Saturday, June 23, 2007

Top five hard rock/metal reunion albums

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1-Celtic Frost-Monotheist, 2006
Tom G. and his band came back after a fifteen year absence and put out a monster of an album. It not only picked up where they left off, but it broke considerable ground as well.

2-Deep Purple-Perfect Strangers, 1984
Deep Purple's reunion album was a stylish effort that put that right back on the map. Still holds up well 20+ plus years later as well.

3-Iron Maiden-Brave new world, 2000
Bruce and Adrian return and the band is instantly back on the right track. It was sad being without this line-up of Maiden for almost a decade, but they have almost made up for it since the reformation.

4-Mercyful Fate-In the shadows, 1993
Most of the original lineup was back after being apart for almost a decade. The sound was somewhat different, but none the less very good.

5-The Cult-Beyond good and evil, 2001
The Cult roar back with a heavy effort that puts to rest the idea that reunion album sound tired and old.

***That's going to wrap up Reunion album week. In July I will have "80's EP week" as my theme week.


Blogger David Amulet said...

A great theme week, and good examples for the topic.

-- david

6:07 AM  
Blogger dschalek said...

Spot on with CF, Iron Maiden, and Mercyful Fate. I'd like to see another Mercyful Fate album in the future.

7:08 AM  
Blogger aXe mAn said...

Very good theme Metal Mark. Nice job!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Ray Gillen, RIP said...

I totally agree with Deep Purple and Maiden. I need to check out the Cult disc. I was never a fan of Celtic Frost or Mercyful Fate, but I may have to check them out.
Great theme. Up the Irons!

7:25 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I haven't heard the Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate albums, but neither band was quite up my alley. Both Deep Purple and the Cult reunions were fantastic. I found Maiden's Brave New World to be sketchy though. It didn't have the life that the two subsequent albums had (and that Maiden had in their prime) even if the playing was fine.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

And The Cult are back again this year with a new album upcoming. You're right; that last one was terrific.

All of these picks are great. I'm still not over the intensity of Monotheist.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Fred Charles said...

The Candlemass reunion was one of the best that I've ever heard. CF is up there too.

7:44 AM  

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