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Old 05-08-2011, 03:22 PM
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Very funny, whoever gave this thread a one-star rating.
I think you sealed that one yourself with Magnum and early Europe albums

And placing 'Tenth Dimension' so low. Excellent pick, but I don't think there are 90-something better albums.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:24 PM
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I like that you attach a "featured Track" so that those of us who don't know who the band is can check it out and maybe like it
Your sentence is unfinished. The last part really reads: "... without having to bother Googling it ourselves, and maybe like it."
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:52 PM
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#84:
Halford - Resurrection
(2000)


Ah yes, the mighty "Metal God"'s return to the metal forefront. Resurrection is all the fun and quality of a classic Priest album but with several modern touches so that it doesn't sound dated in the least. Rob put together a great band, imploring the use of guitarist/songwriter/producer Roy Z who helped shape the sound of the mighty Bruce Dickinson's solo career. I admit I'm not a fraction of the Halford fan(boy) that many people are, but I have to admit I do absolutely love this album. It's just flat out great and in your face. Probably one of the best "Traditional Metal" records of the past dozen years.

Tracklisting:
01 Resurrection 3:58
02 Made in Hell 4:12
03 Locked and Loaded 3:19
04 Night Fall 3:42
05 Silent Screams 7:06
06 The One You Love to Hate 3:11
07 Cyber World 3:10
08 Slow Down 4:52
09 Twist 4:10
10 Temptation 3:32
11 Drive 4:31
12 Saviour 2:57

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Old 05-08-2011, 05:53 PM
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That's what I'm talking about. "Resurrection" is easily better than at least half of Priest's albums.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:03 PM
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This is my friends band Mystic Force. I doubt these guys are going to make the list but I thought this would be a cool place to share these songs. I'm pretty sure this cd Man vs. Machine was never released but maybe some people got their hands on it at shows or whatever back in the late 90's. These guys toured Europe and were big at the Foundations Forum shows back in the day. I recently saw they were scheduled to play a show overseas in 2012 which would be awesome. I'm curious what people think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvX0i...eature=related

This one was from the Mid 80's and got them the opener on some pretty big tours:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NFTa-WeX3c
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:58 PM
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That's what I'm talking about. "Resurrection" is easily better than at least half of Priest's albums.
I don't think I would go as far as to say "at least half" but it is better than quite a few, and it is really damn awesome.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:20 PM
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#83:
Threshold - Hypothetical
(2001)


Threshold have become known as a UK-based institution of Progressive Metal, who over the years have produced a load of great tracks and damn solid albums. Their sound is pretty much straight-forward "Progressive Metal" by definition, though the band are far from Dream Theater clones and have truly crafted their own sound over the years. This was pretty much the most steady point of their career, in the heyday of albums with unique and great (and sadly now departed) vocalist Andrew "Mac" MacDermont. This is definitely the pinnacle of their catalog if you ask me - every track is very strong, though the album's bookends are probably my personal favorites.

Tracklisting:
01 Light and Space (5:58)
02 Turn On, Tune In (6:
03 The Ravages of Time (10:17)
04 Sheltering Sky (5:35)
05 Oceanbound (6:42)
06 Long Way Home (6:00)
07 Keep My Head (4:01)
08 Narcissus (11:14)

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:13 AM
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so many new albums to listen to...no time! Love that featured track for Threshold
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:26 PM
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#82:
Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
(2006)


Stylistically this is probably one of the more standout selections on this list, as this band's defining style characteristic is melodic death metal, usually in a more progressive vein, akin to bands such as Scar Symmetry. In most cases, I really don't care for this sort of stuff, as I am very openly not too into growling. And I gotta be honest, this band is usually growlier than most of this disc indicates, but nevertheless I happen to find this album a shining example of one of those rare times when a band happens to nail a style in just the right way that it completely captures you in a way it normally would not.

Tracklisting:
01 Redefine Me (6:06)
02 Year of the Plague (5:29)
03 My World is Ending (5:26)
04 This Eternal Instant (6:10)
05 Lost Reality (8:02)
06 Soul Decision (5:03)
07 Simplicity Demand (6:35)
08 Obscure Indiscretion (4:47)
09 My Secret Window (6:29)
10 The Hours That Remain (8:07)

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:30 PM
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I'm really digging the list so far. Keep up the great stuff.
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