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About Nightrain

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    87 Platinum Records and a Drug Addiction to Match
  • Birthday 08/06/1980

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    Guns N' Roses / Motley Crue
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    Appetite For / The Devil

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  1. ARCTIC RAIN 'The One' is one of those albums that has potential to be in the category of 'all killers, no fillers' although I can see room for improvement for some songs here. Picked around 5 tracks from the albums but could grow more with more spins. Excellent release ! HELL IN THE CLUB definitely has plenty of enjoyable tracks among the four released albums and the last single is also great. Happy to add the killer tracks from all albums, let me know if I missed some HESS 'Just Another Day' and 'Living In Yesterday' are a pleasant release with an appropriate amount of pop element with the latter lean toward modern AOR. Some great tracks snapped from both albums ! HURRICANE 'Slave To The Thrill' remains my fave album of them although I can safely say that they're pretty mediocre compared to the giants of the 80s but at least 4 tracks are worthy for the list! JOE LAMONT 'Secrets You Keep' has probably one of the worst and embarassing covers lol the first track is a nice cut and I think the ballad 'Victims of Love' is pretty nice as well. 'Enemy Lines', 'No Explanation' and 'One Rumor Too Many' are quite good but not enough to make it to the list. Quite overrated album on the main page I guess, a decent 74% is about right KIP WINGER's Songs From The Ocean Floor and From The Moon To The Sun surely has a place in eclectic prog fans heart even though it's categorized AOR. Definitely hard to find any catchy and immediate songs here but if you have time to listen and learn, this could be rewarding. I picked the two harmless songs here : 'California' and 'Where Will You Go' LIONVILLE 'Magic Is Alive' is another proof that they never disappoint. The first half is really strong, although the quality dip a bit in the second half, it's all a very solid release and I took away half of the songs for the list! PALACE's first album is definitely the stronger one and I really love the ballads 'Part of Me' and 'Matter in Hand'. The second one is still good but hopefully they're able to top or exceed the debut in the future RICHARD MARX 'Rush Street' is one delicious album on the border of pop rock and AOR. Four tracks go straight to the Ballads list and 'Take This Heart' is my real favourite. Random additions : ADRENALIN - Michael, Freedom Road FASTWAY - The Stranger, All Fired Up HEARTS ON FIRE - Falling Into You, Rainbow's End, Holding On HEAVEN AND EARTH - I Don't Know What Love Is HEAVEN'S GATE - We Want It All, We Got The Time HELIX - Don't Get Mad, Get Even HOLY SOLDIER - Dead End Drive, Crazy, See No Evil, Stranger HOTEL - Blind Side of Love, How It Feels HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS - We Should Be Making Love, Best of Me HUGO - Crazy, Walk Away, We'll Find A Way IRON MAIDEN - The Prisoner RUSH - In The Mood, Bravado, Heresy
  2. The first half is definitely the strongest
  3. Probably watch till the end and post here that you're not doing anything and just walk straight home :D
  4. Very interested to hear that although it's very rare nowadays for old bands to put out such great albums anymore
  5. Liked the two released singles on Spotify, sounds like a very promising band, can't wait to check the whole stuffs
  6. Best cuts here are 'Danger Callin' and 'Frozen Tears' followed by 'Shot at My Heart' and 'Out For Blood'. Last time I checked my note, gave this one 82%
  7. Not really interested TBH but still gonna check it out
  8. on to the list : DEGARMO & KEY 'Streetlight' is surprisingly good and enjoyable although towards the end, it's packed with weak fillers, shame actually because it started pretty well and at least 3 tracks here were nailed for the list. The opening 'Every Moment' is a clear winner ! HARDREAMS 'The Road Goes On..' is better with a less-accented vocal actually but this album is pretty enjoyable especially 'Rebel Heart' and 'Bad Times Are Gone', but overall I don't think the whole album is a keeper. Same also goes with their other albums, you can pick one or two from each but that's about it HARLOT 'Room With A View' has plenty of gems but I picked 4 strongest tracks here : 'Kecia', 'Out All Night', 'So Much For Happy Endings', and 'Bring Home Your Love'. Several songs taken from HOUSTON's discography including the Reload covers. The latest track is also a nice addition and hopefully the whole album is a blast ! PREVIEW s/t really started strong but like most albums in the early 80s, they tend to go weaker in the second half but luckily it picked up toward the end. 'All Night' and 'So Blind' are two faves here and too bad FIORE's catalogue hasn't listed yet SEVENTH KEY s/t is good but not really great. I think the follow-up is better but nevertheless, this album still hold some gems like 'When Love Is Dying' and 'Broken Home' TONE NORUM 'One of A Kind' is definitely one of those albums that overall not really great (rated around 79%) but got several enjoyable gems especially ballads out of it for the list. I really like 'Stranded' and 'And I' and her girlish vocal (like ISSA) maybe not suitable for some but very interesting to check out, especially backed with the classic EUROPE gang TRIUMPH 'Surveillance' is a cool album and 'Headed For Nowhere' is really superb, love that song ! Shame it's plodded with fillers in the middle. 