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Favorite Bands

Metal Top 10:
Iron Maiden - of course...
Judas Priest
Megadeth
Ozzy Osbourne
Metallica
Queensr che (80's and 90's)
Helloween (Kay Hansen years)
Scorpions (the 80's)
Slayer
Dio

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Top 10 Iron Maiden songs

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Live After Death version
Wasted Years - Album version
The Evil That Men Do - Album version
Aces High - Live After Death version
The Trooper - Live After Death version
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Live After Death version
Two Minutes to Midnight - Live After Death version
Flight Of Icarus - Live After Death version
Phantom Of The Opera - Album version
Caught Somewhere In Time - Album version

Top 10 Judas Priest songs

Breaking The Law - Album version
The Green Manalishi ( With the Two-Prong Crown) - Album version
Ram It Down - Album version
Painkiller - Album version
Blood Red Skies - Album version
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll - Album version
Out In The Cold - Priest ... Live! version
Hell Patrol - Album version
Hard As Iron - Album version
A Touch Of Evil - Album version

Top 10 Megadeth songs

My Last Words
In My Darkest Hour
Mary Jane
Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
Hangar 18
Tornado Of Souls
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
Symphony Of Destruction
Wake Up Dead
Into the Lungs of Hell

Top 10 Ozzy Osbourne songs

Bark At The Moon - Album version
Mr. Crowley - Live & Loud Version
Shot In The Dark - Album version
Waiting for Darknes - Album version
Breaking All The Rules - Album version
The Ultimate Sin - Album version
Diary Of a Madman - Album version
Secret Loser - Album version
Over The Mountain - Album version
Flying High Again - Album version

Top 10 Metallica songs

Creeping Death - Album version
Battery - Album version
Fight Fire With Fire - Album version
Orion - Album version
Blackened - Album version
Master Of Puppets - Album version
From Whom The Bell Tolls - Album version
Wherever I May Roam - Album version
Ride The Lightning - Album version
One - Album version

Top 10 Queensr che songs

Eyes Of a Stranger
I Don't Believe In Love
Breaking The Silence
Empire
Best I Can
Suite Sister Mary
Speak
Screaming In Digital
Walk In The Shadows
Damaged

Top 10 Helloween songs

March Of Time
I Want Out
Dr. Stein
Keeper Of The Seven Keys
A Little Time
Ride The Sky
I'm Alive
Twilight Of The Gods
How Many Tears
Eagle Fly Free

Top 10 Scorpions songs

Coming Home - World Wide Live version
Still Loving You - Album version
Rock You Like A Hurricane - Album version
No One Like You - World Wide Live version
Big City Nights - World Wide Live version
Make It Real - World Wide Live version
When The Smoke Is Going Down - Album version
Rhythm Of Love - Album version
Blackout - World Wide Live version
Bad Boys Running Wild - World Wide Live version

Top 10 Slayer songs

Angel Of Death
Black Magic
Behind The Crooked Cross
Dead Skin Mask
Raining Blood
The Antichrist
Live Undead
Read Between The Lies
Flesh Storm

Top 10 Dio songs

Hungry For Heaven
Rock'n'Roll Children
The Last In Line
Sunset Superman
We Rock
Don't Talk To Strangers
Rainbow In The Dark
Holy Diver
All The Fools Sailed Away
King Of Rock'n'Roll










Favorite Albums

Metal Top 10:
Live After Death
Powerslave
Somewhere in Time
Keeper of the Seven Keys part II
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Priest Live!
Word Wide Live
Peace Sells
Master of Puppets
And Justice for All

Greatest record ever made:
Pink Floyd-The Dark Side Of The Moon
Greatest Music ever made:
Comfortably Numb-Pink Flyod
Greatest Solo:
David Gilmour's Comfortably Numb




