reply to post by Misoir
Misoir, very interesting thread. Much appreciate you bringing new music to my ears. A little history, though, before I go on.
I am that guy, the one all my (few) friends come to when they heed to know something rock n roll related. I could easily Stump the Trunk on that Metal
Show and if I ever get to L.A. when they film, I will. I get many questions right that he misses although he's had a radio show for thirty years and
has a decided advantage over me.
I listened to the songs in your OP up to Mago De Oz, which I and my friend both found to be the most interesting of the lot up to that point. Most of
what I heard would fall under the Power Metal genre, IMHO, that is if you are into the Metal Evolution show and his take on the whole thing.
Helloween, Gamma Ray, Nightwish, Blind Guardian, etc., I'm sure you get my point. That's a genre I'm not totally unfamiliar with as Helloween and
Gamma Ray have been favorites for over twenty years. I'm no stranger to odd instruments in rock as I grew up on the likes of Jethro Tull and
Kansas(my first concert, interestingly) so this is kind of up my alley, so to speak.
Others though I don't think can go into the Power Metal category. Very cool to hear something a bit different, even though I'm a jaded old fart who
has "heard it all" and takes a bit to impress. Too much frakking prog rock over the yeras and I've really turned into a prog snob. Never thought
I'd see that day, I tried to avoid it but It's unavoidable, I yam what I yam.
I'll keep delving and see what really grabs me. There is a full concert on the Mago De Oz page that looks to be my first job to tackle. Seeing a band
live always is better, tells who they really are, so I'll check back later with my take on that show.
One of the bands made my buddy think of The Folksmen, which I thought was a bit funny. It almost was a cross between The Folksmen and Spinal Tap(for
those that don't know, they are the same guys, both fictional bands. Mostly).
Thanks, and Cheers!