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Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
Price: £3.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an excellent way to end Rage's career!, 5 Jan. 2004
Live albums are pratically hit or miss opportunities for fans, many of them are made for the record producers so they can make more cash fall into thier already over-stuffed, over-flowing pockets. And some of them are badly produced and almost terrible to listen to (Linkin Park's Live In Texas anyone?), unless they're Pantera or Machine Head that is. But there had been a band who always stood up to the critics who may not have taken likely to their rebelious energetic music, gave the middle finger salute and never cared to what anybody thought about them, and that bands name is Rage. Against. The. Machine. If anyone went to Rage's gigs back in the day and shat themselves with excitement for one of the planets most coolest revolutionary band, then they're defintetly gonna be reminded of that power the WAS Rage Against The Machine. Rap Rocks finest have got all the classics here with songs including 'Bullet In The Head', 'Killing In The Name', 'Calm Like A Bomb', 'Testify', 'Know Your Enemy', 'Bombtrack' and the brilliant ending track 'Freedom'. The only thing here that could let you down is how Rage will never play a show that your listening to (or witnessing, if you got the DVD) EVER again, which could even bring a tear to your eye. But if anything we should be VERY grateful for what Rage gave us, Zack De La Rocha is god, he's a good man to let this be the last album of pure power that was Rage Against The Machine.


Believe
Believe
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unoriginal, uninspiring, and damn right annoying!, 18 Dec. 2003
This review is from: Believe (Audio CD)
Disturbed are awful! There, it had to said, I'm sorry but 'Believe' is not the best metal album in the world. The whole album reaks of early KoRn, later Limp Bizkit efforts, and the dullness of Coal Chamber guitar riffs (where are they now, eh?) along with a lead singer that sounds like a strangled cat. They maybe good live, but they're (to me) nothing special. Just your ordinary unoriginal follower's of Nu-metal. Songs like 'Prayer', 'Awaken', and 'Remember' are, I admit cool in short bursts, but it takes more than just a few good songs to make it, a few decent tracks don't make a great album, they're more likely to be B-sides. If you want TRUE quality metal then pick up some early Metallica, Slayer, or Pantera or some Machine Head perhaps!
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Take a Look in the Mirror: +DVD
Take a Look in the Mirror: +DVD
Offered by aardvark-games
Price: £14.45

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2003's Life Is Peachy? KoRn rock again!, 28 Nov. 2003
Bands aren't really supposed to get better. Once they've shown thier potential on the first couple of records, they sometimes, no matter what the genre, go downhill. And in this particualar year of Nu-metal's life status growing weaker by the minute something NEEDS to give it a ray of hope, doesn't it? While no other Nu-metal bands are trying apart from the superb Deftones (c'mon people Linkin Park's 'Meteora' wasn't anything special nor Limp Bizkit's 'Results May Vary'...yuk!), enter KoRn, nearly ten years after thier revolutionary new breed of metal music and still going strong after last year's commercial flop 'Untouchables' (but at least THAT record, proved to be different than any other nu-metal shit) they've decided to take a good long step back into the past of thier early days. I say this because the first thing you notice about 'Take A Look In The Miiror' is that how it eerily resembles 'KoRn' and 'Life Is Peachy'. Opener 'Right Now' brings back memories of 'Chi' (opener to Life Is Peachy)with a blast of chunky heavy guitar riffs and a pounding bass and drum beat with good old Jonathan Davis shouting 'I F**king Hate You' by the end, 'Break Some Off' pounds through straight after with insanely fast drums by muscle-mountain David Silveria (one of the albums most exciting moments). 'Counting On Me' is one of most inspiring and melodic parts of the album, while guest rapper Nas appears on the track 'Play Me' which wouldn't have been missing from KoRn's classic 'Follow The Leader' album. While other's such as 'Alive' and the adrenaline fueled 'Let's Do This Now' have chorus's that soar with energy like no other, and also one of the best things about 'Take A Look...' is how it ROCKS, something KoRn have been trying to do for a while now, there are loads of songs here soon to be mosh-pit classics! How anyone can dislike this album is beyond me! But I guess no matter how legendary KoRn will be, you'll always get some miserable c**t not enjoying the fun. I'm not saying this album is good because I'm a fan, but mainly because how this album is a much stronger procedor from 'Untouchables' and how heavy KoRn have sounded in ages. LONG LIVE KORN!


Metallica
Metallica
Price: £5.96

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album of the early 90's - Metallica, 18 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Metallica (Audio CD)
There are certain ways of how people and dedicated fans react to when they're favourite band become commerialised for a huge debut. Some fans see it as an opportunity for other people to find something better to look up to, rather than just some old shitty pop music, while others back away from the band and commercialism and start complaining that the band have "sold out". OR you can take you're head out from your arse and see what's in store, especially for an album like this, I mean if 3 solid years of TV shows, interviews, and touring the world was nothing but selling out, I might as well listen to some awful crap like Linkin Park! 'Metallica' was the best album of 1991. Fact. This album strays away from those blistering (and also classical) thrash guitar riffs and instead put a more melodic approach of guitar work, but still remain with the extreme heaviness that will always remain with Metallica, 'Enter Sandman' is the prime example of this, a briliant start to the self-titled album. 'Sad But True', 'Holier Than Thou', 'The Unforgiven' & 'Wherever I May Roam' follow on afterwards and still keep that genious quality flowing through nicely. And although with all these superb songs all arranged into place, one that does get you wondering how Metallica can go to such great hieghts with 'Nothing Else Matters', a heart-harming masterpiece of how one of the best metal bands can create a love song, the song sends out a good message as well, you should never worry about what people think about you ("Never cared for what they say" sings Hetfield). And when closing track 'The Struggle Within' blasts away, you're left BLASTED away when the album ends in triumph. Sell outs? Metallica sold themselves to the best band possible!!! And that CAN'T be questioned.


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