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Started by wolfking, November 10, 2011, 04:30:14 AM

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wolfking

Quote from: jingle.boy on October 09, 2022, 05:12:54 AM
Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 04:17:19 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.

The last one (Dark Delight) is actually my fav from them, easily.  I thought they nailed everything on that one.  There is so much here that's just repeated from that especially and older albums.  Listen to I think it was Natural Born Killer and then Heartless Madness and try not to laugh your ass off.

Lowdz

Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 03:46:51 PM
Quote from: jingle.boy on October 09, 2022, 05:12:54 AM
Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 04:17:19 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.

The last one (Dark Delight) is actually my fav from them, easily.  I thought they nailed everything on that one.  There is so much here that's just repeated from that especially and older albums.  Listen to I think it was Natural Born Killer and then Heartless Madness and try not to laugh your ass off.

I thought it was ok but really Sultans of Sin is the only album I ever go back to.

wolfking

Quote from: Lowdz on October 10, 2022, 04:08:33 AM
Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 03:46:51 PM
Quote from: jingle.boy on October 09, 2022, 05:12:54 AM
Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 04:17:19 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.

The last one (Dark Delight) is actually my fav from them, easily.  I thought they nailed everything on that one.  There is so much here that's just repeated from that especially and older albums.  Listen to I think it was Natural Born Killer and then Heartless Madness and try not to laugh your ass off.

I thought it was ok but really Sultans of Sin is the only album I ever go back to.

From memory, I didn't really dig the old stuff.  I'd have to revisit them.

jingle.boy

Quote from: wolfking on October 10, 2022, 04:16:35 AM
Quote from: Lowdz on October 10, 2022, 04:08:33 AM
Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 03:46:51 PM
Quote from: jingle.boy on October 09, 2022, 05:12:54 AM
Quote from: wolfking on October 09, 2022, 04:17:19 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.

The last one (Dark Delight) is actually my fav from them, easily.  I thought they nailed everything on that one.  There is so much here that's just repeated from that especially and older albums.  Listen to I think it was Natural Born Killer and then Heartless Madness and try not to laugh your ass off.

I thought it was ok but really Sultans of Sin is the only album I ever go back to.

From memory, I didn't really dig the old stuff.  I'd have to revisit them.

I've bought 2 Dynazty albums - SoS (at Paul's suggestion), and Renatus.  I saved a couple on Spotify, but haven't been terribly stuffed about them otherwise.  The Night Flight Orchestra falls into this category as well ... I own Amber Galactic and Aeromatic, but the rest does very little for me.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

wolfking

Renatus was the first one that got me interested.  I have that on CD.  Besides that and The Dark Delight, meh.

WardySI

Just for some more positivity will give another shout out for the new House Of Lords album Saints And Sinners.

Sure it's not perfect nor a patch on their heyday releases, nor anything new, but while still a bit too sugar and floss at times finally the lyrics are better more varied, and many of the songs heavier! Tbh feel this is some of their best work since reforming and whatever it was they did different this time, they should keep doing ;)

The title-track is very nice;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ7fv5i5ga4

Mistress Of The Dark;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmRMpTwziNY

Take It All sounds like it coulda been lifted from the Demons Down sessions?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THByNtrjLew

Stadler

Quote from: WardySI on October 12, 2022, 03:23:48 AM
Just for some more positivity will give another shout out for the new House Of Lords album Saints And Sinners.

Sure it's not perfect nor a patch on their heyday releases, nor anything new, but while still a bit too sugar and floss at times finally the lyrics are better more varied, and many of the songs heavier! Tbh feel this is some of their best work since reforming and whatever it was they did different this time, they should keep doing ;)

The title-track is very nice;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ7fv5i5ga4

Mistress Of The Dark;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmRMpTwziNY

Take It All sounds like it coulda been lifted from the Demons Down sessions?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THByNtrjLew

I've written about Jimi Bell here a lot; he's from Hartford and plays in a local Deep Purple - well, really Ritchie Blackmore - cover band called "Beyond Purple" that does Purple, Whitesnake and Rainbow.

wolfking


WardySI

Did not know that thanks Stadler and yes agree he is great.

