Thursday, March 02, 2006

Beyond Fear

Beyond FearConsidering that album cover on the right over there, I'm being a bit overly-nice reporting on Tim Owens's new project. The only thing I'm left wondering is why Iced Earth's The Glorious Burden's cover art came out so damned good. This Beyond Fear cover, along with the Judas Priest ones that Owens sang on, looks like it was drawn by an 8 year old in worn-down crayon, as he copied artistic concepts by Stormtroopers of Death. Can't they afford someone better than Lil' Jimmy?

And take a look at the song titles - it's a compilation of the ones that were too lame to make the last five Judas Priest albums:
  • Scream Machine
  • And...You Will Die
  • Save Me
  • The Human Race
  • Coming at You
  • Dreams Come True
  • Telling Lies
  • I Don't Need This
  • Words of Wisdom
  • My Last Words
  • Your Time Has Come
  • The Faith
The only thing that can save this, besides a guest appearance by Ronnie James Dio (which come to think of it, might end up reminding the listener how it's supposed to be done), is the music itself, which fortunately, isn't too bad.


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