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Best of 80's Metal 2
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Best of 80's Metal 2
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of 80's Metal 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Priority Records
Original Release Date: 3/5/1997
Re-Release Date: 2/27/1997
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: By Decade, 1980s, Glam, Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 049925093728

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Good ballad/hard rock collection, but not really "metal"
333whocares333 | USA | 12/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Here I Go Again" - A good, strong song, and everybody has probably heard it once in their lives. It's a favorite song of mine."Once Bitten Twice Shy" - A fine glam-rock song. No problems here. See Mott the Hoople for similar styles."Seventeen" - Arg. Kip Winger's ballad of underaged romance. Good about the first 50 times you hear it on the radio."Nobody's Fool" - Cinderella, as corporate, manufactured, and radio-friendly as Bon Jovi, but the song isn't bad. Once more, a slow-ish song."Sister Christian" - Van Halen - "Jump"-esque synthesizer enriched song."Kiss Me Deadly" - It's a good song, and those fond of women vocalists in metal should probably check out music by Warlock, Doro Pesch, and Sinergy."Final Countdown" - It's a classic song, and people have probably heard it everywhere, even if they don't realize it. Someone who likes this type of song might be interested in power metal bands like Sonata Arctica and Rhapsody (two favorites of mine)."Rainbow in the Dark" - In the company of all the other songs on this album, this song is amazingly odd. Ronnie James Dio (ex-Black Sabbath and Rainbow) is really, honestly heavy metal. This was the first heavy metal song I ever heard that turned me on to metal past the regular radio friendly power ballad type song. This song is a true masterpeice of rock music. I would say that it's in worthy company with "Stairway to Heaven." So it belongs here, maybe as a quiet booby trap to convert others."Ballad of Jayne" - Not much new here. If you're fond of this type of song, look into Skid Row as well."New Thing" - More than the average hair metal blog, this is a good song. Fresh compared to what you'd normally think of as "80s rock." Somebody will probably hang me for saying this, but it reminds me of some mutant version of a song from Nirvana's Nevermind album.To end, a better name for this would be "Hard Rock Power Ballads of the 80s." It's a good compilation of that (tweaking out the Dio), but not really a "metal" album. When I think metal, I think Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, WASP, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Metal Church, Accept, and the like.So for someone who might be wanting to get into metal a baby step at a time, this could be a good companion. For baby-steppers, try the "Double Shot Metal" compilation put out by K-Tell, and the Rock Aid Armenia/The Earthquake Album put out by various companies. (I'm not sure if this album is in print. If not, look for a track listing online. There is a version comming out of some place in Europe that has found its way to dollar store cut out bins, but it is missing three or four tracks.) For people who just want the radio tunes from their high school days, I guess this is just what they want, so I won't say anything regarding that."
Should be called Best of 80's Metal: The Ballads
E-Train | NJ, USA | 09/09/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"With the exception of "Rainbow in the Dark" and "Seventeen" these are generally ballads. There's nothing wrong with that if you like them. But I think this CD should be called what it is.

On the other hand, that doesn't mean it's a bad CD. Most of the tracks on here are good. I'm not really into "Kiss Me Deadly" "New Thing" or "The Ballad of Jayne." But that's only an opinion.

Overall, this is a good compilation if you mostly want to hear the softer side of 80's metal. I think it's a good CD to buy if you find it used."