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    Def Leppard, H.e.a.t
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    Hysteria, Tearing Down The Walls

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  1. Anybody check out the Vibration I EP released today? Probably could start a thread for it but I'm not sure EP's deserve their own thread Anyhow, for me it's pretty good. We'd already heard 3 songs so only 2 "new" songs on it. I think Do You, Keep Me Alive and Revolution are all pretty good and are probably the "keepers" for me here. You Will Remain is okay but not really doing a lot for me. And the last song To The Moon and Back is a cover and I rarely get excited about covers. I guess the good thing here is I had never heard of the original song so it basically feels like an original to me and it's decent enough. Overall, seems like it's a fairly "light" EP and doesn't have much edge to it like say songs like The Crown, Harder To Breathe, etc. Still decent stuff that's melodic and catchy though. I think mostly I just have a real hard time getting excited about EP's in general and there is nowhere near the same buzz as there is when it's a full album. I kinda question the decision to release an EP and to switch away from Frontiers when they seemed to really increase their buzz with the last album. Think they are planning a second EP later this year...Hopefully both are combined into a single CD down the road.
  2. This should be good....One of my most anticipated releases this year.
  3. Not to bad...might check this out. My only little worry are the modern Bon Jovi and countryish vibes in spots. Both these tunes are pretty good though so will be worth checking out.
  4. Agree...But I think I basically love everything about it Bands often seem to try to go backwards a bit to their "meat and potatoes" sound and many times aren't really that successful. I have to say from the 3 songs so far and the samples of the other songs that it sure sounds like these guys have nailed it. Great move by these guys to stop pushing forward with a bit more modernized/commercial sound that they experimented with on the last album and taking a step back to what they do best.
  5. I'd probably say Motley Crue back in 2014 for this. Vince was terrible and it really mostly just felt like they were going through the motions. I think partly why it felt so bad to me was because I've seen this band a handful of times before that show including a few times in the 80's and they always really killed it. I have great memories of Tommy doing crazy solos, great energy from all the guys and hot girls on stage And the 2014 show was just very forgettable with my only real memory being of Vince constantly holding the mic to the crowd for them to sing for him lol.
  6. Agree with Glenn in that a couple standout singles in 2019 are from 2020 releases as H.e.a.t in particular released two great songs that would be in my top songs of 2019. I always have a tough time listing my favorite songs and ranking them is even tougher. I'd say my ten favorites in no particular order (from albums released in 2019) might be: Pretty Maids - Will You Still Kiss Me/Firesoul Fly/Undress Your Madness Degreed - Summer of Love Crazy Lixx - Silent Thunder/It's You Defiants - Hollywood In Headlights/Fallin' For You/Standing On The Edge Roxy Blue - Collide
  7. Agree. I really feel like this band shake down two ways....Pre and Post Mutt. And I'm sure Steve Clark played a big role too. There's no denying though that they lost something in terms of creating music after the early 90's. They've still had some good tunes from Slang and forward but they're a little bit all over the place. These guys were far and away my favorite band in my youth though and I'd probably still list them as my favorite band even though H.e.a.t is probably making my favorite music right now. As for my top 10 songs, not sure on the order but the ones popping in my head are: Animal Photograph Let It Go Rock Of Ages Bringin On The Hearbreak Hysteria Pour Some Sugar On Me Armageddon It Stagefright Women No surprise that all 10 are from HND, Pyromania and Hysteria.
  8. Interesting question.... I'd say for me that my band of the decade is H.e.a.t. They've just been on another level for me and they really were responsible for heightening my interest in the European bands. I'm not sure what my top 10 albums are but H.e.a.t would probably have the top 2 with Tearing Down the Walls and Address The Nation. The rest of my top 10 would be some combination of albums from Crazy Lixx, Midnite City, Pretty Maids, Eclipse and the Defiants. These bands have all basically had my top 1 or 2 albums yearly over the past 8-10 years so they'd surely make up my top 10 of the decade.
