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AnnihilatorAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (January 15, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Steamhammer / SPV
  • ASIN: B000NVI1GQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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For the true connoisseurs of intelligent, virtuosic heavy metal, Annihilator stands alone. Lead by the shredding axe of Jeff Waters, the brand new release (appropriately entitled "Metal") stands as a testament to Annihilator's status in the metal world. An impressive all-star cast joins Waters and company on this metallic tour-de-force, including Alexi Laiho from Children Of Bodom, Corey Beaulieu from Trivium, Willie Adler from Lamb Of God, Jesper Stromblad from In Flames, Anders Bjorler from The Haunted, Michael Amott from Arch Enemy, Jeff Loomis from Nevermore and many more! Now this is METAL!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Has Left The Building . . . May 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I just got this CD, and I couldn't put it away once I started listening to it. It's got the ussual great music done by guitar wizard Jeff Waters, which he covers everything from heavy metal to speed to thrash. A good variety as always and Dave Padden's vocals were ever so good, but as a bonus, Jeff has brought long-time Annihilator fans from members of bands like Trivium, Children Of Bodom, Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy and others (Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Danko Jones (Danko Jones), Michael Amott and Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium), Willie Adler (Lamb Of God), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Jesper Strømblad (In Flames), Steve 'Lips` Kudlow (Anvil), Anders Bjørler (The Haunted), Mike Mangini (Vai, Extreme, Annihilator) and Jacob Lynam (Lynam))for back ground singers. METAL is a really good CD that every Annihilator fan should own.

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1. Clown Parade - feat. Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)

2. Couple Suicide - feat. Danko Jones (Danko Jones) & Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)

3. Army Of One - feat. Steve 'Lips` Kudlow (Anvil)

4. Downright Dominate - feat. Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)

5. Smothered - feat. Anders Bjørler (The Haunted)

6. Operation Annihilation - feat. Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)

7. Haunted - feat. Jesper Strømblad (In Flames)

8. Kicked - feat. Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)

9. Detonation - feat. Jacob Lynam (Lynam)

10. Chasing The High - feat. William Adler (Lamb Of God)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something well worth owning! February 24, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Annihilator since '89 and it's rare that Jeff Waters disappoints. While this isn't the one-two punch of back-to-back opuses Carnival Diablos and Waking The Fury, Metal kicks with a fury that is almost non-existant in today's metallic world. Waters has assembled a virtual who's who of heavy metal guest artists for this release, and from that point on, it's heads-down, pedal-to-the-metal THRASH, bay-bee! You either come along for the ride, or get steamrollered over, it's that simple, punk!

I could use a whole bunch of superlatives to describe the songs herein, and wax poetic over the thrill of hearing such rippin' solos by Jeff's guests, but I sorta doubt you wanna read all that. Suffice to say, this is one solid album from start to finish. If I HAD to give Metal less than stellar marks, I'd have to point out the glaring Black Sabbath opening riff rip-off of "Detonation" (not to worry, Jeff veers away from that soon enough so that he can't be unfairly accused of stealing) and the rock, rather than metallic thrash, of "Couple Suicide"; it really does take some getting used to hearing that song. But honestly, that's about the only blunders on an otherwise nigh-to-perfect disc. And if that's all there is, then that's pretty d**n good to me! Go ahead, pick up this album, and be glad you did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Old School Metal with a flare for the Now! February 15, 2008
By Botwood
Format:Audio CD
This is an awesome album from front to back. Waters does not disappoint and definitely delivers the goods on this one. If you are a fan of classic guitar driven heavy metal then this album should be at the top of your list. I've listened about six times through now. I took it out of my player because there are always other CDs screaming for attention. I had to put it back in this morning. Yes, it's a good album that begs for more playing. The highlights for me thus far are tracks 1, 3, 7* and 8. I starred track 7 because I often find myself starting it again to get some more when it's near finished playing. All in all a great album though and highly recommended if you like Annihilator at all, or if you regularly listen to music by classic metal guitar heroes such as Zakk, KK Downing, Glenn Tipton, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Mustaine... to name but a few...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good annihilator album February 1, 2009
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great album. jeff waters has not dissapoint too many times. at least every album he produced had at least couple of songs that were worthy to even be recorded. but this album is excellent. songs like ARMY OF ONE, DETONATION, reminds me of ALICE IN HELL, NEVER NEVERLAND albums era. GREAT SINGING at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars India gives Metal 5 stars July 26, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Woooooooooooh....Indian metal fans rate this album 5 plus stars...just awesome. Fantastic production of kickass metal...Well done Jeff. Keep it comin buddy...
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised!!! And it was a good surpise July 6, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As a big Annihilator fan, I always buy their CDs, even the ones that are bad. But this one I wasn't hoping for a good one just 50/50.
Well this wasn't the case. The album is a great one!!
The vocals were very well selected for each music style!!
Well I'll be making some propaganda but I recommend it:
Buy it!! put it louder and BANG YOUR HEAD!!
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The Good
The Canadian thrash-metaller Jeff Waters returns with another Annihilator album. This time around his bringing some of the heaviest guitar players in metal today (appearance include members of Children of Bodom, Arch Enemy, Trivium, Lamb of God, In Flames, and The Haunted). Despite its goofy title, Clown Parade is a pure metal track that is no joke. A break-neck guitar run leads the charge. Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis tears it up with a blazing solo. Fellow Canadian rocker Danko Jones is the guest vocalist on "Couple Suicide." The classic rock groove is no big challenge for Jones, but it is certainly different territory for Annihilator.

