Jump to content

Crazy Lixx list of 10 best Hair Metal albums of 21st Century


Recommended Posts

Here's the article:

https://loudwire.com/best-21st-century-hair-metal-albums-crazy-lixx/

Here's their picks:

Darkness - Permission to Land (2003)

Hardcore Superstar - Hardcore Superstar (2005)

Crashdiet - Rest in Sleaze (2005)

Marcello Vestry - Marcello Vestry (2008)

Steel Panther - Feel the Steel (2009)

Crazy Lixx - New Religion (2010) 

Bad City - Welcome to the Wasteland (2010)

Reckless Love - Animal Attraction (2011)

H.e.a.t. - Address the Nation (2012)

Wildness - Ultimate Demise (2020)

 

What do people think of Crazy Lixx's picks? I love they included their own album (deservedly so).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think that Bad City is an important selectiona nd makes me actually show interest in this list.

Aside from Darkness, which is shit, the others I need to hear are...

Marcello Vestry - Marcello Vestry (2008)

Reckless Love - Animal Attraction (2011) (not sure why I don't have this)

Wildness - Ultimate Demise (2020)

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, CureTheSane said:

I think that Bad City is an important selectiona nd makes me actually show interest in this list.

Aside from Darkness, which is shit, the others I need to hear are...

Marcello Vestry - Marcello Vestry (2008)

Reckless Love - Animal Attraction (2011) (not sure why I don't have this)

Wildness - Ultimate Demise (2020)

I just bought Marcello Vestry on Amazon for the same reason and have started a bid on ebay for the Wildness album. I have all the others, except Steel Panther which I sold a few years back. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Snake Bite Whisky

Ablaze

Sisters Doll

Some Australian bands that slip under guard, even some Australians don't know who they are.

 

 

Edited by Doggy
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Doggy said:

Snake Bite Whisky

Ablaze

Sisters Doll

Some Australian bands that slip under guard, even some Australians don't know who they are.

 

 

Haha, not sure any of those bands have any business near a best of 21st Century top 10 list. ;)

Anyway, the list is (mostly) fine - it's their opinion so to each their own. But it cheapens your list and is a bit of an insult to anyone not on it when you include a Darkness album. For the sake of the argument, let's just pluck anything - Danger Danger - 'Revolve.' The album is not important. But what is, is that these guys are saying that 'Permission to land' is a better album than Danger Danger's 'Revolve' or (insert any great CD from the last 21 years). Like I say, to each their own, but for me it very much cheapens the validity of the list. 

I do think the Crashdiet, Marcello/Vestry, Steel Panther, Crazy Lixx and HEAT selections are all very nice. Hardscore Superstar, Reckless Love and Wildness are all great bands, but as Glen says, they all have better albums than ones listed. IMO, of course. The Bad City album is great, with a good reputation, so can't begrudge that one either. 

But the Darkness. :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Geoff said:

Haha, not sure any of those bands have any business near a best of 21st Century top 10 list. ;)

Anyway, the list is (mostly) fine - it's their opinion so to each their own. But it cheapens your list and is a bit of an insult to anyone not on it when you include a Darkness album. For the sake of the argument, let's just pluck anything - Danger Danger - 'Revolve.' The album is not important. But what is, is that these guys are saying that 'Permission to land' is a better album than Danger Danger's 'Revolve' or (insert any great CD from the last 21 years). Like I say, to each their own, but for me it very much cheapens the validity of the list. 

I do think the Crashdiet, Marcello/Vestry, Steel Panther, Crazy Lixx and HEAT selections are all very nice. Hardscore Superstar, Reckless Love and Wildness are all great bands, but as Glen says, they all have better albums than ones listed. IMO, of course. The Bad City album is great, with a good reputation, so can't begrudge that one either. 

But the Darkness. :(

I don't hate the Darkness as much as most here :D that being said, it wouldn't be in my top ten. The reasons it is mostly chosen is more due to its importance in the resurgence of our favourite genre. It was an important album. As I said, not a favourite of mine, but it was still important in the early 2000s.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, auslander said:

I don't hate the Darkness as much as most here :D that being said, it wouldn't be in my top ten. The reasons it is mostly chosen is more due to its importance in the resurgence of our favourite genre. It was an important album. As I said, not a favourite of mine, but it was still important in the early 2000s.

