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Poll Question: Which recent 'supergroup' has impressed you the most?
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    Posted: August 25 2006 at 16:57
Both of these bands have put out quality debuts. It also goes without saying that John Mitchell has become progressive music's work horse when you factor in all of the projects with which he's involved. Between these two bands, Arena, The Urbane and now It Bites, it's amazing that he has any downtime whatsoever.

But I digress. Which band's debut album has impressed you the most? Although Frost* is a bit more progressive in nature, I have to go with Kino. Picture was the best CD I bought last year and I still love it. Milliontown is nice, as well. I just find Kino to be a wee bit better.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2006 at 17:21
My vote goes to The Frost.  I just bought "Milliontown" based on a recommendation from another forum post.  The cd is fantastic.  I bought Kino "Picture" last year.  While it is a good album, I do not tend to play it much.  I know that will not be the case for "Milliontown."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2006 at 18:00
Although both are not to my likings, I voted for Frost. Kino IMO is pure commercial uninspired rubbish. Some moments in Milliontown are very repulsive as well, but there are some very good moments too, and all in all it's much better album than Picture.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2006 at 21:02
Agreed about Kino, eugene.  I haven't heard the Frost album yet, but considering the acclaim it's recieved I would imagine it can't be any worse.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2006 at 21:02
Neo-Prog poll! LOL
 
Wheres the none area? Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2006 at 21:32
Originally posted by King of Loss King of Loss wrote:

Neo-Prog poll! LOL
 
Wheres the none area? Wink


In your head, it's called NOT VOTING Wink. I haven't heard either so I won't vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2006 at 02:44
Frost gets my vote.Kino didn't really impress me much,they aren't really proggy at all,more mainstream rock than anything.
    

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2006 at 03:09
I don't know, but the sample from Frost* on this site ("Black Light Machine") blew me away with its freshness and energy. Very un-neo-prog-likeEvil Smile. I'll be getting that album for sure!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2006 at 12:10
<<Neo-Prog poll! Wheres the none area?>>

Over at www.shortsightedprogsnobs.com. Go nuts!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2006 at 12:27
Kino
Into this wild Abyss the fiend
Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,
Pondering his Voyage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2006 at 10:22
Frost* without a doubt, even though I enjoy much of Kino's Picture.  Milliontown is a lot more progressive and more interesting, the production is wonderful, etc... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 04:48
I voted Frost. I rated them 4 stars in the reviewdepartment but that was actually 4.5 and
I was a little too negative about the 4 shorter songs. Hyperventilate and No me no you aren't that bad really. I could have given 5 stars I feel.
Kino on the other hand is far less impressive to me. I will do the review this year but it will not get further than 3 stars. Just Loser's Day parade is very good, the rest far less.
 
Still I think it's a pity these kind of projects are often "dayflies" . Especially in the case of Frost I would like to hear the successor. But I heard Frost will be doing no more  so ....alas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 13:03

Didn't like Milliontown at all, however, I thought Picture had some saving moments especially the opener, Loser Day Parade, if the rest of the album had been at that strength it would have been a winner.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 17:02
Originally posted by eugene eugene wrote:

Frost* IMO is pure commercial uninspired rubbish.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 17:08
Are Kino neo-prog then?Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 19:54
Frost's - Milliontown was one of my favorite releases of 2006.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2007 at 19:55
Originally posted by Visitor13 Visitor13 wrote:

Originally posted by eugene eugene wrote:

Frost* IMO is pure commercial uninspired rubbish.


Fixed.


Nah, I think he had it right.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2008 at 12:31

Big thread bump here. Two very under-rated bands.

After well over a year of digestion, I go with Kino. It leaves me in a good mood and has become my Friday post work 45 minute commute music. Frost is also very good and I want much much much more of this music from each.

 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2008 at 14:56
Originally posted by eugene eugene wrote:

Although both are not to my likings, I voted for Frost. Kino IMO is pure commercial uninspired rubbish. Some moments in Milliontown are very repulsive as well, but there are some very good moments too, and all in all it's much better album than Picture.
 
I really don't agree with anything slightly-commercial being labeled "rubbish" or even worse, "repulsive", but what the hell, IMO can also be IYHO.....
 
By the way, as "commercial" as KINO may appear to be, I certainly haven't seen it anihilating anybody at the  top 10000 Billboard charts.... (yes, 10000)
 
But I digress: both are good bands with good songs and some weak songs also. I prefered *FROST becasue KINO has a few songs that sound really uninspired (not because they're not incredibly prog but because they're not inspired or entertaining, which is a big difference, at least IMO). So, IMO *Frost is better than KINO... But IMO KINO has some very good songs and I would look forward to more from them, even if ITOOM they should dissapear... 
 
  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2008 at 18:14
without a doubt Kino, no hesitation there!
 
Although I am really looking forward to hearing the new It Bites Big%20smile
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