Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff


Author:Matt Johnsen
Homepage:http://www.mattjohnsen.com
Date:2017-08-03 16:16:33
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Mark
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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.
I interviewed Portnoy for Maniacs when this album came out. My best question: "How much do you love overalls?"
Crimson Glory - Transcendence.
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.
Oh, for sure it does. It could probably use a whole remix. And maybe even real drums! I wouldn't want the original mix to go away, but I would certainly be into hearing this album "improved" thusly.
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.
I should revisit Scarsick. I never bought it - I think I just have a cardboard sleeve promo from when it came out. I remember it being half-and-half good.
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?
Well, it's original insofar as Tony burned it for me when I got in touch with him way back when, but it's just a CDR. I doubt it was ever pressed officially. I've never seen cover art for it, for instance. Some random guy I met at a show in NJ told me about these guys, before their first album had even been recorded. How he knew about them, I don't know, but that's how I got in on the ground floor with these guys. I did the first ever magazine interview with Tony K!

Drop me a line and I'll send you flac files, if you're interested.

Matt
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