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by mordred
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: MERCYFUL FATE REUNION 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: MERCYFUL FATE REUNION 2020

I'm sure this will be a great show and very fulfilling to many, but I feel I just can't buy into this if it's without Michael Denner. :(
by mordred
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The Track 5 Theory
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: The Track 5 Theory

I resent the notion that this template is ideal for all sub genres! Pacing, headbanging value, catchiness etc is important in power metal. You need some variation in tempo to get the most out of the speediest number, but you never want an album to drag so the sequencing is important and this is as c...
by mordred
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Vinyl collector hell!
Topic: Gotham City - Black Writs lp sticker misprint
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Gotham City - Black Writs lp sticker misprint

All copies are like that.

Enjoy Monsters of Rock on 45, it’s a classic. :wink:
by mordred
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The Track 5 Theory
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: The Track 5 Theory

This is truth. All the Rhapsody albums from the classic 1997-2002 period follow this pattern. Instrumental intro, then fast and/or very anthemic opener, another track that sticks like glue to the opener but is slightly slower, a token folkish song, and then unleash a million toy swords for serious d...
by mordred
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Vinyl collector hell!
Topic: Bootleg warning thread LP (2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Bootleg warning thread LP (2019)

I bought this from a Russian seller five or six years ago. Same with the first Tourniquet and possibly some other Intense Records vinyl. I used to see them offered in Russia a lot more often than other countries. I don't know, but my theory has always been this. Vinyl was more or less dead in the US...
by mordred
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Take It Or Leave It
Topic: after many years, the time is almost nigh ... !
Replies: 22
Views: 2771

Re: after many years, the time is almost nigh ... !

Great to see you back in action!
I placed an order through the store system, hoping it went through.
by mordred
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Story behind the band CROM(esp)?
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Story behind the band CROM(esp)?

I don't know precisely how credible the info is, but the great metal blog Ride Into Glory recently made a guide to Spanish 80's heavy metal, which contained some interesting bits about Crom and their place in the Spanish scene as one of few English speaking bands. https://rideintoglory.com/el-volume...
by mordred
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Keep It True 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 3034

Re: Keep It True 2019 roll call

I’m not a great fan, so I might be missing something, but why would it be such a dilemma to find a singer for a Legend show? Last time I heard the album, the vocal wasn’t anything terribly unique.

In other news, Elixir is reforming to play, which excites me so much more!
by mordred
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Arc - Raiders of the Lost Arc
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Arc - Raiders of the Lost Arc

I’m quite sick of rehearsal recordings being released and sold like they were real records. Arc also has yet to convince me they wrote more than one song worth hearing. ;)
by mordred
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Keep It True 2019 roll call
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Keep It True 2019 roll call

DaN wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:01 am
...and Schnaaaaabelkäse.
Let's hope the Manilla Road tribute doesn't get quite that emotional. But it might. :shock:
by mordred
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Victim Of Time
Topic: Keep It True 2019 roll call
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Keep It True 2019 roll call

Just logging in to announce my appearance. Like my companion Dan, in many ways I feel KIT has become even more important as I’ve got older. It’s the ultimate dad’s trip, where I can pretend like my steel is actually true and I can obtain heaps of records with money my family doesn’t need. I’ve learn...
by mordred
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: RUNNING WILD: Not-So Rapid Forays Into Their Catalog
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: RUNNING WILD: Not-So Rapid Forays Into Their Catalog

I for one wouldn’t count the first two albums as part of such a streak. They’re good enough in their own right, but don’t stand out enough compared to all the other German metal bands of the era. There is not one song on Branded and Exiled that’s good enough to be on Black Hand Inn or Pile of Skull...
by mordred
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: RUNNING WILD: Not-So Rapid Forays Into Their Catalog
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: RUNNING WILD: Not-So Rapid Forays Into Their Catalog

I for one wouldn’t count the first two albums as part of such a streak. They’re good enough in their own right, but don’t stand out enough compared to all the other German metal bands of the era. There is not one song on Branded and Exiled that’s good enough to be on Black Hand Inn or Pile of Skulls.
by mordred
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"
Replies: 9
Views: 1767

Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

You should definitely check out The Courage To Be, if you haven't already. Both albums have a pronounced post-rock kinda U2-feel. I hear lots of similarities to The Unforgettable Fire, especially in the guitar tone. Listen to We Shall See Him As He Is for example. I asked John Mortimer about it a w...
by mordred
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: SIGN OF THE HAMMER or HAIL TO ENGLAND
Replies: 14
Views: 1993

Re: SIGN OF THE HAMMER or HAIL TO ENGLAND

I broke my keyboard trying furiously to type you know what and I'm way too slow on the phone, so I'll just leave it at:

Into Glory Ride yay!