I think I remember before the previous album there were some rumblings regards Jimi not being so happy with the HOL direction or something (and rightfully so IMO) and glad James has taken better direction here.  So long as they stick to it think this should set them up nicely for a couple more releases tbh \m/

bl5150

I've always felt that Jimi Bell is a decent player but often gets a bit too carried away trying to sound exactly like Zakk Wylde.  Might just be me.......

wolfking

Quote from: bl5150 on October 15, 2022, 01:01:21 AM
I've always felt that Jimi Bell is a decent player but often gets a bit too carried away trying to sound exactly like Zakk Wylde.  Might just be me.......

i've never really thought that listening to him, but I can see what you mean.

Stadler

Quote from: bl5150 on October 15, 2022, 01:01:21 AM
I've always felt that Jimi Bell is a decent player but often gets a bit too carried away trying to sound exactly like Zakk Wylde.  Might just be me.......

Well, there are similarities, but I think it's far more that they have similar influences.

Lowdz

The last few HoL albums all sound like they are recorded and mixed, then someone drops the vocals on top. They just don't sound like they fit in the mix.

jingle.boy

Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

Anguyen92

^^ Warning, there's some flashing lights and images here and there.

wolfking

Quote from: jingle.boy on November 03, 2022, 09:56:30 AM
oooohhhh... this one's for Kade for sure.

https://youtu.be/7VgMmIvinzE

Thank fuck I don't have sound here on my work PC.  Lights of Japan?  :lol

ProfessorPeart

Quote from: wolfking on November 03, 2022, 03:27:44 PM
Quote from: jingle.boy on November 03, 2022, 09:56:30 AM
oooohhhh... this one's for Kade for sure.

https://youtu.be/7VgMmIvinzE

Thank fuck I don't have sound here on my work PC.  Lights of Japan?  :lol

I'm reading all of the glowing comments under the video and trying to figure out which one is yours.

wolfking

As it got going I was thinking it would be an okay song with someone else singing, not nasally screeching.  I then saw James Martin on keyboards and realised it could have been a Vega b-side which explains it.

Guitar solo sucks.  What awful timing and phrasing.

jingle.boy

Quote from: wolfking on November 04, 2022, 04:03:51 AM
As it got going I was thinking it would be an okay song with someone else singing, not nasally screeching.  I then saw James Martin on keyboards and realised it could have been a Vega b-side which explains it.

Guitar solo sucks.  What awful timing and phrasing.

The whole thing was fuckin awful, not just Issa.  I tried to listen to it, had to tap out after about a minute.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

Deathless


bl5150

Quote from: Deathless on November 28, 2022, 01:13:48 PM
New Revolution Saints (Jeff Pilson and Joel Hoekstra are in now) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEy5-jZXjZc&t=24s

For what it is , I think that's actually pretty good.  They don't even credit songwriters any more .................presumably it's just "the machine"

Deathless

Quote from: bl5150 on November 28, 2022, 03:40:53 PM
Quote from: Deathless on November 28, 2022, 01:13:48 PM
New Revolution Saints (Jeff Pilson and Joel Hoekstra are in now) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEy5-jZXjZc&t=24s

For what it is , I think that's actually pretty good.  They don't even credit songwriters any more .................presumably it's just "the machine"

I enjoyed it too. On Spotify the writing credits are:

Alessandro Del Vecchio
Francesco Savino
Rossella Moscatello

So yes?  ;D

wolfking


wolfking

Quote from: bl5150 on November 28, 2022, 03:40:53 PM
Quote from: Deathless on November 28, 2022, 01:13:48 PM
New Revolution Saints (Jeff Pilson and Joel Hoekstra are in now) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEy5-jZXjZc&t=24s

For what it is , I think that's actually pretty good.  They don't even credit songwriters any more .................presumably it's just "the machine"

Yeah, this is quite excellent.  Deen has an amazing voice.

jingle.boy

I really enjoyed the 2015 Rev Saints album.  Can't say I remember the 2020 one.  That tune was pretty decent.  Khymera was ok... definitely fits the thread title!   :biggrin:

