Sunday, February 19, 2017

JUDAS PRIEST - TURBO 30 (Japanese 3cd pressing of Turbo 30th Anniversary album)

For those who have not seen the Turbo 30 Japanese edition.
Plus my short opinion and review of this very UNUSUAL Judas Priest album, in English then in Bahasa Melayu.



Below...
Just like the rest, like Defenders Of The Faith 30 Years Anniversary Japan edition obi strip.
which I had blogged and shown the packaging before...


Seems in Japan, their English identification on the Obi Strip is not Judas Priest?

But their id is  <METAL GOD>

Japanese people have always got awesome taste in music.






I like this album. This is a very glam, 'commercial', synthesizerized album.
I was a school boy.
So its nothing weird to be happily serenaded by those happy rebelious Wild Nights Hot And Crazy Days, Parental Guidance, Private Property and Rock You Around The World, Hot For Love, type of songs.
But of course, there are some serious Judas Priest Heavy Metal going on too on this album.

Even then you cannot run away from the Glenn Tipton / KK Downing guitars combination ever.

So it kind of bring back memories of that period. Priest...Live! was an eye opener.
You can start a Judas Priest live concert with a slow love song as the first song.

Listening back now, with this remastered 30th anniversary version,
I think one of my favourite songs if I have to choose one is still RECKLESS. Of course I love Out In The Cold, title track and the rest of the songs.

It would have been amazing if Reckless was in the movie Top Gun.
"No One Can Stop Me Now, I am a HUMAN DYNAMO!!" and with Tom Cruise doing his hero jet fighter plane acts.
Such a lovely lovely song this one..
Unfortunately Judas Priest do not allow the song to be used. They were worried the movie is not successful LOL!!..

OK, one of the main reasons I bought this 30th anniversary besides as I like this album and want a proper anniversary remastered release,
Hot For Love sound effect is still as crazy as ever. LOL!!!
is A FULL CONCERT. I like the selection of songs played on the tour to promote this album.
Priest...Live!! is not exactly smooth full concert.

So this one, the 2nd and 3rd CD is recorded in Kansas 1986. I love it so.

Photos of the release is spread till end of this posting, and a bootleg of a song from Turbo, I taped myself,
this one from Judas Priest live in Singapore, a few years back and when they were playing Turbo Lover.





Yes, this time the cds are packed in individual plastics.
Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt...
DIO ones has packed in individual plastic too. LOL!!!







Aku rasa untuk budak2 Melayu zaman dulu yang dapat dengar kaset2 rock masa dulu2 tu kan,
Aku rasa antara paling TERKEJUT BERUK la kan,
ialah bila pertama kali dengar kaset Priest...Live!

Pasal lagu pertama ialah Out In The Cold.
Ni macam? Biar betik?

Pasal lagu slow, lagu cinta gitu kan.

Tapi gerek kan...

OK ni ialah rilisan 30 Tahun album TURBO dari kumpulan Judas Priest. Jadi ini ialah untuk cetakan Jepun nye version.

Budak2 Melayu belajar sapa tu JUDAS ISCARIOT semua ni dari band puaka ni la.

Album yang sangat commercial. Dengan lagu2 yang gembira kebanyakkan.
Apa pun, sejarahnya, album ni sebenarnya, double album Twin Turbo, tapi tak jadi, dan semua lagu paling commercial diambil untuk buat album ni.

Tapi jangan silap ye, Glen Tipton dan KK Downing tetap carik makan macam biasa dalam album ni dan memang la dorang pasangan gitaris yang terbestest sangat la kan.

APA AKU PERASAN dalam bungkusan packaging ni pemain dram Dave Holland macam ditenggelamkan berbanding yang lain.
OK la, tak terkejut dengan sejarah jenayah yang dia lakukan.


Jadi semua lagu gerek, walau ada lagu dah tua ni rasa lain sikit la iaitu lagu Parental Guidance.

Ye la kan.... kan zaman tu ada PMRC.
Mampos rabak rabak kan muzik Metal semua kena rabak2.

Aku masih ingat nama pompuan tu.. - TIPPER GORE. Bini naib presiden amerika ke hapa.

Luckily, Blackie Lawless and all the heavy metal heroes are still around kicking ass!!

Fortunately!!!!!

Album kedua dan ketiga ialah sebenarnya aku nak... bila aku nak beli Turbo 30.


Korang tahu la Priest...Live! kan betapa gerek tapi macam tak complete kan? dah la ada remastered edition jadi 2 cd la apa la..

So walau ada bootlegs ke hapa tour 1986 dulu, tapi aku nak simpan satu yang official release. Jadi ini la dia, live in Kansas 1986 bulan Mei.

Susah la nak cakap, nak ulas, nak borak pasal Judas Priest.


Ni antara band orang2 Melayu paling minat dari zaman dulu sampai sekarang, so nak wakrak susah. HAHA.


Layan gambo, dan layan satu bootleg aku tape masa dorang main kat Singapore satu2 nye lagu dari album Turbooooo LOVERRRR!!!!!











Best thing about Judas Priest packagings, is they always break down the solos and who does what and did what for each song on guitars...







Some other Judas Priest in this blog, reviews of their whatever releases and live and whatever whatever may be found here this link.. LOL!!

http://deaf-angel.blogspot.sg/search/label/judas%20priest

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

KREATOR -Gods Of Violence (Japanese Version with extra song- Earth Under The Sword)

Hi All. As usual in English and than in Bahasa Melayu.

Just the end of January, and I think I may have found one of my favourite albums of the year.








Ever since Kreator have a tiny change in their song writing style since the Violent Revolution album, (which some may not like)
but I think it opens up their style even more.
I try to follow their updates as much as possible. I love the album Enemy Of God a lot.

