XI [CD]

  • Artist: Metal Church
  • SKU: 5034900
  • Release Date: 03/25/2016
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (38 out of 40)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Pleasant Surprize

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    tyladog
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    Back in the day, I wasnt enthused when Mike Howe took over for David Wayne. He wasnt nearly as original sounding as Wayne & the whole thing didnt grab me. Fast forward 26 years and Howe is back in the fold for a heavy, catchy, in-your-face, classic metal record thats better than anything they've recorded in years. The song writing is top-notch: heavy, yet totally accessible at the same time. It has that classic metal sound, but still manages to sound current. Old fans, you'll still love it. Newer, younger fans - if you want to check out a classic act that still has what it takes, you wont be disapointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mike Howe Is Back!!

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    MetalGuy71
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    Mike Howe-era Metal Church has always been my favorite and XI is a fine return to form for Metal Church. It's like no time has passed at all since he left after Hanging in the Balance back in '93. You could put this cd into a playlist with all the other Howe-fronted Metal Church albums and you would barely notice a difference. Except maybe in production quality. Old MC fans won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mike Howe is BACK!!!!!

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    Monstamac
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    It's been 20 years since Mike was in the band and though I have always loved this band, his passion and delivery really bring Kurt's musicality and songwriting to life. Love that they are still making solid records after all these years. If you ever liked this band you already are buying this, but if you like hard rock with some thrash overtones give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this album

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    Paul
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    I am so sick of albums like this. The music is great, but what a waste of great music to couple it with weak vocals and ignorant, judgement finger pointy lyrics. It just ruins everything and makes it unable to listen to. Why can't they write lyrics like "Badlands" again? There Is no creative value in watching someone and chastising their every move in lyric.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD 'OL HEAVY METAL

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    Batman
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    Metal Church has been around since the head-banging days of the 80's and still making good stuff today. I took a chance on this one without sampling it first and I'm very pleased with the decision. Not the heavy metal album of the year but they are true to their vintage sound and some real hard pounding tracks are presented here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great return to form for Metal Church!

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    jsomerla
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    Prolific second singer Mike Howe returns to create a great nostalgic vibe, as he was the front man of the band during their most prolific period as "Headbanger's Ball" darlings in late 80's. Solid songwriting and performances by all, especially the drumming of Jeff Plate of Trans-Siberian Orchestra fame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic metal

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    Steve
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    Loved this band when they first burst onto the metal scene some 20 years ago. Not much has changed as they can still play it fast and loud. A great band that can still play and put shame to these new bands who can't even come up with a guitar solo. Let alone know what that is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Metal Church

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    rct7
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    First impressions are the best,especially if its awesomely sounding.I got to say this is by far their heaviest offering.Mike Howe nails every song to the best of his abilities, the riff,drums,bass pounding that sweet metal that they're known for,buy it you won't be disappointed!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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