I have to agree with Impermanent Resonance being his best solo album yet. Many people I know think Labrie is the weakest link in Dream Theater, but with his solo work I don't see how they can say that.
My favorite artist right here, rock on Labrie.
Big JLB fan here ... but after having listened to Agony a couple of times, I was worried the new album might sound like Static Impulse Part 2. Luckily I was wrong as Impermanent Resonance is more JLB and less Peter Wildoer (which doesn't mean I didn't like Static Impulse or the growling on it). So far, I've only listened to the new album once, but I found myself instantly liking lots of the new songs. JLB has much more opportunity to show off his awesome voice than on Static Impulse. I guess I'll be giving this one a spin quite a lot in the weeks to come.
Baffled by the tags on here. Progressive metal? Wut? Just because he's in Dream Theater doesn't make this progressive metal... it's pretty much a textbook example of modern melodeath. Except with even less death.
I despise Dead by April, their stripped down, pop heavy sound just irritates me. It sounds like they're not even trying. I can't say the same about Soilwork, or this really. A lot of the riffs on this sound very reminiscent of the latest couple of Soilwork albums, to the point where I'd believe it was one of the same guitarists if I didn't know otherwise.