Wow...Metallica's album And Justice For All is 25 years old, today. It's been eons since I've listened to that disc from start to finish...
YESS!!! Waking up to Blackened this morning! My brother and I started a two piece Metallica cover band when we were kids... Listened to this album probably 10 times a day, def out favorite. Metallica is STILL my favorite metal band and top 5.
I just totally knocked it out of the park on a random search for some new tunes that were in my strikezone.
Sound of Contact might be a bit too proggy for some of you. But damned if it isn't artfully crafted stuff. The lead singer's voice reminds me of a young Peter Gabriel. Their style is a bit early Genesis, a bit Porcupine Tree, and a bit Floydian.
This whole album is good. Quite frankly, I investigated it based purely on their album cover art.
Firstly, the more I listen to this album, the more I really, really love it. Also, the more I realize it probably doesn't belong anywhere near the "Hard & Heavy" thread.
But since I've already posted it here, please give this a listen. Beginning to end. Hell, I'll mail you a disc full of the mp3s to get you to give it a shot.
I'm listening this morning, thinking: "Okay...who really are these guys?" As I mentioned, they've got an early Genesis feel...and I was thinking the lead singer sounded a bit like a very young Peter Gabriel and the drums are very Phil Collins...well it turns out the lead singer/drummer is Simon Collins. Yup. Phil's kid. That said, this is the best thing a Collins has done in music in a long, long time.
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