Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:John Frank
Date:2017-07-27 10:59:52
Edited:2017-07-27 11:00:47
In Reply To:PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Matt Johnsen
Looking Glass Self - Equinox.
You are making me want to revisit this, but I know I likely should not, as I only dig three Sieges Even albums, and they sure as hell ain't the later releases.
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations. The best NWOBHM album.
I finally got into Angel Witch and a few other NWOBHM bands in recent years, but I could not convince myself to dig DH even though I like Metallica's covers of their material.
Fair to Midland - Fables from a Mayfly, Arrows & Anchors. Remember these guys? They were the talk of the town around here when they were a going concern. They were like a very weird Disturbed, if Disturbed were even slightly good, which they were not. When the singer here goes full numetal, though, it makes me see red, it's so fucking stupid. These guys were also astoundingly fun live. One of the best lives bands I've ever seen, in fact. Shame they burned out so quickly. Weird that none of these dudes turned up anywhere else.
Well, I agree that Fables is mostly great (fades at the end) and Arrows is good (but pales in comparison to Fables). I do not hear any Disturbed, a band I appreciate. I saw them live and thought they were just decent. The singer repeatedly bailed on the choruses, having the crowd sing them. That always pisses me off.
Alcatrazz - No Parole for Rock 'n Roll. Yngwie's finest hour.
I do not know if you have ever been more wrong. Marching Out is obviously his best work by far.
Ansur - Warring Factions. This album never gets old for me, and there's literally nothing else in metal like it. The main dude in this band was like 19 when he wrote this shit. Supposedly, after breaking up Ansur, he started a new band to further explore the more melodic, progressive elements in Ansur's sound, but so far, nothing's come of that.
Weirdo. A decent disc, but your love of it is like my love of Sabbat - shared by no one. :-)

"It's not exactly a horrible album, but it's no better than something by, I dunno, Pagan's Mind or some other shirt-tucking nerdprog band." - Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh
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