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BOSS DS1 DISTORTION Electric guitar effects Distortion - overdrive - fuzz...
BOSS DS1 DISTORTION Electric guitar effects Distortion - overdrive - fuzz...
Offered by Strings Direct
Price: £39.00

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most amazing distortion pedal EVER!!!, 18 May 2008
this pedal has been around for a while now and it still is probably THE best distortion pedal EVER!!! you can get just about any sound out of it. From a nice warm, soft bluesy sound to a 100% pure metal sound. If you do some research on this product, you will find that Joe Satriani (8th greatest guitarist ever on the official list) uses this pedal
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Blaze Bayley - Alive In Poland [DVD]
Blaze Bayley - Alive In Poland [DVD]
Dvd ~ Blaze Bayley
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most powerful live performances EVER!, 6 April 2008
WOW!!! The power on every song is unreal. Everything from Blaze Bayley's career is on here. Wolfsbane (Tough As Steel), Iron Maiden (Virus, Futureal, Look For The Truth and When Two Worlds Collide) and of course Blaze itself. Great performances from Blaze Bayley himself who sings his heart out and puts in possibly his greatest performance ever along with the insane bassist David Bermudez. Unfortunately the drummer Rico Banderra (Who is only 18!) absolutely wrecks everything. He did ok at the start but it went downhill VERY quickly for him after that. Nick Bermudez and Rich Newport the 2 guitarists work together very well. Very few faults from either except for a mess up during Silicon Messiah by Rich (Which we get to see on camera!)

The Height of Callousness
The Height of Callousness
Offered by trec002
Price: £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An unbiased review, 23 Mar. 2008
I've read the reviews made by everyone else and I agree with parts from both sides. This is one of those albums you either love or hate (Just look at the other reviews) A fairly good album but it does need some better stuff on it. The vocals from Jonny Santos are very strong with some screaming and some melodic singing. Loaded with emotion and energy

Asthmatic: Amazing album opener. Strong and straight to the point. Nice and aggressive in the verses, relaxing and emotional in the chorus. 9/10

The Height of Callousness: Another good song but not as good as the first one. Quite fast at the start, then slows down big time, then speeds up. All that in the first 30 seconds which makes people not like it although I like it 7.5/10

Synthetic: WOW!!! Nice screaming in the chorus and emotional melodic singing in the verses. The bridge is a really good build up and a very impressive roar from Santos 9/10

New Disease: Great song with it all being melodic singing. The guitars are very powerful and energetic 9/10

(Can't Be) Fixed: This is where the album goes a bit downhill. After this song the rest are easily forgetable. This was a song with amazing potential. Great guitars, powerful hard hitting drums and emotional vocals. The only problem with this is that Santos sings "I can't be fixed" too many times which spoils the song 7/10

The rest of this album is quite powerful but it's lacking what these first 5 songs have. Which is a special ingrediant which makes it more memorable. The rest of the songs are immedieately forgotten. On this version of The Height of Callousness you get 2 extra songs (The Height of Callousness and Synthetic) which are re-mixed by somebody. Force Fed Integrity and Punctured Lung. Personally I don't like them but but maybe you might

Who Am I? [DVD] [1999]
Who Am I? [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Jackie Chan
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £9.90

3.0 out of 5 stars Some poor acting but still good, 22 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Who Am I? [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
Jackie Chan again makes us laugh and makes us wow at his brilliance. That would make this 5 stars. But unfortunately the acting by some of the others is terrible. But it's still worth watching, especially, like most of you have already said, the fight on the roof at the end and the fight with the clogs. CLASSIC. This film is worth buying

The History of Iron Maiden Part 1 - The Early Days [DVD] [2004]
The History of Iron Maiden Part 1 - The Early Days [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Iron Maiden
Price: £12.67

