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Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by Diabolik, May 21, 2011.
On my to-do list for this week!
Very excited to find this METAL MIND reissue near me.
This contains the IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and FOUR CUTS singles as bonus tracks.
This was DH's first full length for MCA and you can hear the "rock" influences coming in, but still solid all around.
I never heard the re-recorded version of AM I EVIL? before.
It's honestly not that different from the LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS version.
METAL MIND did a great job with this reissue. The CD itself is gold instead of silver.
Might have to pick up the CANTERBURY reissue, even though I have been avoiding that album for years.
I love....LOVE the Canterbury disc.
I just got
Witchfynde - Play it To death
Raven - Rock Till You Drop
Hallows Eve - Evil never Dies
Acid - Engine Beast
Mad Max - White Sands
White Spirit - s/t
How come? Because it is commercial rock, and given piss poor reviews.
I have heard a couple songs, and they are decent rock tunes.
Just like when DEATH AND PROGRESS was released (come on Simon, you should know, you were there!!!!!) all reviews say to avoid it like the plague, so I have over the years.
As I get older I realize that opinions are like assholes!
How is this? The only pre-Atlantic Records era RAVEN I have is WIPED OUT, which is great.
King Diamond - House of God
Found it for $4 used. Sounds great!
That one never clicked with me when it came out. Haven't heard it in god knows how long. I would pick up any king d for four bucks tho!
Over the past 6-8 weeks:
Rammstein - Made in Germany: 1995-2011
Nightwish - Imaginaerum
HammerFall - Glory to the Brave ($3)
Battlelust - Of Battle And Ancient Warcraft ($3) [not a fan of this blind buy]
Dungeon - A Rise To Power ($3)
Skanners - Flagellum Dei ($1.50) [yes you read that right -- great blind buy]
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65 ($9) [only NEW one of the bunch]
Going into this, Skanners and Battlelust were pretty much blind buys... And my thoughts on all of them are:
HammerFall --> Good album. I think I still like Crimson Thunder the best, though.
Dungeon --> My first Dungeon album (I also own no Lord albums)... It is quite good.
Skanners --> Listed as heavy metal from Italy, and I have to say I enjoy it. Decent vocals, decent guitars. A bit generic in some spots, but I'm fairly happy for the $1.50 I paid for it
Battlelust --> This is what reminds me of the pains of blind buying of music... Turns out this is the only release ever by a black/death metal band, and it is pretty terrible... Fortunately, it was only $3.
Saint Vitus --> I am quite pleased with the new Vitus; sounds just like I expect them too. I am sad that it is rather short and that the last track is a bit of a feedback-o-rama, though.
I haven't purchased any new releases lately, but have gotten into Diabulus in Musica and Xandria, so I picked up some of their stuff. I know, chick metal. Haha! It will never get old. Well, maybe "the Band formerly known as Nightwish". I've listened to "Imaginarium" like 10 times and am still not digging Annette's vocals. Never will. Good thing it came with an Instrumental CD. Lol....okay I'll stop before I get yelled at.
In other news, the new Swallow the Sun has not left Mike's stereo since it was released. I'm not into Doom, but I have to admit it's not bad.
Over the past five months:
Adrenaline Mob - Omerta
Diamond Plate - Generation Why?
Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
Lamb of God - Resolution
Overkill - The Electric Age
Soulfly - Dark Ages
Soulfly - Conquer
Soulfly - Omen
Soulfly - Enslaves
Soilwork - A Predator's Portrait
At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Dark Tranquillity - Where Death Is Most Alive: Live in Milan
Candlemass - Psalms of the Dead
Fear Factory - The Industrialist
CD Haul from DOTD II:
Gallow God - False Mystical Prose [FREE]
Reactor - The Real World [FREE]
Beelzefuzz Demo [FREE]
Stone Magnum Demo [FREE]
Warriors of Metal 2CD Promo [FREE]
Revelation - Release [$7.50]
Revelation - For The Sake of No One [$7.50]
Earthen Grave - S/T [$13]
Argus live at Hammer of Doom V [DVD -- $5]