MAD MAX : "35"
35 is a sign mark for M.Max ,which states that band is for 35 consecutive years in positive activity as a full international band In this release named "35" dominates classic Heavy Glam (Poison,Ratt) sound to most of the tracks not in a nostalgic mood but strong and creative.Its an angry AOR but filtered mutch to easy stage.
In fact it's another punch to the competitive creative recording status in regards the band having good creations and melodic too but also turbulent,while much better than previous "Interceptor" album five years ago.
As at 2015 through their record label released a best of collection "Thunder Storm and Pasion"........
"Running to Paradise" is the opener track!, "R-t- P" is a track that reminds early Judas Priest something like the museum track Hellion, the riffs are strong and solid is pleasing and his lyrics travels the listener has no darkness,no rage but a cozy optimistic air ,restful, while on the other hand looks enough rowdy.
Keyboard is the basic instrument that supports melodicity of 35,due that is full of hooks that make all the tracks attractive and catchy,this album has an end in itself, to exalt its catchy songs. Main purpose guide the Sunset Boulevard tradition as also in general, Los Angeles music factory works,reminds House of Lords, reminisces Pretty Boy Floyd ,close to Gotthard ,similar to Krokus,copied something from Great & White,steeling Quiet Riot,and acting like early Dokken.
Third track is (03) "Beat Of The Heart" :the proper rhythm on a scheduled melody ,rhythm section is potential and tuned well, the guitars doesn't exaggerate they do not overdo it, mental charge is passable to let time for thought and reflection ,identical to some melodic hit from Survivor or some Toto's hit or Styx.The story is close to cristian message,or something white and religious shit, how can it be metal and idiots irrationalists,seems in music industry where many superstitious idiots...
"D.a.M.n"It's dynamic one of the album's highlight,pace is in Mid Tempo so unique and run very potential,does not leave you indifferent magnetizes at the hearing, Michael Voss as veteran expert guitarist cares to write the track where he would show his solo skills ,..all choruses are the pillars where track was composed on them in regards the story explained as the singer narrates ("D.a.M.n" means "Devil's After Me Now") give some meaning and repeat several times wrapping riffs and solos followed by rhythm section.
At the bottom there is a bonus eleventh track (nr 11), is a cover regards Voss shows their main influences comes from the 80's that is a Dokken song from 1983's the "Paris Is Burning" performed in a much tougher way than the original
SCORPIONS CONCERT at 16/7/2018
Scorpions manage to make shows due to playing more must rhythms, mainstream heavy and amazing mass spectacle in our country. Because very simply audiences are accustomed to them.all the comments are about their concert at the Panathenaicon Stadium on Monday evening the 16th of July 2018.
Came under tour planning called the"Crazy" World Tour,they did not come exclusively for us, by some plans here in Greek state, were accompanied by lockal "state orchestra" created a special treaty under Stefanos Tsialis conductor, the stadion was packed to the bone,despite to many media idiots who moved unfavorably to bands fame.
Scorpions live shows in regards organizers are much higher most safest choices to make money for sure.
__Families (parents with children) come over to Scorpions mass meetings, also nostalgics (wolves) of mainstream hard rock goes, who don't bear extreme metal and black metal concerts ,and yet orientalists who belong culturaly to oriental bouzouki folk culture ,come ,due to curiosity and at a shy name such as Scorpions brand , they go steadily to every different place they gonna play, no matter how many times they have seen them,just to find themselves in wild rock air ( distorted guitars drums screamings) the same uneducated wild boars will go to Metallica or to U2 ,for the reason that they feel a religious sense during concert's time becoming in psychological excess by doing air guitar and head-banging.
Out right the leftist middle-aged journalists began to redact negative articles against the choice of Scorpions dinosaurs, arguing that it's a kitch and debasement old men crue an adulterated backward band, beter would be to bring "Arctic Monkeys" or "Franz Ferdinand",or Kaiser Chiefs, claimed that these are fresh inteligent pop bands, at this antiscorpions campain was leading the crappy old man Yannis Petridis from his castle the state FM era,and others,
Namely, that Rudolf Schencker and Klaus Meine made a master plan to come in Athens to play at the concert in Kallimarmaro to cut up many tickets, afterwards raise the money with the purpose to buy a house in Santorini or Mykonos, means, that we were the fools,!as a matter of fact that can't be happen, in regards others rock stars from other genres have master plan to get us the money and buy home in Mykonos
#greekopenairconcerts , #greekmetal ,#crazyworldtour , #athensscorpions ,#2018scorpionsgig
Cirith Ungol at Citaro club live stage stage Friday 23/2/2018
Epic yelling, oldschool-doom bass lines and lyrics about dark, heroes and hell stories (which lyrics the people that gathered to Citaron scene-club knew well and without spelling) set the stage for an athenian top show for ageless Los Angelians ...It was not surprising that Citaro (indoor) club was full, after last year's featured of Cirith Ungol at Up The Hammers festival, all those who enjoyed them at Gagarin at the time (many articles wrote about that Gig then) also many boys from this city haven't catch the show then, and wanted to see them this time, at least those who come find out exactly what they have lost then.
Dexter Ward (italian)played a 50-minute set, perhaps big on the basis of how much first support they usually play. On the other hand, became very obvious to those who didn't know that they did not have the typical band that opens an international concert in order to win miles: here we had a "shape tied up" with its own material, which matched metal velocities and melodies and gained further points from the outstanding presence of their singer Marco Concoreggi. The warm applause with which the world has blown them out was judged right.
Then came on scene the Night Demon, which many of those who gave this show at Citaron showed the same eagerly anticipated as headliners. These Americans (who also played last year's Up The Hammers fest) are also considered one of the hottest new names in metal industry. And the truth is that any objections to the retro sound ,or the somewhat flat way that the frontman / bassist 'Jarvis Leatherby' sang on stage was in a natural normal place, working as a well-engineed metal engine and giving a show with unceasing energy, _N-Demon_ certainly gave their time to their new album maned "Darkness "Remains" , also to their 50-minute set. And they are in honor with their spinning metal as 1980s references (Riot, Jaguar, Tokyo Blade etc) that even me who do not declare as fan, nor did I understand when the time passed. And surprising the stage the appearance of a figure dressed in mantles and a crowned head, who was conquering the members of the satanic chalice that he held in his hands.
