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Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
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Man what a supergroup of talent in Mike Vescera (Loudness, Obession), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot) and Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri). Animetal USA picks up where Japan's Animetal left off in 2006. These songs are arranged by Marty Friedman and pay homage to classic anime films and theme songs. Vescera sounds great and Impellitteri rips it up but at the end of the day it all comes across hokey pokey and corny. The lyrics are just flat out terrible with gang vocals to something like "Gatchaman" (and I swear in the bridge they say he has a big penis). What were they thinking?
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