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Poll Question: So what's your favourite Threshold studio album?
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17 [48.57%]
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    Posted: September 30 2007 at 13:42

Threshold are one of my favourite Prog Metal bands. Like so many bands in the Prog area they have struggled for years and never had the success they deserve and have released some excellent albums.

My own personal favourite is Hypothetical. For me, on this release they seem to have just about got the balance right between heavy yet tuneful riffs and their more Proggy elements,

So what's your favourite?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2007 at 13:59
Critical Mass at the moment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2007 at 14:22
Subsurface ... an almost perfect album.Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2007 at 20:22
Critical Mass and Subsurface are fine albums and i like to listen them often but  Dead Reckoning have that long song that i adore and i cast my vote for him !
Again,like in the other polls  it is the first one in the poll ! It is the curse of the 1 !LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2007 at 00:46
Hard to choose between Hypothetical and Dead Reckoning for me but I chose Hypothetical which made me a Threshold fan.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2007 at 03:12
I only have Subsurface and Dead Reckoning on CD. Threshold's music did not do much for me. They sound unnatural/plastic. I don't know, maybe it's just me, or maybe I should give both albums some more spins. Good band though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2007 at 06:51
Originally posted by Majestic_Mayhem

I only have Subsurface and Dead Reckoning on CD. Threshold's music did not do much for me. They sound unnatural/plastic. I don't know, maybe it's just me, or maybe I should give both albums some more spins. Good band though.

Give Hypothetical a try, Narcissus is a fantastic song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2007 at 13:45
Subsurface is my absolute favorite, followed by Critical Mass. However, I've actually voted for Dead Reckoning in this poll because it is slowly growing on me and I feel will one day surpass those two.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2007 at 15:13
Originally posted by sleeper

Originally posted by Majestic_Mayhem

I only have Subsurface and Dead Reckoning on CD. Threshold's music did not do much for me. They sound unnatural/plastic. I don't know, maybe it's just me, or maybe I should give both albums some more spins. Good band though.

Give Hypothetical a try, Narcissus is a fantastic song.
 
I agree, Hypothetical may just change your mind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2007 at 15:19
Hypothetical is my favorite - "Narcissus" is probably my favorite Threshold song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2007 at 10:46
And what about the track "Light and Space" from Hypotetical? I think it's one the best Threshold tracks ever, it's very good, IMO.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2007 at 11:12
Hypothetical. Unfortunately none of their other albums that I've heard come close.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2007 at 14:11
I love all albums with Mac, and the one I keep coming back to is Critical Mass.
Tough call though, as Clone, Hypothetical, Subsurface and Dead Reckoning are all great albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 01:35
well threshold's latest "Dead Reckoning" is the best for me... they are more heavier than any other of their albums... the production is great too... i think threshold keeps getting better and better in every release... this makes Surface and Critical Mass my next choices.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 02:52
Psychadelicatessen...Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 08:48
Originally posted by fandango

Psychadelicatessen...Clap
 
Not my favourite but a very underrated album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 15:08
I have all but the first.. so let me vote:
 
PSYCHEDELICATESSEN - borders on bad, Lynn's voice borders on atrocity StarStar
EXTINCT INSTINCT - some great songs ("unicorn") plus Wilson... good. StarStarStar
CLONE - overrated decent album... not enough memorable melodies or anything StarStarStar
HYPOTHETICAL - The 'Hold's  best... perfect... superb choruses, melodies, structures... everyhting on target..StarStarStarStarStar
CRITICAL MASS - Like Clone, good but not memorable... StarStarStar1/2
SUBSURFACE - Almost like Hypothetical, almost perfect... great songs StarStarStarStar1/2
DEAD RECKONING - it grows with each listen.. some good songs with some boring ones... the epics, which used to be the band's best songs, now are the weakest ones...StarStarStar1/2
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 15:53
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DEAD RECKONING - it grows with each listen.. some good songs with some boring ones... the epics, which used to be the band's best songs, now are the weakest ones...StarStarStar1/2


Really? I've only heard the full version of Pilot in the Sky of Dreams live with Wilson on vocals, and it was fantastic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 15:57
Originally posted by sleeper

Originally posted by The T

DEAD RECKONING - it grows with each listen.. some good songs with some boring ones... the epics, which used to be the band's best songs, now are the weakest ones...StarStarStar1/2


Really? I've only heard the full version of Pilot in the Sky of Dreams live with Wilson on vocals, and it was fantastic.
 
yes... I mena, they're not bad, but not in the level of Narcissus or The Ravages of Time or The Art of Reason or Unicorn.... they lack the tension-building, the climatic choruses, the melodies...for me, that is...Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2007 at 16:04
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CLONE - overrated decent album... not enough memorable melodies or anything StarStarStar
 
I have to be honest....your comments surprise me greatly.... I LOVE Clone.... bought it as soon as it was released back in 1998, and have possibly listened to it more times than any CD in my collection over the last decade.....
 
....for me, Clone is their MOST melodic album....Freaks, Angels, Latent gene, Goodbye Mother Earth, Sunrise On Earth...all melodic as hell!!!  A solid 4.5/5 album in my oppinion, and slightly better than Hypothetical (4/5)
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