EPs [Heavy / Power] » Judgment Day (Che) - Between G(o)od And (D)evil [EP] (1988/2014)
  • 43
  • https://i.imgur.com/TyH2ubG.png

    Artist: Judgement Day
    Release: Between G(o)od And (D)evil, EP 1988/2014
    Genre: Heavy Metal
    Country: Switzerland
    Bitrate: 320kbps
    Hidden Link
    Rip and share by Egbert, many thanks!
    Scans are included.

    Steve Barringer - Vocals, Bass
    Markus Christen - Guitar
    Martin Widmer - Guitar
    Roman Inauen - Drums
    Daniel Neukom - Keyboards

    Hello there! this is your drummer speaking. After a few auditions with Hellhammer during their transition to becoming Celtic Frost and a short - lived stay with Messiah I thought it was time to move on. Back in 1986 I wanted to found a band with a more melodic and epic approach by the name of Judgement Day. Original bass player "Stony" andré Steiner (1965-1997) only stayed for a short time. Nevertheless he came up with the bass line for the song which would later become "Riddle of the Sphinx" - definitely a nod to Iron Maiden. The search went on, until I found Markus Christen, a dedicated guitar player who would write most of the songs. One day he brought along a friend, Steve Barringer. Steve was originally from Phoenix / Arizona / USA and had played with Tyrant's Rage. He was acquainted with Flotsam and Jetsam. With Judgement Day Steve would take over bass and vocal duties. He was responsible for most of the lyrics, leaving behind all the Sex, Drugs and Rock'n' Roll stereotypes in favour of more thoughtful topics. Soon a fuler sound was wanted - and found throuugh an ad. Martin Widmer, a second lead guitar player joined Judgement Day. Daniel Neukom, his friend, a keyboard player and studio engineer, was welcomed into the ranks of the group, too.

    Together we created the sound of Judgement Daaaaay!!!

    - Roman Inauen, April 2014

    Tracks 1-3 recorded, engineered and mixed by Daniel Neukom at Hi-Tracks Studio, Dübendor, Switzerland, October 1988, track 4 recorded at rehearsal space in Baar around 1986/87. Line-up: Markus, Roman and Steve, Tracks 1-4 remastered by Thomas Winkler at Stu-Stu-Studio Zuerich, Switzerland Dec. 2012, track 5 (no overdubs, no triggers) recorded, engineered and mixed by Tommy Vetterli at New Sound Studio, Pfäffikon / Schwyz / Switzerland, 22nd May 2013. Cover painting Destruction of Tyre by John Martin (1789-1854). Title concept, photograph and lyrics ,, Unknown Grave " by Roman I. 1987. Layout / Logo by Roman Inauen and Pascal Zemp 2014. C+P 1988, 2014 Judgement Day, Switzerland.

