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Marty Friedman - Drama (2024)

Posted By: gribovar
Marty Friedman - Drama (2024)

Marty Friedman - Drama (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 375 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal, Shred | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Irond (IROND CD 24-2059)

Marty Friedman's presence in the world of music, the world of guitar and Japanese pop culture is enigmatic, bizarre and downright inspiring. From his groundbreaking beginnings with Cacophony alongside the legendary Jason Becker to his pivotal role in Megadeth with his breathtaking range and unorthodox style, propelling Megadeth to the pinnacle of popularity with his breathtaking range and unorthodox melodic sensibilities, Marty has cemented his status as a unique guitar icon. With "Drama", Marty announces his latest solo album, on which he only slightly revisits the atmospheric elements of his celebrated album "Scenes" from 1992 and elevates them to a modern and exotic collection of extravagant and unmistakably emotional mini-symphonies…

The Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution (2003) [2CD Special Edition]

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The Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution (2003) [2CD Special Edition]

The Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution (2003) [2CD Special Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 529 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/InsideOut (SPV 65580 DCD, IOOMSECD 120)

Positively intense and powerful music showing off Devin Townsend's aggressive guitar, skills at production and mixing, and perhaps his most up- front vocal performance ever. Despite the overall excellent sound of the album, it lacks the unpredictability in songwriting of Devin's most popular releases, which might make it come across as deceptively simple; after all, there are some big hooks and sing-along melodies throughout this album - which may actually make it the most accessible offering in DT's entire library. However, after a few careful listens it will be evident to fans that "Accelerated Evolution" has Townsend's mighty signature all over it, and there isn't anything simple going on here (scream along if you can!). Recommend to those interested in exploring Devin Townsend's music for the first time - it is easy to listen to and will more than likely hook you to this very talented musician's unique sound.

Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine - Biomech (1997) [Reissue 2000]

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Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine - Biomech (1997) [Reissue 2000]

Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine - Biomech (1997) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 521 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music(IOMCD 072)

Strapping Young Lad's guitarist leader embarked on a solo career with the enigmatic "Ocean Machine", an album of encompassing, thrilling atmospheres in which pop, metal, progressive metal, trash and nuances of electronic blended together in a very balanced way. This atmosphere somewhat recreated the best from the 80's decade: from the mainstream heavy metal scene to the dark atmospheres of The Cure or the frantic energy of Queen. To his virtuous and somewhat prolific guitar work in the vein of Steve Vai or Joe Satriani, Devin Towsend added his inspired gift for creating remarkable melodies and outstanding choruses, while his dynamic voice and obtuse lyrics gave the album the necessary melodic profoundness…

The Devin Townsend Band - Synchestra (2006)

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The Devin Townsend Band - Synchestra (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 503 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/InsideOut (SPV 48740 CD+DVD, IOMCECD 236)

Although the two aren't musically alike, Neil Young and Devin Townsend follow a similar approach to making music. Young uses his hard-rocking band Crazy Horse to recharge his batteries, so that he can go off and pursue other musical areas of interest as a solo artist. And Townsend has the same setup - returning time and time again back to "the band thing" (heavy metallists Strapping Young Lad) before tackling other styles as a solo artist. While Townsend's 2006 solo outing Synchestra does let quite a few headbanging elements slip through the metal detectors, Townsend's quirkiness continues to bubble to the surface throughout. Since Townsend first broke on the scene as a member of Steve Vai's band (1993's Sex & Religion), it's understandable that a few obviously Vai-ish bits should be detected, such as the track "Babysong"…

V.A. - Working Man (A Tribute to Rush) (1996) [Japanese Edition]

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V.A. - Working Man (A Tribute to Rush) (1996) [Japanese Edition]

V.A. - Working Man (A Tribute to Rush) (1996) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 532 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Roadrunner Records (RRCY-1010)

As far as tribute albums go, this homage to seminal Canadian rockers Rush is hard to beat. For one thing, Magna Carta has made an inspired decision to have each song recorded by an all-star lineup rather than letting one band handle all the chores (with one exception - Fates Warning get sole credit for "Closer to the Heart"). Often projects of this magnitude are doomed to failure from the start as a result of inadequate rehearsing, a shoestring budget, and sometimes a lack of talent capable of handling the songs with the respect they deserve. Working Man is a rare instance of everything going right. Terry Brown has done an incredible mixing job considering nearly all of the songs were recorded in different studios. The musicianship rivals the original versions - occasionally besting them, particularly where the vocals are concerned…

