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Motorheadphones Bomber On-Ear Headphones with In-Line Mic and Remote - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Motorheadphones Bomber On-Ear Headphones with In-Line Mic and Remote - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WE ARE MOTORHEAD AND WE PLAY ROCK 'N ROLL!, 13 Jan. 2014
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I tried a pair on before a Motorhead show and i was amazed by the sound !! Bought this pair as a present to my self. Well they have a great clear sound. You can listen to every single instrument and also you can spot minor details as well!
The headphones are confy on your ears, as they have a velvet pad on ! the cable is made for heavy duty.
Well what can I say i did an amazing buy ! Note - it comes with a nice big box as well. it looks great on top of my cds!!!


Evanescence
Evanescence
Price: £16.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THEY ARE BACK FOR GOOOOOOD!!!!, 10 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Evanescence (Audio CD)
What You Want: We all know this song as this was their first single release. For those that don't know it. This is the ideal song to open up the album. It is heavy in your face with different musical tempo changes and very catchy melodic chorus. Once this song finishes you will press the back button to listen to it again
Made Of Stone: This song will take you back to the "Fallen" year! It is a more mid tempo song and you can clearly listen to it instrument. Everybody is doing a great time. Amy Lee is hitting the high notes very easily. Half way through the song it will leave everyone speechless. It features a sudden musical change to Amy and the keyboards and the song is building up slowly until it hits the guitar solo. At this point I am thinking man this album is getting better and better.
The Change: this song is a slightly more complex song for Evanescence. It slows down then it goes fast and then it slows down. If you really want to know if Amy Lee can still hit the high notes and if her voice is fantastic simply listen to this song. Before this song finishes it goes into the next one.
My Heart Is Broken: this is a slightly more melodic song. Basically what Evanescence do best. The song will simply travel you to this magical world but at the same time your heart will be broken for a reason... This song shows up the musical abilities of the keyboarder, shows what kind of atmosphere can be created.
The Other Side: After the more melodic songs, Evanescence turns the tempo up and full blast heavy sound guitars. This is a typical Evanescence songs straight away lifted from their first album. Note that half way through the song gets very slow and then it picks up.
Erase This: Man what can I say here??? This album is getting better and better. Can you image the different Evanescence elements all together into one song and also provide hidden touches here and there? Well in this song you can hear all those things together! You want heavy? You want melodic? You want great melodic chorus? You need keyboards? Whatever you desire it is found here!
Lost In Paradise: I love this title and the entire song is beautiful. Melodic with symphonic/orchestra touches. This song will take you to Heaven and it will make you feel like you are running there and suddenly you realise you don't know were you are. This is mostly a keyboard based song and once again Amy Lee will leave you speechless. This type of song hasn't been done in the history of Evanescence.
Sick: Reading the title I was a bit optimistic, but once the song played it was like listening to Metallica with female vocals on. This song is short, sweet, heavy and straight to the point. The point is can they play heavy songs with the Evanescence element? Well yes they can. Simply listen to this song.
End Of The Dream: Here we have great lyrics sung in such a great way "... follow your heart until it bleeds..." simply beautiful stuff. This is a perfect song. This follows up the heaviness from the previous song.
Oceans: This song features a number of instruments going on at the same time. The song is packed with music/ tunes going on at once. Here you will listen to a different Amy Lee, she sounds like a rock chick and man it suites her. During this song you will me Amy Lee, simply drag me into the ocean and hold me there.
Never Go Back: Opening: Heavy riffing, bass line and Drums. Amy Lee kicks in and everything is simply great. The chorus goes all nice and melodic, Amy Lee provides this nice tone to her voice and makes the song unique. Once the chorus is over, the heaviness returns to the song. Wish I had the lyrics to this song. The lyrics sound so great!
Swimming Home: No words here. You will listen to Amy Lee singing her heart out.
This is the great Evanescence return, pre-order it, buy it etc... it will not let you down!