Cirith Ungol came at stage front of an already-prepared audience but they did not fail to make it clear that, no matter how much they had been entertained before, he was there exclusive for them: yelling rhythmic references regards members names, much applause, and cunnies they accompanied headlining band on stage, while stageroom then taking fire once when started playing song "I'm Alive". Apparently happy about recepting, the legendary frontman Tim Baker responded a little while after smiling ,while the front audiences shouts Cirith Ungol cirithungol - "Cirith Ungol" that "We Are Cirith Ungol and We Bring and Blood and IRON", to follow with the known hit "One Foot In Hell " of 1986
Bass was played by the bassist of Night Demon named Leatherby (is officially steady member, since 2016), while Greg Lindstrom on guitar and Robert Garven on drums were present from the founders line up that set up the band on California's west coast at early 1970s -with Jim Barraza (also on guitar), to fix up the five piece. This staff runing easy and sparking and it was lucky to make pretty sound, while final result was explosive regards their outburst, but also to feel in big splendor the almost doom bass lines along black sabbath echoe s ,wich often put us in prettiest way to their dark fantasy kingdom .
Tim Baker, was sometimes weak while trying for his best: the passage of time has not been favorable, and the particular way which was interpreted was not favored in live gig conditions. In other moments, however, he was truly evergreen and outstanting as, what was lost in words was replenished either by his epic, "halfording" tristies or by the croud itself, singing in chorus knowing the repertoire in and outside .(additionable, they were released four 4 albums as C. U.) and then came expected known well songs "Frost And Fire", "Black Machine", "Join The Legion", and the cover "Fire" (Crazy World Of Arthur Brown).They played totaly about 90 minutes and dont made the usual encore as was expected the depart was directly,last departed songs were "King Of Dead" and titled "Cirith Ungol", all event was an honest feature, no agents no guards.This sort of concert was not for adults or newcomers to monument doombands , in the croud arena was full of purists and veterans of good old days and other pilgrims of old sound.
2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
3. Lake Of Fire
5. Midnight Sun
6. Eternal Flames
7. Once Again
9. Eyes Of The World
10. Lamb And The Wolves
12. All Out Warfare
This albut was prepared for along,long, time,well.......Most metal session musicians give the best and the more successful albums in our days, the most successful albums made by those professional session bum mercenaries of studios who on their finance anguish are forced to earm money for living,playing and recording by accident anything catching and girlish metal, or Harry Potter's riffs only to grab some cash ,but accidentally give songs that excite masses, while they are under pressure and supervision of some labels authorized producer..!(usually labels employees after all, pay in steamy cash, hand to hand)
The case 'Lake Of Fire' has an unjustified mistake regarding the outward appearance of frontcover cause is a splay junk made under rush at photoshop graphics ,shows a horrible castle figure and in the middle mixed and a skull,a teenage sketchiness under the pressure of deadline dates and labels orders about finance spences due to low budget cost and huge dates rushes, -----
Concerning the "lake of fire" stuff, Isn't something that reminding some boogie metal genre like Status Quo or Bad Company motifs old good hippie hooks and horuses,no!!, but happens to sounds like Dio's covers from "The Last in Line" and "Holy Diver" some memorable hits, the Tower of Babel guys persist to follow this way of Dio's heavy tradition,and most tracks compositions have been written as some sort of imitation Yngwie Malmsteen's way act and playing, as guitarist Joe Stump was apprenticed to Blackmoore's school, however plays tougher and faster than his "virtual mentor" and more complicated, to all album plays a tone of excessive long-long solos and metallic neoclassical riffs motifs. (mind to me a special comparison could be with germans "Carsten Lizard Schulz Syndicate" or the greeks "Mystery (Perlepes)" and the "Yakis George"band)
about some of the front tracks
(first track 01) "Dragon Slayer": an outburst song,the prelude is flaming guitar chords below continuance reminds Yngwie Malmsteen's early albums a)Rising Force and b)Marching Out,such as stormy drums and rhythm section,while Stump's guitar making riffs gunpowder bursts,in the meantime the yelling macho microphone from Csaba Zvekan is a singing voice combination in between Lemmy style and Dio way
(second track 02) "Its Only Rock'n'Roll":potential rhythm and melodic,it rolls like mid tempo pace ,not much fast, like faithful Rainbow's copycover the named old track "Down to Earth" from 1979 same name album,and keyboards maestro 'Mistheria' brings from timeboat and timeboards at 1979 Don Airey's act and replicates that faithfully,vocalist Csaba Zvekan exactly reproduce Graham Bonnet's interpretation since then.
(03rd track): "Lake Of Fire" the riffs fall ceaselessly,in regards guitar solos are endlessly,potential bone rhythm under horse galloping,an honest Ritchie Blackmore's formula under Zvenkan emancipation,once upon a time when producer was Martin Birch and Ronnie James Dio on microphone, the well known vintage hit 'Snake Charmer' or best-known rock-clubs cheelplay "Black Sheep of the Family", perfect virile interpretation by the fixed voice of Csaba Zvekan,rage air and burr ,these students of Blackmore are superior to the teacher
(05 track): "Midnight Sun": the 1982 "Death Alley Driver" with radical changes much more abruptly much more explosive,making his bulky riffs,Joe Stump's guitar touches the finality ape the haunted blackmore and Joe Lynn Turner on Svekan's microphone!! maybe best song from the album.
