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The Band Review: Where You’ll Find the Latest in Rock Bands Ratings and Rock Bands Reviews

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Are you into bands or independent artists? Are you fond of group or single artists? Are you into metallic-rock band or on other music genre? If you are more into the former options all in all than the latter, then there is an interesting site for you online – the band review.

The band review is a place where you can view featured rock bands with their description. You can read rock band reviews in this site and at the same time you can write reviews on the band that you are familiar with as well. You contribute the review on your familiar rock band by inputting it in the directory list which is arranged chronologically. In the same way, if you wish to read reviews on other rock bands, you simply have to click on the letter that starts with the name of the band and you can view all the reviews regarding that particular rock band. Aside from rock band reviews, you can add rock bands ratings as well. With rock band ratings, you get to evaluate how the rock bands do well according to personal vote or opinion. The rock band ratings can range from very poor to excellent at five stars rate with five as the highest rating.

In the band review site, you can also get updated with the latest news of the rock bands through the news tab. There are varied featured rock bands in the band review as it is the site that collects everything about rock bands. The visitors can not just make and get personal information about rock bands through the rock band reviews and rock band ratings but they can also be updated on the news of the featured rock bands, view advertisement on the rock band albums, tour, and concerts, and can get linked into the site from the visitor’s own website.

With the band review, you get to interact with other rock band enthusiasts by exchanging rock band reviews and rock band ratings on your favorite rock band. It is exchange because you can freely write your own review where others can view it at the same time you can also view other people’s reviews. Not only the rock band enthusiasts get the benefit from the site but also those who wish to learn about particular rock bands for purposes other than interest.

Rock bands are one of the most interesting subjects among music enthusiasts. Rock bands have great influence in the music industry and fans tend to look for any information about their rock band idols. The band review can be useful site for those who seek more about rock bands. They do not only provide information given by music industry insiders such as producers, disk jockeys, musicians, and rock band members. The information is particularly given by anybody including consumers and rock band lovers through freelance review of the particular rock band. With this, the interaction and the exchange of reviews are not limited to a perspective from particular group but can be as wide as anybody’s contribution to the review.

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Metallica Reviewed

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Metallica was formed in 1981 in California by Lars Ulrich (drums) and James Hetfield (guitar/vocals). They recorded their first demo, No Life Til’ Leather, with Lloyd Grand (guitar), who was replaced in January 1982 by Dave Mustaine. At the end of 1982, Cliff Burton (bass) joined the band. Dave Mustaine departed to form Megadeth and was replaced by Kirk Hammett.

Metallica’s first album Kill ‘em All in 1983 is a testament to the real beginnings of the sub genre of heavy metal music known as thrash. If you look back on the thrash scene that was going on then, there might have been a couple bands that were more definitive of thrash music such as DRI and Megadeth. However, the album everyone remembers most is Kill ‘em All.

After the success of Kill ‘em All, Metallica came back in 1984 with Ride the Lightning. I’ve always found this to be another great album with flat-out better production than the first album. It leans a bit more on traditional heavy metal instead of thrash. I personally prefer more thrash, but to each his own.

The next time Metallica came back with an album it was Master of Puppets in 1986 and is widely considered to be among the greatest metal albums ever released. After that they had …And Justice for All in 1988 which is one of their most polished albums ever technique-wise.

With the commercial success of their next album in 1991 (Metallica) also known as the Black album, Metallica started to get further and further away from their original metal sound. Their popularity has gradually declined since then. However their early work including their first 5 or 6 albums will be remembered as some of the greatest metal albums ever released.

Their albums include Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, Garage Days Re-Revisited [EP], …And Justice for All, Metallica, Load, Reload and St. Anger.

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A Retrospective Look at Every Ozzy Osbourne Album

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Another Ozzfest, another album, and another year of the Ozz-Man is in the books. No one can argue with the fact that Ozzy Osbourne is an icon. I like to call him “The Johnny Cash of Heavy Metal.”

Look at their careers and you will see where I draw some of the parallels. His successful career has now spanned over 30 years, starting off with his famed start in Black Sabbath and then moving onto an equally successful solo career. I will be reviewing his solo discography (ie. No Black Sabbath material).

1980 - Blizzard of Ozz

The first of the two Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoades albums. Blizzard of Ozz is simply a masterpiece Ozzy had just left Black Sabbath signed a record deal, and this was released to compete with Black Sabbath’s Dio debut Heaven & Hell.

