Yeah. I'm the resident fan of theirs here. Got it when it was released.
I love it.
Not quite as good as Bridge Across Forever, but a way different (yet solid) album.
Performance and soundwise their best yet though.
I got Transatlantic's new release The Whirlwind for Christmas and can't wait to listen to it this weekend. Anyone heard it yet? Opinions?
I dug the SMPTE release and have a DVD of a live show. Guess I'll have to grab it when I can find it. In Minnesota they always have 1 copy of these things you have to track down before someone else grabs it.
"this is aliensporebomb" now out on itunes and amazon.mp3: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thi...mb/id391880218
"atmospheres", "daybreak winds", "morninglight" - 3 cds worth of ambient soundscapes here: http://aliensporebomb.bandcamp.com/
For all the grief I get over my love of power metal, I actually listen to prog or prog metal alot more than I listen to power metal
Having said that I've never gotten into Transatlantic. Great musicians, not sure the songs really interest me that much though.
To be honest they never set out to reinvent anything, but rather celebrate the music a few of us love.
Jbird - being honest, the 2001 Bridge Across Forever is by FAR Transatlantic's best album. SmPte is not even close as that was more of a Morse/Stolt album (with Neal and Roine writing every other song on the album). Both of the later ones are very much more of a group effort. As an example, Pete Trewavas did a bunch of stuff on both BAF and The Whirlwind.
And yet I still don't have 'The Whirlwind', mainly due to me cutting back on any spending on myself in lieu of Christmas gifts for the family. I need a couple band gigs to get some CD money, but none are scheduled in the next three months yet...
Yet another friend of Jack...