Prey is quite the desirable one off hard rocker with hair/pop metal vibes. Absolutely the best track is melodic opener ‘Poisoned By Love’, but the killer ‘Love Me Or Leave Me’ is a close runner up – nice shredding on this one as well. I like the subtle keyboard work in ‘Crawlin’ and the galloping tempo of ‘Borderline’. Side Two’s gang chorused opener ‘Make Me Do Anything You Want’ is another standout. The hair metal detour on Side Two is first rate.
A great album. Upon first listen, I thought it was beyond thrash in heavyness and I still believe it is. I just saw an article on '25 Pantera's greatest songs' in Guitar World's February 2015 issue. All songs were from Cowboys From Hell onwards. I don't understand why neglecting Pantera's 80s albums. It's like neglecting your older children. Agree with the review, they were all great in a different metal style.
I will never forget my mother in shock seeing the ''Welcome to Hell''CD I had forgotten on the kitchen table after I returned from school an afternoon in '94! In those cassette-trading years many CD's and MC's were coming and going from our door on a daily basis.
That pent-alpha design on the cover however, was more than enough to grow her long-lasting phobias about a future of her son in satanism
Nice and flowing album but far apart from being anything great or essential. The problem is that this is exactly what you'd expect from Marcie and co - a great result and not just a pass. I think it's a bit too soft and patchy after all for what the Unruly Child legacy deserves.
However, the S/T track is brilliant both in terms of music as well as lyric-wise. Really nice that one!
I'm afraid it will be very difficult for Unruly Child to better the excellent ''Worlds Collide'' in the years to come...
Admittedly, I have never been Place Vendome's biggest fan nor Kiske's, despite me loving Helloween since I remember myself. I have always been on the Deris side plus Kiske has recently adopted a miserable ''sobbing'' in his voice and singing style which literally disgusts me, leading me to skip tracks. Can't help it!
However, if there is one Place Vendome album aside TITD that appeals to me in terms of songwriting, this has to be the one. I believe that the songs are quite good in here - nothing memorable or breathtaking but they do sound more reasonable to my ears. Still IMO this project pales in comparison with ''Sunstorm'' in terms of quality (at least with the first 2 Sunstorm releases), although I remember many compared these 2 at the time they first appeared due to the same core of musicians being shared between the 2 projects.
Likewise, I have started to become very tired with that same 'ol' same 'ol' production and ''AOR by numbers'' the Frontiers label tends to put out. I find a lot more interest in AOR Heaven releases or even in Indie ones.
Disappointed to read this. I was expecting something much much better after I heard and quite liked the released single. A big shame.
From the first moment, I thought about the same regarding the revival of Raw Silk - Kostas should have chosen another bandname for this new band as he is the only member from the original Raw Silk line-up. The Raw Silk moniker not only does lead to inevitable comparisons but does not do justice to the Raw Silk legacy as well, nor does any favors to the guys themselves involved in the band today.
I dunno I think it's a bit too close to comfort with the Aerosmith wings to be a coincidence, the skull above is the circled A for all intents and purposes just moved north and the D and B balance out the lower section as per the Aerosmith logo. I'm surprised new bands still use this kind of winged theme now, it's kind of been done to death.
Anyway enough of my griping/observation it's the music that counts at the end of the day.
Actually, if some of you remember when we were redesigning the GDM logo a few years back, the graphic designer I used also threw in the spread wing theme which was too close to the Melodicrock.com logo. I'm assuming any graphic designer used on the DWB project may not have been aware of any association.
And deservedly so George. I just don't understand how it slipped my attention. Might be that 2016 was a rather poor year in my book and this little gem was only released in the last quarter of it.
I rarely get excited with newcomers anymore but this guy has left me speechless.To my ears,he blends the finest vocal elements of Mark Free, Kelly Hansen, Eric Martin and even Steve Lee in places. The Pride of Lions cover of course refers directly to the excellent Toby Hitchcock as well, but IMO BC''s vocal color is more"rounded" versatile and 3-dimensional. BC also incorporates many different techniques and styles, differentiating hinself from TB.
I'm quite surprised he released a country album prior to "Sands of Tine". He is "our guy"
Anyhow, If this guy doesn't build up a career in the music business then this business is deaf and hopeless for sure.
First, I've got to say I like the "essential series" idea...nice way to capture a given genre.
I turned 14 in 1980 (my "ground zero" year for music) so these nwobhm albums were some of my early bread and butter. Your list will get no arguments from me (and a few I'm unfamiliar with and will have to delve into).
For those who discovered Def Lep later on, trust me that their debut as a bunch of teenage unknowns was really a killer at the time. That lp came out of nowhere and had tough but melodic songs.
The Daryl Braithwaite version has become the national anthem of the state of Victoria - Australia, where I currently live, due to its overwhelming popularity around the horse racing season, which is pretty much 9 months of the year.
Yeah, I have the 'Insanity Lane' album. I like it quite a bit. Soulful pop, I would say. Checked an old issue of Belgian magazine Rock Report and in 1997 it had a brief interview with Wade Hubbard in which he mentions his 'Foreign Shores' album which he released as E. Wade. So E. Wade is indeed Wade Hubbard. David Hasselhoff apparently recorded a bunch of songs by W.H. Unfortunately Wade Hubbard has passed away.
Thanks gerard. Yeah, he could be the same guy, I had a look on Ebay at that 'Insanity Lane' release (from 1994),there is a picture of him on the back cover, he's wearing a beret (a la Dave Bickler, Survivor). Doing a few web searches draws up inconclusive results however.
This obscurity was a pleasant surprise for me in the High Tech AOR arena – for which I have a collecting soft spot for. From the first looks at the album however, I thought there could be a bunch of sappy songs on board. I was thankfully wrong - it’s catchy swift paced tunes with the full compliments of the high tech AOR formula. The album starts with the bright title song/album single and continues the pace with driving guitars in ‘Something In The Way’ and the melancholic ‘Try To Remember’. Side 2 starts with the energetic and highly infectious ‘Stay with Me’. ‘You Shouldn’t Have Told Me’ is also a winner!
A really neat article with some great choices. I would question Aerosmith's logo being an ambigram though. The word can be written as an ambigram, but that 70's logo doesn't read the same upside down unfortunately. I had an interesting e-mail chat with Bob Petrick about his Angel logo a few years ago. Fascinating character.
As a child in the late 50`s into the 60`s and a teen in the 70`s I`d like to think I was really lucky to be born when I was. This list just reinforces that premise, some absolute classics here. A golden era never to be repeated.