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Reinventing the Steel [Clean]
Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 March, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Hell yeah!
DAMMIT! Goddamn Electric is the BEST Pantera song I've heard for a LONG time! But, then there's Reinventing the Steel and Death Rattle, oh, and about 7 other crunching tracks that take Pantera back to the sound that made them one of the definitive metal bands, ever. If you look below you, you will gradually see more reviews giving full marks to this great record, than before. This is because these people will probably only be seing this record's true brilliance 5 days after they bought it. This is die hard Pantera and I love them for it. No fillers, no ballads, no real hit singles, just 10 hard-hitting tracks that heavy music needs right now. Pantera may be a number one selling band, but they stick firmly to their roots. They will not change. But, they will continue to make consistently great records that bow to no trend. True Pantera fans now this and as a result will totally love this record, which harks back to the classic vulgar display of power more than any of their other records - only, a lot more aggressive. People who were expecting this god awful 'nu' sound shouldn't be listening to Pantera.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pantera, the band of the fans, and their near-perfect gem
My only gripe with STEEL is the lackluster lyrical content, (mostly drug-related nonsense) but other than that, this record kicks major ass as only these Dallas Cowboys from Hell can! The production is crystal clear, Vinnie's drums are bigger than Texas, Dime's guitars are heavier than molten iron, Rex's bass sounds like a bass and rhythm guitar playing at the same time (AMAZING!), and Drill Sergeant Phil lays down the law in this heavy metal boot camp!

Ten tracks with blast beats that remind you of salvo after salvo of enemy machine gun fire, guitar solos that shred your
soul into a billion trillion fragments, grinding riffs from the
deepest chasms of Gehenna, punch-you-in-the-jaw-and-
break-all-your-teeth vocal delivery, a sonic and athletic performance that Metalli-crap and the rest couldn't match to save their life (I dare say, not even Slayer/Death Metal)... but only the lyrics don't do me justice. But
that's okay because STEEL, like all true masterpieces, have at least one flaw that actually gives the work its beauty, no matter how twisted that may sound.

We all found out the ugly truth about Metallica even as far
back as '91: they are only in it for the money. Pantera came
as the "messiah" of all that is good and pure about heavy
metal. And, (gasp) believe it or not, these guys actually
appreciate their fans! (well at least Vinnie and Dime do)
It's too bad these guys had to break up. It wasn't Phil's
fault or anyone else's fault. It was drugs. Vinnie and Dime

know the truth about drugs but Phil is enslaved by heroin
and thinks anyone who does not use is less than human. That's
bulls*** bigger than Texas. (hell, even the whole damn
South!) But Pantera made the best damn heavy metal in all of
God's green earth and NOTHING can take that away.

5-0 out of 5 stars Probably Their Best!!!
This is probably Pantera's finest release. If there is one. i mean, all of their albums are so heavy and good, it's hard to say which one is best. But this one is probably their best one ever. Unfortunately, it was also their last one, with Vinnie and Dime forming Damageplan and Phil going with Superjoint Ritual and Down. But this album really ROCKZ! Just everything about it. There were no hit singles off this album, which shows that the band will never sell out to anything or anyone. Songs like 'Goddamn Electric' and 'I'll Cast A Shadow' I think should be included with their classic material, like 'Walk', and 'Cemetary Gates'. This is one of those essential albums that no true headbanger should be without. ... Read more

Asin: B00004S5DU
Sales Rank: 158436


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Cowboys From Hell
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (17 July, 1990)
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Even those who scoff at the idea that rock & roll is the devil's music have to think twice when listening to Pantera. The pill-popping, strip-bar-ogling, beer-guzzling Texas combo takes Metallica's speed-metal cues to new heights of brutality and sacrilege.Fortunately, they're extremely good at what they do. The polyrhythmic complexity of Vinnie Paul's drumming in "Psycho Holiday" and guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell's breathtaking solo in "Heresy" are examples of state-of-the-art metal musicianship. Vocalist Phil Anselmo often sounds like Metallica's James Hetfield, but his brooding croon on "Cemetery Gates" and his falsetto screams on the blindingly fast "Shattered" are more like vintage Deep Purple. Released in 1990, Cowboys made Pantera one of metal's top draws during an era in which it was almost eclipsed by alternative rock. --James Rotondi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nearly equal to Vulgar Display of Power
After a few Glam-Rock influenced records, Pantera became the Band we know and love on this album. CFH and VDOP are two milestones on their own that definitely changed the definition of Metal.

Cowboys from Hell isn't as heavy as Vulgar Display, but the trademarks are there: Diambag's guitar power and blues-influenced solos, Vinnie's incredible drumming, and of course, Phil's awsome voice that compares to noone else! Countless singers tried to immitate him, but he is the only one that definitely gets the point across: All the anger, hate and frustration he writes in his lyrics, added with a voice that's also able to deliver those feelings without just screaming along. But there are somethings that make this one different from Vulgar Display : The songwriting is way better and more diverse than on the follow-up. Songs like "Cemetery Gates", "The Sleep", or "Medicine Man" where never heard by Pantera again, they traded those mellow and diverse moments to more heavy and more brutal elements in their songs. In my opinion, Pantera didn't need that change. They made clowns out of themselves with album titles like "the great southern trendkill" or "reinventing the steel". To me, this post-"Far beyond" Pantera aren't the Pantera I know and love, although they are pretty good. But I'd always put "Cowboys" and "Display" over those records.

