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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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« 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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« 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).

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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.

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« 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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« 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 »
No surprise that this is amazing.