Days Of Defiance
Days Of Defiance
Price: £6.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Firewind are BACK for Good!!!!, 11 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Days Of Defiance (Audio CD)
Firewind return once again after 2 years gap from their most "policed" album called "The Premonition". Here the band is back at their original roots with raw sound and an album filled up with Power Metal songs. Finally the band's line-up has changed slightly, as we have the addition of Michael Ehre (Metalium) behind the drum kit and he brought a breath of fresh Power metal direction to the band without losing their distinctive sound. Without further due the review has a following:

Ark Of Lies: The album opens with the same way as the "The Premonition" album did. That is with the use of a classical guitar. Within 30 seconds the song has exploded to a pure Power Metal song. Gus G. plays this amazing guitar riff and Apollo does a great scream. The song is straight forward, 100% pure Power Metal and it features an amazing guitar solo by the one and only Gus G.

World On Fire: This was made available for digital download from iTunes ont eh 17th of August.. This song "World On Fire" is pure Power Metal, straight in your face melodies. It features the typical Firewind signature: back-up vocals, keyboards, fast drumming and Apollo doing a fantastic job. As for Gus G. well he is doing a fantastic job, as he plays faster than any other Firewind songs, fast riffs and his guitar solo for this song will leave everyone speechless.

Chariot: This opens with a great guitar riff by Gus and then it gets back to the typical Firewind sound but slightly more towards the progressive side of Power metal. The song features a catchy chorus. Apollo does a great with the vocals as he hit higher notes with his voice. Towards the end we have the great duet job between Gus and Bob playing the same riff together and then the song finishes with a similar it started.

Embrace The Sun: Here the albums gets slightly more Melodic without losing the Power Metal edge. The band does a fantastic job with this song as all the elements for its creation fits together without any problems. Pay attention at the chorus of the song, at the guitar solo and also at the keyboard melodies by Bob that puts the finishing touches here and there at this great song

The Departure (intro)/ Heading For the Dawn: Bob here (at the intro) creates this great atmosphere as it links to the "Heading For The Dawn". The guitar riff and the drumming patterns will make you do air guitar or air drumming instantly. This song keeps it's melodic and Power metal edge and there is a perfect change from type to the other. Finally the twin power of Gus and Bob strikes back with duet soloing, Gus makes a start then Bob takes after with faster solo and then Gus simply shreds his solo amazingly. After that the chorus of the song is repeated as the song reached its end.

Broken: This song has the combination of classical guitar (mellow) and at the chorus of it picks up with electric guitars etc... The song starts of with a classical guitar and it stays mellow. Apollo does a great job as with his voice as he puts a melancholic mood through. Bob puts the finishing touches to the song. When the song picks up is only during the chorus of the song "It's breaking my heart...". This song is great and something fresh for Firewind. The "risk" taken by the band was well worth it.

Cold As Ice: Another song that starts off with a classical guitar. Gus's playing here will leave you speechless even though that it is only for 20 seconds. Note that the band here has returned full on to their Power metal side. The song is straight forward, catchy guitar riffing and melodies. Simply here we have a typical Firewind song. The whole band is playing their socks off from start until finish.

Kill In The Name Of Love: Reading the title of this song I believed that it was going to be a ballad, well ... less say that I was totally wrong about it. The song starts by Bob and Michael showing their melodic side and then the song picks up slowly until it hits the unique Firewind sound. The song features great vocal performances, great soloing, keyboard and drumming that will make your jaw drop.

SKG: This one is the instrumental song of the album, simply just amazing. Here every single musician shines as they are showing off their abilities at a song that is 5 minutes and 21 seconds long. Once it is finished it will make you think "Wow man this it simply great", repeat will be followed instantly.

Losing Faith/ The Yearning: This songs are similar to each other as they are typical Firewind songs. Featuring great melodies by both Gus and Bob, amazing drum patterns and bass line by Michael and Petro. Finally as for Apollo well no words here will be enough.

When All Is Said And Done: This song is the final song that puts the end to a great Power metal album. This song features all the Firewind elements as they are mixed together and creates a great song. It features fast and slow performance by that I mean melodic parts and then pure Power metal elements.

