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#21 vaportrailer

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

View PostBoots, on 17 June 2017 - 08:04 AM, said:

What the hell is Gowan doing in Styx?

That Larry Gowan's a strange animal.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

View PostBoots, on 17 June 2017 - 08:04 AM, said:

What the hell is Gowan doing in Styx?

Gets old answering this one.  He's only been in the band 16 years now.  Time to get the f**k over it.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

View PostLaurabw, on 17 June 2017 - 07:48 AM, said:

I've only listened through once,  but I really like it already. it reminds me of grand illusion and equinox .

It definitely is of that era.  Had this album come in 1979 I wouldn't have batted an eye.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

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View PostBoots, on 17 June 2017 - 08:04 AM, said:

What the hell is Gowan doing in Styx?

Gets old answering this one.  He's only been in the band 16 years now.  Time to get the f**k over it.
Yes. He's a brilliant musician in his own right.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:41 PM

"The Mission" is a great sounding record...

...especially you are a fan of "The Grand Illusion" / "Pieces of Eight" era.

It is so classic "Styx sounding" while still sounding quite fresh, indeed.

It doesn't sound, to these ears, that they are trying to capitalize on past glory, but rather (and finally) picking up where they left off.

And with great result.

I love when a band, from back in the day, surprises you with an album like this.

Don't even get me started about how great the new Cheap Trick album is!

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:42 PM

I saw the thread and decided to mute the baseball game and give it a listen since it's already on YouTube in its entirety.  Much better than I was expecting.  I never cared for the cheesy keyboard sound they used to use and, thankfully, it only pops up a couple of time most notably in the opening track overture which is a short instrumental intro.  They most sound like old Styx on the last 2 tracks and anytime Tommy and JY sing harmony.  I've seen a lot of complaints about Gowan.  Not really familiar with his prior work but his vocals don't bother me at all.  It's a pretty easy listen compared to something like clockwork angels and the production/mixing is pretty clear.  I enjoyed it.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:42 PM

man, I really want to get this now...

I'll def buy it, if not this week then within the next month.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:14 AM

I absolutely hated Gowan in STYX when he joined but man over the years the guy is awesome.

Like I said, Gowan was at his best in Stockton Ca last year.  He surely fits in now for sure.  He blows Dennis DeOld the fukk away.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:11 PM

My only complaint about The Mission: it's way too short.  I would have loved to see this as a double album.  Man's first visit to the Red Planet is much more noteworthy IMO.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:12 PM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 17 June 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

"The Mission" is a great sounding record...

...especially you are a fan of "The Grand Illusion" / "Pieces of Eight" era.

It is so classic "Styx sounding" while still sounding quite fresh, indeed.

It doesn't sound, to these ears, that they are trying to capitalize on past glory, but rather (and finally) picking up where they left off.

And with great result.

I love when a band, from back in the day, surprises you with an album like this.

Don't even get me started about how great the new Cheap Trick album is!

I was an IndieGogo backer, so I should be getting the CD anytime.  Have to settle for the download! :)

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:53 PM

View PostMusicHead, on 21 June 2017 - 04:11 PM, said:

My only complaint about The Mission: it's way too short.  I would have loved to see this as a double album.  Man's first visit to the Red Planet is much more noteworthy IMO.
  OMG!  I just heard this album one time and I am IN LOVE!!!!  I couldn't wait for my autographed cd so I put it on my Apple Music and blasted it on my way to work!!  Holy shit man this is up for my ALBUM OF THE YEAR!  One time through and I love ALL of it.  It's true!  It's way to short, but there is zero filler.  It's their best studio album since "Pieces Of Eight."  Todd kicks ass on this record.  I love the drumming on Overture.  "Red Storm" is a masterpiece.  Incredible vocals by all.  Amazing harmony vocals.  Incredible riffs, guitars and keys!  This album gets 5 OUT OF 5 RED STARS.   I can't wait for Friday night!! I hope they play the whole record live!!!!   I'm having a STYX night tonight!  Dedicated to PAT!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

View PostReGorLaTroy, on 17 June 2017 - 02:41 PM, said:

"The Mission" is a great sounding record...

...especially you are a fan of "The Grand Illusion" / "Pieces of Eight" era.

It is so classic "Styx sounding" while still sounding quite fresh, indeed.

It doesn't sound, to these ears, that they are trying to capitalize on past glory, but rather (and finally) picking up where they left off.

And with great result.

I love when a band, from back in the day, surprises you with an album like this.

Don't even get me started about how great the new Cheap Trick album is!
ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINATION!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:11 PM

It's a great slab o' Styx!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:17 PM

OK, you've convinced me. I'll check this out.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:16 PM

Got it a few days ago and was instantly in love with this release and f**k it, I just can't stop listening.
So far, surprise of the year for me!!! Mission accomplished! :hail:

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:58 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 21 June 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostMusicHead, on 21 June 2017 - 04:11 PM, said:

My only complaint about The Mission: it's way too short.  I would have loved to see this as a double album.  Man's first visit to the Red Planet is much more noteworthy IMO.
  OMG!  I just heard this album one time and I am IN LOVE!!!!  I couldn't wait for my autographed cd so I put it on my Apple Music and blasted it on my way to work!!  Holy shit man this is up for my ALBUM OF THE YEAR!  One time through and I love ALL of it.  It's true!  It's way to short, but there is zero filler.  It's their best studio album since "Pieces Of Eight."  Todd kicks ass on this record.  I love the drumming on Overture.  "Red Storm" is a masterpiece.  Incredible vocals by all.  Amazing harmony vocals.  Incredible riffs, guitars and keys!  This album gets 5 OUT OF 5 RED STARS.   I can't wait for Friday night!! I hope they play the whole record live!!!!   I'm having a STYX night tonight!  Dedicated to PAT!
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:04 PM

I finished it.  It's NOTHING revolutionary.  it's exactly what you'd a expect a styx album to be.  No chances took.

now that reads as a criticism but it's not.

good album.  I enjoyed this more than anything else post Paradise Theater, The Outpost is freakin' brilliant.

and Lawrence Gowan wasn't annoying.  Cause i think he's awful live.  just AWFUL.  not here though.  he's ok.

i give this 7/10

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:08 PM

Dang. Now I want to listen to it.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

I have been converted as well; it is a lot better than I thought it would be. They definitely channel the classic Styx vibe for most of the record and there are 5-6 legitimately really good Styx tunes on here (with most of the rest being good, and only a couple skippers).

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:37 PM

View Postgreyfriar, on 21 June 2017 - 06:16 PM, said:

Got it a few days ago and was instantly in love with this release and f**k it, I just can't stop listening.
So far, surprise of the year for me!!! Mission accomplished! :hail:

Hahaha!!!  I love it buddy!  You said it!  f**k it!  It's so addicting!  I was able to find the cd at Amoeba Records!  Stoked for tonight's listening party!  Yep!  ALONE!!!!  One great thing about being single.  I can crank my tunes EVERY NIGHT!!!!




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