Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Date:2018-01-25 23:14:53
In Reply To:PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by Loudblast
Supersister--Present from Nancy
I didn't know Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh had a solo project with this name, thanks for pointing it out.

My short list:

Helloween - "Walls of Jericho"
I still laugh remembering this: when I was around 12 years old a friend gave me a copied tape with this album, instead of going to my room and listening to it with headphones (like I did with all the metal stuff) I decided to play it in the kitchen, while my mother was cooking dinner. When the intro started my mother said "cool music!", when the metal started my mother screamed "stop this satanic music, you must have been re-possessed by the devil!". True story: when I was 5 my parents carried me to an exorcist since they thought I was possessed by the devil. After that they thought I got freed... yeah, sure.
This is why "Walls of Jericho" is my favourite Helloween album. Ride the skyyyyyyyyy!!!

Iron Maiden - "The Number of the Beast"
Well, since I've been said to be possessed and re-possessed, can't go wrong here.
Capital sin: the title track is number 5 and not 6 on the CD. Can't forgive this.

Iron Maiden - "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
Last time I listened to this was in the previous century. For some unknown reason I felt the urge to listen to the title-track, it's pretty weird for me since I'm a Di'Anno guy (meaning my favourite Maiden albums are the first 2, not that I think Di'Anno is better than Dickinson) and I thought this number 7 was more plastic than metal ("Can I Play with Madness" being overplayed to death did not help). Holy smoke what did I crap? Most probably I got senile dementia, but now I think this album rules pretty hard, great songwriting from start to finish, I re-listened to it about 5 times just this week. My personal Iron Maiden rankings were pretty easy: each album was worse than the previous one, and I was dumb enough to keep buying them up to "Brave New World" included. Now I really changed my mind, this goes on top of the Dickinson albums (the ones I know, don't think I'll ever feel the urge to listen to the new century albums).
Capital sin: this album has 8 tracks and not 7. Can't forgive this one neither, their souls will burn in a lake of holy water.

Possessed - "Seven Churches"
Do I need to explain why?
This ruled.

The Chasm - "A Conscious Creation from the Isolated Domain - Phase I"
Got this in the mail yesterday, was fearing it got lost during December postal madness. When I saw the package in the mail I got anxious and excited like a Beatles fangirl. After the first listen I'm a bit puzzled: on one side I'm a sucker for instrumental albums; on the other side the lack of vocals here causes a big loss of rawness and despair. It's like listening to a polished and refined The Chasm, which means an anti-chasm The Chasm. Music seems to be at high level as usual, future listens will tell me if I will overcome this paradoxical feeling and how much I will appreciate this CD.
I only hope we will not have to wait 10 years for Phase II.

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