About me

Essential Metal Albums (personal point of view):
Chronological

Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Master Of Reality - Black Sabbath
Machine Head - Deep Purple
Made In Japan - Deep Purple
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Sabotage - Black Sabbath
Rising - Rainbow
Sad Wings Of Destiny - Judas Priest
Stained Class - Judas Priest
Hell Bent For Leather - Judas Priest
Unleashed In The East - Judas Priest
Van Halen-Van Halen
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
British Steel - Judas Priest
Iron Maiden-Iron Maiden
Blizzard Of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
Black In Black - AC/DC
Heaven And Hell - Black Sabbath
Wheels Of Steel - Saxon
Killers - Iron Maiden
Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
Screaming For Vengeance - Judas Priest
Blackout - Scorpions
Restless and Wild - Accept
Live Evil - Black Sabbath
Piece Of Mind - Iron Maiden
Holy Diver - Dio
Bark At The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
Show No Mercy - Slayer
Kill 'Em All - Metallica
Pyromania - Def Leppard
Balls to The Wall - Accept
Powerslave - Iron Maiden
Ride The Lightning - Metallica
The Last In Line - Dio
Defenders Of The Faith - Judas Priest
Love At First Sting - Scorpions
Wasp - Wasp
Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
1984 - Van Halen
Don't Break The Oath - Mercyful Fate
Fist Full Of Metal - Anthrax
We Want Moore! - Gary Moore
Live After Death - Iron Maiden
World Wide Live - Scorpions
Helloween - Helloween (EP)
Walls of Jericho - Helloween
Spreading The Disease - Anthrax
Hell Awaits - Slayer
Killing Is My Business... - Megadeth
Bonded By Blood - Exodus
Sacred Heart - Dio
Feel The Fire - Overkill
Run For Cover - Gary Moore
Under Lock And Key - Dokken
Speak English Or Die - S.O.D
Metal Heart - Accept
Thunder In The East - Loudness
Master Of Puppets - Metallica
Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying - Megadeth
Reign In Blood - Slayer
The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne
Turbo - Judas Priest
Rage For Order - Queensryche
The Dark - Metal Church
Fatal Portrait - King Diamond
Epicus Dominicus Metalicus - Candlemass
Project Driver - M.A.R.S
Final Countdown - Europe
Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
Night Songs - Cinderella
Trilogy - Yngwie Malmsteen
Priest...Live - Judas Priest
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I - Helloween
1987 - Whitesnake
Future World - Pretty Maids
Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'N Roses
Among The Living - Anthrax
Abigail - King Diamond
The Legacy - Testament
Fighting the World - Manowar
Dreamevil - Dio
The Ultra-Violence - Death Angel
Under The Sign Of The Black Mark - Bathory
Under Jolly Roger - Running Wild
Refuge Denied - Sanctuary
Animal House - UDO
Wild Frontier - Gary Moore
Tell No Tales - TNT
Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
Taking Over - Overkill
Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II - Helloween
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
And Justice For All - Metallica
Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
South Of Heaven - Slayer
So Far, So Good, So What - Megadeth
Forbidden Evil - Forbidden
Punishment For Decadence - Coroner
Port Royal - Running Wild
The New Order - Testament
Under The Influence - Overkill
Destiny - Saxon
Kings Of Metal - Manowar
State Of Euphoria - Anthrax
Leprosy - Death
No Rest For The Wicked - Ozzy Osbourne
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today - Suicidal Tendencies
Ram It Down - Judas Priest
Surf Nicaragua - Sacred Reich (EP)
Best From The East - Dokken
Beneath The Remains - Sepultura
Agent Orange - Sodom
Alice In Hell - Annihilator
Fabulous Disaster - Exodus
Practice What You Preach - Testament
Extreme Agression - Kreator
The Years Of Decay - Overkill
Altars Of Madness - Morbid Angel
Blessing in Disguise - Metal Church
The Real Thing - Faith No More
Heresy - Paradox
Shattered Existence - Xentrix
Nosferatu - Helstar
Headless Cross - Black Sabbath
Sonic Temple - The Cult
Painkiller - Judas Priest
No Prayer For The Dying - Iron Maiden
Empire - Queensryche
Rust In Peace - Megadeth
Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer
Cowboy's From Hell - Pantera
Persistence Of Time - Anthrax
Spiritual Healing - Death
Twisted Into Form - Forbidden
Metallica - Metallica
No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
Arise - Sepultura
Blessed Are The Sick - Morbid Angel
Hey Stoopid - Alice Cooper
Decade Of Aggression - Slayer
The Crimson Idol - WASP
Vulgar Display Of Power - Pantera
Countdown To Extinction - Megadeth
Images and Words - Dream Theater
Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden
The Ritual - Testament
Utopia Banished - Napalm Death
Sound Of White Noise - Anthrax
Edge Of Thorns - Savatage
Youthanasia - Megadeth
Awake - Dream Theater
Promised Land - Queensryche
Cryptic Writings - Megadeth
Sehnsucht - Rammstein
Better Than Raw - Helloween
System Of A Down - System Of A Down
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater
Brave New World - Iron Maiden
The Dark Ride - Helloween
Killing The Dragon - Dio
Christ Illusion - Slayer

