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Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Half_Can, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Half_Can

    Half_Can Member

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    Anyone else like these guys? I picked up 'Hall of the Mountain King' and been playing it fairly solidly. Great musicianship, especially the guitar work, the album is from 1987. Anyone suggest anything else by these guys?
     
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    wdiv Rattlehead

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    Whole catalog (maybe except Fight for the Rock) is solid. Ghost in the Ruins live album is my personal fave.
     
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    Wake of Magellan New Metal Member

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    Word. My fav album is Handful Of Rain though.

     
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    wdiv Rattlehead

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    For Zak-era, I've gotta agree with you. "Chance" is epic.
     
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    H.P. Lovecraft Active Member

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    They're one of the best power metal bands ever in my opinion, Jon Oliva is a vocal tour de force, and the guitar playing is out of this world at times.
     
  6. Half_Can

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    Thanks guys, good to see other fans of this band as well. 'Hall of the Mountain King' came out the same year as Helloweens' 'Keeper of the Seven Keys pt. 1' and I'm at a loss of which is the better album. But, so far, I'd say 'Hall' beats it.
     
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    H.P. Lovecraft Active Member

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    Hey, if that's a photo of you on your avatar, I must say, you've done a good job making yourself look like Johnny Ramone.
     
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    I've been told that (The Johnny Ramone comment) but it's just the way my hair grows out. It doesn't look good all one length because it gets in my face and looks terrible, so I manipulate it into bangs mostly for that reason to keep the hair out of my face. I didn't really have Johnny Ramone in mind, moreso old school Bruce Dickinson or Karl Logan of Manowar fame (just a couple of metal stars with the banged appearance). Punk really isn't my bag as much as metal but I do like some Ramones songs.
     
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    Ah, gotcha it does look like older Bruce, but it also looks a lot like Johnny, especially with the leather jacket. I like a lot of punk in addition to the metal I like.
     
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    My favorite band. Basically, just buy every album and enjoy the hell out of them.
     
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    aptryne New Metal Member

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    Hall of the mountain king is on my all time top 20 list

    All the 80s albums are great
     
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    aptryne New Metal Member

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    A younger Jeff Waters :)
     
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    That too.
     
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    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    A friend yesterday did some "therapy" to get me into them. He recommended me a couple of Zak era albums (I can't stand Oliva's voice), and I'm listening to "Edge Of Thorns" now but so far nothing to make me go and buy it.
     
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    Oliva's axemanship was among the finest.
     
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    Criss Oliva was really the first guitarist that ever made me want to listen to him playing.
     

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