This album is a great return for Firewind back to their Power Metal roots and more into the raw sound. Every single member has performed their role within each song perfectly by giving outstanding performances. As for Gus G. well this album features his best solos up to date that will leave every one speechless. If you are a Firewind fan, well you will have to buy this album. If you like Power metal and you want something new well here is a great album to start fresh. Simply just an outstanding album and "well done guys!".


Glorious
Glorious
Offered by KELINDO³
Price: £28.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Power metal to its best state, 23 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Glorious (Audio CD)
Glorious is the forth album created by Wolfcry released by the Painkiller Records. All the recordings took place at the Devasoundz Studio and the mixing of the album took place by Foti Benado (Septic Flesh, ex-Nightrage). The production of the album happened by Foti Benado and also by Wolfcry. Finally the mastering of the album took place at the "Jailhouse Studios" by Tommy Hansen (who has previously done work for Helloween, Pretty Maids, Stormwarrior etc...).

More into the album now, well by listening to the album from the first time I was amazed by the quality of the sound and the compositions of each song. Here we have an album that is 100% pure Metal towards Power Metal. Each song is placed in the correct order that allows each song to glow to its maximum value.

The album open up with the catchy tone "God Of Deception", great opening riff followed by Costa's high pitch scream and having great drum patterns with some keyboard touches here and there. "Fadin' Visions" is similar to the "God Of Deception" song, but in a slower tempo, with more power and anger, and the chorus is freaking amazing! Personally this is one of my favourite songs of the album.

"Holocaust Of Nothing", I love the name of this song and the song is even greater. Note: check the musical change at the 0.25 seconds!!! Then the song has the typical 100% Wolfcry stamp. Double vocal lines at the chorus, great drumming, great guitar riffs and solos. What else do you want?

"Consequence Of Ignorance" another great title. Here we have the typical battlefield intro followed by an amazing drumming and guitar riffs. Costas does a fantastic job here with his voice (in some places it feels like I am listening to "Mordy" from Domine). Nice mellow chorus with great guitar solos! Once this song finished I press the previous button to listen to it again to get transferred into the battlefield.

"The Golden Era" opens up with great catchy tones, patched up with great riffs here and there. This is a slower tempo song. Once again Costas does a great job with his voice. The chorus of the song is great, mellow and dramatic all at the same time. The background vocals are doing a fantastic job. Be prepared for an amazing guitar solo. The female vocals singing along Costas does a fantastic job. The whole song is built up in a way that will take your breath away.

"Payback Time" and here we have a typical Power Metal song. High pitch and darker vocal lines, fast guitar solos, great double kick drumming. Warning don't play this song while you driving probably you will end up with a few speeding tickets.

"Vile Mind": This is a great Power Metal tone, with higher and slower tempos. Costas does his amazing weird dark voice and gives the song a whole new level. The guitar solo is performed in to the slower tempo side of the song, the guitar sounds will transfer you to a whole new other place and once they are finished the song explodes to the faster side of it. A great song, it will be stuck in you head for a long time.

"Face The Fear": Heads of with a nice slower tempo that explodes into your face and your head is headbanging without even thinking about it. Then the song slows down and picks ups and then it drops down again. Once again I have no words for the guitar solo!!!

"I, The Sinner": This is the last song of the album and the longest one in the album. The song starts of in a low tempo and as it goes one it picks up a bit each minute when it reaches to the point that you are listening to a pure Power Metal song. All the band members are playing their socks off. This one song has the entire above element (Darker voice, female vocals, keyboard touches, etc...) implanted into this song.

This is a fantastic album, pure Wolfcry album. Each band member has performed their role to its full extend and they all end up creating an amazing album. I have to say I am so proud that this album is written and performed by Greek musicians, this one worth's having into your collection.


We're Here Because We're Here
We're Here Because We're Here
Price: £9.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anathema are back !!!, 13 May 2010
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Anathema is back after 8 years with new songs and their new studio album called "We're Here Because We're Here" and it features 10 new songs, well one of them was released in their previous compilation called "Hindsight".

