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For those of you who have read my review of Whitecross's 1995 album "Equilibrium", you will know that I was introduced to Whitecross by a Christian girl back in 1996 (who had an autographed copy of the album from some Whitecross event she had gone too). The girl turned me onto their music, and I couldn't wait to hear more. So I went to the local Christian book/music store (the same ones that sold those Christian themed unlicensed NES games from Wisdom Tree) and promptly laid down my hard earned dough from mowing lawns on two Whitecross albums: "High Gear" and "To the Limit: The Best of Whitecross". The first was a regular studio album. The second obviously is a greatest hits record. I figured at least I would be safe with the Greatest Hits disk - after all, it's a best of, so SURELY there's some great hard rock/alternative material I was hearing on "Equilibrium" would be on that disk album.

How wrong I was. None of this stuff sounded like what I loved so much in the first place - the alternative band that had mixed Christianity with their music. This was all cheesy hair-metal 1980s songwriting. Disappointing, to say the least. Other than "Equilibrium", "High Gear", and "To the Limit", I didn't listen to any other Whitecross material back in the 1990s, and the last two turned me off to further exploring their discography, because, after all, it was alternative I was wanting.


I stumbled onto this review a while back. I had purchased a copy of Whitecross- Flytrap and wanted to know more about it. Looking at the year of release I knew it was likely going to be a "crappy" alternative album. So this review (which I only quoted a small part) caught me off guard. I'm used to seeing people be upset by 80's metal bands abandoning that sound and releasing alternative albums in the 90's. This guy is upset that his beloved 90's alternative band Whitecross in the past had, "cheesy hair-metal 1980s songwriting."

So there are fans of the alternative/grunge releases. People who prefer those releases to those that we would call good. Something to think about.

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Dude read any Pantera comment section anywhere, especially as soon as internet fan's started to discover the 4 albums prior to CFH, when CD burners first came out my buddy Craig put those 4 albums onto discs for me, so I always knew they of them, and it never really dawned on me that people would be mind blown about it, but they were, the funny thing is now days if you read comments about those 4 albums, there's actually many many people who have became endeared to those albums and go on record saying they like them, but it was not that way in the least around 1999-2000

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What and absolute dunce. I can't think of it exactly off the top of my head, but isn't there a very obvious "hair metal" photo of the band sprawled out across the back of the 'High Gear' CD? And I'm sure some similar imagery on the Best of disc? But either way, what a muppet. 

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16 hours ago, Leykis101 said:

Dude read any Pantera comment section anywhere, especially as soon as internet fan's started to discover the 4 albums prior to CFH, when CD burners first came out my buddy Craig put those 4 albums onto discs for me, so I always knew they of them, and it never really dawned on me that people would be mind blown about it, but they were, the funny thing is now days if you read comments about those 4 albums, there's actually many many people who have became endeared to those albums and go on record saying they like them, but it was not that way in the least around 1999-2000

Even Pantera  don't talk about the first 4 , mainly the first three.'

When to in store to get the band sign those albums , and they refused.

 

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16 hours ago, Doggy said:

Even Pantera  don't talk about the first 4 , mainly the first three.'

When to in store to get the band sign those albums , and they refused.

 

Really? That's kinda fucked. What a bunch of dicks. 

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On 3/5/2022 at 8:26 AM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Really? That's kinda fucked. What a bunch of dicks. 

Totally agree. Reminds me when Vanilla Ice went on that VHI celebrity house show and got all bent out of shape at the huge V-Ice poster and blah blah blah. 

Goofy, neve forget the horse that brought you and own all you do. 

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