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Artist: Pretty Maids

Title: Carpe Diem

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Pretty Maids Carpe Diem Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal/Hard Rock

Year: 2000

Label: Massacre Records (Germany)

Catalog Number: MAS CD0251


Ronnie Atkins vocals
Ken Hammer guitars
Kenn Jackson bass
Michael East drums
Alan Owen additional keyboards
Knud Lindhard additional backing vocals


1.  Violent Tribe  4:22
2.  Carpe Diem  3:52
3.  Tortured Spirit  4:25
4.  Wouldn't Miss You  4:08
5.  Clay  3:53
6.  Poisoned Pleasures  3:25
7.  Until It Dies  5:10
8.  The Unwritten Pages  4:33
9.  For Once in Your Life  5:10
10.  They're All Alike  3:43
11.  Time Awaits For No One  4:44
12.  Invisible Chains  3:47
Total Running Time:  51:12

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Kim Date: April 15, 2001 at 5:19
Heavy, fast and just the way I like it.

From: Brian Date: May 3, 2001 at 23:43
You gotta love it! Heavy, melodic, fast as all hell! One minute you're being serenaded by a commercial hard rock song...the next your being beaten over the head with a giant HEAVY METAL HAMMER (Ken Hammer to be precise!) This band just kicks total ass from first track till last! Buy it now or suffer forever!!!! TYTAN3k@aol.com

From: rishard Date: October 7, 2001 at 19:27
it's ok, they have some commercial pop songs, and other very heavy! An strange group! The only think don't like is the fact that the ballads are in the pop way...not power ballads!

From: Motley Date: October 26, 2001 at 8:11
Well......not their best cd.A bit disappointed like when I heard Scream.But TORTURED SPIRIT is the heaviest song Ive heard from them ever. Stop playing with the knobbs on the mixer, make a clean sound.HATE EXPERIMENTS!!!!!!Looking 4ward to listen to your new cd in Marts!

From: Asd Date: March 2, 2002 at 5:22
Great release again. This band really is one of the greatest of all time in melodic metal. Incredible songs are "Until it dies", "Tortures spirit", "Violent tribe", "They´re all alike" and "Clay"

From: motley Date: May 2, 2002 at 9:19
No cant this cd in my head.the least played cd of all with MAIDS. I love PLANET PANIC. Now thats MAIDS as I know them. Playing God and Who's gonna change fuckin kick ass. Great to hear they are back. Best cd since Spooked

From: DAVID Date: August 16, 2002 at 10:04
Soy un gran fan de Pretty Maids, y pienso que sus mejores discos son Spooked y Carpe Diem. Sobre todo este último. El Planet Panic adolece de grandes canciones con gancho como suelen hacer ellos, y son más duros. Me gusta, pero menos que sus últimos discos desde Sin Decade.

From: reebboy Date: February 26, 2003 at 6:01
This CD is heavy but for some reason I have a hard time getting into it. The tracks are not bad but nothing seems to really stand out.

From: Reno Date: October 5, 2003 at 21:25
This was the first full cd I had heard from Pretty Maids after only hearing the song Future World on a compilation in my cd collection. I really liked this cd for the most part. They seem to stray around a little with different styles, but they all blend together well. A friend gave me this to listen to first and then all the rest of the PM collection. I was blown away. I've since scoured eBay for all the originals from these guys. Well worth the time and money! Highly recommended band!

From: Scandinavia Date: December 29, 2003 at 9:34
Here Ronnie & Ken produced the album again...Sounds better this time 'though.....

From: KALHAS Date: March 22, 2004 at 12:40
As they grow older they play better! Amazing work a MUST for all rockers out there

From: Geoff Date: November 23, 2004 at 5:08
A bit more of a mixed bag rather than the obvious split between melodic gems and fast paced heavy metal tracks. This one varies a bit, and 'Tortured spirit' is a sensation, 'Clay' and 'For once in your life' are great commercial rockers, 'Until it dies' and 'Time awaits for no one' are great ones too. The show, however, without a doubt delongs to one of PM's finest moments in the sensational 'Wouldn't miss you'. One of my faves ever. Another killer CD.

From: Scandinavia Date: December 14, 2004 at 5:03
Without a doubt a highly UNDERRATED album!! I remember having a hard time getting into this one at first but today it sticks...It's a clear 9,5/10 for me with only one "bad" track (No. 11) - The first 7 songs are of such quality that it really doesn't matter. This is how it's done people!!

From: headbanger4life Date: December 6, 2005 at 4:15
Again, these guys have not disappointed me. This is yet another great release by these guys. Listening to this one reminds me of why I love this band. Awesome heavy metal!

From: JF Date: March 27, 2006 at 20:16
Otro buen trabajo del grupo, combinacion de canciones comerciales y otras mas pesadas. Un grupo que tiene un estilo muy remarcado y seguro que a inluenciado a muchos. Es una injusticia que no tengan el apoyo de las compañias. Para cuando el proximo

From: the rocker Date: May 24, 2006 at 15:34
would'nt miss you is one of or the best pretty maids song.

From: rbrigade Date: August 30, 2008 at 12:02
AOR freaks should recognize the real thing in Clay! Just listen to the lyrics...Have you ever read lines like that? It's like the absolute love lyrics ever written! Carpe Diem is in the anthemic vein PM delivered so many great songs in the past. Until it dies is a dark masterpiece. The rest is good but not good enough. The album actually did disappoint me a little. It's really good, but I want better cause we're talking about my favorite band, hehe! 8/10

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