Annihilator Never Neverland Genres:Pop, Rock, Metal Gold, remastered CD of classic 1989 sophomore release. More melodic but just as riff heavy as the debut. Tracks include 'The Fun Palace', 'Never, Neverland' and 'Road To Ruin'. 1990 release. Standard jewel case.
Gold, remastered CD of classic 1989 sophomore release. More melodic but just as riff heavy as the debut. Tracks include 'The Fun Palace', 'Never, Neverland' and 'Road To Ruin'. 1990 release. Standard jewel case.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME...
Pitchulo Dun Dun | Filha de Uma Puta | 08/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Altough Annihiliator would come to release other good metal albums, ntohing Jeff Waters and Co. released could match the sheer quality of their first two albums, ALICE IN HELL and NEVER NEVERLAND. These two albums are breathtaking, really great, astonishing musicianship displayed all around. You can't miss: theses albums are worth our money. It's a mystery how a band can record albums of this quality and remain obscure, while Metallica sold out and continues to sell records by the millions...go figure..."
You MUST get hold of this MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!
Luis | San Sebastian, Spain | 09/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following the wave of its predecessor (Alice In Hell) the second album of Annihilator is just another masterpiece. The main difference is that this one is more melodic, but it still absolutely heavy and aggresive... especially in 'Phantasmagoria' and 'I Am In command'.... The guitar skills of Jeff Waters will blow you away, while the previous album was more rhythm-oriented, this album has possibly the best guitar solos and melodies I've ever heard.... "Alice In Hell" and "Never Neverland" are with no doubt included on my all-time top 10 metal albums and are far better than any album of Slayer or Megadeth"
YOU NEVER HEARD IT BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE...
robert luersen | united states | 04/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I BOUGHT THIS ON A WHIM AT AN OLD TAPE STORE AND WAS BLOWN AWAY! THE PRODUCTION IS CRISP,THE MUSICIANSHIP IS SUPERB AND TIGHT, AND THE LYRICS ARE BY FAR SOME OF THE BEST I'VE EVER HEARD IN A METAL ALBUM. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN HUGE BUT IT GOT LOST.WHY? WHO KNOWS NOW BUT SINCE IT IS STILL AVAILABLE GET IT ITS BEST DESCRIBED AS CLASSY THRASH ITS PRETTY UNIQUE SOUNDING! TRUST ME IT STILL BLOWS ME AWAY TO LISTEN TO IT! THERES EVEN A THRASH SONG ABOUT THE PLEASURES OF MACARONI AND CHEESE! A FIRST IM SURE !GET IT AND BANG YOUR HEAD!"
"Welcome to the fun palace"
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 01/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Annihilator was a metal band lead by guitar virtuoso Jeff Waters. He wrote or co-wrote every track on this album and proves a very creative, intelligent lyricist. Waters took a lot of care in these songs and even includes the stories behind the songs. Some examples: the title track is about a girl confined to a room by a fanatically overprotective grandmother after the girl looked at a boy in a grocery store; "Sixes and Sevens" comes from the British phrase for disorder; "Road to Ruin" is about a drunk driver ("impaired security at ninety miles an hour"); "Kraf Dinner" is about just what the title states without risking copyright infringes ("a cheddar cheese heart attack"); "Stonewall" was written after Waters moved to Vancouver and discovered the depressing reality of chemical damage to a river. The music is also very creative. The guitar in "Never, Neverland" (not affiliated with Michael Jackson's estate) is beautiful (not unlike "Crystal Ann" from their debut album) and it incorporates a story-telling vocal. Things get silly, though, when they get to the defensive part: "Get back, back! Just leave us all alone! Take that and that! I'll break your every bone!" (can you imagine a little girl yelling this?). Some of the songs are preachy, especially "Stonewall" ("the power of corporations, spewing chemicals into the air. Fines are imposed to discourage, but what's a dime to a millionaire.") Still, the album rocks with, of course, excellent guitar. The music gets more thrash in the last tracks, although I find the first half of the album to be more interesting. It is also more solid than their previous album Alice in Hell."