So here you got it, as I said a small milestone for Metal in general ( Pantera prooved that Metal hasn't to be hair-viking-camp like Manowar or poser-crap like Poison or Bon Jovi ), and an amazing record in it's own right!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Metal Album For Pantera's New Start!
Back in the days before Pantera were known as the "Cowboys from Hell," they were into glam metal and released records that didn't sell very good at all. Finally, they dropped the trendy look and released "Cowboys from Hell" after four albums.

The best songs on this album would have to be "Cowboys from Hell," "Primal Concrete Sledge," "Psycho Holiday," "Heresy," "Cemetery Gates," "Domination," "Shattered," "Medicine Man," and "The Art of Shredding".

The only songs I don't like a whole lot, but do not mind are "Clash with Reality," "Message in Blood," and "The Sleep".

Here is my rating for every song on the album:

1. Cowboys From Hell 5/5

2. Primal Concrete Sledge 4/5

3. Psycho Holiday 4/5

4. Heresy 5/5

5. Cemetery Gates 5/5

6. Domination 5/5

7. Shattered 4/5

8. Clash with Reality 3/5

9. Medicine Man 4/5

10. Message in Blood 3/5

11. The Sleep 3/5

12. The Art of Shredding 4/5

I hope my review was helpful to you!

5-0 out of 5 stars If not for this landmark album...
...thrash would have died out. That's the honest-to-God truth. I can easily recommend this album for anyone who's looking for a more brawny and hirsute alternative to Metallica. CFH has lots of outstanding tracks. My personal faves are "Cowboys From Hell", "Art Of Shredding", "Heresy", "Domination", and of course, the uber-ballad "Cemetery Gates". Some say that VULGAR is their best album, but I don't believe so. COWBOYS has better songs, better melodies, and it captures Phil, Dime, Rex, and Vinnie at their youthful prime. Especially Phil, though. Too bad he wasted himself; you can't train enough to have the kind of vocal talent Phil had during this time. Both COWBOYS and VULGAR are phenomenal albums, but this album has their most innovative material. Easily kicks Metallica's arses back to their fricking group therapy. Mwahahaha! ... Read more

Asin: B000002JNJ


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Kerosene Hat
Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 August, 1993)
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Many alternative-rock fans considered Camper Van Beethoven an important band, but I wasn't among them. Guitarist/vocalist David Lowerey always seemed smarmy and ridiculously happy with his own cleverness. Lowrey's new band, Cracker, has the potential to be even more annoying, since the quartet places the spotlight solely on its leader and songwriter, but its self-titled 1992 debut was a strong effort with a smart, infectious single ("Teen Angst"), and Kerosene Hat is even better. Recorded with stripped- down simplicity on an abandoned soundstage at the edge of the Mojave desert, the album concentrates on the band's undeniably catchy country-flavored garage punk."Go For A Ride" is perfect highway music, and the single "Low" is almost as good as "Teen Angst." Unfortunately, the most inspired title and song topic-"Hi Desert Biker Meth Lab"-turns out to be wasted on a short snippet of noise and studio chatter. --Jim DeRogatis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cracker's Best
Cracker's best albumn. Flavorful notes of 70's classic rock, hints of punk, a distinct 80's college radio nose, and a long southern blues finish. As much as Lowery gets (or takes) the credit (or heat) for being the up-front front man of this band, it is clear that Hickman deserves a lot of the credit for making their sound so rich and diverse.

"Kerosene Hat" is extremely strong thru the first ten tracks. In fact, taking away "Kerosene Hat" (song), this album is an absolute masterpiece thru "Lonesome Johnny Blues". "I Want Everything" is beautiful and powerful anthem--even more moving live! "Sweet Potato" is a gem reminescent (in a good way) of 1970 Led Zeppelin.

Then, after 10 tracks, Cracker forget when to shut up. "Let's go for a ride" is unremarkable and why they saw fit to re-record the Grateful Dead's "Loser" is absolutely beyond me. Track 69 ("Eurotrash Girl"), however, is worth wading thru all the empty tracks!!

In short, 30 minutes of genius packed into 45 minutes of listening.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Album by a Great Band
Probably Cracker's best... in the classic blend we've come to expect from them: flavorful notes of 70's classic rock, hints of punk, a distinct 80's college radio nose, and a long southern blues finish. As much as Lowery gets (or takes) the credit (or heat) for being the up-front front man of this band, it is clear that Hickman deserves a lot of the credit for making their sound so rich and diverse.

