Iron Maiden – Live After Death DVD (2008)

Iron Maiden - Live After Death (2008)

Iron Maiden – Live After Death DVD (2008, Universal)

DVD 1 – Live After Death – (90 mins)

  1. Churchill Speeh/Aces High
  2. 2 Minutes To Midnight
  3. The Trooper
  4. Revelations
  5. Flight Of Icarus
  6. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
  7. Powerslave
  8. Number Of The Beast
  9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  10. Iron Maiden
  11. Run To The Hills
  12. Running Free
  13. Sanctuary

DVD 2 – Documentary/Bonus Concert Footage – (231 mins)

  • History Of Iron Maiden (Pt.2) – (60 mins)
  • Behind The Iron Curtain - (57 mins)
  • Rock In Rio ’85 - (50 mins)
  • ‘Ello Texas – (15 mins)
  • Artwork/Photo Galleries & Promotional Videos (‘Aces High’ & ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’) – (49 mins)

Band Lineup:
Bruce Dickinson – Lead Vocals
Steve Harris – Bass
Adrian Smith – Guitars
Dave Murray – Guitars
Nicko McBrain – Drums

(Region 1, NTSC, Total Running Time = 5 hours & 21 minutes)

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In 1985, Iron Maiden was the top Heavy Metal band in the world: they had a multi-platinum album with POWERSLAVE (1984) and were touring the planet on the World Slavery Tour. MTV, Circus, Hit Parader, and local Rhode Island radio all featured Maiden regularly and band mascot, Eddie, seemed to be everywhere. The announcement of the LIVE AFTER DEATH album and home video was highly anticipated in my circle of friends because we were all still too young (12) to go to the Powerslave concert and we were all dying to see it. I remember the day my friend’s older brother brought home the vinyl gatefold album…..we listened to that album over and over while staring at the cover. Then he brought home the VHS and we wore that tape out over the course of a year. We were caught up in the Maiden hysteria and we all had Eddie’s image on our shirts and bedroom walls.

It has been about 20 years since I’ve seen the Live After Death concert and this 2 DVD set has definitely been worth the wait. The first DVD is the live show from the Long Beach Arena in California and it is just as good now as it was then. The band firing on all cylinders and running through a setlist full of Maiden classics (‘Iron Maiden’, ‘Run To The Hills’, ‘Sanctuary’, ‘The Trooper’, etc.) along with four new songs of off the POWERSLAVE album (‘Aces High’, ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’, ‘Powerslave’ and ‘Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’). Looking at the set now, it’s a greatest hits collection mostly culled from the Dickinson era. If you had the band live in your town today, this setlist would satisfy most fans. There’s also the huge Egyptian themed stage show and the mummified Eddie that appears from the back of the stage during ‘Iron Maiden’. Fireworks, flames, lights, sound and show all mixed together with Maiden’s superior brand of Metal and it’s no surprise that this was a mega-successful worldwide tour and propelled the band to super-stardom.

Iron Maiden always brings their devoted fans a little extra and this DVD is no exception. The second DVD includes The History Of Iron Maiden (Pt.2) that traces the band’s movements from the end of the Piece Of Mind tour through the release of Live After Death. Interviews with members of the band, management, and crew all provide a unique insight as to what live in the studio and on the road was like. Home movies and pictures all help provide the time capsule that was the Maiden machine from ’84 to ’86. Behind The Iron Curtain has been out of print for two decades but it is included here highlighting songs performed in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the Powerslave Tour. The landmark Rock in Rio ’85 shows the band’s concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (opening for Queen) that was broadcast live in South America. Surely, Maiden was at the top of their game and I’m sure the headliners, Queen, needed a career performance to top it. Just look at the sea of people in attendance, I’m amazed everytime I see a concert from Rio. There’s also a quick promotional ‘Ello Texas (15 minutes), as well as, promo clips for ‘Aces High’ and ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’. Add the photo and tour galleries and the extras added to the original concert are amazing.

