Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

Death Angel -- San Francisco, CA -- December 27th, 2014
Protest the Hero -- Toronto, Ontario -- December 27th, 2014
Marduk -- Norrköping, Sweden -- December 19th-20th, 2014
Despised Icon -- Worcester, MA -- December 21st, 2014
Cormorant -- San Francisco, CA -- December 20th, 2014


Go Back   WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM > Community Forums > Album Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #101  
Old 05-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Maiden33's Avatar
Maiden33 Maiden33 is offline
In Search of Truth
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 9,931
Regarding the Pantera - Power Metal discussion: It's easily my second favorite record of theirs, and "We'll Meet Again" is my favorite Dimebag solo. Hell, probably one of my favorite solos, period.
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 05-14-2011, 11:12 PM
Maiden33's Avatar
Maiden33 Maiden33 is offline
In Search of Truth
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 9,931
#76:
Anubis Gate - Andromeda Unchained
(2007)


Anubis Gate are, in my opinion one of the best, most underrated, and most unique sounding Progressive Metal bands to come to the party over the last half-decade or so. This is a rare masterpiece of sorts, that has actually been steadily growing on me the longer I've been listening to it. The band finds a very nice compromise of melody/songwriting with truly inventive and interesting experimental progressive touches. Vocalist Jacob Hansen may annoy some, but I find his rather unique voice the perfect compliment to this band's style. Great concept record that manages to be very long but not ever feel as though it's dragging.

Tracklisting:
01 Freak Storm at Post Zeta... (0:49)
02 Snowbound (6:21)
03 Waking Hour (4:20)
04 Andromeda Unchained (5:00)
05 Banished From Sector Q (0:38)
06 Beyond Redemption (5:51)
07 Resurrection Time (5:11)
08 Escape Pod (0:32)
09 This White Storm Through My Mind (8:18)
10 The Final Overture (6:16)
11 Take Me Home (5:13)
12 Point of No Concern (5:59)
13 The End of Millenium Road (10:17)
14 The Stars of Canis Minor (1:15)

Featured Track:
"This White Storm Through My Mind"
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 05-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Maiden33's Avatar
Maiden33 Maiden33 is offline
In Search of Truth
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 9,931
#75:
Tesla - Mechanical Resonance
(1986)


Tesla are often wrongly categorized as what people call "Hair Metal", but this band is FAR from that stereotype. This album has quite a number of quite heavy and uptempo songs with blistering guitar work, both in the form of individual solos and complex harmonies. This is easily one of my top nominations for "Best Debut Albums" of all-time. It was a tough pick between this and their sophomore effort, but ultimately I went with this one. Pretty much an outstanding 80's hard rock record from start to finish.

Tracklisting:
01 EZ Come, EZ Go (3:32)
02 Comin' Atcha Live (4:25)
03 Gettin' Better (3:20)
04 2 Late 4 Love (3:50)
05 Rock Me to the Top (3:38)
06 We're No Good Together (5:15)
07 Modern Day Cowboy (5:19)
08 Changes (5:02)
09 Little Suzi (4:55)
10 Love Me (4:15)
11 Cover Queen (4:32)
12 Before My Eyes (5:25)

Featured Track:
"Modern Day Cowboy"
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 05-16-2011, 06:42 PM
MPF's Avatar
MPF MPF is online now
That Guy
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,161
My favorite Tesla album....then again the only Tesla album I like.
__________________
That Drummer Guy's Reviews, Interviews, Playlists, Radio Shows, & Social Media:
http://www.thatdrummerguy.com
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 05-16-2011, 09:09 PM
maidenpriest's Avatar
maidenpriest maidenpriest is offline
N00B
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by MPF View Post
My favorite Tesla album....then again the only Tesla album I like.
Agreed. and Modern Day Cowboy is my favorite Tesla song
__________________
12/9- Opeth/In Flames
5/2/14 - Nightwish
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 05-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Maiden33's Avatar
Maiden33 Maiden33 is offline
In Search of Truth
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 9,931
I don't really get how people can like Mechanical Resonance and NOT The Great Radio Controversy, which is pretty much every bit as good and no different stylistically if you ask me.
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 05-17-2011, 04:12 PM
ravenheart's Avatar
ravenheart ravenheart is online now
Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore...
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 18,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maiden33 View Post
I don't really get how people can like Mechanical Resonance and NOT The Great Radio Controversy, which is pretty much every bit as good and no different stylistically if you ask me.
I like The Great Radio Controversy and not Mechanical Resonance, if that helps?
__________________
www.jukeboxmetal.com
http://jukeboxmetal.blogspot.com

