Posts tagged “heavy metal

Riot – The Brethren of the Long House (1995)

USA – November 1995 (Japan), 1996 (elsewhere) – Sony Music Japan, Rising Sun Productions, Metal Blade

01. Intro/The Last of the Mohicans [Trevor Jones cover] – 01:41
02. Glory Calling – 05:11
03. Rolling Thunder – 03:56
04. Rain –  04:58 – !!!!
05. Wounded Heart – 03:56 – !!!!
06. The Brethren of the Long House – 05:24 – !!!!
07. Out in the Fields [Gary Moore cover] – 04:03 – !!!!
08. Santa Maria – 03:50 – L
09. Blood of the English – 05:49 – !!!!
10. Ghost Dance – 05:35
11. Shenandoah [traditional] – 03:57
12. Holy Land – 04:47 – !!!!
13. The Last of the Mohicans (Reprise)” [Trevor Jones cover] – 06:26 – !!!!
14. Sailor [bonus track] – 06:16

Released first in Japan (their promised land) and many months after in United States, “Brethren…” is an amazing concept album for the American primitive tribes, their wars against the European colonialists and a great perspective about the Indian way of thinking.
Besides this, “Brethren…” was a joking resemblance of the band’s status in the music industry… As Indians in a European world… Worthless to say that this album had the same luck with all the previous and next lps of the band, lacking any kind of professional promoting and commercial success.
Furthermore and contrary to other Riot’s albums that have won a respectable legacy throughout the years, “Brethren” remains almost completely unknown. Just like its Indian heroes.


Ophicvs – Pale Motorider (2015)

USA – October 2015 – Hota RexOphicvs-Pale Motorider 2015

01. Pale Motorider – 03:01 ~
02. Infernal Highway – 04:01 ~
03. Capra Macabra – 04:00
04. Badass – 03:03
05. Diabolo Thunder – 03:16 ~
06. Until I Die – 03:43 ~
07. Lobo – 04:19 ~
08. Underworld Jackal – 03:43 – M
09. Afterlife Bastard – 03:44
10. Ridin’ Like the Devil – 03:18 ~


Black Sabbath – The Acrobat Years (1970-78)

Sabbath-The Acrobat Years
As every genre has its pioneers, so metal does with Black Sabbath. Credited as “fathers” of heavy metal, Sabbath are still one of the main inspirations for thousand bands and dozens of styles and genres, from classic heavy metal to stoner and psych rock.
The band’s first period with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals was their most successful and the most inspirational one…. Based on these masterpieces, from 1970′ debut “Black Sabbath” album until 1975′ “Sabotage”, whole sub-genres of rock and metal were discovered and evolved (e.g. doom and stoner). (more…)


Southern Badass – Born In Mud (2012)

Perpignan,France – June 2012
Check them hereSouthern Badass - Born in Mud

01. At The Gates – 01:16~
02. Wrath Temptation – ML – 04:15
03. Call Of New Orleans – ML – 04:30
04. Nowhere Man – 03:45 – M
05. Storm – 04:05  ~
06. The Witch – MU – 05:28
07. Desert Trinity – L(intro) U – 10:36 ~
08. Dusty Road – 02:56
09. Back To Where I Want – 04:19
10. Voodoo Girl – 03:21
11. Sons Of The Sun – 06:36 – !!!!
12. Bad Moon Rising [C.C.R. cover – bonus] – 03:40

Big stoner metal dosages blended with a southern sense… Friends of bands like Karma to Burn, Down, Black Label Society and Sasquatch will appreciate it.


Mustasch – Need to hurt someone… (2001-2015)

mustasch-front-specialsFew are the bands of the 00s with so awesome fucking sound and even fewer those who never feared of exposing publicly their true vicious beliefs and evil instincts… (more…)


Praying Mantis – Time Tells No Lies (1981)

England/Spain/Greece – March 1981 – Arista Recordspraying-mantis-time-tells-no-lies

01. Cheated – 03:52
02. All Day & All of the Night – 03:58
03. Running for Tomorrow – 03:40
04. Rich City Kids -03:47 – !!!!
05. Lovers to the Grave – 04:52 – MLMU – !!!!
06. Panic in the Streets – 03:42
07. Beads of Ebony – 05:42 – MU
08. Flirting With Suicide – 05:04
09.  Children of the Earth – 05:37 – UMU

They could be in the top of the world. They became nothing in no time… The band never really managed to cope with the fail of “Time Tells…”, a fantastic melodic hard rock stunner.
Good albums and many great songs followed, but Mantis’ history remains a bitter reminiscent of the arrogance of music industries and their exploitation upon the bands.
Unfortunately, time said the biggest lie.