Bottom Line:
I would have been happy if Iron Maiden just released the Live After Death show on DVD by itself but they released it with so many quality extras making this probably the best DVD of 2008. I know it’s only February but Iron Maiden has delivered another quality video package based on their excellent musicianship and stage show, it will be hard to beat this year. Obviously, the original concert from Long Beach is my favorite part, especially seeing ‘Powerslave’ and Bruce with the feather mask. My favorite part of the second disc is the Maiden history because it comes straight from the band and members of the extended Maiden family. It’s the DVD of the year for me, knocking it off will take a massive effort (KISS take notice!). For the normal price of $15, everyone should own this.

Journey (with Arnel Pineda) – FESTIVAL VIÑA DEL MAR 2008 complete set from Chile (video, 2/21/08)

Here’s the full show from the FESTIVAL VIÑA DEL MAR 2008 in Chile on 2/21/08 of Journey with their new lead singer…..Arnel Pineda. Journey isn’t Heavy Metal so this might not appeal to some but they are AOR/Rock and news of this new lineup is bringing lots of visitors to the site. Plus, I like Journey! Remember, it’s YouTube so the quality may differ but enjoy the show!

Intro & ‘Separate Ways’

‘Rubicon’ & ‘Stone In Love’

‘Ask the Lonely’ & ‘Wheel In The Sky’

‘Lights’ & ‘Open Arms’

‘Only The Young’ & ‘Chain Reaction’

‘Edge Of The Blade’ & ‘Faithfully’

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ & the hosts speaking for a long time

‘Any Way You Want It’ (encore) & the hosts speaking even longer

‘Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ (2nd encore)

Journey (with Arnel Pineda) – ‘Faithfully’ (video, 2/21/08 – Chile)

Here is the video of ‘Faithfully’, from Journey’s set at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Viña del Mar, Chile on 2/21/08. As you may have heard, Arnel Pineda is the new Journey frontman.

(I thought this was the opening song but it’s actually in the middle of the set. You can see the full show, from YouTube here.)

Fury UK – Salvation E.P. (2008)

Fury UK - Salvation (2008)

Fury UK – Salvation E.P. (2008, Rocksector Records)

  1. Salvation
  2. Manslaughter
  3. Lost In Forever

Band Lineup:
Chris Appleton – Vocals & Guitars
Martin McNee – Drums
Adam Cropper – Bass

Total Time = 14:25

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Rocksector Records

If you read my review of Face Of Adversity, Fury UK’s second album, then you know that this Manchester trio plays some serious Heavy Metal influenced by bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC. There’s been a lineup change with mainman Chris Appleton adding Adam Cropper and Martin McNee to the band to shore up the backline but there has been no change in the band’s musical vision.

Right away, ‘Salvation’ kicks things into high gear with an early D’ianno era Maiden influence crossed with Metallica, very NWOBHM. I compared Appleton’s vocal style on FACE OF ADVERSITY to that of Paul D’ianno but there is less of a strain this time around. I think Chris sounds better vocally and he surely shreds like a madman on the solo. New members Cropper and McNee add a solid backbone and the song is really great, a Metal feast. ‘Manslaughter’ is another heavy track that sounds like it came from the NWOBHM. I like that main guitar riff and the backing vocals on the chorus. The drums seem a little higher in the mix and they add a serious power to the song. ‘Lost In Forever’ sounds like a Black Sabbath song with it’s moody bass and subdued guitar until the chorus kicks in and things get heavier. It’s a mid-tempo song until about 3:45 in and it picks up the pace and I realize that it sounds like a Tony Martin-era Sabbath song. I didn’t make a connection before but Appleton’s vocals have a touch of Tony Martin to them as well, Tony is one of my favorites. Great solo again, Fury UK builds around solid guitar work and that will always produce really good songs.

Bottom Line:
Three solid songs with my favorite being the last one, ‘Lost In Forever’. Too bad this isn’t a full length album because I would like to hear more. Guitar work is great, solos fantastic, and the vocals sound better as well. I’d have to really sit back and compare the two albums but I think the bass and drums are heavier on this CD. There’s a rawness, an “in your face” delivery, that really suits the band well. It gives them power and the music reflects that. I’m looking forward to the next full record…..

What I just got in the mail – Tank box set!

