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  • The Dear Hunter
    September 10, 2011 - 12:50am

    So anybody who knows me knows that these guys are pretty much my favorite band. Anybody who doesn't, well... you know now!

    I think they'll have a lot of appeal to most DT fans. They can be heavy and proggy and are filled with all kinds of musical deliciousness for you to sink your ears into. Fun fact: Their first full-length album ("Act II: The Meaning Of, & All Things Regarding, Ms. Leading") made Mike Portnoy's list of top 10 albums of 2007.

    Their latest release ("The Color Spectrum") is a 9-EP set based on the 7 colors of the rainbow plus Black and White. Seriously... how much more prog can you get?!

    Here's something to start you off if you're new:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fIgwS6PX4M&ob=av3e

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ZeppelinDT's picture
on September 10, 2011 - 12:50am

So anybody who knows me knows that these guys are pretty much my favorite band. Anybody who doesn't, well... you know now!

I think they'll have a lot of appeal to most DT fans. They can be heavy and proggy and are filled with all kinds of musical deliciousness for you to sink your ears into. Fun fact: Their first full-length album ("Act II: The Meaning Of, & All Things Regarding, Ms. Leading") made Mike Portnoy's list of top 10 albums of 2007.

Their latest release ("The Color Spectrum") is a 9-EP set based on the 7 colors of the rainbow plus Black and White. Seriously... how much more prog can you get?!

Here's something to start you off if you're new:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fIgwS6PX4M&ob=av3e

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ZeppelinDT's picture

They're kicking off their next tour in Texas... Houston, Austin and Dallas on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. (w/ Manchester Orchestra)

eternal dreamer's picture

well I live in México but I can get tickets easily enough for places like Texas or Florida.. unless they come down here on a big festival or sumthin

ZeppelinDT's picture

Whereabouts do you live? They're about to start another tour in a few weeks. You have to see them live if you can... they put on a fantastic show, and the entire band is extremely accessible and friendly. They still work the merch stands themselves and pretty much always hang out with fans after the show. They're starting to really grow in popularity though, so I don't know how much longer those days will last. (I think they sold out like 6 or 7 consecutive shows on their last tour)

eternal dreamer's picture

i guess you win because i've never seen them live :(

that day will come soon enough

ZeppelinDT's picture

[quote=-=EoE=-]
Probably one of the best performances I've ever seen, I hope to God they come to England soon!
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LvnxCe5GjI]Watch this video.[/url][/quote]

I saw them on this tour... it was a life changing experience.

[quote=eternal dreamer][/IMG]

u jelly[/quote]

I see your TCS vinyl pic and raise you a post-show pic with the entire band (I'm top row, second from left. i.e., The guy with his arm around Nick C.) :p

[IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/ZeppelinDT/latr003.png[/IMG]

eternal dreamer's picture

Act III is definitely my favorite album

molon_uk's picture

He jelly. U mad.

I jelly too, being in England and all. That said, I kinda fell out of love with them after Act I. Act II was overlong for my tastes, and just too all over the place. Containts some of their best and worst, imo.

eternal dreamer's picture
-=EoE=-'s picture

Act II is a masterpiece, I honestly have no idea how The Dear Hunter can top that.

Probably one of the best performances I've ever seen, I hope to God they come to England soon!
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LvnxCe5GjI]Watch this video.[/url]

TuscanCountess's picture

One of my favorite bands, behind DT of course! :)

Gorille's picture

The Color Spectrum is awesome!!