So when the first two songs are released, and the news goes around the Japan version will have the song Earth Under The Sword which already terrorized YOUTUBE at the end of 2016, I had set my mind getting the new album on a Japanese PRESSING.

As usual Japan Pressings is always cuter.
The obi strip is cute as usual.
Extra song seems becoming a regular for Kreator new releases, I hope.
Extra cute booklet.
And on the different parts of the packaging you have tiny Japanese words and information.

The booklet is amazing thick and beautiful, so buying an original is a keeper.

I have zero knowledge of Japanese language, except like that start of the Sushi Bar scene in KILL BILL, but its always nice to hold a Japanese Pressing.

So the songs,
First time I heard SATAN IS REAL, I was thinking... "a bit slow". LOL!!!
But its a very superb song.
All songs are very nice, while doing this blog,  I think Totalitarian Terror and Lion With Eagles Wings are simply amazing.  But so is Death Becomes My Light.
Once I play this album again after the last song, MY FAVOURITE SONGS WILL CHANGE AGAIN.
Love the guitar solos. Simply exciting.
And the lyrics. Mille Petrozza simply writes absorbing, intelligent yet BEAUTIFUL lyrics.

I think music lovers will adore this album.
Its very " EASY LISTENING " for everyone.
Of course some will not like it, demanding that Kreator remains the way they was in their earlier years.
But I think a lot of people like it surely.

SO LETS PUT ON OUR HEADPHONES, adjust the volume of our music player till the counter hits MAXIMUM, 
then,
get on board the public buses, on board trains or while walking to any intended destination, and enjoy this great new album by KREATOR.  Automatic smile will build up on the face. LOL!!!

COMING SOON - Turbo 30.

More pixs till end of this blog.







Kreator baru ni, mungkin dah boleh potong Enemy Of God sebagai album kegemaran aku.

Terbaik dari ladang.

Seperti biasa, aku cuma dengar dalam bas, dalam tren, masa jalan kaki pakai headphone, bukak besar2an, lepas tu senyum sorang2 cam orang giler.
LANTAK LA... haha.
Lirik belum baca dan hafal lagi, so tak boleh singalong lagik.
cuma ikut2 je part korus.
"WE SHALL KILL!!"

cewahh!!

Dan tolong jangan terfikir bila sebutan2 Satan is Real ni semua janganlah komplen kat sapa2 atau buat sensasi ye,
ia lebih kepada lirik2 tulisan yang bijak, puitis dengan cara tersendiri, berkias dan bersimbolik tentang keadaan dunia dan tunggang terbalik kehidupan tamadun manusia hari ni.

MAKKAO!!! giler babi dahsyat melayu aku - tamadun siot. Kejap... wa gelak sorang2 depan laptop.
Salah pakai atau sesuai pakai lain kira,
paling penting, pakai. 

OK, tarikkk nafas.

Aku beli versi Jepun, pasal lagu Earth Under The Sword tu sedap giler haha. Dia dah keluar akhir tahun lepas lagu ni, keluar sebagai vinyl piring hitam kot kat Amerika ke hapa ntah. Youtube dah ada lagu ni so aku tahu dari situ, sekali tu "ooooo lagu ni akan keluar lagi sekali untuk cetakan Jepun".

So boleh tengok foto2 ni, dan baca text aku menceceh cakap omputeh kat atas pasal bungkusan Jepun untuk album ni.

Jadi aku rasa semua tahu betapa hebat album ni...  Aku memang tak tipu, dari intro instrumental lagu pertama hingga lagu terakhir Death Becomes My Light (untuk versi Eropah dan Amerika),
semua lagu sedap...

Jangan takut Kreator masih thrash.
cukup time changes dalam lagu2 dalam album ni untuk buat korang terkejut beruk dan senyum sendiri.
banyak melodi dalam album ni yang best2.
cukup asam garam bibit bahagian slow dan mendayu menusuk hati, yang buat korang jatuh cinta gitu....

banyak anekaragam
gitar solo yang sangat best dan mengujakan dan membeliakkan mata dan memberi senyuman terukir di bibir untuk semua lagu dalam album ni..

Aku nak pilih beberapa judul lagu untuk type kat blog ni sebagai sedap pun tak jadi, pasal setiap lagu gerek, setiap lagu mempunyai bahagian2 yang jadi kegemaran aku dan menarik minat aku.

Dan mencengkam sanubari aku.


Kesimpulan aku la kan..

kalau aku Steve Harris, lepas dengar album ni, mesti menyesal tak panggil Kreator jadi opening band untuk UK Tour tahun ni.

Aku cakap mampos penat dan puas hati kebanyakkan peminat Maiden (ye la, tak semua suka ye tak band pembukaan dipilih lain2 minat ye tak?) sebelum Maiden start main, tu baru challenge besar2an untuk Iron Maiden. Baru kena buat persembahan giler babi 666%.


Kalau aku Steve Harris la.

So aku rasa, kesimpulan aku ni menunjukkan betapa best album ni.

Definitely,

kalau orang tanya aku apa antara album rock kegemaran aku untuk 2017, aku akan cakap Kreator nye baru ni.









FOR THOSE WHO already HAVE THIS ALBUM BUT IS NOT AWARE.

THIS IS THE SONG NUMBER TWELVE available only for Japan Press.

(but of course just like the previous album, they will come out with a form of EP like Iron Destiny).

aku suka giler gitar solo lagu ni...




Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wet Appetite - RASUK (review/ulasan)

Hi All, as usual first in English and then in Bahasa Melayu
(I TRY TO SPEED UP UPDATING MY BLOG whenever I got time, after a period of long intervals between postings.)

Wet Appetite is a rock band from Singapore and this is their latest self-release. 
All the songs in this new release are in Malay language.




An EP of 3 excellent songs with a running time of about 17 minutes. 