Thin Air: What a great opener for this album. This one boroughs a few elements from their previous work "A Natural Disaster", such as the singing method used, the usage of a lot of background keyboards. But the song kicks off slowly and before you know it speeds up and then it drops down. It catches you by surprise. This states that Anathema is back for good.

Summer Night Horizon: Well for this one I have no words. It starts off with a nice piano intro and then it kicks off really fast. In a way I would say it's a part 2 to the song called Empty (from Alternative 4) but in a slower tempo the fast part. This was features a great guitar solo and it is structured extremely well. What a perfect song for the car.

Dreaming Light: Here their melancholic side kicks in, by having great vocal performance, the usage of piano and synth. After the first minute the drums role and makes the song great. And after a few minutes the guitar roles in amazing riffs that matches the whole atmosphere of the song. What a beautiful song.

Everything: I knew this one from its demo format. And also I have seen Anathema performing it live. The official studio version is great. The band has worked into this one a lot. There are a few modifications here and there. This one I would say is something in between Judgment and A Natural Disaster. This one is still a great song that keeps the same tempo throughout the song.

Angles Walk Among Us: Also I know this one from its demo format and seen Anathema performing it live as well and mostly I love the title of this song. This one has changed a bit from its demo format. It starts off like "Everything" slow tempo until have way through where the song picks up on its tempo. And towards the end it drops down just like the way it started.

Presence: It one starts straight away and wow it has the same guy speaking from their song called "Hope" (from Eternity). Which the person speaks you hear these great small guitar solos and great organ plays. This song is the smallest one in the album not even 3 minutes. This one features Lee on the vocals and makes the song simply amazing and very beautiful.

A Simple Mistake: Once again I know this one from its demo format. And from its start it has some changes such as a great bass line in between the vocal lines. Vincent here sings amazingly. The chorus of the song will simply give you goose bumps. An extremely great song and way better from its demo version.
Nearly have way through the song; we have the background vocal of Lee while Vincent sings and wow what a great song. And then the amazing guitar riff kicks in and will make you anxious to get to the musical tempo change. It will keep you hanging until it takes place.

Get Off, Get Out: The intro of this song is similar to "Thin Air" in a way but then the drums roles and then it has a nice tempo change. The vocals feature a nice modification. This song can be classed as the heaviest song of the album. Build up extremely well and sounds like the band worked a lot over this one.

Universal: Anathema hits their melancholic side once again. This one starts off slowly and picks up bit by bit, great atmosphere and there is the usage of violins. There is this slow nice beautiful guitar solo once this finishes the piano kicks in and it brings a whole different vide into the song. Here we have the definition of Anathema and means melancholic/ atmospheric songs.

Hindsight: This is known for their previous release "Hindsight" that featured older songs in acoustic format. This one is instrumental. Starts off really slowly and then the drums and the electric guitar kicks off and makes the song very worthy.

I haven't heard a great Anathema album since Judgment. This one left me speechless and it was worthy the 8 years wait since "A Natural Disaster". If you like Anathema you will love this one, ok it is not "Eternity" or "Alternative 4" or even "Judgement" but is a great album!


Sting In The Tail [VINYL]
Sting In The Tail [VINYL]
Price: £16.06

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a way to finish your career, 15 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: Sting In The Tail [VINYL] (Vinyl)
What a way to finish your career. Scorpions really they have to reconsider their decision because here we have a great rock masterpiece. I am sure this album will become a Gold album, no questions asked.
This album features the amazing 80's rock vide and it boroughs a few heavy elements from their previous album (Humanity: Hour I). Anyway here is the album in more detail:

"Raised On Rock": A great catchy rock song and a great opener of this album. For this song Scorpions brought back the sound of the 80's that every one of us loves. Great vocal performances and also check out the guitar solo, it will make you do air guitar. Once this song finishes you will be singing the chorus all day long.