“Crazy Train” is an anthem, now. “Goodbye to Romance” is an excellent ballad. “Suicide Solution” has a great lyrical theme, despite all its controversy. “Mr. Crowley” is an eerie song that also works great for a horror movie soundtrack, as I know from personal experience. I recommend this one to not just fans of metal. I recommend this to the casual listener. You will appreciate this album!

Strong Tracks - “Crazy Train,” “Goodbye To Romance,” “Suicide Solution,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Revelation (Mother Earth),” “Steal Away (The Night),” and “I Don’t Know”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Dee,” “No Bone Movies”

Weak Tracks - NONE

Rating: *****

1981 - Diary of a Madman

This is the second and last studio album to be released featuring Randy Rhoades before his tragic plane accident. This one generally is most hardcore fans of Ozzy’s favorite solo album. Personally, I prefer Blizzard of Ozz, but that is just me.

To me, this one is all about “Flying High Again.” I love that song. “Over the Mountain,” in my opinion, is a bit overplayed. The rest is gold. The title track, “Diary of a Madman,” is a bonafide classic!

If you are a casual listener of music and loved my first suggestion of Blizzard of Ozz, then you are going to love this one as well. If you are a metal fan of any kind… this belongs on your shelf / iPod.

Strong Tracks - “Flying High Again,” You Can’t Kill Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Believer,” “S.A.T.O.,” “Diary of a Madman”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Over the Mountain,” “Little Dolls,” “Tonight”

Weak Tracks - NONE

Rating: *****

1982 - Speak of the Devil

This featured Ozzy performing all of the Black Sabbath hits live. This was done to mostly to compete with Black Sabbath’s live album featuring Ronnie James Dio. This is the first album to not feature Randy Rhoades.

When I rate a live album, I look for a few things.

Song Selection - It’s a concept live album featuring nothing but Black Sabbath songs. So, naturally, it gets a Grade A here.

Sound Quality - The sound on the album is very good. No real complaints.

Artist Performance - Ozzy’s voice was off during these performances. To be blunt, he mostly sounds drunk throughout the set. The band’s timing is also a bit off the

majority of the concert.

Bottom Line - If you want a live Black Sabbath album featuring Ozzy on vocals, get the 1998 Reunion album. You can pass this one up and your life would pretty much be the same.

Rating: ***

1983 - Bark at the Moon

This is the first post-Rhoades album, and about the only other one worth your time before Zakk Wylde came on board.

he album’s title track, “Bark at the Moon” has one of the best opening riffs is one of Ozzy’s best songs. The rest is pretty much hit or miss, and it seems like Ozzy was trying to capture the magic of the first two albums. A few tracks sound like they are trying to be sequels to previous favorites. For example, “So Tired” seems to be going for the “Goodbye To Romance” vibe, but totally bombing. Regardless, Bark at the Moon is worth your time if you are a fan of the genre.

STRONG>Strong Tracks - “Bark at the Moon,” “Rock’n’ Roll Rebel,” “Now You See It,”

“Now You Don’t”

“Eh…” Tracks - “You’re No Different,” “Slow Down”

Weak Tracks - “So Tired,” “Waiting for Darkness,” “Centre of Eternity”

Rating: ***1/2

1986 - The Ultimate Sin

This was Ozzy’s attempt at hair metal. Now, I am not going to just give it one star because its hair band material. There is some hair band material that I like, and Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet, this is not. “Shot in the Dark” is the “hit” on the album, but it doesn’t match pretty many other Ozzy Osbourne single out there.

For completists ONLY. Otherwise, it is a sin to pay more than $2 on The Ultimate Sin.

Strong Tracks - NONE

“Eh…” Tracks -

“Shot in the Dark,” “The Ultimate Sin,” “Never”

Weak Tracks - “Secret

Loser,” “Never Know Why,” “Thank God For The Bomb,” “Lightning Strikes,” “Fool

Like You”

Rating: *

1987 - Tribute

This album was released as a tribute to Randy Rhoades, one of the greatest guitarists to be

taken before his time. Out of all of the live Ozzy albums, this one is the best. When I rate a live album, I look for a few things.

Song Selection - The song selection here is awesome featuring the best tracks of Blizzard & Diary plus some classic Black Sabbath (you should hear Randy totally tear it up on “Paranoid”).

Sound Quality - The sound quality is fantastic. It is crystal clear and Ozzy’s vocals come out great.

Artist Performance - The performance is fantastic. Ozzy doesn’t sound drunk and, of course, Randy’s guitars are crazy awesome!

