Re: PM:X2 Thorsday Soundoff - 21 May

Author:Kevin Madden
Date:2020-05-21 23:32:20
In Reply To:PM:X2 Thorsday Soundoff - 21 May by Brian Taylor
Lots of Dio.

Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rainbow - Rising
Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

The only Rainbow you need from the Dio era are the following three songs, in order of excellence
1. Stargazer
2. Gates of Babylon
3. Kill the King

Underrated Dio-era track: A Light in the Black
Overrated Dio-era track(s): Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Man on the Silver Mountain

Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

Dio - Holy Diver
I am of the heretical opinion, more and more, that Dio's peak was his first stint with Sabbath and everything after was downhill. Holy Diver and company are fine, but they're really not that great in hindsight.

Dio - Live at Donington UK: 1983, 1987

Dio is also the king of the fade-out at the end of songs. I don't feel like anyone does this anymore. Kind of weird. Makes you wonder how much long they went on playing.

Mike LePond's Silent Assassins
They have a new one coming out in June! All hail Alan Tecchio.

Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
Barely ever listened to this. Nothing struck me.

Dream Theater - Breaking the Fourth Wall (Live)
Pretty good, actually

Dream Theater - Black Clouds and Silver Linings bonus disc (covers)
DT's covers are always better than their originals, which is a pretty damning indictment of their songwriting ability, really.

Devin Townsend - Empath
Finally got around to getting it. It's Devin.

Judas Priest - Nostradamus (disc 1)
I don't hate it as much as some
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