"Important," perhaps. But not one of the "Best." ;)

I'm not sure I hate the Darkness. I've actually heard all their albums because I'm a nosey bastard. My thing with them is just that I think they're a genuinely terrible band that write terrible songs. I'll admit you could probably fill an EP or maybe even mini-album now, with songs they've recorded so far that are actually pretty decent, catchy tunes. But for the most part, and this is aside from the fuckwit's horrendous voice, I just think they write horrible songs, lol. 

I've always said the dudes showed their musicality on that Stone Gods album, and the musicianship/production on the new album is top notch. But you still can't polish a dog shit, and if you can't write a decent song, you're still going to sound like a terrible band. Which they do flawlessly. :)

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, CureTheSane said:

 

Marcello Vestry - Marcello Vestry (2008)

 

This will probably end up being your most played album come end of December. 

Edited by Ponen
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • My Little Pony

Huge gap between H.e.a.t and Wildness. Did they not listen to music in those eight years?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is anybody else confused by this list? H.E.A.T? Marcello Vestry? The Darkness?  so is this a glam list or hair metal? because I dont draw really any kinds of connections between the sounds of Crashdiet or Bad City and shit like Marcello Vestry, maybe im just to picky idk, the fact they did this list blows my mind but at least be accurate about it ya know, it's like putting fucking Korn on a Pantera list, only someone who really wasnt a listener to them would pile them on a list together

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Leykis101 said:

Is anybody else confused by this list? H.E.A.T? Marcello Vestry? The Darkness?  so is this a glam list or hair metal? because I dont draw really any kinds of connections between the sounds of Crashdiet or Bad City and shit like Marcello Vestry, maybe im just to picky idk, the fact they did this list blows my mind but at least be accurate about it ya know, it's like putting fucking Korn on a Pantera list, only someone who really wasnt a listener to them would pile them on a list together

Not everyone has a strict definition of glam, sleaze, hair metal, hard rock etc... like we do here on this forum...basically I view their list as newer bands that were influenced by music from the 80s and early 90s.....

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2021 Gold Donors
1 hour ago, Dead Planet said:
5 hours ago, Leykis101 said:

 

Not everyone has a strict definition of glam, sleaze, hair metal, hard rock etc... like we do here on this forum...basically I view their list as newer bands that were influenced by music from the 80s and early 90s.....

This band is more glam metal than hair metal but I would put Hinder-Extreme Behavior right up there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 hours ago, nyoilers said:

This band is more glam metal than hair metal but I would put Hinder-Extreme Behavior right up there.

I'm sure you meant Take it to the limit ;)

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, Dead Planet said:

Not everyone has a strict definition of glam, sleaze, hair metal, hard rock etc... like we do here on this forum...basically I view their list as newer bands that were influenced by music from the 80s and early 90s.....

Yeah, I see it the same - you could throw any 80's influenced rock band under the "hair metal" tag if you wanted.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • My Little Pony
On 11/6/2021 at 1:23 AM, Glen said:

I'm sure you meant Take it to the limit ;)

 

Ooh, totally forgot about that album. Gonna have to revisit. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

So I gave Marcello-Vestry a spin

My first thought was that the first song, and a few others, have a Vito Bratta vibe to the guitar,
Or even Robert Rodrigo vibe from Airless.

Shame the songs are a bit too synthy for me.
But only a bit, so I'll give it a few more tries.
Were a couple of songs that grabbed me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, CureTheSane said:

So I gave Marcello-Vestry a spin

My first thought was that the first song, and a few others, have a Vito Bratta vibe to the guitar,
Or even Robert Rodrigo vibe from Airless.

Shame the songs are a bit too synthy for me.
But only a bit, so I'll give it a few more tries.
Were a couple of songs that grabbed me.

synthy? really. I need to spin that again. I thought it had quite a ballsy guitar sound 🤔 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

One second in the synth hits.
It's the worst kinds as well, the unnecessary kind.
I get bands that are all synthy, and that's their thing, but I think they were trying to add to teh songs with something extra and it didn't work.
That said, I wasn't noticing them on all sons, so maybe it was just a few that they hit up.
Also need to rehear.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lol, jeez some folk come up with interesting reasons to not like good music. Thankfully for me, either a song is good or it's not and the process in pretty simple. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, Geoff said:

Lol, jeez some folk come up with interesting reasons to not like good music. Thankfully for me, either a song is good or it's not and the process in pretty simple. 

