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« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2018, 08:46:14 PM »
Fear the Unknown solo play through:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhdVufI7w4&feature=youtu.be&a

That was one of the most impressive things I've seen a guitar player do. He doesn't even frown his eyebrows!!!


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« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2018, 08:51:55 PM »
Fear the Unknown solo play through:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhdVufI7w4&feature=youtu.be&a

That was one of the most impressive things I've seen a guitar player do. He doesn't even frown his eyebrows!!!

Technically, the dude is just scary talented. I just wish he was more diverse and didn't have basically 1 style. Luckily he nails that style amazingly well.
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« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2018, 10:28:41 PM »
Fear the Unknown solo play through:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhdVufI7w4&feature=youtu.be&a

That was one of the most impressive things I've seen a guitar player do. He doesn't even frown his eyebrows!!!

Technically, the dude is just scary talented. I just wish he was more diverse and didn't have basically 1 style. Luckily he nails that style amazingly well.

I have always thought this. Love listening to him play and his chops are out of this world but his playing can be quite one dimensional at times.  Although love everything he does guitar wise.

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« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2018, 12:39:06 AM »
Stumbled upon this guy on YT, he's doing some more in-depth analysis of Romeo's playing/riffs and techniques which is rather interesting to watch, at least for me. King of Terrors /metric modulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgMGfsPhfJU

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« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2018, 02:00:14 AM »
I'm sure Michael Romeo kept in mind to not sound too much like SX.

It was hard to articulate in detail, but there are definitely moments where it sounds A LOT like Symphony X.  I mean, there are plenty of times where songs were very derivative of the sound of V, or The Odyssey, or Paradise Lost.  But then other times where it was definitely way outside the box.  It is a good mix of both.  And yet, I somehow NEVER felt like I was listening to something that wasn't written by Michael Romeo.

Cool, that sounds like everything I want out of a (Romeo) solo project.

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« Reply #75 on: July 25, 2018, 11:00:17 AM »
Fear the Unknown solo play through:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhdVufI7w4&feature=youtu.be&a

That was one of the most impressive things I've seen a guitar player do. He doesn't even frown his eyebrows!!!

His economy of motion is really impressive.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #76 on: July 25, 2018, 03:31:36 PM »
Every time I see him in a video like that, he looks like he's thinking what he's going to have for dinner the day after while playing.

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« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2018, 07:14:19 PM »
Every time I see him in a video like that, he looks like he's thinking what he's going to have for dinner the day after while playing.
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I do the same thing while I'm playing guitar. Jamming makes me hungry for some reason..
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2018, 09:10:12 PM »
I took abydos' comment as he plays so effortlessly that he can be thinking about something completely different and not miss a beat.

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« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2018, 09:54:38 PM »
Well it definitely sounds a lot like Symphony X, but itís no Symphony X. It has some great riffs, but it also has quite a few riffs that sound like recycled Symphony X riffs and the choruses are typical prog/power metal choruses. Most of the choruses sounded very familiar to me unlike most of Symphony Xís choruses. Not a bad album by any means, but Iím disappointed.
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« Reply #80 on: July 27, 2018, 01:14:36 AM »
I took abydos' comment as he plays so effortlessly that he can be thinking about something completely different and not miss a beat.
That's what I meant.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #81 on: July 27, 2018, 03:21:42 AM »
Well it definitely sounds a lot like Symphony X, but itís no Symphony X. It has some great riffs, but it also has quite a few riffs that sound like recycled Symphony X riffs and the choruses are typical prog/power metal choruses. Most of the choruses sounded very familiar to me unlike most of Symphony Xís choruses. Not a bad album by any means, but Iím disappointed.

I had hoped that this project would move away from the samey power metal sound of the last SX album. Hope I can find some free time on the next days to digest it.

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« Reply #82 on: July 27, 2018, 03:48:18 AM »
Guys, I'll be interviewing drummer John Macaluso, who played on Romeo's new album, next Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions for him! He's an interesting character, and has played with Symphony X when Jason Rullo had heart issues. He also played with LaBrie in one of his solo tours, and with Malmsteen and Ark.

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« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2018, 06:47:22 AM »
Well it definitely sounds a lot like Symphony X, but itís no Symphony X. It has some great riffs, but it also has quite a few riffs that sound like recycled Symphony X riffs and the choruses are typical prog/power metal choruses. Most of the choruses sounded very familiar to me unlike most of Symphony Xís choruses. Not a bad album by any means, but Iím disappointed.

I'm almost through my first listen and I would have to agree with this though I wouldn't say I'm disappointed since it's pretty much what I expected. Really reminds me of a direct sequel to Paradise Lost. I've going to give it a few more spins at work today but this is feeling like a 3/5 album. Good but really nothing special.

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« Reply #84 on: July 27, 2018, 07:21:00 AM »
My very first impression is that the album sounds like a blend of Avenged Sevenfold and Symphony X and leaned towards a more commercial sound..A lot of hooks and catchy melodies. Would love to hear an instrumental version of the album. There is a lot going on instrumentally. So far I'm digging it. Wish I can pull out that Romeo guitar sound. Absolutely love it.
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« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2018, 12:55:29 PM »
3 solid listens.

