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Old 08-28-2013, 07:40 AM
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How about I'll start with two Aerosmith ones?

Get A Grip (1993)



Their previous album, Pump, was released in 1989 and was a good record. When this one came out, hair metal was dead, extreme metal had risen and grunge too, but part of that came to an end with a loud bang.

Who whould've thought that a record from a seventies band would sell millions? I. Because take away most of the ballads, and you have great solos (especially Brad Whitford's), heavy drumming and twisted lyrics (Flesh, get a grip with it's psychedelic sandwich) and a guest appearance by Lenny Kravitz on line up, which he also co-wrote.

I like it more than 1987's Permanent Vacation, it's not on par with most of their early work, but that was impossible...

Favorite track: Flesh


Nine Lives - 1997



Metal and hardrockfans are no stranger to Kevin Shirley...
He worked with Iron Maiden, Journey, Black Country Communion, Rush, Joe Bonamassa,...

So, this man produced an album that's rawer than it's predecessor, and the one that got me into the band, because of the video for pink.

It starts with Cat Styler growling, straight into the title track, which is pure hardrock with a great Brad Whiford solo.

Sure, there's some fluff and some weird stuff (Crash, dafuq is that?), but most of the songs fitted perfectly in their live set, as I was able to hear back in 1999.

Too bad it's now largely ignored.

Favorite track: Kiss your past goodbye.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:46 AM
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Get a Grip was one of the first CDs I ever bought way back in summer 1993. I listened to Living on the Edge on repeat for hours (kids do that) and only listened to other songs off the album when I heard them on the radio as singles. I still can't stand Cryin', god that song got overplayed in 1994.
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I really like that album. I was really into Fever, Walk on Down, and Line Up when I was younger.

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Hello

How about I'll start with two Aerosmith ones?

Get A Grip (1993)



Eat The Rich is the best thing ever.
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Black Sabbath - Headless Cross (1989)



Tony Martin's era is overlooked, of course by those who think that Sabbath is only Ozzy and probably also by a lot of Dio-era fans.
I even hoped for some kind of final tour with Martin...

It's obviously too late for that, but what's left is, for instance, this album. Yes, the lyrics are very satanic, which might be not the original point of Sabbath (are they/are they not?), but they fit the music, with haunting riffs (Kill in the spirit world,...) and of course Cozy Powell's brilliant drumming.

Sure, there are some great solos too (duh), but here we have the only time Iommi let someone else perform one, and boys and girls, it's none other than Brian May on When Death Calls.

Too bad most songs were never played again after the tour, but to me this album is right behind Heaven & Hell and The Mob Rules.

Favorite track: When Death Calls
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If #1 isn't St. Anger...
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There are two types of "underrated albums" lists: Ones that include The Great Southern Trendkill, and ones that are wrong.
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I was never into Headless Cross quite as much as some of the other Martin-era stuff.
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No, it'll be God hates us all.
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There are two types of "underrated albums" lists: Ones that include The Great Southern Trendkill, and ones that are wrong.
There are two types of people: the ones that don't tell you what to do, and the ones that are wrong.

And btw: I don't like TGST that much.
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