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Infernal by Phideaux

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Topic: Infernal by Phideaux
Posted By: softandwet
Subject: Infernal by Phideaux
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 08:59
What do you think about Infernal being rated 4 stars and Doomsday Afternoon being rated 4.20? Is Infernal less good than Doomsday?

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So don’t evade the surgeon’s blade
Cos the answer could be in your mind
Maybe one cut and we’ll find
We’re just a wavelength behind

But we are entwined

And I know what you need



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Posted By: SbMSU
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 11:18
Doomsday Afternoon>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Infernal.


Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 11:29
I don't know but i just downloaded Phideaux's entire discography for free on Bandcamp! (except for the three albums i already had!)


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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 12:08
4.0 vs. 4.2 stars? Are we splitting hairs now? Confused

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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 12:10
I listened to most of his discography and was planning to buy a couple of them when Bandcamp has its special where all the money goes to the artist on May 1. Snowtorch is my favorite.

If it were up to me I would rate the last three as follows:
Doomsday Afternoon (4.00)
Snowtorch (4.50)
Infernal (3.75)


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Posted By: fronobulax
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 17:09
I really like both albums. I think infernal gets a little "long" towards the end, but I love the development of musical themes found on both. The first "3 sides" of infernal are fantastic and equal to "Doomsday" imo.


Posted By: Grumpyprogfan
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 18:20
Both are great. Infernal is a double CD... maybe the reason it's rated 0.2 stars less?


Posted By: Tasartir
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 19:25
There is a lot of material on Infernal, to its detriment. It's just too much and I come away from it without a recollection of a particular stand-out melody.

This is a disappointment for me because stand-out melodies are what I've come to expect from Phideaux. I gave Infernal a poor rating, while Doomsday and Snowtorch stole my heart!


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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 20:43
I think is more a matter of personal taste. I like both very much and enjoy them quite a bit.


Posted By: Tasartir
Date Posted: April 27 2020 at 21:23
I agree. There's no denying the level of musicianship in any of these albums, that's for sure.

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 02:29
I am one of the few who feels that it is every bit as good as what came before.
Then again I seem to have read some of the same Wikileaks stuff that Xavier infused the album in. I imagine that most folks listening to the album merely writes off the lyrics as the usual conspiracy theories.

I also really dig the instrumentation. It is obvious that his band has beefed up the chops...and I also happen to adore Xavier’s flair for melody.

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- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Dopeydoc
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 15:40
Doomsday>Snowtorch>    >Infernal


Posted By: GoliathTMV
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 17:32
What Wikileaks stuff?


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 00:15
^I urge anyone to find out for themselves. That’s all I’ll say about it. I’ve had way too many “discussions” with folks who’ve never read a single page..yet have no problem in dismissing all and everything because they watch BBC or something similar.
Only works when you search for information yourself and I don’t want to colour anyone’s view beforehand...hell maybe they would come back and tell me that it’s all fugazi. That’d be nice..and highly unlikely.

Sorry to be so “cryptic” but this is not my first jig around the bonfire

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“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

- Douglas Adams


Posted By: softandwet
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 06:20
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

^I urge anyone to find out for themselves. That’s all I’ll say about it. I’ve had way too many “discussions” with folks who’ve never read a single page..yet have no problem in dismissing all and everything because they watch BBC or something similar.
Only works when you search for information yourself and I don’t want to colour anyone’s view beforehand...hell maybe they would come back and tell me that it’s all fugazi. That’d be nice..and highly unlikely.

Sorry to be so “cryptic” but this is not my first jig around the bonfire


OK, but, anyway, could you explain us?

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So don’t evade the surgeon’s blade
Cos the answer could be in your mind
Maybe one cut and we’ll find
We’re just a wavelength behind

But we are entwined

And I know what you need


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 06:31
That was exactly the point of my post. I can’t/won’t because I’ve tried this so many times by now. It’s futile without the recipiant having some form of referencepoint...which they only can achieve by doing a little reading on their own. Quite simple really...though not so much in today’s society where we’re used to being served with information via the news.
This way you can actually make up your own mind as you go along

Anyway back to Infernal: I actually quite like the flow of the thing. The generally shorter tunes come together as a whole much like they did on Number Seven - another fave of mine (I actually remember Xavier being online over PA back in those days. I seem to remember him starting a thread called ‘My violinist has gone berserk for RPI’).

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“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

- Douglas Adams


Posted By: POTA
Date Posted: May 10 2020 at 19:37
Infernal and Doomsday are two of the best prog albums of the 21st century, and belong on the best ever list. 



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