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R. Shillitoe "Rich S" (Bristol, UK)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, 16 Jun 2014
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You get what you pay for with this. The strap fell off instantly then took ages to put the pin back in, the plastic scratches real easy.

Fate of a Dreamer
Fate of a Dreamer

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!, 9 Aug 2010
This review is from: Fate of a Dreamer (Audio CD)
This is without a doubt a 5 star album, The whole album just works... You get taken to amazing places by it. I wish it was in print again so more people could buy it...
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Watershed (Special Edition)
Watershed (Special Edition)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece... No Joke!, 2 May 2008
Oh my god...

Like all Opeth albums it takes a few listens to get into, that's the beauty of Opeth's lasting appeal as the music doesn't get old. But this one has some extra tangents that have never been used before. I don't want to spoil them for you but there are some interesting things going on in here.

A lot of the album really goes back to their Deep Purple influences I can here s1974-1975 Purple-esque sounds coming out from every dark beautiful corner of this album. Imagine DPs Child in Time mixed with Emperor mixed with Pink Floyd.

I think it is a daring move using a lot of the things they have done in the album but as a whole album it really works. Opeth fans and well versed music fans alike will not be disappointed by this album it is both sinister and beautiful.

For want of a better term I think the direct of the band is much more Prog than it has ever been. The new line up is great and the only thing that's missing from the record as previous ones is some of Martin Lopez's drumming. Don't get me wrong I love Martin Axenrot but Lopez was a bit more of a tasteful drummer. Axenrot has a tendency to over do things where Lopez would have known less is more.

All in all a great album - Well worth the money and I'm not saying this from a `fan boy' perspective this is from a music lover!

For `open minded' fans of - Deep Purple, Emperor, Pink Floyd, Mostly Autumn, Camel, Therion, Porcupine Tree and Katatonia.

Offered by discchord
Price: £12.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, Not his best but still very good!, 11 Feb 2008
This review is from: 1011001 (Audio CD)
Ok, Don't get me wrong this is a great album. I love the concepts, the choice in singers (Floor Jansen, Jorn Lande and Steve Lee owned this album!) But it is no way his best. At times it sounds like he is re-hashing old ideas from past albums. To me the Human Equation was the best so far I had great hopes that this would top it but unfortunatly it doesn't have the edge.

Hopefully Arjen can learn from this album and be a touch more original next time! (or maybe another Ambeon album? nudge nudge!)

Van Halen - Live Without A Net [VHS]
Van Halen - Live Without A Net [VHS]
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Price: £7.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool!, 18 Dec 2000
this is an amazin live performance very high octane stuff! van halen is the the most influencel guitarest ever!

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