"Kerosene Hat" is extremely strong thru the first ten tracks. In fact, taking away "Kerosene Hat" (song), this album is an absolute masterpiece thru "Lonesome Johnny Blues". "I Want Everything" is beautiful and powerful anthem--even more moving live! "Sweet Potato" is a gem reminescent (in a good way) of 1970 Led Zeppelin.

Then, after 10 tracks, Cracker forget when to shut up. "Let's go for a ride" is unremarkable and why they saw fit to re-record the Grateful Dead's "Loser" is absolutely beyond me. Track 69 ("Eurotrash Girl"), however, is well worth wading through all the empty tracks!!

In short, 30 minutes of genius packed into 45 minutes of listening.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything seems like a dream...
One of the first albums in my now gigantic collection, Kerosene Hat is an odd man out, difficult to categorize despite its familiar roots-rock sound. Oddly romantic-sounding without trying to be (actually, all the more so for the fact that its blunt irony and unforced wittiness removes all "romatic" cliches leaving it sounding surprisingly honest and clear of hackneyed sentimentalism) it seems closer in hindsight to "alt-country" than to any of its grunge-rock contemporaries. I'd place it in the same basic category as the Jayhawks' "Hollywood Town Hall" which came out around the same time. What amazes me is that an album like this actually contained some "hits" which appealed to the popular consciousness enough to get Cracker on MTV and all over burgeoning alt-rock radio stations. Usually bands this intelligent are doomed to obscurity, for record geeks like me (and possibly you) to find and treasure while our girlfriends roll their eyes.

Like one reviewer below, I too would listen to this album back in high school and dream of beautiful women. I see no shame in that. It's an album that induces such hopefulness (or wishful thinking), and that's saying something for it. No it's not "Exile on Main Street" but it's in that vein for those of us who lived and breathed the early alt-rock movement, before crass commericialism sucked all the life out of it.

I'll conclude this diatribe by urging Cracker to create another album this good. I know they'll never read this, but in case someone who knows them does, please pass on the message. ... Read more

Asin: B000000W4I


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Iron Maiden
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 September, 1998)
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This opening sonic salvo from Steve Harris's East End stalwarts pretty much defined the late-1970s post-punk rebirth of rock traditionalism known as the new wave of British heavy metal. Featuring the strident cockney roar of original lead vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Iron Maiden capitalized on the band's enormous grassroots following by storming immediately into the upper reaches of the album charts. A perfect balance of the irresistibly catchy ("Running Free"), the intricately epic ("Phantom of the Opera"), and the roguishly profane ("Charlotte the Harlot"), it's an assured debut, albeit one that's superficially marred by somewhat pedestrian production. Still, Iron Maiden--specifically the blazing, fretboard ferocity of its closing title track--is an utterly essential element of any self-respecting metal-head's collection. Furious, whiplash headbanging is not so much recommended as completely unavoidable. --Ian Fortnam ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - Life before Dickinson
Iron Maiden (1980.) Iron Maiden's first album.

In 1979, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal took England by storm. Hundreds of hard-rocking bands emerged overnight, and every one of them was excellent. Unfortunately, very few of these bands found success in their music, and an even smaller number of them found success outside their native United Kingdom. Iron Maiden is a rare example of one of the genre's bands that achieved worldwide success. Through the course of the mid and late seventies, Iron Maiden had a number of line-up changes. They had recorded a demo collection and several tracks for compilations. Finally, come 1980 and the band was ready to release it's first full-length LP. With vocalist Paul Di'Anno, guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Strattion, drummer Clive Burr, and bassist Steve Harris, their debut was recorded. How does their 1980 self-titled debut, recorded before legendary metal vocalist Bruce Dickinson joined the band, measure up? Read on and find out.

The first thing I need to state about this album is that it is NOTHING like the material that the band recorded with their most famous vocalist, Bruce Dickinson. The Di'Anno era of the band differs from those days drastically, but that doesn't mean the musical quality from this era was any worse. One of the band's finest early songs, Prowler, kicks off the album. Fast-paced punk-metal rock never sounded better, and the rather comical lyrics only add to the experience. Remember Tomorrow comes next. It slows things way down in the verses, but the chorus is the kind of hard and heavy stuff you'd expect from Maiden. The instrumental interlude between the second and third verses is particuarly memorable. Next comes the classic mid-paced hard rocker Running Free. I think this song is overrated by a lot of Maiden fans, but I remain confident that it IS a good song. It was also released as a single. The best track of all, Phantom Of The Opera, comes next. This is a lengthy and heavy epic, which served as a premonition to what was to come for Iron Maiden in their future days with Bruce Dickinson at the helm. The guitar solo is particuarly excellent. Following that, we get the classic metal instrumental Transylvania. Although not my personal favorite instrumental that the band has ever recorded, it's solid nonetheless. It fades right into the ultra slow and melodic cut Strange World. This song is VERY different than what you're used to hearing from Maiden, but it's actually a very good song. Charlotte The Harlot, the next track, is the most punk-sounding thing on the album, and this serves the band well. The lyrics here are some of the band's most memorable of all. Closing out the album is the song Iron Maiden on the album Iron Maiden by the band Iron Maiden. That doesn't happen too often! This track is a bit repetitive as far as the lyrics go, but that doesn't keep it from being excellent. And this is the best version ever recorded, period (Dickinson never could do this one right.) In the end, the band's debut album is a damn fine punk-metal hybrid that is worth listening to.