S.M.F of Twisted Sister (1982-1985)

Twisted-Sister-stage.jpg
S.M.F. is the abbreviation for Sick Motherfucking Friends… as the fan club of Twisted Sister. Below is a short and sick motherfucking reminiscent of the most successful era of the band… (more…)


Magnum – On A Storyteller’s Night (1985)

England – May 1985 – FM Records, Polydor Recordsmagnum-on-a-storytellers-night

01. How Far Jerusalem – 06:25 – UMU – !!!!
02. Just Like An Arrow – 03:22 – !!!!
03. On A Storyteller´s Night – LM – 04:59 – !!!!
04. Before First Light – 03:52
05. Les Morts Dansant – L – 05:47 – !!!!
06. Endless Love – M – 04:30
07. Two Hearts – ML – 04:25
08. Steal Your Heart – 03:59
09. All England´s Eyes – MU – 04:47
10. The Last Dance – L – 03:39

Check also:
How Far Jerusalem – 05:44 [20th anniversary edition]

The underestimated British giants on their most famous moment… A hard rock monument of finest quality.

 


Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (2016)

USA – Nov 2016 – Blackenedmetallica-hardwired-to-self-destruct

01. Hardwired – 03:18
02. Atlas,Rise – 06:31
03. Now that we’re Dead – 06:59 – MU
04. Moth Into Flame – 06:18 – !!!!
05. Dream No More – 06:29
06. Halo On Fire – 08:15 – UMU

07. Confusion – 0641 – UMU
08. ManUNkind – 06:55
09. Here Comes Revenge – 07:17 – MU
10. Am I Savage? – 06:29 – M
11. Murder One – 05:45 – M
12. Spit Out The Bone – 07:09 – !!!!


Riot – Thundersteel (1988)

USA – March 1988 – Epic, CBSriot-thundersteel

01. Thundersteel – 03:49 – !!!!
02. Fight or Fall  – 04:25 – !!!!
03. Sign of the Crimson Storm – MU – 04:40 – !!!!
04. Flight of the Warrior – 04:17 – !!!!
05. On Wings of Eagles – 05:41 – !!!!
06. Johnny’s Back – 05:32 – !!!!
07. Bloodstreets– 04:39 – !!!!
08. Run for Your Life – 04:08 – !!!!
09. Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart) – 08:55 – LMU – !!!!

Seeking a major commercial success, Riot make a U-turn from bluesy/hard rock influences to a straight power metal sound. Though Thundersteel never gave them the status they’d deserved, it is widely venerated as one of the best power/speed metal stuff that has ever recorded… No power metal band before or after has managed to reach such an excellence in terms of fury and passion.
Their shift from a great hard rock band to a sensational power metal stunner is among the most remarkable moments of US metal scene of the 80s.


Savatage – Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)

USA – October 1991 – Atlantic Recordssavatage-streets

01. Streets – 06:48 – ML – !!!!
02. Jesus Saves – 05:13
03. Tonight He Grins Again – 03:28 – M
04. Strange Reality – 04:56 – M
05. A Little Too Far – 03:25 – L
06. You’re Alive – 01:51
07. Sammy and Tex – 03:07
08. St. Patrick’s – 04:17 – L
09. Can You Hear Me Now – 05:11 – MLM
10. New York City Don’t Mean Nothing – 04:01 – !!!!
11. Ghost in the Ruins – 05:32 – M
12. If I Go Away – 05:17 – L
13. Agony and Ecstasy – 03:33 – !!!!
14. Heal My Soul – 02:35 – L
15. Somewhere in Time – 03:17 – L
16. Believe – 05:42 – L

Check also:
-Jesus Saves
[official video without intro] – 03:35

The darkest Savatage work.