5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Biography Of All Time!!!, 19 Jan. 2008
This biography has everything from before Iron Maiden formed up to when they headlined a festival in Germany on their World Peace Tour (Piece Of Mind album, 1984) This DVD includes: A 90 minute biography including current and former members of Iron Maiden, roadies, fans, journolists and more. The most informative biography ever made, telling every detail from when Steve first picked up a Bass guitar up until 1984. Also included is some of the shows from The Early Days. A home recording of Iron Maiden at the Ruskin Arms 1980, a couple of days after their debut album was released. Live At The Rainbow 1982, during Iron Maiden's worldwide tour after Killers was released. Beast Over Hammersmith. Iron Maiden's first live recording with Bruce Dickinson. Filmed after Number Of the Beast was released. 1984 Germany, Iron Maiden after Piece Of Mind was released. there are loads more features which will keep you entertained from possibly THE greatest rock band of all time. This DVD captures some of the bands best and most energetic performances EVER!!!!! A MUST BUY!!!!

History of Fear [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
History of Fear [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why did I buy this??????, 26 Aug. 2007
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I'm a huge Iron Maiden fan and I know loads about them. Tell me the name of an album and I'll tell you where it peaked in the charts and an interesting fact about it. I know who has been in Iron Maiden since they started. I bought this in hope to learn even more. There are good and bad points to this just like everything but the points are mainly bad ones.
The Good: They interview lots of different people which include: an early maiden fan, former iron maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno, a magazine writer who knew maiden since they recorded the legendary soundhouse tapes and former iron maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton
The Bad: No Iron Maiden music was allowed legaly for this DVD, really bad camera work, sometimes the people being interviewed speak so you can't understand what they are saying and to make that worse while they are being interviewed you can hear music in the background so you struggle to hear tyhem speaking. It's really bad when Steve Harris is speaking
In conclusion I wouldn't buy this DVD. don't even think about it. it's a waste of money

The X-Factor
The X-Factor
Price: £5.49

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. This is tied at first place of my favorite Iron Maiden albums, 16 Aug. 2007
This review is from: The X-Factor (Audio CD)
In 1993 Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden to focus on a band he had founded called The Skunkworks. Iron Maiden inerviewed hundreds of thousands of singers both famous and unknown. They finally picked ex-Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley (Real name Bayley Cook) Things for both Iron Maiden and Blaze Bayley were not going to be easy. Rock was dead and Blaze wasn't given a chance by many fans. Steve Harris' father had died and his wife had left him by this time.
Sign Of The Cross: The intro isn't really Iron Maiden. The intro is monks chanting of something like that. This song is really good after that. Sign Of The Cross tells you exactly what this album is going to be like. Dark. Starts of slow the explodes in an amazing combination of power and energy and emotion. 7.5/10
Lord Of The Flies: Nothing wrong with ths song. Starts and ends very heavy and loud. Based on the book Lord Of The Flies 9/10
Man On The Edge: Written by Janick Gers and Blaze Bayley. This is the fastest song on the album. lyrics based on the film Falling Down. This piece has made it onto the best of albums and that says it all. 9/10
Fortunes Of War: A very dark song about the mental pain and the nightmares of a soldier who has returned home from war. This starts of very quiet and slow for about 2 mins and then bursts into energy, then slows down, the speeds up and blows you away with amazing riffs and mind blowing vocals 10/10
Look For The Truth: This is another mind blowing piece with fantastic vocals and great riffs 7.5/10
The Aftermath: A great pice starting off slow and after about 30 seconds the mega guitar work of Dave and Janick burst in followed by the emotion of Blaze. "After The War. What Does a soldier become?" 8/10
Judgement Of Heaven: An acoustic intro and great riffs and crushing vocals. Another classic 8/10
Blood On The Worlds Hands: The most amazing bass intro ever done is right here on this piece. If you watch it live on youtube or something watch Steve's right hand. 9.5/10
The Edge Of Darkness: Based On The film Apocalypes Now. Very very dark and slow intro lasting for 2 minutes. This song really grows on you. Give this one a chance. Vocals couldn't of been any better. 8.5/10
2AM: The slowest track on the album. Because of how slow it is it's my least favorite on the album. I prefer the faster ones but this is still definately a classic. Amazing riffs, mind blowing vocals and an easy 8/10
The Unbeliever: This song ends a great album and is a great choice for the final track because it really sticks in your head with it's memerable riffs, classic lyrics and fantastic vocals 8/10
Overall this album really is an instant classic. Give it a chance and you will like it. The thing I like about this album is that Iron Maiden were really pushing hard and Blaze was making his voice go higher than he ever did and this let down the Virtual XI album a bit because Blaze was lazy and kept in his low vocal range which he was known for

