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« Reply #140 on: November 02, 2017, 11:08:56 PM »
I'll admit it, I'm not feeling that song. It's the only one on the album that I'm tempted to skip. It's just too similar to being in a crowd of white Americans trying to clap a beat...and failing.

For the verse, just count 1-2-3-4 (the snare)-hey!-1-2-3-4-hey! . You'll get the hang of it.

For the fast part, it's a fast 1-and-2-and-3-1-and-2-and-3. That's a bit tricky.

For the fast transitions, don't count.  :lol

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« Reply #141 on: November 03, 2017, 06:29:24 AM »
Just bought it on iTunes based on the 1:30 samples. It sounds way more original than 90% of prog metal albums these days.

I agree, this album was a very nice surprise to me. Hope this becomes a permanent band for the 4 of them.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2017, 01:36:37 PM »
I'm just waiting for my cd, shirt and playthrough package to be mailed.
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #143 on: November 03, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
I will buy digital version from my Google Shop and listenI today. I'm looking forward to this.
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« Reply #144 on: November 04, 2017, 01:50:21 PM »
Finally got around to hearing this (it's on google play) and it's awesome! Love the vocals. The playing is stellar. Way better than SOA, no doubt.

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« Reply #145 on: November 04, 2017, 02:22:30 PM »
Finally got around to hearing this (it's on google play) and it's awesome! Love the vocals. The playing is stellar. Way better than SOA, no doubt.

I loved the vocals too! When it was first announced, and they played some song samples, I wasn't too sure Casali's vocals were going to work for this band, but I'm glad he proved me wrong, he does a great job throughout the album :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #146 on: November 05, 2017, 12:01:30 AM »
So I have to say that..... this is a great album! When I heard It Begins month ago I was like... meehhhh.... but it works great on an album. Music is very fresh, complex but songs are not too long which I think works fine here. It's that kind of album which, when You are starting to listen to - You know that You will not be bored :) I love it, 9/10.
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« Reply #147 on: November 05, 2017, 12:39:02 PM »
Great album, kind of a more accessible Planet X with very good vocals and more modern keyboards, sometimes reminding me the last 2 JLB albums. The only relative flaw on the album, at least for my taste, is that the pace of the songs are very similar and mid tempo. I would love to see some faster songs on it. But I guess it has to do with Donati's drumming style, because it's similar to another albums that I've heard where he's involved in the compositions.
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #148 on: November 05, 2017, 02:25:13 PM »
So is there any chance of these guys touring for the album? They strike me as an internet band.
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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #149 on: November 05, 2017, 02:49:52 PM »
I read somewhere that they planned to tour...

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #150 on: November 05, 2017, 03:23:11 PM »
I would want to see how Casali is managing to sing and play along to those tunes...very complicated pieces out there and even more complicated when You have to sing to it...
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« Reply #151 on: November 05, 2017, 06:15:09 PM »
I would want to see how Casali is managing to sing and play along to those tunes...very complicated pieces out there and even more complicated when You have to sing to it...

Your post reminded me of
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #152 on: November 05, 2017, 06:15:49 PM »
 :lol

Awesome!
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #153 on: November 07, 2017, 08:35:54 AM »
I'm just gonna say 1 thing about this album:  :metal


On a more serious note, it's been a while since a prog metal album from a band I didn't know got me interested as this.
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« Reply #154 on: November 07, 2017, 11:37:43 AM »
I'm just gonna say 1 thing about this album:  :metal


On a more serious note, it's been a while since a prog metal album from a band I didn't know got me interested as this.

 :metal indeed!
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #155 on: November 14, 2017, 04:03:25 AM »
New video out, for the song Paralyzed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GMrfqMWrM&feature=youtu.be

Much better than the first one. The wrong spelling for "loose" (shiuld be lose) however is distracting.
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« Reply #156 on: November 14, 2017, 05:42:42 AM »
 :tup Nice.

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« Reply #157 on: November 14, 2017, 07:38:00 AM »
This is honestly what I expected SoA to sound like.

