Nostradamus: is it that band: http://www.myspace.com/nostradamusrocks ??
Judas Priest: Nostradamus
The only album in the world I'v given 100/100
I'v already written a lot about Nostra (as they call it in the Priest forum) in the Room. But let me sum up. It has everything
that I love in rock music:
1) It has a calm and balance in both music and lyrics that only very experienced musicians can render. (Priest go back to 1969.)
2) It brings to life the deep Christian feelings that I experience.
3) It tells the story of a human who went his own way in his seeking, first feeling alone, but after terrible ups and downs, with strong conviction pursued what he felt was his dharma or holy path.
4) Despite being ostracised and persecuted, Nostradamus showered his love and respect onto all human beings, rich and poor, by treating them medically, psychologically and existentially.
5) Rob Halford is a unique singer, and very mature. He fills the shoes of Nostradamus with conviction, terrific and terrible.
6) All of the wide-ranging musical and philosophical experiences of the guys are brought into this work, in perspective and balance. It's a cornucopia of music. There's no other work I know of that has such a range of moods, thoughts, and musical expression.
Priest's Nostradamus is a monumental work !!!
Jeff Loomis: wow, what a guitarist...
Jeff Loomis' Zero Order Phase gets 99/100 in my book
The ultimate progguitar album !!!
Ten: gnarf.... trying Twilight Chronicles next, a colleague has it.
Trivium: KOTZ! 7 seconds was enough.
I didnt expect you to like'm, Cap
However, with Trivium, I find it important that one goes directly to their latest album, Shogun. Their first two albums I find insufferable. On the third, The Crusade, they make an effort to be more melodic, and they succeed in the first songs, but the music runs out into an even, somewhat insipid stream along the way.
On Shogun, they'r fully on top all the way thru (partly thanx to producer Nick Raskulinecz), an album (if one can take the alternate growl) that thrills in all tracks !!!
Into Eternity I'd say got stuck at the same place as Trivium were with Ascendancy (their second, in 2005): A lotta youthful energy, breaking all sorta limits, but not much music
A7: anyone with a link? only found a bavarian brass band and a christian worship thingie
Avenged Sevenfold. Great group. They'r pretty heavy, but without growl, so you just might like'm, Cap http://www.myspace.com/avengedsevenfold
Eleven: not my pair of shoes, although interesting.
Yeah, quite special. I like their oddity, best together with Chris Cornell on Euphoria Morning. They have a lotta wonderful melody too, and Natasha's singing grips me deeply