Devin Townsend - Infinity (1998) [Japanese Edition]

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Devin Townsend - Infinity (1998) [Japanese Edition]

Devin Townsend - Infinity (1998) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 362 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Records (SRCS 8812)

Devin Townsend's second album proves to be a very different beast from his first, taking away the atmospheric, subtle, clean tracks, for outright madness and fun. The production is very strange, both sounding very clear, yet also having a degree of muddiness to it, the compositions are incredibly varied, sounding more like individual tracks rather than a cohesive album, and their is a sense of outright fun to be found here, rather than the extremely solemn 'Ocean Machine: Biomech'. Due to this being a Devin Townsend release, one thing that can be counted on is the absolutely perfect vocals for any case, ranging from beautiful and operatic, to aggressive screaming.

Devin Townsend - Physicist (2000) [Japanese Edition]

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Devin Townsend - Physicist (2000) [Japanese Edition]

Devin Townsend - Physicist (2000) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 515 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 68 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Records (SRCS 2379)

Coming from the schizophrenic and experimental sounds of "Infinity", "Physicist" is a much more straight forward and consistent release. The basis of many of the tracks is relatively hard edged thrash metal influenced drumming and guitar riffs and Townsend's vocals are predominantly raw and screaming. When that is said "Physicist" also features the trademark layers of keyboards/synths and a few more melodic moments with clean vocals (tracks like "Material" and "Jupiter"). It's a highly energetic release and often relatively fast-paced.

Disillusion - 2 Studio Albums (2004-2006) (New Rips)

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Disillusion - 2 Studio Albums (2004-2006) (New Rips)

Disillusion - 2 Studio Albums (2004-2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 793 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 254 MB | Covers - 129 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Metal Blade Records

Formed in the 1994 in the back province of West Saxony (Germany) and based in Leipzig since 2001, Disillusion quickly matures to something of an underground institution. Already at the very beginning the band around mastermind Schmidt is enclosed by a unique charisma which leaves no doubt about the fact that this band could become a real high-flyer on their hard way to uncompromising music.
After 18 months' time of production in April 2004 "Back to Times of Splendor" is released and is rightly being hailed internationally as one of the best debut albums in progressive metal genre. In interviews the band themselves here and there compare their work in a tongue-in-cheek comment to the opulence of Peter Jackon's "Lord Of The Rings"…

Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 2) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)

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Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 2) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)

Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 2) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | Cover | 02:06:45 | 841 MB
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal | Label: InsideOutMusic

This weekend at Morsefest provided two nights of shows. For night one, the band performed their classic album ‘The Whirlwind’ in its entirety, the first time they had done so in 10 years. The evening also added “Into the Blue” and “Shine” from the band’s 4th album ‘Kaleidoscope’ as well as the classic ballad “We All Need Some Light.” As a surprise, the band played a song they’ve never performed live before - their cover of the Procol Harum classic “In Held ‘Twas In I” from the first Transatlantic album ‘SMPTe.’

Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 1) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)

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Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 1) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)

Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 1) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 904 MB | Cover | 02:17:48 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 317 MB
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal | Label: InsideOutMusic

This weekend at Morsefest provided two nights of shows. For night one, the band performed their classic album ‘The Whirlwind’ in its entirety, the first time they had done so in 10 years. The evening also added “Into the Blue” and “Shine” from the band’s 4th album ‘Kaleidoscope’ as well as the classic ballad “We All Need Some Light.” As a surprise, the band played a song they’ve never performed live before - their cover of the Procol Harum classic “In Held ‘Twas In I” from the first Transatlantic album ‘SMPTe.’

