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    Posted: December 11 2008 at 10:09
I have finally found a band that I love more than Dream Theater!!!!!! More than old Marillion!!!!!
This lot is a side project of the Flower Kings amongst others - catagorised here as symphonic metal!!!!!
I disagree totally - this is progmetal and so many other genres combined into one. I've heard blues scales, Genesis type symphonia, Deep Purple type Hard Rock, Styx like magnifiscance!!!!!
 
Give them a listen and then decide - brilliant stuff!!!!!
 
Holy Cow - I've been stunned!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 10:32
Good to hear you enjoying them.  I'm a fan as well, though not quite as much as you seem to be :-)

It is essentially Jonas Reingold's band, as he writes all the music.  Anyway, they are multifaceted, though the most recent album is primarily symphonic prog.  My favorite, so far, is the previous one Wheel Of Life.  I'm a fan of the jazz fusion side of the band, and that is most noticeable on that album.  But really, it's all quite good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 10:36
Hi Infandous - I hear so much in the three albums that it's mind boggling!!!!! Old Marillion had a lot of emotion in the lyrics - these guys - well!!!! The different styles of music that come through are astounding - from Jazz to Prog metal!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 10:49
Now that you found a band that you might like more than DT, the initials on the new nickname aren't code for Dream Theater Sucks, are they? Wink  jk
 
I'm glad that you are enjoying Karmakanic.  Did you happen to see King By-Tor's review of Jonas Reingold?  If not, you should check it out in the interviews section of the forum. 
 
I tend to like all things Flower Kings, and Flower Kings related, and Karmakanic are no exception.  I prefer Wheel of Life a bit over Entering the Spectra.  I have only listened to Who's The Boss a couple of times and it is quite good.  I still need to give it some more listens though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 12:54
Hi Rushfan - it's a pity that others don't quite have the same appreciation for good music that we do!!! Now when are they going to include Strat and Korn on the Site????
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 12:58
Well, Karmakanic are pretty great and Jonas gave a delightful interview.

when are you going to stop asking about those two bands is a better question
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 13:09
Originally posted by DavetheSlave

Hi Rushfan - it's a pity that others don't quite have the same appreciation for good music that we do!!! Now when are they going to include Strat and Korn on the Site????
 
The Strat/Korn schtick is getting old. Wink  I  believe that you have ruffled enough PA feathers with those suggestions to last you a lifetime. 
 
I discussed this recently elsewhere, but the Flower Kings are one of those bands that proggers either really love or really hate.  There are some in-betweeners that love some of their albums and hate others, but for the most part I think you either love them or you hate them.  I'd say that those that love them, also tend to eat up all of the various solo efforts and side projects as well.   Those that hate them have little interest in trying the solo efforts and side projects, and are most likely to not like them if they do get around to trying them.  As with any statement like this, there are always going to be exceptions to the rule, but this has kind of been my general observation in regards to these bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 13:35
Hey Rushfan4 - I agree whole heartedly with what you say although I have tried the Flower Kings a couple of times - greatly prefer Karmakanic - the reviews here - allbe they few are all shining! They blew me away and I hadn't heard them until yesterday!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 14:51
Originally posted by DavetheSlave

Hi Rushfan - it's a pity that others don't quite have the same appreciation for good music that we do!!! Now when are they going to include Strat and Korn on the Site????

Give it a rest!

PS - Karmakanic are great.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 14:59
Hey Rushfan - I will continue to ruffle feathers regarding those two bands. I love Robin Trower's music but I would hate to see him here bcos he aint Prog - I discuss him in different Blues Rock threads. I have always loved Thin Lizzy but would hate to see them here.
Imagine - if you will - coming onto Progarchives and seeing that Rush aint here!!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:00
yeah. But Rush is prog. Strat and Korn - they ain't
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:04
King By Tor- That's purely your own opinion!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:08
and yours is yours - see the vicious circle here?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:11
Yeah but I understand music!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:12
I guess I don't. I'll just resign from PA now. Thanks, you've opened my eyes to music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:12
Originally posted by DavetheSlave

Hey Rushfan - I will continue to ruffle feathers regarding those two bands. I love Robin Trower's music but I would hate to see him here bcos he aint Prog - I discuss him in different Blues Rock threads. I have always loved Thin Lizzy but would hate to see them here.
Imagine - if you will - coming onto Progarchives and seeing that Rush aint here!!!!!!
 
My friend, there are better things to spend your energy on; for yours is a losing battle, and not a way to win friends and influence people.  Now praising Karmakanic (and of course Rush) will get you far on the other hand. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:16
Karmakanic everyone! Who's the Boss In The Factory is really a hit this year! The band's best - and a full reinvigorement after a dissapointing Wheel Of Fire (IMO).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:17
Hi Rushfan4 - I guess I'm relatively new to PA but when you get to see the same names opposing you all of the time!!!! You aint one of them. I've asked Dean to close my Lyrics thread which I believed would do some good - cos it becoming a war zone!!!! And I am trying not to be controversial with some. Ah Well!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:18
Originally posted by Ricochet

Karmakanic everyone! Who's the Boss In The Factory is really a hit this year! The band's best - and a full reinvigorement after a dissapointing Wheel Of Fire (IMO).


It is an excellent album. The title cut really gives me chills. Two Blocks From The Edge is simply haunting! I really recommend this disc.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 15:22
Hey King By Tor -we agree at last!!!! I love thie album and have gotten hold of the previous two which impressed me very much as well!
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