THE TEXT IN THIS PARAGRAPH REFERS EXCLUSIVELY TO THE 2002 STANDARD REMASTERED SERIES OF THE BAND'S ALBUMS. As a die-hard Maiden fan, I AM SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED WITH THESE REISSUES. Sure, the sound quality is improved over the original CD issues and there is some cool enhanced CD footage (all the remasters before the X Factor have this), but this reissue is lacking the most important thing a remaster needs - BONUS TRACKS. We get one bonus cut (Sanctuary), but that just isn't enough. The total play time is about forty-five minutes, and you can fit eighty minutes on a CD. There were a plethora of rare tracks from this era that have never before been issued by the band (except for in the restrictively expensive box set. These rarities include demos, compilation tracks, B-Sides, interviews, BBC session tracks, and others.) Another problem is the alterations of the covers of some albums. The band's debut album has had two alterations - Eddie's eyes now glow, and the band's name has been removed from the top of the album cover. Likewise, the No Prayer For The Dying album cover completely removes the grave robber that Eddie was strangling! And don't get me started on the slipcases. Sure, they look cool, but it's a pain to take them off and put them back on every time you listen to the album. To put it simply, if you already own earlier issues of these albums on CD, it's really not necessary to get the new remasters.

Iron Maiden's debut album was the start of something great. They hadn't yet found the sound that would bring them worldwide success, but their sound was still nothing short of excellent. If you're new to Maiden, take my advice and start with The Number Of The Beast, and stick to buying the albums with Dickinson on vocals. Even though this is a great album, I recommend the Di'Anno and Bayley albums to true fans only, as they don't really capture the band in its prime. Put simply, this is a great album, it's just not a great album to start with.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-have for any self-respectful metalhead
I listened this album after listening some albums from the metal gods, Iron Maiden. When I listened this album first time I was enchanted, even when I found kinda weird the new vocalist (all of the albums I heard before this was in the Dickinson era) Iron Maiden is a very focused and talented effort made by such young musicians that by them they showed a very big maturity since their first release, something very rare to find in the rock scene even nowadays. Iron Maiden's self-tittled album is powerful, raw, headbanging inducing, sometimes sound a little bit punky but definitely years light above punk rock. I've lost and bought this album 3 times (which means that it must be very good and essential if I spend the money again for hearing songs I know by heart) Since the begginning of the album to the ending ALL the tracks are amazing, and you can appreciate it better if you listen it in the order that it has (that means without shuffling) The first track prowler is a very hard and rythmic rocker, with GREAT guitar sound that you can almost touch it, the solos, everything seems to make a conspiration for keeping you hearing it. Then comes Sanctuary which is basically a punk-metal rock song and one of my favorites specially live, then comes the more mellow, and melodic remember tomorrow which in some point rocks hard but basically is a melodic song which evokes a lot of nostalgia to me. Running free is a very catchy song, with a very nice drums intro. Phantom of the opera is the most elaborate of the songs, very ambitious, complex, that's up to me the song that shows the superiority of Iron Maiden above all the other debuting bands of their time, a band that can make such a delicious masterpiece in their first effort is something really extraordinary. Not many bands make a 7 minutes epic song in their first recording and do it so... well done as Iron Maiden, and believe me Phantom of the Opera is not a boring song, and has no fillers all the parts of that song are essential part of it. After that comes Transylvania, a shocking instrumental that shows again the prodigiousity of Iron Maiden, since their first stages. Transylvania fuses with the slow and sometimes Pink-Floydesque(?) Strange World creating up to me the most spiritual momentum of the album. Then comes Charlotte the Harlot, with very good lyrics, that talk about a subject that will be always vigent, prostitution. Charlotte is a very hard rocker that in some part becomes a little bluesy. And the closure is by the energetic Iron Maiden, which leaves you with the feeling of waking from a dream or something, definitely a very smart way of finishing an album. All of the songs of this album kick-ass, and they can be heared separately or between a various artist heavy metal set of songs, but I recommend you that someday take the time and hear it completely and in order, trust me you won't repent.

Warning: This album is not recommended for hip-hoppers, casual Iron Maiden fans, NU-Metal posers, Poppers, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is were it all started (unless you count the 'Sound House Tapes). Iron Maiden, the cream of the NWOBHM hit Britain with this albam that would jump strait to N# 04. Make no doubt this is an excellent albam, strait from the first track, Prowler, you know this is something special. The pace continues in sanctuary, and the EXCELLENT Phantom of the opera and the strange but beautyful Charlotte the Harlot and the fan fav Iron Maiden.

