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10 days ago
Aussie Dave
Really enjoying this album as well. Not sure it is as good as Heart Full Of Fire, but it is much better than their last one. Really solid album from start to finish and agree that it gets better with every listen. Great stuff..
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13 days ago
Aussie Dave
Hopefully better than their debut. Had some great songs, but was very hit and miss for me considering the talent on board.
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19 days ago
Aussie Dave
Will be there in a heartbeat if he guarantees to play some Winery Dogs.
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19 days ago
Aussie Dave
Totally disagree. For me I think it's the only VH album with no filler at all. I can see why Inside would be deemed filler by some though. Love this album and it's easily the best Van Hagar record. I don't hate the production, but yes, agree it could do with a remaster.
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4 weeks ago
Aussie Dave
I really enjoyed his last two solo albums. I felt the songwriting was great on both.
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5 weeks ago
Aussie Dave
Would you say this one is their most AOR sounding album thus far? Songs are great, just needed them to rock a little harder than they do.
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5 weeks ago
Aussie Dave
Got the whole album from the media section of Nuclear Blast. If you liked the bands previous material, then you will like the new album. Can't help but think of Kiss when I hear that guitar tone!!
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6 weeks ago
Aussie Dave
This is a really solid album tbh. I was pleasantly surprised. The only track I don't really like is 'The Art Of Letting Go'. Love the title track and 'Hit The Wall' and 'The Other Option is catchy as hell and appropriate to my age(those that have heard it will understand). I think this is the bands best since Cartesian Dreams IMO. Well worth buying...
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6 weeks ago
Aussie Dave
What a super super album. Did not think they would come close to matching Armageddonize, but this is as close to it as possible tbh. I've given it at least half a dozen spins now and although some of the songs might not be as immediate as their last album, after a few spins it all clicks. Agree with Andrew. 100% is what this album deserves. Their last album might end up being a slightly better al
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Danger Danger Four The Hard Way Screw It! Revolve Gildersleeves Dawn Cockroach and Rare Cuts are more like compilations for me. Rare Cuts I didn't really care for, and Cockroach was fantastic so would slot somewhere in the top 3 or 4 albums by the ban for sure. Was great to hear both vocalists singing the same songs. Hard to believe in 28 years the band have only released half a dozen stu
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
I have it and liked it. I'm not sure why people are complaining about him writing about himself in his autobiography?? A lot of the first two thirds of the book looks at life on the road and his friendships with some of the biggest names in hard rock/metal. I quite liked the stories tbh. I would have liked more stories about him hanging with his own band, but it just seems like Bach was never rea
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Anberlin's final album was fantastic!
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
I heard the Melodica and Bone Machine albums. Wasn't a huge fan of Melodica, but Bone Machine were awesome! Yes the sound quality of those albums were subpar, but weren't they independently released albums? Yes, I'm not a musician and I can't explain what buttons needed to be pushed, or what knobs needed to be turned. Music is subjective. What you like, I might not, and that is cool. I think
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
I wish the album had a bigger production. The songs deserve it. Really enjoying the album though. Ted is on fire atm. Loved his latest solo album and this one is great too. Some really catchy and cracking hard rock tunes. Can see a lot of people loving TMF...
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Agree this is their best so far. I think they have progressed nicely. This one seems like more of a mix of old school Lizzy with some classic 80s hard rock. Always liked Rickys voice. The Almighty were a great band and his new solo album is a cracker too..
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Can't wait. Loved their last album. Some incredibly catchy songs on Thirteen. If anything, I'm hoping to hear a little more heaviness but if they produce anything that is around the quality of Thirteen, then it won't matter..
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
I think The Defiants album is a solid piece of hard rock for sure. I'm glad some people here absolutely love the album, as I think Danger Danger is a cruelly underrated band in this genre (maybe not under valued on this site though). But I think The Defiants album is a solid 8/10 for me, maybe could stretch that out to 8.5. It's a fun party album. Hysteria is a genre defining album though. A
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Agree with most here. The band need to freshen things up. Haven't liked either new song I've heard.
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Damned by a country mile. Blessed sounds like a b-sides album to me. Can't fault the first album at all. Besides the awesome ballad Helicopters, nothing stands out on the 2nd record.
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
As I now have a lady friend who lives in Portland who also happens to be a flight attendant, making one of these festivals is now a possibility depending on the time of year etc. I'd just love to see a nice mix of European artists and American artists on the bill. Below would be my personal preference of artists I'd love to see: Vega Eclipse H.E.A.T. Brother Firetribe Pretty Maids Jor
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Avantasia was a clear standout for album of the year for me. Surprised to not see it on anyone's top 5 at all here.
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
I don't think their last album was a huge disappointment, but it was probably their weakest album to date. Too poppy for me. Some good songs, but hugely missing the heavier side of their sound. Halestorm were in the same boat for me. Last album like Shinedown really lacked any balls.
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Love this band. Their last album was incredible as well. Agreed this album wont attract new fans, however old school fans should be ecstatic. Early contender for album of the year..
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
Meh. Average. Bit like the new Voodoo Circle. I love Voodoo Circle and loved Readman's voice. Their last alnum was incredibly solid. The new singer leaves me cold tbh..
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
Arcade is still one of the best hard rock records ever made, let alone in Pearcey's career. I like Ratt, but they were always hit and miss for me. There was always a lot of filler on their albums. I don't have any issues with his voice, but I can see why people would be turned off. It is unique. I'll check out his new solo album but I aren't expecting much from it.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
Congrats to the band. They deserve any success that comes their way. The new album is unfortunately for me their worst in the bands catalogue though. It is just dull.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
Too many songs. Too many ballads. Not enough catchy songs. Not enough hooks. Their weakest album by a long way ever IMO. After the very solid Bang!, this is a huge disappointment.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
Track 2 'Electrified' is great. Then it's not until track 9 'Tequila Symphony No. 5'(which is just an ok track) where the pace picks up again. Then it's back to back ballads again, and not even good ones. Thank god the album finishes with two rockers, 'My Oh My' in particular is solid. The bonus tracks are rockers as well thank goodness, and both are good songs, however is it just me or is 'Walk
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
I love this band but I'm really struggling with this album. Too many softer tracks and not enough memorable choruses or hooks for me. I find myself pressing the skip button a lot on this album, which I'm not sure I've ever done with a Gotthard record. On a par with Firebirth maybe, but IMO it doesnt touch Bang! Unfortunately. Hoping it clicks for me at some stage..
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