Bottom Line - This is Ozzy’s best live album. If you love the Ozzman and/or live albums, GET IT!

Rating: *****

1988 - No Rest for the Wicked

No Rest for the Wicked features the debut of Zakk Wylde. Unfortunately this is another “hair band”-like album, and isn’t very memorable. It isn’t the steaming pile of cow dung that is Ultimate Sin, but it is the one album that pretty much Ozzy fans don’t talk about too much. The only saving grace is Mr. Wylde. There are tracks that have potential, such as “Bloodbath in Paradise,” but end up going nowhere.

Strong Tracks - “Miracle Man,” “Fire in the Sky”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Devil’s Daughter,” “Crazy Babies,” “Breaking all the Rules,” “Bloodbath in Paradise,” “Hero”

Weak Tracks - “Tattooed Dancer,” “Demon Alcohol”

Rating: *1/4

1990 - Just Say Ozzy

A live album that is an EP? That is not exactly something I would be trying to sell.

When I rate a live album, I look for a few things.

Song Selection - Horrible! It features absolutely nothing from Ozzy’s first

three studio solo albums, but it features “Sweet Leaf?” Don’t get me wrong, it is one of my favorite Sabbath songs, but it seems like such a random selection when you have potential picks such as “Crazy Train” or even “Bark at the Moon.”

Sound Quality - Not that great. The drums seem to dominate more than the guitars, and the vocals are a little on the tinny side.

Artist Performance - Not bad. Not a blow away performance.

Bottom Line - Not worth your time. Why couldn’t they have just released a full concert?

Rating: *

1991 - No More Tears

This can essentially be considered Ozzy’s comeback album. After entering rehab, Ozzy was off a lot of the drugs that was plaguing his life. After enlisting some outside professional songwriters, and finally utilizing Zakk Wylde to his full potential, Ozzy released this masterpiece and reinvented his sound.

For one, this is the first solo work where Ozzy learned the fine art of the “demo.”

Zakk really shines on this album, especially in tracks like “S.I.N.” and “Mister Tinkertrain.” “Mama, I’m Coming Home” is a wonderful ballad and Ozzy’s best since “Goodbye to Romance.” Even the “Eh…” tracks are very good! Highly recommended for not just Ozzy and/or metal fans, but everybody!

Strong Tracks - “Mister Tinkertrain,” “I Don’t Want to Change the World,” “Mama I’m Coming Home,” “Desire,” “No More Tears,” “Hellraiser,” “S.I.N.,” “Time After Time,” “Road To Nowhere”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Zombie Stomp,” “AVH”

Weak Tracks - NONE

Rating: *****

1993 - Live and Loud

This is an excellent live album and is the first one to feature a slightly more sober Ozzy on stage.

Song Selection - It is a great retrospective of Ozzy’s career with a nice healthy mix of solo material and Sabbath material. About the notably most absent track is Iron Man, but it isn’t technically an Ozzy song, so I won’t count that against the score.

Sound Quality - Perfect. Absolutely no complaints.

Artist Performance. The performance is fantastic. Zakk Wylde really shines here and always brings his “A-Game” to a concert. You can also feel the emotion from Ozzy during “Changes.” We even get a Sabbath reunion on the track, ironically, “Black Sabbath.” Above all else, the most memorable performance is “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

Bottom Line - The only reason why this doesn’t get five stars is because Tribute just edges this one out. You should also get the video if you get a chance because it is excellent.

Rating: ****3/4

1995 - Ozzmosis

This is definitely the softest and most melodic Ozzy album ever released. It generally is hated by Ozz fans, but I personally enjoy it.

However, I like to keep an open mind. My favorite track on this one is Perry Mason. I will admit, there is something that just doesn’t seem right about Ozzmosis. After thinking about it for awhile, I think it’s the expensive production values that really save this album from going completely down the crapper. If it was more raw like Ozzy’s earlier work, this would be a much worse album.

Trivia - Bad English AND Journey’s Deen Castronovo does the drums on this album.

Strong Tracks - “Perry Mason,” “I Just Want You,” “See You on the Other Side,” “Ghost Behind My Eyes,” “Denial,” “My Jekyll Doesn’t Hide”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Thunder Underground,” “Tomorrow,” “My Little Man,” “Old LA Tonight”

Weak Tracks - NONE

Rating: ***1/2

1997 - The Ozzman Cometh

This compilation is quite excellent, but, in the end, it’s the horrible Sabbath demo tracks that hurt this album. That room could have been saved for the notably missing such as “Flying High Again,” “Perry Mason,” and “Suicide Solution.” The new track, “Back on Earth,” is a nice addition to the Ozzy catalog as well. If one is looking for a good introduction, you probably will want to opt for one of those unofficial The Essential releases.