Their first pressing of the CDs for this EP is already Sold-Out but you can still check them out on popular digital song downloads sources like Itunes and Sportify.

Highly recommended if you are starving for new awesome Malay language rock songs which is currently experiencing a dearth of new releases in both Singapore and Malaysia.

"Rasuk" meaning "Possessed" is a 7 minute thriller telling about someone being charmed with "black magic" in today's modern world.
The other two songs are nice slow rockers which could get popular on the radio.

SO DO NOT GET TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH THE COVER ART above.





Salam Semua,

memang seronok album2 rock lama dari 80an dan 90an dari band2 rock yang kita minat dari Malaysia dan Singapura semua dicetak semula dengan packaging yang cantik, sampai rambang mata tak tahu nak beli apa dahulu, dan seterusnya gaji bulan depan nak beli apa pulak.
Siap dengan takut sold-out pulak.


Tapi dalam masa yang sama, kita terpaksa mengaku sangat2 sendu dan muram dunia rock melayu dengan ketandusan rilisan rilisan lagu2 baru. Apatah lagi Lagu2 rock melayu baru yang setanding dengan kualiti lagu2 zaman kegimilangan dahulu.

Walau aku ni ada lembap sikit dengan penguasaan teknologi maklumat untuk dapat berita mutakhir, dan aku langsung tak dengar radio atau tengok tv atau tengok kabel tv baik bila kat Malaysia atau kat Singapore,
tapi aku masih cuba dengar words of mouth tentang apa yang jadi kat dunia rock melayu.

Walau betapa aku gigih sentiasa carik jalan dan ikat perut untuk backpacking gi Europe kalau boleh setiap tahun untuk tengok Iron Maiden dan band2 lain yang aku minat main sebanyak mungkin sebelum dorang semua bersara,

tapi rock melayu tetap di hati. Mentaliti aku dari dulu sampai sekarang tak ubah. Rock Melayu setanding dengan apa pun band rock dan metal omputeh boleh sajikan. Apa genre sekali pun.

Dan jangan malu mengaku kita minat "rock melayu".

OK

Akhirnya...Ni Wet Appetite nye rilisan terbaru, "RASUK", so dari line up untuk kumpulan ni di inlet packaging ni, ada 6 anggota ye, ada sedikit perubahan dari album pertama mereka dahulu. 
Memang padat dan penuh setiap lagu dengan permainan instrumen berlainan, dan penuh dengan gitar solos dan keyboards yang menarik. Suara pun sedap penyanyi baru nya.

Walaupun boleh dikatakan album ni 'independent'  nye pembikinan, tapi kualiti nye bagus.
Aku takde masalah dengar pakai headphone, atau pakai laptop sambung kat Soundblaster Roar.

- Lagu pertama ialah "Rasuk" , nak dekat 7 minit lagu ni. So puas la kan, takde pendek2 nye.
Lagu mengisahkan tentang permainan ilmu hitam walau di zaman moden ni. 
- Lagu kedua dan ketiga ialah lebih kepada jenis slow-rock yang orang melayu suka, dan memang sedap pun lagu kedua dan ketiga - "Ingin ku'' dan "Keikhlasan".

Lagu Ingin Ku tu asyik dalam kepala hotak berdengung aku je. 



Apa aku tahu, cetakan hard-copy cd ni dah abis terjual.
Tak tahulah ada cetakan terbaru dan cammana korang nak dapatkan kalau korang jenis peminat muzik yang nak pegang muzik original kat tangan.

Tapi korang boleh dapatkan lagu2 ni dalam bentuk download dari Itunes dan Sportify contohnya.
Kita terpaksa mengakui dunia hiburan dah berubah, walaupun rock melayu.

Takkan Melayu hilang di dunia, sama macam dengan Rock Never Die.

Lepas ni selang seli dengan benda2 lain aku merapu aku akan sambung pasal rock melayu termasuk album progressive rock kumpulan Noetic Theory ( aku boleh cakap aku lambat dapat tahu pasal band dan album ni, tapi bak kata omputeh "better late than never", Dahsyat album ni).
dan jugak cetakan 2016 "digital mastering" bagi keempat2 rilisan Rusty Blade. (aku beli ok pasal aku suka sound dia, dan jugak cover dia pun besar akhirnya, tapi aku cam terkejut lak dengan versi instrumental yang dinasik tambahkan kat rilisan2 ini.) dan lain2.



But.  Next post. Japanese version of Kreator Gods Of Violence with 12 songs edition (if I can get my hands on it, LOL!!)

This album is similar to the latest Powerwolf album, both reach Number One in their country Germany main album charts.



Sunday, February 5, 2017

GOODBYE & Selamat Tinggal BLACK SABBATH (my own memories/ memori indah aku tentang band ini)

So Goodbye Black Sabbath.

How I wish I was at Birmingham. LOL!
There was a live broadcast for the ending, and the front row has Brazil and Japan flags and headbands. LOL!!

First in detail - English,
then in brief -  Malay.

This is one of my favourite rock n roll photo ever.
I took it 30 minutes before Sabbath plays their final ever Donington show.
And damn.. I didnt know so many had already packed the Main Stage, I was busy watching other bands at other stages. I guess it was easily 70,000 already packed by then.
LOL!! So it was "excuse me, excuse me, sorry, sorry" as I wiggle my way nearer stage.



My own goodbye to Black Sabbath. and I dont mean only the Sharon Osbourne era (LOL!).
And yes Sharon, These Colours Dont Run, you bitch , never try to SABOTAGE Iron Maiden while Iron Maiden is playing by getting your dogs to throw eggs and worse shutting down power supply on stage while Maiden is on stage.

You have your mainstream mass media circus, MTV and Simon American Idol judge, and all the Pop Shows influence for Sabbath, and there is no need to sabotage Iron Maiden to that extend.
Just too bad, Iron Maiden don't need all that and they can do what they want and say what they want.


