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Ostura - The Room
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:28:27 AM »
This album comes out tomorrow, a prog metal concept album centered around Lebanese band Ostura, with many guest musicians including Arjen, Marco Sfogli, and the Prague philharmonic. I've spun a promo copy of this one, and it's beyond tremendous. Fans of ayreon, it would be  criminal for you to miss this album...

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 10:50:06 AM »
That is good. I heard physical releases are planned for the near future and I'd like to grab a copy then.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 11:11:01 AM »
Definitely gonna check this out, sounds like I'd hate it  :corn
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
I'm on it like a cougar on a wounded chicken
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 01:19:33 PM »
Sounds cool.

Anyway how is your sex life?

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 01:37:13 PM »
Sounds cool.

Anyway how is your sex life?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 04:28:09 PM »
Not getting any reference...little help?
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 04:56:26 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 05:07:52 PM »
Ah, thank you. Didn't see that one.  :tup
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Re: Ostura - The Room
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 08:36:26 PM »
Full album is up on Spotify.....

https://open.spotify.com/album/30xaeIlw8w0WcsIGvCzfJH


I cannot stress enough how fucking good this thing is guys...
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 05:26:53 AM »
On my 2nd spin now.  Kicking my ass for sure.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 06:31:59 AM »
Goddamnit, the album isn't available yet in the US iTunes store for some reason.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 07:41:29 AM »
Goddamnit, the album isn't available yet in the US iTunes store for some reason.

Or Canada - and I told them that twice over FB!
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2018, 10:40:08 AM »
Yeah, they're release is quite confusing, streaming only in the US for now. Hopefully the positive press it's getting will convince the label to release it at least on download if not a physical copy.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2018, 08:06:56 AM »
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 08:35:41 AM »
I gave it one spin (the album is up on the streaming service I use), and while the musicianship was pretty good, I thought the vocal melodies were very forced at times. Maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, I'll try it again tomorrow.

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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 09:01:12 AM »
I gave it one spin (the album is up on the streaming service I use), and while the musicianship was pretty good, I thought the vocal melodies were very forced at times. Maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, I'll try it again tomorrow.

Dude... Mike Mills provides a lot of contributions - and not the screamy high-pitched kind.  He sounds marvellous here.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2018, 09:40:47 AM »
Just finished Escape. Holy fuck this album is great so far. I love the guitar work, orchestra, and the female vocals. The riffs have good grooves to them as well. Its energetic, and metal.
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 10:25:34 AM »
Escape is burned into my head today, such an epic track.
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 06:44:50 PM »
Just got around to checking this out.
This album is a giant tease. There's a heaviness to it but it never really gets heavy like I hoped it would, or should. And I'm always meh on female vocals.
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2018, 09:04:48 PM »
Just got around to checking this out.
This album is a giant tease. There's a heaviness to it but it never really gets heavy like I hoped it would, or should. And I'm always meh on female vocals.

I can see how someone who digs the uber heavy could consider this a tease. For me the heaviness is taken care of by the hugeness of the sound, I really can't describe it any other way. How they closely intertwine the orchestral parts with the more traditional metal elements really adds another level of depth to the music for me, and they seem to do it at an extreme that hasn't really been done before. I've spun this thing about twenty times now, and it still gives me a chubby every time.
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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2018, 11:35:49 PM »
Just got around to checking this out.
This album is a giant tease. There's a heaviness to it but it never really gets heavy like I hoped it would, or should. And I'm always meh on female vocals.

I can see how someone who digs the uber heavy could consider this a tease. For me the heaviness is taken care of by the hugeness of the sound, I really can't describe it any other way. How they closely intertwine the orchestral parts with the more traditional metal elements really adds another level of depth to the music for me, and they seem to do it at an extreme that hasn't really been done before. I've spun this thing about twenty times now, and it still gives me a chubby every time.

Exactly. I can't describe it either. But it has this Heavy style that I can't quite convey. The best I could describe it is...Progressive Symphonic Metal (emphasize the metal).
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 03:50:18 AM »
This album is freaking awesome. Thanks for the tip. The orchestration is huge and really puts this band over the top.

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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2018, 05:46:43 AM »
Awesome killer stellar Album! Proudly made in my country  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2018, 03:12:40 AM »
I pretty much agree with everything said in this review, especially about the 2nd half being the better part of the album.

https://theprogmind.com/2018/02/23/ostura-the-room/

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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2018, 03:57:31 PM »
Just got around to checking this out.
This album is a giant tease. There's a heaviness to it but it never really gets heavy like I hoped it would, or should. And I'm always meh on female vocals.

I can see how someone who digs the uber heavy could consider this a tease. For me the heaviness is taken care of by the hugeness of the sound, I really can't describe it any other way. How they closely intertwine the orchestral parts with the more traditional metal elements really adds another level of depth to the music for me, and they seem to do it at an extreme that hasn't really been done before. I've spun this thing about twenty times now, and it still gives me a chubby every time.

Exactly. I can't describe it either. But it has this Heavy style that I can't quite convey. The best I could describe it is...Progressive Symphonic Metal (emphasize the metal).

I call it Blue Balls Metal. ;D
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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2018, 07:40:13 PM »
Lol...

I pretty much agree with everything said in this review, especially about the 2nd half being the better part of the album.

https://theprogmind.com/2018/02/23/ostura-the-room/

Yeah, him and I were equally blown away by the album.
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2018, 11:07:07 PM »
I don't think this album is getting as much attention as it deserves.  :metal The closest thing I can compare this to is Ayreon and this blows Ayreon's last album out of the water. Escape is Beyond epic.  ;) 
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2018, 06:43:52 AM »
And TAC can suck it  :biggrin:, this is heavy in all the right places.  :tup

This is so sig-worthy.   :biggrin:
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2018, 04:45:56 PM »
Great album.

Duality is all kinds of awesome, but especially the mellow section of singing after the world music bit. Chill inducing.

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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2018, 08:49:46 PM »
The Room is now available on disc...

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ostura1
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2018, 08:51:08 PM »
Just saw that and I will own this....
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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2018, 08:51:44 PM »
Oh good. My coffee cup has been leaving a stain on my table.






















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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2018, 08:53:52 PM »
^ See my sig.
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2018, 08:55:52 PM »
Not sure what this has to do with a nebula or a Federation.
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