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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #175 on: March 19, 2017, 04:12:33 PM »
Finally, an official release date (May 25th)

Soulspell - Act IV: The Second Big Bang

Oh, and for those not familiar with this project, here's a few of the guest vocalists on this one - Arjen (who also offers guitar and keyboard contributions), Ralf, Daisa, Andre Matos, Ripper, Oliver Hartmann, Fabio, Timo K, and Blaze.

Big fan of parts 1-3.

https://www.facebook.com/soulspellmetalopera/videos/1280108135377204/
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« Reply #176 on: April 11, 2017, 03:55:09 AM »

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« Reply #177 on: April 11, 2017, 04:26:35 AM »
I remember trying them on a previous album, and being mostly underwhelmed.  I think someone else had pimped them here on their last album cycle?
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« Reply #178 on: April 11, 2017, 04:43:44 AM »
It was my first foray into their music; I enjoyed it. It's a bit different.

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« Reply #179 on: April 11, 2017, 04:53:07 AM »
I believe jammindude is the executive pimp for Odd Logic  ;D
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« Reply #180 on: April 11, 2017, 05:18:48 AM »
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« Reply #181 on: April 11, 2017, 05:23:04 AM »
I believe jammindude is the executive pimp for Odd Logic  ;D

He definitely is, he's the only reason I heard of them.

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« Reply #182 on: April 11, 2017, 06:04:22 AM »
I remember trying them on a previous album, and being mostly underwhelmed.  I think someone else had pimped them here on their last album cycle?
I sent you one of their songs during your last roulette. You didn't like it. :laugh:

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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #183 on: April 11, 2017, 07:46:39 AM »
Finally, an official release date (May 25th)

Soulspell - Act IV: The Second Big Bang

Oh, and for those not familiar with this project, here's a few of the guest vocalists on this one - Arjen (who also offers guitar and keyboard contributions), Ralf, Daisa, Andre Matos, Ripper, Oliver Hartmann, Fabio, Timo K, and Blaze.

Big fan of parts 1-3.

https://www.facebook.com/soulspellmetalopera/videos/1280108135377204/


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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #184 on: April 11, 2017, 09:12:14 AM »
I remember trying them on a previous album, and being mostly underwhelmed.  I think someone else had pimped them here on their last album cycle?
I sent you one of their songs during your last roulette. You didn't like it. :laugh:

So you did.  It was better than Killswitch Engage.  As I look at my tracking of that roulette, it was after the Odd Logic submission that you threw in the towel.   ;)
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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #185 on: April 11, 2017, 09:27:11 AM »
Yeah, I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for most of that roulette even before that point. I just didn't have the volume of suitable material necessary to compete. Although, I do regret not sticking to the plan the whole way through and sending what I originally had in mind.

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« Reply #187 on: April 21, 2017, 07:56:29 AM »
Just played Blood|Fury|Domination yesterday - I think you referenced it a while ago, John.  Undead as the single was crap, but the rest of the album was pretty nice.

I spun this earlier this morning - more Italian metal.  Male/female vox, where the dude is a dead ringer for Dan Swano.



I remember enjoying their EP a few years back.  Should probably check out their debut now.
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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #188 on: April 21, 2017, 11:18:33 AM »
Yes, they've went the prog metal route on this one and it just might be their best yet. Universal Death Squad is my personal favorite at the moment.


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« Reply #189 on: April 21, 2017, 01:42:28 PM »
I've given Epica more than enough tries, and I enjoy them plenty, but something just doesn't click.  And Jansen's growls don't help.  I just keep thinking "why am I not listening to Nightwish, or Xandria, or Anneke or Delain, or ... "  I'm not gaga (as Kramer would say).

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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #190 on: April 21, 2017, 01:59:28 PM »
I've given Epica more than enough tries, and I enjoy them plenty, but something just doesn't click.  And Jansen's growls don't help.  I just keep thinking "why am I not listening to Nightwish, or Xandria, or Anneke or Delain, or ... "  I'm not gaga (as Kramer would say).

:dunno:

My reasons, Simone is the best singer of all of them.  She is easily my favorite female vocalists and Im just talking about vocals, not looks  :biggrin: .  But I mentioned this in the Epica thread, the growls are the best they've ever sounded on this album.  I couldn't stand them before, but they were actually enjoyable here.

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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #191 on: April 21, 2017, 02:34:02 PM »
I've given Epica more than enough tries, and I enjoy them plenty, but something just doesn't click.  And Jansen's growls don't help.  I just keep thinking "why am I not listening to Nightwish, or Xandria, or Anneke or Delain, or ... "  I'm not gaga (as Kramer would say).

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My reasons, Simone is the best singer of all of them.  She is easily my favorite female vocalists and Im just talking about vocals, not looks  :biggrin: .  But I mentioned this in the Epica thread, the growls are the best they've ever sounded on this album.  I couldn't stand them before, but they were actually enjoyable here.

She's definitely my favorite female singer these days. She's matured so much since Phantom Agony.

I have never been able to get into Xandria or Delain that much. I can listen to them, but they don't click as much for me. I love Anneke, Nightwish, Tarja, Within Temptation, Sirenia, After Forever, etc.


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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #192 on: April 21, 2017, 02:35:59 PM »
Most of those bands aren't really prog either, or at least not as prog as Epica is.

I really like Delain, but they are pretty straightforward.  Going to see them Monday in the city with Hammerfall.

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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #193 on: April 21, 2017, 03:00:39 PM »
Most of those bands aren't really prog either, or at least not as prog as Epica is.

I really like Delain, but they are pretty straightforward.  Going to see them Monday in the city with Hammerfall.

Agree on both those points.
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« Reply #194 on: April 21, 2017, 04:49:17 PM »
I never said they were.  ;)

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« Reply #195 on: April 21, 2017, 05:09:37 PM »
I never said they were.  ;)

I know you didn't but it's a prog thread so I felt I should point that out in my comparison. 

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« Reply #196 on: April 22, 2017, 12:17:32 PM »
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« Reply #197 on: April 22, 2017, 12:30:34 PM »
The vocalist reminds me of Mark Evans in certain spots. There is definitely a heavy Genesis influence, like you mentioned.

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« Reply #198 on: April 29, 2017, 09:23:39 PM »
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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #199 on: June 02, 2017, 09:27:36 PM »
First song from new band VUUR:
VUUR - Days Go By - London

I like it a lot.  Anneke is amazing and the music is awesome.  The mix is not the best IMO, but the song is great.  Definitely reminds me of The Gentle Storm, which makes sense given the band members.

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« Reply #200 on: June 03, 2017, 05:12:33 AM »
Yeah, looking forward to this one.
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« Reply #201 on: July 06, 2017, 11:14:50 AM »
I figure a good amount of this album will hit the sweet spot for a few of you around here.  Thinking specifically of RJ and Chad.  Take a listen if you haven't heard it already.

I've really enjoyed what I've heard.

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Re: Modern Prog & Prog-Metal discussion thread
« Reply #202 on: August 04, 2017, 06:20:13 AM »
Just pre-ordered my Anneke signed copy of Vuur's debut album.  All pre-orders are signed.  I'm really not one who collects autographs or even buys CDs anymore, but I saw that this morning and immediately bought it ($27 after shipping and taxes).  I've just become a big Anneke fan over the last year or so and have dug what I've heard from this band so far.