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No one who saw that tour has ever accused Raven of getting blown off the stage by their openers. With no signs of slowing down, Raven are embarking on a major North American excursion that will hit the Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn on Sept. Quite a few years back, a company in New York wanted to put out a Raven box set, but they flaked out.
Some of the quality was a little on the rough side, but it was a little treasure trove of stuff. He took everything we had and built a narrative around it. You can see how nothing much has changed, yet a lot has changed at the same time.
The energy level is as high, if not higher. If you see the band live, you get a bit of that. We always try to keep the setlist a little different from night to night.
Sometimes me and Joe just go off and try to outdo each other. Oh jeez, yes. The last time we did anything approaching a full U. We only played Denver once in No, not at all. Really looking forward to it. One of the things that gives Raven a unique sound is that Mark plays a Fender Telecaster. How did that come about?
One thing for sure is that at times John's voice sounds a bit tired on this disc. Still the energy factor is high. The selection of songs is excellent as well. As a matter of fact, I found it interesting that Raven didn't play any of their more commercial late 80's material, but rather focused on the first three albums then skipped over to some of their excellent 90's material from "Glow" and "Architect of Fear. Every guitar squeak, rim shot, and vocal crack is there, just like you were there for the performance.
Sometimes this doesn't work, depending on the band, but for Raven it works well as overpolishing usually destroys their charisma. According to the liner notes, this disc was recorded live in the studio. It seems to me that Raven sound best when recorded like this. Raven's first three albums, which many consider to be their best, were all recorded this way. Raw, raunchy, back-to-basics heavy metal! I know many people have dismissed this band due to some of their more commercial recordings in the late 80's, but when a band returns to greatness, why not return to them?
The bonus track? Well this is what John Gallagher has to say on the Raven website: "the "bonus" is from a rehearsal tape i found.. Raven - Raw Tracks Massacre A nice collection of demos, live cuts, and unreleased material.
The sound quality is as the title suggests but is actually quite good for the most part, especially considering some of this stuff was from bootlegs. Still, overall this disc is very listenable. I've said it before, but Raven are one of those bands that sound best when heard in their most raw form. That is what this disc is-Raw Raven! Nice booklet complete with lyrics, notes about the songs, and tons of photos.
Raven's sound has not really changed much over the years, with the exception of a few attempts at commercialism in the mid 80's. This album was produced by Michael Wagener who has also produced such killer albums as Testament 's "Low" and was also responsible for Raven's "Stay Hard". It's nice to have 'em back. Now I'm waiting for the tour. So, what's been up with Raven since the release of "One For All"? Well, it's about freakin' time! This Raven-lunatic is excited.
Ten years is a long time to wait for a new CD from one of your favorite bands, though the wait is understandable with all that happened in the Raven camp over the years. Thankfully, a year later, Metal Blade released the album in the U.
What is a bit frustrating is that once again, Japan gets an exclusive track not available on the U. Frankly, I'd rather have the studio track. Their thrash infused heavy metal was unique from the majority of the band in the NWOBHM movement of the late 70's and early 80's. Thirty five years as a band hasn't slowed or mellowed these lunatics out one bit. After a short intro, the energy and speed builds with opening track "Against the Grain".
The frenzied riffing of Mark Gallagher, the insane vocal delivery of John Gallagher and the manic drumming of longtime drummer Joe Hasselvander are all in place. No one sounds quite like them.
The intensity doesn't let up with the follow-up track either. The title track continues the insanity and could very well have been included on "Nothing Exceeds Like Excess".
A track titled "Bulldozer" is sure to please. I was expecting this song to be as fast and heavy as the title implies, but the song actually is a bit more of a groove based metal song, and a bit more melodic that the rest of the album. Still a killer song. The album finishes off with "Space Station 5", a Montrose cover. As would be expected, Raven totally annihilate this song and make it sound as if they themselves had written the song.
While the raw nature of those early recordings has been replaced by a far more modern sound, "Walk Through Fire" sounds like classic Raven. Its Not What You Got 4. Fight 5. Feeding The Monster 7. Fire Burns Within 8.
Scream 9. One More Day Thunder Down Under No Surrender Golden Dawn [ instrumental ] Silver Bullet River Of No Return The last Raven album was a fantastic return to form after having been on hiatus for a decade.
This is one great heavy metal album, from the opening track through the high-intensity speed metal of "Malice in Geordieland". While it shouldn't be surprising, it is somewhat surprising to hear how vital, youthful and energetic these heavy metal geezers still are.
Those first three albums were exercises in speed, and there is plenty of that on "ExtermiNation" as well. The song is simple, head-banging, fists-in-the-air, heavy metal. The song is in ode to the mighty Bon Scott.
Though I hesitate to call it a ballad, that is exactly what it is done Raven-style. There are not breakdowns, nobody barking at you like an angry drill-seargant at a lazy cadet, no down-tuning to appear heavy. This is real heavy metal; heavy riffs, speedy licks, over-the-top vocals, and memorable songs. Raven - Party Killers independent 1. Fireball [ Deep Purple ] 2. Bad Reputation [ Thin Lizzy ] 3. He's a Whore [ Cheap Trick ] 4. Although there are a few more 'rock' styled tracks, with catchy hooks and choruses comparing the hard rock commercialism of 'Running Around in Circles' to the speed metal bombast of 'Against the Grain' is like listening to two different bands , the album as a whole falls very much into the metal camp.
Just one listen to 'Attitude' will surely have you pumping your fist like it was again Fair play to Raven for keeping it metal through all the years since forming way back in , and still managing to release an album of new material 36 years later which stands up against their classic material. An impressive feat, and an impressive album. Check it out.
Originally written for www. As far as the entire album goes, barring the occasional slow rocker, this album seems like its trying to outdo Judas Priest at their fastest and most vicious, yet still maintaining an aura of a band seeking good times like Skid Row. Originally submitted to www. Worth a clap and a nod in any case, but Raven goes one beyond that because they are still releasing material that kicks ass!Déjà dispo au japon depuis un an "walk through fire" est du niveau des grands classiques du halfcelltitegodfeperarinlelasag.xyzinfo sont toujours là en ,et cela s'entend dés les premieres notes de "against the grain" on sent encore l'énergie du groupe et les quatres premiers morceaux sont autant de coups de boule; aprés il y a le tres heavy "bulldozer";"long day /5(19).