VIP Bands not included:
Motorhead - Huge respect but never was a fan
Venom - Black Metal pioneers...not enough to be on the list
Thin Lizzy - Need to know more about this band
Kiss - Need to know more about this band
UFO - Need to know more about this band
Raven - Need to know more about this band
Diamond Head - Need to know more about this band
Motley Crue - Never was a fan
Celtic Frost - Never was a fan
And many many more...






notrap's Ratings and Reviews

 AC/DC - Back In Black
notrap's Rating: 10/10

Back in Black it's an absolute Hard Rock classic.
To be honest I never was a die hard fan of this band, however we must always try be pragmatic on the ratings.

Highlights:
Hells Bells
Shoot To Thrill
Back in Black
You Shook Me All Night Long



Original rating by Tommy: 8.5/10
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Other member ratings:
Steen - 8/10 - Link to review







 Accept - Balls to the Wall - Remastered
notrap's Rating: 8/10

I bought the Remastered version this mouth.

Highlights:
Love Child - in my opinion the best song of the band and still in my personal top 50.
Balls to the Wall
Losing More than You ever Had - The "middle" is amazing

A very nice record


Original rating by Hashman: 9/10
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Steen - 7.5/10 - Link to review







 Accept - Blood Of The Nations
notrap's Rating: 8/10

The German Metal legends are back!

Blood Of Nations is a solid record with a top level production from Andy Sneap.
If you are a dinosaur like me and me and grew up listen to Accept you will definitely like this album.

If I miss UDO?
Of course...but Mark Tornillo was an excellent choice.


Original rating by Stuart: 8/10
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Martin - 8/10 - Link to review
guitarman - 7.5/10 - Link to review







 Accept - Restless & Wild
notrap's Rating: 9/10

Restless & Wild is an absolute metal classic.
Accept's most important record and in my opinion their best.

Fast as a Shark is a speed-metal pioneer. Probably the first speed metal track ever made and recorded on vinyl.
Mr. Kay Hansen will agree with me on that. Just listen to Helloween's first and second record..;)

The guitar riff of Restless & Wild was a huge influence to all German and Europe bands of the 80's and still remains one of their best songs.

This band always had 2 sides:
A Side: Fast&Furious - A more speed metal approach
B Side: More Rock (kind of AC/DC meets Priest with more high tuned overdrive)

Songs like Fast as a Shark , Restless & Wild or Love Child belong to the A Side
Songs like Ahead Of The Pack, Shake Your Heads or Balls to The Wall Belong to the B side

Well I've always been more into Accept's Speed Metal approach. In my opinion their originality lies here.

Special credits to:
Fast as a Shark
Restless & Wild
Neon Nights
Princess Of The Dawn

Like I said an absolute classic.


Original rating by Nina: 10/10
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 Accept - Russian Roulette
notrap's Rating: 7/10

Never had this record (only knew Man Enough to Cry).
I recently buy it just to check what I was missing...Well...a nice album with some good songs, but I believe the previous is better.

I've always respected this band and believe in me when I say they were a huge influence back in the 80's.



Original rating by Tommy: 9.5/10
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Steen - 7/10 - Link to review







 Annihilator - Set The World On Fire - Re-release
notrap's Rating: 8/10

I always found something unique and special on Jeff's songs.
Alice in Hell was one of 89's best releases.

If the debut album it's definitely a trash masterpiece, the second and Set The World On Fire are more soft and classic.
Jeff tried to reach the mainstream with this one and we almost got it! Phoenix Rising has everything to be a hit song, however he needed a different record company to reach the charts...

Good songs with special credits to Set The World on Fire, Phoenix Rising and Brain Dance.



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







 Anthrax - Among The Living
notrap's Rating: 8/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 8/10
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 Anthrax - Sound Of White Noise
notrap's Rating: 8/10

Original record with a completely different metal perspective


Original rating by Tommy: 8/10
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 Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
notrap's Rating: 8.5/10

After the huge worldwide success of Heaven and Hell the second record of Sabbath Mark II had definitely something to prove.

Mob Rules is a strong and mature album. Probably not so efficient, fresh and creative as the previous, however still a very good record.

Special credits to the title track and The Sign Of The Southern Cross.