Just when I thought I was finally back on track with listening to music and writing reviews, something always happens. This time it’s what I just received in today’s mail:

Tank box set (2007)

Tank – The Filth Hounds Of Hades: Dogs Of War (1981-2002) box set – (2007)

This is one big box set: all Tank’s albums (8) remastered in digipaks with bonus tracks, Live Bootleg DVD, 60 page booklet and limited edition to 1000 copies.

A big thanks to Clint over at MVD Audio/Visual for getting me on the list to review this massive set from Metal Mind Productions.

Now I have to set some time aside to get through this and I still haven’t listened to the new CDs I’ve bought lately! Look for a review…..well, eventually!

For more info: Tank & Metal Mind

Fury UK – Face Of Adversity (2007)

Fury UK - Face Of Adversity (2007)

Fury UK – Face Of Adversity (2007, Rocksector Records)

  1. Krueger
  2. Natural Disaster
  3. Words You Say
  4. Breakthrough
  5. Dream As One
  6. Wicked Glass
  7. Truth
  8. The End
  9. The Lost Soul

Band Lineup:
Chris Appleton – Vocals & Guitars
Adz Galloway – Drums
Marc Dawson – Bass & Vocals

Produced by: Christophe & Fury UK

Total Time = 40:22

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Fury UK are a power trio from Manchester, UK that have been making a name for themselves since their debut album, MY TOMMORROW, was released in 2005. The band has been getting a lot of attention from the European press for their blend of NWOBHM, Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal with a touch of Punk. Comparisons to early Iron Maiden and AC/DC are definitely on point.

‘Krueger’ opens the album with a Hard Rock/Punk style due to the raspy vocals similar to ex-Maiden throat Paul D’ianno. Guitars drive the song and the solo is excellent. ‘Natural Disaster’ is a great song with a another solid guitar riff and better vocals. This song has a major NWOBHM influence to it, especially the guitar, I could hear this back in ’80-’82 easily. A little bass intro starts ‘Words You Say’ and blends into a very melodic main riff. It’s a very commercial song, almost a bit Pop when the guitar cuts out for the vocal but the guitar solo really shreds and brings everything back to a heaviness that the first two songs introduced. You can tell that Chris Appleton doesn’t have a ton of range vocally but the rasp and strain fits so far.

‘Breakthrough’ begins with a quick drum intro and then quickly drives into a fast, almost Thrash vibe mixed with some AC/DC and a touch of Black Sabbath. It’s heavy as hell and it sounds like it came right off the stage. ‘Dream As One’ slows things down considerably. It’s a power ballad without all the pomp and poof, the verses are accompanied by a subdued guitar line that adds a different element while the power kicks in for the bridge and chorus. A nice blend of style with a touch of Zep. ‘Wicked Glass’ storms out of the gate and lets everyone know that Fury UK is about Metal. The layered guitar could be mistaken for Iron Maiden or Metallica but Appleton is doing it on his own. Really heavy and a great headbanging track, one of the best on the record.

‘Truth’ starts with a whirling guitar but sounds a little out of place, something with the vocal throws me off. Is this Marc Dawson on vocals? The music itself is good though. Things pick up and fall in line with the rest of the album with ‘The End’. Definitely Metallica influenced here in the guitar structure but the overall song has that NWOBHM style to it. I like the bass mirroring the main riff and the drums pound, smoking solo. The closer, ‘The Lost Soul’, slows things down again with that Zep-ish acoustic and haunting electric trading things off. This song has a ’70s Classic Rock feel to it

Bottom Line:
Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Fury UK, I had never heard of them and I had never heard a sample until I actually played the album. I’m pleasantly surprised. The album is full Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with influences from some of the biggest bands. I had to keep reminding myself that this a trio because the sound is so good that it sounds like a four or five piece at times. The vocals throw me off sometimes, it’s not like Chris Appleton is Glenn Hughes but he also isn’t Lemmy. His raspy vocal fits the music (like Lemmy does in Motorhead!) Fury UK is creating, it’s definitely a NWOBHM style vocal to my ears. Favorite songs: ‘Natural Disaster’, ‘Breakthrough’, ‘Wicked Glass’, and ‘The Lost Soul’. I’m very impressed and I will be picking up the first album soon.

Addicted to Guitar Hero 3!