Not really. Never been a fan of heavy synth, especially syrupy synth.
But then VH brought a bit in with Sammy and I was a fan.
Depends how it's done.

When I started listening to this album I thought I'd made a mistukake.
But as I said before, I don't recall it flowing through all the songs and on a second listen some have little or no annoying synth.
Good songs are good songs, even ones with synth.
Just takes me a whiole to get into them.
Guffria is a good example.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Posts

    • Another one I'm sure I've gone on about in the past, but apparently no thread yet.  He doesn't seem to make a lot of music, but when he does it is awesome. Such as this... Paul Bartolome     -    Reflections, Pt.1 1    .    Fractures (feat. Dave Escamilla) 2    .    Anxiety (U Just Don't Get It) 3    .    While We're Still Young 4    .    Burn It Down (feat. David Bartolome) 5    .    Hypocrite   Easily one of the best songs of the year so far-       From the previously very awesome 'Screaming through the radio' EP-  
    • I know I've posted about this hombre several times before, but apparently not in his own thread. This must change as I find him to be so awesome but no one seems to acknowledge his existence. Not just here, but his youtube channel and reach seems to be so small. Crazy for someone who produces bone crunching quality on a madly consistent basis.  Eric Dalton     -    Playing Favorites (2022) 1    .    Calling Card 2    .    Oblivion 3    .    Head in the Clouds 4    .    X My Heart 5    .    Infection 6    .    My Demons 7    .    Solace 8    .    A Part of Me 9    .    Without You 10    .    Deception     Sorry, I know I've posted this before, but his youtube channel features all three of his (excellent) albums in full if interest permits. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2I3-4_UvFnWWTcXBBLPYA  
    • Interesting what bands catch on this forum and the ones that don't. To me, this is a pretty good band and I'm a bit surprised, on a forum where bands like Shiraz Lane and Bad City are appreciated, there seems to be no interest in these guys. Good band that does, for whatever reason, remind me of the likes of the aforementioned Bad City.  There's a bit of hit and miss about the debut and it's far from perfect, but a pretty cool band worthy of mention and interest on a forum such as this.  Anyway, this was one of my favourites of the album- For die-hards, I stumbled across this non-album track.  
    • New video for 'I Will Be Stronger' feat. Joel Hoekstra.    
    • Very nice piece of modern rock on offer here. Lot to like on this one.  Fame on Fire     -    Welcome to the Chaos 1    .    Intro 2    .    Welcome to the Chaos (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills) 3    .    Ketamine 4    .    Cut Throat 5    .    Emo Shit (feat. Kody Lavigne) 6    .    Lost In Doubt 7    .    Robbery 8    .    Signs 9    .    Plastic Heart 10    .    Rotting Away 11    .    Back Then 12    .    Jaded 13    .    Dead or Alive      
    • Welcome, album of the year? Love this project with vigour. I snuck 'Saturday' on the playlist I put on with the kids in the car, lol. Can't wait to hear any of the songs I haven't already heard and showered in love from this. 
    • Did anyone notice these guys released another new album?  As expected, it's pretty weak and more proof of their solid decline.  HOWEVER!  There is actually a good song on it. It's only one, but I kind of clapped and cheered when I heard this. I used to love these guys so much, and still love the albums I always loved from these guys but it's been some barren years. It was good to hear them do what they used to do with great ease.      
    • Couple of okay songs, but otherwise as expected above. No surprises, exactly what you'd expect from these guys in 2022.     
    • Not every song is a hit, but another pretty decent one mini-album. I like some of the gear on this one.  Villain of the Story     -    Divided 1    .    Never Again 2    .    Jester 3    .    Karma 4    .    Under My Skin 5    .    Losing Control 6    .    Wrong 7    .    Don't Go 8    .    Divided    
    • Not sure if folk know, but they got back together and released an EP this year. Anberlin     -    Silverline 1    .    Two Graves 2    .    Nothing Lost 3    .    Body Language 4    .    Asking 5    .    Circles It's not amazing, but I do really like this song from it-  
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.