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Trey Azagthoth!

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Monster of Metal,  Agents of Steel

1991. The Underworld

is the second album by band Evildead. the album featuring (David Wayne of ex- Metal Church) and (Gene Hoglan from Dark Angel) guest appearances .

Evildead was one of the many casualties of the stranglehold that the RIAA still had over the entire musical world.they managed to sneak in 2 LPs and a solid live album before eventually losing label support, thus opting to change their name to Terror and reverting back to Sci-Fi/Conspiratorial lyrical subjects in line with ”Juan Garcia” Agent Steel days while still trying to maintain this band’s style. 

this is a fairly different album than “Annihilation Of Civilization”. It starts off in a similar fashion with another sample from the “Evil Dead” films.

The Scorpions cover is an excellent reinvention of an already great hard rocker. powerful riffing going on, very good album.

Phil Flores   Dan Flores   Juan Garcia    Karlos Medina   Doug Clawson 

1991. Streets: A Rock Opera 

is the Seventh album by band Savatage, The album took almost a year to record, with pre-production beginning in October 1990. This would be the last Savatage album founder Jon Oliva would perform lead vocals on until the 2001 release of Poets and Madmen although he would remain active with the band as a composer and keyboard player.

The concept of Streets is based on a book written by Paul O’Neill many years prior to his involvement with the band. Streets was never meant to be an autobiography. In fact, it was written in 1979 as a Broadway play and stored in a drawer at Paul O’Neill’s home until Criss Oliva found it and suggested it be Savatage’s next album. It is considered coincidental that the life of lead vocalist Jon Oliva mirrored that of the main character DT Jesus at the time. 

The story features a fallen rock star called DT Jesus (DT is short for either De-Tox or Down-Town), who has hit hard times. He is a drug dealer as the story begins. DT Jesus is just another lowlife on the streets of New York City. Streets explains the story behind DT Jesus and his rise to fame again and his second fall.

The band sounds more comfortable than on “Gutter Ballet”… Improved production and clearer vocals, The sound on Streets is much more of a hard rock sound than a heavy metal sound.

The rest of the musicianship is top notch. Criss is Criss.  really great solos. The rhthym section is the same as it’s always been.

It’s simply a masterpiece of grand proportions.

Jon Oliva       Criss Oliva     Johnny Lee Middleton      Steve Wacholz 

2006. A Matter of Life and Death

 is the fourteenth album by band Iron Maiden, It is the first album in Iron Maiden’s career to enter the US Billboard charts in the top 10, achieving significant chart success in many other countries as well. 

To provide a more “live” sound, the album was not mastered. Producer Kevin Shirley said, “Spoke to ‘Arry (Steve Harris) on Friday, who has decided against mastering the Iron Maiden album… It means that you will get to hear the new album exactly as it sounded in the studio, no added EQ, compression, analog widening, etc., and I must say, I am pretty happy with the end result.

Speaking to Metal Hammer in September 2006, lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson commented that “Everyone was up for pushing things as far as they’d go, but the record was so easy to make.” Dickinson went on to claim that they “finished the record with two months to spare,” with Harris adding that “A lot of what you hear are first time takes.” Speaking about the record’s musical style, Harris states that “It is heavier than we’ve ever been, but also very progressive. And I don’t mean that in the modern sense, but like Dream Theater, more in a 70s way.”

This is an Iron Maiden album for Iron Maiden fans. Those who have matured along with the band will appreciate it. Iron Maiden still rules.

Bruce Dickinson    Dave Murray      Adrian Smith    Janick Gers     Steve Harris      Nicko McBrain