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Metal Resistance
Metal Resistance
Price: £7.19

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encroaching on the mainstream, 11 April 2016
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This review is from: Metal Resistance (Audio CD)
With trepidation, I listened to their debut album when it came out in 2014 and was surprised to find that 9 songs were great straight off the bat. The others have since grown one me, except one (Uki Uki Midnight and I still don't get on). So ingrained is their debut that Metal Resistance was always going to have a hard time matching up to it. For me, it just falls short of the greatness of their debut but that could be because I've overplayed their first disc, and I'm probably not alone in this respect. However, after repeated listens, I think 8 songs would be good enough to be put on their debut, which is a decent return for that 'difficult 2nd album'.

Metal Resistance, for those established Babymetal fans, can't rely on that "WOW have you heard these?" factor anymore, you can only have that experience once sadly (unless you lose your memory somehow), so the album has to be packed full of good tunes, and I think on that score it delivers aplenty. The first 4 tracks are from the top drawer of anyone's collection with Yava and Awadama fever straight from the Babymetal songbook. The closing 4 tracks are also superb creations. Tales of the Destinies feels like a 13 minute 'Train of Thought' era Dream Theater compressed into 6 minutes and the pseudo ballad 'The One' is such a great tune that everyone should hear it at least once in their lifetime.

The middle 4 tunes have their moments but are a bit patchy, although many would disagree. Meta Taro starts off really well with a brilliant verse that they never go back to and it then seems to meander towards the end. Amore is another power metal blaster and is a good tune in its own right, but when you have oter power metal blasters: Road of Resistance, Akatsuki and Ljime Dame Zettai, as well as Syncopation from the Japanese version, Amore is the least memorable. I would have chosen Syncopation over From Dusk till Dawn, I'd rather have them both, but Syncopation is stronger in my opinion. GJ is as catchy as hell but, for me, the structure needs a bit of a sort. Having said all that, the middle songs are still good and stronger than my nemesis, Uki Uki Midnight.

I said 2 years ago that Babymetal will become the biggest band in the world and this is a massive step towards that. When I got into metal, it was all about breaking the rules and not conforming, and now Babymetal have come along and broke the rules and not conformed even to metal's own rules and that has to be applauded as it was a massive risk, and they've had to put up with a LOT of naysayers (and still do as they encroach on the mainstream). Not only that, but instead of delivering a light weight radio friendly album, a trend several metal bands have followed after achieving some success, Babymetal have delivered disc packed full of speed, brutal power and crushing riffs. As long as the metal is not sacrificed, I, along with many, will continue to listen.


35 Recycled Boxes Complete House Moving Pack including bubble wrap, wrapping paper, black bags and marker pen
35 Recycled Boxes Complete House Moving Pack including bubble wrap, wrapping paper, black bags and marker pen
Offered by Packaging.Products.Direct
Price: £25.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Not the strongest of box but good value, 22 Jun. 2015
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This is a great idea. The boxes are really handy and not so big that you over fill them. The cardboard is not the strongest or thickest so you have to make sure you don't put to many heavy objects in them, but filling one with DVDs or CDS is perfect and about the maximum weight for the larger boxes. For the price, getting a few packing materials as well makes the whole package value for money and it certainly saved me having to beg, borrow and steal boxes from friend and super markets. They also come in a box which I used for storing picture frames in.


Yonex SHB 45EX Mens Badminton Shoes, Size- 9.5 UK
Yonex SHB 45EX Mens Badminton Shoes, Size- 9.5 UK

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful., 22 Jun. 2015
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I followed the tip from other reviewers and bought a size 9.5 even though I take a size 9. The decision was a good one as they fit perfectly and are very comfortable. They are solid, of good quality and worth the asking price. Price wise, they are mid range, but for someone who is looking for their first pair of badminton shoes because they're moving from entry level to regular player, these are highly recommended. I've suddenly started 'forgetting' about my feet and concentrating on the shot, so my game has improved.


Mens Canvas Low Top Trainers [Burgundy ,9]
Mens Canvas Low Top Trainers [Burgundy ,9]
Offered by Kickback Sports
Price: £37.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 22 Jun. 2015
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A cheaper version of these canvas shoes. Good value for money for me, comfortable, look good. Happy customer.


100 Glow Sticks COLD WHITE, Test Score: 1,4 'VERY GOOD', Complete Set incl. 100x TopFlex-, 2x Triple- und 2x Ball- Connectors
100 Glow Sticks COLD WHITE, Test Score: 1,4 'VERY GOOD', Complete Set incl. 100x TopFlex-, 2x Triple- und 2x Ball- Connectors
Offered by KnickLichter - Express
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Oct. 2014
Every one of these shone brightly and great for dog spotting. Recommended.


Apple iPod nano 16GB, 7th Generation - Silver
Apple iPod nano 16GB, 7th Generation - Silver
Offered by Highend Electronics
Price: £139.90

4.0 out of 5 stars I do like this slick piece of kit but it likes to ..., 17 Oct. 2014
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I do like this slick piece of kit but it likes to play its tunes alphabetically when it's connect to my car. You can't see how long an audio file is and where abouts you are when listening to it, this is key when listening to audiobooks with large chapters. It has all the usual Apple features but I found the 4th Gen 8gb Nano a little more flexible. Having said that, i wouldn't go back to it. The 7th gen is better regardless of its bugs.


Z-Man Games Pandemic Board Game
Z-Man Games Pandemic Board Game
Offered by High End Sellers
Price: £25.09

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pandemic is the best board game I've played for years, 17 Oct. 2014
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Pandemic is the best board game I've played for years. To quote Wil Wheaton, "I've had more fun losing this game than winning a lot of others." It is meant for 2-4 players and is played co-op, but the nature of the 'players v game' design, means you can play it single player and you have to make all the key decisions. It's not as much fun on your own but it means you can play a game without having to guarantee the attendance of family and friends.

The pieces are well made and the 2013 edition looks cleaner and slicker than the original version. Delivery was slow because i went for the cheapest delivery option, but it was worth the wait.


Pandemic Expansion: On the Brink
Pandemic Expansion: On the Brink
Price: £25.92

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The virilant strain modification is excellent, in fact, 17 Oct. 2014
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On the Brink is a slightly expensive but essential expansion for Pandemic. The extra roles keep the game fresh and the event cards likewise. The virilant strain modification is excellent, in fact, last night's game came to an abrupt halt due to having to draw an extra infection card thus causing 10 outbreaks at once (yes, the board was getting out of hand).
The mutation (purple cubes) is not that exciting and after trying it a few times I don't think it adds that much to the basic game (hence 4 stars). I have not tried the bio-terrorist mod yet but on roles, events, virilant strain and the cool petri dishes you also get, it's worth getting if you're a pandemic fan. You must have Pandemic 2013 edition before buying this.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Although not as solid as an actual Apple charger, ..., 17 Oct. 2014
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Although not as solid as an actual Apple charger, this is working a treat as the connector in my car. Speedy delivery, no complaints.


Nady FW-1/1000 Foam Windscreen for Condenser Microphones TCM 1100 and SCM 1000
Nady FW-1/1000 Foam Windscreen for Condenser Microphones TCM 1100 and SCM 1000

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 17 Oct. 2014
It just about covers my Behringer B1 microphone with a bit of tugging. It does the trick though.


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