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gdazegod
14-12-2017 01:20
Chris, is there such an album? Maybe we should get Alun onto the case. He loves those oddball albums.

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:49
Performance enhancing aspect....never did much for me.

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:49
Like Froome, my 5k and 10k times are now in doubt, as it seems I took too many puffs of my inhaler before the races.In all seriousness it sounds pretty odd that an inhaler used by millions has such an

englandashes
13-12-2017 23:43
Canít believe Pope Francis 2015 release, Wake Up, has not been reviewed yet here at GDM?

reyno-roxx
13-12-2017 17:40
Man, I really thought Froome was above any doubt, but this will always hang like a shadow now. Damn! Unlikely to win Sports Personality of the Year on the Beeb now too.

reyno-roxx
13-12-2017 17:38
Look what happened when the Pope signed to Infinity? Brought the company down and certainly ruined TKO's career. Brad Sinsel probably not a fan.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 11:37
Oh dear, Chris Froome in a doping scandal. This looks bad.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 11:34
A couple of new fileshares going up in the download members forum in the next day or so. Keep an eye out for those.

gdazegod
13-12-2017 10:36
My next Blog will be about the year of 2017, and the unveiling of the sexual deviants. From Harvey Weinstein to Dustin Hoffman.. and more..

Nick C
13-12-2017 01:02
Aren't those songs of the Days of Wine and Wafers album?

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Helloise - 1998 Polarity



ARTIST: Helloise
ALBUM: Polarity
LABEL: Pseudonym
SERIAL: CDP 1041 DD
YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Stan Verbraak - vocals * Arjan Boogerds - guitars, vocals * Ben Blaauw - guitars, vocals * Marchell Remeeus - bass, vocals * Ernst Van EE - drums, vocals * John Sonneveld - keyboards (guest)

TRACK LISTING: 01 Polarity * 02 Destination * 03 Give It Up * 04 En La Linea De Fuego * 05 In The Line Of Fire * 06 Helloise * 07 See Tomorrow * 08 Pool Of Confusion * 09 So Close To Love * 10 Sole Survivor

WEBLINKS: www.helloise.nl


Background
Originally released in 1986 and then re-released in 1998 by Pseudonym Records, 'Polarity' is the second album by Dutch melodic rockers Helloise. Along with the original 10 tracks, another nine bonus tracks have been added to include b-sides, unreleased songs and demo's of some songs already on the original. Thanks to the production talents of Oscar Holleman (Vengeance, Ayreon) the album has been completely re-mastered, giving it a very powerful and crisp sound. None of the bonus tracks were touched due to their superior sound quality, which is certainly understandable after hearing them.


The Songs
Helloise deliver a potent mix of classic metal and sublime AOR-ish harmony vocals. Lead vocalist Stan Verbraak stands out with a particular strong performance, his voice soaring above the frantic yet supremely melodic guitar work of Arjan Boogerds and Ben Blaauw. This is evident on the title track, 'Destination', 'Give it Up' and 'In the Line of Fire'. Each track moves with the force of Iron Maiden, but are punctuated by choruses akin to Nocturnal Rites and Treat. The action doesn't let up with the fabulous track 'Helloise', bringing to the fore the Iron Maiden influence. 'See Tomorrow' treads down a familiar path, while 'Pool of Confusion' chugs along mixing elements of Judas Priest and Praying Mantis. The sole ballad 'So Close To Love' begins with a Judas Priest feel, but then erupts into a huge anthem of a chorus. Stunning. Finally, in my opinion, is the best song on the album. 'Sole Survivor' is absolutely magical mixing the best of Marchello and Treat. Whew, what a chorus!! The bonus tracks, although sounding great, are a mixed affair with 'Mystery Eyes' and the instrumental 'Wanted by the FBI' (scorching) being the pick of the bunch.


In Summary
Overall, a very impressive and surprising introduction to the world of Helloise. I'm very interested in seeing if the new album by the re-formed line up has captured the same energy of 'Polarity'.


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