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TeckNet® 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Headband Gaming Headset Headphone Headset Earphone With USB Connection
TeckNet® 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Headband Gaming Headset Headphone Headset Earphone With USB Connection
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOP NOTCH QUALITY, 8 Nov 2014
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most quality headset i have ever used

the drivers are fantastic with the voice changers and funny for skype, only problem is that the other end say that they cant hear me sometimes and i cut out sometimes. the lights are a really good added effect to the headset.

My Destiny
My Destiny
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than before, 6 Aug 2009
This review is from: My Destiny (Audio CD)
This is a truly beautiful CD. Liv Kristine's vocals are showcased to full extent and whilst it is presumably a taster for the the new album, it stands up well in its own right.

Bizarely the weakest track (though I hasten to add that it is truly excellent!)is the title track. Battle of Maldon is the standout track though the haunting aaccoustic version of Scarborough Fair is a good addition to anyones collection.

If the new album (Njord) is anywhere near the quality of this EP, then it will be truly stunning.

Overall this is a great piece of work and if you like a beautiful voice with some excellent musicians backing her this is one for you

Heading Northe LTD DIGI
Heading Northe LTD DIGI
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Price: £8.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Great album shame about the vocal mix, 29 July 2009
This review is from: Heading Northe LTD DIGI (Audio CD)
This is a splendid album of classic power metal. it reminds me at times of the guitar work of Maiden or Priest, the thundering drums of Dragonforce and classic metal at its very best. My only gripe (hence the 4 stars rather than 5) is the vocal mix. The singer has a pretty good voice, but it keeps getting lost in a fuzzy vocal track.

Overall however if you like great rollocking metal of the HEAVY kind this is a good album to listen to.

Blood Mountain [U.S. Version]
Blood Mountain [U.S. Version]
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't get this, 20 Jun 2009
First, let me say that I love metal, prog and its various offshoots but whilst I can hear that this is very clever, has its roots deeply in prog, I simply don't get this album. Imagine a cross between freeform jazz (which I really don't like) and prog metal and you've started (but only started) to get to grips with this.

Musically, and imaginatevely Mastadon are a cracking bunch but for me there is FAR too much happening at the same time for me to enjoy it.

This is a vey clever album and technically brilliant and I can see why many people will absolutely love it. I however just don't get the concept and don't particularly enjoy it.

PS love it or loathe it, this is NOT something to listen to if you've got a hangover!

Made In Japan
Made In Japan
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Price: £21.74

3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I remember, 17 Jun 2009
This review is from: Made In Japan (Audio CD)
Perhaps I'm being harsh only giving this 3 stars as it is one of the quintessential live albums. It's just that it doesn't sound as good as it did when I owned the vinyl copy 25 plus years ago. Then it sounded the pinacle of what a rock gig should be. Now I think it sounds somewhat cliched.

The first few tracks are still fantastic, with Highway star and child in time still sounding good, but there are only so many times I want to hear the riff from Smoke on the Water and Drum solos now feel self indulgent and dull where once they were acceptable. Strange kind of woman and the excellent Black Knight do kick the pace up again, but overall, this album now feels like vintage champagne that has gone slightly flat.

Psalms of Extinction
Psalms of Extinction

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Pain, No gain, 17 Jun 2009
This review is from: Psalms of Extinction (Audio CD)
I was tempted to buy this album following seeing the band live supporting Nightwish, and am really impressed by the quality of it. Put simply it is classic Industrial from the seriously talented Peter Tagtgren. There's not a duff track on this album. The quality of the synth work is excellent, the vocals and lyrics clear and thought provoking. This is a great introduction to Pain's work. Stand out tracks have to be Bitch (great live) and the fantastic Nailed to the ground (it will be in your head for weeks afterwards).

Treat yourself to this album NOW! It's worth every penny.

Follow The Reaper
Follow The Reaper
Price: £7.60

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, 17 Jun 2009
This review is from: Follow The Reaper (Audio CD)
I don't normally like albums with constant death vocals/grunts all the way through, so am really surprised with the quality of this album. Put simply, it is classic melodic death metal. The guitar work is absolutely top quality and the melodys are really catchy and from my perspective the vocals fit perfectly.

This is a top quality album with some really stand out songs. Key ammongst them being the excellent Hate me, Every time I die and Follow the reaper. Not quite sure about the cover of WASP's Hellion, (no where near as good as the original) but I think that this only slightly mars the overall album.

If you like Death Metal, you'll love this, and if you don't, give this a chance and like me you will probably be pleasantly surprised.

Glory Road
Glory Road
Price: £9.10

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome return, 13 Jun 2009
This review is from: Glory Road (Audio CD)
I first owned this album on vinyl when it was originally released and was worried that like many early 80's rock bands it would not have stood the test of time. Fortunately, it does and remains as good as it was when it was first released. Gillan's vocals are excellent and the excellent Bernie Torme on guitar still impresses, but what I had forgotten was the superb keyboard work of Colin Towns.

The Standout track has to be On the Rocks which really showcases the band at the top of their game.

With a bonus album (for gillan fans only) packaged with it, this is excellent value and well worth a listen

Black Sails At Midnight
Black Sails At Midnight
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Storming follow up. Yaaar, 6 Jun 2009
This review is from: Black Sails At Midnight (Audio CD)
Second albums are often as problem as most of the best songs that have been worked on for years are unsurprisingly included on the debut, so a followup to the excellent Captain Morgan's revenge was always going to be problem.

The problem has been easily resolved with this cracking new album. Nine Rollocking songs and one fast and furious instrumental.

The songs are very catchy and full of fun, and Chritopher Bowes's vocals are the epitomy of all things piratical.

The sound is slightly more guitar driven on this album with thundering drums.

Stand out songs to me are Keelhauled (can't get the chorus out my mind), Leviathan (hard and heavy and also the first time I've caught the word eviscerating in a song!) and the very jolly wolves of the sea which is almost as good on album as it was performed live.

The rest of the songs including the stunning famous old spiced are all strong and will work really well live.

Champion album spend some of your hard fought for booty on it now or you'll end up walking the plank!

Price: £6.39

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 26 April 2009
This review is from: Lucidity (Audio CD)
what do you get when you take a fantastic set of songs from a great symphonic metal band then add to the mix Liv Kristine,(Leaves Eyes) Marco Hietela (Nightwish) Sharon Van Adel (Within Temptation). Pure Beauty that any fan of female fronted metal will absolutely love. The main members of the band on this release are Martijn Westerholt (Ex WT) on Keyboards (and very fine they are) and the beautiful voiced Charlotte Wessels. This album is near perfect and should be bought immediately.

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