Vanden Plas - The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things (2024)

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Vanden Plas - The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things (2024)

Vanden Plas - The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 392 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frontiers Records (FR CD 1400)

Vanden Plas, the German progressive metal powerhouse, has been a stalwart presence in the music scene since their formation in the mid-1980s. With a name derived from a prestigious Belgian luxury car manufacturer, the band has consistently delivered a luxurious sonic experience to their dedicated fanbase.
After a hiatus of four years since their last album, the band makes a triumphant return with an enthralling assortment of tracks, showcasing their unmatched musical skill and narrative artistry.
Vanden Plas remains faithful to their signature style: progressive rock infused with elements of elegy, melody, and metallic and epic influences. Furthermore, it's evident that Vanden Plas is embracing a "back to the roots" direction…

Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 2) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)

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Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 2) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)

Transatlantic - Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind (Night 2) (Live at Morsefest 2022) (2024)
MP3 320 kbps | 2:17:45 | 321 Mb
Genre: Progressive Rock, Metal

Transatlantic is an intermittent, international prog rock supergroup comprised of drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), keyboardist/guitarist Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), guitarist Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), and bassist Pete Trewavas (Marillion). They share lead vocals. The band's music weds vintage and neo-prog to fusion, progressive metal, and hard rock in long, knotty, suite-like constructions that more often than not last for over ten minutes. Their debut album, SMPT:e, appeared in 2000. 2001's Bridge Across Forever was followed by a European tour and live album. The band went on hiatus from 2003 to 2009, re-emerging with The Whirlwind and tours of England, Europe, and the U.S. Kaleidoscope appeared in 2014, followed by a world tour that included a gig on the Portnoy-curated "Progressive Nation at Sea" cruise. Members worked on projects with their primary bands over the next five years, and re-emerged in 2021 with the ambitious Absolute Universe in two distinct versions.

Devin Townsend - Terria (2001) [Japanese Edition]

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Devin Townsend - Terria (2001) [Japanese Edition]

Devin Townsend - Terria (2001) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 563 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 85 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Records (SRCS 2536)

Devin is definitely building a reputation for being one of the most uncompromising of artists, releasing music that is raw yet over-produced, simple but complex, easy to listen to but also bloody hard work! There is a bit more light on this album than on 'Physicist', but not much. Devin is still trying to change production as we know it, pushing Phil Spector into new avenues. The times when he allows the music to shine through and his vocals to be unfettered is so unusual as to cause an interesting effect, obviously why he chooses to do so. This is much more than just music; it is how the songs can be treated so that they sound very different to anything else around. Remember, this is a man who first found fame with Steve Vai, then moved onto Front Line Assembly and The Wildhearts before forming his own band Strapping Young Lad. He is well used to volume, and how to use aggression but here it is behind a gossamer wall that only lets slip when he wills it.

Devin Townsend Project - 5 Studio Albums (2009-2014)

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Devin Townsend Project - 5 Studio Albums (2009-2014)

Devin Townsend Project - 5 Studio Albums (2009-2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,98 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1 GB | Covers - 332 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music

Devin Townsend, possibly more widely known as the frontman for the extreme metal act Strapping Young Lad, began creating solo albums in 1997. Sometimes referred to as the 'Mad Scientist of Metal', Townsend produces a wide variety of music. This ranges from soft ambience designed, as he has stated, to put the listener to sleep, to high levels of thrash and extreme metal reminiscent of SYL. His works often feature a 'wall of sound', built by adding many layers of guitars and keyboards that are playing in unison or harmony. The end result is a number of carefully produced and mixed albums that favor high-end sound systems. Devin Townsend Project is another venture of Devin Townsend, considered separate from the material released as Devin Townsend. The project was originally conceived to comprise four albums of differing musical styles, each with a different set of guest/session musicians backing Townsend, but ended up continuing beyond that.

Nahemah - A New Constellation (2009)

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Nahemah - A New Constellation (2009)

Nahemah - A New Constellation (2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 359 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers - 114 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: LifeForce Records (LFR 095-2)

It doesn't take long for the atmosphere that surrounds Nahemah's fourth release, 'A New Constellation' to reveal itself. Opener 'Much Us' is the sort of song that could be boring but instead draws the listener in, swirling and floating around several layers of ambience and methodical riffs. In fact, the song itself doesn't have any memorable hooks or catchy melodies, the appeal instead comes from the sprinklings of almost post-rock like melodies that hover ominously in the background while the thoroughly metal structure rages on almost constantly. Nahemah do well in blending an almost death metal sound with other non metal styles like progressive rock and (a bit more prominently on some songs) post-rock in particular…