As a band, Maiden show how good they were at a younger age, Di'anno vocals perfect for the job, and its difficult to imagine Bruce singing instead, although he would do later on. Murray and Stratton are killer together, whilst Harris plays the bass superb. Clive Burr is very steady on drums and keeps the band on course.

This albam is full of classics that are a found memory in any Maiden fan whoes heard this albam. Buy it, buy it now. ... Read more

Asin: B00000BKDS


Killers
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 September, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars KILLERS IS AN ORIGINAL METAL MASTERPIECE
Where do I begin. Well let's just first say that this album has a high level of aggression, along with "killer" melody and hooks. It also contains my favorite rhythm section of all time, "Steamin'" Steve Harris and "Clever" Clive Burr(Among the most underated drummers of all time). Furthermore, this was the first Maiden album to feature guitarist Adrian Smith, a master shredder and essential Maiden member . And Dave Murray ain't no slouch on this one either! "Killers" is the first Maiden record to display the dynamic twin guitar attack of Murray and Smith. Also, the last album to feature Paul Di'anno, a very powerful and unique vocalist, who had a lot to do with maidens early success. Some of the best cuts on the record are the very fast for their day "Purgatory" and "Murders in the Rue Morgue", the broodingly heavy "Wrathchild"and a couple nice surprises- the thoughtful mellow rocker "Prodigal Son" to the very catchy yet heavy "Twilight Zone" and "Drifter". And don't forget the "killer" title track! Another tidbit-"Killers" was the album that Bruce Dickinson had to learn when Paul Di'anno quit or was ousted(or whatever Steve Harris says happened to him). "Killers" contains elements of metal/jazz/thrash/hardcore/punk/pop and is a must have for anyone interested in discovering Iron Maiden, if they haven't done that yet. It was a very influential album to later metal and thrash artists(right, Lars?). Last but not least,produced by Martin Birch of "Deep Purple" fame.

5-0 out of 5 stars TOTALLY BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Killers is now my favorite Maiden album. Before I purchased it, I just bought Bruce on vocals. I was skeptical, because alot of Maiden fans don't like Paul Di'anno. I bought it anyway, just to see what he sounded like. And I have to say he has one the greatest heavy metal voices of all time. This album also introduces Adrian Smith on guitar after Dennis Stratton left. There is absolutely no filler I loved every song. If you are a fan of Iron Maiden or just like good old 80's Heavy Metal than this should be an immediate purchase. If your new to Maiden you may want to listen Bruce Dickinson first, to get used to thier sound. Then get this killer album.

4-0 out of 5 stars This here is a "killer" album!
[Before you start reading this review, I want to apologize for making it so long. I had a lot to say, and there was no short way to do it.]

Iron Maiden's 1980 debut took the United Kingdom by storm. Though most of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands scattered across the country achieved very little success, Maiden's earth-shattering debut was a premonition of things to come. In 1981, guitarist Dennis Stratton was replaced by the now legendary Adrian Smith. This brought the line-up to Paul Di'Anno on vocals (this was his last studio album with the band), Steve Harris on bass (he's the band's chief songwriter as well), Clive Burr on drums, and Adrian Smith and Dave Murray on guitars. This is Killers, the band's second studio album. Read on for track-by-track comments, as well as my comments on this remaster series.

Ides of March - This opening instrmental is probably the band's weakest song of the variety, but as an album opener, it works very well.

Wrathchild - Many Maiden fans dub this relentless hard rock assault one of the two best songs to feature Paul Di'Anno's vocals. Who can blame them?

Murders in the Rue Morgue - This tune's a bit more on the melodic rock side, but it's still nothing short of excellent. One of the band's most underrated songs.

Another Life - The lyrics here are a bit redundant, but it's still a pretty good song. Don't skip it - it's not worth doing.

Genghis Khan - IRON MAIDEN'S BEST INSTRUMENTAL EVER! Listen to it, and you'll see why.

Innocent Exile - This one's about a man who was accused of a crime he didn't committ. It's not a bad song, but probably is the weakest one on here.

Killers - The title track is another fast and furious rock assault on your senses you'd have to be stupid not to love! Did the band ever have a bad title track? Well, maybe No Prayer For The Dying, but we'll get to that in a later review...

Prodigal Son - A ballad? Yup. And a damn good one too! Another one of the band's most underrated songs, this one must be heard to be believed.

Purgatory - Another melodic rocker. The lyrics themselves aren't the strength here, but rather how they're delivered. Di'Anno is in top shape here.

Drifters - A good closing track. It's no masterpiece, but it certainly gets the job done.

BONUS TRACK:

Twilight Zone - THIS IS NOT THE GOLDEN EARRING SONG. Though this track doesn't really stand out for much, hearing Di'Anno hit the high notes is priceless!

