Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Prime Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Profile for J. Kasioptas > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by J. Kasioptas
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,198,465
Helpful Votes: 73

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
J. Kasioptas "Schuldiner" (UK)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Ironbound
Ironbound
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non stop head banging!!!!!, 18 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Ironbound (Audio CD)
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.


Ironbound (Ltd. Digi)
Ironbound (Ltd. Digi)
Price: £15.31

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non stop head banging!!!!!, 18 Feb. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Ironbound (Ltd. Digi) (Audio CD)
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.


Eternal Domination
Eternal Domination

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like SLAYER, ... then you will love THIS !!!!!, 28 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Eternal Domination (Audio CD)
Finally Greek attack from the Greek Thrashers! Here we have the first Suicidal Angels fully album release. If you love Slayer you will love this album too. We are talking about 38 minutes of pure head-banging.

The band seems that has worked better and closure together from their previous work (Armies of Hell). This album has got 7 new songs and 4 old being re-recorded, also have to mention that this album lasts longer that Slayer's-Reign In Blood.
The songs are moved towards the same direction as Suicidal Angels previous work, and some parts have a higher speed tempo.
All the new songs including the "old" ones are really enjoyable - fast and thrash metal. Nick's voice is amazing better than before (still with his weird voice). Also all the singing is fast singing. The Drumming from Orfeas is really cool, double bass drumming (sometimes seems like Lombardo is at his position). You can also hear the bass, a-bit strange for a thrash metal band.
Once the album finishes you will be tempted to press play again. All songs are at the same tone and you can recognize at which song you are each time. It does worth to have this album at your collection and lets hope that the next release will be equal or better that this one.


Sanctify The Darkness
Sanctify The Darkness

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like SLAYER, ... then you will love THIS !!!!!, 28 Jan. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Sanctify The Darkness (Audio CD)
Suicidal Angels return once again with their second full length album "Sanctify The Darkness".

This album is charged up with anger, nasty guitar riffs, solos and fast drumming by Orfeas. In other words here we have a thrash metal masterpiece. Need to bring to your attention that Nick is delivering amazing vocal performance, as he is singing with clear voice but once again be puts a lot of anger and sings fast.

The album opens up with "Bloodthirsty", this song features a nice intro and then it explodes in your face with a fast thrash metal tempo and the headbang begins here. The headbang will stop once the album finishes, that is 38 minutes later and you will tempted to press play again.
This album features instant classics like "...Lies", "Apokathilosis" and "Bloodthirsty". I believe that "Apokathilosis" will be a great sing along song during live performances at the chorus "Deny, Defy, Destroy, Attack!".

Suicidal Angels hits the road in the New Year (2010) supporting Kataklysm throughout Europe. If you are a thrash metal fan this album requires to be in your collection at it "lives" up to the expectations of Slayer, Kreator and Sodom.


Outloud
Outloud

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greek rock for you all !!!!, 28 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Outloud (Audio CD)
My friends Jason Mercury (bass) and Tony Kash (guitar), teamed up with Bob Kastionis (Firewind, Nightfall), Mark Cross (Firewind, Ex-Helloween) and vocalist Chandler Mogel and released this amazing Rock/Melodic Metal album.

This album will sound amazing on your CD player and perhaps this is the best Rock- Melodic Metal album released in 2009 so far.

Outloud manages to bring back the sound, the feeling and the vide of the 80's through 11 shining tracks. All the tracks are guitar driven, with amazing guitar solos and a great vocal range given by Chandler. Need to mention that the production of the album is very good which allows all the listeners to listen to every single detail.
The songs that stand out are: We Run (which a video has been made), Tonight, Outloud and the ballad Lovesigh.

Hope you enjoy this album as much as I have. You can check out the bands MySpace webpage to get a taste of their music before purchasing this album.


To The Metal
To The Metal

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack of new ideas ..., 25 Jan. 2010
This review is from: To The Metal (Audio CD)
Gamma Ray is back with their new studio album called "To The Metal". It features 10 Power Metal songs and two of them are Mid Tempo to Ballad kind of songs.

The album opens up with the "Rise" the intro will remind you of "Clansman" (the Iron Maiden song written in the Virtual XI album) while the chorus will take you back to that of "From The Ashes" found in the previous Gamma Ray album ("Land Of The Free - Part II"). If you ignore those two "elements" this song can be defined as a typical Gamma Ray power metal song.

