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Review: Superchrist - Heavy Metal Tonight
Heavy Metal Tonight

Label: Bestial Onslaught Productions
Year released: 2004
Duration: 40:27
Tracks: 13
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: August 23, 2005
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Heavy Metal Tonight

Rated 4.11/5 (82.22%) (9 Votes)

After listening to "South of Hell", there was next to no hesitation on my part ordering this album as soon as I saw it. "Heavy Metal Tonight" is a live album that comprises several songs not included on "South of Hell", and since the other albums are not exactly easy to find, it's a good way to sample the band's older material without meeting with some obscure guy in a dark alley to buy at big price what are seemingly rare albums. :) For those not familiar with Superchrist, the most accurate description is probably "Motörhead worship" - I don't think I've ever heard a band whose sound is so close to Lemmy's gang. Even the vocals resemble Lemmy's, although I find it sounds a bit like a cross between Lemmy and Bryan Adams on his more rocking material (hey, he didn't suck before he went all mushy on us around the mid-90s.) In other words, a good raucous, full blown rock 'n' roll voice. Even the lyrics are a bit in the Motörhead style, often garnished with some British-like humour (some of the song titles can give you a hint or two.) Speaking of which, the lyrics are included in the booklet, something rare for a live album. No bands pictures though.

The sound is very clear, and the songs are mostly "audience-free" enough, except for one or two where the crowds sings along a few lines. There's some short interaction going on between the songs, with some "fuck you's" flying left and right. My only problem with this album is that it's too short - or at least it feels too short. Recommended.

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