Guitar Hero IIII’m still alive and kicking but I’ve discovered the most addicting video game on the planet: Guitar Hero III – Legends Of Rock. I have a Playstation 2, it’s the original one that I bought in 2000, and I haven’t upgraded to the new generation of Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360. I play only a few games now: Madden Football (I have every year stored away), Medal Of Honor, and SpongeBob games. Laugh if you must but I like Spongebob!

So I promised myself a present when my income tax return came in the mail. I wanted something different from the usual CD/DVD shopping spree I usually give myself but I didn’t want it to be overly expensive. I have been looking at the Guitar Hero Series for a while now but I always used the price tag and the time needed to play as reasons NOT to buy it. With the announcement of the Aerosmith version last week, I decided to finally buy into the hype and buy Guitar Hero III.

Bought it at 6 o’clock last night, plugged it in at 7, and played it until somewhere just before 10pm. Watched a little TV with my wife, she fell asleep on the couch, so I plugged back in around 11:30pm and played two more hours. Obviously, I’m still a rookie to the whole thing…..I’m not hitting every note on  Dragonforce – ‘Through The Fire And Flames’ on Expert level…..

…..but I did manage to unlock almost all of the songs on the Easy level and I had enough gig money to buy a Flying V!

So the posts will resume soon. I have some shopping trips to tell everyone about, some reviews to post, and a few playlists but they will all have to wait…..I’m trying to get my chops up on this game!

Aces Wyld – Wyld Tonite! E.P. (2007)

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Aces Wyld – Wyld Tonite! E.P. (2007)

  1. Machine Woman
  2. Wyld Tonite
  3. Runnin’ Strong
  4. Lovin’ Life Pink
  5. High On Speed

Band Lineup:
Dan Johnston – Vocals
Jason Scherer – Guitars
Clint Greenlee – Bass
David Anderson – Drums

Produced by: Aces Wyld

Total Time – 23:38

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When you visit Aces Wyld on MySpace, take a look at their general info where it says “Sounds like”. The answer is plain and simple: Hard Fuckin’ Rock! It’s true, this five song E.P. comes out punching with a heavy ’70s Hard Rock crunch that goes straight for the throat. You can hear the Ted Nugent influence right away. Also some Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, and maybe some early Judas Priest.

What jumps out right away is the fat bass and big drums. It’s a raw and heavy production and the backend sounds very thick, a ’70s trademark. Jason Scherer’s guitar sounds like a cross between early Glenn Tipton and the Nuge, take a serious listen to the solo in ‘Runnin’ Strong’….wow! The guy is just coming out and playing riff after riff without all the guitar hero noodling. Dan Johnston’s voice is a bit scratchy/gritty kind of like a Paul D’ianno from Maiden’s early days crossed with Uncle Ted.  It’s the rawness that makes the music and vocals blend perfectly. This ’70s Rock groove doesn’t work well with a guy hitting high falsettos all over the song, this is about power and balls!

Bottom Line:
I’ve been spinning this E.P. for a couple of weeks and it just sounds so fresh to me. I’m also a big fan of ’70s Hard Rock/Metal so it appeals to me. Solid music all around, not a bad song in the bunch, very good stuff. Favorites of the five tracks: ‘Wyld Tonite’ & ‘Runnin’ Strong’. For a band that just over a year old, this is some great music, I can’t wait to check out the new E.P. that the band is currently working on.

(If you go to the MySpace page, you can hear all the tracks.)

Lillian Axe – Love + War reissue (1989/2007)

Lillian Axe - Love + War (1989)

Lillian Axe – Love + War (1989/2007 reissue, Metal Mind)

  1. All’s Fair In Love And War
  2. She Likes It On Top
  3. Diana
  4. Down On You
  5. The World Stopped Turning
  6. Ghost Of Winter
  7. My Number
  8. Show A Little Love
  9. Fool’s Paradise
  10. Letters In The Rain

Band Lineup:
Ron Taylor – Lead Vocals
Stevie Blaze – Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
Jon Ster – Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards & Background Vocals
Rob Stratton – Bass, Background Vocals
Danny King – Drums

Additional Musicians:
Michael Berlan – Keyboards

Producer: Tony Platt

Total Time – 47:46

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The Music
Building on what was a strong debut, Lillian Axe comes roaring back with LOVE + WAR in 1989, an album that is heavy but seems to be a little more mature in the songwriting department and better as musicians. Things are a bit more streamlined and radio friendly on this album whereas the debut was a little more raw.

