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5 days ago
Aussie Dave
Hey Wardy, my opinion hasn't changed too much. I still think the production lacks punch, which for me, loses impact with some of the songs. I think the songs are great. I said from the first few listens that the albums was solid from start to finish, and having lived with it for a few weeks now, that hasn't changed. If anything, I like it a bit more, but I get frustrated when I hear songs tha
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5 days ago
Aussie Dave
Cheers. Thanks for the follow up on it. Shame bands like this can't get a distribution deal of any description. I'll like their band on facebook and hopefully get updated on the status of a possible cd release.
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6 days ago
Aussie Dave
Awesome. Cheers mate. Happy to pay top $$$ for it too if that helps at all.
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6 days ago
Aussie Dave
Don't hear much about this band on this site. Anyone else into them? Incredible band(duet) from Norway that really is hard to define. Maybe prog/metal with more of an emphasis on harmonies and melody than heaviness. Anyway, they released their third album last year called 'Outbound' which IMO is their best so far, and an incredible listening experience. Hooks and melodies all over the place a
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10 days ago
Aussie Dave
Agree the band get a lot of unnecessary flak from the metal/hard rock community. Their first album was very sugar sweet, but still was a solid hard rock album for the time IMO. Their follow up 'Hear' was a true gem. Still listen to it today. I must admit I was disappointed in their new album though. Was just too modern sounding and lacked any 'classic' songs IMO. Very happy they are bringing
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16 days ago
Aussie Dave
I think the songs are actually ok. The production lets the album down as a whole, and I'm not sure why a band such as Judas Priest would have an album out in 2014 with a flat production. It really is mind boggling. I don't really buy into the whole 'we wanted a live feel' or I'm hearing the word 'raw' a lot these days. Does that mean cheap??? Pay for a decent producer guys! A guy like Andy Sneap
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18 days ago
Aussie Dave
Agree with 'Like The World Is Ending'. That song has grown on me. I think the problem with the album for me, is there are 4 tracks that simply are filler for me. 2 on the first half of the album and 2 on the second half of the album. For me the breakdown is as follows Great songs - Turn Off The Night, Whatever We Started, Like The World Is Ending, Good Songs - Suddenly, Forgot To Rememb
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19 days ago
Aussie Dave
I like his mellower side. Some of his best work is quite mellow. But this is a bit of a snoozefest I'm afraid. Especially the second half of the album. After he released the brilliant song 'Just Go' late last year, I was really looking forward to this album. And his last album 'Emotional Remains' was a gem! But 'Just Go' is ten times better than anything on this new one and I'm really struggling
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20 days ago
Aussie Dave
A little disappointed with this. I prefer his sound to have at least a hint of rock elements to it, but it's completely non existent here. It's missing the big catchy choruses as well. The single 'Whatever We Started' is possibly the best song on the album. 'Turn Off The Night' is a decent track also, but too many snooze songs IMO. Have loved nearly all his output over the years, but this one I'm
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21 days ago
Aussie Dave
Yeah, I got an advanced copy. I was like you and wasn't that over enthused from what I'd heard that had been floating around on the net. And I'm still not raving about it, but IMO, it's a solid release with 3 or 4 standout tracks. To me if it had been produced by someone like Andy Sneap who could give the album some punch, it would be much better. The production sounds a little flat to me and let
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22 days ago
Aussie Dave
I thought Peach Fuzz was patchy. But there were 3 amazing tracks on there though worthy of being on any of their albums, and they are 'You're Not Me', 'Who's Got You Now', and 'Long Enough For Me'. Worth getting for those 3 tracks alone. Tweaked had a few gems as well, but too much filler.
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22 days ago
Aussie Dave
On first couple of spins, it's pretty solid from start to finish. I think the production is lacking some punch, but the songs are good. Rob sounds ok. Can't quite get as high as he used to, but he proves he's still got it, especially on the awesome 'Battle Cry'. Stand out tracks for me thus far are 'Dragonaut','Halls Of Valhalla', 'Down In Flames' and 'Battle Cry'. Better than I anticipated.