"Sting In The Tail": The title song of the album. Another great rock anthem, with this song you will be "what a blast from the past". An amazing guitar riff opener and the vocals are at a higher pitch when compared to normal Scorpions standard. The bass guitar is one with the drums. This one will make you sing all the time "Hey, hey the sting in the tail".

"Slave Me": This song is slightly heavier that the two previous. It features great lyrics, such as: "When I die I'll go to Heaven, If life is living Hell". Great Scorpions type chorus. This is not as catchy as the other two, but it is still great. This one features the elements of the 80's and the 00's rock. Great combination of the two elements and Scorpions managed to produce a great song.

"The Good Die Young": Here Klaus used throughout the song his dark voice which will give you shivers. Also Scorpions here at this teamed up with Tarja (ex-Nightwish), and she is delivering amazing background vocals. This song features tempo changes from slow to a bit faster and then it drops down again. Amazing band performance and it will be to play this one live. Finally pay attention at the chorus, Klaus is making the song very moving!

"No Limit": This one is the heaviest song of the album. It is as heavy as "321" and "The Cross" found on the previous album (Humanity: Hour I). This one will make you head-bang and it is the best song to get a speeding ticket. Great drumming, matching the guitars amazing guitar solos. Simply this is the definition of "Scorpions".

"Rock Zone" and "Spirit of Rock": Well the titles are doing the talking here. We are taking about rock songs that got raised from the 80's and they both sound fresh as well.

"Lorelei": The first ballad of the album. It features the mixture of classic and electric guitars. This song stands up to songs like "Still Loving You", "When You Came To My Life" and "When The Smoke Is Gone" and it is as good. This one has the typical Scorpions love lyrics. Great song and once again this is the definition of Scorpions ballads.

"Turn You On": Back to the rock anthems, get ready for some air guitar again. This song will make you grab the album "Blackout" and it after this song is done. It is impossible to pick a specific great part. All the musicians are playing their shocks off.

"Sly": The second ballad of the album. This one is very close to the "Still Loving You" song, and it features the same ups and downs as "Still Loving You". Yet again here we have another great ballad. Klaus is making the song very emotional with his voice. This also features love lyrics. Great stuff!

"The Best Is Yet To Come": What a way to close a great rock album. Another ballad done amazingly , Scorpions way! This will become their new ballad anthem when they perform live.


Sting In The Tail
Sting In The Tail
Offered by groove_temple
Price: £10.22

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a way to finish your career, 15 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: Sting In The Tail (Audio CD)
What a way to finish your career. Scorpions really they have to reconsider their decision because here we have a great rock masterpiece. I am sure this album will become a Gold album, no questions asked.
This album features the amazing 80's rock vide and it boroughs a few heavy elements from their previous album (Humanity: Hour I). Anyway here is the album in more detail:

"Raised On Rock": A great catchy rock song and a great opener of this album. For this song Scorpions brought back the sound of the 80's that every one of us loves. Great vocal performances and also check out the guitar solo, it will make you do air guitar. Once this song finishes you will be singing the chorus all day long.

"Sting In The Tail": The title song of the album. Another great rock anthem, with this song you will be "what a blast from the past". An amazing guitar riff opener and the vocals are at a higher pitch when compared to normal Scorpions standard. The bass guitar is one with the drums. This one will make you sing all the time "Hey, hey the sting in the tail".

"Slave Me": This song is slightly heavier that the two previous. It features great lyrics, such as: "When I die I'll go to Heaven, If life is living Hell". Great Scorpions type chorus. This is not as catchy as the other two, but it is still great. This one features the elements of the 80's and the 00's rock. Great combination of the two elements and Scorpions managed to produce a great song.

"The Good Die Young": Here Klaus used throughout the song his dark voice which will give you shivers. Also Scorpions here at this teamed up with Tarja (ex-Nightwish), and she is delivering amazing background vocals. This song features tempo changes from slow to a bit faster and then it drops down again. Amazing band performance and it will be to play this one live. Finally pay attention at the chorus, Klaus is making the song very moving!

