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The Way Of All Flesh (Includes CD Plus 16 Page Deluxe Booklet)
The Way Of All Flesh (Includes CD Plus 16 Page Deluxe Booklet)
Price: £16.02

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crushingly heavy, 11 Nov 2008
I'm new to Gojira and can't quite believe how bone crushingly brilliant this album is. Mastodon would appear to be a major influence and that's no bad thing. Fans of Blood Mountain will love this. Gojira are no clone though and stamp their own identity all over your face. From start to finish it's a brutally heavy rib-snapping tour de force.
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The Dio Years
The Dio Years
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blast From the Past, 9 Jun 2007
This review is from: The Dio Years (Audio CD)
Although very familiar with all the Sabbath music with Dio on board, I don't have any of the 3 albums they recorded together, preferring the Ozzy line up instead. This release then was the perfect chance for me to put that right. I have to say that I had forgotten how good Sabbath and Dio were together. I've not heard some of these songs for years and their re-introduction has been a real joy.

All the tracks chosen are great although I have to agree with other reviewers that leaving out Sign of the Southern Cross is nonsensical. On the plus side though are the new songs. They are quite fantastic and worth the price of the CD alone. I hope there's a new album to come based on the three new songs here.

Long live Sabbath, Ozzy & Dio!


Strangers In The Night
Strangers In The Night
Price: £28.94

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Live Rock Album Ever, 18 Aug 2006
This review is from: Strangers In The Night (Audio CD)
Ignore the 4 stars. I meant to give it 5 but I missed and now can't change the rating. I remember the fanfare in the rock press that greeted this album's release. For once, the hacks of the time recognised that the record on review was something very special. Live, UFO were (still are) peerless. Even though it was recorded as long ago as 1978, the sound, energy and fizzle of UFO on stage shines through. It hasn't aged at all. Every track is a winner and it could have been recorded yesterday such is the quality. The album catches UFO at their very best with Michael Schenker simply on fire. Catch the two furious breaks on Lights Out, the sumptious solo on Love To Love, the spine tingling way he just creates over the top of Paul Raymond's boogie rhythm on This Kids and the long and quite magical solo on Rock Bottom. Only Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous comes close to matching this. It is rock's finest hour. Every metal fan should own it.


Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
Price: £6.32

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First and best, 9 May 2006
This review is from: Iron Maiden (Audio CD)
Despite sounding like it was recorded in a dustbin this remains the essential Iron Maiden album. It has an edge to it that was lost a little when Di'Anno was replaced and, whilst Bruce Dickinson propelled Maiden into the stratosphere as far as success was concerned, I prefer the sound with the aforementioned's snarl. This is very much Iron Maiden as nature intended; raw, unchained and dangerous and they've never bettered it. Go buy.


Grand Unification
Grand Unification
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Price: £11.22

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What happened to that nice boy from Busted?, 6 May 2006
This review is from: Grand Unification (Audio CD)
This will have Busted fans running screaming to the hills, never to be seen again. Not a duff track anywhere, the production is first rate with a maturity of song writing that makes it difficult to believe that this is the band's debut album. Stand out track for me is the brutal Build an Army which has all the subtlety of a tank shell to the head. Terrific stuff.


Obsession
Obsession
Price: £15.37

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A UFO classic, 21 Jan 2006
This review is from: Obsession (Audio CD)
What this album shows is just how much Michael Schenker and UFO need each other. In the years following Schenker's departure UFO never quite matched these dizzy heights again and Schenker's playing never quite reached the same fluidity. Not to my ears anyway. Not until they rejoined to record Walk On Water in the mid 90's did it all come together again which sort of makes my point.
Back to Obsession though. This is a must have recording from one of the UK's most important rock bands during their golden years. The songs cleverly combine driving rock with surprising melody (Looking Out For No 1 is a wonderful example). The album in general, and Born To Lose in particular, is also another fabulous showcase for the stunning virtuosity of the most gifted rock guitarist on the planet. Go buy.


Sony SLVD930 DVD/VCR Combination, VHF/UHF tuner, Video Plus+
Sony SLVD930 DVD/VCR Combination, VHF/UHF tuner, Video Plus+

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but noisy, 18 July 2005
This is a great unit, easy to set up and use and does what it says on the tin. The only downside is that is is a little noisy in playback mode (both DVD and VCR).


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