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 Arch Enemy - Anthems of rebellion
Stuart's Rating: 6.5/10

Way to patchy to be considered a classic. Some great songs but too many unispired tracks bog it down. I've heard the album a fair few times and I'm seriously struggling to remember how some of the songs go.

Now Wages Of Sin, thats an album right there.


Original rating by David: 10/10
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Other member ratings:
Steen - 9/10 - Link to review
Modulator - 10/10 - Link to review







 Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Stuart's Rating: 8/10

Perhaps not quite as strong a release as Heaven and Hell but its still a top quailty release. The sheer range of styles from up-beat classic metal about having a good time all the time to epic tales of religious mystery.

Plus its got Dio singing about how a demonic girl from the back of beyond stole his heart. And who can't relate to that?


Original rating by Tommy: 7.5/10
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notrap - 8.5/10 - Link to review







 Enforcer - Diamonds
Stuart's Rating: 8/10

Completely agree with your review Nina, Enforcer have suceeded where so many bands fail and have made their "difficult" second album sound like a walk in the park.

Standout tracks for me are Katana and the superb Walk With Me.


Original rating by Nina: 8/10
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 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Stuart's Rating: 9.5/10

Apart from the fact that the production is very "of its era" Maiden's first album stands tall as an all time classic.


Original rating by Ulrick: 9.5/10
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notrap - 10/10 - Link to review







 Judas Priest - Painkiller
Stuart's Rating: 10/10

I wouldn't consider giving an album a 10/10 rating if I didn't think that it was perfect in every way and that that band could not have possibly improved in it in any way whatsoever.

These kind of albums are few and far between but Painkiller is without doubt one of them. The album is flawless and is the proud owner of the best production I have heard on any Heavy Metal album ever. A brave claim I know but can you think of an album which has a more perfectly pitched sound than this one?

And the songs themselves are stunning, from the opening drum attack of Painkiller to Rob' wail of "I still see the banners fly" in One Shot At Glory the album has you hooked.

If I was pushed to pick my favourite moments on the album it would have to be the places were Rob pushes his voice further than he ever has before or since such as "Soul Stealers ripping our hearts" from Hell Patrol or the still jaw dropping, anguished scream of "Your possessing me" during Touch Of Evil.

Full marks also go to the rest of the band for putting in an inspired performance. Have solo's ever sounded as fulid at KK's and Glenn's on this masterpiece?

Quite simply one of the most essential albums ever made.



Original rating by Steen: 9.5/10
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Other member ratings:
Tommy - 9/10 - Link to review
notrap - 10/10 - Link to review
Dark Lord - 9.5/10 - Link to review
Psychonator - 9.5/10 - Link to review







 Katana - Heads Will Roll
Stuart's Rating: 8/10

After seeing Katana at Sweden Rock this year I was rather looking forward to hearing the bands first full length.

Was I disappointed with the final results? Hell no, this album is rather splendid. It's got all the passion and power of 80's metal with a production job from heaven. It's always marvellous to hear a band that understand what makes metal great and just get the song writing so right.

Two tracks in particular mark this album out for something special, Phoenix On Fire is the greatest song that Dio never wrote, with an uplifting chorus that will send anyone's spirit soaring.

The other is Heart Of Tokyo, which despite only clocking in at around 3 and a half mins has got so many hooks that you will never get it out your head. At last count this track has about 40 plays on my Ipod and I can see it getting a fair few more.

My only complaint is that its too damn short, I don't know if I can wait a couple of years for album number two.

If this album doesn't make my top ten albums of the year list then feel free to give me a slap.




Original rating by Nina: 8/10
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Craig - 9/10 - Link to review







 Manowar - Battle Hymns
Stuart's Rating: 9.5/10

Pretty much a perfect album. If they had only put another actual song on it and not a below par bass solo then I reckon it would get the full 10 out of 10.


Original rating by Steen: 9/10
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Sandra - 9/10 - Link to review
Dark Lord - 9/10 - Link to review







 Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell
Stuart's Rating: 9.5/10

Hard to describe how much this album means to me. Its one of those records that I've always had a copy of ever since it was released.

Sure there were times when I went a good long while without ever listening to it but every time it managed to find its way back onto my cassette deck/CD Player/Ipod it confirmed why it's so special.

Christ, even if the rest of the album was only half as thrilling as the multi faceted opener I'd Do Anything For Love (stop trying to be aloof, you all know its wonderful) it would be excellent. But not only do most of the later tracks equal it but a one in particular (Objects In The Rear View Mirror) manages to better it.

Jim Steinman spent years compiling songs for this album and I could talk for just as long about how many great moments there are on it. Every time I listen to the record I find some new heart stopping moment of melodrama, a little guitar part that makes a song complete or some knew meaning to a lyric.

Its got a song for ever mood you could possibly have, Pissed off? Listen to Life Is A Lemon, In love? Listen to Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through, Lovelorn? Listen to It Just Won't Quit, Defiant? Well how about Every Thing Louder Than Everything Else?

If you don't own this album then I strongly advise you to pick it up, listen to it, then listen to it again and again and again. It's just that exceptional.


Original rating by Tommy: 8/10
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Steen - 7/10 - Link to review







 Metallica - St. Anger
Stuart's Rating: 2/10

I remember somone giving me a loan of this album when I was at university. I listened to it on the bus ride home and was ready to throw myself out a window and end it all by the time it got to James tuneless shouting during Purify.

Horrible, nasty piece of work. Thank God Death Magnetic has brought some pride, song structure and most importantly solo's back to Metallica's recorded output.


Original rating by Tommy: 7.5/10
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Steen - 4.5/10 - Link to review
bogdan - 10/10 - Link to review







 Pathfinder - Beyond the Space Beyond the Time
Stuart's Rating: 8/10

Normally when you see a review of a bands debut album which places it alongside such classics as Nightfall On Middle Earth you are let down when you hear the final product as how could it possibly match up with those mighty records of times passed?

However you have it spot on with this review Alanna, I lost track of the amount of times this album made me smile/gave me goosebumps/got my heart beating faster/made me wonder where the hell this band cane from and how they could sound so accomplished on their debut.

I can see this being an album I will return to time and time again. Magnificent.



Original rating by Alanna: 8.5/10
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Steen - 7/10 - Link to review







 Stratovarius - Elements Part 1 (Reissue)
Stuart's Rating: 7.5/10

Learning To Fly is one of my all time favourite Stratovarius songs. I actually really like this album, it's just on the right side of overblown.






Original rating by Brian: 8.5/10
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Other member ratings:
Steen - 6.5/10 - Link to review
ProgPower87 - 8.5/10 - Link to review












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