So what does Black Sabbath means to me?
Of course learning English language from the lyrics of Heaven And Hell Ronnie James Dio as a little boy. LOL!!!



- I was fortunate to see "The Tony Martin" era play live where songs from all eras are played. My very first ever "foreign" band show ever.
- I was fortunate to see the "Ronnie James Dio" era play live albeit using a different moniker.
- and I was fortunate to see the "Ozzy Osbourne" era play live with "what the fuck is that hired drummer doing a long solo?" LOL!!.

Certainly, I had much fun on Ronnie James Dio era and Tony Martin era than the Ozzy Osbourne one.

So now, THE END is out of the way, I hope Toni Iommi will get back Bill Wards (and Vinnie Appice), and Geezer Butler and hopefully Tony Martin.
And play Black Sabbath again, as HEADLESS CROSS or FORBIDDEN.

That would be awesome, all Black Sabbath is represented.
For me, Black Sabbath is always been about Toni Iommi and whoever he wants the players to be,
until sometimes later when Sharon Osbourne comes into the picture.

And I am sure, then no money grabbing and ego is involved as Sharon Osbourne is out of the picture.

Some Memories of Black Sabbath for me

1) As a young boy, I had already admired Cozy Powell, and when Black Sabbath during Forbidden era played in Singapore when I was younger, I was kind of dissapointed that Cozy Powell was not drumming but its Bobby Rodenelli. (Toni Iommi likes to use Rainbow drummers?? LOL!!)

2) Geoff Nichols was there then, he just died recently.
But I remember it was Toni Iommi on keyboards for Changes.

3) I remember Toni Iommi and I was at the barrier, and he was standing right in front of me for Children Of The Grave. Forever to me, its what rock n roll is all about.

And I remember Amy Search was rocking along to Paranoid was it in the crowd, I remembered he came in late LOL!!


4) Ronnie James Dio era with Vinnie Appice and Geezer Butler as Heaven And Hell.
I remember buying drinks during "Falling Of The Edge Of The World", and I was on top of the hill and I can only say, that moment of softness in Ronnie James Dio voice at the intro.
Its one of the most beautiful and sweet rock n roll moment for me.

5) "Ozzy Osbourne without Bill Wards" era.
I remember Hellfest the night Black Sabbath headline, was it 2014.
Just before Sabbath plays, the most awaited event for me besides watching Paradise Lost plays
on the second stage EMPEROR played the full IN THE NIGHTSIDE ECLIPSE.

Most memorable because they got FAUST back for that show on drums.

Faust, as we know as a released convict,  convicted before for murder and burning of church, and I thought Black Sabbath cannot top the Emperor appearance for that evening,

but Black Sabbath was awesome, and the War Pigs AIR RAID SIRENS was simply amazing on the Hellfest night environment.

6) and Donington for the last time,

what can I say, I guess it will only be a dream to see Black Sabbath plays Birmingham for me,
but to see them play Donington, in the Midlands of UK, the heart beat of heavy metal, in front of their Midland fans, and it being so near to Birmingham was amazing.

Around me,
- Boys, and Girls, parents bringing 6 year old kid with ear plugs on their shoulder, in the pouring rain, in the muddy sinking field of about 70,000 or more Sabbath fans,

- Young Girls headbanging and singing along to every word of Black Sabbath Ozzy era songs and that was so memorable.

and if that was Midland Donington, how could Birmingham itself be like?? Heavy Metal Heaven?


And the sound, I have never heard a sound so good and clear, in pouring rain and muddy field with possibly 70,000 Sabbath fans.
If people says huge festivals cannot gurantee mega spectacular sound, then I think I can say I had heard that when Sabbath plays Donington for the last time.

This is one of my favourite photo and memory of being a rock and roll music lover on top of this page. it shows everything.
Young old, men and women, all come to pay tribute to Sabbath final Donington.

It was 30 minutes, yes... 30 minutes before Sabbath plays Donington for the very last time in front of their Midlands home territory.

It took me a lot of trouble to squeeze myself nearer the stage. LOL!!


SO GOODBYE BLACK SABBATH. And I do hope Toni Iommi will make it right now and get back Bill Wards with Geezer Butler to make it right for everyone finally.

And this is Toni Martin, (he got Roland Grapow from Helloween for this pro-shot video from 2014) performing Headless Cross.
A GLORIOUS BLACK SABBATH SONG EVER.
So maybe he still fits the bill, or they can always get the Ronnie guy from the new Rainbow.
Its always musical chair so I dont think Ritchie Blackmore mind.

Anyway, both of them are Men In Black. LOL!!

I think, Toni Iommi is going to remaster and remix Forbidden and re-release all Tony Martin era albums,
and I am sure Tony Iommi would want to play Ronnie James Dio material, and lots of Ozzy Osbourne era materials that Ozzy cannot sing anymore.





OK, jadi malam tadi aku kerja malam,

tapi hati nak tahu apa jadi kat Birmingham, show terakhir Black Sabbath.

Jadi, inilah satu impian aku sebagai seorang peminat rock n roll band yang tak tercapai.

Nak tengok kumpulan Black Sabbath, beraksi di Birmingham.

Tapi ok, Sharon Osbourne aku rasa pegang lesen nama Black Sabbath sekarang, tapi mungkin lain kali kalau Toni Iommi buat kali terakhir panggil Tony Martin, mungkin Geezer Butler , (Geoff Nichol baru mati tu hari), dan paling penting dia panggil balik Bill Wards.


Dengan Sharon dah takde dalam gambar, maka aku rasa duit bukan jadi hal.

Aku harap nama band ni ikut style Heaven And Hell nye era Ronnie James Dio bergabung semula, dengan pakai nama HEADLESS CROSS.

