2015, 10:20:06 PM »
I've had a Metal Allegiance Youtube video running at work today, figured I'd share this gem with you:

https://youtu.be/tj_3FFEpCeo?t=1955

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I just clicked on that video.  I saw the Twitch.tv logo on the top right.  Does anyone know what the channel was the stream under?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1438 on: July 20, 2015, 12:19:07 AM »
Of course I haven't heard the rest of the album,  but this might be the first tribute album with original songs I've encountered.
:lol There have definitely been plenty of others, occasionally even on purpose.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1439 on: July 20, 2015, 12:21:31 AM »
inb4 ADTOE gets a mention.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1440 on: July 20, 2015, 08:00:41 AM »
Mike and the rest of the Neal Morse band is going to join Cruise to the Edge.

https://www.facebook.com/cruisetotheedge/videos/1029510730406116/?fref=nf
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1441 on: July 20, 2015, 08:37:33 AM »
Mike and the rest of the Neal Morse band is going to join Cruise to the Edge.

https://www.facebook.com/cruisetotheedge/videos/1029510730406116/?fref=nf

Just saw this. Knowing Mike, I wonder if he'll get the rest of the NMB to play a whole YES album in its entirety? Or perhaps just a few songs? Will Mike FINALLY get Neal to play "Heart Of The Sunrise"?! (Transatlantic fans know what I'm talking about...)

Or will they play Close To The Edge, since they've already covered and played "And You And I" live? Or perhaps just THAT song and one or two others as their "tribute" to Chris Squire? It'll be interesting to be sure, and I wonder if either Mike and/or Neal will record it for release, because let's face it, they record almost EVERYTHING they do music-related and much of it does get released, so this would be an easy sell for their fans, especially those who are also YES fans (myself included).

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1442 on: July 20, 2015, 12:44:50 PM »
I wonder if he'll get the rest of the NMB to play a whole YES album in its entirety? Or perhaps just a few songs? Will Mike FINALLY get Neal to play "Heart Of The Sunrise"?! (Transatlantic fans know what I'm talking about...)
Well, I'm a Transatlantic fan and I don't know what you're talking about - care to fill me in?
 
 
Or will they play Close To The Edge, since they've already covered and played "And You And I" live? Or perhaps just THAT song and one or two others as their "tribute" to Chris Squire? It'll be interesting to be sure, and I wonder if either Mike and/or Neal will record it for release, because let's face it, they record almost EVERYTHING they do music-related and much of it does get released, so this would be an easy sell for their fans, especially those who are also YES fans (myself included).
Judging by what MP's done in the past and that he's serving as a music director for the CS tribute, I'd imagine that you'll see an hour long set (or maybe more) consisting of a variety of different lineups that are all paying tribute to CS. I'd imagine it will be more of a prog version of Metal Allegiance. To separate it from the Neal Morse band or keep from drawing attention to any single band, I'd imagine there won't be any full bands doing tributes unless during their own individual sets.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1443 on: July 20, 2015, 12:58:02 PM »
Fish Out of Water material?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1444 on: July 22, 2015, 07:38:14 PM »
This sounds a bit more interesting to me.........

https://youtu.be/s74NFi9xh8Y
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1445 on: July 22, 2015, 10:09:17 PM »
I'm no metal listener, but this all sounds ... old to me. Is this just how little those genres have progressed? Like, at least the first half of that snippet reminded me of mid-90's metal.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1446 on: July 23, 2015, 12:41:02 AM »
I'm no metal listener, but this all sounds ... old to me. Is this just how little those genres have progressed?

The thing about genres is that when they progress, they become new genres.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1447 on: July 23, 2015, 12:51:59 AM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1448 on: July 23, 2015, 06:48:34 AM »
Unless I'm working out or really pissed off, I have no interest in thrash. I don't think the genre is capable of evolving. Sure elements of Thrash has been added to other genres but an album release by Slayer, Overkill, etc. sound the same as an album released in the 1980s. That being said, I wasn't planning on getting this and I'm still not sure if I am but I'm leaning closer to picking it up.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1449 on: July 23, 2015, 08:48:38 AM »
yeah i hear ya, but surely its just a case of 'it does what it says on the tin'.  if they've said they're making a balls to the wall thrash album I wouldn't expect anything less than the sound of 80s Big Four.  Now if they said 'we're making progressive thrash', then the arguments about it not sounding 'evolved' would hold some water. 

