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Lightning to the Nations: The White Album
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations: The White Album
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Diamond Head
Title: Lightning to the Nations: The White Album
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle Us
Release Date: 4/29/2003
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, British Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 823107230527

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Their best album
Kim Joung Wook | Seoul, South Korea | 02/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"most of their hit Song is in this album.
this is their debut album and best of best album.
I like the song "sucking my love"."
NWOBHM Masterpiece
Metal Maniac | USA | 08/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It seems that several people on here chose to use the review of a Diamond Head album to rip on Metallica, and although they were very influenced by this spectacular band they are a different band of a different movement from a different continent that began release 4 years after was released. On to Diamond Head.
Track One, Lightning to the Nations, is a NWOBHM classic, as is the rest of this album, but this first track was the all important first step to making the original vinyl copy of the LP so sought after in heavy metal circles. The song sets forward a "mission statement" of sorts and all the subsequent songs build off of that song as a base. Classic Song on a classic album
Track Two, The Prince, had the luck of being covered by the metal juggernaut that was once Metallica, so the song is better known than some of the others. A solid song, the riff that comes in after a great intro is one that all heavy metal fans should be aware of.
Track Three, Sucking My Love, is a fantastic song, musically the song just melds together into yet another spectacular song. Thus far on the album the boys are three for three for wonderful songs.
Track 4, the ever present Am I Evil?, this song is beyond words to describe, it's the center piece of the album in my mind. Metallica obviously embraced it as well as it is one of their most famous B-Sides (check with your parents kiddies) that the Bay Area folks ever recorded. The song is impossibly good and the album can revel in that fact. Most people will buy this album because of that song, whether or not they realize it.
Track 5, Sweet and Innocent, although not one of my favorites off of this album it is a solid tune none the less. The intro riff is still echoed in music today and the fast pace keeps this song afloat.
Track 6, It's Electric, is a classic. Its about rock and roll and making it in the biz. Metallica covered this fellow for its 1998 release Garage Inc. and it is track two on Disc One of that album. The only real thing that can people can honestly complain about with this album is poor production, and this song is a casualty of that. Irregardless the song is a classic.
Track 7, Helpless, is yet another song covered by Metallica and is once again an undeniable classic. It's a spectacular song and everyone that buy this album should be enjoying this song as an album closer. This concludes my review of the original LP. Whether or not this review helps you is not too important, the buyer should just be positive that if they buy this that they will not be let down. Millions of metal fans worldwide love this relativly "underground", at least "underground" here in the USA, NWOBHM band as they are still talked about in a sort of an awed sort amazement. They should have been the next Led Zep but were stifled by the record companies on the later releases, as were many of the other NWOBHM bands that weren't Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, or Saxon (they stifled themselves until bursting back with Unleash the Beast. Take a listen to that too). Know that this is a marvelous album and invest in this band."