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Discussion in 'Power Quest' started by Kalmakoff, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. Tet

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    Power metal big in the UK? Stop before my sides split. While it's better than it once was, it's still entirely underground. There is *no* rock press coverage. The UK's leading "rock" magazine doesn't even acknowledge its existence. There's no radio play (other than on Totalrock, which I can't listen to since they switched to broadcasting in WMA). The situation is much better in continental Europe, but even then, it's still got a long way to do. But Hammerfall's new album at least went to #1 in the album charts in their native Sweden, something that would be unthinkable here.
     
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    dragonmaiden Lady of the Vale Forlorn

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    I couldn't have put it better myself Tet!!
     
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    Today I bought :

    Avalon - Eurasia

    WoW! Surprised over this one. This is great prog power metal!
    Eternal Flame is a incredible song, and the whole album is very good. Looking forward to their next release..:)

    NP: Avalon - Eternal Flame
     
  4. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    Just ordered Wings Of Forever from UltimateMetal! :D
     
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    Something to look forward to dude! :D
     
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    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    Too bloody right. I'll be watching the letterbox with great anticipation on Saturday morning...providing the hangover don't get in the way ;)
     
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    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    And yesterday I bought....

    Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny LP
    Anthrax - I'm The Man 7"
    Lead Weight, a CD reissue of an old Neat records compilation. The tracklist is as follows:

    Raven - Inquisitor
    White Spirit - Cheetah
    Venom - Angel Dust
    Axe - S.S. Giro
    Blitzkrieg - Inferno
    Aaragon - Noonday
    Fist - Throwing In The Towel
    Axis - Messiah
    Bitches Sin - Down The Road
    Warrior - Flying High
    Satan's Empire - Soldiers of War
    Jaguar - Dutch Connection
    Hellanbach - All Systems Go
    Savage - Let It loose
    Shy - Deep Water

    Only one of these bands I'd heard before was Venom, a few I'd heard of. My faves are Savage, White Spirit, Venom and Raven in that order....quite good for two quid! :D
     
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    dragonmaiden Lady of the Vale Forlorn

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    Ahhhhhh!!! My era ....the NWOBHM :D

    Ayeka..if you like Cheetah you might want to see if you can find White Spirit the album. They were definitely one of the best bands to come out of NWOBHM....and better stilll they came from my home town.

    Also check out Raven's Rock Until You Drop...an excellent slice of old school metal from the NE of England.
     
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    yesterday i bought emperor - anthem to the melkings at dusk(or something like this) and I finally convince my mon and she lend me her credit card so i ordered WINGS OF FOREVER :) :)
     
  10. Kalmakoff

    Kalmakoff Prototype of Simplicity

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    I just bought Dionysus' "Sign of Truth". Very good melodic power metal, kinda reminds me of Edguy.
     
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    I'm going to buy that one too. I've heard some great stuff about it. I've been interested in that band since their demo came out.

    I will check it out soon, and I don't think I'm going to be dissapointed..:)

    NP: Luca Turilli - Prophet of the last Eclipse
     
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    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    I thought White Spirit sounded a bit like Deep Purple and a LOT like Gillan...I'm a big Purple fan! :D Yes, definately a worthwhile investment, I'd say. Plus there's the historical value of Janick Gers....

    Raven be worth remembering....I checked 'em out on the internet and it seems they been soldiering on way since the NWOBHM, eh? In the Saxon sense, not like those who split up and re-form every few years...surprising they manage to keep such a low profile :)

    dragonmaiden, you know the band Witchfynde? I got Give 'Em Hell for two quid some time back...any thoughts?
     
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    Hey K-Mak! That Dionysus album has been getting some really great reviews....how do you rate it?
     
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    dragonmaiden Lady of the Vale Forlorn

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    Ayeka.....I do indeed know Witchfynde...though I have to say they were not one of the best of the NWOBHM bands IMHO. Saying that there are a few of the old tracks you might want to check out. Leaving Nadir & Crystal Gazing on their 1983 offering Cloak and Dagger are personal faves. You may already be aware that the band have got together again and recently supported Diamond Head on their UK tour. There has been some suggestions they should play at Bloodstock so you may get the opportunity to see them next year.

    I'm glad you like White Spirit....you can get the CD on Japanese import if you feel inclined. I think it's one of the my top ten NWOBHM albums. I have good memories of seeing them in my youth. :)
     
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    Kalmakoff Prototype of Simplicity

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    There are a few killer tunes like:
    Time Will Tell
    Sign of Truth
    Anthem for the Children
    Holy War

    Very catchy choruses! A few songs are more akin to the 80s heavy metal.

    Edguy's Mandrake kept on coming to mind while listening to Dionysus. Not a bad thing, I'd say. Definitely recommended for fans of such bands as Edguy, Helloween and hmm...Sinergy.

    I'd rate it 8,5/10
     
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    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    Yeah, Give 'Em Hell is a bit of a patchy affair. I was kind of surprised because they were trumped by Steve Harris as one of the better bands of the NWOBHM. The first song on the album, Leaving Nadir and "Joan of Arc, warrior queen..." one are my faves...really should dig it up to get the names but oh well! :D I was kinda sad in a sense to see that they'd reformed...the way I see it, they weren't the best or most prolific of bands, you think if they hadn't been around for the NWOBHM there would've been no reason for the reformation. Certainly seems tragic that reforming a small 20-year old band is the best the guys can do now...but still, I hope to get to Bloodstock next year and if they put on a cracking set I shall eat my words with a healthy siding of humble pie!

    Certainly would've been worth seeing them with Diamond Head, been watching to catch those guys for a bit now. Now there's a great NWOBHM band!!! :headbang: there is a vinyl copy of Borrowed Time placed teasingly in the window of a second-hand record shop near me, sadly I am unwilling to pay £9 for an album with a sleeve so faded it is nearly invisible, no matter how much I want to music inside...
     
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    Courtesy of Dragonmaiden the latest cd to be added to my collection is Axel Rudi Pell's Knights Live - It's very nice!

    For NWOBHM stuff I tend to get it on Ebay. I was too young to properly appreciate that era but I think my fave bands from that time (Apart from the obvious Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon) were Witchfinder General, Trespass, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Praying Mantis.

    There's some fairly good info on these bands at www.nwobhm.com
     
  18. Kalmakoff

    Kalmakoff Prototype of Simplicity

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    My latest haul:

    Axenstar - Perpetual Twilight, nice one, sounds a bit like Sonata Arctica

    Pagan's Mind - Celestial Entrance, absolutely amazing! Might just be the album of the year!

    Threshold - Clone, just great! Definitely one of the best prog metal acts!
     
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    Yeah, you're absolutely right about Pagans Mind K-mak.
    Let's vote for celestial entrance album of the year!
    Prog/power from Norway rules! :D
     
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    POWERQUEST - WINGS OF FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!

    :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
     

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