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« Reply #158 on: November 14, 2017, 08:06:11 AM »
emtee, have you bought this album?

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« Reply #159 on: November 14, 2017, 08:07:59 AM »
This album hasn't blown me away like others have said.   What's wrong with me?


Wait don't answer that! :lol
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« Reply #160 on: November 14, 2017, 08:20:59 AM »
You're good. It's not blowing me away either but I find it to be very interesting. I think like emtee here, there were a lot of people that were expecting SOA to sound like this and since they were disappointed with that one, they're now overcompensating with this one  ;)
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« Reply #161 on: November 14, 2017, 08:32:32 AM »
I've stopped playing SOA.  It just doesn't grab me.
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« Reply #162 on: November 14, 2017, 09:00:52 AM »
The appeal to me really is that it strikes the balance between accessibility and complexity. Those vocal melodies, they're very catchy. Sometimes even poppish. But it's still undeniably prog in its technicality.

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« Reply #163 on: November 14, 2017, 09:03:59 AM »
New video out, for the song Paralyzed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GMrfqMWrM&feature=youtu.be

Much better than the first one. The wrong spelling for "loose" (shiuld be lose) however is distracting.

LOVE that song, really good stuff!

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #164 on: November 14, 2017, 10:01:21 AM »
New video out, for the song Paralyzed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GMrfqMWrM&feature=youtu.be

Much better than the first one. The wrong spelling for "loose" (shiuld be lose) however is distracting.

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #165 on: November 14, 2017, 10:15:17 AM »
New video out, for the song Paralyzed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GMrfqMWrM&feature=youtu.be

Much better than the first one. The wrong spelling for "loose" (shiuld be lose) however is distracting.

Losen up bro.

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« Reply #166 on: November 14, 2017, 10:22:56 AM »
New video out, for the song Paralyzed.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GMrfqMWrM&feature=youtu.be

Much better than the first one. The wrong spelling for "loose" (shiuld be lose) however is distracting.

Losen up bro.

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« Reply #167 on: November 14, 2017, 10:33:19 AM »
This album hasn't blown me away like others have said.   What's wrong with me?


Wait don't answer that! :lol

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You're good. It's not blowing me away either but I find it to be very interesting. I think like emtee here, there were a lot of people that were expecting SOA to sound like this and since they were disappointed with that one, they're now overcompensating with this one  ;)

I actually wasn't expecting to like the Icefish album too much, but I was gladly wrong and this is now my album of the year, not because of me not liking the SOA album, but because this album is AMAZING! :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #168 on: November 20, 2017, 02:48:58 PM »
I'm really impressed with this record.  It could have been a wank-fest, but the focus on songwriting and restraint is really refreshing. It's also nice to see a drummer being so involved in the writing process. :metal
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« Reply #169 on: November 23, 2017, 12:32:01 AM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

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Re: IceFish - New Progressive Rock Project feat. Virgil Donati and Marco Sfogli
« Reply #170 on: November 23, 2017, 12:55:09 AM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!
Great to have You here Alex, and great news about touring! Human Hardware is a very good album, hope to see You live in Poland soon ;) Thanks for the great music!   :metal
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« Reply #171 on: November 23, 2017, 02:48:05 AM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

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« Reply #172 on: November 23, 2017, 04:48:54 AM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!
That's awesome, would love to see you guys live some day!!  :tup
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« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2017, 05:51:53 AM »
Alex, come to Braziiiil (more specifically, Brasiiiilia)!!! ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2017, 09:38:16 AM »
Hi everybody,
Alex from Icefish here. A friend of mine sent me this post link and I'm here to thank you all for the great comments and feedbacks. Each comment is really important for us because it help us to grow as a band so again..thank you so much!
Next year we will start touring as much as we can and begin writing songs for the new album. We want to stay around for many years to come  ;)
Thanks for your precious support and please continue to spread the word about our music.
Cheers!

Thank YOU, Alex, Marco, Andrea and Virgil for releasing my favorite album of the year! :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."