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Plenty of Power
Genres: Pop, Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
UK reissue of this 2001 album from the Canadian Metal legends. Anvil features Steve "Lips" Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Glenn Five (bass, backing vocals). To date, the band has released 13 st... more »
UK reissue of this 2001 album from the Canadian Metal legends. Anvil features Steve "Lips" Kudlow (lead vocals, lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Glenn Five (bass, backing vocals). To date, the band has released 13 studio albums, and has been cited as having influenced many notable Heavy Metal groups, including Slayer, Anthrax, and Metallica. The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film Anvil! The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie Sacha Gervasi. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon. Massacre. 2010.
Hypnotic or Massacre
eveoflove | North York, Ontario Canada | 06/06/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Made in CAN in 2001, Serial# HYP-1079, Playing Time 46:36 or Made in GER in 2000, Serial# MASCD-0256, Playing Time 45:46I have 2 versions of this album, the 13th album by Canadian band ANVIL; the first 10 tracks are the same, but track 11 differs, and is credited on each release as a "bonus track", not to be confused as an "extra track". The North-American release features "Left Behind", while the German pressing includes "Dirty Dorothy" instead. Perhaps the japanese pressing (famous for their EXTRA track) will include both; I couldn't find a copy (yet!).Compared to their last studio album "Speed Of Sound", "Plenty Of Power" is a bit more subdued: the pace is not as exhilirating, the arrangements somewhat more refined. But it's still pretty basic metal, with no challenging performances.A lot of the material will sound familiar to the people that have some of their previous albums: nothing really fresh or inspired, but nevertheless good, in-your-face power, without delving into the sludgy/grungy sounds that so many metal bands have explored since the 90s. The engineering/production job provides a crisp and full sound texture.The themes are diverse, with titles such as "The Creep", "Pro Wrestling", "Real Metal", and of course, the title track.Not the type of album that will leave you breathless, but an interesting if un-original effort."