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TAC

So since this is a Frontiers release, I'm going to put this here.



I've been really digging this album big time. Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, but the dude has some pipes on this album. Also has the rhythm section of Stryper and guitarist Mike Flyntz from Riot/Riot V.

The inclusion of Mike Flyntz is really the only reason I even gave this a listen. He has carried the Riot flag, and seems like an all around great dude.

But I gotta say, I am impressed at how he carries this hard rocking guitar based album. He has some great solos and some fantastic playing.

I stay pretty engaged through most of this, but the songwriting does seem to peter out a bit towards the end. That said, I rate this Better Than Solid.
Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

Glasser

Cleanbreak is a very good album. I love that the band is named after a pleasant and easy bowel moment.  :rollin

TAC

Quote from: Glasser on July 14, 2022, 06:19:06 PM
Cleanbreak is a very good album. I love that the band is named after a pleasant and easy bowel moment.  :rollin

Brought on by the deep breathing.
Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

bl5150

Quote from: Glasser on July 14, 2022, 06:19:06 PM
Cleanbreak is a very good album. I love that the band is named after a pleasant and easy bowel moment.  :rollin

Well he did say it was better than solid

Glasser

Quote from: bl5150 on July 14, 2022, 06:26:14 PM
Quote from: Glasser on July 14, 2022, 06:19:06 PM
Cleanbreak is a very good album. I love that the band is named after a pleasant and easy bowel moment.  :rollin

Well he did say it was better than solid

Excellent!  :rollin :rollin :rollin

TAC

Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

wolfking

Haha.

I'll check that album, the singles seemed promising.

jingle.boy

Quote from: TAC on July 14, 2022, 06:15:47 PM
Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, b

The fact you know this, and not ... like... another couple thousand other pop culture references disturbs me.  Who watches AI anymore these days?
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

nick_z

Quote from: TAC on July 14, 2022, 06:15:47 PM
So since this is a Frontiers release, I'm going to put this here.



I've been really digging this album big time. Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, but the dude has some pipes on this album. Also has the rhythm section of Stryper and guitarist Mike Flyntz from Riot/Riot V.

The inclusion of Mike Flyntz is really the only reason I even gave this a listen. He has carried the Riot flag, and seems like an all around great dude.

But I gotta say, I am impressed at how he carries this hard rocking guitar based album. He has some great solos and some fantastic playing.

I stay pretty engaged through most of this, but the songwriting does seem to peter out a bit towards the end. That said, I rate this Better Than Solid.

I have yet to hear the whole thing, but the opening title-track is awesome! Great song.

wolfking

Quote from: jingle.boy on July 15, 2022, 07:32:38 AM
Quote from: TAC on July 14, 2022, 06:15:47 PM
Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, b

The fact you know this, and not ... like... another couple thousand other pop culture references disturbs me.  Who watches AI anymore these days?

I wasn't too sure exactly who he was but when I saw the first clip he looked familiar to me and I knew he was from some sort of reality American shit, and I assumed singing.

TAC

Quote from: jingle.boy on July 15, 2022, 07:32:38 AM
Quote from: TAC on July 14, 2022, 06:15:47 PM
Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, b

The fact you know this, and not ... like... another couple thousand other pop culture references disturbs me.  Who watches AI anymore these days?

So I know James Durbin has been on a few projects including Quiet Riot. I think he's on the Frontiers roster. But in every press release he's described as "ex AI"or "AI alum". I was long done watching AI by that point. I think the last season we watched was the Adam Lambert year (he got robbed!).
Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

wolfking

A Frontiers Factory band by the looks.  Magnus Karlsson though.  Decent song actually.

https://youtu.be/r81S3qSGJv0

wolfking


jingle.boy

I think that Unbreakable vid came out a few weeks back.  Seems pretty decent.

Here's another one ...

QuoteUltima Grace is a new metal project formed by keyboardist Yuhki (Galneryus, Alhambra) featuring lead vocals by none other than Anette Olzon (The Dark Element, ex-Nightwish). Their self-titled debut album was released on March 16th in Japan, but Frontiers Music Srl is now releasing it in the rest of the world on September 9th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFvQtKSD2ZQ
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

wolfking

Jeez, now that one is a POS if you ask me.  :lol

wolfking


jingle.boy

Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 04:30:15 AM
Jeez, now that one is a POS if you ask me.  :lol

Yeah, not the best I've heard out of Anette, but worth checking out the album when it's out.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

Deathless

Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 04:15:36 AM
Another one;

https://youtu.be/etafg9ATKA4

This is a fucking great song I must say.

