What are you listening to now? : The Guardians Edition

First Post February 25, 2019 11:30 PM

Armored Saint - "Delirious Nomad" (1985)

Traditional heavy metal from Los Angeles, USA.

March 13, 2019 07:18 PM

Pantera - "Metal Magic" (1983)

Pantera's debut is a far cry from their glory days with their sound taking more of a glam metal direction & appearing to be a combination of KISS, Van Halen & Judas Priest. Dimebag was only 16 or 17 at the time & he can already shred like a bastard though. It's certainly not as bad as some people make out but I wouldn't bother with this record even if you're a diehard fan.

2.5/5

March 15, 2019 08:20 AM

Pantera - "I Am The Night" (1985)

March 15, 2019 08:23 AM

Pantera - "Projects In The Jungle" (1984)

A much better record than "Metal Magic". This is legitimate heavy metal & sounds like a combination of Queensryche & Def Leppard. So underrated.

3.5/5

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March 20, 2019 10:48 PM

Helloween - Walls of Jericho (1985)

This will be the first time that I've ever listened to a full Helloween album.

March 21, 2019 10:28 AM

King Diamond - "Abigail" (1987)

My go-to King Diamond-related release these days.

4/5

March 28, 2019 08:26 AM

Ozzy Osbourne - "Randy Rhoads Tribute" (1987)

The best of Randy's Ozzy records in my opinion although I do prefer "Speak Of The Devil" in terms of Ozzy's live albums.

4/5

April 02, 2019 08:39 AM

Savatage - "Power Of The Night" (1985)

April 12, 2019 12:44 PM

Blind Guardian - "Imaginations From The Other Side" (1995)

I've never been much of a fan of European power metal but Blind Guardian are the exception.

4/5

April 15, 2019 08:18 AM

Nasty Savage - "Nasty Savage" (1985)

May 02, 2019 11:38 AM

Iron Maiden - "Rock In Rio" (2002)

4/5

May 11, 2019 08:57 PM

Iced Earth - "Alive In Athens" (1999)

If all power metal sounded like this then I'd be pretty chuffed. This is a three hour triple live album affair from the absolute peak of their career with excellent performances & production (except that you can't hear the bass guitar). It's heavy as shit & metal as all fuck. Ridiculously long though.

4/5

May 14, 2019 09:23 AM

X Japan - "Art Of Life Live" E.P. (1998)

You won't find a better example to highlight why we needed a clan system than this little E.P. that includes a single 34 minute live rendition of a supposedly classic Japanese symphonic power metal epic. I could tell within seconds that this was not gonna be my thing & my score may not be as relevant as that of genuine fans of this sort of thing. Yay! It works!!!

2.5/5