Original rating by Tommy: 7.5/10
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Stuart - 8/10 - Link to review







 Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
notrap's Rating: 10/10

Bon Jovi was (and still is) one of those bands totally forbidden on any headbanger playlist.
Bands like Cinderella, Warrant or Poison were always public enemies for the "true" Metal fan.
-Baaa!! Those posers...I hate them all.... (just listen to Manowar ;)

Well...I suppose I'm not a headbanger...
This record is definitely a hard-rock classic. Like it or not, Bon Jovi made excellent rock songs and this record is especially good.
Excellent production, Excellent songs and a heavy billboard Hit.

Songs like Livin┤ On A Prayer or You Give Love A Bad Name are absolute classics (thanks to Desmond Child)



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







 Def Leppard - Pyromania & Adrenalize Deluxe Editions (Reissues)
notrap's Rating: 8/10

I totally agree with Brian's review.
Pyromania place Def Leppard away from the NWOBHM original roots.

In the mid 80's there was 2 bands competing for the Hard-Rock MTV Hall of fame: This guys from Sheffield and Van Halen.
Both bands had all commercial ingredients to be successful: Easy listening songs and a more fashion dresscode, just perfect for the MTV audiences.

Pyromania is a Hard Rock reference, setting the sound concept to Leppard's biggest success ever: Hysteria

Well..Adrenalize was born under the grunge years, the kids were looking now into a different direction (however still was a commercial hit worldwide).

Pyromania: 8.5
Adrenalize: 7



Original rating by Brian: 8/10
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 Dio - Holy Diver
notrap's Rating: 9.5/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 9/10
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Alanna - 9/10 - Link to review







 Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From A Memory
notrap's Rating: 8/10

Dream Theatre's second best record (In my opinion Images and Words is their best output).
Home is an excellent song.


Original rating by Tommy: 10/10
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Sandra - 10/10 - Link to review
Steen - 9/10 - Link to review
bosambo - 10/10 - Link to review







 Firewind - The Premonition
notrap's Rating: 8.5/10

I bought Ozzy's last album in August (excellent by the way) and discover Gus G for the first time.
I was really impressed by Gus's work on Scream. After a quick YouTube research I found out he's Greek and have a band called Firewind.
Who have guess that Ozzy will get a Greek Power/Melodic Heavy Metal guitar player? :)

Well... The Premonition was really a huge surprise.
The album is full of melodic easy listening songs with special credits to Into the Fire; Head Up High; Mercenary Man; My Loneliness and Circle of Life.

Pros: Strong sense of melody . Gus & Apollo work . Head Up High
Cons: I agree with Steen, The Premonition doesn't hold many surprises

A solid 8.5/10


Original rating by Steen: 6.5/10
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Craig - 7.5/10 - Link to review
Dark Lord - 7.5/10 - Link to review







 Forbidden - Twisted into form
notrap's Rating: 9/10

Forbidden was one of the best Bay Area Thrash bands.
Only exceeded by Testament or maybe Exodus.

After the excellent debut Forbidden Evil, Twist into Form showed a band in a clear evolution.

Special credits to:
Parting Of The Ways
Step By Step
Twisted Into Form

Smart thrash, Excellent musical performances, Excellent vocals and definitely a trash masterpiece!


Original rating by Steen: 9/10
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 Gamma Ray - Heading For Tomorrow / Sigh No More (2CD Set, Reissue)
notrap's Rating: 7/10

Gamma Ray's debut album is considered by many one of the most influential Power Metal records of all time.
Well...I've got serious doubts about that.

This record has goods songs and everybody (including myself) respects Mr. Kay Hansen, however Heading For Tomorrow can't match the quality of Helloween's
Keepers Part I&II.
If Helloween made an average work in Pink Bubbles Go Ape, Kay's first "solo" record didn't astonish as well.

Sign No More has an american soul (I believe the band or the record company tried to reach the US Market).
It's more commercial and ambitious than the previous output. One With The World is definitely a good song and a good effort to reach the first league.

In my opinion everybody lost with Kay's departure from Helloween...Just ask Weikath....


Original rating by Brian: 7/10
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 Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
notrap's Rating: 10/10

Guns N' Roses belongs to Rock and Roll hall of fame.

Like it or not (and I never was a die hard fan) this band was very important in the mid 80's and 90's.
Axel, Slash & Co. were true LA rebels (like Motley Crew) in opposite with most of the US Glam bands.

Their concept was, and still is, honest and pure: Basically Sex, Drugs and Rockn'roll...more Drugs...Still Drugs...and of course Axel.
This record is a mirror of all that. Pure Rock and Roll in your face baby...