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1450 on: July 23, 2015, 11:03:48 AM »
I'm no metal listener, but this all sounds ... old to me. Is this just how little those genres have progressed?

The thing about genres is that when they progress, they become new genres.

I don't know. You can tell the difference between 90s prog metal and 2015 prog metal. These tunes just sound as if the had been written 20 years ago.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1451 on: July 23, 2015, 04:31:08 PM »
But prog, by nature, should be progressive. 

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1452 on: July 23, 2015, 06:19:56 PM »
This music was made by fans of thrash, for fans of thrash. Metal Allegiance is pretty much Fozzy.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1453 on: July 23, 2015, 07:55:41 PM »
Yup it's a clear callback to 90s thrash. Don't think it's trying to be modern.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1454 on: July 24, 2015, 07:19:09 AM »
I was excited to hear it because MP was excited about it, so I wanted to hear him play something that excited him a lot.

He sounded pretty good on that first track.  But it's not a song that does anything for me.

I suspect the rest of the album will be the same.
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1455 on: July 25, 2015, 07:36:58 PM »
I think if I go into Metal Allegiance with relatively low expectations, it will be fine.  Not expecting much.

It sounds more like B-level thrash though.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1456 on: July 26, 2015, 09:26:22 AM »
I think others have said it, but my perception of the thing is that MP ticked off another one of those things he's always wanted to do. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with it really. But I also have to admit that I'm starting to categorize his post-DT album under "That thrash metal album", " That butt rock album" etc :lol
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1457 on: July 27, 2015, 07:08:33 AM »
Butt rock?

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1459 on: July 27, 2015, 09:09:54 AM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1460 on: August 28, 2015, 09:14:53 AM »
ran into Mike at the Van Halen show in Philly last night  :tup

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1461 on: August 28, 2015, 10:44:28 AM »
ran into Mike at the Van Halen show in Philly last night  :tup
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1462 on: August 28, 2015, 11:20:56 AM »
Hopefully on purpose !  :censored

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1463 on: August 28, 2015, 05:27:17 PM »
ran into Mike at the Van Halen show in Philly last night  :tup

One of my stupid pet peeves, but there was no Van Halen show in Philly last night. :p
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1464 on: August 28, 2015, 05:42:08 PM »
I've had a Metal Allegiance Youtube video running at work today, figured I'd share this gem with you:

https://youtu.be/tj_3FFEpCeo?t=1955

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1465 on: August 28, 2015, 06:57:13 PM »
ran into Mike at the Van Halen show in Philly last night  :tup

One of my stupid pet peeves, but there was no Van Halen show in Philly last night. :p

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1466 on: August 28, 2015, 07:34:09 PM »
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1467 on: September 01, 2015, 11:56:56 AM »
Just to let you know, the Metal Allegiance CD is already avaible in Brazil, in fact, since last week:
http://www.diehard.com.br/lojaweb/detalhes.asp?codprod=35346
And it's really true, cause mine already arrived home! :metal
IMO in just one listen, a very cool CD, nothing truly original, but the songs are very well written and catchy. And the different vocalists are very suitable by the song's styles. 3 interesting facts that I didn't know: Triangulum is an instrumental (very cool), MP co-wrote the lyrics for Wait Until Tomorrow and MP apparently recorded his drums at home (Casa de Portnoy - by the way a cool spanish/portuguese name  :tup) and they sound really great (as his performances).
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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1468 on: September 02, 2015, 05:36:45 AM »
In the fwiw category. He used the ToT kit to record this album. The drums sound huge.

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Re: Mike Portnoy
« Reply #1469 on: September 02, 2015, 09:11:42 AM »
I always thought the Train Of Thought snare sounded really weak and far too ringy.