"No Limit": This one is the heaviest song of the album. It is as heavy as "321" and "The Cross" found on the previous album (Humanity: Hour I). This one will make you head-bang and it is the best song to get a speeding ticket. Great drumming, matching the guitars amazing guitar solos. Simply this is the definition of "Scorpions".

"Rock Zone" and "Spirit of Rock": Well the titles are doing the talking here. We are taking about rock songs that got raised from the 80's and they both sound fresh as well.

"Lorelei": The first ballad of the album. It features the mixture of classic and electric guitars. This song stands up to songs like "Still Loving You", "When You Came To My Life" and "When The Smoke Is Gone" and it is as good. This one has the typical Scorpions love lyrics. Great song and once again this is the definition of Scorpions ballads.

"Turn You On": Back to the rock anthems, get ready for some air guitar again. This song will make you grab the album "Blackout" and it after this song is done. It is impossible to pick a specific great part. All the musicians are playing their shocks off.

"Sly": The second ballad of the album. This one is very close to the "Still Loving You" song, and it features the same ups and downs as "Still Loving You". Yet again here we have another great ballad. Klaus is making the song very emotional with his voice. This also features love lyrics. Great stuff!

"The Best Is Yet To Come": What a way to close a great rock album. Another ballad done amazingly , Scorpions way! This will become their new ballad anthem when they perform live.
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Sting In The Tail
Sting In The Tail
Price: £7.00

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a way to finish your career, 15 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: Sting In The Tail (Audio CD)
What a way to finish your career. Scorpions really they have to reconsider their decision because here we have a great rock masterpiece. I am sure this album will become a Gold album, no questions asked.
This album features the amazing 80's rock vide and it boroughs a few heavy elements from their previous album (Humanity: Hour I). Anyway here is the album in more detail:

"Raised On Rock": A great catchy rock song and a great opener of this album. For this song Scorpions brought back the sound of the 80's that every one of us loves. Great vocal performances and also check out the guitar solo, it will make you do air guitar. Once this song finishes you will be singing the chorus all day long.

"Sting In The Tail": The title song of the album. Another great rock anthem, with this song you will be "what a blast from the past". An amazing guitar riff opener and the vocals are at a higher pitch when compared to normal Scorpions standard. The bass guitar is one with the drums. This one will make you sing all the time "Hey, hey the sting in the tail".

"Slave Me": This song is slightly heavier that the two previous. It features great lyrics, such as: "When I die I'll go to Heaven, If life is living Hell". Great Scorpions type chorus. This is not as catchy as the other two, but it is still great. This one features the elements of the 80's and the 00's rock. Great combination of the two elements and Scorpions managed to produce a great song.

"The Good Die Young": Here Klaus used throughout the song his dark voice which will give you shivers. Also Scorpions here at this teamed up with Tarja (ex-Nightwish), and she is delivering amazing background vocals. This song features tempo changes from slow to a bit faster and then it drops down again. Amazing band performance and it will be to play this one live. Finally pay attention at the chorus, Klaus is making the song very moving!

"No Limit": This one is the heaviest song of the album. It is as heavy as "321" and "The Cross" found on the previous album (Humanity: Hour I). This one will make you head-bang and it is the best song to get a speeding ticket. Great drumming, matching the guitars amazing guitar solos. Simply this is the definition of "Scorpions".

"Rock Zone" and "Spirit of Rock": Well the titles are doing the talking here. We are taking about rock songs that got raised from the 80's and they both sound fresh as well.

"Lorelei": The first ballad of the album. It features the mixture of classic and electric guitars. This song stands up to songs like "Still Loving You", "When You Came To My Life" and "When The Smoke Is Gone" and it is as good. This one has the typical Scorpions love lyrics. Great song and once again this is the definition of Scorpions ballads.

"Turn You On": Back to the rock anthems, get ready for some air guitar again. This song will make you grab the album "Blackout" and it after this song is done. It is impossible to pick a specific great part. All the musicians are playing their shocks off.

"Sly": The second ballad of the album. This one is very close to the "Still Loving You" song, and it features the same ups and downs as "Still Loving You". Yet again here we have another great ballad. Klaus is making the song very emotional with his voice. This also features love lyrics. Great stuff!