Now for my comments on the remasters series - as a die-hard Maiden fan, I AM SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED. Sure, the sound quality is improved over the original CD issues and there is some cool enhanced CD footage (all the remasters before the X Factor have this), but this reissue is lacking the most important thing a remaster needs: BONUS TRACKS. We get one bonus cut (Sanctuary), but that just isn't enough. The total play time is about 45:00, and you can fit 80:00 on a CD. There were a plethora of rare tracks from this era that have never before been issued by the band (except for in the restrictively expensive box set. These rarities include demos, compilation tracks, B-Sides, interviews, BBC session tracks, and others.) To put it simply, if you already own the original issue of this album on CD, it's really not necessary to get the new remaster.

Iron Maiden's sophomore album is a great album. However, take my advice. If you're new to Maiden, start with The Number Of The Beast, and stick to buying the albums with Dickinson on vocals. Even though this is a great album, I recommend the Di'Anno and Bayley albums to true fans only, as they don't really capture the band in its prime. Put simply, this is a great album, it's just not a great album to start with. ... Read more

Asin: B00000BKDT
Sales Rank: 182085


Awake
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (31 October, 2000)
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Godsmack play their ghoulish hard rock with such a straight face, they make Metallica look like the Insane Clown Posse. For proof, look no further than heavily pierced frontman Sully Erna, who is not only a practicing Wiccan but the author of melodramatic declarations such as "Can't you see what this pain has fucking done to me." It's too bad the follow-up to the Boston band's triple-platinum self-titled debut rarely delivers with the desired intensity. Instead, the disc offers anodyne takes on the same old themes of aggression ("Sick of Life"), alienation ("Bad Magick"), and hocus-pocus ("Vampires"), with the all-too-familiar buzzsaw of nu-metal guitars and elastic bass grooves tearing throughout. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD, Great Guitar.
This album blows me away. The first CD is better, but that doesn't make this one [is bad]. I just got the 3rd album, Faceless.
It's really good, about the same as this one. The best songs are Awake, Greed, and Vampires. They all have the best guitars. Tony Rombola, the guitarist, is awesome. He plays that guitar better than Metallica's Kirk Hammet. Sully Erna, front man, is a powerful vocalist with an incredible voice for metal. This band is a mix of Metallica and Alice in Chains. Listen to it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great but not Awsome
This is deffinatley a good album. But it's not what I expected for a second album. I was blown away by the first and maybe my expectations were too high for this one. I love a couple tracks. Sick of life, Greed and Vampire have the metal grind and chop I have come to expect from them. I find myself barley listening to rest of the CD usally fast forwarding and eventually popping GODSMACK in after those three songs. I would buy it because there is deffinatly more than one good song. Here's hoping they have more good songs and fewer bland ones on the next.

5-0 out of 5 stars I was Awake!!!!!
This is the best CD I've ever had! Either smack me or this CD. If you don't like it, smack yourself upside the head!! Anyways, get this CD!! Sully is great with these songs. Much better than the 1st album! Get this CD today,you'll love it!! I don't like people who say this album stinks!! Rock on, Godsmack!! I'd love to see which album you like!! Whoever likes this album is cool!! ... Read more

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False Start
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars what is LOVE?..."Hey,man that's the name of my band."
People always say this is the album with "The Everlasting First" on it-as if that's the only reason to own it.This album is a strange one.On first hearing it seems like the best songs on it are:The Everlasting 1st.Stand Out(live).Keep On Shining.& Ride That Vibration Down.And the rest are all mediocre throwaways best left in the can.But the more you listen to this record in it's entirety start to finish the better it gets.A loose,funky,psychedelic Arthur Lee solo album circa 1969 that finds our hero sounding like he's having alot of fun singing these songs to us.Very similar to Out Here&Four Sail.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love's most underrated (and 2nd best) album
This album is criminally misunderstood. It is the Anti-Forever Changes. Short songs, tight musicianship, the most controlled screaming in all of rock 'n roll, meaningful/meaningless lyrics, nasty attitude (when not buoyantly hopeful), & Love's best guitarist ever! Takes everything slick & punks it up, and then vice versa. It's brilliant and, 30 some years out, still way ahead of the curve. Defiantly alternative - refuses every mold,label, & classification. Lighten up & enjoy!

p.s. "Stand Out" would be equally at home in a youth mass or a mosh pit.

4-0 out of 5 stars Weak - But still Stands Out
OK, so this isn't the best Love album, but it's still a must have for Arthur Lee fans. Hendrix fans should check this out for "The Everlasting First"(lead guitar). Stand Out has always been one of my favorite tunes although the best version of that song is on the very rare Live/Studio album. "Keep on Shining" is good too and "Slick Dick" is quite amusing. ... Read more

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Double Wide [Clean]
Average Customer Review: 3.46 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (13 June, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Give Him A Chance!
When I first heard Uncle Kracker I was like, "Who is he?". I especially love his song FOLLOW ME. I do think he's more pop than rap tho despite the influence of Kid Rock in his music.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a Cd!
Wow! This is one of the best album's ive ever got. I listened to it for the first time and fell in love. Good Rap/Rock/Country Mix. Not Like His Other 2 albums.