'On And On' is also a classic, nice song TWO FIRES 'Ignition' is a safe album, not really great, the debut is slightly better I recall, got the CD, shame that Spotify hasn't listed it yet. I like 'Somewhere Far Away' and 'This Night', and the very slow ballad 'I'm Falling' is pretty good as well but it works best if you play that after 3-4 heavy songs UNRULY CHILD 'Worlds Collide' is pretty strange with several tracks packed with very average/awful verses but good choruses. Some gems worthy for the list are : 'Read My Mind', 'Tell Another Lie', 'Very First Time', and 'When We Were Young' Random additions : + 220 VOLT - Young and Wild + BRYAN ADAMS - Hidin' From Love + FOGHAT - Drivin' Wheel + GARY MOORE - Always Gonna Love You and Falling In Love With You + GRAND PRIX - Give Me What's Mine and Somewhere Tonight + GURU - Straight To Your Heart + GYPSY ROSE - Promise To Stay + HARDREAMS - Count On Me + HARTMANN - Amazing and High On You + HEARTBREAK RADIO - My Hearts Just Missing You, I Will Love You, Love on Fire + LYNYRD SKYNYRD - I Know A Little, What's Your Name + PAUL SABU - Angeline and Cassie + RICHIE KOTZEN - The Enemy + ROUGH CUTT - Take A Chance, Never Gonna Die, and Piece of My Heart + SAVATAGE - Edge of Thorns, All That I Bleed + VAN HALEN - Stay Frosty
  9. I think some catalog exist but not all. Hopefully they got most of the classics, i missed many early CDs that have been sold out
  10. The latter is the clear sensible explanation, such a shame cause heard that over 70 people dead ?
  11. well if this is the best band Baltimore have, then must be the worst place to live right now ? :D
  12. Won't complain much cause Bon Jovi actually has become a new band since 'Crush', well HAND has some good old hooks but basically we have to accept it's a modern BON JOVI and I myself don't really dig it except few songs here and there Last time I saw him live couple years ago is also quite painful to see he's singing off key quite a few times. Gone is the mighty soaring voice of the 80s, it's all distant memories now. This new album will be forgotten soon by us here :( Sad thing
  13. Yes I once experienced it with DOKKEN Broken Bones, i think i got two tracks out of it and then it vanished but that's about all. Some good albums aren't available in my country, that's a shame Anyway .. here's some thoughts and additions recently: AC/DC 'Powerage' has three great tracks and I think 'Rock and Roll Damnation' and 'Up To My Neck In You' is the best pick. CRYSTAL 'Collection' is a nice short compilation from the two albums they released in the 80s (but not in CDs I guess). Co-produced by Elefante brothers. I like half of the songs here and the rest ain't bad either. Hopefully someday they'll release the complete albums! 'One Life' and 'I'm A Dreamer' are two gems GUN 'Gallus' is an interesting album. Too bad many songs are just good but not great. I think 'Steal Your Fire', 'Long Road', and the closing ballad 'Watching The World Go By' is the highlights! HEAVY PETTIN 'Rock Ain't Dead' actually has potential but it's kinda ruined by the vocal. I think 'Sole Survivor' is the best track here and almost happy to add 'Rock Ain't Dead' and 'City Girl' but don't think it's good enough HUNTER L.A Crossfire can be squeezed into one great EP. I like at least 4 tracks and another 2 ain't bad too. How good 'Long Nights' is .. just wow, sensational track ! SIC VIKKI 'Kiss Me In French' has at least 4 killer tracks (the rest is okay, nothing bad) and I really love the party vibe of 'Baby Talks Dirty', really took you to the height of late 80s when this album was actually released in 93 where that party was over lol and the closing acoustic track 'Cry' is just smooth, very nice ! SINNER 'Dangerous Games' is pretty good as a melodic rock album but strangely not really good enough to compete in the A league, if you know what I mean. Most of the songs are enjoyable and some tracks are decent enough to be added such as 'Concrete Jungle', title track, and 'Back In My Arms' STAGE DOLLS 'Commando' is such a pleasant and silky smooth AOR album. Love the first two tracks, the slow-paced ballad 'Yesterday's Rain' is just gold, and 'Who's Lonely Now' is soothing. Couple of fillers but overall a great record ! STAN BUSH 'Shine' is a solid return to form, definitely among the top albums of 2004. 'The Chance You Take' is the clear winner, followed by 'I Will Be There', 'I Turn To You' and 'Say It Ain't Love' Just discovered STEFFANIE 'Pink Noise' today, recommended by a friend, and she nailed a pretty good album with this. A little bit like a light version of commercial LOUDNESS, I think 4 tracks are worthy enough for the list. Will find time to check out her earlier album too Random additions : + 17 CRASH - Brighter Day + ALLIES - Something In Your Eyes + BRIAN MCDONALD - I Don't Wanna Want Your Touch + GUNNER - From Heaven and Until She Comes To You + JUDAS PRIEST - Heading Out To The Highway and Hot Rockin' + KANSAS - Memories Down The Line + KINGDOM COME - several tracks from 'In Your Face' and 'Bad Image' + MARK SPIRO - several tracks from his latest compilation 'Best of + Rarities' + MICHAEL BOLTON - several goodies from early albums + RICK SPRINGFIELD - Living In OZ and Souls + RIO - I Don't Wanna Be The Fool + SHINING LINE - several tracks from this great project
  14. Slightly better compared to the debut but definitely still a long way to go to the top. I think this should be rated below 70%. The first single, 'Ignite The Sky' is solid but the rest just veered off a cliff
  15. Kinda average as a whole to me but 'Say Goodbye' is a gem !
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