Is a solid band all members are professional session musicians,the guitarist is wanking all the time,so this kind is for very strong ears.Its songwriting is studied and prepared pretty good long time before, is going to blow away many audiences
DEEP PURPLE: ''InFinite''earMusic
01. Time For Bedlam
02. Hip Boots
03. All I've Got Is You
04. One Night In Vegas
05. Get Me Outta Here
06. The Surprising
07. Johnny's Band
08. On Top Of The World
09. Birds Of Prey
10. Roadhouse Blues
What's the importance,when Deep-Purple founder members been seventy years old? does this plays key role in the quality of Infinite according to petty social group prejudices, due to Purples happens to be aged at their 70 years old,means,they shouldn't to make new albums, but also to be ashamed performing up-on stage at this age, regarding to petty and scummy rock-people,regarding Gillan and Glover ought to sit at homeland in Hertfordshire and wait to die.The maliciousness and jealousy of the newest jerks reviewers where born about 1975-1980years gonna tell you, "But well? does it cool to be their wax-simulations at the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and instead to make fucking new albums like young scoundrels",what do they think mad grandpas,does these todays tracks are such as 'Speedking' and 'Bloodsucker' when were strong once at 70ties to go up and catch nr 4our in the UK charts again.Thats how can be explained all these derogatory reviews behavior about this album all around.How can they underestimate Gillan's voice.......and of course they are accused as greed for glory and cash and voracious for the charts,from redhead pop-dance press.
Now with the title of the album, the concept idea of Infinite states that maybe it may not be their last album, they give an ambiguous answer, neither a "Yes" nor that they retiring here, ambiguously games
It is known that the enemies of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin are the Beatles sworn fans, Lenon's fanatical followers and fans of the "70 Seventιies" anachronistic pop, like Simon & Grandfunkel,or Paul McCartney & Wings,or Tim Bucley lullabies, and,let it, has been spent 60 years since then, also modern pop listeners like this of U2 (Bono), all these pop sound groups consider Deep Purple a malignant hippie sort, cheep-violent music.
Let's just check some tracks from the album
(01)-"Time For Bedlam": Its complete melodic a determine composition and badge for D.P.brand,referred to their known hardrock sort at early times yet guitars are figure out so to dont surpass,and don't convert in heavy metal, Glover banging his bass guitar boosted rhythm section, Don Airey's hammond core sovereign and last 'till song's end
(02)- "Hip Boots" : known purple air and Gillan's voice leeds the lyrics story telling about young rouser's boots
,guitars are highlighted with raging riffs surrounds and follow the Hammond of Don Airey thus created something rhythmically potentional lure for every audience somewhere goes steep with cuts and melody's steep great ups and downs (.... seems the speed metal track of the whole album).
(03) - "All I Got Is You": At last sad crawl guitars Rainbow-syndrome, with rail rails guitar-solos Blackmoore temperament,however, give's an easy listening love song not pretty pop but something cool and flowing
(04) - "One Night In Vegas": It's somehow like up tempo beat ,fortunately the most defiantly street-bum track and most remarkable compared with rest of all tracks, guitars going heavy and cranchy but violent not soft, is smart sharp and quite aggressive,Gillan's focal figure tells how was drifting some decadent night from bar patrons,bar-whores and street-maids
(10) - "Roadhouse Blues" and it has been surprisingly also Doors cover,a hit since 1970, Gillan gives a unique performance, in different slow heavy beat than Doors done, essentially track tells about motorbikes trips, here they turn it more tougher, more bluesy and southern rock_rest of all to your check when you touch this album.......
-Fighting till the End
They are not ,as to say "the Germans Manowar" . No this matters like misunderstanding or a way of belch for this band
It's about a lukewarm Epic Metal and not big aggresive one, also made by a carefully mainstream power metal stuff, due to songwritting,composes, synths,lyrics seems that everything has calculated to dont get irrational towards extreme metal and to dont misbehave towards gator of Death/M screamers.
Creator and main composer figured frontman Tarek Maghary ,also about this fellow you could tell that perhaps would be some illegitimate child from a former Manowar's groopie once upon somewhere in the past ,cause regardless the reincarnation of europian Eric Adams he has all his caracter's artistic elements positive and negative eric adams spirit.....
It shows no big sound vanguard,seeing that has crafted commercially by studio-craftsmen and corporate nameless specialists to stir up and drag fieries audiences.It is a "eurometal" a germanoscandinavo recipe ,in particular intense macho aesthetics For alleged CD-customers furthermore a conservative power metal, all guitar riffs are well built and nailed in mind ,much melodic hooks with moderate lyricism without puzzles and abstract lyrics ...
have alook in some of the first songs
(02)first track_"Die Like Kings": to highlight it's aggression has tough chorals created from the other members of the band, track's tempo is moderate 'up tempo' but not in excessive , guitar riffs are catchy and glamorous ,the potential rhythm section leads and that singer too ,also a middle part has showy solos to fill some sonic-gap ,riffing guitars hearded continually,place constantly ceaselessly throughout song's duration .(if you wish to rise your social class dont die like a commoner--die like autocrat--thats a social message from Majesty band--and remember monarch has blue blood,not red!!!!)
(03)second track. "Rebels Of Our Time" :~ sounds something like Rhapsody's stuff,or as Mob Rules music, basically made of as magnificent heavy rhythmic track looks something like religious psalm .Epic atmosphere created by bands choruses that are synchronized along with coordinated choirs which is evocative and give grandeur and mental fascination guitars fuzzing on a concrete pattern while the riffs become roughened and lengthy ..
(04)third track Y`OLO-HM: In this respect is a rapid one,~ an 'up tempo'!,wich galloping continuously,songs lyrics story narrating from choruses as march song specializing to coordinate armed troops, or some chopper bikers crew, or hooligans team,as feast full of guitars
(05)fourth song THE FINAL WAR: is based on a rhythmic epic melody a furiousness one and fast enough, supported by a wall of guitar riffs lasting and extensive super riffs ,!that turn it into a marching metal.All that's about within lyrics choruse's regards sense and central idea is about some mighty clash between metal rebelions against trendy regime along with them nerds rockers but eventually metallians will win at last,if not...????[check the rest of album in your stereo equipments
TYGERS OF PAN TANG
Tygers Of Pan Tang
2016 Mighty Music
-Only The Brave
-The Reason Why
-Do It Again
-I Got The Music In Me
-Praying For A Miracle
-Blood Red Sky
-Angel In Disguise
-The Devil You Know
FEATURE ONE: Hears dynamic full of familiar "Melodic" riffs ans solos from Micky Crystal and Rob Weir
"Southern_Native"Loud & Proud Records
1. Need My Ride
2. Southern Native
4. Call of A Hero
5. Take Me Home
6. Whiskey Train
7. Satisfied Man
9. Love This Town
10. Diablo Loves Guitar
Blackfoot means timeless anthems (since good old days of Atlantic and Atco), "Good Morning" and "Road Fever" of course not,so bands best time was somewhere in 1979 and 81 once,'Good Morning' and 'Road Fever' tracks are in backtime closet,todays Blackfoot's outfit full strength is out ready to act.
