Re: PM:X2 Thorsday Soundoff - 14 March


Author:MitchG
Date:2019-03-14 16:21:21
In Reply To:Re: PM:X2 Thorsday Soundoff - 14 March by Matt Johnsen
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Poverty's No Crime - Save My Soul. The two albums before this (and the one after it) are pretty damned boring, but I feel like they really caught onto something with this one. If this isn't my favorite PNC, it's at least the one I choose to listen to the most often.
This really is a great album, and definitely my favorite (never got into Slave to the Mind like others did (probably should re-visit it), but always enjoyed Autumn Years. I love this style of warm, melodic prog-metal (I put these guys in the same basket as Time Machine).

VOLA - Applause of a Distant Crowd. Djentier than the first one, and therefore less good, but still cool.
Hmm, sounds unfortunate, but I'll need to check it out. I liked the first one quite a bit.

Andre Matos - Time to be Free. Andre's last great album. It actually sounds a lot like post-Andre Angra, with less interesting riffing. Really makes me wish that those knuckleheads had just worked shit out and stayed together, because every Edu album would have been better with Andre singing, and most of Andre's post Angra albus would be better not existing.
I do think that Angra put out one truly great album with Edu (Rebirth). But the split between Andre and Angra was a big negative for both overall. I love Andre's voice, but the post-Angra material just doesn't draw me in (I remember that Virgo project with Paeth being half-good and half-unlistenable).

Extol - Extol. Had to spin it after Ben got all douchey about Extol. This is one of my favorite albums ever, now.
Ha!
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