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by ION BRITTON
Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: OVERRATED METAL SCENES
Replies: 49
Views: 15003

My vote for the worst European scene goes to Portugal. I think you misinterpreted the meaning of the topic. Frankly, I can't recall one single person throughout my quest of obscure metal praising the scene of Portugal. Possibly, most of the fans have only heard 2-3 bands from that country and maybe...
by ION BRITTON
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: OVERRATED METAL SCENES
Replies: 49
Views: 15003

OVERRATED METAL SCENES

Which one you believe is the most overrated? As far as i am concerned, without any difficulty and lots of thinking my vote goes for the Spanish scene. We're talking about tons of uninspired and boring to death bands, many of which i really love to hate. I almost know what i'm going to hear when i se...
by ION BRITTON
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Creepy UK sound
Replies: 21
Views: 8361

I'm shocked that Deliverance's 'Evil Friendship' gets very little attention on the internet, especially considering the amount of hype that exists for anything 'Black' released in the 80s. My thoughts exactly! This album is the perfect mix of DEATH SS and early ROOT. 'Kvlt' Black Metal maniacs shou...
by ION BRITTON
Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Creepy UK sound
Replies: 21
Views: 8361

Seems that the root of all evil is located somewhere in the Island. Black Sabbath was the Black Metal of the 70's. Then Hell, Sabbat, Deliverance, Widow, Pagan Altar...There are really countless bands with that evil dark sound. I MUST mention also one of my all-time favourite bands of all genres: th...
by ION BRITTON
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Greek Heavy Metal?
Replies: 99
Views: 28976

Here are some recommendations of mine: DECEPTOR: Excellent power metal with a strong thrash edge and an amazing vocalist-surely one of the best of the Greek scene. NEMESIS: Classic heavy/power stuff. Worth checking it out for the unbelievable vocal parts. TRADE MARK: Nice melodic hard rock. One of t...
by ION BRITTON
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Underestimated German 80's Scene?
Replies: 243
Views: 53443

(sigh) That's always the problem with calling bands 'overrated' or 'so-so' - the fans of said bands tend to read it as " THE FUCKERS SUCK POSER COCK IN HELL!!!! " which really wasn't what was said. My point was, it's remarkable how many great German/West-Euro private pressings were made while there...
by ION BRITTON
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Super-rare/expensive albums that are NOT overrated?
Replies: 69
Views: 27702

My vote goes for stuff like SOLID GROUND - Made in Rock, and THE OLD MAN & THE SEA. Thank got for reissues, though. I don't need to wear away my LPs. 8) Do you have the SOLID GROUND LP? I don't know where you found it, but that's a very very rare motherfucker! Quite heavy stuff, but not my cup of t...
by ION BRITTON
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Underestimated German 80's Scene?
Replies: 243
Views: 53443

Wow guys what the hell are you talking about??!??An underrated German scene and an overrated US scene?!? I just can not agree. Yes, Germany had a very strong, powerful and absolutely influential metal scene but that goes only for the run of the mill type of bands like Accept, Running wild, Helloween...
by ION BRITTON
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Super-rare/expensive albums that are NOT overrated?
Replies: 69
Views: 27702

Three more that should be mentioned: MEZMERIST - THE INNOCENT, THE FORSAKEN, THE GUILTY : An EP that appears almost never nowadays. Creepy and eerie sound with some haunting vocals in a milder King Diamond style. I like it a lot. HANDS OF MERCY - S/T : A1 class melodic metal with a perfect productio...
by ION BRITTON
Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Super-rare/expensive albums that are NOT overrated?
Replies: 69
Views: 27702

LUST - "We'll Never Die" Thank doG this has been re-released! Opinions seem to differ on the quality of this record, but I could be the president of its fan club. More perfect, melodic, epic metal. It's those vocal harmonies and almost laid-back style that does it for me. It's been a dream for a fe...
by ION BRITTON
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Sickest rehearsals/live stuff?
Replies: 40
Views: 14621

SODOM - early demos
HELLHAMMER - demos
UNITED MUTATION - demos (Not metal, but, man, that was fuckin' GRIND at that time)
SATAN'S HOST - midnight wind unreleased Lp (hey Dimmu Borgir kids, that's BLACK and METAL. True pioneers! Eternal Hail!)

I'm getting tired of thinking...Stop.
by ION BRITTON
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Super-rare/expensive albums that are NOT overrated?
Replies: 69
Views: 27702

Some of the following have been mentioned but anyway here's my list: LEATHER NUNN - TAKE THE NIGHT (HEAVY HEAVY SHIT...) ION BRITTON - EAT METAL (HAIL!) IMAGE - S/T BISHOP STEEL - KILLING ASYLUM GRAVEN IMAGE - PEOPLE IN HELL WANT ICE WATER 12" PARADOXX - PLAN OF ATTAK (What a band! Every track they ...
by ION BRITTON
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: NOCTURNUS
Replies: 42
Views: 13550

I believe the They Key is a pioneering death metal album and the best of their 2 first albums. I don't know why but i found Thresholds to be a class lower than their debut but i do know people who prefer the 2nd album. Atmospheric and technical brutal metal, an oasis for the tired death metal ears. ...
by ION BRITTON
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Take It Or Leave It
Topic: ORION'S SWORD
Replies: 5
Views: 3593

Are you looking for original tapes or will cdrs/mp3s suffice? I could make an upload with some hi-res mp3s of the 2 first demos if you need them. The rest of their tapes are more commercial I've been told. Hey Dan, Cdrs/mp3 would be ok. I think i can trust your sayings about the commercial stuff, s...
by ION BRITTON
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Conquest
Topic: Heavy Metal Huntingrounds?
Replies: 84
Views: 27100

The metal market situation has become at least discouraging here in Greece. I remember 7-8 years ago, i could/used to buy 6-7 KILLER M-E-T-A-L records for 30 Euros. Now, i need 6-7 Euros for the wimpiest and shitiest hard rock LP of a "rare" band such as Scorpions or MSG or Malmsteen. In the good ol...
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