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Contraband [Digipak]
Contraband [Digipak]
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: 9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Slash and burn!, 9 Jun 2004
This review is from: Contraband [Digipak] (Audio CD)
If, like me, you've kind of lost your way with the current music scene, and you're sick and tired of all the crappy pop rock bands that are permanently on our music channels and in what used to be our decent rock magazines, if all you crave is rock music like it used to be, with raw power and attitude, then crave no more cos Velvet Revolver are gonna blow you away! This album kicks some serious arse. Every track punches you in the chest and procedes to give you a serious beating. As one track finishes you can't wait for the next to start knocking you around. Slash is on fire, the band are tight, Weiland's vocals and melody lines are excellent. The riffs and the hooks are huge!
I've only awarded 4 stars cos people give 5 stars way too freely.
But in short, if you're in need of some raw and powerful rock music, buy this now and turn your amp up to 11! You're gonna love it!


Live In The Heart Of The City
Live In The Heart Of The City
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: 18.70

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unknown Classic!, 6 Jan 2003
This album is a true live classic, up there with anything else from the same era. A bluesy, rocky explosion that is a real treat from start to finish. With the core of the band rising from the ashes of the then defunct Deep Purple, plus the bluesy duo of Moody and Marsden on guitar, this album had blinder written all over it. It rocks, it grooves, it makes you wanna sing and dance.
Coverdale's voice is superb, Lordy's Hammond playing is electric, and Neil Murray's walking bass grooves are incredible. Add this to Paicey's rock solid drum lines and Moody and Marsden's blistering guitar licks and you've got yourself a true classic.
From the up-tempo stuff like Love Hunter and Lie Down to the slow blues of Aint No Love... this album has it all.
And it leaves the best 'til last. Forget what you may read within these reviews about turning it off before Mistreated because it would be a big mistake. It is an incredible track, where the band reach a crescendo of blues/rock brilliance. Micky Moody's guitar solo is surely one of the most underrated in rock history, and must be the greatest he ever played. To think that he and Bernie Marsden are playing pubs now is a travesty.
Anyway, if you like blues/rock and you want to be blown away then buy this NOW!!


Audioslave
Audioslave
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.69

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cornell is back with a vengeance!, 19 Nov 2002
This review is from: Audioslave (Audio CD)
Given the members of this band you might expect something a little special. Well, you've got it. This album kicks ass, serious ass. Imagine thick, chunky Rage riffs combined with the vocal genius of Chris Cornell, and that pretty much sums it up. But not completely, because Cornell's influence goes much further than just great vocals. Tracks like 'I am the Highway','Getaway Car' and 'Last Remaining Light' echo moments from his solo project, 'Euphoria Morning'. Which to me is no bad thing, because I could listen to this man's voice and melody lines forever. And to hear the former Rage boys play songs that involve a little bit of delicacy and creativity is refreshing, because they do it well. But these tracks are in contrast to the funky, chunky Rage-like riffs on tracks such as 'Gasoline','Set It Off' and 'Bring'em Back Alive'. You can't help but get up move when you hear these tracks, they rock big-time!
So if you liked Soundgarden, although it's a little different, I think you're gonna love it. If you're a Rage fan I suspect you'll like it less, because at the end of the day it's far more creative than what you're used to. But give it a chance, because this album ROCKS!!


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