Riot – Fire Down Under (1981)

USA – February 1981 – Elektra, Victorriot-fire-down-under

01. Swords And Tequila – 03:15 – !!!!
02. Fire Down Under – 02:34 – !!!!
03. Feel The Same – 04:29 – L
04. Outlaw – 04:50 – !!!!
05. Don’t Bring Me Down – 02:57
06. Don’t Hold Back – 03:15
07. Altar Of The King – 04:45
08. No Lies – 04:10 – M
09. Run For Your Life – 03:15 – !!!!
10. Flashbacks – 04:01 [Live samples]
11. Struck By Lightning – 03:38 – M
12. Misty Morning Rain – 03:08
13. You’re All I Needed Tonight – 02:58
14. One Step Closer – 02:12
15. Hot Life – 00:25

Check also:
Outlaw – 06:00 [Nightbreaker, 1993]

A heavy metal masterpiece, probably one of the first “speed metal” albums ever heard… Riot would never had the success they deserved, mostly due to their wrong choices inside the sick and unbearable world of music industry…
Nowadays this stuff may be classified as “hard rock”, but in 1981 it was considered as an utterly extreme sound…


Kylesa – Static Tensions (2009)

USA – March 2009 – Prosthetic Recordskylesa-static-tensions

01. Scapegoat – 03:25 – !!!!
02. Insomnia For Months – 02:04
03. Said And Done – 04:10
04. Unknown Awareness – 04:23 – M
05. Running Red – 05:46 – M – !!!!
06. Nature’s Predators – 04:10
07. Almost Lost – 03:03
08. Only One – 05:20 – UM
09. Perceptions – 03:43
10. To Walk Alone – 04:23 – M – !!!!


Iron Maiden – 7th Son of a 7th Son (1988)

England – April 1988 – EMI, Capitoliron-maiden-seventh-son-of-a-seventh-son

01. Moonchild   – 05:38
02. Infinite Dreams – 06:08 – LMU
03. Can I Play with Madness – 03:30
04. The Evil That Men Do – 04:33
05. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son – 09:52 – LMU – !!!!
06. The Prophecy – 05:04
07. The Clairvoyant – 04:26
08. Only the Good Die Young – 04:40 – !!!!


Riot – Rock City (1977)

USA – November 1977 – Fire Sign Recordsriot-rock-city

01. Desperation – 02:43 – !!!!
02. Warrior – 03:50 – !!!!
03. Rock City – 03:29
04. Overdrive – 04:13 – M – !!!!
05. Angel – 03:37
06. Tokyo Rose – 04:20
07. Heart Of Fire – 03:00
08. Gypsy Queen – 03:56
09. This Is What I Get – 04:09

 


Seamount – Sacrifice (2010)

Germany – October 2010 – The Church Within Records
Seamount bandcampseamount-sacrifice-2010

01. The Ancient – 06:09 – M
02. Ocean I Call You – 06:36 – L
03. The Mountains Will Know My Name – 07:23 – MLM
04. Standing in the Rain – 06:00 – M
05. 40000 Fathoms – 05:28 -MLM
06. Stardust – 03:53 – M
07. Gettin Through – 06:14 – M
08. Sacrifice – 04:40 – !!!!
09. Path to Legend – 05:59 – M
10. Only Death Shall Do Us Part – 06:28 – M


Volbeat – Rock the Rebel, Metal the Devil (2007)

Denmark – February 2007 – MascotVolbeat - Rock the Rebel - Metal the Devil

01. The Human Instrument – 04:29
02. Mr. & Mrs. Ness – 03:47
03. The Garden’s Tale (featuring Johan Olsen) – 04:51 – M
04. Devil or the Blue Cat’s Song – 03:15 – !!!!
05. Sad Man’s Tongue – 03:05 – !!!!
06. River Queen – 03:41
07. Radio Girl – 03:45
08. A Moment Forever – 03:42
09. Soulweeper #2 – 04:02 – M
10. You or Them – 04:11
11. Boa (JDM) – 03:45 – !!!!