Today the Rick Medlocke's place has taken by Tim Rossi who happen not to look as long hair performer but a banal restless frontman with moikan crest.As "We" live in today, we notice that band's rebuild happens without anyone from former founding members, the line up does not contain no one of the co founders members, while producer and director of the band is Medlocke.
That's the new process regeneration for most dinosaures bands,although new band but compromising aesthetic principles and rock standards of backtime band's outfit .Lets face it that Blackfoot continue beeing still in music industry's live-game,regards, this way cloning,
The replacement of Medlocke by Tim Rossi means much regards as he's a great performer but supposingly some character with the voice and the antics of Styven Tyler!!!,That would be more perfect .Other topic is that,who [?] writes the compositions, who has made the songwriting,is relatively unknown. The overall attitude about new Blackfoot's form is pretty good,will be accepted definitely for sure the sound owned old School classic rock ,something like Ten Years After,or like Humble Pie,so times like Alvin Lee(and-Mountain/and Nazareth of course),or.....!!! like Black Oak Arkansas ( not quite perfectly)with some touches of southern riffs,and,the Co Founder Medlocke is right behind tent's curtain, at the backstages and makes the instigator.
Lets check songs from album --below--to see what's the album 's inside going on.
(1rst track)"I Need My Ride": as opener is some nervous beat one, fast enough (due to draw attention),a showcase full of solo guitar, an Up Tempo,full of powerful riffs,topic referrs to it's adventure feeling on motor-wheels, more specifically cycle riding to Avenue 66 following the sun.
(second 2 track)"Southern Native": pace here is a calm one,as slow moving, it's about album's title formal track,dipped within in leaden rhythm crude and steadfast,due to album's main theme , so to explain half the story of Blackfoot, early era of southern rock, at sacred places where worshiped this kind.
(4rth track) "Call Of A Hero":like a copy from Bad Company's historic tracks, heavy, very heavy, unbearable, relatively slow pace, a mid tempo,seems the macho track of entire album
(5th track) "Take Me Home" a anthem that starts slowly and then augments, is much sad,a genuine south song reminds former Blackfoot before rebirth/transription,the melody builds lead from guitars, reminds Molly Hatchet, reminds something from 38 Special,reminds Cactus.Seems new bandmates plays less bluesy and more metal/hard-rock,than previous senescent crew.
album's producer would like to sound it as much as Nazareth's "Hair of
the Dog" and "Razamanaz" historic albums ,!!!or the thrill "No Mean
City" and played close to Nazareth's beat-but not achieved.............
**(recorded/produced at Fort Myers (FL)studio-Sea.)
"boys in the band-currently":
Tim Rossi:Guitar +Vocals
Rick Krasowski :Guitar +Vocals
Matt Anastasi :Drums
Reason:After the passage of long time rock industry market was in a lack
of Van Halen music sort and Quiet Riot sort was missing,also David Lee
Roth's band kind of sound, and Ciderella, and Poison, so Los Angeles
industry's godfathers were pick out Steel Panther's singularity as a
substitute to satisfy the nostalgia fans and the expecting metal groovy
sound that brings and fills fans to stadiums stage.This one hear's some
classic hair metal stuff,having sexist innuendo lyrics or sexually
implied,but in fact shamefully lyrics, most of times vulgar other times
bold,while also many times expressed successfully right!!
#The Boss:Great musicality comes due to composer of "S.P", and main songwriter and lyricist Michael Starr (Aka: Ralph Saenz), regards him and his experiences from professional bands for example after being as a member of 'LA Guns' once. That's how he take care to make tracks that take after like those of Van Hallen's at their majestic era from Diver Down 1982, 1984album to 5150 album at 1986("jump"/"hot for teacher"/"hang'em high"/"why can't this be love")
Mysic-Industry-Empire:As first band that was created to replace gap's space due to Van Halen's lack was Bullet Boys with Marq Torien as singer and frontman to play David Lee Roth role character, producer was the same as Van Halen's guy ,the named Ted Templeman That has been done since 1989 until 1993 that era studio godfathers in music industry were guys like Ted Templeman Donn Landee,Jack Douglas,or Butler Avenue studios
To see,whats going in this album gonna pick some from first tracks to analyze a little:
01) "Goin'in The Backdoor": Absolutely rhythmic, did not come randomly
as a first track stands out the primary role of Satchel's guitar play
skills with technical riffs excellent solos all this gives a catchy
potential rhythm , relatively strong melody relatively accepted from
anyone even unrelated , Michael Star is the absolute performer in
expressivity gets 10 as perfect interpreter be it lyrics are humorous
and parody , ... keeps whole track in its serious style.The story is
about rather than nature sex, means perversion of sodomy,if you come to
some lady and she does not give her pussy, to take her anal ,hah!Very
(Track 02) "Anything Goes":it's a potencial beat in up-tempo pace and guitar's impressive intro gonna 'turns-you-on' seems 100% van-halen transcription specialy historical David Lee Roth's sreams, melodic and pleasure, based on a guitar pattern_,while dirty lyrical is about,someone,that doesn't have sexual choices in regards his position or the sexual intercourse at any point of body,his purpose is to jerk off wherever,whatever phfff!!!
(Track 03) "Poontang Boomerang": Relatively fast the pace is heavy, not fast,is something that reminds David Lee Roth's of "Just Like Paradise" or "Bottom Line" hits, Steve Vai guitar is Satchel and Gregg Bissonette Lexxi Foxx, Lee Roth is starring by Michael Star.Lyrics are about some girl wich was persistence to get fack again and again from him but narrator wanted her for "one night stand"and no more
(Track 05) "Wrong Side of the Tracks (Out in Beverly Hills)" : Is a smart track ,cunning about the main topic,funny up to the laugh about elit neighbors Los Angeles Beverly local residents who are spoiled stars and people of the spectacle, while outside at the sidewalk flesh market, like prostitution and transexuals at night,and the narrator gets against all. A very complex hard-pop composition like "Knack"(my sharona) or "B'52s" in metal cover, violent motif, more than speed glam metal,However its not a porn song like the others!!!!!!!!!!and the Cheap Tricks cover (track 11-last one)"Shes Tight" very well adjusted,better than the original.........yeah!!