Giler kan, orang sekali tengok nama Headless Cross dah tahu, cuma sayang Cozy Powell dah mati. Tapi kalau Toni Iommi masih nak pakai sapa2 drummer Rainbow, dia boleh panggil Bobbi Rodenelli. Ni belum teringat Vinnie Appice balik.


Aku rasa tentu Iommi nak main lagu2 zaman Ronnie James Dio, Tony Martin dan zaman Ozzy Osbourne sendiri yang Ozzy tak mau/atau tak boleh lagi nyanyi.

Jadi tu la...

Aku kenang kembali saat aku jadi peminat Black Sabbath.

Tu jam, sekolah rendah kot, budak2 lagi, so tu jam Black Sabbath ialah bukan Ozzy, tapi Ronnie Dio so memang sebati la kan , lepas tu zaman Tony Martin.
Jadi aku bukan minat Black Sabbath dengan nak puji2 kehebatan Ozzy dalam Black Sabbath.
Aku suka, tapi macam aku cakap kat atas,
Toni Iommi ialah Black Sabbath dan sapa jugak dia nak main dalam band ni.

Malangnya, apa aku tahu sekarang, Sharon adalah pemilik nama Black Sabbath? Jadi maknanya dia boleh suka sapa dan berapa duit nak bayar untuk sapa2 beraksi dalam SHARON OSBOURNE'S BLACK SABBATH.

Jadi tu jam tu la, korang panggil la mana2 budak2 kecik, nyanyikan perenggan pertama Heaven And Hell, terngangah punya dengan rangkap syair pertama lirik lagu tersebut.
Termasuk aku,
Jadi? Ayat omputeh bukan belajar "Once upon a time" dengan ejaan "Ones upon a time" hahaha,
tapi "Sing Me A Song You're A Singer..."

Best kan jadi budak2 zaman dulu.

Tu jam, waktu aku dah pandai gi merayap ni semua, tak ditolak tengok Black Sabbath main di Singapore tu jam,
Wahhh aku masih ingat, aku giler Rainbow kan? So sekali bukan Powell tapi Rodinelli, sama la tu dua2 Rainbow nye drummer yang Toni Iommi panggil untuk Black Sabbath.

Tu jam, diri kat barrier, pekak telinga (aku ada pernah tulis pasal tinnitus bila aku gi tengok show tu), takut ok, sampai besok nya ada loceng bunyi kat telinga aku.
Ya Allah... tak mau lagi aku rasa perasaan tu.
Tapi tu jam Remaja.

Aku masih ingat, Geoff Nichol ada, yang mati baru2 ni, tapi aku masih ingat lagu CHANGES, Iommi yang pakai keyboards kecik main "piano" lagu tersebut.
Jadi aku dapat rasalah cammana live lagu HEAVEN AND HELL masuk PARANOID dan PARANOID abis dengan HEAVEN HELL.
Aku dapat rasa live cara Toni Iommi matikan lagu PARANOID kalau bukan zaman Ozzy Osbourne.

Banyak kenangan malam tu, walau dah berdozen dozen tahun, tu la rock konsert band omputeh pertama aku, dan waktu tu tanah keramat Donington ialah sesuatu yang aku hanya tahu menerusi majalah dan video tape sahaja.

Lepas tu zaman Heaven And Hell, bila Ronnie Dio dan Vinnie Appice masuk balik join Iommi dan Geezer Butler, dorang dah tak mau? atau tak boleh? pakai nama Sabbath lagi.
Aku tak tipu, rasanya kalau peminat opera agungkan Pavarotti. 
Aku rasa aku malam tu dengar dan saksikan Ronnie James Dio, dan bila dia nyanyi intro lagu Falling Into Edge Of The World malam tu dengan angin sejuk, bulan penuh di langit.

Aku rasa betapa untung aku jadi seorang peminat rock n roll band.

Kemudian masa berubah, dan aku akhirnya dapat tengok era Ozzy Osbourne bersama Black Sabbath.

Pertama kali kat Hellfest, dorang headline, tapi kelakar nya, ok tak kelakar, sejurus sebelum Sabbath, kumpulan yang disegani la oleh peminat2 yang berkumpul kat Hellfest iaitu EMPEROR beraksi dan istimewa, malam tu FAUST jadi drummer.
Pasal si FAUST ni kan bunuh orang, bakar gereja, dia susah carik makan, pasal lepas tu EMPEROR nak main kat Jepun, tapi FAUST tak boleh masuk Jepun.

Tentu korang semua yang ikut news pun tahu, orang politik pun nak masuk Jepun kena rejek, hanya kerana pernah convicted. Nak kena special permit.

Jadi, tak jadi hal, pasal drummer Emperor pun sangkut nak masuk Jepun. Bunuh orang dan bakar gereja. Siot betul la Faust ni... cammana Black Metal tak kena lahar dengan sesetengah masyarakat. Special evening sangat. haha. 


Jadi memang istimewa malam tu tengok EMPEROR main satu album penuh In The Nightside Eclipse dengan si FAUST ni.

Jadi fikir, abis la Black Sabbath, Emperor dah pukul abis (dan jugak pasal hari tu sebelum tu aku pun dah tengok Paradise Lost buat kali pertama, cinta lama ni Paradise Lost), maka aku pulak DENDAM dengan Sharon Osbourne HAHAHAHAHAH, pasal dia celaka sabotaj Iron Maiden nye periuk nasik waktu Maiden main kat atas pentas kat tempat mereka cuba nak carik makan lebih iaitu Amerika, dengan suruh balaci dia gi tempat pit kameraman dan buang telor, dan matikan elektric karen masa Maiden tengah main.

Tapi jangkaan aku silap. Sabbath pun pukul abis malam tu, cuma aku first time rasa boring sangat apsal drummer sewa Black Sabbath malam tu drum solo punya panjang.
HAHA.

