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I thought I would be able to forget a Best of 2017 show (or do it in 5 mins ) but maybe not  ;D

As far as power metal goes (and I've never been a big fan) I thought the Firewind was far stronger than either the Pyramaze or Nocturnal Rites.  At least it felt like they had a go at something half original - sounded better too.

I would definitely take the Firewind over the Pyramaze I think.  Immortals just has something about it.  Really strong, and yeah the band were trying something a little different.  Very powerful album.

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Better be some Cellador on that best Of 2017 Podcast. TAC got screwed out of Seven Sisters last year!  ;D

Tried Cellador on your recommendation.  It didn't do much for me.
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Immortals was excellent, but I still liked Contingent better.

And I think at this point, Brent has heard it all.  I'm going to sample about a dozen or so of the albums/bands that were posted in the PPUSA forum as their house music.  They had a lot of bands I already knew/had (Mindmaze, Pyramaze, Firewind etc..), but about 20 that I didn't.  That's going to be the limit of my new search until the best of 2017 podcast.

hint hint; nudge nudge; wink wink.   ;) ;D

I did prefer the Pyramaze too. Not sounding good re the NR then.
But I know what you mean. These genres are stagnating.

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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Good god that was bad. I really could do better myself. :facepalm:

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yikes

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Yeah, that wasn't great.  I do think an actual budget for some pro recording and production would really help it a lot though. 

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I can't figure out what the go is with TAC Roulette V.2

Am I being Punk'd or is an intervention required?
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I havent listened to any of the songs, but I doubt my ratings would be the same lol

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I havent listened to any of the songs, but I doubt my ratings would be the same lol

Grading on a curve. If there is a track that is clearly better, it gets a 9. Lowest track gets in the 6's. Keeps everyone close.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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I havent listened to any of the songs, but I doubt my ratings would be the same lol

Grading on a curve. If there is a track that is clearly better, it gets a 9. Lowest track gets in the 6's. Keeps everyone close.

You could also keep everyone close with a range of -2 to 1.
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I've figured out Tim's rating method (the Spinal Tap model)




It's actually cool that you're enjoying some of this stuff way outside the comfort zone Tim.  But after high ratings for that Steam Powered Giraffe ........... from here on in any criticism of Winger or wuss music is redundant , okay ?   :biggrin:
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I just checked out that Steam Powered Giraffe song.

I ummmmmmmm, well, ahhhhhhhhhh............man, that Saxon and Primal Fear are great bands hey guys?

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He'd be doing better if the theme was shitty Frontiers "projects" 😀

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I just checked out that Steam Powered Giraffe song.

I ummmmmmmm, well, ahhhhhhhhhh............man, that Saxon and Primal Fear are great bands hey guys?

 :rollin

I can't figure out what the go is with TAC Roulette V.2

Am I being Punk'd or is an intervention required?

To be totally honest, I think Tim is somewhat disappointed but making the most of it.

As I stated, I know quite a few of the bands being offered and a lot of them aren't bad, just not our style at all.  It is stuff that can be somewhat apprecited but I doubt there'll be anything long term worthwhile.  I predict Tim won't go back to anything that's been offered so far here.

A lot of the stuff I know I've never really gotten into.  A lot of them was probably in my crazy cd buying days and found some different stuff in the clearance section that was just to get my fix.  These sorts of bands can be appreciated but there's nothing substantial for the long haul, for the likes of us.

I havent listened to any of the songs, but I doubt my ratings would be the same lol

Grading on a curve. If there is a track that is clearly better, it gets a 9. Lowest track gets in the 6's. Keeps everyone close.

So every Winger song is a 10 then by this?  ;D

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I've checked out many of these bands as they're mentioned here a lot. Some of them are ok to listen to once but I'd never go back to them and can't get through an album.

I don't have the patience to work at enjoying something.

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I've checked out many of these bands as they're mentioned here a lot. Some of them are ok to listen to once but I'd never go back to them and can't get through an album.

I don't have the patience to work at enjoying something.

This is the biggest thing for me I think to get into some of these bands.  As you say, listening to them once, they are nice enough but need time, repeats and attention to get the best out of them.

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This entire page!  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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You guys rule! :metal
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Geez, this new Sweet and Lynch is turning out to be boring and plain as hell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oUDbLsN7Bg

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The first single from the new Sweet and Lynch was a scorcher, but I agree about this song- quite boring.

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The first single from the new Sweet and Lynch was a scorcher, but I agree about this song- quite boring.

I'll have to revisit.  I don't remember liking any of them so far.

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Ben and Brent's first 2017 award....................album cover of the year is decided already.

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Ben and Brent's first 2017 award....................album cover of the year is decided already.



Any good?

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Been enjoying myself this morning - I clicked on a YouTube link for Jack Starr's Burning Starr and wasn't expecting much tbh. Really enjoyed it and it inspired me to plug in the new guitar and give it some hammer :metal

I always dismissed Jack Starr without listening to any. Great old school metal. The singer on the new stuff is pretty awesome.

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I haven't heard anything from Jack Starr.

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I always dismissed Jack Starr without listening to any. Great old school metal. The singer on the new stuff is pretty awesome.

Good album -I was actually expecting a bit more to be honest (based on my sampling) but I had heard the best tracks leading in.  The singer is the current guy in Riot.
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Ben and Brent's first 2017 award....................album cover of the year is decided already.



Any good?

Haven't got around to listening yet - the cover put me off I think :lol
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Jack Starr rules people. I haven't heard his new album yet. And yes, that is Todd Michael Hall from Riot. Pumped for this album.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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