The second song is called "Deadlands" the title sounds really promising. The keyboard intro is similar to those of "Waiting Counting" of Lake Of Tears and the guitar riff is the same to that of "Beyond This Life" of Dream Theater. Once again if you ignore those "elements" you have a good power metal song with very good guitar solos.

The third song is "Mother Angel" a song that Kai wrote for his mother that passed away last year. This is one of the mid-tempo/ ballad songs of the album. Kai Hansen makes his emotional voice and makes the song worthy. The guitar solos are outstanding as always and song tempo chances from that point forwards.

"No Need To Cry" the second mid-tempo song written by Dirk for his father that also passed away. This song is really emotional because Kai Hansen sings his heart out and also the lyrics are 100% suitable. The let down point of this song is when the classical guitar.

"Empathy" this is a typical Gamma Ray song. There is no need to go into a lot of details. Not too fast and not too slow song. This is what Gamma Ray do best.

"To The Metal" well here we has a direct copy from the "Metal Gods" song written by Judas Priest.

"All You Need To Know" a good power metal song and we have guess vocals by the amazing Michael Kiske. The let down if this song is the chorus which is similar to the "One With The World" by Gamma Ray (at the Sign No More album).

"Time To Live" "Shine Forever" and "Chasing Shadows" are typical Gamma Ray songs. Will make you headbang but once again are similar with a lot of other Gamma Ray songs. Need to bring to your attention that keyboard solo to "Chasing Shadows" is extremely similar to the Stratovarius solos.

As overall we have a quite poor Gamma Ray album that seems to me that there is lack of original ideas. As a die hard fan I am really disappointed with this release.


To The Metal
To The Metal
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £6.19

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack of new ideas ..., 25 Jan. 2010
This review is from: To The Metal (Audio CD)
Gamma Ray is back with their new studio album called "To The Metal". It features 10 Power Metal songs and two of them are Mid Tempo to Ballad kind of songs.

The album opens up with the "Rise" the intro will remind you of "Clansman" (the Iron Maiden song written in the Virtual XI album) while the chorus will take you back to that of "From The Ashes" found in the previous Gamma Ray album ("Land Of The Free - Part II"). If you ignore those two "elements" this song can be defined as a typical Gamma Ray power metal song.

The second song is called "Deadlands" the title sounds really promising. The keyboard intro is similar to those of "Waiting Counting" of Lake Of Tears and the guitar riff is the same to that of "Beyond This Life" of Dream Theater. Once again if you ignore those "elements" you have a good power metal song with very good guitar solos.

The third song is "Mother Angel" a song that Kai wrote for his mother that passed away last year. This is one of the mid-tempo/ ballad songs of the album. Kai Hansen makes his emotional voice and makes the song worthy. The guitar solos are outstanding as always and song tempo chances from that point forwards.

"No Need To Cry" the second mid-tempo song written by Dirk for his father that also passed away. This song is really emotional because Kai Hansen sings his heart out and also the lyrics are 100% suitable. The let down point of this song is when the classical guitar.

"Empathy" this is a typical Gamma Ray song. There is no need to go into a lot of details. Not too fast and not too slow song. This is what Gamma Ray do best.

"To The Metal" well here we has a direct copy from the "Metal Gods" song written by Judas Priest.

"All You Need To Know" a good power metal song and we have guess vocals by the amazing Michael Kiske. The let down if this song is the chorus which is similar to the "One With The World" by Gamma Ray (at the Sign No More album).

"Time To Live" "Shine Forever" and "Chasing Shadows" are typical Gamma Ray songs. Will make you headbang but once again are similar with a lot of other Gamma Ray songs. Need to bring to your attention that keyboard solo to "Chasing Shadows" is extremely similar to the Stratovarius solos.

As overall we have a quite poor Gamma Ray album that seems to me that there is lack of original ideas. As a die hard fan I am really disappointed with this release.


To The Metal [VINYL]
To The Metal [VINYL]

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack of new ideas ..., 25 Jan. 2010
This review is from: To The Metal [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Gamma Ray is back with their new studio album called "To The Metal". It features 10 Power Metal songs and two of them are Mid Tempo to Ballad kind of songs.