Dan kan aku cakap, impian aku nak tengok Sabbath kat Birmingham susah sangat, pasal aku cuma akan backpack kalau ada Iron Maiden dalam jadual tersebut,

tapi aku tengok Black Sabbath main Donington, cam foto di atas tu, segala mak bapak atok nenek cucu cicit, semua hadir la aku rasa dari Midlands England.
Dan seperti semua aku rasa tahu, bunyian Metal lahir dari kawasan tersebut.

Dalam keadaan hujan lebat malam tu, budak kecik umur 5 tahun 6 tahun di junjung ibu bapa, pasal mungkin tu adalah kali terakhir dapat tengok Sabbath dan itulah memori love ones yang terindah tengok band rock sama2,
aku kagum, budak2 pompuan remaja, headbanging masih takpe, tapi tiap liriks Ozzy Osbourne nyanyi atas stage, budak pompuan remaja nyanyi sama2 sambil headbang.
Begitulah penangan Black Sabbath.

Semua tenggelam dalam lumpur kasut sampai tumit, hujan lebat, tapi tak berganjak semua orang (ok ok aku tahu yang sapa bawak budak kecik 5 - 6 tahun semua terpaksa beredar pasal DARURAT sangat keadaan).


Lagi sekali tu la penangan Black Sabbath.

Jadi selamat tinggal Black Sabbath. Aku gembira Ozzy balik ke dunia Solo.

Dan aku tak sabar Toni Iommi aku rasa akan rilis balik semua Sabbath zaman Tony Martin, dia dah cakap dia tak tahu apa jadi dengan situasi BILL WARDS, dan dia nak kembali dengan BILL WARDS.
Tony Martin aku rasa sihat, Vinnie Appice sihat, Geoff Nichols dah mati, Cozy Powell dah mati.
Geezer Butler mesti pun nak kembalikan suasana Sabbath dengan BILL WARDS.

Sharon dah takde dalam gambar lagi.

So harap buat kali terakhir, Toni Iommi akan gabungkan semua Sabbath lama, dan main lagi sekali semua lagu Black Sabbath dari berbagai zaman dan lagu2 Ozzy sendiri yang Iommi ada cakap, Ozzy dah tak boleh nyanyi lagu dia sendiri.

Aku tak ( Jual )Sold Soul Aku Untuk Rock N Roll,
tapi aku terpaksa cakap Black Sabbath antara band rock kegemaran aku, dan dunia heavy metal akan rasa kehilang band ini.


Cehhhhh...
























Friday, January 27, 2017

incoming (baru kat tangan aku) - noetic theory & wet appetite

Excitment and happiness every once in a blue moon, rare moments in my hands, 
I got Malay rock bands albums and releases in my hands to quench my thirst for Malay Language rock music of all kind.

These are bands from Singapore.

- Self musicianship by them.
- Self song writting by them.
- Independent recordings by them
- Self promotions
- Self selling
Every thing is done by the band themselves, who juggles all other priorities in life with love for music.


So let us continue to support our own local "self everything" bands wherever we are.




Reviews soon.

and Wet Appetite physical cd of the above newest release is already Sold-Out.
But most people nowadays get their music from the internet, so no problem.



P.S

next - incoming Japanese pressings of Kreator - Gods Of Violence, as I think out of the 3 new songs released for listening so far, that Japanese Bonus Song Earth Under The Sword is so worth it to get the Japan Version.
& Judas Priest TURBO 30 with finally I can get an official release of the 1986 tour complete full show recordings.



Monday, January 23, 2017

Metallica: Live Singapore Indoor Stadium 22 January 2017 WorldWired Tour Review/Ulasan

First in English then in Malay Language.
As usual, I try to make the contents varies.
So, its good to know both Bahasa Melayu and English. LOL!!







Setlist

-Ecstasy of Gold

-Hardwired (use intro tape similar to Aces High live style)
-Atlas Rise
-For Whom The Bell Tolls
-Fuel
-Kirk Solo I
-Unforgiven
-Now That We're Dead
-Moth Into Flame
-Wherever I May Roam
-Confusion
-Bass Solo
-Halo On Fire
-Jump In The Fire (James short tease after he saw a fan with a similar monster mask like from the single cover)
-One
-Master Of Puppets
-Kirk Solo II
-Fade To Black
-Seek And Destroy 

-Fight Fire With Fire (with intro tape)
-Nothing Else Matters
-Enter Sandman (with Frayed End Of Sanity ending)


My review/opinion and lots of talk cock.
Metallica in Singapore WorldWired Tour 2017 ,22 January 2017
Singapore Kallang Indoor Stadium


Metallica starting their WorldWired Tour in Asia means we get a show with fresh songs.
Unfortunately they do not play more of their new awesome album.
Unfortunately still no Spit Out The Bone live

But still Singapore got SIX new songs just now. (YEAAHHHHH!!)
And FIVE from the Black album. FIVE? YES! FIVE.  (BOOOOOO !!!!! but dont worry I can still remember the lyrics to the songs played from this album LOL!!)

Halo On Fire sounds so good as a live song. Together with Atlas Rise and Moth Into Flame, I think these three songs are going to be new live classics.
The five backdrop LED monster screens are awesome. I first see the usage of these style of screens tilted in different direction screens when I saw ACDC play live using similar screens, but Metallica brings the usage to a new level. 

I was sitting down, bought the "peasants" price level seats,(Price of a Metallica front section standing ticket in Singapore is equivalent to 4-5 Iron Maiden shows front section that I can see if I backpack for the coming 2017 tour), but I had no complains and really enjoy watching Metallica fans having fun from where I was.
Its awkward sitting down to see a rock show. LOL!

