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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great metal, May 28, 2013
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This review is from: Megatropolis (Audio CD)
Iron Savior delivers a great album with "Megatropolis"; the fast paced, powerful, guitar driven songs that you get here are wonderful, just announcing what we would get later with "the landing". Piet has done a pretty good job composing great songs, getting great musicians and continuing with what started like a side project with Kai Hansen. You can't miss this recording and listen to "Megatropolis", "Omega man" and Running riot"

Frequency Unknown [Explicit]
Frequency Unknown [Explicit]
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another really bad album from Queensr˙che, April 24, 2013
This album really sucks!!! Record after record i hope this band will return to the glorious days when they made albums like "Warning", "Rage", "Mindcrime" and "Empire", but no, they deliver crap after crap; since "Promised Land" they've become boring, predictible and rockless, with the exception of "mindcrime II". The only song that's worth listening to is "Slave", but the rest of them are really bad. The sad thing is this is not the worst R˙che album (Tribe and Dedicated to Chaos stink as well), so you can't hope a lot from the other version of the band.
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British Lion [Enhanced CD]
British Lion [Enhanced CD]
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very uneven, weak vocals, September 27, 2012
Ok, first of all, all of us were adviced this wasn't going to be like Maiden, that's all right, there are other great rock and metal styles out there. What nobody told us is this record would have a mixture of good and extremely bad material.
Let's take it by parts; tracks 1 and 3 are really crappy alternative like songs, and i mean really crappy, not even close to a good alternative song (yes, they exist, not many but some); songs 2 and 4 are just fair, but at that point (4 songs) you're already worried your bucks were a waste. Things get better from fifth to eighth track, they're good songs, "The chosen few" and "A world without heaven" even could be great if they had a singer in them, wait, what? they're no instrumentals, but is that singing? This guy doesn't exactly sound bad, he just doesn't sound; he could be a good pop singer, but it bores to death in the rock world.
The end gets sloppy again with the last too songs, they don't belong to rock hell, but they certainly deserve purgatory.
Bottom line: 4 "could be great" songs, 4 boring fillers, 2 pieces of crap. Mr. Harris: Any of your projects deserve a real singer, and you've got 2 fails in your records (remember Boring Bailey?)
Am i being too generous with 3 stars?

Celebrator - Rare Tracks (2CD)
Celebrator - Rare Tracks (2CD)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the most part great, some unfortunate fillers, September 25, 2012
In this compilation Udo show us again why he has already the "legend of metal" mark. In general you find some great, powerful, raw guitar driven songs and the trademark aggressive vocals from the former Accept frontman; that's what every fan is expecting and even more since you can't really tell why some of this songs were left out and used as b-sides only or not used at all previously; they are "A" class songs. However, you could really delete about five of them that are really fillers and still have a great 20 song compilation, i.e. they could save us from the acoustic versions, platchet soldat and a couple more. All in all, another success for Mr. Udo and his band.

Neverworld's End
Neverworld's End
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xandria is doing what Nightwish doesn't anymore, September 25, 2012
This review is from: Neverworld's End (Audio CD)
Excellent!!! just great!! what else can i say? I wasn't expecting such a superb record from this guys. Though already a Xandria fan, the music in this cd took them to another level. If you're changing your vocalist, make sure you get an even better one, that's the rule this guys seem to have followed (are you listening Nightwish?) I like Lisa's voice a lot, but Manuela has a more powerful and even more beautiful voice, and the best of all is she infected that power to the whole band, the guitars are taking more risks, the bass line is stronger, the songs are better than ever and you can't find any weak spot. It looks like these guys finally have decided to get a more important role in the symphonic metal world. Get on your feet and buy it right away, may be the best spent bucs of the whole year!

Carolus Rex
Carolus Rex
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good power metal, September 25, 2012
This review is from: Carolus Rex (Audio CD)
Sabaton delivers a good option in power metal with their latest work Carolus Rex. The vocals are powerful and different from what we're used to in power metal, the guitars are fine, the rhythm section is strong enough and the keys complement it all. With interesting lyrics and a well chosen sequence, everything seems in place, except sometimes this power metal exactly lacks a little power.

For me the highlights are:

Killing Ground
Carolean's prayer
The Lion from the north
Gott mit uns

Shaved and Dangerous
Shaved and Dangerous
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as first effort, September 6, 2012
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I gotta say i didn't become Baby Animals fan right away the hit the scene, but after listening to thier first record, i liked them a lot. A Rock band with a strong frontwoman, some rocking anthems, some slower tunes, even a bit of hard rock riffs and attitude. However, this second album lacks of a lot of the aforementioned. Half the songs are kinda boring, seems the imagination and attitude is gone and gives you the impression they "had" to record a follow up instead of they "wanted" to.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good record, it continues where "Omega" left us, September 6, 2012
This review is from: XXX (Audio CD)
Well, It was good to see the original line up reunited back then when "Phoenix" was released, The band needed it, needed to refresh, but, how can a band get fresh with and old lineup? Well, you can ask these veterans or just listen to their three most recent recordings. With XXX, Asia delivers another album with their classic sound yet with a fresh taste, the only bad thing is not all the songs have the same quality, some of them, not fillers but not thrillers either. The first couple of songs should rank among the best they have all time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great vocals, lacks a little punch, April 25, 2012
This review is from: Alloy (Audio CD)
When i ran into this cd at the store and read it was Amanda's metal project, i knew i had to buy it. It's a good record, not the best i've heard from this great singer, but still does the trick. The only detail is that half the songs lack of punch, they're not bad but not memorable either. Due to the size of all the musicians i expected a little more. All the vocals are smooth and powerful at a time, and that increases the value of the whole product. In the end is good rock that could be a little more powerful, worth buying.

Requiem for the Indifferent
Requiem for the Indifferent
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The dissappointment of the year, March 30, 2012
Sad to say, but this is the worst Epica record. I had great expectations about this album and was waiting desperately to get it, when i did, it was not worthy. Their other albums have life, energy, variety and a beautiful voice from an even (if possible)more beautiful singer. None of these elements are present in RFTI; too much growling, boring songs and a lead singer that you only realize is the same from previous releases because her face is in the booklet. Her singing is flat, and i just can't believe a voice like her's (probably the best female voice)is wasted that way. I'm a huge Epica fan and even hurts to make this review, but i hope they return to their previous musical path that was awesome.

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