The album opens up with the "Rise" the intro will remind you of "Clansman" (the Iron Maiden song written in the Virtual XI album) while the chorus will take you back to that of "From The Ashes" found in the previous Gamma Ray album ("Land Of The Free - Part II"). If you ignore those two "elements" this song can be defined as a typical Gamma Ray power metal song.

The second song is called "Deadlands" the title sounds really promising. The keyboard intro is similar to those of "Waiting Counting" of Lake Of Tears and the guitar riff is the same to that of "Beyond This Life" of Dream Theater. Once again if you ignore those "elements" you have a good power metal song with very good guitar solos.

The third song is "Mother Angel" a song that Kai wrote for his mother that passed away last year. This is one of the mid-tempo/ ballad songs of the album. Kai Hansen makes his emotional voice and makes the song worthy. The guitar solos are outstanding as always and song tempo chances from that point forwards.

"No Need To Cry" the second mid-tempo song written by Dirk for his father that also passed away. This song is really emotional because Kai Hansen sings his heart out and also the lyrics are 100% suitable. The let down point of this song is when the classical guitar.

"Empathy" this is a typical Gamma Ray song. There is no need to go into a lot of details. Not too fast and not too slow song. This is what Gamma Ray do best.

"To The Metal" well here we has a direct copy from the "Metal Gods" song written by Judas Priest.

"All You Need To Know" a good power metal song and we have guess vocals by the amazing Michael Kiske. The let down if this song is the chorus which is similar to the "One With The World" by Gamma Ray (at the Sign No More album).

"Time To Live" "Shine Forever" and "Chasing Shadows" are typical Gamma Ray songs. Will make you headbang but once again are similar with a lot of other Gamma Ray songs. Need to bring to your attention that keyboard solo to "Chasing Shadows" is extremely similar to the Stratovarius solos.

As overall we have a quite poor Gamma Ray album that seems to me that there is lack of original ideas. As a die hard fan I am really disappointed with this release.


To The Metal
To The Metal
Price: £10.95

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack of new ideas ..., 25 Jan. 2010
This review is from: To The Metal (Audio CD)
Gamma Ray is back with their new studio album called "To The Metal". It features 10 Power Metal songs and two of them are Mid Tempo to Ballad kind of songs.

The album opens up with the "Rise" the intro will remind you of "Clansman" (the Iron Maiden song written in the Virtual XI album) while the chorus will take you back to that of "From The Ashes" found in the previous Gamma Ray album ("Land Of The Free - Part II"). If you ignore those two "elements" this song can be defined as a typical Gamma Ray power metal song.

The second song is called "Deadlands" the title sounds really promising. The keyboard intro is similar to those of "Waiting Counting" of Lake Of Tears and the guitar riff is the same to that of "Beyond This Life" of Dream Theater. Once again if you ignore those "elements" you have a good power metal song with very good guitar solos.

The third song is "Mother Angel" a song that Kai wrote for his mother that passed away last year. This is one of the mid-tempo/ ballad songs of the album. Kai Hansen makes his emotional voice and makes the song worthy. The guitar solos are outstanding as always and song tempo chances from that point forwards.

"No Need To Cry" the second mid-tempo song written by Dirk for his father that also passed away. This song is really emotional because Kai Hansen sings his heart out and also the lyrics are 100% suitable. The let down point of this song is when the classical guitar.

"Empathy" this is a typical Gamma Ray song. There is no need to go into a lot of details. Not too fast and not too slow song. This is what Gamma Ray do best.

"To The Metal" well here we has a direct copy from the "Metal Gods" song written by Judas Priest.

"All You Need To Know" a good power metal song and we have guess vocals by the amazing Michael Kiske. The let down if this song is the chorus which is similar to the "One With The World" by Gamma Ray (at the Sign No More album).

"Time To Live" "Shine Forever" and "Chasing Shadows" are typical Gamma Ray songs. Will make you headbang but once again are similar with a lot of other Gamma Ray songs. Need to bring to your attention that keyboard solo to "Chasing Shadows" is extremely similar to the Stratovarius solos.

As overall we have a quite poor Gamma Ray album that seems to me that there is lack of original ideas. As a die hard fan I am really disappointed with this release.


Page: 1 | 2