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PostSubject: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:55 am

Has anyone heard of Armored Saint before? Every time I mention them, I always get a no for an answer. I wish more people knew of them and their awesomeness!

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False Alarm is one of the most head-bangable songs out there
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:00 am


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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:12 am

There's a whole lotta old metal farts here who are quite familiar with that band, young'un.

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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:26 am

I figured that you guys would know em! All these kids around my age call themselves metalheads but none of them know the real classics
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:48 am

Symbol of Salvation is a classic.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:51 am

All of their albums are great.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:57 am

All of their songs are perfect for cruising around with the windows down. They always get me to bang my head \'arry \'eadbanger \'arry \'eadbanger 
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:09 pm

Yeah, I dig 'em!
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:51 pm

I discovered Armored Saint while surfing NLTM (Thanks Scott again!) and instantly fell in love with their brand of heavy metal.

So far I own delirious nomad, march of the saint, symbol of salvation and revelation.

Still need some counseling about LA RAZA though. Any advice?
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:02 pm

I was a fan in the 80s, followed them through the Raging Fear album. Solid meat & potatoes heavy metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:08 pm

I use to own their first 2 albums. And seen them open for Ronnie James Dio Dio  in 2001.


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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:09 pm

Like what I've heard, but haven't ever bought anything by them. John bush has a great voice.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Me like. And the cover art of Raising Fear screams METAL!11
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:11 pm

Armored Saint and Metal Church were light years ahead of the rest for mid 80's U.S (non thrash) metal.

And yes that does include you know who! Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:23 pm

Very cool band!
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:50 pm

Excellent band. Their debut EP, Delirious Nomad and Symbol of Salvation are their best. March of the Saint, Revelation and Raising Fear are good. La Raza is awful.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:54 pm

RAIDwarden wrote:
I figured that you guys would know em! All these kids around my age call themselves metalheads but none of them know the real classics


Hell, believe it or not, a lot of people I've met that consider themselves metalheads don't even know who Dio is!
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:56 pm

I have never quite understood the praise for Symbol Of Salvation. I didn't like it when it first came out and I got rid of it fairly quickly, then when I started posting on this board I kept hearing people describe how great it was so I decided to revisit it. Same thing, I still don't like it, it's "okay" but I have no need to own it.

I think Raising Fear and Delirious Nomad are the most solid overall.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:26 pm

Raising Fear is my fave but they haven't put out a bad album.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:00 pm

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I have never quite understood the praise for Symbol Of Salvation.  I didn't like it when it first came out and I got rid of it fairly quickly, then when I started posting on this board I kept hearing people describe how great it was so I decided to revisit it.  Same thing, I still don't like it, it's "okay" but I have no need to own it.  

Agreed. The first track is awesome but after that ...

I really tried to like this band but can't. Even Slagel says he signed them because of the way they dressed.

Honestly ... I don't think any of their albums are good. They shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence with METAL CHURCH. That's like comparing the quality of old METALLICA to XENTRIX.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:18 pm


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S.D. wrote:
I have never quite understood the praise for Symbol Of Salvation.  I didn't like it when it first came out and I got rid of it fairly quickly, then when I started posting on this board I kept hearing people describe how great it was so I decided to revisit it.  Same thing, I still don't like it, it's "okay" but I have no need to own it.  

Agreed.  The first track is awesome but after that ...

I really tried to like this band but can't.  Even Slagel says he signed them because of the way they dressed.

Honestly ... I don't think any of their albums are good.  They shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence with METAL CHURCH.  That's like comparing the quality of old METALLICA to XENTRIX.

Nothing like Metal Church.

The reason SOS hooked me was its aggressive intensity, kind of like Screaming for Vengeance. Bush's vocals contributed to that. The music was just on fire and never concerned with technical or experimental nuances. Like S.D. said, meat and potatoes.


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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:21 am

As I've posted before, I do not believe that they have put out anything even close to an average album as I hold that they have stayed constant in their output of top quality material. They have kept fresh as they have kept adapting their sound from release to release.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:16 am

They walk that line of thrash while not totally crossing into it. That's why the comparison to Metal Church.
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:36 am

TheGreatDuck wrote:
RAIDwarden wrote:
I figured that you guys would know em! All these kids around my age call themselves metalheads but none of them know the real classics


Hell, believe it or not, a lot of people I've met that consider themselves metalheads don't even know who Dio is!

HOW DOES SOMEONE NOT KNOW DIO!!?? He's one of the metal gods!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:10 pm

Dark Horseman wrote:
They walk that line of thrash while not totally crossing into it. That's why the comparison to Metal Church.

This is where I'm a strange boy. I've always considered Metal Church thrash. For me power metal doesn't get so aggressive while being so fast. Overkill walked that line as well with their melodies, and they've always been known as a thrash band. Again, I don't expect anyone else to share this perspective.
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