_________________-Chart album 2017
UK Albums (OCC)--"26"
US Billboard 200--"40"
US Top Comedy Albums (Billboard)--"1"
Australian Albums (ARIA)--"10"
"Rabies in Town"
Mausoleum records 1984
-VINYL-12" vinyl (33,1/3 RPM)
Its not a NWOBHM stuff,no.Its a burning spontaneous hard rock album in those days guys who made it didn't had patterns or formulas to step on them and copy style ,air or other ideas ,they just borrowed a few elements from Dio and Judas Priest ,contains authenticity and enthusiasm Is a <<tight, heavy>> but not for people under 40 years old.
Recorded January/April 1984, in Hank's Basement Lodge, Cologne, W. Germany.
-----will find it only as <<second hand>> somewhere out------
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#folkmetal #gothicmetal ,#technicaldeathmetal , #thrashmetal , #bluesrock , #boogierock, #noaltmetal) , #blackmetal , #deathmetal #doommetal , Groove Metal
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DEMO_ISSUE_NR 62:the Current issue Nr 62 summer-fall 2014
JUDAS PRIEST : "Firepower"
2 Lightning Strike
3 Evil Never Dies
4 Never The Heroes
6 Children of the Sun
8 Rising From Ruins
9 Flame Thrower
11 Traitors Gate
12 No Surrender
13 Lone Wolf
14 Sea of Red
Cover art sucks its too much abstract, better were old covers from Mark Wilkinson like the one from painkiller, these were more realistic closer to cominks.
The first << firepower track>> is nothing but the showcase, it's the best and more fancy, glossy, and polished the band with two co-producers could make, it's a firework to magnetize Judasland's loyal folowers, perfect riffs, a renovated composition
Judas Priest as a renowned band makes sure that their albums that make it ,to have some consistency to be somehow concept topic or to based on a central idea ,!so here in spite of that its title is violent and bloodthirsty all meanings and signs are parabolic and commuted as anti-war messages but not conclusive and directly , but leaves the listener to draw conclusions about the war who's raging in the Middle East ,but, incase that someone listener is stupid and thinks he's listening to a battle and blood album similar to Marduk adjusted to black metal philosophy , he deserves stupidity prize from music industrie's services.
The main feature of Priest hapens to be Halford, due to the old age can some tone of his voice have fallen, and another rumour is that <<if has lost a lot of his magic vocal skills he was possessed once???>>. Sapose that yes ,that he fall some notes , but never the Priest audiences and fans will not complain that Halford has become obsolete .....!! that's what rocking magazines do, or jurnalists states that he's no longer deserves to sing as first microphone on Priest and has to be replaced by their management (heh!)
Well, as in principle even and now, Halford's voice is still expressive and proper to hold the rest of the band, may has lost some tones in the octaves but is still a great stentor and iron baritone that 'takes off' all new songs.
How revolutionary can be sounds,that, Judas Priest in todays era made their musical idiom? ,can be possible the "Firepower" stuff to be dynamic and subversive while were Priest albums "encoded heavy" almost 40 years ago. It is definitely impossible being such exciting and quite furious nowadays, but there are ,however,a so much nflation of similar and familiar bands today that can't be possible to play so much influential and communicative for audiences crowds,unfortunately,but this big number of bands who playing hybrid Judas Priest's versions or to copy their own Priest sort from Painkiller age. Today these former pioneers were created generations of students who copied and overcame them.
<<Avoidance Of Thrash Tempos>>:The up tempo speed of the first title track -[firepower]- is nothing-ealse but an indication that they can impressed all ages ears, as it seems they don't overdo it after or to repeat that furious during throughout the album ,in regards to show at their learners through the world that they can be much modern and competitive. Most of the firepower material has logical and acceptable tempos and paces ,as much as they do not escape and become exaggerated and rudel ,using such special cruel tempos that they do not enter after black metal border and the hub of extreme metal. What do they do ? but it's obvious they step down it , and they get close enough from draws of hardcore and mayhem, making sure that the sound to be rewarded to the audience, adding a large percentage of groove ,tracks are made from wild scale hooks and some ranges of calm hooks there are much of Fats and comfortable lengthy twists,and of course the two guitarists continue to produce trade-off solos that's what going to excite even the most unrelated and the most irrelevant even though they are bouzooki dance-oriental-greek folowers
<<Power Metal's Sort out of Controlled Wrath>> (the track-02): "Lightning Strike" It's composed for riffs that nailed to mind, two guitar made the storm furious but catchy, an Up Tempo holocaust hears very close to <<Painkiller>> past album ,the vibes are stretched tight, topic and idea it's about the vertigo that an ecstatic gets listening metal songs, and how it's fuzzy psychologically, as nervous disorder rules regards it makes the particular sound to drives you with it,while are watching you demon guards which serve the metal kind and strengthen flames to the fire of art, while song goes by.
The "Rock Opera", first the"Guardians" (07 track) and after comes "Rising From Ruins" (08 track), is a unique one piece track,it's explosive melodic and power,covered with a lyrical background ,as a matter of fact it is also a copy of the original Oldie <<Electric Eye>> of 1982 from 'Screaming For Vengeance',where we meet track "Helion" as the intro followed by the main one"Electric Eye",exactly the same hapens today like the impressive introduction of "Guardians" and then the dark "Rising from Ruins",coefficients composers of this chaotic hymn , are violence, disappointment, and epic,however has it's dark direction,and still basics are catchy and smartly combined guitars along with Halford's horny hippie opera vocals (high pitched yelling)
(track-11) "Traitors Gate": American commercial typical <<rhythm Power metal>> full of elements similar to(Kiss-Toto-Wasp-Styx- Queensryche-Savatage) but it convincing, his features are potential hooks,under strong riffs ,<<killer riffs>> provided energy to overwhelms listener, lyrics inspired by historical wartime fact,the conquerors have broken the ring of the siege ,getting on through this small gate,or another story about some fantastic gate from where tyrans escape from castles through a secret tunel..., the melodic leads reminiscent of Rainbow,and melodic solos remind some Motorhead,the secret weapon: that using two guitars,where despite the distortion this 70ties quitar sounds clearly, doesn't drown, bell catchy guitar like Cream 50 years ago next to hughe drums.