They've got some talent, I dig it. Now they just need to get away from Del Vecchio :D

wolfking

Quote from: Deathless on July 20, 2022, 04:57:17 AM
Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 04:15:36 AM
Another one;

https://youtu.be/etafg9ATKA4

This is a fucking great song I must say.

They've got some talent, I dig it. Now they just need to get away from Del Vecchio :D

I saw he produced the fucking thing!  :facepalm:

bl5150

Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 05:02:50 AM
Quote from: Deathless on July 20, 2022, 04:57:17 AM
Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 04:15:36 AM
Another one;

https://youtu.be/etafg9ATKA4

This is a fucking great song I must say.

They've got some talent, I dig it. Now they just need to get away from Del Vecchio :D

I saw he produced the fucking thing!  :facepalm:

Listened to that a few weeks back and liked it.  Pretty basic stuff but catchy...........and some decent pedigree there with Magnus and the bassist (who has some very cheesy moves) is from H.E.A.T which perhaps outweighs the Del Vichioso factor.

wolfking

Quote from: bl5150 on July 20, 2022, 05:21:31 AM
Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 05:02:50 AM
Quote from: Deathless on July 20, 2022, 04:57:17 AM
Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 04:15:36 AM
Another one;

https://youtu.be/etafg9ATKA4

This is a fucking great song I must say.

They've got some talent, I dig it. Now they just need to get away from Del Vecchio :D

I saw he produced the fucking thing!  :facepalm:

Listened to that a few weeks back and liked it.  Pretty basic stuff but catchy...........and some decent pedigree there with Magnus and the bassist (who has some very cheesy moves) is from H.E.A.T which perhaps outweighs the Del Vichioso factor.

Magnus easily destroys the Del Vecchio factor for me.  The bassist is kinda irritating in that video lol.  Wonderful chorus and some nice shred as always.  That whole middle section was kind of refreshing.

Stadler

"The Del Vecchio Factor".  Sounds like a cool band name! 

Lowdz

Saw this earlier and was coming to share because I hadn't heard any mention of it. It's got Magnus written all over it thank god, rather than the Italiancheese merchant.

Glasser

Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 05:02:50 AM
Quote from: Deathless on July 20, 2022, 04:57:17 AM
Quote from: wolfking on July 20, 2022, 04:15:36 AM
Another one;

https://youtu.be/etafg9ATKA4

This is a fucking great song I must say.

They've got some talent, I dig it. Now they just need to get away from Del Vecchio :D

I saw he produced the fucking thing!  :facepalm:

The Del Vecchio thing is played out. They need to sign more bands that write their own tunes.

wolfking

Quote from: Lowdz on July 20, 2022, 11:01:44 AM
Saw this earlier and was coming to share because I hadn't heard any mention of it. It's got Magnus written all over it thank god, rather than the Italiancheese merchant.

I don't click on any Frontiers vids that come up in my Youtube feed, so I missed it.  But last night when the second video was released there was a post in my feed about the band and saw Magnus' name so, there you go.

Looking forward to this album.

nick_z

Quote from: nick_z on July 15, 2022, 09:01:58 AM
Quote from: TAC on July 14, 2022, 06:15:47 PM
So since this is a Frontiers release, I'm going to put this here.



I've been really digging this album big time. Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, but the dude has some pipes on this album. Also has the rhythm section of Stryper and guitarist Mike Flyntz from Riot/Riot V.

The inclusion of Mike Flyntz is really the only reason I even gave this a listen. He has carried the Riot flag, and seems like an all around great dude.

But I gotta say, I am impressed at how he carries this hard rocking guitar based album. He has some great solos and some fantastic playing.

I stay pretty engaged through most of this, but the songwriting does seem to peter out a bit towards the end. That said, I rate this Better Than Solid.

I have yet to hear the whole thing, but the opening title-track is awesome! Great song.

To come back to this - I guess I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying it...? To quote myself, the opening track is a banger, but there's a bunch more tasty tunes after that. I have to agree the guitar playing is the highlight, but all performances are full of energy. The rhythm section really goes for it. And I mean, as melodic as this is, it's also surprisingly "metal" (Still Fighting!). It's true that the songs tend to get a little more generic in the second half (although "Cleanbreak" is fun and different), but they are never less than enjoyable.