Most know how much of a fanboy I am for Johnny Gioelli, and he's got an album out under a new banner - Enemy Eyes.  He described it as "combining old school rock with a European metal feel".  Pretty accurate, imo.  Dude sounds just as good as he did on Hardline's s/t release from 30 years ago.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oegZn6Zt4fM.  Where the hell does Frontiers get the money to invest in these kinds of high quality videos??  Dunno... maybe they're just shot on a Samsung Galaxy.  :lol

Another release I'm really digging from Frontiers is Mantric Momentum / Trial By Fire - it's got Terje Haroy from Pyramaze on the mic.  Nice blend of traditional metal, with a power-y slant.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OFSYFp4A
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

jjrock88

Not really into the song but yeah Johnny definitely sounds good.  If that Hardline debut album had come out 2-3 years earlier, would have been huge.

jingle.boy

disregarding the cheesiness of the vid, I had a go at this album today.  Very solid.  Like, as good as the stuff Frontiers used to pump out 8-10 years ago.  Landfall / Two Strangers ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQfO0y-yU6Y

Tim hates it.
Wolf hates it to - but he hates all music lately.   :lol
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

wolfking

Hey, I haven't even clicked the link yet!.............but yeah, I'll probably hate it.

wolfking

With the Revolution Saints, I thought the very first album was really really good.  Some great melodic rock songs on that one.  They fell off a cliff for me after that though.

wolfking

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 19, 2022, 12:41:45 PM
disregarding the cheesiness of the vid, I had a go at this album today.  Very solid.  Like, as good as the stuff Frontiers used to pump out 8-10 years ago.  Landfall / Two Strangers ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQfO0y-yU6Y

Tim hates it.
Wolf hates it to - but he hates all music lately.   :lol

I checked it out.....

I didn't know COVID affected your hearing along with your taste and smell.

bl5150


jingle.boy

Quote from: wolfking on December 20, 2022, 03:49:29 AM
Quote from: jingle.boy on December 19, 2022, 12:41:45 PM
disregarding the cheesiness of the vid, I had a go at this album today.  Very solid.  Like, as good as the stuff Frontiers used to pump out 8-10 years ago.  Landfall / Two Strangers ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQfO0y-yU6Y

Tim hates it.
Wolf hates it to - but he hates all music lately.   :lol

I checked it out.....

I didn't know COVID affected your hearing along with your taste and smell.

You know, you might be on to something.  Or that lightning fried more than you are ready to admit.   :P :-*
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

nick_z

Posting it here since it's Frontiers:



After Lapse - Face the Storm

From Spain, in many ways this is as textbook "prog metal" as it gets, but I found it enjoyable. Strong DT influence in some of the guitar riffs/solos and keyboards textures, as one would expect, but it's a pretty concise package, with no real long songs (by prog standards). Nice vocal melodies, especially in the choruses (some of them a tad more melodic power-adjacent, e.g. Where No One Cares). Vocals are good, maybe kinda thin at the top of their range. The verses in a couple of songs try to be a little tougher, which doesn't work super-well, but overall things are in the right places.

Again, nothing new, but it was a pleasant listen.

wolfking

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 20, 2022, 06:21:36 AM
Quote from: wolfking on December 20, 2022, 03:49:29 AM
Quote from: jingle.boy on December 19, 2022, 12:41:45 PM
disregarding the cheesiness of the vid, I had a go at this album today.  Very solid.  Like, as good as the stuff Frontiers used to pump out 8-10 years ago.  Landfall / Two Strangers ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQfO0y-yU6Y

Tim hates it.
Wolf hates it to - but he hates all music lately.   :lol

I checked it out.....

I didn't know COVID affected your hearing along with your taste and smell.

You know, you might be on to something.  Or that lightning fried more than you are ready to admit.   :P :-*

Oh yeah, I was certainly fried before, but yes, even more so now.  :lol

I realised life is too short to spend my time listening to generic, rehashed and average music.  ;D

Lowdz

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 19, 2022, 12:41:45 PM
disregarding the cheesiness of the vid, I had a go at this album today.  Very solid.  Like, as good as the stuff Frontiers used to pump out 8-10 years ago.  Landfall / Two Strangers ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQfO0y-yU6Y

Tim hates it.
Wolf hates it to - but he hates all music lately.   :lol

Just dropped in to say Fuck me that was bad. :lol :lol :lol