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#41 Rod in Toronto

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:39 PM

The new albums by Voivod and Clutch arrived in my folder this week, so we have two more strong contenders.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 06:32 PM

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it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:18 AM

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it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

Oh gosh yes. The new YYNot album is better than the last two Rush albums easily.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:46 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 15 August 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

The new albums by Voivod and Clutch arrived in my folder this week, so we have two more strong contenders.

Rod, let us know about Voivod ... I;ve heard just the one song - Obsolete Beings

The first few listens left me pretty disappointed

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:52 AM

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View PostRod in Toronto, on 15 August 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

The new albums by Voivod and Clutch arrived in my folder this week, so we have two more strong contenders.

Rod, let us know about Voivod ... I;ve heard just the one song - Obsolete Beings

The first few listens left me pretty disappointed

It gets better after that. Obsolete Beings is the first song, and the one I liked the least. This is not the best Voivod album by any means, but it will please the fans. The dissonant chords are there, Snake's intentionally lazy vocals are there, as is the overall weirdness of a Voivod album.

I'll actually interview them this Saturday - let me know if you have any questions for them!

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

2018 has been a very dry year for music IMO. The only original album I think I've even been bothered to purchase was YYNOT.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:27 PM

So, YYNOT.

I just checked out Kingdom Come, Invisible Heart and The Curtain Falls on YouTube and this is very good stuff. The Rush influence is obvious but they do have their own vibe going on. Will certainly give the album a shot.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

i've had numerous but if you were to ask me what holds the spot right now?

YYNot's debut easily.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:46 PM

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So, YYNOT.

I just checked out Kingdom Come, Invisible Heart and The Curtain Falls on YouTube and this is very good stuff. The Rush influence is obvious but they do have their own vibe going on. Will certainly give the album a shot.

Nine songs and it ends with a wonderful instrumental! LOVE IT!

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:48 PM

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i've had numerous but if you were to ask me what holds the spot right now?

YYNot's debut easily.

Mick

Now the dust has had time to settle, I really agree that A Dying Machine is too long. Tribulation are falling down my list a little. I thought they might. And Myles Kennedy YYNot dominate the top spot.

I love the new Ghost and Avatar albums too. Next month we have a new Thrice album and rumour has it we may have new Within Temptation before 2018 is over. Plus the Lacuna Coil live album.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:53 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 16 August 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 16 August 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

i've had numerous but if you were to ask me what holds the spot right now?

YYNot's debut easily.

Mick

Now the dust has had time to settle, I really agree that A Dying Machine is too long. Tribulation are falling down my list a little. I thought they might. And Myles Kennedy YYNot dominate the top spot.

I love the new Ghost and Avatar albums too. Next month we have a new Thrice album and rumour has it we may have new Within Temptation before 2018 is over. Plus the Lacuna Coil live album.

ok so my top 5 for the year so far.

1. YYnot
2. Year of the Tiger
3. Prequelle
4. Earthrage (it's by a band called W.E.T.  they are Cheesy AOR)
5. a Dying Machine (too long.....but the melodies are so damn good)

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:10 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 16 August 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 16 August 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 16 August 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

i've had numerous but if you were to ask me what holds the spot right now?

YYNot's debut easily.

Mick

Now the dust has had time to settle, I really agree that A Dying Machine is too long. Tribulation are falling down my list a little. I thought they might. And Myles Kennedy YYNot dominate the top spot.

I love the new Ghost and Avatar albums too. Next month we have a new Thrice album and rumour has it we may have new Within Temptation before 2018 is over. Plus the Lacuna Coil live album.

ok so my top 5 for the year so far.

1. YYnot
2. Year of the Tiger
3. Prequelle
4. Earthrage (it's by a band called W.E.T.  they are Cheesy AOR)
5. a Dying Machine (too long.....but the melodies are so damn good)

Mick

The main thing I like about A Dying Machine is that it's the perfect mix of rocking metal tunes and catchy radio friendly singles. It may be a bit too long but it's a concept album so the length doesn't bother me too much. At least it doesn't come close to The Astonishing when it comes to long running time.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:14 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 16 August 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 16 August 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 16 August 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 16 August 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

i've had numerous but if you were to ask me what holds the spot right now?