Lowdz

New House of Lords track. I like it, but I've found their last few albums sound weird, and this is the same. The vocals don't bed in with the music, just sit there on top of it somehow.

https://youtu.be/9dOlvZT1evQ

WardySI

Quote from: Lowdz on July 30, 2022, 08:16:51 AM
New House of Lords track. I like it, but I've found their last few albums sound weird, and this is the same. The vocals don't bed in with the music, just sit there on top of it somehow.

https://youtu.be/9dOlvZT1evQ

While I hear and appreciate this complaint I gotta say as excruciating candyfloss as the chorus is, this is probably one of the finest later-day HOL songs I've heard yet and don't believe any Del Vecchio to be found (nor on the latest Nordic Union which is pretty great too.  See Frontiers it doesn't HAVE to be that way no?...)

But yes, hoping this could well be an improvement over the last couple HOL albums regardless of the clique album title (I mean c'mon seriously how many Saints And Sinners do we have out there already?)

wolfking

#6748
Quote from: nick_z on July 21, 2022, 06:58:44 PM
Quote from: nick_z on July 15, 2022, 09:01:58 AM
Quote from: TAC on July 14, 2022, 06:15:47 PM
So since this is a Frontiers release, I'm going to put this here.



I've been really digging this album big time. Has James Durbin on vocals. Yeah yeah, American Idol, which holds me back a bit, but the dude has some pipes on this album. Also has the rhythm section of Stryper and guitarist Mike Flyntz from Riot/Riot V.

The inclusion of Mike Flyntz is really the only reason I even gave this a listen. He has carried the Riot flag, and seems like an all around great dude.

But I gotta say, I am impressed at how he carries this hard rocking guitar based album. He has some great solos and some fantastic playing.

I stay pretty engaged through most of this, but the songwriting does seem to peter out a bit towards the end. That said, I rate this Better Than Solid.

I have yet to hear the whole thing, but the opening title-track is awesome! Great song.

To come back to this - I guess I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying it...? To quote myself, the opening track is a banger, but there's a bunch more tasty tunes after that. I have to agree the guitar playing is the highlight, but all performances are full of energy. The rhythm section really goes for it. And I mean, as melodic as this is, it's also surprisingly "metal" (Still Fighting!). It's true that the songs tend to get a little more generic in the second half (although "Cleanbreak" is fun and different), but they are never less than enjoyable.

I'm having my first listen now.

EDIT:  This is really good.  American Idol or not, this guy is a great singer and fits the style perfectly.  Ripping guitar work as expected.  Still Fighting sound like Dimeo era Riot, great stuff.

Lowdz

Resurrecting the thread that bore her name once upon a time with the important news that Issa will release a new album in 2023 to save this dying genre and thread! 😀😀😀

ProfessorPeart

Quote from: Lowdz on September 21, 2022, 09:30:35 AM
Resurrecting the thread that bore her name once upon a time with the important news that Issa will release a new album in 2023 to save this dying genre and thread! 😀😀😀

wolfking as soon as he sees this:

Quote from: ProfessorPeart on November 14, 2023, 11:17:53 AMbeul ni teh efac = Lube In The Face / That has to be wrong.  :lol / EDIT: Oh, it's Blue! I'm an idiot.
Quote from: Indiscipline on November 14, 2023, 02:26:25 PMPardon the interruption, but I just had to run in and celebrate the majesty of Lube in the Face as highest moment in roulette history.

wolfking

Quote from: Lowdz on September 21, 2022, 09:30:35 AM
Resurrecting the thread that bore her name once upon a time with the important news that Issa will release a new album in 2023 to save this dying genre and thread! 😀😀😀


wolfking

Not Frontiers but I had a listen to the new Dynazty.......jeez......these guys have really run out of ideas hey.  :lol

jingle.boy

Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 03:17:19 AM
Not Frontiers but I had a listen to the new Dynazty.......jeez......these guys have really run out of ideas hey.  :lol

Yeah ... if you've heard 1 Dynazty album, you've heard them all.  I thought this one was more enjoyable than their last two efforts though - can't really say why, it's just my gut reaction.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 06:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 09:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

Glasser

I'm pretty much done with Frontiers. They release the same album with a different title at this point. Stryper is my only exception personally.