‘All’s Fair In Love And War’ is symbolic of the late ’80s as it’s a little silly lyrically today but it worked for the time. It’s a rockin’ tune, definitely one of the heavier songs on the album. Really good harmonies and solid guitar by Blaze, Ron Taylor’s vocals have that gritty grime that makes it sleazy. Things get a little poppy with ‘She Likes It On Top’. What a title! It’s a catchy song but it sounds like a mix of bad Poison and Autograph circa THAT’S THE STUFF (1985). The keyboards distract me a little.

Listening to ‘Diana’ reminds me of my senior year of high school. This was the ballad that got many spins when everyone hung out in the parking lots, usually played when the girls came by. Definitely an underrated ballad and better than some that were big on the radio at the time. The keyboards distract me again when I listen to ‘Down On You’ but it’s still a decent Hard Rock tune. ‘The World Stopped Turning’ is slow and heavy with another strong performance from both Taylor and Blaze and the keyboards being in check. ‘Ghost Of Winter’ keeps things heavy even though it’s a ballad, it’s very similar to the previous song but with a bit more keyboard.

‘My Number’ is sleazy Hard Rock with a cool riff but annoying gang vocals. ‘Show A Little Love’ was the first single and video and it’s my favorite of the album. I always thought this song sounded like Hurricane for some reason. Anyway, I always liked this song, definitely another underrated Hard Rock classic. I’m surprised this single didn’t do more for the band. ‘Fool’s Paradise’ is another great song that would have translated well to Rock radio, lots of guitar and hooky chorus. I like the drum and guitar intro to ‘Letters In The Rain’, the song is an undiscovered Metal gem. This is the direction the band should have stayed on with two guitars and less keyboards, stay heavy and not try to pander to the MTV/Pop audience.

The Package:
Like the other reissues from Metal Mind, each reissue is limited to 2000 copies (mine is #1232). Full-color digipak and color booklet with additional liner notes. The music is remastered using 24-bit technology on a gold disc.

Bottom Line:
LOVE + WAR is a solid album that got a lot of airplay back in ’89 and it seems to be one of those lost classics now, kind of like the band itself. I hadn’t listened to this CD in a long time (I own the original MCA release) and I was surprised that I remembered all the words and the solos! What bothers me is the keyboards, they are a little annoying on some songs and they make them sound too pop-ish. It’s a small complaint because I’m hearing it with fresh ears and heavier tastes. Favorite songs: ‘Show A Little Love’, ‘Letters In The Rain’, ‘Fool’s Paradise’, ‘Diana’, ‘All’s Fair In Love And War’.

Primal Fear – New Religion (2007)

Primal Fear - New Religion (2007)

Primal Fear – New Religion (2007, Frontiers Records)

  1. Sign Of Fear
  2. Face The Emptiness
  3. Everytime It Rains
  4. New Religion
  5. Fighting The Darkness
  6. The Darkness
  7. Reprise
  8. Blood On Your Hands
  9. The Curse Of Sharon
  10. Too Much Time
  11. Psycho
  12. World On Fire
  13. The Man (That I Don’t Know)
  14. Fighting The Darkness* (videoclip)
  15. Sign Of Fear* (videoclip)

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Band Lineup:
Ralf Scheepers – Lead Vocals
Mat Sinner – Bass, Orchestra Arrangements, & Vocals
Stefan Liebig – Guitars
Henny Wolter – Guitars
Randy Black – Drums

Guest Musicians:
Simone Simons – Vocals
Matz Ulmer – Keyboards, Orchestra Arrangements
Magnus Karlsson – Guitars
Tobias Lundgren – Backing Vocals
Ronny Millianowicz – Loops & Support

