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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 12:45:27 PM »
Hey, I like this band, I think they are going places.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 12:55:19 PM »
Hey, I like this band. I will going places to see them.

(I know, I've said that like four times already. Well, I won't stop. SO EXCITED)
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 12:59:55 PM »
Dude, I'm jealous.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 01:02:04 PM »
So the EP is excellent.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 01:48:43 PM »
Aquarius, such fresh sound, many sound of fishings being made. Circus.
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 03:01:53 PM »
From previous thread:

Yet I was at their first international show. Ha!
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 03:09:28 PM »
I liked them before it was cool.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 04:00:12 PM »
Crystalised is a really great song.

The chorus has a very "The Mountain"-esque sound.

A bit like "Atlas Stone"...awesome!
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 04:27:37 PM »
I liked them until they decided the US has to wait two weeks more than the rest of the world to buy their EP.  Fine, I won't give you my money.
     

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 06:26:27 PM »
The Mountain is prog classic in the league of Close To the Edge and Images & Words. One of the most refreshing albums I've heard in a long time. One year later and it still holds up for me.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 07:07:08 PM »
Nov 11th on iTunes?  Ugh...  Thanks for the info Hef.

I know as soon as I listen to the EP, I'm gonna wish it was a full length album.


The Mountain is prog classic in the league of Close To the Edge and Images & Words. One of the most refreshing albums I've heard in a long time. One year later and it still holds up for me.

Yeah, no doubt and during that year it kept getting better. :tup
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2014, 07:15:13 PM »
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2014, 07:49:25 PM »
The Mountain is prog classic in the league of Close To the Edge and Images & Words. One of the most refreshing albums I've heard in a long time. One year later and it still holds up for me.

Absolutely THIS!   I could not agree more.   As a matter of fact, it may eventually knock Hemispheres off the top spot as my personal favorite...but only the staying power of several years will tell for sure. 

Seriously can't get enough of The Mountain

And my copy of Restoration just arrived today (I got *my* physical CD  :metal  :loser: ) and I'm seriously loving it.  These guys can just do no wrong right now.
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2014, 08:04:28 PM »
It would definitely have to be in my top ten and among the prestigious league of perfect albums. Every single second of it is bliss.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2014, 09:15:24 PM »
I liked them before it was cool.

I think I can apply for that as well :)
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 12:17:22 AM »
Crystallised is so close to perfect it's insane
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 02:54:32 AM »
The Mountain aged very well for me. Since I first heard it, it has only gotten better and better.

Restoration however, is probably my second favorite Haken release after Aquarius. Why it only takes the second spot is just because it's so 'short'. Had this EP been a full length album, it would have easily been my favorite of Haken's.
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 03:15:22 AM »
I have ridiculous expectations on the next album, after the brilliance of The Mountain and now Restoration. 

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2014, 06:36:10 AM »
Was at the gig in Manchester last night, great time, Ross has a great way of interacting with the crowd.

The only problem I had was the second support played too long so Haken had to skip the encore... Which if you had seen the setlist from a previous show, which I had, you'd understand why I was annoyed.

It was strange hearing some songs for the first time live because I haven't heard the EP yet.

I managed to get a high five and a handshake off Ray the drummer, had a quick chat too.

They all played in Christmas jumpers too  ;D

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2014, 06:56:31 AM »
Was at the gig in Manchester last night, great time, Ross has a great way of interacting with the crowd.

The only problem I had was the second support played too long so Haken had to skip the encore... Which if you had seen the setlist from a previous show, which I had, you'd understand why I was annoyed.
I've got a bad feeling something similar is going to happen tonight in Edinburgh - the venue say the show will only go on until 10pm. The doors only open at 7, so that doesn't seem like long enough to get a good length of set from Haken with 2 other bands playing.  :-\
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2014, 07:01:06 AM »
Was at the gig in Manchester last night, great time, Ross has a great way of interacting with the crowd.

