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Bones - Season 1 [DVD]
Bones - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emily Deschanel
Price: 11.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Great show, 7 July 2013
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This review is from: Bones - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Bones is a terrific show that blends comedy into a procedural cop show. The interplay between characters is fantastic and the plots are usually of a high standard. Anyone who likes CSI would like this but there is more humour to break away from the murders.


WCW - Mayhem (N64)
WCW - Mayhem (N64)

1.0 out of 5 stars After playing wcw/nwo revenge I thought that this new game might be an improvement but..., 22 Jun 2013
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This review is from: WCW - Mayhem (N64) (Video Game)
it isn't, sure the addition of the backstage brawling areas was a good idea but the wrestlers are sluggish to control, the controls themselves are not that responisive. Compared to the previous game wcw/nwo revenge this is a lesser game where the wrestling itself was right in your face in this it doesn't seem to get close to the action. The background looks worse, in revenge the crowd actually looked like a crowd in this they look curiously flat with no real detail.

Awful game!!!!

This is the game that first started me on my hatred of EA.


Monotheist
Monotheist

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 2 Jun 2006
This review is from: Monotheist (Audio CD)
This is an amazing album, I knew not to expect another into the pandemonium 2 but little else except that ground kept changing from the original version but the final version is proabably the best other than that had heard nothing else nor wanted to, I really needed to listen to this album whole instead of bits and pieces and it was worth it, this album sounds different to all the previous albums but of course there was always going to be female singers and some orchestration.

This album is both powerful and groovy with some of the heaviest riffs I have ever heard as well as faster thrasier riffs. At times monotheist remind me of the sisters of mercy and bauhaus (but with huge f&*(&^g monstorous riffs) as well as the worst nightmare you ever had. Monotheist isn't grey it's pitch black.

Tom's voice is even more powerful than usual favouring deeper harsher vocals than his previous death like growls also changing his vocal style to breathless chants or laid back throaty vocals as well as the electronically altered screams of totengott the first part of triptych before synagoga satanae (witch references the sound of triumph of death from hellhammer)

This is a varied album none of the songs sound like any of the others although drown in ashes and obscured are commercial without selling out their heaviness . All the songs on the album work together that is there is nothing there that shouldn't be there.

The best album they have ever made(it may not be as out there as into the pandemonium but songwise the quality is a million times better) This is a band that know exactly what they are doing and doing it with great style.

Long live Celtic Frost.


1 Cure Fits All
1 Cure Fits All
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: 3.81

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good un, 25 April 2006
This review is from: 1 Cure Fits All (Audio CD)
Wanted to listen to this record but didn't want to, therapy?s two previous albums where nothing short of fantastic and I din't want to hear then die again thankfully this isn't the case.

Sprung sets a high standard which is kept to or in the case of unconsoled(therapy? ballad, great song though), rain hits concrete(the future is relentlessly bleak) and fear of god complete brilliance.

Although high anxiety and never apologise, never explain are better albums(though not by much) one cure fits all is still up there with the best.

One cure fits all is a lot more laid back album than the hardcore buzzsaw of nane but it rocks big time.


Never Apologise Never Explain
Never Apologise Never Explain
Price: 8.02

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Apologise Never Explain, 24 Mar 2006
Gone are the radio friendly bits (apart from long distance)from high anxiety instead we get sheer brutality and completely insane riffs this album is akin to have your head caved in from a sledge hammer but done with the usual therapy? panache and style(or maybe lask there of).
Therapy? show all those thrash metal bands how to rock but with a smile on their faces rather than those grim faces we usually get.
NA,NE is an absolutely fantasic album all killer no filler I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an album this much(apart from the last therapy album) they just keep getting better this album is more hardcore than any other therapy? album and I for one can't wait until the next(but hey I never can)


Vanity/Nemesis
Vanity/Nemesis

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Celtic Frost rockkkkkkkkkkkkkk, 3 Mar 2006
This review is from: Vanity/Nemesis (Audio CD)
A vast improvement on cold lake(not too hard) this album sees the mighty frost return to their thrash roots although not as heavy as previous offering that doesn't really matter when you consider the sheer quality, musically, that this album shows.
This collection of heavy commercial thrash; hinted at in previous songs (morbid tales, (beyond the)north winds, I won't dance(the elders orient)) comes to the fore rather than the brutal noise that they where famous for. Not to forget their experimental vision as this album is another experiment and that is probabaly what they do best. Rather stick with the same sound that a lot of bands do they lead rather than follow and I for one am willing to follow where their music leads me.
Buy this album it really is very good.


St. Anger
St. Anger
Offered by Mattpuss
Price: 8.73

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic, 27 Feb 2006
This review is from: St. Anger (Audio CD)
Don't listen to the people who have slated this album they don't know what they are talking about this is a great album.
It is the only album the band could have made and anybody who doesn't see this are not true metallica fans (and probably only pretending to be cuz they are popular), it is the result of the mightly 'tallica boyz realising that their last few albums had been far tooooo overproduced and overblown.
The whole point is that this is 'tallica stripped down bare and raw and is without a doubt one of their best I find it an absolute joy to listen to.
I would have given this five stars but the annoying drums merited losing a star.
All the songs are either very good or great (all within my hands, shot me again, some kind of monster)
The album is both very commerical yet completely uncommerical (no guitar solo's) and that is where the albums power lies I mean the only other band that can sound commerical whilst being completley uncommerical is the mighty celtic frost(I can't wait to hear monotheist)
Once more don't listen to the nay sayers this album is absolutely fantastic.


Sound Elixir
Sound Elixir

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic, 27 Feb 2006
This review is from: Sound Elixir (Audio CD)
Nothing to add except to say that this was not Billy 'Cigarette smoking' Rankin's first album he first played on (along with John Locke) 'snaz and 2xs


Rampant
Rampant

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars magic, 27 Feb 2006
This review is from: Rampant (Audio CD)
agree with pikie1977 but this is album is one of their best because of that experimentation and diversity it should also be noted that guns n roses ripped of part of the guitar solo from patience of sunshine and that the intro to shanghai'd in shanghai sounds a lot like David Lee Roths yankee rose, actually guns n roses are what nazareth would have sounded like if they had came from America ;-)


Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls III (Xbox)
Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls III (Xbox)

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elder scrolls 3:morrowind, 24 Dec 2005
The best game in the world until oblivion.
Morrowind is the only rpg you want to play at the moment. Why?
The answer is simple it's huge and fiendishly addictive there is no other game that come's close to it, you don't play this game you live it.
For the first couple of hours you are lost, there is so much to the game you won't know what to do so it's best if you follow your orders and meet with the head of the imperial blades from then the game opens up and you are free to do what you want.
YOU ARE FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT
How many other games are like this? To a lesser extent the previous games but no other game is as large as this.
Imagine YOU ARE FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT
Just think of the possibilities.
If you are an rpg fan then you need this game, let me repeat YOU NEED THIS GAME
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