And everybody will agree when I say that Axel and Slash were a unique combination, like Diamond Dave&Eddie, Plant&Page or Iommi&Ozzy.

My personal rate is 8.5/10 however I will rate this one like I did with Back in Black.


Original rating by Tommy: 8.5/10
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 Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
notrap's Rating: 8/10

Repeating Michael:
"This record won't change the world... The mystique is gone"

It's all true, but anyone can please tell me one Heavy Metal record of the last 10 years that changed the world?
Probably Muse's Origin of Symmetry..but this band is definitely not Metal.

In my opinion Chinese Democracy was a good surprise with really good songs.
Give it a change!



Original rating by Michael: 7/10
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Tommy - 3.5/10 - Link to review







 Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

Comments in Live From Radio City Music Hall


Original rating by Stuart: 7.5/10
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Craig - 7.5/10 - Link to review
Dark Lord - 7/10 - Link to review
Little Drummer Boy - 7/10 - Link to review







 Helloween - 7 Sinners
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

7 Sinners is a solid and heavy balanced record.

Pros:
Long Live The King - Definitely the best song (sounds like Priest's Painkiller)
Far In The Future chorus section
Andi Deris performance

7 Sinners is one of Helloween best records to date?
Nop. But it's a safe buy


Original rating by Brian: 8/10
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 Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - Part II
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 8/10
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 Helloween - The Dark Ride
notrap's Rating: 8.5/10

I stopped listen this band after Chameleon. I only gave a very quick listen to Master Of The Rings and The Time Of The Oath back in the 90's and I remember being disappointed.
I've always found impossible to replace Kay and Kiske.

So I only listen The Dark Ride a couple months ago and to be honest I didn't expect much.
Well I was wrong because this record is very interesting with special credits to Escalation 666 and If I Could Fly.

Now I will give a deep overview into Better Than Raw just to see if I missed something in 98 ;)


Original rating by Tommy: 8/10
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Little Drummer Boy - 8/10 - Link to review







 Helloween - Walls Of Jericho / Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Parts 1 & 2 / Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Re-issues)
notrap's Rating: 10/10

Helloween Mark I&II (from the first EP to Keeper II - Kay Hansen years) released excellent records.
Kay Hansen departure after Keeper II was a big disappoint and a huge step back.

Helloween EP
Speed Metal pioneer, this EP shows clearly the band influences: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Accept (Fast as a Shark).
We find some immature links on the songs and lyrics , however this record is an interesting debut.
Special credits:
Victim of Fate
Starlight

Rate: 8.5/10

Walls of Jericho
Absolute Speed Metal Classic! This record was very important to the metal scene.
All world was astonish with Ride the Sky, Guardians, Heavy Metal(Is The Law) or How Many Tears.
This guys gave Maiden's Hallowed be Thy Name a killer speed rotation!

Rate: 9.5/10

Keeper Of The Seven Keys part I
A turning point. Michael Kiske was definitely an upgrade to reach a more mainstream market (Maiden's market)
The songs kept the speed identity of the previous record however Kiske's extraordinary vocal range and a more classic song composition was definitely a step forward.
At this point I believe this guys had Queensryche on their playlist ;)
Another absolute pumpkin classic!
Special credits:
I'm Alive
A Little Time
Twilight Of The Gods
Future World

Rate: 10/10

Keeper Of The Seven Keys part II
In my opinion the best german record of all time.
This guys were in their top form and release an absolute Heavy Metal classic!
Songs like Eagle Fly Free or March of Time kept the speed metal flame alive and Dr. Stein or I Want Out were another step forward.
Helloween's golden era.

Rate 10/10 or 11/10

Pink Bubbles Go Ape
Well...This band was never the same after Kay's departure. The court problems with Noise didn't help too.
This record was the first of many steps back on Helloween's career.
Kids of The Century, Someone's Crying or The Chance are good songs..but not enough to fulfil the expectations

Rate: 7/10

My final rate don't include PBGA.



Original rating by Brian: 666/10
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 Iron Maiden - Brave New World
notrap's Rating: 8/10

Welcome back Bruce&Adrian!
Everyone knows that Bruce is the perfect front man and Adrian a great songwriter.
Maiden without this guys its definitely not the same..

A good record

Up the Irons!


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







 Iron Maiden - Fear of the dark
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

I little bit better than the previous.
An average Album, far far away from the golden 80's

Up the Irons!


