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    Posted: March 07 2018 at 04:42
The near hit neo proggers have been tearing it with last few albums and have scored universal acclaim with Seas Of Change, their latest album. Is it time to give these lasting survivors they appreciation they deserve?
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it's neo-prog, many will not touch this subgenre with an extremely long pole.

Galahad is one of the good neo bands, worth checking out!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2018 at 07:29
I thought Battlescars was pretty weak.
Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria was much better, though I’m not a massive fan of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 10:15
Perhaps not. Poor Stu and company. Even solid reviews won't get them over the hurdle. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 12:04
Haven't heard any, which one should I get first?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 12:14
Their last, Seas Of Change, features a true 42 minute long prog song. Something that could never be done on vinyl! I'd go with that.
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Alrighty, will order next friday..thanks, Steve.
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I enjoyed 'Empires Never Last' but Galahad have always been on the edge of my neo-prog radar (I've heard more Jadis, Pallas, Pendragon, Arena etc.) Time to give them another listen - given your recommendation of the new album, Steve!
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Kind of a "stereotypical" name for a prog band... conjures up images of kings, knights, horses, unicorns, fairies, etc.  

I should listen to them first, but PA contributors don't sound impressed. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 19:41
Um, I thought Battlescars is a cool album (if you’re a teenager......).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 02:15
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Um, I thought Battlescars is a cool album (if you’re a teenager......).

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what's that supposed to mean? I'm not a teen and I enjoyed Battlescars. 
In your first post in this thread you said Battlescars was weak. So the album is weak if you are an adult and cool if you are a teenager??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 02:52
^ Exactly !! There’s just something ‘juvenile’ I hear in Battlescars.
Beyond The Realms fared much better but I don’t have any desire to acquire more albums from Galahad.
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Kind of a "stereotypical" name for a prog band... conjures up images of kings, knights, horses, unicorns, fairies, etc.  

I should listen to them first, but PA contributors don't sound impressed. 
Not impressed until the last 2-3 album reviews. I was never a fan of the band but I decided to give them a second chance based on what I've read. It's still neo prog, which will not sway many, but very good neo, IMHO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 07:41
Not familiar with Galahad....I'll give it a listen.

So what is all the hate for 'neo-prog' all about?   To me most of it could easily fit into the  symphonic prog area (or crossover) anyway which is liked by most.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 07:56
I'm afraid  that people like me are to blame as we viewed neo as too derivative and not too exciting. I once heard neo referred to as Copycat Prog! LOL
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

^ Exactly !! There’s just something ‘juvenile’ I hear in Battlescars.
Beyond The Realms fared much better but I don’t have any desire to acquire more albums from Galahad.

I actually quite liked Battlescars. It's not as proggy in many ways but has more of a direct pipeline into heavy grooves. Seems to be a divider for fans but works for me :)

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^ divider? Never seen anyone complain about it so far (LOL)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omphaloskepsis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 12:14
Can you give their top 3 albums?  I'll give a listen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 12:23
^ I actually enjoy their later day work more than what they did in the 90s. Try any post 2000 album if you want, they are really good, obviously if you enjoy neo-prog. 
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