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Long Live the Loud [Vinyl]

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  • Vinyl (October 27, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Globus
  • ASIN: B002T4GXLU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,436 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fall Out
2. Long Live the Loud
3. I Am the Beast
4. Victims of Scarifice
5. Beyons the Gates of Doom
6. Sudden Impact
7. Born to Die
8. Wake Up Screaming
9. Feel the Knife [*]
10. Violence and Force [*]
11. Pounding Metal [*]

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars On Top Of Your Wreckage We Stand! June 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Ah, this record brings back some of the most vivid memories of my 37 years on this planet. Where to begin?

Summer, 1985. My dad had cancer and was in the hospital in St. Louis. I was a hundred-and-fifty miles south in our little hometown of Poplar Bluff. I would drive once every week to St. Louis to visit. I bought this on my very first trip to see him.

This was highly, highly anticipated by me and my cohorts that summer. Metallica's, "Ride the Lightning" was almost a year old and Slayer's, "Hell Awaits" had just been released, as had the debut by Exodus. What on earth would LP number three from Ottawa's finest bring? Word was that they were wimping out... After hearing a track on Music For Nations, "Metal Zone" comp, I was pretty sure that wasn't the case.

Although not the groudbreaking landmark that my friends and I had hoped for, "Long Live the Loud" is quite pleasing. Maybe I was a bit let down...I had built this thing up to immortal proportions in my little head.

Essentially, the same style as the first two. A bunch of proto-power-thrash with loads of double-bass drumming and banshee wails from Dan Beehler, atonal screeeeeeeching, ala Greg Ginn, from Jon Ricci, as well as bulldozer bass backlash from Alan Johnson. Side Two is a bit more proggy, (Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh...) with "Wake Up Screaming" moving through several tempos and stolen Sabbath ideas. "Born To Die" and "Victims of Sacrifice" plod and pound along at mid-tempo, barely escaping devolution into "boring," but manage to keep their heads above putrid water. All the rest thrash and flail along like Motorhead and Saxon trapped in a British Mk. II tank being pushed by an out-of-control steam locomotive that Lemmy can't get a handle on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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After two very good albums,Exciter begins to fall into repetition and general boredom.
The title is a classic that makes you want to raise your fist to the metal gods,and with that cover art,it's hard to resist this classic.
It was for these reasons that I purchased this before the far superior,"Violence and Force".

Long Live the Loud features a few pretty good cuts,including a decent title track, a mean number called "I am the Beast" and the decent,"Victims of Sacrifice".
The band even goes into epic territory with the almost ten minute,"Wake Up Screaming".
Unfortunately,the sound hasn't progressed and the record feels rushed and rocks without much purpose.

Hardly worth relistening to,this is only for die hards and completists,so you may want to add a star if your a fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Speed metal classic - reissued May 25, 2012
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Originally released in 1985, Long Live the Loud was the third album from Canadian speed metal merchants Exciter. Taking their name from the Judas Priest song, Exciter took the Priest and Maiden template and kicked it into overdrive.

Long Live the Loud continues along the same path as the band's previous album (1984's Violence & Force). Exciter strikes the right chord between traditional metal heaviness and the pure speed of the emerging thrash metal scene. The album is dominated by John Ricci's high speed riffing and Dan Beehler's screeching vocals. It's a great combination, and one that's very representative of that era in heavy metal. This one is full of classic songs, like "Wake Up Screaming," "Beyond the Gates of Doom" and of course the title track.

Exciter may not have broken any new ground with this album, but Long Live the Loud is still a fantastic example of the high-speed `80s metal sound, and a must have for speed metal fans (fans of Apocrypha, Annihilator and Helstar in particular should love this one) and serious collectors of `80s era heavy metal.

Edition Notes: Megaforce reissued Long Live the Loud in 2005. The album has been digitally remastered (how satisfied you are with that remastering may vary) and includes the full, 3-song 1985 Feel the Knife EP (the studio title track and a pair of live tracks) as bonus tracks. It's a nice reissue overall, especially after the album spent so many years out of print.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GLORIOUS DAYS OF THRASH!!!!!!!!!! April 7, 2014
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LONG LIVE THE LOUD is another blast of THRASH METAL from the great Canadian METAL band EXCITER......If you like the glorious days of THRASH, before the Metallica sell out and when the young THRASH bands were at their peak of rawness and aggressive you will TOTALLY enjoy this one!!!!EXCITER RULES!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another solid Exciter cd April 1, 2010
By Adrian
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Not much to say, if you like the first two, you'll like this one too, a couple slower songs, but there's some awesome moments, especially the title track, Beyond the Gates of Doom, and Wake Up Screaming. Get it!
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