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    Posted: January 24 2012 at 11:52

What's your favorite Haken's album ?

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Hands up if you don't care for either
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Hands up if you don't care for either

but visions was the best DT release of 2011


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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Hands up if you don't care for either

but visions was the best DT release of 2011


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Masterpiece versus Masterpiece



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Aquarius is an excellent album, but Visions is a masterpiece.  It's much more coherent and unified. 
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Hands up if you don't care for either

but visions was the best DT release of 2011


LOL There are certainly a lot of comparisons to be made between the two bands, but I actually like Haken, probably because their lead singer isn't James LaBrie.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2012 at 21:11
Originally posted by MillsLayne MillsLayne wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Hands up if you don't care for either

but visions was the best DT release of 2011


LOL There are certainly a lot of comparisons to be made between the two bands, but I actually like Haken, probably because their lead singer isn't James LaBrie.


You have obviously never seen the guys live. Their singer, without the studio magic, actually makes LaBrie sound passable.
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Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

Originally posted by MillsLayne MillsLayne wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Hands up if you don't care for either

but visions was the best DT release of 2011


LOL There are certainly a lot of comparisons to be made between the two bands, but I actually like Haken, probably because their lead singer isn't James LaBrie.


You have obviously never seen the guys live. Their singer, without the studio magic, actually makes LaBrie sound passable.

I've never seen DT live, but I've seen Haken 3 times so far and Ross Jennings is a good singer, even if I'm not a big fan of that style these days.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 08:48
Visions I think
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AlexDOM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 09:16
I actually think I like Aquarius more...
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Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

Originally posted by MillsLayne MillsLayne wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Hands up if you don't care for either

but visions was the best DT release of 2011


LOL There are certainly a lot of comparisons to be made between the two bands, but I actually like Haken, probably because their lead singer isn't James LaBrie.


You have obviously never seen the guys live. Their singer, without the studio magic, actually makes LaBrie sound passable.

I've never seen DT live, but I've seen Haken 3 times so far and Ross Jennings is a good singer, even if I'm not a big fan of that style these days.


Wow, really? Shocked All of the band's live video I've seen he's been quite terrible.

Still, one thing is to see them through the internet and the other is seeing them actually play in front of you.Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 12:23
^Yeah, the first time was actually back in 2008  when they opened for Kings X (with an awsome if short set from To-Mera in between), and they sounded a bit different in those days, and Ross was far more willing to do the death metal growls as well.
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Visions for sure. Aquarius is good but  a bit overated IMO.
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I must admit that, although I like Aquarius, I'm not a huge fan of it. However, Visions is quite high in my imaginary prog-metal list...So Visions it is for me.
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I prefer the songwriting on Visions, more concise without losing any of the excitement of the debut.
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Visions for me, both get regular play time though. There are a few brief sections I don't necessarily care for on Visions, but the title track is absolutely incredible. It leaves me with the feeling that I just witnessed something amazing every time I finish listening to it...
 
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imo Visions but both are great albums
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I really enjoy the vocals and instrumental passages much more on Aquarius
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