Rage (German band w/ Peavy Wagner) - s/d

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Swear I did this before but can't find it.

Anyway, this is a thread for German speed/power metal band Rage. A lot of their 90s shit is out of print, and I need some info on what is worth seeking out.

I love The Perfect Man. Perfect blend of goofiness and speedy melodic metal. Missing Link isn't as good but still fun and a bit more accessible.

Ghosts was a good one with the orchestra - was spinning last night.

And the new one is pretty tuneful to my ears. Which other ones are worth giving a listen?

papa stank (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 January 2020 14:03 (eight months ago) link

checking out debut (as Rage) - Reign of Fear now

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:21 (eight months ago) link

"Scared to Death" - definitely less playful than later Rage, Peavy's falsetto in the stratosphere but he brings the throaty midrange too. feels like Savatage if they had a cleaner sounding vocalist, played slightly faster and sung about Satan. so I guess it doesn't sound like Savatage. fuck me.

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:24 (eight months ago) link

"Deceiver" - this thing fuckin' cooks. unlike the first track, there's a hint of the melodic ear-wormy goodness of later Rage, and a hella fun instrumental break before things pick back up again.

can't hear Peavy's bass as well, which is sad because I love how he thumps that thing

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:28 (eight months ago) link

"Reign of Fear" - my, they're really trying hard to cast an ominous shadow. this one's more mid-tempo, but feels more horn-throwing evil than later Rage would be. still catchy though, though they'd get better when they eased into their more goofy form of speed metal. for comparison, look at the lyrics to "Supersonic Hydromatic".

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:32 (eight months ago) link

really do not like the production on this album, but hey, as far as debuts go...

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:33 (eight months ago) link

"Hand of Glory" - this sounds a weeee bit closer to what they'd get into later. and for once an early 80s metal album where the vocalist wasn't drenched in reverb!

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:34 (eight months ago) link

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