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Album Review

Following the success of their 1990 eponymous major-label debut, Vicious Rumors embarked on a grueling tour supporting several other A-level pop-metal acts and then returned to the studio for their follow-up. The results were less than commercially successful, but that's more of a reflection on music and cultural mainstream shifts away from heavy metal and embracing the new-to-them music that was known as grunge. Welcome to the Ball pretty much treads the same water as their last album, but does it in a way that is tight and focused. "Abandoned" sounds a bit like Iron Maiden's epic anthem "Caught Somewhere in Time" and Carl Albert has never sounded more like Bruce Dickinson — but that's a mere oversight when listening to the quality of this album as a whole. This was also the second in a series of releases reissued in 2005 on the Wounded Bird imprint, and would be worth seeking out for both die-hard fans and metal fanatics alike.

Biography

Formed: 1979

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Vicious Rumors were formed in 1980 in Santa Rosa, CA, by guitarist Geoff Thorpe. Filling out the original lineup were vocalist Mark Tate, guitarist Jim Cassero, bassist Jeff Barnacle, and drummer Walt Perkins. The band first received recognition that same year when they began performing at Metal Mondays in Bill Graham's Old Waldorf night club. These shows represented the birth of what would become known as the Bay Area metal scene: the biggest, longest-lasting, most important metal community in the...
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  • 10,89 €
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Hard Rock, Hair Metal, Metal
  • Released: 1991

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