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For those of you who don't know, Threshold is a progressive metal band from Surrey, Great Britain. I think they're very underrated and quite good, with nice melody and groove alongside a reasonable level of technicality. In addition their lyrics are pretty good. I'd put this in the underrated bands section but I think the progressive metal area could do with expansion. They've got nostalgic value for me since they were the first prog metal band I really liked and 'Long Way Home' from the Hypothetical album is still my favorite song. Anyone else a fan of this group? :)

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Re: Threshold :? Er...anything before Critical Mass, if you want to hear Damian Wilson. He'll also, apparently, be on Threshold's upcoming album so you can look forward to that. I personally would recommend Phenomenon off of Critical Mass. It's the first one I heard, and it's nice and simple. Now I say that because I liked everything they did after Wilson left, so that's all the way from Critical Mass to the present, basically. I'd consider Andrew MacDermott the real voice of Threshold, but that would be at odds with what the keyboardist Richard West thinks. I'll have to consider the opinion of a man who can play three keyboards at once. :geek:

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Re: Threshold He's only done live shows so far, but apparently a new album is in the works. I personally liked Hypothetical and Dead Reckoning the most out of all their work. In addition, Long Way Home is my absolute favorite metal song...the lyrics read a lot like a prophecy about my life, so I can relate to them very well. :)

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That's so sad... Is that the reason he was replaced by Damian Wilson for their upcoming album?
I think so. He did replace MacDermott for their Dead Reckoning tour and I wondered why...maybe MacDermott was sick back then too. Anyhow, I am looking forward to the new album. I hope Wilson can deliver.
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Wilson sure can deliver. He was brilliant as the role of the Knight in Ayreon's "Into the Electric Castle".
It might be tough for me though because MacDermott seemed a defining part of Threshold. Maybe if they stick to the Critical Mass - Hypothetical - Dead Reckoning kind of sound I'll still like this new album. Apparently it'll be out in 2012...I need to quit holding my breath hoping it'll come out in November. gg1MoJVnYK8 I'd say this is a pretty good picture of what I love about Threshold. :P
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Re: Threshold I thought Hypothetical was great, but there weren't enough standout songs like 'Light And Space', 'Oceanbound' and the one and only 'Long Way Home' (my favorite song of all time). So Dead Reckoning is still my favorite Threshold album. Nevertheless I do hope the new album is good and well though out. They were the first prog band I ever liked, and my favorite prog group for quite a while. MacDermott's voice has a nostalgic appeal to me, so I do hope Wilson's talent is enough to meet the high bar I have for this band.

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Re: Threshold Have you heard Damian Sing Pilot in the Sky of Dreams? For me he blew Mac away. I;ve heard a little Headspace (One of Damians side projects) and if threshold is half as good as that we're in for a treat. Damian said that most of the band will be down for his solo show so i'll try ask how the album is going (If I dont turn into a fanboy again)

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Have you heard Damian Sing Pilot in the Sky of Dreams? For me he blew Mac away.
Well, I only heard a bit of 'Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams' anyway. I have heard him sing 'This Is Your Life' and it was just different, but I wouldn't say better. Unless Threshold's new album is like their older stuff but harsher and more powerful, I think Wilson will sound a bit out of place, at least to me.
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