Do I Like The Almighty?
discovered The Almighty while standing with a huge crowd in the
middle of Donnington Park on the 22nd August 1992. The announcer
came onto the stage to introduce from Glasgow, Scotland - 'The All
Loud, The All Wild, The All F**king Mighty', and wham two seconds
later I was blown away by 'Crucify'. At the end of the set 'Wild
And Wonderful' smacked me full on and is still one of the best live
tracks I've ever heard by any band, the crowd participation in this
track was totally amazing and being part of it is something I will
Ever since that day I've had a passion for their brand of hard hitting
British rock and 'Powertrippin'' is one of my all time favourite
albums (partly because it has the whole Donnington set with it as
a bonus disc - if I'm feeling low a quick blast of that set soon
brings back the smile).
The Almighty have never managed to fill their full potential in
my opinion and by now should be a major British rock act, unfortunately
due to rather lack lustre promotion from their various record companies
in the past, it just hasn't happened mores the pity.
The band actually split after the release of 'Just Add Life' in
'96 feeling that things just were not going right for them.
However in 2000 'The Almighty' roared back into life with a new
album 'The Almighty' and a new record label Sanctuary Music, If
there's a one record company that should be able to promote this
band properly it's Sanctuary!
new album 'The Almighty' is a real return to form in my opinion
with an awesome power to it along the lines of 'Powertrippin''.
I bought this album on day of release and couldn't wait to get home
and give it a blast through the stereo, I certainly wasn't let down
with my favourite tracks being 'Broken Machine', I'm In Love (With
Revenge) and 'For F**k's Sake'.
The guys did a few gigs in late 2000 which I unfortunately was unable
to get to but they are currently sorting a new album out which will
hopefully see them tour again later in 2001, If the new album is
anything like as good as last years we're in for a treat and I won't
be missing the next tour I can assure you.
you want to find out a little more about this Great British Band
then check out their official website www.thealmighty.co.uk
I hope by adding this small Almighty section to my site that a few
of you out there discover just what your missing if you don't have
an Almighty album or two in your collections.
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