Running Wild – Black Hand Inn (1994)

Germany – March 1994 – NoiseRunning Wild - Black Hand Inn

01. The Curse – 03:13 (intro)
02. Black Hand Inn – 04:31 – !!!!
03. Mr. Deadhead – 04:03
04. Soulless – 04:57
05. The Privateer – 04:21
06. Fight the Fire of Hate – 06:40 – M
07. The Phantom of Black Hand Hill – 06:23 – !!!!
07. Freewind Rider – 05:18 – !!!!
08. Powder & Iron – 05:18
08. Dragonmen – 05:42
09. Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man) – 15:20 – !!!!
10 .Dancing On A Minefield – 05:00
11. Poisoned Blood – 03:44


Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)

England – September 1990 – ColumbiaJudas Priest - Painkiller

01. Painkiller – 06:06 – !!!!
02. Hell Patrol – 03:35 – !!!!
03. All Guns Blazing – 03:56 – !!!!
04. Leather Rebel  – 03:34
05. Metal Meltdown – 04:46
06. Night Crawler – 05:44
07. Between the Hammer & the Anvil – 04:47 – !!!!
08. A Touch of Evil – 05:42 – !!!!
09. Battle Hymn-00:56
10 .One Shot at Glory – 06:46


Stone Sour – House of Gold & Bones P.I (2012)

USA – October 2012 – RoadrunnerStone Sour - HoFaBones P1.jpg

01. Gone Sovereign – 04:03 – !!!!
02. Absolute Zero – 03:50 – !!!!
03. A Rumor of Skin – 04:11
04. The Travelers, Pt. 1 – 02:27 – L
05. Tired – 04:12 – M – !!!!
06. RU486 – 04:22 – !!!!
07. My Name Is Allen – 04:18
08. Taciturn – 05:26 – L
09. Influence of a Drowsy God – 04:29 – LMU
10. The Travelers, Pt. 2 – 03:02 – L
11. Last of the Real – 03:01

One of the metal masterpieces of the 10s lies within…


Black Label Society – The Blessed Hellride (2003)

USA – April 2003 – SpitfireBLS - The Blessed Hellride.jpg

01. Stoned and Drunk – 05:02
02. Doomsday Jesus – 03:30 – M
03. Stillborn (feat. Ozzy Osbourne) – 03:15 – !!!!
04. Suffering Overdue – 04:29 – M
05. The Blessed Hellride – 04:32 – LM
06. Funeral Bell –  04:41 – !!!!
07. Final Solution –  04:04 – M
08. Destruction Overdrive –  03:01
09. Blackened Waters –  03:56 – L
10. We Live No More – 04:02 – M
11. Dead Meadow – 04:30 – L
12. F.U.N. (bonus track) – 02:58


Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe (1998)

USA – August 1998 – GeffenRob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe

01. Call of the Zombie – 00:30 (intro)
02. Superbeast – 03:40 – !!!!
03. Dragula – 03:42 – !!!!
04. Living Dead Girl – 03:21 – !!!!
05. Perversion 99 – 01:43
06. Demonoid Phenomenon – 4:11 – !!!!
07. Spookshow Baby – 03:38 – !!!!
08. How to Make a Monster – 04:02
09. Meet the Creeper – 03:13
10. The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore – 04:00
11. What Lurks on Channel X? – 02:29
12. Return of the Phantom Stranger – 04:29
13. The Beginning of the End – 01:49


Leatherwolf – Street Ready (1989)

USA – April 1989 – Island RecordsLeatherwolf - Street Ready

01. Wicked Ways – 06:03 – !!!!
02. Street Ready – 03:05
03. Hideaway – 03:56
04. Take a Chance – 03:10
05. Black Knight – 02:58
06. Thunder – 03:47 – !!!!
07. The Way I Feel – 04:54
08. Too Much – 03:34
09. Lonely Road – 03:44
10. Spirits in the Wind – 05:05 – !!!!


Riot – Priviledge of Power (1990)

USA – February 1990 – EpicRiot-90-popower

01. On Your Knees – 06:37
02. Metal Soldiers – 06:40
03. Runaway – 05:11 – !!!!
04. Killer (feat. Joe Lynn Turner) – 04:53
05. Dance of Death – 07:17
06. Storming the Gates of Hell – 03:43 – !!!!
07. Maryanne – 04:55 – MUM – !!!!
08. Little Miss Death – 04:12
09. Black Leather and Glittering Steel – 07:07 – !!!!
10. Racing with the Devil on a Spanish Highway (Al Di Meola  cover) – 07:17 – !!!!

Power metal of high intelligence and great finesse, with some even more furious and anxious moments than its legendary predecessor, “Priviledge…” left a great legacy over the years but not the commercial breakthrough the band was looking for…