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Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
Price: 9.53

5.0 out of 5 stars One band that has got better with age, 1 Sep 2008
So furious, so intense. This album sounds more inspired and more fresh than just about anything they've ever made. It's hard to believe listening to this that this band has been around for nearly 30 years, and has put out 12 previous studio albums. The album kicks off with one of the most blistering and uplifting metal songs you will ever hear 'This Tribal Antidote' and pretty much just gets better right the way through until the last track. Personal favorites: This Tribal Antidote, Implosion, Gratitude.


Integral Courier 4GB USB 2.0 Pen Drive
Integral Courier 4GB USB 2.0 Pen Drive
Price: 7.63

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy from this brand, 17 Aug 2008
I brought one of these about 8 months ago, and it completely stopped working after just 4. A few other people i know have had problems with Integral, they seem to be a pretty cheap and nasty make to me to be honest. Absolutely don't buy this, get a Kingston or a SanDisk.


Lost Dogs
Lost Dogs
Price: 9.86

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One great song, and that's it, 13 Feb 2008
This review is from: Lost Dogs (Audio CD)
One great song in Yellow Ledbetter on this album, and nothing else. You can see clearly why the rest of the songs remained as bsides, they're completely forgettable and uninspired. that's all there is to say really


Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Airbag/How Am I Driving?
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Price: 6.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Right up there, 26 Jan 2008
Only a band like Radiohead could afford to leave songs of this quality off a proper album release. A Reminder, Pearly and Polyethylene are 3 of the best songs they've ever recorded.


Burn My Eyes
Burn My Eyes
Price: 5.39

5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect metal album, 1 Dec 2007
This review is from: Burn My Eyes (Audio CD)
I am in no way big on metal, my tastes tend to favor alternative rock/indie/electronica, though it's obvious even to me that this album is amazing. It's intense, furious as hell and uncompromising from the get go. You'll rarely hear a thrash album with more venom, more grit and determination than this, i'd even go as far to say it rivals Master Of Puppets by Metallica as far as pure lust and genuine inspiration goes. EXTREMELY good to listen to when you're angry or p*ssed off. Most recommended songs: Davidian, A Thousand Lies, Blood For Blood


Return To Cookie Mountain
Return To Cookie Mountain
Price: 12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely sublime, 19 Oct 2007
There haven't been many truly great bands to have appeared this decade where the commercialism of music has been taken to an all time low, but TV On The Radio are certainly one of them. And Return To Cookie Mountain is so good, you get the feeling that in years to come it could be looked upon as their magnum opus. It's reminiscent of Radioheads OK Computer in the way that it is made from so many layers of instrumentation, sound effects and distortion to create a deep atmosphere that not very many albums can boast at all. It's also reminiscent of that album in its cryptic, metaphorical lyrics. It's a huge improvement on the last album Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes which felt a little too bare and under produced. Stand out tracks include Wolf Like Me, Province (Which features David Bowie), Tonight and the incredible closing track, Wash The Day. This album has been given almost unanimous critical praise from every publication you can think of, whatever you do, don't let it slip by!


Dance Of Death
Dance Of Death
Price: 5.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best tracks they've ever written, 1 Sep 2005
This review is from: Dance Of Death (Audio CD)
I've never quite known what to think of Iron Maiden, they have written some absolutely amazing songs, though for me their albums are consistently inconsistent. They undoubtedly have as much talent as anybody else when it comes to musicianship and writing killer riffs. Their only problems as far as i'm concerned are that most of their songs are extremely repetitive. (taking one idea and just repeating it again and again until it just becomes annoying, the best example of this being The Angel And The Gambler), and their child-like naivety (especially in Steve Harris). I suppose their complete lack of cynicism makes it hard for me to take them seriously.
Dance Of Death for me was far and away their best since Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. Brave New World may have had Bruce back for vocal duties, but it still suffered from extreme repetitiveness, especially in songs like Dream Of Mirrors.
That is still evident here, though there's far more which is refreshing/innovative and progressive here than On Brave New World. Here's my track by track run down of it:

Wildest Dreams 2/10 - A song with a nice sentiment, but an annoying childish chorus. and gets repeated too many times toward the end

Rainmaker 4/10 - Beautiful melody, amazing singing. But again the repetitiveness lets it down. one verse at the beginning, and then the long chorus is repeated 3 times through the rest of it

No More Lies 5/10 - Getting better, the most mature song so far on the album. Though doesn't quite do it for me

Montségur 6/10 - Very refreshing to hear something this heavy from Iron Maiden. blistering riffs make this thunder along like a steam train. But once again, the repetitiveness of the chorus gets a bit annoying.

Dance Of Death 9/10 - One of the best songs Iron Maiden have written in their career. Not a hint of repetitiveness here. The song is constantly changing and progressing, and features one of the best solos you'll ever hear

Gates Of Tomorrow 1/10 - A pretty meaningless filler track (sorry, its how i feel)

New Frontier 8/10 - This song is criminally underrated as far as i'm concerned. It features one of the very best and catchy chorus's Maiden have ever written

Paschendale 10/10 - The undisputed best song on the record. No repetitiveness. Just good solid progression right the way through with an amazing solo and lyrics that make you so glad you weren't a young man between 1914 and 1918

Face in the Sand 9/10 - Probably the second best song on the record for me. All about the Iraq war (which was just starting at the time this album came out) and the horrors of it (something most of us can relate to). Extremely moody, and provoking

Age of Innocence 9/10 - Very impressed with this song. The whole thing is a snarl at politicians and the way we seem to be slowly losing our rights everyday. Very heavy and very refreshing. Maiden at the most innovative they've ever been.

Journeyman 6/10 - A nice accoustic song with a good setiment that we could all use. But overall a bit forgetable and leaves you feeling a bit empty after the previous 3 tracks.

In summary, there's no doubt this album contains some of the strongest songs they've ever written. It's a big improvement on Brave New World which as far as I'm concerned didn't really have anything great going for it. For me, Iron Maiden aren't an album band, they're a song band. And they certainly added to their arsenal of great tracks this time around
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