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23 days ago
Aussie Dave
'Strength' is the best album from these guys, probably by a whisker to the very underrated 'Animals With Human Intelligence'. Their self titled debut is very solid though, but has a different feel to anything they did after. Other albums you should definitely check out is 'Seven', 'Paraphernalia' and 'Dissonance', probably in that order. A cruelly underrated band and if Donnie and Chip had th
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23 days ago
Aussie Dave
I can't say I'm disappointed with the release. I wasn't expecting to hear any songs that were equal to or better than anything off the original record, which is a classic for a reason. The Demo's are ok. IMO, no songs worthy of making it onto the main album. But it's cool hearing material from the era. The quality of the demo's are just ok. Definitely listenable, just don't expect a full on produ
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6 weeks ago
Aussie Dave
I have to admit. I'm a little disappointed with the new Tesla. I think you summed it up by saying it was inconsistent. The opening track just doesn't work for me, and there are way too many ballads on the album. Production is a bit too raw for my tastes too. Just wished this album rocked a little more. Looking forward to Night Ranger...
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2 months ago
Aussie Dave
IMO, easily his best release since Skid Row days.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
It's well played, well produced etc, but it isn't a patch on Karma unfortunately. That's not to say it's a bad album. The first 7 tracks are very solid without entering Winger's usual brilliance. The album hits a brick wall and never recovers at Track 8 with Storm In Me. I just feel Karma had catchier choruses, which I prefer. So Long China is about the only track that sticks in my head from
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
I get what you're saying, but a lot would argue Winger's best album is 'Pull' which was released in the early 90's and had some cracking songs on it. I don't think there music went downhill in quality at all. Why is it that Bon Jovi could sell millions of albums around the same time and Winger couldn't? Personally, I feel Pull from Winger and Keep The Faith by Bon Jovi are on a par in terms of qu
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
I can see both sides of the argument surrounding B&B etc. Metallica IMO, did just as much damage to Winger as B&B did. I was a guy who loved both hard rock and the heavier side of metal(Metallica/Slayer etc), and so were a lot of kids growing up around that era. Christ, I remember even the hardcore metal guys at school listening to bands like Cinderella, Kiss etc. So when the Metallic
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeTm-Jm2N6I Yes something terribly wrong with your link. Try the link above and see if you like it. Anyone into the heavier side of music should appreciate it.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
I think it's a rather big step up from Firebirth. More in line with the latter material with Steve, but this is a solid album. Can't rate it until a few more spins, but I'm pleasantly surprised.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
Was always going to divide people this one. Personally, I really like it. But I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea. It's not a small change in direction. Similar to Motley when Corabi joined. Maybe not as major, but Motley went from cock rock, to metal in one album! This is going to divide there fans for sure.
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3 months ago
Aussie Dave
Apologies if this has been raised before. But has anyone heard this new album? Have liked their past few albums and thought I'd pick this up as well, and when I heard the opening song, I actually thought I'd been sent the wrong disc! Instead of the usual solid Swedish hard rock fare, they have released a full on metal album. Power metal at times, even a touch of prog metal(Symphony X type of stuf
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4 months ago
Aussie Dave
Faith No More! Has had a reunion tour of sorts since ending, but surely they had another few great albums in them! Saw them in Melbourne on that reunion tour at Festival Hall, and it rates in my top 5 shows of all time. Pisses me off they still aren't making records...
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6 months ago
Aussie Dave
Glad this great band is still going, however, the new album will hopefully be better than Firebirth. Not a terrible album by any stretch, but just not up to the past Gotthard lofty standards IMO. My expectations will be reasonably low for this one, so I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
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6 months ago
Aussie Dave
Are there any stores left worth visiting in both these amazing cities? I'm heading to both London and Paris for work in mid Feb and have some coin to spend. So I'd love to visit any cd or record stores that is actually worth visiting. I know Virgin Megastore closed down in Paris recently(was a great store from memory). I've been told to visit Camden markets as well for metal t-shirts(is it wo
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11 months ago
Aussie Dave
I've had DT for a month now. Fantastic album...
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11 months ago
Aussie Dave
Winery Dogs Dream Theater Pretty Maids Queensryche is unlucky not to be in there.
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11 months ago
Aussie Dave
An acquired taste this band. But there first two albums IMO were great. A little different than most of the hard rock stuff around at the time. They, like most other bands in the genre, died in the arse once Grunge took a hold. But I'd highly recommend Blackout and Wasted to any hard rock fan of the late 80's early 90's era.
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11 months ago
Aussie Dave
Good call. Watched it a cpl of weeks ago and it scared the hell out of me. And I can handle a good horror too. Definitely in my top 5 horror movies of all time. Director's an Aussie too. Did a really good job of getting that 70's look and feel. Really good mix of Exorcist and Amityville Horror. Anyone into horror must see it...
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