Rush
Hold Your Fire


4.0
excellent

Review

by sonictheplumber USER (115 Reviews)
June 6th, 2011 | 25 replies


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


This is a weird one but it's good pop shit. Jazzy and spacey at times too, not spacey in a Floyd/Hawkwind way but sort of new age/jazz fusion sound at times and it rules. It can get a bit too, um, "80s" sounding at times but it's good ass shit. Geddy's voice was fantastic at this point - no banshee sounds because it wouldn't fit this shit (plus he couldn't sing like that anymore in 87) - but he sounds like a seriously good singer. Killer bass, the Wal bass really suits the shit and has a farty, jazzy sound that reminds me of a hot chick farting all over me. And the synths can get a bit overboard but who gives a shit" It usually sounds sweet.

Alex takes a bit of a backseat but he's got some killer parts, like in Open Secrets (best song on the goddamn record), the solo in Lock and Key, he's got some really moody and atmospheric parts that are sorta like Steve Rothery but better and less Genesis-y, no disrespect to the fat man. Well, Alex is fat now too but yeah. Anyway, good ass shit. Neil rocks hard. Electronic kit makes some wild fucking sounds, I don't have prejudices. And the lyrics - fuck! Rush talking about real life topics, real intense philosophy, very positive stuff too but it's like, wild shit man. Tai Shan, man - I was leaving the R40 show in Atl and blared it with the windows down. Wild.

Killer!



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MO
June 6th 2011


22599 Comments


I definitely enjoyed this album, Time Stands Still live was awesome. Nice review.

BigHans
June 6th 2011


29907 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Time Stands Still so good

BigHans
June 6th 2011


29907 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

FREEZE THIS MOMENT A LITTLE BIT LONGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Parallels
June 6th 2011


8858 Comments


nice job sonic. oh wait, im sonic.

AnotherBrick
June 6th 2011


9799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

SONIC

demigod!
June 6th 2011


49295 Comments


yes sonic yes go sonic go

JamieTwort
June 6th 2011


26988 Comments


Good review sonic. I haven't heard this one.

JamieTwort
June 6th 2011


26988 Comments


Listening to the song Time Stands Still, good stuff.

NigelH
June 6th 2011


1571 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is poppy as all hell, but still enjoyable. good review. pos'd.

demigod!
June 6th 2011


49295 Comments


why'd you give it a 3.5 in the review but a 4 rating?

AnotherBrick
June 6th 2011


9799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

always been my favorite

Nagrarok
June 6th 2011


8596 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

About time sonic. This is pretty ok. POS.

KILL
June 6th 2011


81232 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuckin awesome rockin review man



the last two tracks are hated by the nerds on the rush forums but i dig them hard

OFace
June 6th 2011


173 Comments


Rush nerds are manlier than normal nerds

Jethro42
June 6th 2011


15860 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yes a Rush review by sonic I didnt read yet.

Jethro42
June 6th 2011


15860 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I think it's the last time I've seen them.

Jethro42
June 6th 2011


15860 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I know I know, how I got lazy over time.

Jethro42
June 6th 2011


15860 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well I'll see what I can do, sonictheadvisor.

TheAnalogKid
June 14th 2011


69 Comments


EVERYDAY WERE STANDING IN A TIME CAPSULE

KILL
July 31st 2011


81232 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ fuck yea true fan



TOUGH TIMES



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