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    Posted: November 23 2011 at 08:50
Let us try this again.  Lets talk about the new release from Norwegian prog metal band Leprous, which is titled Bilateral.  I have not had a chance to hear their other albums yet, but I have had the pleasure of hearing Bilateral, and I think that it is fantastic.  Anyhow, I am going to post youtube videos below for those of you who haven't heard it, and hopefully some of you will take the time to listen to them and tell us all what you think about this album.  I didn't find anywhere else where this album could be listened to in streaming format, so if you know of a place please post a link.  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you like what you hear the album can be purchased here at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Bilateral-Leprous/dp/B005CAAXXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322059608&sr=8-1
 
Here is a link to the band's website if you would like to explore them further.  http://www.leprous.net/
 


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Of maybe additional interest to our European members, Leprous are on tour in Europe.  Here is a link to their InsideOut webpage with their tour dates.
 
 
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23/11/2011 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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    24/11/2011 - Barakaldo, Spain
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    25/11/2011 - Toulouse, France
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    26/11/2011 - Paris, France
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    27/11/2011 - London, UK
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    26/12/2011 - Jens, Germany
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    27/12/2011 - Bochum, Germany
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    28/12/2011 - Osnabrueck, Germany
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    29/12/2011 - Hannover, Germany
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    30/12/2011 - Karlsruhe, Germany
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    31/12/2011 - Pratteln, Switzerland
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    03/01/2012 - Saarbruecken, Germany
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    04/01/2012 - N?rnberg, Germany
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    05/01/2012 - Salzburg, Austria
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    06/01/2012 - Graz, Austria
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    07/01/2012 - Bratislava, Slovakia
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    08/01/2012- Budapest, Hungary
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    10/01/2012- Vienna, Austria
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    13/01/2012- Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    14/01/2012- Vosselaar, Belgium
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    15/01/2012- Hengelo, Netherlands
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2011 at 11:03
    I was listening to this album earlier today, one of the best releases from what has been quite a good year. I'd point out the tracks that I find to be really good, but I'd end up listing most of the album!LOL I've got to admit I found the previous album Tall Poppy Syndrome OK but nothing special, this one is a big improvement.

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    I really liked this album. The vocals are very strong.
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2011 at 11:18
    I posted a review about their previous album which was totally ignored of course but I remember I realized back then what a great band was being born. This album only confirms it. Deserves more opportunities here.
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    Ha ha.  Yes, Teo, I actually read your thread and review today which made me all the more interested in hearing the Tall Poppy Syndrome.  Before creating this thread I did a search and found a couple of threads discussing that album but none discussing this one.  To be honest, I was kind of surprised since there are over 100 reviews/ratings on this album so I would have thought that there might have already been a thread about this album.  I don't think there was one, unless I did a bad search of sorts.
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    Hey look.  You can get a Leprous girlie shirt for that special girl in your life or to lure that special girl into your life or if you happen to be one of the rare females to make your presence amongst us gents, they have you in mind.LOL
     
    Leprous - Bilateral Girlie-Shirt Size S


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    Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

    Hey look.  You can get a Leprous girlie shirt for that special girl in your life or to lure that special girl into your life.LOL
     
    Leprous - Bilateral Girlie-Shirt Size S

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    Yes, that is another possibility. LOL
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    Given this one another spin. 
    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do to make this thread concept more interesting?  There seems to be a desire to talk about artists that aren't the same 10 bands that are talked about to death, but it seems that none of these threads that try to discuss lesser known bands can ever pick up any steam.  I hoped that posting all of the videos to give easy access might help spur a discussion on this album but obviously i have failed once again. 
     
     
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    I think thatr your failure resides on the fact that there isn't much to discuss about this album. It is excellent, one of the finest releases of 2011 by a clear mile, and I believe that there isn't many things to say other than saying it is extraordinarily amazing.
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    So you are saying that I made the mistake of choosing the one album in all of PA that won't have any haters.  I find that hard to believe.  That would have to be a first in PA history.  LOL
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    ^If it makes you feel better, you could start one about Steven Wilsons new album and I'll troll it for you, I guarantee it'll go to the second page at least!Wink
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    I haven't heard it, but since you have most (all?) linked in the opening post I"ll give it a listen at some point in the near future. Thumbs Up
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    Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

    So you are saying that I made the mistake of choosing the one album in all of PA that won't have any haters.  I find that hard to believe.  That would have to be a first in PA history.  LOL


    Well, not many people know the band, that could be a reason for the small amount of responses, but there are some few cases out there that simply have very few or no haters. The new DT album is a good example: it is nowhere near good and yet it has an unreal rating. It is almost as "good" as the other classics, which are much more accomplished and diverse, but when you take a look at the rating data, you can see that there are fewer negative feedback  than the other DT albums, making it score very high.

    Just an example, please let us not de-rail this into a Dream Theater thread.


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    I figured that it had over 100 reviews or ratings so it might be slightly better known than the Fond of Tigers album that I used for the 1st thread which only had 4 ratings.  I guess I really don't know what I expect people to discuss.  I suppose that there could be 40 pages of I like it, I don't like it posts, but I thought that it might make for an interesting discussion.  What is your favorite track?  Which instrument sounds the best?  etc....  All of you musicians can discuss all of the different time signature changes, or the lack thereof, if that is the case.   Not really sure.  Preferrably, I'd like to see posts that say "hey thanks for bringing this to my attention I really like this" but I'd settle for "go back to listening to Rush you moron you have no idea what good music is".
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    I'll give it listen now as i study for my calc test.
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    Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

    I figured that it had over 100 reviews or ratings so it might be slightly better known than the Fond of Tigers album that I used for the 1st thread which only had 4 ratings.  I guess I really don't know what I expect people to discuss.  I suppose that there could be 40 pages of I like it, I don't like it posts, but I thought that it might make for an interesting discussion.  What is your favorite track?  Which instrument sounds the best?  etc....  All of you musicians can discuss all of the different time signature changes, or the lack thereof, if that is the case.   Not really sure.  Preferrably, I'd like to see posts that say "hey thanks for bringing this to my attention I really like this" but I'd settle for "go back to listening to Rush you moron you have no idea what good music is".


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    Listened to Bilateral several times. They have a very unique style, and the fact that lead guitar is pretty much absent of it all is worth mentioning when it comes to prog metal imo. I think it's a great disc every prog fan should give a listen to.

    Unfortunately I can't really get truly fond of it. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the album never stops (as far as I remember). What I mean by that is that I felt like it was going roughly at the same train of speed and intensity throughout the whole disc, and however original they are, at one point my ears just want to rest from the Leprous sound. But they've got more than enough talent as well as a very likable singer.
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    I got this album in the mail just yesterday.  After one spin I know this is one of my favorites of 2011.  I wish I knew more about the band.  Good singer, riffs and more melodic than most for sure,  I'll be back.
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