Rating: ***

2001 - Down to Earth

Blah! This album was released around the start of The Osbournes. To me, it seems like “Ozzmosis 2,” and you know how sequels can go sometimes. If nothing else, “Gets Me Through” is a memorable song because the lyrics pretty much sums up most of the career of Ozzy Osbourne. “Dreamer” is a great ballad, but it sounds like it belongs more on a Journey album rather than an Ozzy album.

Overall, this is a mediocre effort, at best.

Strong Tracks - “Gets Me Through,” “Facing Hell,” “Dreamer,” “Black Illusion”

“Eh…” Tracks - “No Easy Way Out,” “That I Never Had,” “Alive,” “Junkie”

Weak Tracks - “You Know,” “Running Out of Time”

Rating: **1/2

2002 - Live at Budokan

This is a horrible live album. After Tribute and Live & Loud, this is a huge disappointment. It was obviously slapped together to take advantage of The Osbournes success.

Song Selection - Thirteen songs? Only thirteen fucking songs? Not only that, but not even a great selection. Outside of Down to Earth, which this tour was promoting, the songs that don’t belong are “Believer, “Road to Nowhere,” and “I Don’t Want To Change the World.” What notably is absent are “Goodbye to Romance,” “Flying High Again,” “Suicide Solution,” “Miracle Man,” and one of the hits on Ozzmosis should have been stuck on there.

Sound Quality - The biggest problem is the mixing on the album. I’ve heard amateur bootlegs better than this. Ozzy’s vocals tends to echo like you were in the nose bleed section of an arena with shitty acoustics. Its only positive is that Zakk Wylde’s guitar squeals sound great.

Artist Performance - It was okay, but I can attribute it possible exhaustion as Ozzy was a rather busy man at this point.

Bottom Line - Pass this piece of garbage up. Get Live & Loud or Tribute instead.

Rating: *1/2

2005 - Prince of Darkness

This is a box set of demos, rarities, b-sides, live performances, and covers. Overall, it is a good compilation for completists only.

Disc 1 - Demos, Live Performances, and the 2002 Remastered Versions of some of Ozzy’s earlier hits.

Disc 2 - See Disc 1

Disc 3 - Collaborations. Best disc in the entire set! For one, you have Primus’s fabulous

cover of “NIB,” that I think is actually better than the original. Could have really done without the Miss Piggy collab, though. Instead, how about “Close My Eyes Forever” with Lita Ford? It was a pretty big hit at the time and should have been on this disc!

Disc 4 - Covers. Some good. Some


I emphasize for completists only.

Rating: ***

2005 - Under Cover

This is basically 9 of the 10 covers from Disc 4 of Prince of Darkness with 4 more covers thrown on there.

I like cover albums, if they are done right. A good cover takes a great classic and reinterprets it for a whole new generation to listen to… giving it a fresh new sound without losing the magic and mystique of the original. Some of my favorite covers ever are Disturbed’s versions of Genesis’s “Land of Illusion,” KoRn’s version of Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”, Johnny Cash’s version of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” and Marilyn Manson’s version of “Sweet Dreams.”

Sadly, none of that magic is found here.

Some of these songs, I am a genuine fan on, but they are totally butchered in these covers. For example, “Sunshine of Your Love” is my favorite Cream song pretty much ever. Here, it doesn’t even get close to matching up with the original. The production values here rival William Hung’s debut album.

This is karaoke night with Ozzy. The only real positive here is Jerry Cantrell’s guitars and that’s about it. Stay away from this one at all costs… unless you’re a


Strong Tracks - “Mississippi Queen”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Go Now,” “Working Class Hero,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “21st Century Schizoid Man”

Weak Tracks - “Woman,” “In My Life,” “For What It’s Worth,” “All The Young Dudes,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Fire,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Good Times”

Rating: **1/2

2007 - Black Rain

This was Ozzy’s first studio album with original material in over half a decade. It was also the first album that Ozzy Osbourne created while remaining completely sober. It turned out really well, too. It doesn’t touch his three best albums, but its much better than many of his other efforts.

