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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: ANNIHILATOR worship Reply with quote

Can't believe there's no appreciation thread for one of the best speed metal bands ever. No need for polls here as it's obvious that the first album is their peak, nonetheless a consistently good discography with the exception of two or may be three albums. Waters is hands down one of the most gifted metal musicians I've ever heard, guy is a fucking riff machine and I still can't understand why this band never made it really big -the potential on Alice in Hell was huge to say the least.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consistenty ok discography I'd say, but I do think his post-Never Neverland albums deserve more recognition. Criteria For A Black Widow is his most underrated release out of these imo, I have no opinion on the latest one but the previous two didn't do much..
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waters is a superb musician and riff-writer for sure, but the inherent silliness in a lot of their music really put me, and a lot of others I know, off their music. I'm not massively familiar with the discography, but he seemed to always make too many stop-start riffs with silly endings/time changes/melodies, etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macaroni maniac, a cheddar cheese heart attack.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pestkrieg wrote:
but he seemed to always make too many stop-start riffs with silly endings/time changes/melodies, etc.

Admittedly that might be the problem with some of the post-Criteria stuff. I guess the man must have been listening to Pantera a lot from the mid/late '90ies onwards.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the first 2, especially Alice, but after that...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alice is fine. Not bothered to listen to anything else by them
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morbid Obesity wrote:
Like the first 2, especially Alice, but after that...


Same opinion, but I like 3rd album too. After that I've lost my interest in this band.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always dug the first two, Criteria and Waking The Fury...everything else, not so much.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never Neverland is better than Alice imo. I think what I don't really like about newer Annihilator albums is Padden's vocals. The guy is a good singer, but not for thrash metal and definitely not for this kind of band.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: ANNIHILATOR worship Reply with quote

NK7 wrote:
....I still can't understand why this band never made it really big - the potential on Alice in Hell was huge to say the least.


Being from Canada might be one of the reasons.
Having unsteady lineup, especially changing vocalists for every album didn't help either.

I still wonder how a Megadeth album would sound like with Jeff's contribution if he got the job back in the day. But most likely it would be a clash of personalities and it wouldn't go anywhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im an avid ANNIHILATOR fan but their last few albums suck real hard.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the first two albums, but hardly ever play them. Don't think i want to hear anything else by the band.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like Annihilator. Sometimes the silliness works against the music, but I find a lot of the weird time jumps and strange melodic stuff pretty unique. Jeff is a stupid good guitarist.

Weird that he never got much recognition in Canada. We seem to have a lot of artists that are sort of iconic in Canada; but aren't really known at all anywhere else. Annihilator seems to be very popular in Europe though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alice in Hell is the only worthy album. At least for me. Seen live in 2007 as opening for Trivium (!), which wasn't too bad.
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