Original rating by Ulrick: 8/10
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Dark Lord - 9/10 - Link to review
Steen - 7.5/10 - Link to review







 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Ulrick: 9.5/10
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 Iron Maiden - Killers
notrap's Rating: 9/10

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 Iron Maiden - Live After Death
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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 Iron Maiden - No prayer for the dying
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

The worst Maiden release in 10 years.
Steve wanted a more rough production on this record...Well everyone (including myself) were a little bit disappointed.
The golden era ended with Seventh Son...

Up the Irons!


Original rating by Ulrick: 6/10
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Steen - 7/10 - Link to review







 Iron Maiden - Piece of mind
notrap's Rating: 10/10

After the worldwide success of the previous record this band had definitely something to prove with Piece Of Mind.
Would this band fulfil the expectations of all rock community after the huge impact of The Number Of The Beast?

Steve Harrys&Co said: No problem mates! We will release one dam good record ;)

They were right.
Piece Of Mind is an extraordinary record. One of Maiden's best releases.
Nicko was clearly an upgrade. Heavy Metal's finest line-up was finally found.

Special credits to:
Where Eagles Dares
Revelations
Flight Of Icarus
Die With Your Boots On
The Trooper - One of the best songs ever made.

After this record Iron Maiden become the major Heavy Metal act in the world.

Up the Irons!!!
10/10


Original rating by Ulrick: 9/10
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Dark Lord - 9.5/10 - Link to review
Steen - 9/10 - Link to review
LemmingDeMerciless - 10/10 - Link to review







 Iron Maiden - Powerslave
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Ulrick: 10/10
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 Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Ulrick: 10/10
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 Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
notrap's Rating: 10/10

This is a very special record for me.

Somewhere In Time is in my opinion Maiden's second best record.
The futuristic concept of the songs is just amazing and Martin Birch did a great job (as usual).

Special credits:
Somewhere In Time - Excellent guitar solo by Adrian Smith
Wasted Years - An all time classic with another extraordinary guitar solo by Adrian. Belongs to my personal top 5.
Sea Of Madness - Excellent riff
Heaven Can Wait - Works always well on gigs.
Stranger In A Strange Land - A different song with a very unique felling.

One of my biggest disappointments was missing this tour.

Somewhere In Time is an all time classic.
If you don't have this record..well..something just missing in your life.

Up the Irons!!!
10/10


Original rating by Tommy: 9/10
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Sandra - 9/10 - Link to review
Dark Lord - 9/10 - Link to review
Steen - 8.5/10 - Link to review
ProfessorShred - 9.5/10 - Link to review
LemmingDeMerciless - 9/10 - Link to review







 Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
notrap's Rating: 6.5/10

The Final Frontier is in my opinion one of the poorest Maiden releases to date.

Pros: The most important Metal band ever still rocks!
Cons: Boring . Lack of inspiration . Bruce's vocal harmonies . The low quality of some guitar solos.

Up the Irons!



Original rating by Stuart: 7/10
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Little Drummer Boy - 6.5/10 - Link to review
vaguemartin - 6.5/10 - Link to review
LemmingDeMerciless - 3.5/10 - Link to review
angelripper84 - 7/10 - Link to review







 Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Ulrick: 9.5/10
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 Iron Maiden - The X Factor
notrap's Rating: 5/10

Mission Impossible: Replacing Bruce part I

Up the Irons!


Original rating by Tommy: 9.5/10
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 Iron Maiden - Virtual XI
notrap's Rating: 5/10

Mission impossible: Replacing Bruce part II


Original rating by Ulrick: 5/10
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JypsyRock - 10/10 - Link to review
Little Drummer Boy - 4.5/10 - Link to review







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

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Original rating by Steen: 9.5/10
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Tommy - 9/10 - Link to review
Stuart - 10/10 - Link to review
Dark Lord - 9.5/10 - Link to review
Psychonator - 9.5/10 - Link to review







 King Diamond - "Them"
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

After the previous excellent record "Abigail" King Diamond released his second full concept album Them.

I read from many official sources that this record is his best commercial success ever. This fact was always a mystery for me because, in my opinion, Abigail it's a better record - Has better songs and definitely a better production.

Don't get me wrong..Them is a classic King release (with good songs), however I believe this release was a huge step into the underground.
If Abigail opened the door to a more mainstream market, Them was a step back.

In my opinion, King somehow lost the inspiration of Halloween, The Candle, A Mansion in Darkness or The Family Ghost to embrace a more
underground 1000 riffs per song.