"The Best Is Yet To Come": What a way to close a great rock album. Another ballad done amazingly , Scorpions way! This will become their new ballad anthem when they perform live.
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Aealo (Cd + Dvd)
Aealo (Cd + Dvd)
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £12.96

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New fans will love it... Old fans will Not!, 23 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: Aealo (Cd + Dvd) (Audio CD)
3 years gone by since the last album Rotting Christ released (Theogonia). Theogonia was a great album for Rotting Christ as they achieved great success out of it. Here we have their new work called AEALO (Latin language, which means rage, hatred etc...).

Here we are dealing with the heaviest and the fasted Rotting Christ album up to date and I was extremely happy to listen to their new work as I am a die-hard fan from the early career.

Musically AEALO stays in the same direction as the previous album and also it boroughs different musical ideas from the songs used in the movie "300". This album fells like it is a direct copy and paste of Theogonia with minor chances here and there. Notice "Noctis Era" is nearly the same as "Enuma Elish" (from Theogonia). Finally a lot of songs are filled up with a lot of effects; vocals and guitars audio lines which confuse the listener and the songs become boring.

Songs that stand out are "Aealo", "Noctis Ear" and "Fire Death And Fear". As a die hard fan I am unhappy of this Rotting Christ album, as for new fans that loved Theogonia will love this album.
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Ironbound [VINYL]
Ironbound [VINYL]
Price: £29.13

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non stop head banging!!!!!, 18 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Ironbound [VINYL] (Vinyl)
In the year of 2009 and 2010 (so far) we had some thrash releases like "Endgame" (by Megadeth), "World Painted Blood" (by Slayer) and "Hordes Of Chaos" (by Kreator), but nothing is better than "Ironbound" by Overkill.
This album is filled up with the 80's thrash sound and a bit with more current sounds. Personally I believe that this is the best album Overkill has ever recorded. From start till finish you get 100% of thrash melodies and some lower tempo music here and there.

The album starts off with "The Green And Black": The song has a nice bass intro with a nice guitar riff. Before you know it you have a thrash song in you face and you head banging non stop until it finishes. The song features a number of "changes" and keeps the listener interested until the end.

"Ironbound": Here we have the title song. This one is filled up with the 80's thrash sound. CAUSION don't listen to it while you are driving, probably you will get a speed ticket.

"Bring Me The Night": This is the official video clip of the album, so most of you will know what this song features. This song is once again full on thrash song featuring fast signing and screaming by Bobby. We also have fast drumming and great guitar riffs and solos. 100% 80's thrash sound!

"The Goal Is Your Soul" and "The Head And Heart": Great titles. All the metal songs should have titles like these ones. Here we are dealing with the dark side of Overkill without loosing its thrash sounds.

"Give A Little": Nice thrash song with second/ back-up vocals on the chorus. Although a lot of people might get tired of this song as it follows the same structure throughout (for example the same drum beat).

"Endless War": This was the first song I heard of this album and within its first seconds it just blew me away. Nice intro that chances it to a proper thrash song. It features great guitars, an awesome bass tune, great vocals and just perfect drumming. NOTE: check out the scream at the end "Endlesssssssss Warrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"

"In Vain": What we have here? Another thrash anthem as fast as the title song which will bang your head again and again until your neck is sore. This can we a great concert song! "Start living/ Start dying/ Start Paying/ Start Flying"

"Killing For A Living": Once again we have a great thrash song here. Bobby is using a great vocal effect and then it goes to his normal great voice. This can be once again a great concert song for the chorus "Live to kill, Kill to live, Killing for a living, Living just to kill". Ok I have to say the chorus is similar to "Aces High" (Fly to live, Live to fly, Aces High). But either way this song is amazing!

"The SRC": What a way to finish the great album. This song finishes you will press repeat once again.

I have to say this is a great album and I think that Overkill might have just resurrected the Thrash metal scene. If you love thrash metal then this is your album.


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