Metallica plays for about two hours.
I think no Fuck/Fucking or any adult words use at all by James thru out, except for the "cut this shit off from me" and James was saying (Metallica) Family regularly. LOL!
Metallica has really grown mature and I like it.
Most important there is no "baby" word by James. I cringe every time when James utter that word from what I saw on youtube or something.

Jump In The Fire happened when James notice a front row fan with the monster mask.
So James ask him to wear it.
And then he starts the tease.

I think the place is nearly full? about 11000-12000 fans in the indoor stadium.
3rd Singapore show ever.
2nd time they played this venue. The other time was outdoor to a much larger capacity 30-40 thousand fans.

I have no issues with the sound just now, but it becomes a habit of mine to always compare other bands sounds, to what Maiden soundman can do.
(Donington 2016, Black Sabbath was playing in the pouring rain and I was further away and still they have such pristine super loud and clear sound, and although Maiden has a good sound on the next day on the same stage, I can sense a clear winner being it the same stage, same huge field, 24 hours different.)

So whats more to say of Metallica live just now? Go and see them on this tour.
Its fun, its a mass singalong karaoke session except for the new songs. LOL!...

I did not have time to see the Merchandise stand.
I arrived quite late.
I was actually working today even though its a Sunday, but on morning shift. So I can save a precious day leave. LOL!!



<<<More live reviews from wherever I may roam to see my favourite bands thousands and thousands of kilometers from home are here - http://deaf-angel.blogspot.sg/search/label/live%20review
About 99 shows are reviewed. LOL!!
OK, I got to cut down. Ticket prices are getting more and more expensive. LOL!!>>>



Thats about it. More photos down scroll till end.










Salam Semua, baik aku type ulasan dan pendapat aku dan merapu merapu merapek meraban aku pasal Metallica main persembahan konsert untuk album baru mereka dengan World Tour bermula di Asia, dan giliran Singapura  pulak kat Stadium Tertutup Singapore 2017 ni dan apa je la tangan aku gatal nak taip.

Tangguh kang buat repot ni terus tangguh terus ke laut.

Anyway, yang kat atas omputeh tu aku cuba tulis lain2 kandungan, so thrill sikit la,
tak la sama boring kan cuma alih bahasa je...
Bacalah dua2.. 

Korang kerja shif mesti cam aku, kalau ada apa2 hal, kena cek rota kerja, hari apa hari apa dan apa shift ye tak?
Aku cek, alamak Metallica nye show aku kerja la,(Tapi ni bermakna aku konfem ada kat Singapore la, cam tu hari Malex main, aku off day so aku ada kat Malaysia la.. haha, gigit jari aku dah lama tak tengok band Malex main... best dorang). 

Ok Metallica ni, cek lagi, Selamat kerja pagi. Kalau tak, dua pilihan, ambik cuti dan ni membazir ok, membazir ok ambik cuti untuk Metallica, atau pujuk kawan kawan aku tukar shift dengan aku, tapi hari Ahad siak, dorang pun ada life ye tak. haha.

OK OK, so aku sampai lambat, sampai je, aku mesej kawan aku yang duk tempat lain " EH?? BUAT KALLANG WAVE LA!!!", hahaha, kira buat Mexican Wave.
Sapa tengok Iron Maiden tu hari 2011 tempat sama paham la apa aku cakap, yang diri kat bawah semua tengokkan yang kat tempat duduk buat WAVE.
Best la kan kalau tak boring siot.

So aku takde la nak tengok tshirt jualan kat merchandise stand.
Tapi kat MRT stesen sebelah tu, ada beberapa brader tengah jual tshirt Metallica.
Gitulah betapa kuatnya pukulan tarikan Metallica.
Mana ada kat Singapore orang jual tshirt bootleg sebelum konsert.
Kalau nak, gi Peninsular, lekas2 beli band tshirt korang nak gi tengok.
Tapi jarang la, kira takdelah bootlegging kalau band lain. Ni la dia pukulan Metallica.

So, setlist kat atas tu, memang aku harap Metallica main satu album penuh, non ado, cuma 6 lagu je. Spit Out The Bone takde. 
Wahh.. penuh siak staidum.. rasa seats semua sold out. Yang diri tu rasa nye macam sold out jugak. Ye la, mesti kena ada lobang lobang sikit kan, untuk kecemasan.

Aku ingat aku je "cheap skate" beli tiket murah.. Ala... MAT SALLEH semua ramai jugak duk seat murah. hoho.

Tapi semua fans ok.. lagu lama hidup. Seronok tau cam gini. Semua orang happy happy.
Aku tengokkan je yang minum beer, aku cam nak hasut, suruh lempar beer kat bawah. HAHAHAAH.
Temptation ok. Puaka paling besar gi rock konsert ialah balik rumah baju bau beer.
Tapi biar beer, jangan air kencing. HAHAHA. OK.... aku cakap ni pasal Donington, Hellfest ni semua tempat puaka ada perangai otak wayar kejap kena kejap tak kena.

OK OK, cerita pasal persembahan ye... apa aku nak cakap, ni Metallica.
Dah tahu dah show dorang macam mana kan.
Setlist tukar2, serious tadi tak tahu lagu apa dorang nak main, memang kecewa la lagu Avril Lavigne dorang perform - FUEL.

Battery takde, Creeping Death takde. 
Aku kurang sangat dengan Black Album, TETAPI, aku angkat tangan, aku sing-along lagu2 dari Black Album tadi.
Wherever I May Roam, dah berapa tahun tak dengar, tapi heran, aku boleh ingat segala lirik balik.
So maknanya ni lagu evergreen ye tak?

Aku kecewa, aku tak tengok liriks album baru lagi, kalau tak boleh nyanyi lebih.. ni aku tahu Atlas Rise je dan ulang2 Halo On Fire... tak rock la kan tak tahu lirik.

