Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff 02/13

Author:John Frank
Date:2020-02-14 00:29:42
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff 02/13 by Matt Johnsen
Sepultura - Arise. Got the title track stuck in my head while making the boy's lunch in the morning, and had to listen to exorcise. My first instinct is usually to grab Beneath the Remains, but if that album is a 10, this is a 9.5 at least.
Yeah, most folks seem to love both BtA and Arise. For me, BtA is an all-time classic, while Arise is just great. I always grab BtA.
Afflicted - Dawn of Glory. Swedish death metal gone melodic. It's okay. The singer is better here than in Defender.
Listening now. So far, I don't think I will be tracking it down.
The Police - 1986 Amnesty International Concert for Human Rights. I've had a bootleg of this forever, and only just realized it was officially released on CD six or seven years ago in Japan.
Unforgivable! You are no longer Treasurer of the Police Squad. Police Academy? Whatever their fanboy club is called.
Demiurgon - The Oblivious Lure
Crypteria - Crypteria. These are both widdly melodic death metal albums gifted to me by Monsieur Frank.
Forbidden - Twisted Into Form. Right before I got to the office, "Step By Step" came on the Liquid Metal satellite station. Rather than sit in the parking lot and listen, I went inside and gave the whole album a spin. An eternal classic, this one!
I am still shocked folks like you and Blevins bother with radio stations.
Megadeth - The System Has Failed. Haven't listened to this in a dog's age, but it's still pretty great! I like it more than anything after Rust in Peace, and really, it's about on par with that album for me.
Yikes. Just yikes.
Loudness - Hurricane Eyes. It's cheesy, but I listen to this more than any Loudness album.
S.D.I., This Lonely Heart, Strike of the Sword, and In This World Beyond rule. I don't care for the rest of the tunes, but those four easily make this my fave Loudness. The only other one I own is Disillusion, a recent acquisition.
Manitou - Entrance. One of the greatest albums of the first prog metal boom. Needs reissuing, with their demos and non-album tracks!
I wish I liked this as much as everyone else does.

"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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