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    Posted: January 15 2012 at 10:52
Absolutely fantastic recent Progressive Rock band.  Been listening to their debut all week!


They're playing a gig at the Garage in London on Tuesday,  interested to see if there's anyone from the forums that is going along too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2012 at 10:57
Indeed they get a lot of praise. Great album, truly eclectic prog. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2012 at 11:14
Me likey, got it when it first came out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2012 at 11:17
I f**king adore Child Of The Thunder-Cloud and don't care for the rest of the album since it sooooooooooo booooooring
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2012 at 13:37
Love them.  Glad to see they are still together (mostly; I know one guy is in Baron now). Hopefully they'll have a new release soon...?!

Sorry, can't make it to London this week.  Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 13:40
Hi,  I saw them last weekend in Leeds supporting Wolf People and they were pretty amazing. The sound has changed slightly from the first album and is more sax dominated now, but in a really good way. Does anybody have live recordings of this band to trade?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 14:02
I'm sort of partial to perpendicular.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 14:49
I got their album since quite some time ago and gave it several spins, I thought it was good with some nice 70's influences but I found it too noisy and monotonous in many places, it didn't really catch my attention and I left it gathering dust.
Maybe I should give them another chance...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 16:50
Big fan of the album and looking forward to the next one. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 17:04
I always loved this album! 

i heard one song on a sampler and ordered the album the next day!

Its definitely one of the great albums of the 2000's.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2012 at 20:14
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

I always loved this album! 

i heard one song on a sampler and ordered the album the next day!

Its definitely one of the great albums of the 2000's.



Is it really "of the 2000's", though?  I'm fairly certain it was written in the early 70s and then travelled through time to 2008 to be released.  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2012 at 14:36
The band were just fantastic that is really what I think.  

One of the weirdest smelling gigs I've been to.  It had a great mix of old and young and there was much more dancing than I expected.  Das is goot!  I got the chance to talk to some of the guys from Diagonal and they were saying they've actually lost 2 members since the last album, so new singer and a much more sax.  They sounded great live, they really did.  Definately putting up a review soon.  

Wolf People were also great, had a jazz flute guest star!  The lead singer had a lust for old English genesis style singing and the drummer had a fiendishly tight sound!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 14:21
For anyone that's still interested The gig review is up and done over at http://sheepishmusic.co.uk/blog/2012/01/diagonal-wolf-people-gig-review%20-%20197/  

Hope you made it to the gig!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2013 at 12:04
This thread deserves a bump! Wink

I discovered Diagonal some months ago thanks to Astra and I love them! The first album is great but I like even more The Second Mechanism which is one of my favourite 2012 albums!! Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2013 at 12:12
Great band, looking forward to seeing where they can go from 'The Second Mechanism' Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2013 at 13:40
I'm digging that video you posted, i'll probably buy it soon ;)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2013 at 06:42
The debut is one of the greatest prog albums I have heard always drawing me back to the music. It reminds me of Opeths Heritage in some ways - 70s prog music with a modern flavour.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2013 at 07:02
Definitely a great album, and I was looking forward for their second album but still haven't grabbed it yet.
Can anyone comment on it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2013 at 07:23
Dang I forgot to review it

Diagonal The Second Mechanism album cover


i will... but from memory it was not quite as good as the debut but still an excellent album with innovative tracks and throwbacks to psychedelic 70s prog.

heres a taster




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