Strong Tracks - “I Don’t Wanna Stop,” “Trapdoor,” “God Bless the Almighty Dollar,” “Not Going Away,” “Black Rain”

“Eh…” Tracks - “Countdown’s Begun,” “Silver”

Weak Tracks - “Lay Your World On Me,” “Here For You”

Rating: ***3/4

In conclusion, there are no arguments that Ozzy is one of the greatest artists of our time. Some might say that he should retire. I more would like to quote Ozzy’s latest hit, when it comes listening to the legend, “I don’t wanna stop.”

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Review of the Soilwork CD Natural Born Chaos

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Very talented Soilwork have released their latest album titled Natural Born Chaos and Wow! It’s really a good one.

Natural Born Chaos kicks off with an outstanding track, Follow The Hollow, that I suspect will be heard on radio stations everywhere, and deservedly so. It really is a very nice track.

Natural Born Chaos is a nicely varied, mix of 10 tracks that are very well written and brilliantly performed songs by these clearly talented musicians. With many of the songs displaying a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Clearly drawing from what I can only imagine are their own real life experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions of love, heartbreak, pain, failed relationships and unattainable romance. They’re all here.

Listen to Natural Born Chaos and I believe you’ll find there’s not much to dis-like about it. The songs are inspired, the production is simply outstanding, and this is clearly the work of a group of musicians in top form. So much so that if you’re even mildly into Heavy Metal music you’ll enjoy this album.

While the entire album is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 2 - As We Speak, track 7 - Black Star Deceiver, and track 10 - Sailworker’s Song Of The Damned.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - Follow The Hollow. It’s a great track!

Natural Born Chaos Release Notes:

Soilwork originally released Natural Born Chaos on April 2, 2002 on the Nuclear Blast Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Follow The Hollow 2. As We Speak 3. Flameout, The 4. Natural Born Chaos 5. Mindfields 6. Bringer, The 7. Black Star Deceiver 8. Mercury Shadow 9. No More Angles 10. Sailworker’s Song Of The Damned

Soilwork: Speed (vocals); Peter Wichers, Ola Frenning (guitar); Sven Karlsson (Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards); Ola Flink (bass); Henry Ranta (drums).

Additional personnel: Devin Townsend, Mattias IA Eklundh.

Recorded between October & December 2001.

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Written by admin at December 18th, 2008 at 8:59 am

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Why is Christian Rock Music so Popular?

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“Christian Rock”, the genre often scoffed at by traditional rock artists, enthusiasts & critics alike is gaining popularity and stamping its place as a sort after genre for the young generation of head-banging, mosh-pitting gurus! Didn’t Christian rock die a couple of years ago, you ask? Christian rock music is growing faster than ever before with Daily News of Christian Rock Music, new artists & albums streaming across the Internet and pumping the airways continuously every day. So where did this religious music come from? I mean this is new right?

This type of rock music wasn’t around 20 years ago, was it? Well I didn’t think so until recently, the reality is Christian music or should I say Christian rock music has been around seemingly since the dawn of creation! So why seeing it today all the time? Where were the God Rocker’s for so long and what happened to the voice of damnation for those participating in anything other than a church hymn or Sunday school choir? The chastity belt of today’s Christian rock is alive and kicking. There are many religious organisations who oppose this form of music, I will talk more about this opposition later.

Most Christians are in favor of this “movement” feeling that Christian rock music is another way to reach people with the importance of the Christian faith. So why the controversy?, what is so different about Non-Christian rock music in comparison to Christian rock? Many have asked this question and instead of quoting Mr. Bob Dylan “the answer is blowing in the wind”, I thought I would analyze the facts and see why there is so much “opposition” to the sounds of “thumping grace”. After reviewing many rock & heavy metal music bands and performances and then compared them to their Christian counterparts, I did see differences but not many! The stage performance was very similar with the exception of Non-Christian heavy metal revealing more of a dark or sadistic side at times in general there was little if no difference in presentation from Christian rock to standard or Non-Christian music. The only real difference I could see was in the lyrical content, with Christian rock music singing words from the Bible and preaching family values.

So why was Christian rock music introverted for so many years, seemingly hiding in the shadows from more upright members of the Christian community? Well apparently they weren’t hiding at all, it’s just that I like many people didn’t even know they were around back then! Good old fashioned Christian rock bands like Petra, Stryper, Bloodgood, Whitecross and Tourniquet have been rocking Christians and secular music lovers alike for generations.

