Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
Shrapnel Records
Speed Metal
7 songs (45:23)
Release year: 1987
Shrapnel Records
Reviewed by Brent
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What a great album, until Peter Marrino starts singing on the song "The Ninja" I mean, the guitar work is outstanding. Becker and Friedman couldn't have done any better than they did. This band had great potential, but they really needed another vocalist. I just can't seem to sit there and listen to the album seriously after the first 2 tracks. One thing I think they could have done better for this album was to just let it be an instrumental. Both are outstanding guitarists and could have easily pulled it off. There are plenty of places on this album where lyrics and vocals fit in fine, but others where I just want Peter to shut up. And what lyrics there are on here are pretty cheesy, (yet again, see "The Ninja" for an example). Cheese is ok, I mean, I do listen to Hammerfall, Manowar, etc... but just something about the amount of cheese on this album is unacceptable to me. Listening to it now, it makes me feel bad that this album doesn't live up to it's potential, mean, right now, at this second, I am listening to the song "Concerto" and it is slaying. An instrumental, imagine that.
Killing Songs :
all except for the vocals
Brent quoted 75 / 100
Other albums by Cacophony that we have reviewed:
Cacophony - Go Off! reviewed by Erik and quoted 76 / 100
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