    Review from https://www.metaltoinfinity.be/CDREVIEW ... devil.html
    KIT Festival in Germany is one epic highlight, and I had to chance to attend the 2014 edition for the first time. Besides great bands and a positive vibe, you are able to meet people from all over the globe. Even the hotels in the neighborhood are packed with metalheads and music junks, and that’s exactly what happened to me when I met the guy next-door in our hotel. Roman Inauen introduced himself as the drummer of Judgement Day, a band from Switzerland, that released a 5 track EP called ‘Between G(o)od & (D)evil’. I promised Roman to have a good listen, once back home, and I decided that a review is the least I can do to express my opinion. First of all, the title of the EP is marvelous and phenomenal! This is exactly what I’m looking for, as it gives depth to the artist, it indicates that people are thinking about details and small matters, but exactly those things make the difference. Drummer Roman auditioned with Hellhammer before in the pre-Celtic Frost era, and he also joined Messiah for a short period of time. Around 86, he founded Judgement Day with the intention to write and create music with a more melodic and epic approach. Together with bass player André Steiner (1965-1997), the American Steve Barringer and Martin Widmer (second lead guitar player) they started rehearsing and writing music. When Daniel Neukom, keyboard player and studio engineer, joined the band, they started in creating the final sound of Judgement Day. The EP that I hold in hands right now was recorded in October 1988, although the first three songs, and track four was recorded at the rehearsal space in Baar around 86/87. The final track ‘Within T(IM)e – A DruMonologue’ was recorded May 22nd 2013 and those 5 songs together are finally released in 2014. Steve went back to the States shortly after the recordings, so with the release of this album, the prospects of performing anywhere are rather bleak. The first song is ‘Search For The Unknown/Riddle Of The Sphinx’, which takes +7 minutes and contains from the very first moment very interesting guitar riffing. Albeit dated (of course it is, as the recordings took place almost 3 decades ago), the song has a very intriguing melody line that continues all the way with a hypnotizing effect! Some parts have resemblances with Manilla Road at their best, and once you dig the throat of Steve, you will enjoy this trip to the past. What I like the most is the continuous changes in arrangement, without losing control. The song is a real delight and gets better and better after a few spins. If you are looking for outstanding guitars with long drawn guitar pieces, the title track offers even more power and rhythm! I must admit that the vocals aren’t always 100% correct, but it has charisma at the same time. This is pure and honest music from people that want to go all the way! ‘Prisoner Of Fate’ has a more direct approach with a very heavy layer, and again we hear that Judgement Day was a band with potential, but unfortunately they missed the train to success. Drumroll is the beginning of ‘Vision In The Highlands’ that hasn’t the same sound as the first three songs. Compared with the previous material, it’s a little setback, even after the nice break. The final track has a weird spelling and the capital letters IM indicate ‘I am’, in other words, I exist in the frame of time. The drum solo starts with a heartbeat, followed by a clockwork, later in the song and ends with a flatline. Along with the picture on the booklet, it states that our lives are limited in time. If I have to be honest, I would say that the first three songs on this EP are milestones and highlights. These tracks stand out for the rest of the album, but unfortunately, the quality doesn’t remain on the fourth track and I would personally skip the drum solo as fifth track. Convert this album or songs into points yield 85/100 for the first three songs only, and 75/100 for the whole album. So, let’s end with a good average of 80 points for this Suisse adventure! My rating: 80 / 100
    1. Search for the Unknown / Riddle of the Sphinx
    2. Judgement Day
    3. Prisoner of Fate
    4. Vision in the Highlands
    5. Within T(im)e - A DruMonologue


    Wantlist: Physical / Digital
    User avatar
    Sweden (se) Male   YouTube  
    Name: Emil
    Rank: Administrator
    Location: Gotham City
    Posts: 10739

    Reputation: 334774
    Topics Solved: 1472

    AWESOME man, why isn't this band listed in the Encyclopedia Metallum?!?!? Someone needs ta get on that ASAHFP!!!

    • 1 likes this
    Random avatar
    Rank: Chasing the Storm
    Posts: 41

    Reputation: 47
    Topics Solved: 0

    Now on Youtube.

    • 1 likes this
    Random avatar
    Netherlands (nl) Male
    Name: egbert
    Rank: Stronger Than Evil
    Posts: 123

    Reputation: 10206
    Topics Solved: 3

    « Return to EPs [Heavy / Power]

    Related Topics  Author   Replies   Views 
    related Judgment (Irl) - Chemical Amusement Park [Demo] (1988)




    related [SOLVED] [REQS] Judgment (Irl) - Chemical Amusement Park [demo] (1988)




    related Final Judgment (Col) - Final Judgment [Single] (1991)




    related [STREAM] Scalare (Ger) / Eldorado - City of Gold / Caught by an Evil Spell [Split] (2014)




    related [STREAM] Diabolic Night (Ger) - Evil Night [Demo] (2014)




    related [REQS] Black Widow (Aus) - See Our Evil, Hear Our Evil, Speak Our Evil [demo] (1985)




    related Judgment (Can) - Demo (1992)




    « Previous topic | Next topic »

    Who is online
    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest