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    Fly on your way like a Wingman!

    Happy Birthday Wingman!
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    Opeth

    I figured I'd post this here since this brief chat talks far more about Mikael than about Jordan/DT:
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    Bad Religion

    Age of Unreason (2019) Another good one! It doesn't hold up to the stellar previous record, but the good songs here are quite fantastic. The opener is another absolute cracker of a tune that starts us off with the best foot forward. My favorites from this record I would rank up there with some...
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    Dream Theater

    Yeah, I totally understand why they would want to chill on the Evening With shows, especially for LaBrie. If the setlist looks great, I might buy a cheap seat. They’ve played the same exact location in Chicago the last 4 times (this will be 5) and honestly I’m just kind of bored with the show.
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    Dream Theater

    The clip art montage covers are getting incredibly stale. Otherwise I’m excited. Think I’ll be skipping the tour, though.
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    Dream Theater

    Yeah, it sounded great on The Astonishing. Here’s hoping that the additional time spent working on the songs means there’s less processing.
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    Dream Theater

    That’s the only way you’d get what you’re hoping for.
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    Exactly. Music is a product. Being a musician is a job. This is simply business. I'm not arguing that each individual song is being written from a point of hoping to increase album sales, but in the old days bands used to either A. stop writing or B. cut songs from the final album. There is no...
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    Regarding the double album question: we can all go on and on about how the band is writing longer songs because they want to, but at the end of the day the answer is marketing. 1. Release a double album 2. Make it more expensive than a regular album 3. Every album sold now counts as two records...
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    Bad Religion

    True North (2013) This album just absolutely rules. It's pure energy, hooks, killer drums and guitars all the way through. Honestly, most of the songs here are pretty great. I disagree about the opening, as I think the first three or four songs are absolutely fantastic and the middle represents...
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    Now drinking

    I’d think you would need compressed Nitrogen for a nitro beer like Guinness?
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    The Concert Thread

    Just looked up this Testament tour and BOTH Illinois dates are sold out. Bummer.
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    Just happy to have someone else with impeccable taste around here! Cheers @Nature's Beast!
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    Bad Religion

    The Dissent of Man (2010) This one is not so good. I truly don’t have a lot to say about it because it’s just kind of filler. It’s a wild step back in aggression from the previous two albums and I don’t think it’s for the better. The melodies are folkier, the music is lighter and mostly more...
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    Dream Theater

    All it takes is one “MAH BRUTHA” to make a Dream Theater album 100% worse.
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