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#21 Segue Myles

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

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View PostRod in Toronto, on 18 January 2018 - 10:15 PM, said:

On the positive side of things, I just heard an album called Into the Great Divide... Oh, and Mike Mangini plays drums on the whole album.

Is that supposed to be a selling point?  :P

For me it is, lol

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

View Posttangy, on 18 January 2018 - 04:00 PM, said:

Yeah. What i have heard is ok. I do love me some sherinian.

They are playing 3 hours away in a venue that holds 750. I doubt i go but for $25 that is a sick group of players.

Planet X runs circles around this stuff. Much prefer pulling those albums out more than Sons Of Apollo. The instrumental disc isn't much better.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

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View PostRod in Toronto, on 18 January 2018 - 10:15 PM, said:

On the positive side of things, I just heard an album called Into the Great Divide... Oh, and Mike Mangini plays drums on the whole album.

Is that supposed to be a selling point?  :P

Mangini sounds WAAAAY better in this album than he does in DT. I asked Zack about Mangini´s role in this album, he said he came into the studio with not one, not two or three, but FIVE different options for each fill in the album. He said he´s super prepared, and the drum parts ended up being a joint decision between MAngini and him.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:12 PM

My review:

Not as good a The Winery Dogs.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

View Postthirteen, on 19 January 2018 - 11:12 PM, said:

Not as good a The Winery Dogs.

Which isn't as good as just about anything else in the hard rock/prog genre released in the past few years.

It's just a big pile of "meh" coming from the Portnoy camp.  I get a sense he really knows this, as he hops from project to project trying to strike gold.  He can't or won't admit it publicly of course, as he's always hoping something will catch and doesn't want to doom it before it even reaches our ears.  [I suppose it's also possible he's utterly incapable of viewing his art subjectively, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt until we know otherwise]

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

View Poststoopid, on 20 January 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

View Postthirteen, on 19 January 2018 - 11:12 PM, said:

Not as good a The Winery Dogs.

Which isn't as good as just about anything else in the hard rock/prog genre released in the past few years.

It's just a big pile of "meh" coming from the Portnoy camp.  I get a sense he really knows this, as he hops from project to project trying to strike gold.  He can't or won't admit it publicly of course, as he's always hoping something will catch and doesn't want to doom it before it even reaches our ears.  [I suppose it's also possible he's utterly incapable of viewing his art subjectively, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt until we know otherwise]

This album really does sound tossed off.  you can hear it in the album.  Just not a very thought out record.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:18 AM

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Yeah. What i have heard is ok. I do love me some sherinian.

They are playing 3 hours away in a venue that holds 750. I doubt i go but for $25 that is a sick group of players.

Planet X runs circles around this stuff. Much prefer pulling those albums out more than Sons Of Apollo. The instrumental disc isn't much better.

And i think derek solo records run circles around planet x.

Black utopia!

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM

View Posttangy, on 21 January 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

View Postytserush, on 19 January 2018 - 04:35 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 18 January 2018 - 04:00 PM, said:

Yeah. What i have heard is ok. I do love me some sherinian.

They are playing 3 hours away in a venue that holds 750. I doubt i go but for $25 that is a sick group of players.

Planet X runs circles around this stuff. Much prefer pulling those albums out more than Sons Of Apollo. The instrumental disc isn't much better.

And i think derek solo records run circles around planet x.

Black utopia!

Not in my world. Planet X is the stuff. Best thing Derek's ever been involved in in my opinion. (And that includes Dream Theater)

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:40 AM

Sons of Apollo played their first ever show last night at Cruise to the Edge, and here´s the setlist:

God of the Sun
Signs of the Time
Labyrinth
Billy Sheehan´s bass solo
Lost in Oblivion
Prophet Song/Save Me (Queen covers)
Alive
Opus Maximus
Derek solo
LINES IN THE FCUKING SAND!!!!

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:28 PM

I interviewed Derek Sherinian yesterday, check it out:

http://www.sonicpers...erek-sherinian/

Another chance for you to listen to my broken English and nervousness when interacting with a rock star, but I thought it was a cool experience.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:23 AM

Oh Ticky
I think the album is great
"Astonishing " even





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