Helloween – Straight Out of Hell (65)


Helloween’s 14th studio album Straight Out Of Hell is an intriguing album lyrically but unfortunately it falls short in too many aspects of its execution. The album starts on a high note with an amazing seven minutes of straight power metal laced with intricate solos and astonishing lyrics in the song “Nabataea.” One lyric that…

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Van Halen – Van Halen (90)


At a time when disco was king and rock was not at the forefront of the music world, Van Halen burst onto the Sunset Strip to show everyone just what they were missing. Comprised of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Michael Anthony, and vocalist David Lee Roth, this four-piece band served…

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Slipknot – Slipknot (90)


A metal band formed in 1995 consisting of six band members wearing clown masks and produced what was meant to be their debut album in 1996 called Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat. It was recorded in seven months and the style was very different from the Slipknot everybody knows nowadays. Only 1000 copies were sold and many Slipknot fans…

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