Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

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Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by pitkin88 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:05 am

Some odd lyrics and a shared vocal for what is a pretty good song that is more rock based ( thankfully ) than metal. Instantly catchy. Thumbs up for me!

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by revinkevin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:34 am

Yup. Really like it. Straight up rocker with a modern edge but not chasing any current or popular trend. You can tell these guys been around and have some attitude.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by pitkin88 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 am

Be interested to know who wrote this one. I also think it's a good decision by Alice to change others lyrics to be more Alice like as it gives him more of a challenge.

The three covers I don't think are a good idea as I dont see how you could better those songs. Still you could easily take them off and program just the original band songs. Maybe the covers might have been better as bonus cuts on a single.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by dadascot » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 am

Well I sat up on a school night expecting a lot more. I really thought that there would be interviews with the band and more tasters of the album. The first song hasn't blown me away. Kind of reminds me of brutal planet a bit. Still the album list looks great and I am happy they are covering 'heroes' as I thought it was one of the highlights of the show. 2 days after my birthday so I know what I am getting.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by del » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:08 pm

Pleasantly surprised. Catchy and enjoyable. Did find the difference in singing styles a little jarring on the first couple of listens but used to it now.
7/10 for me

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by cooperrocks » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:14 pm

Alice has stated Johnny Depp and Joe Perry wrote most of the lyrics on the album as Alice was busy touring. Not a bad song but I do wish it had a bit more of a metal sound. Still I like it though.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by cooperrocks » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:16 pm

dadascot wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 am
Well I sat up on a school night expecting a lot more. I really thought that there would be interviews with the band and more tasters of the album. The first song hasn't blown me away. Kind of reminds me of brutal planet a bit. Still the album list looks great and I am happy they are covering 'heroes' as I thought it was one of the highlights of the show. 2 days after my birthday so I know what I am getting.
Anything that is Brutal Planet like is a good thing in my opinion. Brutal Planet is one of the best albums Alice has ever made wish he would go back into the heavier direction of BP and Dragontown with a few more guitar solos thrown in.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by TeresofBlood » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 pm

On first listen I was not in love, but I've listened to it a bunch of times now and it's definitely growing on me. Some of the lyrics are questionable and some production choices cheapen the sound a bit, but it is a welcome departure from the trusty Alice / Ezrin sound. It's also pretty exciting that it's a legit double album. Can't wait for the release!

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by Si » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:16 pm

TeresofBlood wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 pm
It's also pretty exciting that it's a legit double album.
Single CD that fits over four sides on vinyl, which is normal nowadays.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by guttertrash » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Interesting song. There is a stiff, plodding element that I dislike that seems to lie in the rhythm section, but I am much more surprised by it then I expected. Even though I still think there is too much low-end muddying the overall sound, I find this much more likable than the recent Ezrin outings.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by pitkin88 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:20 pm

Ezrins production on the previous HV cd was very ham fisted. Glad they are not using him here.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by Si » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:30 pm

pitkin88 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Ezrins production on the previous HV cd was very ham fisted. Glad they are not using him here.
TBH I would be a little surprised if he doesn't get at least an executive producer credit.
You have to remember that Tommy started his AC assocation as Bob's right hand man in the studio for W2MN and has since produced and co-written everything AC has done. I'm guessing this was a case of Tommy taking more of a lead then ever before, but as I say, wouldn't be surprised if Bob is in the picture somewhere looking over his shoulder.
We'll see when the actual album comes out - that's if the credits are actually large enough to read!

Of course also remember you are listing to it on YouTube... not pefect sound quality in the first place.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by Babysquid » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:42 pm

My dog likes it. He’s usually a good barometer of quality.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by jacknifejohnny » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:52 pm

A Big Thumbs up from me

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by revinkevin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:56 pm

I know it’s just one song but I like the sound of this production much better than the previous HV release. Talk about a compressed and shrill sound on that first one.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by Mr. Skull » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:25 pm

a Bon Jovi ode ...?
Reminds me a lot of Livin' On A Prayer

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by dadascot » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:11 pm

In the run up it was intimated that Jimmy page would be guesting??

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:15 pm

Jeff Beck beat him to it!

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by Si » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:43 pm

dadascot wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:11 pm
In the run up it was intimated that Jimmy page would be guesting??
And a few others. Probably we don't have ALL the details yet, or that some of the guests are for the forthcoming AC solo album.

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Re: Vampires Who's Laughing Now?

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:51 pm

So what does Si think of the song?

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