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    Posted: October 21 2011 at 13:06
Your favourite between Haken's two releases?
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They both are  great albums, but Visions is more completed and mature!
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In my opinion Aquarius is original, fresh and excellent debut but Visions is only its rehash. Unfortunately, this is one of my biggest let-downs of this year so far. (Although I've liked it initially...)  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote madmike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2011 at 13:42
I have to say Visions - then again, I wasn't as big on Aquarius as a lot of people were (I thought it showed a lot of promise but wasn't really going anywhere).  Visions, on the other hand, seems much more fully realized than its predecessor.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TopographicTales Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2011 at 18:10
I'm not sure I can choose on this one. I listened to Aquarius for weeks when I discovered it and now I've been doing the same with Visions and I gotta say, I love them both the same but for different reasons.
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Aquarius is proggier and more atmospheric, plus, I love the concept so it gets my vote. Visions is great, but was a tad rushed, so I think some of the subtler niceties of the first album were dropped as a necessity of haste.
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I'll wait until Visions comes out here.
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They'e both outstanding, but the melodies and songwriting on Aquarius is/are a fraction better :)
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One big positive: Visions lack any harsh vocals!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Angelo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2011 at 03:51
Originally posted by sleeper

I'll wait until Visions comes out here.


Where did the people voting here get the album then? It's due for release coming week - or did you all visit ProgPower USA last month????
Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JS19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2011 at 05:58
Originally posted by Angelo

Originally posted by sleeper

I'll wait until Visions comes out here.


Where did the people voting here get the album then? It's due for release coming week - or did you all visit ProgPower USA last month????

I asked them for a copy of the demo, and they said I would review the new album if they let me 'borrow' a copy. Funnily enough, being nice chaps they actually did let me have a couple of songs. I was surprised!
 

Originally posted by Gandalff

One big positive: Visions lack any harsh vocals!

There's like a minute of them in Aquarius. I find it verging on hilarious that people can get upset about it :')




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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2011 at 07:18
I've already closed one thread featuring an appraisal of an album that ain't been released yet and advised you all of the reasons.Cannon fodder indeed Ermm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2011 at 08:46
The Visions album's out now prog shoppers. Go knock yourselves out y'all.

(I deserve a free copy for all the work I've had to do on thisUnhappy)


Edited by ExittheLemming - October 24 2011 at 08:49
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Having listened to Visions now, I can say its definitely the better album. I think the shorter song format works for them better here with only two big epics rather than a hole album of them, its just so much more concise and coherant, a very good album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheMasterMofo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2011 at 16:35
I'm loving Visions, but I went with Aquarius for now because it sticks in my head more. Once I've listened to Visions for a few more weeks I'd be able to make a more informed decision.
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Aquarius is way more memorable IMHO.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2011 at 11:46
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

The Visions album's out now prog shoppers. Go knock yourselves out y'all.

(I deserve a free copy for all the work I've had to do on thisUnhappy)
 
LOL More like a kick in the azz.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2011 at 02:32
Originally posted by cannon

Originally posted by ExittheLemming

The Visions album's out now prog shoppers. Go knock yourselves out y'all.

(I deserve a free copy for all the work I've had to do on thisUnhappy)
 
LOL More like a kick in the azz.


Judging by your post and signature I guess that spelling just ain't your strong suit. First post after being banned for two weeks? Off to a flyer (keep your powder dry pilgrim) Stern Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2011 at 05:28
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

Originally posted by cannon

Originally posted by ExittheLemming

The Visions album's out now prog shoppers. Go knock yourselves out y'all.

(I deserve a free copy for all the work I've had to do on thisUnhappy)
 
LOL More like a kick in the azz.


Judging by your post and signature I guess that spelling just ain't your strong suit. First post after being banned for two weeks? Off to a flyer (keep your powder dry pilgrim) Stern Smile
 
Are you trolling?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JS19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2011 at 10:28
Originally posted by cannon

Originally posted by ExittheLemming

Originally posted by cannon

Originally posted by ExittheLemming

The Visions album's out now prog shoppers. Go knock yourselves out y'all.

(I deserve a free copy for all the work I've had to do on thisUnhappy)
 
LOL More like a kick in the azz.


Judging by your post and signature I guess that spelling just ain't your strong suit. First post after being banned for two weeks? Off to a flyer (keep your powder dry pilgrim) Stern Smile
 
Are you trolling?

One can never tell. Those are the best trolls Smile
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