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5 days ago
jaysw
I thought Angra had lost the plot a bit over the last couple of cd's but this is simply outstanding.Up there with Rebirth, which was their last great album in my opinion. No need to add anything to what Akman said about the actual cd - agree completely. Jay
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8 days ago
jaysw
My most anticipated release of the year. Can't wait to get my hands on it (although I'm on holiday for a fortnight from next Saturday so will have to wait ANOTHER two weeks until I get back home). Pleased early signs from others are good. I liked a lot of Imaginareum as individual tracks - just didn't think it really worked as an album if you know what I mean? Once and Dark Passion Play were
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9 days ago
jaysw
Love it - most consistent set of songs since The Paramour Sessions for me. Plenty of stand out tracks. Jay
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6 weeks ago
jaysw
Blimey - doesn't seem a second since the last album came out. In fact, I need to give that a few more listens as I liked it but never really got to know it, if you know what I mean? Anyway, great to see they are still pumping out quality tunes on a regular basis. Jay
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7 weeks ago
jaysw
Can't wait for the new Nightwish in March. Really interested to hear what they've come up with for the first studio album with Floor Jansen. Also looking forward to the new Hinder (although not sure what to expect) and the new Gun cd. Jay
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8 weeks ago
jaysw
I may well be in the minority here but I absolutely loved Secret Society (bar the first track/title track) , which I thought blended the hooklines and melody we all love about Europe with a more modern approach (which I also love). It's the only cd since they reformed that I play still. There are other cool songs scattered through the other albums but that is my favourite ever Europe cd. And A
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8 weeks ago
jaysw
Yep - better than ever. Love having all the new stuff that gets posted on the front page each day. Front page and noticeboard are the two must see pages every day for me. And well done (not in a condescending way) for making the amends. When you've put your heart and soul into something it's hard to accept others don't see the improvement. Naturally we are all defensive about the jobs we do an
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2 months ago
jaysw
Me too - Crue/Vain with Seb on vocals - sounds awesome!!!!! Jay
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2 months ago
jaysw
Silverthorn grew on me massively to the point where I definately preferred it to the last couple with Khan which lost some of the Kamelot melody for me, particularly Poetry for the Poisoned which I just never grew to love despite trying hard. Let's hope we all love the next one! Jay
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2 months ago
jaysw
Yep, the Freedom Call was one of their best - awesome from start to finish. Didn't pick up the Vanishing Point cd last year. Have The Fourth Season but not the latest so will check it out. Also, can't wait for the new Nightwish with Floor Jansen - really hope it lives up to expectations but they haven't let me down yet!! Jay
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2 months ago
jaysw
I love loads of different styles of music but I have a really soft spot for quality melodic metal/power metal etc. So for anyone with a similar taste for bands of that ilk (Edguy/Avantasia, Kamelot, classic Helloweeen/Queensyche etc) there have been a whole load of great releases recently that might have gone under the radar. If so, check out cd's by Arion, Black Fate, Harmony, Triosphere,
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2 months ago
jaysw
Really pleased to hear from the news article that Kamelot are due to release a new cd this spring. Much as I adore Roy Khan's voice I didn't think the last couple of cd's he did with Kamelot hit the heights of the earlier albums, and thought Silverthorn was a massive return to form. Hoping this new one carries on the great songwriting and performances from Silverthorn. Jay
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2 months ago
jaysw
Ah yes - knew it was Tony Harnell. Think that tune was on one of the MR Compilation cds - great song! Sorry for the rubbish info!! Jay
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2 months ago
jaysw
I think it's TNT. Off the top of my head I want to say Lonely Nights off the My Religion album, but I could be wrong. Jay
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2 months ago
jaysw
Sounds like a song Nickleback would do. Can hear Chad Kroeger singing that - even lyrically it's right out their songbook. Decent song though and like Halestorm a lot - will be seeing them this March in Norwich for the 4th time. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Nearly always physical cd's through Amazon in the UK on my prime account. Like next day delivery and like the autorip facility where you get a download of the cd too. If the cd is mega expensive i have occasionally downloaded from Itunes but it's never a first choice. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Yep - got mine too today. Seem like excellent guys promoting their music like this and I'll certainly spread the word best I can. There is also a paypal account where you can make a contribution to costs of postage etc if you feel so inclined. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Merry Christmas to Andrew and to all on here. Have a great day. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Check out a new cd from a band called from Black Fate who have just released the album 'Between Visions and Lies' if you have a soft spot for Kamelot and Roy Khan as a vocalist. Absolutely excellent cd from with great songs and absolutely awesome vocals. Sorry - posting this in a hurry so no time to pop in links but I know You Tube has 'Lines in the Sand' and 'Weight of the World' on there. Ja
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3 months ago
jaysw
Excellent album. Hadn't come across them until I saw the review for this cd in Powerplay mag - think it was Album of the Month actually. Singer is much more 'rock' than classical/operatic and the songs are awesome. Well worth checking out for anyone into the slightly heavier side if Mel Rock. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Yep, Sherlock Brothers supported in London with a female fronted 'Blondie' style band first on the bill. Don't know who they were though. Incidentally, the Sherlock Brothers are well worth checking out. And H.E.A.T. were sensationally good in London on Wednesday night. Eric is such a superb singer and frontman - immense. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Daniel also sings in a modern rock band called Lavett. Check out this excellent song off their debut from last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89zewtP87UE Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Superb cd from start to finish. Daniel Heiman is an immense singer (loved the Heed album from a few years ago in particular) and he excels on this. A great mix of very melodic power metal and rock. For those into the more melodic style there is much here to enjoy. Check out 'In Search Of', 'What If' and 'You Are' in particular. Absolute quality and one of my favourites of the year. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Really like the Chasing Hours cd. Excellent stuff. Jay
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3 months ago
jaysw
Sad news - absolutely loved Love and War back in the day - superb record. RIP Jon.
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4 months ago
jaysw
Moist.....I mean, come on!! Love Dishwalla too but that is a ropey name in the extreme. Jay
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4 months ago
jaysw
I'm definitely in the live DVDs/BR camp. Particularly when the band is great visually and that adds so much to the live experience. For instance, I couldn't have listened to a live Skid Row cd but the live video footage was immense. The new H.E.A.T. Live release also feels like a missed opportunity - the live performance is so good it would add a load to the cd only release. Have to agre
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4 months ago
jaysw
And for anyone going, they are supporting H.E.A.T. on their upcoming European tour this November and December. Jay
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4 months ago
jaysw
That is absolutely the case. Jay
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4 months ago
jaysw
Was going to mention J R Richards too. Has to be one of the best vocalists ever IMO. Utter class. Jay
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