18/12 Kreator
7/2 Primordial
13/2 BLS
3/3 Sanctuary
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 05-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Maiden33's Avatar
Maiden33 Maiden33 is offline
In Search of Truth
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 9,931
#74:
Andy McKee - Art of Motion
(2005)


This is the first (and will not be the last) album on this list that truly sticks out like a sore thumb stylistically compared to the other albums on the list. That means one thing: I must absolutely love it beyond belief in order to have it break down the barrier of genre's I typically listen to. I'm willing to believe some of you know who Andy McKee is, since he became a huge YouTube sensation around 2006, due in part to several tracks off of this album. Andy plays instrumental fingerstyle acoustic guitar music, but is particularly notable for his guitar "acrobatics", using both hands interchangeably, incorporating all sorts of tapping, harmonics, and even a crazy device known as a "Harp Guitar". However all of the fancy stuff aside, the reason I love this man's music so much is simply because of what a gift he has for writing melodies and countermelodies, allowing him to play guitar in a completely self-sustaining way that wants for nothing. I've never heard instrumental music that needed lyrics/vocals less than this. If you're a fan of virtually any style of music, I recommend you check out some of Andy McKee's stuff.

Tracklisting:
01 The Art of Motion (3:25)
02 When She Cries (3:35)
03 Drifting (3:11)
04 For My Father (3:55)
05 Practice is Perfect (2:59)
06 Shanghai (4:14)
07 Into the Ocean (3:52)
08 Nocturne (3:13)
09 Heather's Song (3:24)
10 Samus' Stardrive (2:41)
11 Keys to the Hovercar (3:48)
12 Rylynn (5:13)

Featured Track:
"Rylynn"
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 05-18-2011, 02:33 AM
ravenheart's Avatar
ravenheart ravenheart is online now
Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore...
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 18,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maiden33 View Post
#74:
Andy McKee - Art of Motion
(2005)
Check out Trace Bundy.
__________________
www.jukeboxmetal.com
http://jukeboxmetal.blogspot.com

18/12 Kreator
7/2 Primordial
13/2 BLS
3/3 Sanctuary
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 05-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Maiden33's Avatar
Maiden33 Maiden33 is offline
In Search of Truth
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 9,931
#73:
Jaded Heart - Trust
(2004)


Jaded Heart have become a pretty reliable band in the field of melodic rock music over the past 15 or so years, even though they've recently been straying closer and closer to traditional/power metal. Trust was their final record to feature vocalist Michael Bormann, and with his departure the band's sound would change considerably. This album features a number of this band's most essential tracks, and kicks ass from more or less start to finish. Great hooks, great songs, great vocals. This is AOR/Melodic Rock music exactly as it's meant to be.

Tracklisting:
01 Anymore (5:26)
02 Feels Like Home (4:08)
03 Healer (3:31)
04 Burning Heart (4:51)
05 If I Lose (5:26)
06 Trust (5:46)
07 Masquerade (5:52)
08 Let it Rain (4:37)
09 Love is Magic (4:24)
10 Sweet Summertime (2:32)
11 Hating You (4:18)
12 Jaded (5:32)
13 Give it Back (5:32)

Featured Track:
"Anymore"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:56 AM.


Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008