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Poll Question: Which album from IZZ is your favorite?
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5 [20.00%]
1 [4.00%]
12 [48.00%]
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    Posted: July 02 2009 at 12:36
IZZ are a wonderful neoprogressive rock band from the US, who get some mention from time to time here, but it doesn't appear that a poll has ever been done for them, so here it is.  Which of their albums is your favorite?  I have included their soon to be released album The Darkened Room as a bonus choice, although I suppose that that is kind of unfair, since it hasn't been released yet.  LOL
 
If you aren't familiar with IZZ, you should check them out here on their MySpace page:
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Plankowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2009 at 13:07
Although I'm not terribly familiar with each release, my initial reaction is toward Ampersand, Vol. I and probably their least progressive.  Seems to me that album is more indicative of their "own" sound then a combination of their influences.  I do like them all though, really need to get that Nearfest album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2009 at 14:56
I only have "I Move" and "My River Flows" but i prefer "I Move" by quite a bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2009 at 02:39
i only got ''My River Flows'' and is a really good album.i should get more albums  from IZZ Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rivertree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2009 at 03:13
Smile great band ! I've got 'I Move', 'Live at Nearfest', 'My River Flows' - the latter is my favourite ...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2009 at 11:06
My River Flows slightly over the Nearfest - hoping the new one is even better!  Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2009 at 11:15
Everyone into the band should visit izznet.com and download the new track!  320 kbps MP3 for $1.29.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pianoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2009 at 23:12
My River Flows. Not a masterpiece but damn close, and no doubt their strongest effort. Late Night Salvation is also my favorite IZZ song. Nearfest would be second and I Move third.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Garion81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2009 at 15:08
Yeah I like all of them as well. I think I move is more consistent but My River Flows has some better overall songs.  I like the new track they released as well.  After hearing a couple of songs at Calprog next year I think the new one is going to be their best yet so I voted for it. 
 
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I don't consider them neoprog either.  I know one Galgano is a huge Marillion fan but they have way more influences than that. (Should have hear them nail Trilogy by ELP last year and Close to the Edge in 2005.)  I think they are true symphonic style and no Neo band I know has such a strong guitar like Paul Bremmer's either.
 


Edited by Garion81 - July 07 2009 at 15:14


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 12:29
I have recently re-listened to everything from them and have decided to cast my vote for My River Flows.  I am really not disappointed with anything they have released however.  Their latest album The Darkened Room is quite good and could have easily gotten my vote as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 12:37
Yeah the new one is a grower.  But MRF is just outstanding from beginning to end.  One of the best modern records I own.
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I Move, that´s only one I own.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2010 at 16:38
The Darkened Room is growing on me......But I like and play more Sliver of a Sun.
      
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I probably should post this as a separate thread, but eh, I figured I'd just bump this one.
 

March 31, 2011

Doone Records is pleased to announce the release of Peter Gabriel’s “Red Rain” as arranged, performed and recorded by IZZ, available now on iTunes and all other digital download retailers. This classic track from Gabriel’s hit record “So” provides a perfect base for IZZ’s own blend of melodic sense and powerful rhythmic interplay. 

IZZ delivers an energetic and dynamic take on the track which features the unmistakable sound of guitarist Paul Bremner, whose unique delay-infused introduction to the song drives the distinctive arrangement. Completing the one-two punch is the propelling rhythm section of bass and drums from Greg DiMiceli and John Galgano. IZZ’s version of the song provides the listener with a different take on this Peter Gabriel gem, while paying due respect to the original song. IZZ fans and Gabriel fans alike are sure to enjoy this new take on a classic track.

To purchase Red Rain from iTunes, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://itunes.apple. com/us/album/red-rain-single/ id428530388?uo=4

 For more information, visit the IZZ website at www.izznet.com or visit the IZZ facebook page at www.facebook.com/izzmusic

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Morningrise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 08:47
Just recently I bought Sliver Of A Sun. My first IZZ purchase, and  I must say it's a pretty good album. In the same record store I bought SoaS, they had Ampersand, vol 1 too, and I didn't buy it. My question is: should I waste my money on it? or is it as mediocre as the few ratings/reviews on this site and the results of this poll (just 1 vote so far) claim it to be?

Edited by Morningrise - March 31 2011 at 08:49
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote King Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 10:13
Very difficult choice, I have I move, the darkened room and My Rivver flows  ... I move got my vote for the uttrely brilliant Star Evil Gnoma Su
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Cool live version of Star Evil Gnoma Su.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2011 at 10:48
From perusing the facebook page looks like a new album will be out next year.  Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 18 2011 at 23:16
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Cool live version of Star Evil Gnoma Su.
 


Wow!  I don't own any IZZ, but I've liked all I've heard from them.  This is no exception!  I'll have to be on the lookout for them.
Two dummers, huh?  Interesting.
I hear bass in this song, but the bass player appears to be playing second guitar.  Where is the bass coming from?
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