"Army of One" may just be Water's anthemic battle cry, as he is one of the few classic metal artists out there doing the same thing he was doing in the beginning. Lyrically it's a tribute to his metal peers that came up with him. "Operation Annihilator" is dominated by monster riffs and blood-thirsty vocals, not to mention pounding drums. Waters takes aim at the "bands of the week" on this one. Who needs lyrics when you have some of the fastest speed metal guitar you'll ever hear on "Haunted." Let's see the popular acts of today pull this one off. "Chasing the High" continues the speed-of-light guitar work and adds more ferocious vocals and machine gun drums.

The Bad
Nothing

The Verdict
Waters says it himself on his website; Annihilator has made the album of its career. I couldn't agree more. This is heavy metal as I remembered and loved growing up in the eighties. Now if we could just turn back the clock 20 years, then Annihilator would have a hit record on their hands.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Necessary Correction
Since Alice in Hell, Annihilator have never been better than hit-or-miss. This album, like most of their output, falls distinctly into the latter category, and in all honesty,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Joseph Leap
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen more than once
You'll get your money's worth with this CD! You'll hear longer songs with more guitar solos than most commercial metal releases. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Raven Lunatic
5.0 out of 5 stars "ANNIHILATE YOUR BRAIN"
ANNIHILATOR RETURN WITH "METAL" AN ALL OUT METAL ASSAULT WITH KILLER GUITARS AND "CATCHY" VOCALS. THERE ARE SOME GUEST MUSICIANS ON THIS ALBUM THAT HELP IT "SHINE". Read more
Published 22 months ago by EVLROB
3.0 out of 5 stars 3,5 stars
I have to admit that im not an Annihilator fan. To tell you the truth i don't like the vocals in all their albums. Read more
Published on February 27, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
5.0 out of 5 stars JAYS MUSIC MOMENT FOR AMAZON
ANNIHILATOR WHAT CAN I SAY .... IM A TRUE TO LIFE METAL FAN I HAVE COLLECTED SO MUCH OF THE STING AND FORCES OF METAL FOR A LONG SPAN. Read more
Published on March 30, 2010 by James Gregory
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal at its Best!!
This is one of the few albums that come along and you can just hit play and sit back and jam!! This is by far the best Annihilator album.
Published on December 30, 2009 by Brian Edward Jones
2.0 out of 5 stars Old Jeff
Yeah the guitar work is at JW standard. The major problem I have with this album is its a catalog at the back, its clear waters has sold out. That is un-metal. Read more
Published on June 16, 2009 by Alan P. Hughes
3.0 out of 5 stars metal
your basic annihilator album....thoroughly listenable but slightly average as have been their last few releases.
Published on November 25, 2008 by Kenneth E. Gorman
4.0 out of 5 stars Annihilator: Metal (2007) - 3,9 stars
Solid release from these Canadian veterans.

With close to a dozen musical guests, and a slightly cliched album title, you'd might suspect that this album is a stinker. Read more
Published on October 6, 2008 by Olav M. Björnsen
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