The only problem I had was the second support played too long so Haken had to skip the encore... Which if you had seen the setlist from a previous show, which I had, you'd understand why I was annoyed.
I've got a bad feeling something similar is going to happen tonight in Edinburgh - the venue say the show will only go on until 10pm. The doors only open at 7, so that doesn't seem like long enough to get a good length of set from Haken with 2 other bands playing.  :-\

Yeah, well our doors we're meant to be 7pm too but they opened around 7.30, so that combined with a lengthy support set meant Haken went past the curfew of 11pm WITHOUT the encore...

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2014, 07:08:15 AM »
If they are support bands, why don't Haken tell them to shorten their set and let the main event get their full show?

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2014, 07:17:48 AM »
When a band has a 2nd thread started about them, it surely means they're in the big leagues now. Last thread started well before their debut came out, so it's followed their progress since those very early days.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2014, 07:18:57 AM »
Leprous are as awesome as Haken, it's right that they played almost the same time  :biggrin:
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2014, 07:22:53 AM »
I'm watching their tour diaries on YouTube, they're hilarious :lol

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2014, 07:24:07 AM »
Leprous are as awesome as Haken, it's right that they played almost the same time  :biggrin:
By the looks of the sets, they played longer than Haken last night!
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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2014, 07:25:44 AM »
I'm watching their tour diaries on YouTube, they're hilarious :lol

I laughed so much watching them for the first time! The slow-mo Careless Whisper bit. The YMCA dance.  :lol

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2014, 07:26:42 AM »
I'm watching their tour diaries on YouTube, they're hilarious :lol
Yea just saw MPs studio diary from the recording.  :lol
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2014, 05:01:28 AM »
It was great to finally see these guys live last night, they put on a great show - brilliant performance. I was curious to see how Ross' vocals would hold up live, but he was pretty much perfect and seems like a really good front man too. Some of his dancing during a couple of the little jazzy breaks was  :rollin

Not impressed with the venue though. They set a curfew of 10pm because they had another event on afterwards. This meant the doors opened at 6pm instead of 7pm. The venue didn't mention this change on their site, their Facebook page or anything. The only place the info was given out was by Haken on their own FB page a few hours before the start. I don't live in Edinburgh, so I couldn't get there for the early start, meaning I completely missed Maschine and a chunk of Leprous too. I don't know how many people were there for the start, but I doubt Maschine could have had many people watching them  :'( Also, despite the early start, Haken still couldn't play as long as they wanted, so we didn't get Crystallised  :sad:

But apart from that  :P it was really good. Hope they come back to Scotland soon - preferably to a different venue!
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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2014, 05:04:30 AM »
I'm watching their tour diaries on YouTube, they're hilarious :lol
The one from six months ago? That was awesome. :lol

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2014, 05:05:55 AM »
I'm watching their tour diaries on YouTube, they're hilarious :lol
The one from six months ago? That was awesome. :lol

Yeah, this one :lol

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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2014, 03:39:43 AM »
Should we consider Haken among prog(-metal)'s big league now? Have they reached that status already with just three very-highly-regarded albums out? I certainly think so. In prog terms, I think Dream Theater defined the 90s and Porcupine Tree defined the 00s, and halfway through this decade, I think we can add Haken as the defining prog band of the 10s.

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Re: Haken v. Restoration, like Baconoration
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2014, 05:47:13 AM »
I totally agree with DT defining the 1990s and Haken being the hottest band of the 2010s so far, but I never regarded Porcupine Tree as defining. Maybe Opeth?

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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2014, 07:08:19 AM »
Should we consider Haken among prog(-metal)'s big league now? Have they reached that status already with just three very-highly-regarded albums out? I certainly think so. In prog terms, I think Dream Theater defined the 90s and Porcupine Tree defined the 00s, and halfway through this decade, I think we can add Haken as the defining prog band of the 10s.

No. Because as good as they are, they're very much a niche prog band and aren't anywhere near big enough to be the defining band of a decade yet. And highly regarded in this thread does not equal universal regard. People here oversell every band they like  :rollin
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