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    Posted: April 26 2006 at 03:36
The new OSI is out released, any opinions?

I was kinda slightly disapointed, not because it is a bad album, but because the style is closer to Chroma Key and there is less guitars and bass. It's something between Chroma Key - Dead Air for Radios and the first OSI album.

It seems to grow on me a bit after a while though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 03:43
I've only heard 1 track off this and liked it enough that I'm searching for a copy.This was the 1st I'd ever heard of OSI.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 03:51
haven't got it yet but i managed to listen to a few tracks it seems to be somewhat stripped down compared to the debut and, yes, it ist probably closer to kevin moore's CHROMA KEY work which is not a bad thing because i absolutely adore these three albums. therefore on probation a from me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 03:51
I'm slightly disappointed as well...but it's a solid release. 

I miss Sean Malone's contribution, I find the new guy Joey Vera (I think that's his name, from Fates Warning) is really weak IMO.  The first two songs aren't too great either...the rest of the album however has some nice sounds going for it, then again I'm a big synth fan.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 04:03
Yeah, I hardly noticed the bass. I have no problems with Vera in Fates Warning, but the bass on the first OSI album really stand out, maybe Malone also contributed on the writing?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 05:01
You can listen to the album on Napster - they even have the limited edition. I like it very much, but you have to be a fan of electronic music to like it. Portnoy appears on the album only as a session drummer, he recorded the drums during one week, and the lyrics/compositions are dominated by Kevin Moore - although the influences of Matheos are also very clear.

So this is in fact a Moore/Matheos album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 10:48
I heard it only once and absolutely loved it first time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 13:38
if it's close to Dead Air... I will be much dissapointed...
 
I didn't really enjoyed the debut either, it was ok but nothing special IMO
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 17:13
I was slightly disappointed with it at first,but it is growing on me.I think it is heavier than the first album,and that is a big plus for me.But Portnoy's drum work really doesn't grab me on this album,and I think Moore and Matheos went way overboard with the programming.Sean Malone not being on the album was a let down.I think Joey Vera is a decent bassist but he is just not in Malone's league.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2006 at 22:31
I like Fates Warning
I like Chroma Key

I don't really like OSI.  Odd, but I don't know what it is.  I liked Kevin Moore's role on the two FW albums on which he played...just not these OSI albums.  A few good tracks between them but largely just dull material.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2006 at 09:01
I agree, I think they definitely made it too elektronic, Chroma Key would have been a better channel for that.

I think it's good album, but it's definitely more Chroma Key than the previous OSI which is shame because the first OSI was different and cool.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2006 at 21:41
I've not heard it yet Confused, but I thick their first album is mediocre (3 stars)
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