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Calm Before the Storm

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsFilmtrax
Length36:21
Ranked#105 for 1987 , #7,120 all-time
Reviews :  2
Comments :  4
Total votes :  6
Rating :  71.7 / 100
Have :  3       Want : 0
Submitted by level 21 Eagles
Last modified by level 21 Eagles
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Calm Before the Storm Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotes
1.2:57852
2.4:25852
3.3:2482.52
4.4:0982.52
5.4:14852
6.2:4282.52
7.2:15852
8.3:4982.52
9.3:17852
10.2:2582.52
11.2:4377.52

Line-up (members)

  • Cronos : Vocals, Bass
  • Mike H. : Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Jim C. : Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Abaddon : Drums, Backing Vocals
1987 US release on LP by Filmtrax and K-Tel International. Cover is the same as the one shown but white boarder on front and back.
The cover shown is the 1998 re-issue by Neat Records. This version is now out-ot-print.

Reissued on CD in 1998 by Neat Records (cat. # NM029)

Reissued on CD in 1998 with alternative cover by Deadline Music (cat. # CLP 0611-2)

Reissued on CD in 2000 with alter ... See More

Calm Before the Storm Reviews

 (2)
Reviewer :  level 9   80/100
Date : 
There is a certain level of songwriting ability and production quality that Venom never had that prevent their albums from being true masterpieces, and put a real threshold on all their material. Despite that - and despite the very low ratings for this album - I find this their best, most consistent release.

I can understand the low votes, as Venom basically threw away their cult icon status to release much more commercially viable material, but anyone not concerned with status should be able to see this album has some very strong riffs and their best musicianship to date. They also added in some catchy vocal melodies for good measure. All the songs bar "Muscle" are great, sound unique (something Venom has never done) and offer a different side of the band that I think they excel at. There's nothing technical or groundbreaking here, but it's a great joy to listen to front to back, something I can't say even about Venom's great early material.
Reviewer :  level 16   75/100
Date : 
Guitarist였던 'Mantas'가 나가고 소속사를 옮기며 새로운 Guitarist 2명을 영입하며 전작들과는 다른 변화를 준 앨범이다. 전작의 사운드를 보유한 채 시도되는 제대로된 Thrash Metal 사운드를 갖춘 곡들과 Punk 냄새가 풀풀 나는 곡들등 앨범안에 여러 사운드가 시도되는 욕심이 많이 드러나 있는 것 같다. 뚜렷한 목적지 없이 취향 따라 곡이 만들어진 듯 통일성이 좀 부족한데 그래도 구성다운 구성의 곡들이라도 있어서 들어줄만 하다.

Best Track : Black Xmas, The Chanting of the Priests, Metal Punk

Calm Before the Storm Comments

 (4)
level 9   80/100
Venom에게 기대했던 Blakc Metal 스타일의 앨범은 분명히 아니지만, 작곡력에 있어서는 가장 선전한 앨범이라고 생각한다.. 곡들 대부분이 귀에 잘 들어와서 박힌다.
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level 19   65/100
내건 자켓이 전혀 틀린데... 여하간 이 앨범에서 찾을 수 있는건 "베놈이네" 라는 것. 마이클 힉키가 참여했고..여하간 평도 판매도 참패했지만 그래도 들을만은 하다고 생각한다. 그래서 꾸준히 듣고 있느냐고 물으면 그건 아니지만..
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level 20   60/100
trošku lepšie ako predošlé, ale stále nič moc
level 1   70/100
만타스의 공백이 이렇게 클줄이야 베놈스러운 맛은 없지만 노래는 좋은 편

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