Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff 5/30/19

Date:2019-05-31 08:20:13
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff 5/30/19 by Matt Johnsen
Event - Scratching at the Surface. When I realized last week that I was missing an Event album, I decided to rectify the situation. The discogs seller from whom I bought it wrote me a nice and fairly long letter, longhand. It was like the old tape trading days! Also, a little strange. But, whatever floats yet boat! I wrote a letter back, also longhand. It made me feel young and old at the same time. That said, this album isn't very enjoyable. It's basically like the second Event album, but I guess without the nostalgia that tints my view of their earlier stuff, Event's unpopular-with-everyone modern rock just doesn't do much for me.
This album is pretty meh but I actually really, really like the second one Human Condition and really have no interest in the first Dream Theatery one (even though I own it, of course!)

I saw them open up for Symphony X when it came out and the crowd of fat prog guys was super mean to them. :(

But that album to me is one of the coolest and most original records that came out in that era of copycat prog and I think they are a band that would have been way more appreciated today than they were back then.

Like this song is basically Nothingface/Angel Rat Voivod with electronics, better singing and a very gnarly Steve Vai on meth guitar solo.
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