Fear the Unknown, Black, Djinn, & Differences are all solid tunes with great riffs, solos, and vocal melodies. All of the rest did nothing for me or sounds like Symphony X b-sides. Being as I enjoyed 4/10 tracks I lower my ranking to 2/5.

Now time to move on to Redemption.  :metal

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« Reply #86 on: July 27, 2018, 12:57:09 PM »
Robots sounds nothing like Symphony X.  What did you think of that one?
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« Reply #87 on: July 27, 2018, 01:29:34 PM »
Robots sounds nothing like Symphony X.  What did you think of that one?

I appreciate the experiment but Robots just didn't click with me.  Everything just seemed disjointed.

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« Reply #88 on: July 27, 2018, 01:40:44 PM »
I was living in a blissful amnesia at how godawful and farty dubstep like that is. Other than that the song is good, but I know I won't listen to it with that shit in, it makes my ears hurt.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2018, 01:53:14 PM »
Robots sounds nothing like Symphony X.  What did you think of that one?

Invariably, I'm going to make this a 9-track album in my library.
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #90 on: July 27, 2018, 02:42:11 PM »
Y'all are crazy.
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« Reply #91 on: July 27, 2018, 02:44:09 PM »
Y'all are crazy.

Keep it on topic!   :biggrin:
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« Reply #92 on: July 27, 2018, 02:47:58 PM »
Dropped the needle in a couple spots on Spotify.

Ordered! :metal
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #93 on: July 27, 2018, 03:23:51 PM »
TAC, stop liking good music.  I'm not sure I can handle this newfound change.

Y'all are crazy.

Keep it on topic!   :biggrin:

Oops.  Sorry, boss.
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #94 on: July 27, 2018, 03:55:06 PM »
Dropped the needle in a couple spots on Spotify.

Ordered! :metal

Yep, I bought this and Redemption earlier this week just on a few samples and bosk's reviews. Should be in the mailbox when I get home.

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« Reply #95 on: July 27, 2018, 03:56:10 PM »
Listening to F*cking Robots on Spotify now, haven't heard anything else (can't even remember what the first single sounds like). I dig the electronic elements. I really do. It's nice to hear a metal guitarist actually bringing something new to the table. Gonna play this over the weekend, sounds very promising.
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2018, 04:44:00 PM »
Listening to F*cking Robots on Spotify now, haven't heard anything else (can't even remember what the first single sounds like). I dig the electronic elements. I really do. It's nice to hear a metal guitarist actually bringing something new to the table. Gonna play this over the weekend, sounds very promising.

You roll anything even remotely similar to that in my Roulette, it's insta-elimination.

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« Reply #98 on: July 27, 2018, 05:22:07 PM »
Listening to F*cking Robots on Spotify now, haven't heard anything else (can't even remember what the first single sounds like). I dig the electronic elements. I really do. It's nice to hear a metal guitarist actually bringing something new to the table. Gonna play this over the weekend, sounds very promising.

You roll anything even remotely similar to that in my Roulette, it's insta-elimination.

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 :lol Even better. Randy Newman every single round.
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« Reply #99 on: July 27, 2018, 05:38:15 PM »
Listening to F*cking Robots on Spotify now, haven't heard anything else (can't even remember what the first single sounds like). I dig the electronic elements. I really do. It's nice to hear a metal guitarist actually bringing something new to the table. Gonna play this over the weekend, sounds very promising.

You roll anything even remotely similar to that in my Roulette, it's insta-elimination.

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 :lol Even better. Randy Newman every single round.

Key word right there.
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« Reply #100 on: July 27, 2018, 05:53:43 PM »
Is that the guy who does the Monk song?  Not a fan...

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« Reply #101 on: July 27, 2018, 06:11:02 PM »
Is that the guy who does the Monk song?  Not a fan...

You'll be hearing him again shortly, methinks.  :biggrin: He does the 'You've Got A Friend In Me' song from Toy Story, the song Short People, a bunch of others... IAJOT is a good song to me but like many talented composers one song is not indicative of his style

Anyway... ROMEO! This guy shreds! Digging this album.
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« Reply #102 on: July 27, 2018, 07:20:16 PM »
Is that the guy who does the Monk song?  Not a fan...

You'll be hearing him again shortly, methinks.  :biggrin: He does the 'You've Got A Friend In Me' song from Toy Story, the song Short People, a bunch of others... IAJOT is a good song to me but like many talented composers one song is not indicative of his style

Anyway... ROMEO! This guy shreds! Digging this album.

Yeah, just .  don't.  If you do, everyone else will have a really hard time getting a 10 that round.

As for Romeo's album, I wouldn't know.  I'm on vacation. :P. Will be checking it and Redemption out a little late.

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« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2018, 09:37:40 PM »
Picked up my physical copy, and happy to be cranking it.  :metal
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #104 on: July 28, 2018, 01:16:26 AM »
Yeah, this sounds really SX for me, also F*cking Robots when you ignore those grumpy electric sounds. But I like it anyway, don't mind to compare these because Michael is the main composer anyways for SX and for this record.

I was wondering if this albums tells that SymX ever doing more albums or is Romeo moving with these solo albums now...
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