Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Date:2017-08-03 15:47:11
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Matt Johnsen
Death - Human:
This was one of the CDs I took (along with a boombox) to my college orientation weekend. I probably owned less than 30 discs at the time (I was just getting off cassettes). I always think about that experience when I think about this album.
For me the analogous album was DT's SFAM. During short breaks between classes I would run back to my dorm room with just enough time to spin Fatal Tragedy before heading off through campus again.
Crimson Glory - Transcendence. Whenever it's time for me to write more Pharaoh songs, I listen to this for inspiration. I usually come up short, because their style doesn't port well to the Pharaoh style, but I'm always at least awed by how great this album is.
Maybe it's because of the time I grew up in (the era of trunk subwoofers and boom-boxes with "mega bass" buttons, but I think this album needs more low end.
Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day. I checked out with these guys when they went soft rock, but everyone said this one was a return to form, and I guess it is, but it's also not up to par with their first three or four albums. Still, Danny G retains the ability to surprise, and some of these tunes are really good, and his voice is as strong as ever.
It's less a return to their roots and more of a return to their middle period, which is OK by me since I actually like Scarsick, but I can see how it would leave some feeling deceived.
Tricky Means - FullMoon demo. AKA: Sonata Arctica. Before that, they were called Tricky Beans, which is even funnier. This four track demo is the best thing Tony Kakko ever did. Ecliptica is great, but the album versions of these tunes (plus the b-side Mary Lou, which is better than most of the album cuts) are all inferior to the demo versions. Ain't it always the way?
Is this an official re-release or do you have an original copy from being a guy who has copies of basically everything?
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