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Fireball Ministry - Their Rock In Not Our Rock - 2005 - Liquor & Poker Music

Track Listing
1. It Flies Again
2. Sundown
3. Broken, The
4. In The End
5. Hellspeak
6. Two Years
7. Under The Thunder
8. Spill The Demons
9. Rising From The Deep
10. Save The Saved
Their rock is indeed not our rock, with Fireball Ministry playing favortites with the most sincere old school metal mentality. Sure the band receive glorious critical praise and applause, and enjoy the beneficial package tour or three, but for the most part Fireball Ministry play a brand of metal that surely will be enjoyed by all spectators across the metallic realms.

Their ability to weave in and out of 70s neon lights and black exhaust is the core for the group, that rich, flamboyant background for which the band is known for. Creating walloping guitar devastation while entrancing the most "hippy" of Sabbath extremes, this LA band is really on par with the likes of Sheavy, C.O.C, and The Obsessed in terms of sheer metal grit. "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock" is the band's third effort to date and one that rumbles down the blacktop with the most slicked back, easy rider approach to metal since Stephenwolf screamed "heavy metal thunder". Just look at wicked stomps like "Sundown", "Under The Thunder", and the titanic "Spill The Demons" as exhibits for the cause, really freeing themselves of all corporate ring ropes and throwing down those massive, deeply tuned slabs of fuzz in a quest for world domination and acceptance.

Bottom Line - Fireball Ministry are probably one of the most important bands of the current state of metal affairs. Those who disagree, well they were probably never part of the brethren to begin with.




--EC 11.23.05
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Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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The Second Great AwakeningFireball Ministry
2003
Eric Compton10/16/2003
Their Rock In Not Our RockFireball Ministry
2005
Eric Compton12/4/2005


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