#rockarolla , #TiptonDowning , #leatherrebel , #Halford ,#ianhill , #glenntipton , #scottravis , #richiefaulkner , #hellbentforleather , #breakingthelaw , #defendersofthefaith , #seaofred
MANILLA ROAD-Up The Hammers - "Gagarin 205" (Live Stage), 25/05/18
The first day at this indoor festival at the Gagarin 205 Ball Room, were played bands like Northwind, Doomsword and the legedary "Manilla Road",Our mission was to check out specifically at them.
This appearance of Manilla Road show had been decided beforehand as historicall for two reasons. First, we would see for first time live on stage in our country the original founder drummer, Rick Fisher, alongside the current Neudi, and second, these americans artists would return after many years ago, under best possible conditions to the main scene of Gagarin, 16 years after their first appearance on Athenian territory. At the same time, bands honesty that consistently Shleton's company has shown at local fans,that, has left no blame for second thoughts about best score form in this performance.
Band got started ,the three continuously songs "Necropolis", "Crystal Logic" and "Flaming Metal Systems" wake up us as slap, by sending us to the heavens, then i saw Neudi took place of Fisher, was thought "if going to play" famous track Quadrology, "it will be as big lightning", but because when you play a lot of well-known ones become undue after lengthy time,(Manilla, of course, also played much of unknown at the extended encore), after tons fell when Fisher returned to play a great hit "Defender" and then epic songs 1)"Metal" and 2)"Empire"
the time it was supposed to Neudi returned for the ever-beloved well known "Road Of Kings" and well known too "Divine Victim" to sing along to "theNinth Wave" and the grandioso most expected the "In The Wake",that's a single too from the latest album -To Kill A King-, without the long long medley Shelton was joking that would play all version.in the meantime Fisher got back to his drums positon Then follow from the previous long forgotten albums of -"Mark Of the Beast"- first run in live stage the track "Black Lotus" and then the "Riddle Master" (this was bands choise and not poll from the audiences) in a strong working out, which turn on the ball room to the ground.Then going to the end-up , as, was expected that Neudi will take over two huge tracks bombs "Open The Gates" and Μystification, and more unexpected that Fisher would run the final tracks of gig a)"Τhe Veils Of Negative Existence" and b) "Dreams Of Eschaton".
The sound was generally pretty good,especially at the left scene side,where the basslines did not "cover" rhythm section/guitars, performings played pretty good too,not all songs but most were in right work out, people feedback was rise up, specialy the half of arena's croud space,got crazy much time, the bad was the late night of the time, doors open to exit people at 1+50 ten to two in the morning..have as effect people to dilute without breaking too much_i haven't mention that Manilla Road was something like headliners in the first day of this festival, also halls and ballrooms in Athens Greece are extremly hot at May, its almost summer,so the hire for the room is in low budget this season,otherways in winter would ask three times more fee for a festival like that.
#manillaroad , #openthegates, #theveilsofnegativeexistence
#upthehammers , #gagarin205, #gigmanillaroad
Silver Living music 2018
1. Olympus Rising
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
7. Sons of Odin
8. Sniper 03:36
9. A Wizard's Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadies' Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)
<< running time=47:38 >>
The known mark of Saxon is another one comes out an acquaintance traditional old school power metal with the peculiar voice of Biff Byford. Appearing their twenty two album as it applying to the second Generation Saxon's fanatics ,for example the first generation enthusiasts was that actioned in the years of "Wheels of Steel" and "Strong Arm Of the Law" circa and few years later. Tempo commanding from drummer Nigel Clockler using single case drums,_making potential solid beat combining with bass touch mark out guitars wich giving a solid vintage power and great songs.
(track 1+2)"Thunderbold" : first song 'Olympus Rising' and second song 'Thunderbold ' are a unique track just Olympus Rising is the intro based on a guitar effect and is referenced about "Greek Mythology's TwelveGods " and other ancient greek incidents. as second track is dynamic whose synthesis is based on guitars, blended by dynamic riffs and solid rhythm section that guides the two guitars ,also in choruses be found the main track's idea in the sentence " Unleash The Gods Of War!!!" means get ready for trouble,or,lets fight them, in regards those wargods mentioned about ,... these are god 'Mars' and chief god 'Jupiter' (Zeus), is a macho track,a male impressive song to mark out the album from start, with epic subject and concept, not an easy and melodic sex and drugs stuff ,but much more theatrical rage and cominc aggressive containing "nonstop up rising riffs" to turn on angry metalheads
(track_03)"The Secret of flight": as intro made a powerful guitar solo in long duration ,after comes as simple catchy melody regards main song at the same time followed by a ripping riff ,also all choruses are melodic too, moves in a 'mid tempo' beat, Biff recites his verses at saxon way. The topic tells about the desire wich stored in the human cell gene,due to human wishes to travel over the ground high up to the sky, and space, and stars, to escape from the woes of terrestrial problems, and gives historical evolutionary course
(Track-4) "Nosferatu" (The Vampires Walz) : a melodic cinematic song in easy rhythm, a mid tempo pace and scretching catchy easy way guitars.An first has an intro with church hammonds a simple solid rhythm section,while drums follows the story,basic topic is the vampire character of a bald ugly guy dressed in black who sucks his vidtims blood fron the neck (walks around ever at midnight,in regards choruses says "...take the vow before the alter"...."trust in god to stop the slaughter","...bring the cross and holy water","...pray to god to end the slaughter",... at last-before end- the story accompanied by a long-long 'solo wet with tears guitar.