Well..Let┤s forget my little disappointed when I first heard Them back in 88. I will try to hear it again this year
It's not my favourite, but who cares? Still an absolute metal classic.

Special credits to:
Welcome Home
The Invisible Guests



Original rating by Tommy: 7.5/10
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 King Diamond - Conspiracy
notrap's Rating: 8/10

Slightly better than the previous effort, Conspiracy contains some of King's best material.
This record don't have the freshness and inspiration of Abigail however songs like At The Graves or Sleepless Nights belong to King's Top 15.


Original rating by Steen: 8/10
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 King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul.... Please
notrap's Rating: 7/10

Abigail, in my opinion, it's King's best record.
Mikkey Dee's playing on Abigail is just amazing and the guitar work of Andy and Michael are very good too.

About Give Me Your Soul.... Please..
A nice record with good songs, however I believe the concept is a little bit "Deja vu" even for King.

Still worth buying


Original rating by Steen: 7/10
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 Manowar - Fighting The World
notrap's Rating: 8/10

I had Fighting the World and Kings of Metal in the same tape back in 88.
In my opinion KOM it's the best release of this band and deserves 9/10 or maybe a 10/10 rating.

Fighting the World never was on my everyday playlist, however songs like the title track, Defender, Holy War or Black Wind, Fire & Steel are definitely Metal classics.

Ok..Let's avoid talking about the concept or lyrics..It's Manowar not Queensryche.



Original rating by Steen: 7.5/10
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 Manowar - The Triumph of Steel
notrap's Rating: 8/10

The Triumph of Steel is a very interesting record.
I sometimes miss Ross the Boss however the main sound concept remains the same.
Good songs with special credits to The Power Of Thy Sword and Master of The Wind.
I saw this tour and this guys gave a good show.


Original rating by Tommy: 9/10
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Dark Lord - 10/10 - Link to review
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 Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
notrap's Rating: 9/10

Mustaine's most successful work (This record was a US Billboard hit).
Symphony for Destruction was probably the metal song more played in 92.

The beginning of a new age for Megadeth. Something between their Speed/Thrash roots and a more classic Heavy approach.

One of their best releases


Original rating by Tommy: 8.5/10
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 Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who┤s Buying? - DVD Audio Edition
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Hashman: 10/10
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 Megadeth - Rust In Peace
notrap's Rating: 9/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 9/10
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 Metallica - ...And Justice For All
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 9.5/10
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bogdan - 10/10 - Link to review







 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 10/10
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 Metallica - Metallica
notrap's Rating: 9/10

Excellent Record...Good Production...Huge worldwide success


Original rating by Tommy: 9.5/10
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Sandra - 9.5/10 - Link to review
bogdan - 10/10 - Link to review







 Overkill - Horrorscope
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

Horrorscope was the first Overkill record without their debut guitar player Bobby Gustafson and it's somehow the beginning of a new era for the New Jersey Thrash Metal legends.
This mark II line-up released a solid record.
Horrorscope don't have a hit song like Hello From the Gutter, Elimination or Powersurge but like I said it's solid, balanced and definitely a must have.


Original rating by Steen: 8/10
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 Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
notrap's Rating: 8.5/10

To be honest I didn't know this band.
After reading Steen's review, I bought this record just to check the highest rated record on this website ;)

Remedy Lane is an excellent and intelligent record. The main composer is really talented and particularly inspired.
This band definitely deserves a major label and a huge background support.
If I've heard this record 6 or 7 years before I would probably give an 10/10 rating.

Remedy Lane was a huge and wonderful surprise.




Original rating by Steen: 10/10
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 Poison - The Best of Poison - 20 Years of Rock
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

One of the biggest LA Glam bands of the 80's.
Never was into the glam scene however this guys have good songs


Original rating by Alanna: 7/10
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 Queensr che - Empire
notrap's Rating: 9.5/10

Queensryche's most successful work.
Full of good&easy listening songs.
The title track is definitely one of their best songs ever

Queensryche's golden era.