Virtual XI
Virtual XI
Price: £5.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album with a few flaws. One to buy if it's going cheap, 16 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Virtual XI (Audio CD)
I have got both of the albums which Blaze Bayley did with Iron Maiden and they both are brilliant. The X Factor is tied at first with the self titled album. With heavy metal dead and many Alternative bands coming out Virtual XI wasn't going to be able to chart very high because Rock/Metal wasn't the fashion.
Futureal: WOW!!!!! An amazing album opener with an amazing solo, crunching riff and great vocals 9/10
The Angel And The Gambler: errrrrrrm not to good I'm afraid. At one point in the song Blaze Bayley sings "Don't You Think I'm a saviour, Don't you think I could save you, Don't you think I could save your life" 25 TIMES IN A ROW!!! The music video of this is about 4 minutes long and much better 6/10
Lightning Strikes Twice: Amazing piece. Very soft and slow intro then it explodes into extreme power and energy and a awesome solo to top all that off 8/10
Clansman: Played at the famous Rock In Rio and that says how good it is. It starts of very slow using an acoustic bass then builds up in speed and noise and then after extreme power coming out of your seakers you get another amazing solo which really blows you away 9/10
When Two Worlds Collide: A slow and quiet intro then it blasts out fantastic riffs and a good half a solo. The second half of the solo sounds dangerously close to part of the solo from Clansman. Vocals could have been better. This piece lets down the album a bit 7/10
The Educated Fool: Another piece like the Clansman. Long, starts off slow, amazing solo. Nothing wrong with this piece at all. Vocals couldn't of been better. Blaze really did his job on this piece. Very catchy chorus 9/10
Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger: This piece kinda drags on a bit. It's a good listen but it drags on. This piece along with The Angel And The Gambler really shows what really lets down this album. They repeat the same words over and over again. Basically the lyrics to this song is Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger, Don't Look Through The Eyes Of A Fool with a few other bits aswell. The repitition really lets down this piece. If there was not as much repeating it would be a great piece. 6/10
Como Estais Amigos: This is an average piece. This is the only song which Janick Gers helped with. Janick Gers and Blaze Bayley wrote the classic Man On The Edge so you would think this would be good. Wrong. It's not bad, but it's not very good. There's nothing wrong with it apart from the fact it drags on a bit and you really want the song to end 6.5/10
In conclusion I think this album would be amazing if they spent more time on it and cut out the repititions

Break Your Silence
Break Your Silence

3.0 out of 5 stars Some good and some bad tracks. All together though a good first album, 8 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Break Your Silence (Audio CD)
Some tracks on this are really great such as Soul Creation whch is easily 10/10 for any rock fan
Ugly which is either 9 or 10/10, Break Your Silence and Tomorrow. Some of the tracks are fairly average such as Daddy which is abut 6 or 7 out or 10. The rest are about 5/10 except Lush which is very poor and I'd give it a 3 or 4/10
Altogether though this is an all round good album and I would recommend buying it
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Techniques Of A Champion [2004] [DVD]
Techniques Of A Champion [2004] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Mcgrath

4.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn how to ride with awesome technique buy this, 7 Oct. 2006
If you want to improve your technique this is for you. This teaches you the basics such as how to set up your bike to how to do harder things like Ruts and training exercises. I am a rider and I found this DVD helpful because before I struggled through ruts but now I can do them easily.

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