PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

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nightsblood
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PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#1 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:26 pm

I'm gonna assume there's a thread about this around here somewhere and I'm just too rusty at searching the Corroseum to find it.
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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#2 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:30 pm

I'm afraid not. No one gives a shit to tell his opinion about music anymore.

Anyway, a fit closure (?) of a significant band. Not as good as "Mythical..." but definitely a necessary addition for any collection. The band also announced some shows with the singer of Magic Circle/Stone Dagger. I have to say that i won't mind the band stay active and write some new material with this line up. On the contrary... We can't afford to lose Alan Jones' extraordinary talents and if they are going to be coupled with Brendan Radigan's vox, we should expect some more great things to come.
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Post#3 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:45 pm

Still waiting for my copy! Temple Of Mystery apparently had some distribution problems and their copies arrived very late from the plant.
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Post#4 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:37 am

As a long time fan I think it's a great album, but I also do prefer their earlier "doomier" material.
Looking forward to the show on Hammer of Doom, sound clips from the first show in Canada were great.

What I find a bit annoying about the vinyl version (the No Remorse edition, but it seems the same for all the versions, still waiting on the copy from Temple of Mystery) is that The Ripper got cut out of the album as the second to last track to put it on a (albeit beautifully etched) one sided 10". If you listened to the cd version first with the normal order of songs, that's a bit weird.

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Post#5 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:00 pm

Still waiting to get my copy so I'll post up an opinion on it soon.

As regards Alan continuing making music then this sounds positive;
http://crankitup.se/pagan-altar-terry-j ... done-time/

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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#6 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:39 pm

The fact that it fell to me, who posts here about as often as Manilla Road releases an album with top-notch production values, to start this thread should make everyone who has visited this site for 5+ years really, really depressed! Even I didn't realize the poor Corroseum had fallen into such malaise as to be unable to muster enough enthusiasm to start a thread for a new Pagan Altar album.... GEEEZ, what a sad lot of wankers we have become!

Anyway, I haven't given the album enough spins to form an opinion yet. It's on my To Do list. Who knows, maybe I'll even summon the will to report back with another post in a few weeks and give my 2 cents. :lol:
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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#7 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:45 pm

I refer to the "Current Vinyl Collector Scene"-thread.
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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#8 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:41 pm

It's their less memorable album for sure. I feel I won't listen to it that much. Still a great album of course, and very emotional as one can expect...
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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#9 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Still waiting for the Die-Hard version, can´t have an opinion on packaging yet but by knowing the people behind this I think it is a safe bet to say it will be killer.

About the music, classic PA in my ears, the only "con" I found just by listening two tracks so far (I´ll wait for my copy for the complete experience) is that drum sound, I don´t want to say modern, but at least too clear to my ears, something that I am not used to while listening to this band.

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Post#10 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:17 pm

The gig at Hammer of Doom from Time Lord was absolutely amazing.

This line up works wonderful and singer fits in perfectly, sounds a lot like Terry actually, without sounding like a copy just for the sake of it. They announced they will be continuing under the Pagan Altar moniker in this line up from next year onwards and will be playing more shows.

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Post#11 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:53 pm

It was a stunning show. I wasn't familiar with the vocalist but he was very good. Great to see Diccon & Andy in the band again.
I was near the front and everyone was going nuts. Brought back so much happy memories of their gigs.

The idea that they will play under the Pagan Altar name from next year is just plain wrong. I know loads of bands have done this but I can't call a band Pagan Altar without Terry Jones. It's reminds me of Thin Lizzy without Phil Lynott. I have a lot of respect for Alan but I can't agree with him on this I'm afraid.

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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#12 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:14 pm

Must agree on that, I found it fitting and respectful towards the history of the band that they were not playing under the name 'Pagan Altar'. Don't think it's necessary to adapt the name again to draw a crowd, but I was suspecting something like that already when it was mentioned as such on the Metal Magic festival poster.

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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#13 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:23 pm

Was it Brendan Radigan handling the mic?
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Re: PAGAN ALTAR 'The Room of Shadows'

Post#14 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:00 am

Trigger wrote:Was it Brendan Radigan handling the mic?


Yes.

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