1. Intro - Kracker gettin on a train...ready to go to the real world

2.Better Day's - Very good rhymes.Best Song on cd.Not My personal favorate though. 5/5

3.What Chu' Lookin' At? Another hit. 4.8/5

4.Follow Me- 1st single. Different then the rest. 3/5

5.Heaven (feat.Kidrock and Paradime)- My favorate. Kick a** 1,000,000/5

6.Steaks and Shrimp - Greatness. Another Hip-hop Track. 4.6/5

7.Who's Your Uncle - Hip-Hop Track. Good. 4/5

8.Whiskey & Water - A hip-hop/Country track. Could of Been Better. 4/5

9.Yeah Yeah Yeah - 2nd Single.One Of the better Songs. Its More Rock Then Hip-Hop. 5/5

10.Aces & 8's - Very Different. Tells a good story. 4/5

11.You Cant Take Me - Good Song To End The Album.

Overall: Could of been longer but its kick azz.

4-0 out of 5 stars By Far His best
Do not buy this album if you expect every song to be like "follow me", but if you like rock,country, and a little hip hop this is the perfect combination. I was very surprised I did not expect the album to be this good. I had never heard rap over a harmonica before, but not only does he pull it off he almost creates a whole new genre or sound. GOOD JOB KRACKER!!! ... Read more

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...And Justice For All
Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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This record has so much good material that it's a shame the production is so shoddy. Songwise, this is probably Metallica's most sophisticated album, exploring the theme of justice and perversions thereof with a vengeance. "One" is one of their best songs ever, building from a slow, edgy beginning into effortless overdrive. The title track is excellent and never boring, despite clocking in at more than nine minutes. It's the epic of the album, but all of the songs are long, displaying impressive chops and songwriting. Metallica took a commercial turn after ...And Justice for All, and it's interesting to speculate on what would have happened to their music had they continued in the direction suggested by this album. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars bad production stops this masterpiece cold
This album tried to take 1986's Master of Puppets one step further by looking at our corrupt justice system and other typical Heavy Metal topics: Insanity, rebellion...etc. And Metallica, considered by many (not me) to be the best band ever, comes out swinging. "Blackened" in Battery revisited, with scorching guitars and classic Metallica arrangment. However, once you get past the speed at which this album starts out, you notice one thing (well, at least I did) There's no bass. I pumped the bass up to the max on my stereo and still I couldn't hear anything, save for the occasional weak bass trying to work its way into the riffs every once in awhile. The result is that a lot of the songs, though well arranged, come off sounding thin and watery, without the punch that good bass brings to a song. I honestly don't know if Jason Newsted even showed up to the recordings. The production is crap, and it's a shame becuase it ruined whatever hopes this album had to be "best ever" status. Still, "Justice" does boast songs like "One" and "Dyer's Eve", great Metallica and a great effort. Buy this album, and just pretend there is some bass :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Metallica's most elaborate, experimental, & angry work.
Despite the poor production on And Justice for All, this stands out as Metallica's most complex album, and my personal favorite from the band. Most of the songs on And Justice for All are extremely long, but thats certainly not a bad thing when when you're dealing with Metallica. All the songs go through elaborate stages, changing up the tempo & mood constantly. It's very impressive just to sit back & listen to. Whether they're playing speed-metal, pounding you with some slow steady riffs, throwing in some acoustic parts, or going off on a classic, thrashy guitar solo, its all done very well on And Justice for All. This album has an epic vibe to it, and it has two of the best songs ever written by the band. There's "One" or course, widely considered to be the bands best song, and then there's "To Live is to Die", an emotional instrumental tribute to Cliff Burton. That song is simply breathtaking. The rest of the album is outstanding as well. James's lyrics on this album are the most meaningful he's ever written, shouting out against various injustices concerning the government. This is also the band's most passionate & angry album as well, as they vent from pain & sorrow of losing their close friend & bass player Cliff Burton. While Master of Puppets overall may be considered Metallica's best album, personally I like And Justice for All more because of its raw & angry sound. Its much less polished than Master of Puppets & plus its has "One" & "To Live is to Die" which are my two favorite Metallica songs. So you can complain about the poor production & nearly inaudible bass on And Justice for All, but Metallica fans cannot deny that the actual music on the album is among the band's most experimental, progressive, & best work.

4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 *
1. Blackened 5/5
2. ...And Justice for All 6/5
3. Eye of the Beholder 4/5
4. One 100/5
5. Shortest Straw 3/5
6. Harvester of Sorrow 3/5
7. Frayed Ends of Sanity 4/5
8. To Live Is to Die 4.9/5 too long
9. Dyers Eve 4/5

almost every song starts off the same way, but other than that, a very good album.

if you want to download this cd...go to winMX.com ... Read more

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Introduction to Mayhem [Clean]
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Appetite For Destruction
Since I like loud music I was very impressed with the track. Seems like they wrote what they wanted and it sounded really good. So overall I say that Primer 55 did a very good job and should keep it up. Hope they don't sell out like many other bands did. ... Read more

