Loved the moment when he picked The Parchment as his second favourite and stated it as "bit of surprise" as it has some "repetition."
Will listen on iTunes when I go out later. TWOTW sounds killer on my system in the suv.Great stuff overall. Takes a few spins to 'grasp it', but the rhythm and vibe is very cool. Old school. If I had to be a little critical....its Jan's solo. Its good and fiery, but from a melodic point of view, I feel he's stuck repeating the same lines and runs. I think he's done this exact type of solo in about 5 or 6 songs already. I always think Jan is better when he reigns in the freewheeling style. I know he likes that playing edge, but to keep the pace...he repeats the same 'isms' over and over that he seems overly comfortable with. Anyways, its a small thing, and the track is great really.
Also same as with WOTW release...the Youtube version is a little muffled. Spotify is better. Gonna test out itunes now
agreed. Janick kind of phoning it in....the usual stuff, not really connecting to the theme of the song....just his usual fast patterns. Thats my only real issue tooAfter first listens I like it. I like the bass drum driving the song. Riffs are ok. Keyboards are a welcome addition, especially well working in the breakdown and chorus after the solo (very climatic part btw). And it's nice to hear Bruce sounding better and more refined than on TBOS, also more of his lower registers.
Now what I don't like is Janick's solo. I like his songs. I even don't mind him following the vocals (though I think in this song it does not work quite well). But tbh this solo sounds weak.
I do think he nailed it with the solo. I do hear that his solos are pretty much similar to his past stuff but it actually synchs in well with the mood and melody of the track. It is a bit of a dark song and I think his solos actually fit these dark mood songs well. His solo sounds very similar to that of ghost of the navigator.agreed. Janick kind of phoning it in....the usual stuff, not really connecting to the theme of the song....just his usual fast patterns. Thats my only real issue too