OOooo Halo On Fire, live dahsyat. OK lagi sekali DAHSYAT. Huruf besar.
Start slow James sorang2... baru lagu masuk.
Lagu ni kan dia punya time change. Giler ah..
Terbaik lagu ni.
Atlas Rise dah macam lagu2 lama dah respon peminat ye.
Moth Into Flame , Kirk nye gitar yang paling best lagu ni. Aku syok sendiri masa lagu ni.

Masa Jump In The Fire tu memang seronok tengok apa terjadi.

Lain2.. biasa2lah.. 
"Scanning The Scene In Singapore Tonight", 
Gimik2 Nothing Else Matters yang kamera zoom kat pick James Hetfied masa Nothing Else Matters.

Aku kira tadi, 90% tengok pentas, kira apa la aku nampak dari jauh, dan 10% tengok penonton.
Seronok ye rupanya kalau kita duduk then kita tengok fans berdiri.
PUNYELAH HAPPENING, KECOH, HURRAY HURRAY.

Aku sampai wassap famili aku foto dari atas tu, aku cakap aku jeles, aku nak diri hurray huray kat bawah cam dorang jugak..
tapi apa kan daya, tiket Pen A, puaka... buncit la perut ko promoter.!!!!!

Memang rasa menyesal duduk, tapi apa nak buat. Tiket berdiri mahal nak mampos.
Aku biasa jugak tengok persembahan2 kat Indoor Stadium ni, sapa tak tahu, sini la tempat nya XPDC main headline act dua dua band lineup Brutal dan V6 selama tiga jam, dan SEARCH hanya sebagai pembukaan je. Double Trouble pun main sini.
Iron Maiden pun...
dan aku kira balik, apa show yang aku duduk eh tengok masa kat Kallang Indoor Stadium ni, ooo Dream Theater zaman Octavarium, Deep Purple untuk show album apa ntah, dan paling aku menyesal aku beli tiket murah dan sepatutnya aku beli tiket paling depan sekali. Masa Roxette main untuk XXX celebrations (bukan blue eh, tapi 30 years celebrations). Terbaik. I love you Pers and Marie. . haaha.
Take care of your health Marie... 

OK lagi apa aku nak cakap..

OOOO... Rob Trujilo ke hapa nama dia, dahsyat bass solo dia, dia kan macam suka kangkang2 kan?
tapi takde la tadi...
Aku suka lak tengok dia tadi. Kot dia dah kena lahar. "Sila kurangkan kangkang tu boleh tak?"
Sakit mata aku.

So tadi, wahhh dia nye bass solo, sudah cam bersimpul simpul tangan dia. Pengsi bass solo dia. Aku suka. 10/10.
Akhirnya aku rasa aku terima dengan sakit hati, Metallica dah kembali empat. HAHA.

Aku suka tengok Lars dengan James, sama macam Jon Bon Jovi, dorang menampakkan usia dorang makin meningkat makin matang. Aku suka. Aku suka tengok Lars tadi dan permainnya pun cam Lars yang aku minat. 10/10.

Kirk dengan gitar White Zombie dia... 10/10

dan of course James Hetfied. Superman, best rhythm player macam Nordin Search, cewaahh.. 10/10

HAHA... ye la ye la, aku mintak maaf aku kutuk2 Metallica tak agak2 dulu.

ONE memang cantik ye, persembahan cahaya dan laser dia, dan background video sojer sojer tu memang terbaik. (Si Baju Hijau sedang bertugas....)..

Dah tu je la kot...


sapa minat nak tengok review2 ulasan tak senonoh aku tengok band dondang sayang dan dangdut cam Metallica dan seangkatan,
sila gi sini http://deaf-angel.blogspot.sg/search/label/live%20review
ada 99 review gitu..cehhh




OOOO GUNS N ROSES lepas ni, End of February... aku tak tipu AXL ROSE tiptop.

ok Aku dah cek GNR ialah hari Sabtu, aku dah cek minggu tu aku off tiga hari. WOOO HOOO.

Tapi tiket mesti banyak lagi nye, mahal nak mampos. 
Kalau aku gi, aku tunggu hari Sabtu pagi baru aku beli. HAHAHA. Tengok cuaca dulu. HAHAHA.

Sekarang musim hujan kan... kot Axl Rose demam kang... nyanyi 10 lagu berhenti..
Beli tiket mahal nak mampos, dengan nak keluar dari tempat tu publik transport..
tu tempat Jin Bertendang tu... Changi Exhibition Centre tu...
Sapa korang tengok Metallica kat sana berapa tahun lepas tido kat pantai Changi? haha.
Buat cam aku, Metallica start main last song, terus keluar naik bas.
So dapat kejar last MRT train.
So GNR ni last song kalau Paradise City kan? Aku paradise city dalam bas la..
tak sanggup ok tido tepi pantai kalau miss last bas dan seterusnya last MRT.
Anyway, yang ni kali dorang dah plan lagi baik la kan, Lauretta Alabon dan geng.

Kalau hujan ribut tak mau gi la... HAHA. Dengar Estranged kat rumah je la...
Jadi la kan? boleh buat bunyi ikan DOLPHIN. Kueeekkk Kueeekkk!!!


OK OK... ni semua adalah warm up je la kan, warm up untuk...
backpack dan tido kat airport dan dalam bas ekpress....
Maiden UK 2017.. wooo hoooo...
(tiketless sistem, so aku takde tiket physical kat tangan, bahaya besar sampai sana kena reject ID, hahaha).





"OUR ARMIES IN ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES"
"FOUR KINGS OF METAL FOUR METAL KINGS"

haha.. ok ok wrong band.



METALLICA COME BACK SOON, FASTER GO PLAY KUALA LUMPUR!!!! haha. So the whole audience just now can go again. LOL!!