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Regarding Blitz's voice on "Years Of Decay", he sounded perfect but explaining why is to hard. I felt he sounded perfect somehow...

 



 

I went back to that album recently and thought Blitz's vocals were a bit nasally.  I think he sounds better on recent albums, but to each his own!  I still think it's the best album they have but that's coming from a guitarist's perspective.  Glad you like it though!

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I wouldn't call The Who progressive rock, but you should definitely check them out. I recommend the albums Who's Next and Who Are You. Not sure which album the song eminence front is on, but you should listen to that track too.beyersmile.png

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One of my all time favorite albums is Dark Angel's Time Does Not Heal...what an album!, produced by Terry Date also.

 

"9 songs, 67 minutes, 246 riffs!" this is how the album was promotedeek.gif

 

One of the heaviest bands at the time, too bad there was never a reunion...Hoglan delivered a stellar drum performance as alwayswink_face.gif

post #529 of 659
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Regarding Blitz's voice on "Years Of Decay", he sounded perfect but explaining why is to hard. I felt he sounded perfect somehow...


I went back to that album recently and thought Blitz's vocals were a bit nasally.  I think he sounds better on recent albums, but to each his own!  I still think it's the best album they have but that's coming from a guitarist's perspective.  Glad you like it though!

Nasal yes, but the emotion of the lyrics was carried by his delivery. If I want technically excellent vocals I still have a weak spot for Dave Byron. Uriah Heep might not be your cup of tea but his vocal versatility was fascinating. Besides that "Years Of Decay" sounded as if a Jazz or Funk guy did the studio work and the vocals matched the music, end of story... 

 

Regarding 'Progressive Rock', I now call it the grey areas that blur the boundaries of the genres as they are and make it into something else as the sixties and seventies amply demonstrated. Progressive music is more exact, mostly instrumental is even better...

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One of my all time favorite albums is Dark Angel's Time Does Not Heal...what an album!, produced by Terry Date also.

 

"9 songs, 67 minutes, 246 riffs!" this is how the album was promotedeek.gif

 

One of the heaviest bands at the time, too bad there was never a reunion...Hoglan delivered a stellar drum performance as alwayswink_face.gif


I've never really listened to Dark Angel.  But 246 riffs! I HAVE to check that out....

 

 

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One of my all time favorite albums is Dark Angel's Time Does Not Heal...what an album!, produced by Terry Date also.

 

"9 songs, 67 minutes, 246 riffs!" this is how the album was promotedeek.gif

 

One of the heaviest bands at the time, too bad there was never a reunion...Hoglan delivered a stellar drum performance as alwayswink_face.gif


I've never really listened to Dark Angel.  But 246 riffs! I HAVE to check that out....

 

 


If you get a hold of the cd, check the lyrics...it's almost like a psycology book on the darkest subject matters of human emotionsph34r.gif. grab a magnifying glass though (yes they are that long)tongue.gif

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Regarding Blitz's voice on "Years Of Decay", he sounded perfect but explaining why is to hard. I felt he sounded perfect somehow...

 


I know what you mean his voice just really goes together with Overkill's sound.

Overkill is one of the only thrash bands with a good voice.

 

Sometimes voices just work right.

 

Tom Waits probably wouldn't work with other types of music but with his music it does.

 

Nightwish a metal band with a female opera type singer was a really amazing combo.

The new singer doesn't quite sound right.... although I still liked their last album.

 

 

Sometimes a group just has that perfect nucleus with their singer other bands you think ehh they could have a better or more unique singer the singer is holding them back etc....But they are still good.Some bands are good despite their singer.Some bands the singer is just making the music not work.

And sometimes they just get it later like Helloween with their 3rd singer finally got a special voice.

Some bands want a voice like some other band has but not every group is going to have that perfect element or special voice.

 


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P.S. I should check out some music by The Who and U.F.O. too...


UFO has been on your to get list for awhile.

I still say the album Obsession is a great introduction to them.

Force It or No Heavy Petting for something with more variety Lights Out can work too but I think the other three are much stronger and solid.


Edited by mibutenma - 1/13/11 at 4:00pm
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Slow going, sorry for that... The Who and U.F.O. are next though, good music is so well priced now it is almost painful knowing you cannot listen to everything nor make time for everything. There are some killer deals on Classical Music too. I could not pass up on the "Early Music" series from the Harmonia Mundi series: interpretations of music from ancient times to the sixteenth century.

 

I also went for Cream's album "Disraeli Gears" today while I could not find Mountain's first album. 

post #535 of 659

just got into 'Seventh Wonder'

 

decent prog.rock band

post #536 of 659

Seventh Wonder are great.  The new album The Great Escape is fantastic.  Also love Mercy Falls.

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Seventh Wonder are great.  The new album The Great Escape is fantastic.  Also love Mercy Falls.



 

 I began with Waiting in the Wings, the 2 you mention are already here, soon i'll be listening to them


Edited by Proglover - 1/11/11 at 4:14pm
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Now that's a really unique album - no guitars in '69 and very original use of electronics, not to mention the lovely "In memory of the lost che".

 

- Ed

 

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For prog, look into:

 

The United States of America - Self Titled

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post #539 of 659
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Currently listening to The Who's "Who's Next". For UFO I went with the album "Strangers In The Night".

post #540 of 659

The Who's wowing my cans the most with:

 

- Pinball Wizard

- Amazing Journey

- Baba O'Riley

 

Standard tracks when getting to know new headphones

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