Releases Worth Getting September 4, 2012

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DVD/Blu-Ray:

Piranha 3DD
Parks and Recreation: Season Four
Re-Animator
The Office: Season Eight
The Five-Year Engagement
Sleepwalkers
Rear Window
That 70s Show – Season 5
Grounded for Life – The Complete Series
Scarface

Music:

Propagandhi: Failed States
Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition (CD/DVD)

REVIEW: Halford: Made of Metal

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I love metal; it’s probably my favorite form of music ever. So that of course means I love Judas Priest, they’re one of the greatest metal bands of all time. However I’ve personally never been a fan of front man Rob Halford’s solo stuff. I enjoyed The Fight, just not Halford. But he gets another shot at it, here’s here again with the album ‘Made of Metal’, and out of my love and respect for this music I had to check it out, Blaze Bayley recently put out the first post Maiden album I liked, so why not metal god Rob Halford? Well he doesn’t quite make it this time, but he comes damn close. This is by far Halford’s best album, there are a lot of really good songs on here, unfortunately it’s splattered with a lot of half way decent, generic and boring things too. If you’re a fan of metal you should check it out just don’t go expecting the next Judas Priest album.

‘Undisputed’ This song is pretty fucking awesome. We’re off to great start with a song that sounds like it could be a Judas Priest song from the last two albums. Plus the song is cool because it’s for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world!
‘Fire And Ice’ Not quite as cool, but a solid metal song. Very power metal.
‘Made Of Metal’ I like this one even less than the previous, we seem to be going downhill in quality but it’s still good metal so far. This is pretty generic though, I feel any decent heavy metal band could do this song.
‘Speed of Sound’ Fuck yes, back to awesome Priest quality metal. This song actually reminds me a fucking lot of Electric Eye.
‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ Another fucking awesome one, this is starting to get back to kicking a lot of ass. Halford really gets to show that he’s still got a good set of pipes at his age here.
‘Till The Day I Die’ Wasn’t expecting this, it’s basically a country song, well a metal country song. I’m on the fence about it though, it’s an ok song, but that’s about it.
‘We Own The Night’ First song I just don’t like. Just seems like a bad metal song, it’s pretty boring except some guitar parts.
‘Heartless’ Better, still not really good though. Sounds more like a glam metal song most of the time.
‘Hell Razor’ Fucking finally, back to the Priest style. I know Rob is trying to do his own thing but this style suits him best because it rules.
‘Thunder And Lightning’ Another song that I don’t really like. It’s alright, more of a rock song than a metal song.
‘Twenty-Five Years’ Maybe the worst song on the album, tries to be a power ballad I guess but it just turns out boring.
‘Matador’ Back to the good stuff, this song makes you feel like a man. One of my favorites on the album, definitely my favorite that doesn’t sound like Judas Priest.
‘I Know We Stand A Chance’ Back to the generic stuff. This has been my biggest problem with Rob’s solo stuff; it’s always been just ok generic metal.
‘The Mower’ Again like the opening song; this reminds me of something from the last two Judas Priest songs, really heavy, really metal, and really good.

1. Undisputed
2. Fire And Ice
3. Made Of Metal
4. Speed of Sound
5. Like There’s No Tomorrow
6. Till The Day I Die
7. We Own The Night
8. Heartless
9. Hell Razor
10. Thunder And Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
12. Matador
13. I Know We Stand A Chance
14. The Mower

Get Made of Metal from Amazon HERE

REVIEW: Persian Risk: Ridin’ High

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This single represents everything I love about 80′s metal. The high power vocals, the riffs, the great melody. While Persian Risk never got as big as Iron Maiden or Judas Priest this single proves they had the talent to do so. Persian Risk was around on the metal scene from 1979 to 1986, they put out one album and three singles. This one came out on Neat Records in 1983, the height of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

‘Ridin High’ Starts out with some great driving riffs and it’s not long before you’re introduced to the great vocals here. This is 80′s metal, I fucking love this song, it always makes me wanna sing along, metal claw raised high in the air.
‘Hurt You’ Another quick starter, the intro WWWWOOOOOOOHHH would make you think Rob Halford is on this one, in fact this would probably make a great Judas Priest song. Fucking excellent!

1. Ridin High
2. Hurt You

Releases Worth Getting May 11, 2010

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DVD/Blu-Ray:
Toy Story (Special Edition)
Toy Story 2: Special Edition
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Daria: The Complete Animated Series
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete Fifth Season

Music:
Judas Priest: British Steel: 30th Anniversary Edition
Rhapsody of Fire: Frozen Tears of Angels
Armored Saint: La Raza
Stephen Egerton: The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton
The Credentials: Routines
John Lee Hooker: Blues In Transition 1955-59 [REMASTERED]

Games:
Lost Planet 2

JUDAS PRIEST: Deluxe Version Of ‘British Steel’ Due In May – Feb. 13, 2010

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Sony Music has set a May 11 release date (one day earlier internationally) for the limited deluxe expanded edition of JUDAS PRIEST‘s classic 1980 album “British Steel”.

“British Steel” was the sixth studio album by JUDAS PRIEST. Released on April 14, 1980 and produced by Tom Allom, “British Steel” was recorded at Tittenhurst Park in England — a mansion owned at the time by former THE BEATLES member Ringo Starr, and previously owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

“British Steel” has long been considered one of metals all-time classics. It was with this release that PRIEST truly broke through to the masses, with a pair of tracks that have become fixtures on rock radio — the enduring anthems “Breaking The Law” and “Living After Midnight”. But like all classic albums, there is not a single weak track detected on “British Steel”, as evidenced by such standouts as the perennial concert highlight “Metal Gods”, as well as “Rapid Fire”, “Grinder”, “United” and “The Rage”, among others.

In 2009 JUDAS PRIEST performed the “British Steel” album in its entirety for the first time ever as part of their 30th anniversary USA tour. A filmed recording of the show on the August 17, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida will be included in both the limited-edition deluxe and deluxe releases. The show was captured in front of a vibrant American audience and in full 5.1 surround and stereo sound. Known for their high-energy and spectacular stage shows the band played the entire “British Steel” album in sequence as well as a number of other well-know tracks from their catalog.

The live concert was mixed in stereo and 5.1 by the original “British Steel” producer Tom Allom. In addition, the DVD will include the bonus content of “The Making Of British Steel”, a 30-minute doc featuring the 4 original band members. This new DVD brings the live PRIEST experience like no other live recording.

The deluxe expanded edition will come in two formats:

* Limited edition deluxe three-disc to include original album, live DVD and live CD
* Deluxe two-disc to include original album plus live DVD

Full track listings are as follows:

Disc 1 – Remastered Album

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking The Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler

Bonus Tracks:

10. Red, White & Blue
11. Grinder (Live)

Disc 2 – DVD

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking The Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler
10. The Ripper
11. Prophecy
12. Hell Patrol
13. Victim Of Changes
14. Freewheel Burning
15. Diamonds And Rust
16. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

Disc 3 – Live Album

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking The Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler
10. The Ripper
11. Hell Patrol
12. Victim Of Changes
13. Freewheel Burning
14. Diamonds And Rust
15. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=135069

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