Producer: Mat Sinner

Total Time – 53:53

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If you’ve read this blog over the last couple of years, then you’ll know I’m a big Power Metal guy. There are many really great bands out there carrying the torch for Power Metal like Hammerfall, Gamma Ray, and Primal Fear. In 1998, I picked up the debut and loved it because it sounded so close to Judas Priest thanks to Ralf Scheepers’ almost clone-like imitation of the Metal God himself, Rob Halford. I say it everytime I write anything on Primal Fear: “How did Ralf Scheepers NOT get the Judas Priest job?”. Sure he sounds almost exactly like Halford but is that a bad thing? That just means Scheepers is one of the best singers in Metal. What I like most about the band’s performance on NEW RELIGION is that they are starting to diversify their sound with more melody, orchestral arrangements, and keyboards while retaining their Power Metal roots.

‘Sign Of Fear’ starts the record off with a Metal feast that sounds like it came from Judas Priest. Ralf sounds like classic Halford almost exactly but that’s still a good thing, he hits all the highs with relative ease and brings the vocals down for the chorus. The guitars blaze and Randy Black pounds the kit. The start of the new sound is evident on ‘Face The Emptiness’ with the orchestral/symphonic music supplementing the band. Again, is it Halford on the mic? It’s eerie that there is such an exact sound. The song is fast and is very heavy but it sounds richer, fuller.

Simone Simons (Epica) guests on lead vocals with Scheepers on ‘Everytime It Rains’, a heavy ballad full of keyboards and symphonics. The band is experimenting with a sound that is popular right now with bands like After Forever and Lacuna Coil but it’s not Primal Fear’s core sound, that’s why it works. Probably my favorite of the album. ‘New Religion’ kicks things into high gear again with simple main riff and straight forward approach. The harmonies and melody in the chorus are really good and the solos are on fire.

‘Fighting The Darkness’, ‘The Darkness’, and ‘Reprise’ are three songs blended into one epic piece that really encompasses everything the band is trying to accomplish on this record. Speed, melody, keyboards, orchestras, harmonies, great guitar solos, and superb powerful vocals. This is the masterpiece of the album without a doubt, this is the sound that will make Primal Fear the Power Metal leader now and in the future. The blending of styles, speed, and sound is just superb and makes the song sound grand and majestic. Another favorite of mine.

‘Blood On Your Hands’ picks the pace up again and seems similar to ‘Sign Of Fear’. Scheepers sounds different while employing a grittier vocal, less highs up front but you can hear them in the background. ‘The Curse Of Sharon’ surprised me a little bit because it sounds very melodic but still very heavy. I think the title threw me off a little because I expected a faster song. It’s actually an uptempo track with a break in the middle that slows things down for a minute and builds back up. Another grittier vocal staying away from the Halford-isms and another favorite of mine.

Back to the basics for ‘Too Much Time’, the band goes back to the tried and true Power Metal form with a chugging main guitar and soaring vocals. A big riff and ballsy bass line opens ‘Psycho’ and this song just crushes! ‘Psycho’ isn’t as fast as some of the other songs but it has that Heavy Metal crunch and a thick solo. Things pick up again with ‘World On Fire’ as the drums really drive the song and the keyboards supplement the sound. ‘The Man (That I Don’t Know)’ is ballad number two and it’s probably the weakest song for me on the album. There are keyboards and the orchestra supplementing the overall sound but it sounds to overblown come the chorus. This is also the best Halford that Scheepers can do. I think it’s just out of place ending the album and it’s a notch below ‘Fighting The Darkness’ and ‘Everytime It Rains’. I do like the guitars at the end, very nice.

Bottom Line:
The comparisons to Judas Priest will always be there but Primal Fear is experimenting and adding to their overall sound, giving them more separation. There is enough traditional Power Metal for the purists and enough symphonic/orchestral numbers to enhance the sound. I think Primal Fear has taken the lead in the Power Metal race from Hammerfall and has shown that there is room to grow and explore in this well defined genre. Favorite songs here: ‘Everytime It Rains’, ‘Fighting The Darkness’ trilogy, ‘The Curse Of Sharon’, and ‘Sign Of Fear’. I like the whole album, even ‘The Man (That I Don’t Know)’, there isn’t a bad song here.

NEW RELIGION made my Top 15 Albums of 2007, coming in at #6.