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|Stuff I bought No. 01|
Each month I buy a couple or more albums. Yeah, I have a wife, kid and a dog, and I love to buy them gifts, but the biggest pleasure of all, I must admit, is getting me some records with my hard earned money. I have been buying albums for 22 years, and I guess collecting them for me is still partially reminiscing the times when everything was much simpler. I thought that giving a list of what I buy each month might be an interesting series. Some of these might seem obvious positions, but for certain reasons I didn't think about obtaining them earlier.
PS. Some of the descriptions might seem very corny, oh well, I wrote them while being quite drunk, and don't have a habit to edit any written posts much. Enjoy/ or not.
I have a craving lately for classic rock. I don't know where it appeared from, but I definitely have the fever. I always respected classic bands, but never really listened to most of them- for example, I never owned a Scorpions album. I always associated them with radio-friendly hits, but after listening to "Blackout", I thought it's a perfect metal album, despite the banal (at times) lyrics. It's pretty much metal, whether you like it or not.
Screaming for Vengeance
Continuing the thought from the first album of this list, here is another classic record I decided to buy. But, in opposition to the Scorpions, I already had 2 Judas Priest records: The classic Painkiller and the underrated Angel of Retribution. The first one was the result of an exchange with my good friend- I gave him an album of the renowned Polish band Hunter (worth checking out, BTW). The second one I bought at a flea market. Both were (for me) merely "ok", not much more. But after indulging some more into their more classic records, I started to understand the phenomena. This actually sank in very well, and I definitely am awaiting for it to arrive.
The only recent album from the set. I saw in my favorite music magazine that it's the album of the month. And although I'm a great Opeth fan, I must admit with a certain amount if shame, that I've never heard of Soen (founded by Opeth's drummer, Martin Lopez). Usually "album of the month" is enough for me to listen to album at least once, and this time was the same. I really liked the album, which contains both blasts, as well as really good lyrics, full of meaning. I think that this might be the next musical path I'll go down.
Imaginations from the Other Side
They're certain artists which I like to collect the full discography. Such bands are Metallica, Opeth, Type O Negative and Black Label Society, just to name the most important for me. But for some groups, I like to buy just the records that are regarded as prodigious. This is the case with Blind Guardian. I love "Nightfall", it's amongst my top 10 albums of all time, after I reconnected with it after 21 years of first hearing it, and buying the remastered version. I decided that I would like to get to know other albums, so I got to know "Somewhere far beyond", which I liked very much, although I expected a different quality from the Guardians- the sound is very compressed and dry, like "Master of puppets" or "Cowboys from hell", which I also love, but from Blind Guardians I want SONGS- I think that "Imaginations" might make me completely happy, being a good balance between ''metal'' and ''radio''.
|the late 80's killed many semi metal bands and the Scorps are one of them, pre 82 is, especially on albums like In Trance, |
IIIIIM GONNA LIIVE IT UP
|IM TAKIN FLIIGHT SAID IIIIIL NEVER GIVE IT UP|
|Props on no. 3. All about some Soen, especially their first two albums. As for the classic rock, unfortunately, I have little craving for that.|
|Yeah, I have no idea how I could've missed Soen before, it's a bit embarrassing really. I find the production of the album a bit too smooth, but that's just after the first listen on shitty equipment.|
I completely understand why somebody wouldn't have a liking for classic rock, I generally find it too dry at times, I have a feeling that it must've been really awesome hearing it for the first time back in the day, but after 20-30 years, it just doesn't have the same impact. But I just couldn't help myself here. The same with Blind Guardian, I don't really like power metal, or whatever you would call the whole Genre, but Blind Guardian I just love, I quite like Helloween too.
After re-reading the post, it sounds like I don't really like any of the genres/ albums above :D