Metal Will Stand Tall Import
|New from||Used from|
Audio CD, Enhanced, Extra tracks, January 29, 2007
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Although formed in 2005, "The Poodles" featured seasoned musicians of the Scandinavian rock/metal scene: lead singer Jakob Samuels was the original drummer of Swedish-American hard rock band "Talisman" while guitarist Pontus Norgren played for Jeff Scott Soto and "Zan Clan" amongst others. The line up was completed by Pontus Egberg ("Lion's Share") and drummer Christian "Kicken" Lundqvist.
Originally the band was put together to participate on the annual European song contest "Eurovision" promoting the song "Nights of Passion" which was totally indicative of their enviable songwriting abilities. Their domestic success and booming popularity led to this debut album "Metal will stand tall" bringing to front the classic hair metal sound with increased emphasis on melody and style. On that count not only did they prove themselves capable of outstanding choruses, blinding guitar solos and incredible rhythm but they also personified musical glamour like no other band: Big hair, extravagant clothing, fluent rock-star attitude and poodle dogs on every picture.Read more ›
The Poodles lineup features members of some familiar bands in melodic rock and metal (Talisman, Lion's Share, Jekyll and Hyde), and their sound is like a hyper-charged, super-catchy mix of melodic rock icons both old and new. They've got a great mix of old Bon Jovi, Poison and Warrant as well as newer bands like Hardcore Superstar and especially Gotthard. This is music with huge guitar hooks, melodies that grab you instantly and songs that are custom-made for singing along. It's party rock, and it's fun as hell. Sample the title track if you're still on the fence. If that doesn't seal the deal, maybe you ought to rethink this whole rock thing (I kid, I kid). There's also a pretty rockin' cover of Ultravox's "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes."
Seriously though, this album is about as good as European melodic rock gets. If you think rock n' roll should be catchy and, God forbid, make you smile from time to time, you need to discover the Poodles, and Metal Will Stand Tall is the perfect place to start. I guarantee it won't be the last Poodles album you buy.
Edition Notes: AFM released a Limited Edition version of Metal Will Stand Tall in 2007. Housed in a digipack, this version contains three bonus tracks (alternate versions of regular album songs) and bonus videos. It's a nice upgrade, but probably not a mandatory one if you already had the first pressing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When TNT disbanded I was almost sick, then Harem Scarem called it quits, MASTERPLAN puts out two stellar projects then falls apart, and to top it all off Tim Russert dies (Meet the... Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Brian W. Ewert
I got a recommendation and bought on a lark. Totally worth it. These guys are really good. Catchy hooks, great sound.Published on February 26, 2009 by Chad Riley