The Scrounger's Report
May 11, 1999
Damn, I need to win the lottery....*sigh*
I went out and did my CD shopping. Oy. Entirely too many
CDs and not enough money. The shoppe had even more than
I thought they would:
Riot - whole bunches. Nightbreaker, Bretheren, Fire Down
Under, Live in Japan, Narita
Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Otehr Side, Tales
from the Twilight World, Nightfall in Middle Earth
Gamma Ray - damned near everything (when does "Power Plant"
get released in the U.S.?)
Stratovarius - again, damned near everything.
Nocturnal Rites - Sacred Talisman and Tales of Mystery &
Steel Prophet - Dark Hallucinations
Therion - Theli, Vovin, Luc'@#@*$%&whadjamacallit
and a few more I've forgotten.
I had only planned to buy 2 discs....NOT.
Much teeth-gnashing and anguish was involved in making
my decsion. I decided on the following 4 CDs:
(only cursory listens so far)
Steel Prophet - Dark Hallucinations. This may have been
a mistake. I went by the track I had heard on the
Iron Maiden tribute "A Call to Irons". Vocally very
similar to Iron Maiden, but add the "power-drumming"
of many death- and black-metal bands.
Riot - Nightbreaker. Sounds good at first listen.
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side. I don't
think this band is capable of turning out a bad album.
Nocturnal Rites - Sacred Talisman. I've only heard the
first 2 tracks, but if they're any indication, the
band has one-upped "Tales of Mystery and Imagination"
which was a great album in its own right.
Does anyone have "In a Time of Blood and Fire" that they
feel like trading away?
Anyhoo, I could have spent $300-400 without even thinking
hard. It's such an unusual experience these days. Most of
the time, when I go into a retail CD store, I have to hunt
for even 1 or 2 CDs I want to buy. This little indy shoppe
always has bunched of stuff I absolutely must have.