Polypterus

 
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Twisted Into Form ~ Forbidden
Twisted Into Form ~ Forbidden
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite thrash CD, June 11 2004
This is my most listened to thrash CD. It is actually quite melodic and has really excellent solos. There really isn't a week song on it. With most CDs I tend to skip over the songs I don't like that much. This is one of those rare CDs I play from beginning to end. If I had to pick, RIP, Infinite, Tossed Away and One Foot in Hell are my favorite tracks. Out of Body is interesting because it has a cool 3/4 time solo in the middle. This part sounds like an evil waltz to me. In any case I highly recommended Twisted as well as Forbidden's first CD Forbidden Evil.
Forbidden Evil ~ Forbidden
Forbidden Evil ~ Forbidden
Forbidden was one of my favorite thrash bands. I saw them three times in concert and they never disappoint. Russ Anderson's vocals are awesome. Even my friend who hates all thrash told me "well the vocalist is really good". Of the two guitars Alen Alvelais playing is cleaner and faster. He does some insane guitar work especially on "Through Eyes of Glass". However Craig Locicero gets most of the writing credits so I assume he was the core of the band. If you like your thrash with sharp clean riffs check this one out.
Symphonies No. 6 - 12 ~ Dimitri Shostakovich
Symphonies No. 6 - 12 ~ Dimitri Shostakovich
I have never understood why Shostakovich's 12th doesn't get more credit. Sure, it's a big brassy heroic sounding piece, but sometimes that exactly what I want to hear. I often think if someone else had written it, it might have gone over better with the critics. If you want to introduce Shostakovich to your non-classical music aligned friends, look no further. In fact I would go so far to say there isn't really a week point in it as far as accessibility is concerned. Even it's somewhat brooding second movement has a certain subdued excitement to it. Shostakovich 6th is not catchy in the same way as the twelfth, but it tends to grow on you after listening to a few times. The orchestra on… Read more