|Extreme III Sides to Every Story
|Ranking: #62 for 1992 |
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|4.0 excellent||linguist2011 CONTRIBUTOR | October 28th 14|
From start to finish, this is an undoubtedly ambitious concept album which, if not immediately successful, was for Extreme a career-defining piece of work. Split into three parts, the album explores and covers a lot of musical ground. The first part has the most in common with Extreme's earlier material (but is still very reliable given the band's hard-working musical ethic), the mid-section is experimental and proves Bettencourt is more than just a talented guitarist, and the last three songs verge on progressive rock territory. It's a big album to take in, and will require more than one listen to enhance the whole experience, but is certainly a rewarding listen by the end.
|0.0 ||Necrotica | March 1st 14|
I'm 19 so I know shit about 80s/90s metal.
|3.5 great||TrantaLocked | March 1st 14|
Just started listening, and man does the first song hit hard. The fidelity is amazing.
|4.0 excellent||gocsa666 | February 27th 14|
Well the first half of the album is great, the rest can get really tedious. Edit: changed it from 3.5 to 4 still, there are just too many memorable, brilliantly written songs on this.
|5.0 classic||DiegoPujolT | January 14th 14|
I don't know why this album didn't "make it"... For me, it is the best album they have. The first two albums are great, powerful, heavy, and everything, but they sound very alike in a lot of songs. They had to change something (not everything), and in "III Sides" they did just that. Nuno's guitar tone is different but great, his solos and compostition are unique; Gary's vocals are better than ever; and Pat and Paul's base is as powerful as ever. Most people like Extreme for their heaviness and their fireworks, or for "More Than Words"... This albums has none of them as the others do, but it has more musicality and is better balanced.
|4.0 excellent||Kestero | December 13th 07|
This album is fantastic, the first I bought that I have yet to not be proud to own. The first 6 songs are great and have impressively nice messages, but personally I don't think the band are as talented when trying the softer sections in the next 5 songs. The last 3 are in yet another totally different vein, and another good one in my opinion. I had to buy Who Cares? twice, because my CD was very perfectly scratched so it would totally stop playing that song about half way through. I finished the album by getting that off iTunes, and yet despite the double price I have no regrets that it was the right decision, as the more Extreme the better. And this album is 76 minutes long, and that's with missing 1 song from the vinyl version (on the basis it wouldn't fit), so you don't feel at all ripped of. Very nice.
|4.0 excellent||Fear | December 26th 17|
|4.0 excellent||Since | April 4th 17|
|5.0 classic||Xurxo | November 8th 16|
|4.0 excellent||GMBass | April 10th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Wajd | March 29th 16|
|2.5 average||Lebren | November 16th 14|
|4.5 superb||jybt | October 29th 14|
|4.5 superb||Me2 | November 1st 13|
|4.5 superb||Sulphur | September 26th 13|
|5.0 classic||fg89 | March 5th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Srglvrz | February 11th 13|
|3.5 great||seifer | July 19th 12|
|3.0 good||Willie STAFF | September 13th 11|
|3.0 good||Phaze | July 8th 11|
|3.0 good||Jiffi | March 30th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Jumaos | March 26th 11|
|5.0 classic||antrilo | November 1st 10|
|5.0 classic||xcouzi | April 15th 10|
|5.0 classic||Jufy | February 24th 10|
|4.5 superb||Gabbo | November 2nd 08|
|3.5 great||ffbadd | October 16th 08|
|4.5 superb||rebb | September 2nd 08|
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