Hmmm, I suspected that it would be 5bridgeS...
- I SWEAR I had nothing to do with it. Nothing.
Well, back from Progressive Nation! As I was expecting, only Opeth themselves were more than worth the price I paid for the ticket! For 60 minutes, they had a really cool setlist, with Heir Apparent, Reverie/Harlequin Forest, The Lotus Eater, Windowpane, Deliverance and Hex Omega! Mikael's growls were as good as always and his clean voice was absolutely awesome, specially on Hex Omega!
Nice to hear you had such a great time. That really IS an awesome setlist, though it's always a bit painful for me to realize I've never heard Deliverance live played by Martin Lopez...
- but at least Hex Omega is back on the list. Great song, imho the best of Ghost Reveries.
As for Dream Theater, well, they opened and closed with musics from the new album (and played another one somewhere in the middle of the show), one or two from Octavarium and Systematic Chaos, but what mattered to me is that they played The Mirror, Lie and The Dance of Eternity and yeah, they didn't need to play nothing more!
Specially because LaBrie (who was being very tight, he even pulled The Mirror almost flawlessly) produced one of those cool things like the one in the video above (but not so bad, though
) while singing In The Name of God... I never listened the new album with much attention, and I just saw today that they actually have a part in the last song of the new album with some kind of Pink Floydian atmosphere, probably the best part of the song!
- Send in more Pink Floyd-fanboys!
Looks like the complete durrent prog-rock scene is made up out of those, with Steven Wilson, Danny Cavanagh and Pjotr Grudzinski (who I'll be seeing perform with his Riverside coming Wednesday
) being the main culprits.
As for the first two bands, Bigelf and Unexpect, I checked them in MySpace and since they weren't my cup of tee, I stopped by in a restaurant with my brother and a friend of mine eating and seeing my great Benfica "giving an open hand" to Everton! And from today, I'm officially an economist. Still an unemployed one, but nevertheless...
I rather like Bigelf myself, quite an interesting band. They've been around for some ten years now, once seen them at the Bospop Festival a couple of years ago (don't ask me which year
), where they were introduced as the proverbial 'unknown, but interesting' band. I haven't heard anything of Unexpect as of yet.
I agree with you, sometimes you just decide to skip the 'less interesting' bands to be able to fully enjoy the ones you actually came for in the first place. It sometimes just gets... too much. On the other hand, just allowing yourself to undergo an unknown band at times brings forth the discovery of bands you'll find yourself to love later on. Paatos and Oceansize come to mind as such 'discoveries' to me.
Congrats on becoming an economist!
who is "PT" Karin?
my most favorite player of all time is Muster. vilas is 2nd then comes the clay monster. borg, guga, and bruguera complete my list.
- well, most of the time, we're talking about some other
kind of String Lords over here CD. Musicians!
I surely see quite a few resemblances between the talent and hard work players of any kind have to put in though...
As for PT, you need to look no further than my siggie.
It's my most esteemed current prog-rock band, lead by composer, guitarist, singer and producer Steven Wilson (mostly referred to as 'Mr. S.W.', Maestro, or Master Wilson), who I consider to be a true genius.