To be a reviewer...
- Hi gang, we went to the restaurant and we're quiet at home. So, I decided to
impersonate a reviewer..just for fun. I just wrote my thoughts and opinions
on an album that the metal reviewers (almost all German) rated as a very
good album. I have Catdeli beside me to testify that it was the first time
that I was listening to the complete album. You can verify going at those
links how much the " experts " reviewers appreciated the FEINSTEIN's "Third
wish". I wish that you could borrow the CD or if you already have it : tell
me I'm wrong!! :^)
This is the same guys that rated Anvil's albums. I have a lot of respect for
David Feinstein because I was a fan when he played in The Rods. But
sincerely, I wouldn't play that cd even when I'm taking a shit. I hope that
Colin Brown could send the CD to Lips, because I'm not making any joke as
I'm writing this "review".
<http://www.metal-observer.com/articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=6139> The Metal
<http://metal-reviews.de/baseportal/CDs/kritikendetail&Id==4619> BRIGHT EYES
Feinstein official site.
1.. Regeneration - ( Starting with Turbo Lover's guitar riff (noise) and
going with Judas Priest's "Exciter" mixed with Bruce Dickinson's scales)
2.. Rebelution - (Van Halen's "Main Street" with a "Hagarish" vocal.
3.. Streaming Star - ("Bark at the moon" beginning with "Rapid fire" vocal
sang on the melody of "Stained Class" but with a Dickinson tone)
4.. Third Wish ( I don't know, I fell asleep.)
5.. Rule the world (Beginning like Metallica's "Creeping Death" after it's
like "Holy Diver" or "Heaven and Hell" (with distortion!). The singer is
great but he sounds too much like Dio-Dickinson.
6.. Masquerade * Should be the name of the album* ( Starts with "Two
minutes to Midnight" or "Tease me please me", but finally the singer saved
7. Far Beyond (Starts EXACTLY like Holy Diver, and I begin to have
8. Poison Ivy (Starts like a well known Triumph song or Nugent, I'm not
sure. More Triumph, I would say. Then the singer changes the melody with his
9. Live to Ride, Ride to live (Sounds like Feinstein???)
10. Firefighter (My good Lord! It's Kiss' "Lick it up" continued by JP's
"The Green Manalishi"!!! It's a chance that they had a singer with some
inspiration to bring something new.)
11. Inferno ( I'm not sure if it's Garry Glitter's "Do you wanna touch me"
or Joan Jett's "I hate myself for loving you" mixed with some guitar riffs.)
When I wrote "it's" it doesn't mean that it "sounds like"....it means
"it is like".
One thing that I remain from that band: they found a GREAT singer. The
reviewers were probably dazed by this HI FI voice and didn't even notice the
below average of this band. Feinstein is a great guitarist but not a good
composer. They had the chance to record in an excellent Studio and it gave
what it gave.Reviews, are they credible? If you think I am not, find the CD
and bring your point of view.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Zazzoo <zazzoo@v...> wrote:
> Reviews, are they credible? If you think I am not, find the CDHey Tange, you have a new career if you want it!
> and bring your point of view.
Well, personally I never cared much if a song sounded like another
song. After 50 years of rock & roll, it is impossible not to sound
like another song, I think. If you think hard enough you can link any
song with similar riffs from the past. We used to listen to Slade and
I liked it. My friend came in the room and said, "Their songs all
sound exactly the same!" and he hated them.
Yes, Feinstein does use VERY familiar riffs and beats in their songs.
They are easy to pick out as Tange reported. I still enjoy this album
a lot. It rocks and cranked up it pounds like good old style heavy
rock. These days those bands are very rare indeed. The newest Dio is
on top of my playlist also, these days.
Tange's point is very well written: Anvil BTB reviews were saying
that AnViL copied other bands too much BUT they all gave good reviews
to this album and it is more obvious on it. The reviewers opinion is
just one person's view. Tange didn't enjoy Feinstein at all and
Catdeli loves it, so who is correct? Only YOU can decide for yourself
in the end. Use your own ears and take the reviews only as a guide.