  9. So what do you guys have for your top albums of 2019? Top 5, 10 or whatever For me the year got off to a real slow start for my tastes. It picked up in the last few months of the year though. 1) Pretty Maids - Undress Your Madness: I was late to the party on these guys so maybe there stuff still sounds fresher to me for that reason. But for me this one sounds fantastic and is very melodic. I'd say Will You Still Kiss Me (If I See You In Heaven) might be my favorite song this year. 2) Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild: This was my #1 for most of the year. Awesome album, catchy and melodic as heck. Really dig what these guys have done on their past couple albums. 3) Defiants - Zokusho: Excellent follow up to their debut album that was my #1 album in 2015. Love the first 5 tracks but loses just a little steam for me in the second half in a couple spots, especially with the last song Drink Up which for me is the worst song they've recorded. Still excellent overall though. 4) Eclipse - Paradigm: For me this album is clearly behind the past few albums this band has put out but I still like it for what it is. I do wish they'd expand their horizons a bit more. 5) Degreed - Lost Generation: Solid album top to bottom except for the Blue Virgin Isles cover tune. Think I like this one a little better than their last album (which was still good). I'm putting a gap here as to me the second five is a long ways from my first 5.... 6) Station - Stained Glass: Have been a big fan of these guys and they do some good stuff. But they need to tone down the ballads as it's killing the tempo of this and their last album. 7) Roxy Blue - S/T: Yeah, I know this is probably the one that isn't like the others and know many didn't like it. For some reason I did though. Probably mostly because when it came out I was hungry for something new to listen to and I loved their debut and really wanted to like this. It's pretty modern sounding but still rocks in a different way. Favorite tune on it is probably Collide. 8) Tesla - Shock: Another I know many disliked and agree there are a few head scratchers here. There's a handful of tunes I like though and like how melodic it is. And for me Tesla had gotten pretty stale on their last couple albums so I welcomed something a little different. 9) Nitrate - Open Wide: Pretty good album and probably like it better than the debut. For some reason though it just didn't stick with me very much or get much replay this year. That's where I'm ending....Top 9 this year lol. There's a couple I could put at 10 but don't even really feel like they belong there and didn't listen to them enough to say so. Will be interested to see others lists to maybe dig a little deeper at stuff I missed or didn't give enough of a chance.
  10. Feel the same. If this were a brand new band and a debut album, we'd probably be salivating. I do get it....I wish they'd push their boundaries a bit more. I think Erik has the kind of voice that always sorta sounds the same so they really need to get creative with song structures, riffs, hooks, harmonies, etc in order to change things up. Still pretty good and I have it slotted in my #4 spot in this fairly down year for my tastes.
  11. Yeah...Personal preference is obviously at play.....Obviously not talking about the headliners like Tesla, Ratt, NR. But for me (And I know I'm probably in the minority) I'd take H.e.a.t, CL and Eclipse over jsut about everybody else on that ballot. I mean, the way I look at it is....If H.e.a.t and Heaven's Edge were playing in the same building and you could only go to one show, which would you go to? I'd be going to H.e.a.t and it's not even close. I'd answer that question the same for most bands on this bill. And if I go to my CD shelf, I pull out H.e.a.t or Crazy Lixx to listen to WAY more than I'm pulling out Dangerous Toys, Slaughter, Kix, Tyketto, etc. And with bands like Accept, Doro, Bang Tango, Little Caesar, Faster Pussycat, Y&T, Steelheart, Killer Dwarfs...I can't even pull a CD off the shelf because I never liked them enough to buy one Like you said though, it's really all personal preference and what you like.
  12. I couldn't even tell you who Greta Van Fleet is. Maybe like the Struts? I hear them tossed around as being current rock and checked them out awhile back....They are NOTHING like H.e.a.t, Crazy Lixx, etc.
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