Original rating by Hashman: 9.5/10
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Little Drummer Boy - 8/10 - Link to review







 Queensr che - Operation: Mindcrime - Remastered and Expanded
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Hashman: 10/10
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JoiRide - 10/10 - Link to review
Steen - 9/10 - Link to review
savafan4ever - 10/10 - Link to review
Sandra - 9/10 - Link to review
Little Drummer Boy - 9.5/10 - Link to review







 Queensr che - Rage for order
notrap's Rating: 9/10

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Original rating by Steen: 9/10
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 Queensr che - The Warning
notrap's Rating: 6.5/10

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Original rating by Steen: 8.5/10
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 Running Wild - Reissues (x8) - Part I (Gates to Purgatory - Branded and Exiled - Under Jolly Roger - Port Royal)
notrap's Rating: 9/10

It's rather difficult for me to rate this band in 2009.
My emotional side tells me to give an high rate,
Port Royal was one of those records I heard over and over again (Conquistadores still on my top 50).
My pragmatic side tells me to be more caution....

I will try to be in the middle:
Gates to Purgatory: 8/10
Branded and Exiled: 8/10
Port Royal: 10/10 ;)


Original rating by Brian: 666/10
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 Sanctuary - Into the mirror black
notrap's Rating: 7/10

The Metal scene is full of mysteries. I really never understood why many people find Into The Mirror Black the best Sanctuary record.

In my humble opinion the previous and first record Refuge Denied is far better in all ways (except maybe the production).
When I first heard Die For My Sins, Battle Angels or White Rabbit I was completely astonish with Warrel Dane's vocal range.
Somewhere between Thrash and Heavy Metal (like the city mates Metal Church) this band released in 87 one of the most important Power Metal records of all time.

Then something happened with Warrel's voice...I don't know if it happened on Refuge Denied studio sessions or on tour...but his voice was never the same.

In my opinion Into The Mirror Black was adapted to Warrel's "new" voice and failed to upgrade the excellent previous record.
Don't get me wrong, ITMB is a good record however it's miles away from the previous masterpiece.

Sanctuary deserved a lot more.



Original rating by Steen: 9/10
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 Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
notrap's Rating: 8.5/10

This record brings back good memories.
Savatage was always very unique in the metal scene.
The "Oliva" brothers (Criss RIP) were always regarded with respect by the audiences, critics and other bands.
Zachary "Zak" Stevens was a good surprise. His performance on the title track is excellent.
Special credits to Edge Of Thorns; Degrees Of Sanity and Damien

Edge Of Thorns is definitely a good record.


Original rating by Tommy: 9.5/10
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 Savatage - Gutter Ballet
notrap's Rating: 8/10

Gutter Ballet, Edge of Thorns and Hall of the Mountain King are my Savatage absolute favourites.

Very interesting record with memorable songs like the title track, When The Crowds Are Gone, The Unholy and Summer's Rain.

This record was a turning point in their career.


Original rating by Steen: 9.5/10
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 Savatage - Sirens - Silver Anniversay Edition
notrap's Rating: 5.5/10

I bought recently Sirens+The Dungeons Are Calling: The Complete Session (both recorded at the same time by the way)
I kinda like the rawness of their debut. Pure, honest almost a demo-tape.

Sirens special credits: Sirens and Holocost
The Dungeons Are Calling special credits: Title track and By the Grace of the Witch
(The Dungeons Are Calling has the worst Savatage song: The Whip)

With Dungeons Are Calling and By the Grace of the Witch, Sirens had been better.





Original rating by Steen: 7/10
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 Savatage - Streets - A Rock Opera
notrap's Rating: 7.5/10

Broadway meets Metal.

A nice concept record with some highlights. However I think Streets needed more heavy songs.
I prefer the previous record (Gutter Ballet) and the next one (Edge Of Thorns).

Not a masterpiece like Operation Mindcrime but still a classic.


Original rating by Tommy: 10/10
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 Slayer - South Of Heaven
notrap's Rating: 9.5/10

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Original rating by Tommy: 8.5/10
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 W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol - Double Remastered Edition
notrap's Rating: 10/10

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Original rating by Hashman: 9/10
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 Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part Two
notrap's Rating: 5.5/10

I respect David DeFeis. He's making music since 81.
However in my opinion Virgin Steele it's the most overrated band on this website.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part Two it's an average record, nothing more.


Original rating by Tommy: 9.5/10
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 Wyvern - The Red Flame of Pain
notrap's Rating: 1/10

I wanna have sex
Gotta have hard sex
Cute pretty little girl
She's gonna satisfie my desire
Cute pretty little child
She's gonna set my fire
Ask me I'll do everything
Tell me I'll get anything
Should see her
It's just a child

...bla bla bla.....

I'm leaving my sign
Soft skin body child
Gotta get you wild
Angel eyes holy mind
Gotta leave my sign
Soft skin body child.

........no comments about this lyrics


Original rating by Alanna: 1/10
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