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Renatus
Renatus
Price: £11.05

4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended hard rock / power metal, 24 Nov 2014
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Highly recommended hard rock / power metal. The band have changed their style and to very good effect. Great energy , excellent vocals and genuinely good songs. Well worth buying.


Black State Highway
Black State Highway
Price: £5.52

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2.0 out of 5 stars This album and band came highly recommended and the heavy blues rock sound is quite good ..., 24 Nov 2014
This review is from: Black State Highway (MP3 Download)
This album and band came highly recommended and the heavy blues rock sound is quite good but unfortunately spoilt by the female vocals. So unless you are into female fronted rock bands this is one to avoid.


Heroes
Heroes
Offered by MEGA Media FBA
Price: £14.30

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special, 25 Sep 2014
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A rather average release this time round after their excellent previous 3 albums. I bought the digibook version for the 2 bonus tracks don't make the same mistake. Both bonus tracks are nothing but weak fillers which sometimes happens with so called 'bonus tracks'.
Of the remaining tracks forget the ballad "The Ballad of Bull" impossible to understand it's inclusion as probably the worst song the band have written. Off the other 9 songs there's nothing fundamentally wrong with them though there is a feeling you've heard it all before but they are all short too short with only 2 songs clocking over 4 minutes.
Perhaps Sabaton's record contract demands they release a new album every n number of years even if they haven't had time to write songs of a high enough quality.


Rising From the Ashes
Rising From the Ashes
Price: £29.58

4.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise, 25 Sep 2014
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This is an interesting release as not remotely NWOBHM which is where their roots are. Instead what you have is a classic rock album with excellent vocals and guitar from seasoned professionals who've been round the block a few times without earning the acclaim they deserve. Good song writing, some excellent melodies, well produced give it a try.


For The Journey
For The Journey
Price: £12.30

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2.0 out of 5 stars Below the Threshold, 25 Sep 2014
This review is from: For The Journey (Audio CD)
Firstly I am a big Threshold fan but for me this is definitely a below par release. The album is quite short but quality is always more than important than quantity. "March of Progress" began very well before fading somewhat towards the end.
This new release starts off well with "Watchtower on the Moon" but the remainder is rather patchy in particular the final 4 songs.
The rot starts with the 2nd track "Unforgiven" a much lighter song that meanders along without going anywhere.
Track 3 the epic 12 minute "The Box" takes 2 minutes to get going but is an interesting song that takes a few plays to get into but contains all the trade mark Threshold sounds and a very worthy inclusion.
Track 4 "Turned to Dust" is the heaviest , simplest and decent enough.
The ballad "Lost in your memory" is the real weak spot and the remaining 3 songs after it are unfortunately nothing special either.
Overall this is a much blander and less heavy release which may suit some but definitely not me. Due to the variations in pace (mostly slow) this is a very difficult album to play through and enjoy.


The Gods of Greenwich
The Gods of Greenwich
by Norb Vonnegut
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Recommended, 4 Sep 2014
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An excellent financial thriller. Well written with insight. One for early Stephen Frey fans


Sign Of Truth
Sign Of Truth
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Price: £11.51

3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Ordinary, 4 Sep 2014
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Their debut album so not surprisingly rather sub standard. A few good songs but not enough to want to play the album more than a couple of times. They certainly improved with both the follow up albums.


Live In Karlshamn,Sweden 1994
Live In Karlshamn,Sweden 1994
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £10.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Sound Recording, 4 Sep 2014
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Poor sound spoils what could have been an excellent release given the excellent set list.


Invitation to Valhalla
Invitation to Valhalla
by Mike Whicker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.36

1.0 out of 5 stars One to Avoid, 4 Sep 2014
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Very poor , weak characters and very contrived. Sounds like a good story but sadly it's not.


Return to the Past
Return to the Past
Price: £12.61

4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Melodic Power Metal, 4 Sep 2014
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An excellent 2nd album and very highly recommended. What you get is speedy solid melodic power metal very much in Gamma Ray territory. Clean vocals plenty of guitar and a solid rhythm section. This Swedish band may not be very well known but they deserve to be. I was very tempted to give this album 5 stars.


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