YYNot's debut easily.

Mick

Now the dust has had time to settle, I really agree that A Dying Machine is too long. Tribulation are falling down my list a little. I thought they might. And Myles Kennedy YYNot dominate the top spot.

I love the new Ghost and Avatar albums too. Next month we have a new Thrice album and rumour has it we may have new Within Temptation before 2018 is over. Plus the Lacuna Coil live album.

ok so my top 5 for the year so far.

1. YYnot
2. Year of the Tiger
3. Prequelle
4. Earthrage (it's by a band called W.E.T.  they are Cheesy AOR)
5. a Dying Machine (too long.....but the melodies are so damn good)

Mick

The main thing I like about A Dying Machine is that it's the perfect mix of rocking metal tunes and catchy radio friendly singles. It may be a bit too long but it's a concept album so the length doesn't bother me too much. At least it doesn't come close to The Astonishing when it comes to long running time.

true.  i'm still Waiting to see if DT can come back.  what i'm hearing is the next record with be in line with the self titled.  that works for me.  the self titled is a gem.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:19 PM

The new DT will come in 2019. Just in time to compete head to head with the new Neal Morse Band album!

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 16 August 2018 - 03:19 PM, said:

The new DT will come in 2019. Just in time to compete head to head with the new Neal Morse Band album!

Damn Rod i'm gonna LOVE 2019 than.

you know me and both bands.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

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it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

Oh gosh yes. The new YYNot album is better than the last two Rush albums easily.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  That's some funny shit there!

Kingdom Come is fantastic.  Alas, no other song stands out as all that interesting.

Edited by Mithrandir, 16 August 2018 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:37 PM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 16 August 2018 - 12:18 AM, said:

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View PostBigbobby10, on 15 August 2018 - 09:14 AM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2018 - 10:27 PM, said:

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View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

Oh gosh yes. The new YYNot album is better than the last two Rush albums easily.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  That's some funny shit there!

Kingdom Come is fantastic.  Alas, no other song stands out as all that interesting.

he's really not wrong.

Mick

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:38 PM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 16 August 2018 - 12:18 AM, said:

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View PostJ2112YYZ, on 12 August 2018 - 02:14 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

Oh gosh yes. The new YYNot album is better than the last two Rush albums easily.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  That's some funny shit there!

Kingdom Come is fantastic.  Alas, no other song stands out as all that interesting.

he's really not wrong.

Mick
He is very wrong.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:11 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 16 August 2018 - 03:38 PM, said:

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View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

Oh gosh yes. The new YYNot album is better than the last two Rush albums easily.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  That's some funny shit there!

Kingdom Come is fantastic.  Alas, no other song stands out as all that interesting.

he's really not wrong.

Mick
He is very wrong.

Oh well.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:20 PM

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View PostMithrandir, on 16 August 2018 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 16 August 2018 - 12:18 AM, said:

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View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2018 - 10:27 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 12 August 2018 - 02:14 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 12 August 2018 - 12:27 AM, said:

it's a bit early to tell atm

But if you've already heard Firepower than no it isn't.
I have and while it's certainly a top 3 album (so far), the year is still far from over.

I agree, when Rush's new album comes out this year, and they have their 2018 tour live album, those will be the top 2
At this point, I would rather have a second album from YYNot than a new Rush album if I had to pick between the two.

Oh gosh yes. The new YYNot album is better than the last two Rush albums easily.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  That's some funny shit there!

Kingdom Come is fantastic.  Alas, no other song stands out as all that interesting.

he's really not wrong.

Mick
He is very wrong.
Most definitely, every song on the album is strong to me. There is so much going on on so many levels. If you ask me, YYNot has taken all the best elements from Rush's entire career, added some cool elements of their own and made a better album than Rush has made in over 30 years.




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