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Rage Against the Machine
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 November, 1992)
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Not since the days of the Clash and the MC5 has rock seen such political force as in the uncompromising debut from this L.A. quartet. Expanding the hip-hop/metal style of bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage tap the spirits of vintage Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with hardcore punk intensity and Public Enemy-style grooves. "Bombtrack" opens the LP with a shot of adrenaline and singer Zack de la Rocha's infuriated chorus of "Burn, burn, yes, you're gonna burn!" The intensity doesn't let up an inch on the militant "Killing in the Name" (with the inspiring chant, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!"), the ultrafunky "Bullet in the Head," and the engrossing "Fistful of Steel." Tom Morello combines time-honored metal guitar riffs with sounds that suggest a hip-hop scratcher over a rhythm section that simply takes no prisoners. Intelligent and aggressive, this is unimpeachably one of the best hard-rock records ever made. --James Rotondi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars finally, real rap/metal
I have to say, listening to Linkin Park, P.O.D, etc, RATM is by far the best rap/metal band out there. Alot of rap/metal bands just talk about sex drugs and stuff cough*, cough*, Limp Bizket, cough*. But Rage is differnt they talk about right and wrong. Zack De la Rocha is one of the most respected people out there for his political opinions on our US Government, his lyrics are expreesed in various amounts of anger in hardcore rap. Tom morello, 1 word, AMAZING, his guitar playing is crazy. And would you believe that most of these cool sounds are made by guitar, thats awesome. Timmy C with the bass, very good, the bass blends perfect with the guitar. And Brad wilk, another jaw dropper, his drumming is also amzing, when you listen to all the tracks, the drum pattern is perfect. There Self titled debut is filled with lots of great rap, guitar solos, and plenty of screaming.

1)Bombtrack (4:05) - great opener to the album, also a nice intro too. 8/10
2)Killing in the Name (5:14) - After listening to this track I was amazed, great song to listen to when you're pissed off, my third fav. track. 10/10
3)Take the Power Back (5:37) - a very political song with some great lyrics. 8/10
4)Settle for Nothing (4:48) - not my favorite but still good. Has a cool guitar solo. 7/10
5)Bullet in the Head (5:09)- cool guitar, another great track one of my favorite. 8/10
6)Know Your Enemy (4:55)- cool lyrics, and great guitar riffs. 9/10
7)Wake Up (6:04)- first heard it in the matrix, another great guitar, best lyrics. 10/10
8)Fistful of Steel (5:31)- meh, ok. 6/10
9)Township Rebellion (5:24)- meh, ok. 6/10
10)Freedom (6:05) - An excellent way to finish the album, my favorite track. 12/10

In all, out of all the best RATM albums pick this up first then move up to there other ones, Evil Empire, Battle of L.A, Renegades, and Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium.

4-0 out of 5 stars rage is the bomb!
Rage Against the Machine has bombastic, fiercly political music that goes against our society. The high energy lyrics of Zach de LaRocha preach his sincere feelings toward conforming by the govrnment and our schools. Backed with technically impressive guitar riffs by Tom Morello & Timmy C., aggressive rhythm from Brad Wilk, this frontman raps a multi-cultural alternative to what you learn in school and see on TV. Rage introduced a new genre to the music scene with thier first record that is a combonation of rock, rap and thrash, The style of this album is very loud with Zach often yelling to get his point across. These are sometimes violent and also adress serious issues like suicide and being your own person. This and all Rage albums are made to express the views of the band members and to inform the audince about what the government is doing in our society. All of the songs on this album have a rich tapestry of lyrics that express their views and tell what's happening to our society. This album as a whole is excaellent. If you like direct lyrics, pounding rhythm and unique bass lines; this one's a must. Zach has a lot of anger that he uses to slam our government thruogh his music.

5-0 out of 5 stars "When ignorance reigns, life is lost..."
I first got into Rage Against The Machine in 7th grade, when I was into crap like Limp Bizkit and purchased Evil Empire because people said I would like it if I liked Limp Bizkit. In retrospect, that comparison is a big insult to Rage. That's like comparing "Goodfellas" to "You Got Served".

Anyway, I really liked (and still like) Evil Empire (especially "Vietnow"). However, I didn't get this album until this past January. Before then, I had a few of the songs on mixes, but that's it. I listened to samples in the store and really liked what I heard, so I purchased it. Forget Wimp Bizkit; this is rock-rap done RIGHT!

First of all, the musicians here; Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk (now of Audioslave); are all very talented. Check out the slap bass, the riffs, the drumming. Add Zack De La Rocha's politically-charged rhymes over top of them, and you get what might be the only band in history influenced by both Led Zeppelin and Public Enemy, which may sound like mixing pizza and ice cream but comes out sounding damn good. Most of the songs on here are favorites.

The angry, anti-authority/government diatribes are what made this album a classic twelve years ago. Before 1992, there weren't too many albums with "[...] you, I won't do what you tell me!" as a lyric. And I think "When ignorance reigns, life is lost" is very relatable to the Iraq war going on today.

Overall, if you want a REAL rap-rock record, check this one out first, then get the others.(...) ... Read more

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