(track 10)"Speed Merchants" guitars are sharp and fury ,regards composition is written in frenzy,track gives strong effect for rousing-! rise adrenaline too,-rhythm section spins,it's a street races song, about special cars and midnight drivers contraries,riffs burning from fuel,wheels spining Biff keeps fast tempo yelling about some race
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#thunderbold ,#metalsaxon ,#saxonthunderbold,#oldschoolpowermetal,#saxonreview
#paulquinn #biffbyford2018 #biffbyford #epicmetal #mythologymetal #review #paulquinn2018 #paulquinn #NWOBHM #batteringram #calltoarms #hellsangels #747strangersinthenight #metalheads #metalscumbags #manowar #savatage #silverliningmusic
ANVIL : "Pounding The Pavement", (Steamhammer 2018)
"Back On The Lash"
01. American Idol
02. I Get Fucked Up
03. Back On The Lash
04. Further Decay
05. Thrill Seeker
06. Goin' Broke Gettin' High
07. Black Out
08. I've Got The Rock
09. That's How We Roll
This product has perfect musicianship. About the four pieces band has as liable the main brain the almighty Kory Clarke,he and limself means Warrior Soul mark,basicaly they disbanded at 1995 ,that was band's premature state in regards Geffen records era!!!They rate to New York's sleaze metal scene,but they didn't play sleaze ,they just found themselves close to sleaze radical names of those days,also,due to most of Kory Clarkes works and deeds they do have oppositioned matter about society or uses making political oppositioned topics a lot ,and in rascallion cult, year after year he messed and politics many times specialy on his "Space Age Playboys" project ,nowadays forced himself to put out some street album more scamp and bum (out of politics), regardless matter about ,social edge and out of limeligh topics,night scams, and such freakshow stories.
***10 ten years ago Kory Clarke was in a band named "Dirty Rig" (New Yorkers) signed at Escapi records, unfortunately Dirty Rig split-up at year 2017,but thanks to the man ,band was having same topics and princips about songwriting like happen's tobe today at "Back to the Lash " album,seems that is using the same glam sleaze motif that remainds from early ACDC to B.Sabbath also, and at least the Dirty Rig left back as testament before disbanded one album named "Rok Did It" the man may be prefere to carry on all his know how from Dirty Rig project to his new Warrior Soul band at 2017
This brand new studio album "Back In The Lash" issued at the third period of Warrior Soul activation, achieve to come out 5 five years after since the latest "Stiff Middle Finger".
Well, to made off this album the recipe is to put however 50% vile and however 50% aggressive and thats attain the result with exact dosing aggressive."Punk conception" and harcore as subject matter ,to be a subversive album writting glam rock'n'roll composes, as to be producer Malcom Mc'Laren , this one comes close to S/Pistols rock metal riffs as playing their guitarist Steve Jones, or sounds like early Tigertailz ("city kidz"),and close to Michel Monroe way of songs, or Steve Stevens solo albums.Here all these awesome guitar riffs and solos come from someone with the nickname "Full Throttle".
'American Idol' is a crappy intro!
POLITICAL SONG:about first (track 02):"I Get Fucked Up" is the one that reminds musically (Ian Asbury's)Cult like Zodiag Mindwarp first albums way of music,while lyrics well blending the falsehood story about(NY)9/11,also blames about Wall Street stockbrokers and about country music peasants due their naivete.
TITLED SONG (track 03 ) "Back On the Lash":which means that is diving himself to the social gator of substances drags dopes alcohol,means, self-destruction,but attributed it poetically with a fiendish way so make it pleasant, and totaly lilting in mid tempo, everything moves by the rhytm section,like Tesla music, like Rammstein, like old Styx, lyrics close to an old catchword "No Future" (founded by John Lydon and Sid Vicous)long time ago.
QUITE FLAMMABLE:(track 06)"Blackout",an absolute rhythmic drill,with agressivelly riffs, compose has instate correctly so be beat potential,subject refers to downfall of his courage,feels psychological empty inside because of disapointment as said,due the blackout has turn off all his fuses, cant eat ,lauph or enjoy,regardless alcohol getting worst day by day .
**The rhythm section isn't accidental because this is the success regards net beat of this album thanks to the two siblings Adam Arling(Bass) and Nate Arling (Drums)
-The Two Good Periods Of Warrior Soul:"-a-"(1990) "Last Decade Dead Century",(1991) "Drugs, God and the New Republic",(1992) "Salutations from the Ghetto Nation",(1993) "Chill Pill",(1994) "-b-"The Space Age Playboys (2009)Destroy the War Machine (2012)Stiff Middle Finger
-Personal Albums a)"Opium Hotel I", b)"Opium Hotel II", c)"Payback's A Bitch", d)"Light Your Bonfires"(acoustic)
#koryclarke, #warriorsoulkoryclarke, #cargorecords, #metalglam
#glammetal , #backonthelashwarriorsoul .#backonthelashreview , #warriorsoul
#ACDC , #punkmetal #dirtyrig , #koryclarke
JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR
"Stand Your Ground"
-High Roller- rec/.
1. Secrets We Hide
2. The Enemy
3. Stand Your Ground
6. The Sky Is Falling
7. Worlds Apart
8. Escape From The Night
9. We Are One
10. Stronger Than Steel
11. False Gods
12. To The Ends
Burning Starr in
rage of music genres are about from blues rock up to speed metal and
thrash feature the main vocals interpretation comes from the aggressive
tenor Todd Michael reactionary irritating voice making underground air
the whole creation seems anachronistic metal project that goes
against(it contradicts)to today's contemporary productions, it's a
straightforward epic, unadulterated old school classic maximalist metal.
Burning Starr as vintage band play with the principles that
established the genre and founders like Saint Vitus,and Manilla Road,
early Saxon ... Paul Samson,as early (Paul di Annos) Iron Maiden, Dio's
ELF, and 'Rods',early Virgin Steele, approaching even Cirith Ungol, in a
few words any "British metal sort" sound on both sides of the
Atlantic.(with their own words from interviews all around, Jack
"JACK STARR'S apologize":The previous one was "Defiance" and then "Land Of The Dead", this year's "Stand Your Ground" was late more than 6 years to come out,cause during the songwriting was gathering material like topics or social themes worked slowly tedious with concentration ,to come out something qualitative and tasteful, not a rough and snippy time record but to stay in history.......................!!
ENEMY'S BEHALF: Unfortunately, this kind from the side of music industry in the US is deliberately contempt and persecuted as unproductive, not in the market and in stores, nor has supported by major media and television media....................!!!
