The "Official" All Purpose Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodShifter, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. only drawback to the video is that Rob's eerie vocal Middle-Eight is edited out. One of the best parts of the song, and Rob's best vocal personality/performance in a long time.
     
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  2. Been on a huge Accept kick lately - a band that was completely under my radar for too many years.

    I sense that Balls To The Wall - while a good song - is a bit like the Achilles Heel that "Enter Sandman" is for Metallica (more simple and less diverse as a song than so many more of their compositions).

    Metallica comes to mind also, in the fantastic rhythm guitar (to say nothing for his lead mastery) of Wolf Hoffman. He has an incredible right hand attack! Fast as A Shark and Breaker are two more well known songs that highlight his incredible riffing ability, but here's a lesser known gem (Mr. Hoffman indeed gives Mr. Hetfield a run for his money!) :

     
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  3. so many of Accept's songs feature two fantastic chorus sections. Russian Roulette features the crunching "war games" chorus, and a glorious, soaring "what a lie to say I'm immortal" secondary chorus that bookends Wolf's great lead.

    Very very impressed by this band. From a song construction perspective alone, Accept is a class A heavy metal act.
     
  4. Breaker may be my overall favorite Accept slab - just a bit of that 70's grit to the guitars - and a very groovy rhythm section that would become just a bit lost in the polish of 80's production standards come the Balls to the Wall era.

     
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  5. Sanguinus

    Sanguinus Bearer of the Red Robes

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    One of the most consistently great bands of the 1980s.
     
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  6. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Forum Resident

    Great call...excellent band finally got to see them last October - phenomenal live band.
     
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  7. Trillmeister

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    Yammers, I know what you mean but the presence of Col. T. Allom in the production suite has tempered the 'contemporary Acceptified Sneapism' quotient - which to be frank - I bloody love, anyway!

    True, that 70s 'breathability' is forever gone but the ex-Sabbatian has a delightful way of corralling Metal recordings into such a forceful, full bodied sound that whilst there is a certain 'samey signature' to the result, it's one so dripping in classicism (I dunno, maybe redolent of the sonic triumph throughout Balls To The Walls, say) that I can easily overlook any charge involving the facsimilie.

    By the way, today's first random Song Of Greatness for the Mountain King - 'Witchfinder General' - the title track from the opus of the same name.

    (Although the day has kicked off with something truly special - Vinnie Moore's cascading break during UFO's 'Mr. Freeze' from 2004's You Are Here which is precisely what the world needs a bloody great dose of, right now.)
     
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  8. Trillmeister

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    Here's a stellar example of The Seminal unleashing an unapologetic melodic romp that simply doesn't let up, from the late 90s: Sonic Origmai.

    Layered harmonies underscoring Bernie Shaw's terrifically powerful vocal with Phil Lanzon reprising that oh-so evocative 'Heepish Hammond and old Micky Box tearing it up and wah-wahing at each and every opportunity: a fitting adieu to Messrs Byron and Thain, to be sure.

    Adding to the bliss be Pip Williams's faultless time behind the wall of twiddle, ensuring a meaty deliverance that demands crankage.
     
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  9. Curveboy

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    I think TV War and Heaven Is Hell are two incredibly underrated metal tunes.
    All you need...is the holy ghost
     
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  10. Sanguinus

    Sanguinus Bearer of the Red Robes

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    One of the most overrated metal albums ever made. Their first two albums are far superior.
     
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  11. Trillmeister

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    Many long time fans default to Restless & Wild which is understandable but I tend towards your leanings on this.
    :cheers:
     
  12. Trillmeister

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    Hang on, I've just played 'Princess Of The Dawn,' c/o the original issue HMI XD 6 CD which sounds damn fine and I'm thinking - is this not Wolf & co's peak?

    Ach! Both these albums are the stuff of metallic dreams.
     
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  13. jeffgt14

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    Anybody else ever go on a rampage thinking they had a defective Restless & Wild disc when hearing Princess of the Dawn for the first time?
     
  14. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Finally got Hell Bent For Leather (AF)Gold $40 used man! About as good of a deal I was going to find nowadays. I have never upgraded my old Vinyl to CD of JP. Heard not so great things about the Re-Masters and never really thought to figiure out what was out there that was "good" mastering wise? I found a lot like the Original '80s CDs for the early titles? I also just got Stained Glass(CK-35296 DIDP070034) and will listen to that later.Any thoughts? HBFL sounds great to me and I believe @GodShifter mentioned Delivering The Goods as one of his favorite tracks on the Top 5 JP songs thread? If I recall correctly of course. I forgot about that one. Great song. Favorite part of that song is at the end of the Bridge section when Rob hits that high note and holds it as the 3rd verse starts .Thus the vocals overlapping each other to fantastic effect IMO!Every time, I find myself almost breaking the volume knob off trying the crank it past 11 at that point of the song!!!:evil: Louder!!!This needs to be louder than it already is!!!!:laugh:
     
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  15. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Judas Priest-Sin After Sin Early US CD? Thoughts? I have found the '93 (Sony)Colunbia CD so far.Is this a good one? Or is there an earlier one?Curious...[​IMG]

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  16. weekendtoy

    weekendtoy Rejecting your reality and substituting my own.

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    For early Priest, I really like SWOD and Rocka Rolla from the Repertoire label. For all others, the original Columbia CD's work just fine. The one exception is Sin After Sin which tends to sound rather dismal on any release. For this one the '01 remaster works just as well as the '87 Columbia. YMMV...
     
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  17. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Thanks.Always more than meets the eye(or in this case ,ear?) to just getting the early CDs of every JP release. There's always one that's the fluke or whatever you want to call it. And this is why I ask. Thanks for the info on SAS.
     
  18. MrBitey

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    Ooh. Am going to go and seek this out now! Was just listening to my needledrop of DGMGE in the car and it reminded me what a great album that was... Those two albums with NM really saw them mature into a very accomplished blues tinged hard rock band...

     
  19. Yam Graham

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    My thoughts too on Sin After Sin...the remaster has bass that just is not there on any of the original CD's.
    I have the Line versions Rocka Roller and Sad Wings Of Destiny which also sound very good bar a big jump in volume on The Ripper.
     
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  20. Curveboy

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    Someone on the board pushed me towards The Collection (Judas Priest - The Collection ) for the best sounding versions of Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny.
     
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  21. Trillmeister

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    Ha! Probably but it would've been a few years ago, tragically.
     
  22. vonseux

    vonseux Re-channeled Stereo

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    This looks gorgeous, I would love to have it on my shelf
     
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  23. Curveboy

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    First time? I STILL think that. :)
     
  24. Trillmeister

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    I think the original CDs of Sin After Sin came out in 1987; the version Natvecal has, above, I think was a 1990 reissue, non-remaster.

    Bit at odds with those who be down on this/earlier (CD) versions as this (I have the precisely the same issue) sounds really peachy to me but it's Stained Class (original issues only) that really does the biz.
     
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  25. jeffgt14

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    I really like that remaster of Sad Wings. Wish you could buy a standalone copy.
     

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