The voice of rock damnation is still screaming louder than ever in some Christian circles although seemingly falling on deaf ears of a Christian Rocker community that grows bigger every day. Who opposes this Christian liberation? Who else but other Christians! It seems some segments of who have not advanced to modern day sounds are Bible bashing these Christian rock music head bangers with eternal consequences for their “misguidance”. The most dramatic example I came across was the seventh day adventist (SDA) church who proclaim that Christian rock music is quote “Devil music”. The seventh day adventist church preach that all rock music has the “beat of the devil” borrowed from primate heathen rituals, beating in time with the body’s “natural rhythms”. I found it hard to believe that people could think this way at first, but indeed it is true and the SDA church is serious about stamping out any and all rock music, or anything for that matter that has a drum beat!

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History of Rock Music

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Rather difficult to determine its sure is when music heavy metal born. According to some observers, character heavy metal in music rock first time heard at songs “You Really Got Me Now” – of The Kinks and “My Generation” from The Who, around year of 1964. While performing artist heavy first metal can be given to Alice Cooper with the band The Spiders build by the year 1965 far before he is recognized wide through the hit “Love It to Death” at 1971.Heavy metal itself has just been really emerging to surface in the year 1967.

During the year, rock band still be blanketed spirit of Summer Of Love which brought by the hippie. But world soon witness revolution in playing music through the pioneer hard music like Golden Earring ( build the year 1965), Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Free, Uriah Heep, Mountain, Humble Pie, Blood Rock, MC5, Black Widow, Atomic Rooster, Cactus and Black Sabbath.

Heavy metal which in the form of initially known as Hard Rock, grows along the length of period 1966 to 1970 and disturbs world through with what called by Steppenwolf, sound Heavy Metal Thunder. In the time spread, new music type which many borrowing elements rock nitrogen ‘ roll and blues.

Albums like “Are You Experienced” and Electric Lady land yielded by this group, so admired by many people of the trio is music stage king rock end 60 together Janis Joplin and The Doors.

Then many new bands popped out in firm music line. Foghat and Bad Company which bluesy, Budgie which is hard and UFO born from explosion heavy metal before all, others rock band which there have like Status quo, starts loudely their sound.

But until the year 1973, the king heavy metal music held by 3 name, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, Hard rock, and then heavy metal, defined by third of this group. Technique mainstay, composition of music and spirit of previous rock have never been met, there is in body the three.

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Written by admin at December 15th, 2008 at 11:17 am

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The Beauty of Well Performed Music

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Music is an amazing thing. Uniquely human, at least here on Earth, music has the ability to lift the hearts of everyone who listens to it — making them feel on top of the world and taking their spirit high into the sky.

Music has evolved through humanity’s own evolution. Beginning as nothing but grunts eons ago, it slowly evolved into a music form, complete with born flutes and drums made out of hollowed out tree trunks.

As time went on, musical instruments, and our own musical composition, began to change and evolve. String instruments and sheet music came along, and with it came new musical forms like the violin, piano and saxophone.

Into our past century, music evolved even faster, beginning with the advent of jazz in the 1920s, which spawned rock and roll in the 1950s, which then created nearly every modern form of popular music, from pop and hip hop to grunge and heavy metal.

Music is an impressive aspect of our culture and despite all our misgivings, some of the musical pieces we create are truly revolutionary. That is the beauty of music and it is true what they say, music can tame the savage beast. It is an amazing invention of our civilization and it truly ranks as one of the greatest things our species has ever created.

Think of any civilization or colony of people, and think of them without music. It simply cannot be done because music is a part of us. It is part of our souls and it is our souls that allow us to make that amazing music.

Where will music go from here? Will it continue to evolve and will new types of musical instruments begin to appear to take the place of outdated ones? Well, if you look back 100 years, the concept of an electric guitar, turntables or synthesizers was completely foreign and inconceivable. However, for us, they are a part of our current musical regime and there is nothing to say that new, interesting forms of musical instruments will evolve in the future to continue spreading the beauty of music to us.

Every kind of music has its own beauty to it. From the soft and wonderful melodies of classical, to the angst-ridden and powerful punk genre, music is a diverse beast that occupies every realm of our civilization. Simply put, our civilization would not exist in its present form without it.

It is what allows us to make up for some of the atrocities we have committed, because perhaps there is a bit of hope left for a species that seems to kill without conviction, but can produce unbelievable beauty through the music of such individuals as Mozart.

It is a testament to our species in the diverse forms of music we have created, because it may truly be our greatest gift to the cosmos as our music blasts over the airwaves and out into the galaxy to inspire other, possible intelligent beings, with our song. Who knows what the future holds for humanity’s musical talent.

Written by admin at December 15th, 2008 at 3:48 am

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