WHAT'S WRONG":The threat in regards the way playing Burning Star,...is all faces of modern hard rock parts, these are substitutes of classic metal,namely Nu Metal, Industrial, EBM, Djent, 'malignant Alternative', or Grunge, so I am exposed to audiences as a backward ,and as Burning Star representative,a false composer and guitarist in forgotten old school band...................!!!!!
SIGNING NEW LABEL: however, despite all negative ones and deterrent effects and barriers because of major labels,German label High Roller sign contract to Burning Starr in regards "Stand your Ground" album, namely to sign it means that,label counts to an amount of public, counts on sales, so traditional metal exists, so there are also proportionate customers, and besides the aged and purists ones there are young people who have just started to attract from old school music and get into traditional metal through some historic recordings these become best of our fanatic audiences__!
TOPICS: Although as metal characterized brainless genre, this one's "content is about social speculation" will not find nor hell, even darkness or harley chopper bikes , somewhat it reminds like concept one, where it's described globally, ... western civilization's race trying to survive against the inbound nations cultures that are uncontrollably invade to western territory, also title "Stand You Ground" describes the Defense and Controversy that the West has to fight for its values and identity ,while system being degraded and eroded by parasitic gathering of foreign hostile and aggressive civilizations that surround it, especially in the big cities regions
REST OF THE STAFF: best album was named as a producer Bart Gabriel, while technically mastering and mixing was undertaken by Kevin Burnes, a persistent and tireless master of digital recording and digital editing, he did not calculate the lost time or the superhuman work, but he was only interested in a perfect result (he is a major craftsman making the layers of solos not to be weaken and lost their uniqe)
A STATE:(As Jack Starr says after his collaborating with Daniel De Feis on early albums of Virgin Steele ) The 80eighties as a press term,namely,..epic bands were ruined by the levity and sexism of Glam and Hair Metal bands such as Mottley Crue, Poison, Cinderella, Twisted Sister, Ratt (as were belong to the metal genre too) , while unfortunately rest of the major bands that had something to say like Dio, Rainbow, Riot, Savatage, Rods, Virgin Steele were lost or ignored, because they criticized due their lyrics some bad topics of society, they had sad stories to tell were talking about real concerns and surrounded from potentional melodies .This scene gonna be come back, in the forefront this time, and make more audiences,that's for sure because of supported by loyal and fanatical fans of all ages purists and newcomers
TRACKS: Standing Ground contains many tracks because it counts like double double album of 79 minutes so if you run vinyl will comes out as two 33LP discs ...
BALLAD: i guess most sensual track is album's ballad Words Apart, which is going to live in memories for many years, there appears abilities of Todd Michael as a top singer
1. Black Laden Crown
2. Eyes Ripping Fire
3. Devil on Hwy 9
4. Last Ride
5. The Witching Hour
6. But a Nightmare
7. Skulls & Daisies
8. Blackness Falls
9. Pull the Sun
Danzig has forced to return back to Def Jam records metal music sort ,when was under his producer Rick Rubin, same man like Slayer's producer, is in favor of trying to catch again the same style of his own 1990-92 album Danzig III and his 94 Of "Danzig 4", that means, trying for something darker and damned, in regards sound of doom Hard Rock Blues and slow ,'fixed catchy' horny Heavy
Some american old men producers and sound technicians are these who says that Danzig-project,as a brand, is the sequel after Samhain's band and its course within music-industry , because bands qualified guys just turned it's name to "Danzig" due to hard competition out there these old days ago,and this name remain till today.His disaster was in year 1997 when it tried to become more weird and weider until then, and added electronic craps & industrial elements, so his audience people had to abandon that days, regardless for a lack of burial dark and gravie elements were lost then , after 20 years change his mind and returns with preparing area with his 2015 cover album Skeletons
The album that destroyed Danzig's image procedure was "Blackacidevil" in 1996 was techno Industrial away from classic doom metal genre and Rick Rubin's guidance, as it was expected devilish pedestal abandoned Danzig (CD title ment black1, acid2, & devil3) so his audience removed elsewhere, unfortunately he has ranked in the conscience of his listeners as hellflames worship artist.
Fans demanded on bringing back genre sound as was during the time of mean-guitarist John Christ, after years Glen can't make it otherwise,and started preparatory of air as bringing out the cover album skeletons to warm up listeners and then bringing out the main full length album of "black laden c."to mark his return
Let's check some frontage tracks,what happen about there(Track, 1) "Black Laden Crown" reminds christian/easter psalm in big friday devoutness, flows in slow beat,rhythm section and guitar made ultimate dark, air goes quite nocturnal,singing interpretation evocates, Tommy Victor's guitar pretty matches,is a known guitar as was it long ago perfectly customized the days before John Christ left it once (reminds Type o Negative melodyform)
Track 2 "Eyes Ripping Fire" makes a guitar introduction of a monotonous mid tempo well-rounded ,with heavy riffs and a long permanent "metallica" motif that is repeated after each refrain followed by horrifying lyrics refers to some 'fiend'! in reptile form and donkey ears, having "Eyes ripping fire" ,having these devilishly eyes the fiend looks as "Stone-faced messiah",lyric says!,a false melody from a droughty composition and substrate from Glen's suchlike presley deep voice (reminds Meteors psychobilly covered in metal form).
Track 3 "Devil On Hwy 9" starts with strog-grandioso long guitar prelude, isn't great melody but a lengths steady riff wall motif cover continuously,a burden motif composition,!...this supernatural highway makes difficult the passage to bikers squads where their driving Harley cycles through demons were lurking around looking like Hellboy,or horn Goatheads and tail,the riding is like in Ghostrider movie through darkness and flames (reminds early Ian Astbury's Cult).
Track 4 "Last Ride":Heavy slow doom ,down tempo outburst , here lies the old good Danzig spirit,a very big trippy solo from Tommy Victor the Eric Clapton school or earlyTed Nugent atmosphere.
Black Laden Crown is a masterpiece album than anyone can be expected to give the current line up of the band ,specialy making for black minds and black ears were expected,band was a legend,once, now is trying once again to climb up......