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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:39 pm

Been on something of a prog bender recently...



Song: 'Where Dragons Rule'
Artist: Crimson Glory
Album: Transcendence (1988)
Genre: Power / progressive metal
Comments: This whole album is amazing, but that quasi-Asiatic lick at 0:40 on this track is what really bowls me over. Not to mention that the lyrics are dripping with cartoony cheese, but the fact that they are belted out with extreme sincerity at the top of the late lamented Pat 'Midnight' McDonald's lungs just makes them that much more awesome. 'We KILL for the Dragon!'




Song: 'The Killing Words'
Artist: Queensrÿche
Album: Rage for Order (1986)
Genre: Power / progressive metal / hard rock
Comments: Allow me to take you back in time, to those days of yore when Geoff Tate actually had a voice, could use it to effect, and wasn't a total yob. His vocals are actually what really make this song work so well, as it would otherwise fall into danger of becoming a slightly-better-than-average Foreigner-style album-oriented rock ballad. It's actually kind of a shame it took me so long to pick up Rage for Order given how much of a fanatic I am for The Warning and Operation: Mindcrime - but it is an album of very much the same calibre, and this song is one of my favourites.




Song: 'Ashes'
Artist: Threshold
Album: March of Progress (2012)
Genre: Progressive metal
Comments: I love Threshold and everything they have ever done, to the point where it's impossible for me to pick out a favourite album (though I'm particularly fond of Hypothetical, Subsurface and Dead Reckoning). Threshold have maintained a surprisingly consistent sound throughout their entire career, but the combination of deceptively-mainstream rock progressions with heavy instrumentation and tight harmonic choruses - equal parts Metallica and Yes - is an eternally-young one when Threshold puts it together.
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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby dymlos timbre » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:40 am

song: unsuccessfully coping with the natural beauty of infidelity
artist:Type o negative
album:Slow Deep and Hard
Rating: 10/10
love this song love this band, they are perhaps my all time favorite, but this song is very fitting for what i have been going through personally for a while now.
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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby Nike12 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:31 am

Clean Bandit "Rather be"! Love these British guys!!! :D :D classical +electronic music.
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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby laojim » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:45 pm

Declan O'Rourke "We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea," from the album "In Full Color" recorded with an Irish Symphony.
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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:14 am

I recently discovered Skillet. I'd heard their name mentioned a lot over the years as a Christian rock but but never gave them any time as frankly my experience of Christian art is that normally it's not that great. A month or so ago my hard rock playlist ended and Spotify started playing similar music, I was enjoying a song so checked to see who it was by. To my surprise it was Skillet and in all honesty I'm thoroughly enjoying their entire catalogue.
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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:38 pm

I've just bought tickets for the O2 leg of Def Leppard's hysteria tour! I'm so excited! :D
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Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:41 pm

I've got an odd mix of albums on repeat right now.

In my car, I'm exclusively listening to is this the life we really want? by Roger Waters. The whole album is pretty good, and feels right at home in Wall-to-Final Cut era Pink Floyd.

At work, I've been listening to Ragnarok by Ragnarok, Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and Mirage by Camel on repeat, with a little bit of David Bowie's Hunky Dory and sometimes some Beatles thrown in.
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