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Artist: Masquerade

Title: Surface of Pain

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1994

Label: Metal Blade

Catalog Number: 14099

Personnel

Tony Yoanson vocals
Thomas G'Son guitars
Henrik Lundberg bass
Marco Tapani drums

Tracks

1.  Judas Kiss  4:32
2.  Say Your Prayer  4:13
3.  State of Grace  5:50
4.  Suffering  4:02
5.  End of Nothing  4:26
6.  America  5:24
7.  God of Man  6:17
8.  Violation  4:52
9.  Feels Good  4:18
10.  Wasteland  4:39
11.  Mercy Me  4:57
12.  Free My Mind  5:06
  
Total Running Time:  58:36

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Shoemaker Date: October 26, 2001 at 3:00
Bloody grunge shit, only "Mercy me" is a good one, in the mood of QUEENSRYCHE

From: Dragonfly Date: December 15, 2001 at 10:03
I hope they somehow read this. Their first release is a 10 and this crap is a 1. How the mighty has fallen. Surface Of Pain is just that. It PAINs me to have paid any money for this(in the landfill now). It also PAINs me to listen to this after the super first release. What a PAIN!!!!!!!!

From: Bryan Date: July 28, 2002 at 0:53
Check out the Official Masquerade site at: http://www.sorcerystudios.com/masquerade/

From: Bryan Date: July 28, 2002 at 2:02
Visit Tony Harnell's (x-TNT) Official WESTWORLD band site: www.westworld-web.com

From: david Date: August 16, 2002 at 7:55
Me parece tambien un buen disco. Como ellos dicen se olvidaron de escribir tan sujetos a normas, y lo hicieron mas agresivos y directos. Esto compensa la ligera falta de melodía. Por lo visto está en gran medida grabado en una toma, y realmente suena muy fresco. Me gusta bastante. También su flux es muy bueno, y canciones como back on earth es de lo mejor de Masquerade. Es un grupo realmente bueno, con cantante y guitarrista muy por encima de la media, pero no como los magos Ronnie y Tony de TNT

From: Infinity Date: January 1, 2004 at 21:44
no grunge...this is the album that QUEENSRYCHE never made. Watch out for it!!!BUY!

From: metalhead1 Date: January 7, 2004 at 3:21
My brother sent this to me a few years back. This is ana wesome cd! I couldn't believe that even in the 90's there was still great metal out there! If anyone has the first album let me know.

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 23, 2004 at 15:39
SHIT MAN!!.dont you just hate that...another great band turned to waste!.after the first album i had great expectations on these guys but this stuff is very dissapointing.

From: Grimwulf Date: June 12, 2004 at 15:49
Altho they took another direction on this cd, they still have that melodic side with great melodies...does sound like a lost queensryche cd tho......but it doesnt mean that its a bad thing!!!!Queensryches a great band!!Worth a listen!

From: Kip Date: August 29, 2004 at 2:58
This CD is one of the all time very worst I have ever had the displeasure of listening to. I bought this before shelling out $30 for the JAP pressed 1st CD hoping to find a cheap thrill. No such luck. Every song here is unfocused, disillusioned noise. I spun this album 4 or 5 times searching for ONE track that I may want to hear again someday. And as Weird Al would say, I'd rather dive into a swimming pool filled with double edged razor blades, than spend one more minute listening to this. 1/10

From: Geoff Date: August 29, 2004 at 21:26
Yes, this is a complete tragedy in reference to the magical debut and one of the biggest shames in musical history, but I actually don't mind 'State of grace' and also 'Mercy me'. Two pretty cool songs and I have listened to this CD one or two times. I've heard worse sell-out releases, that's all I can really say in favour of this one.

From: Budzillla Date: November 27, 2004 at 18:12
As with most of the reviews above this followup is a Fucking piece of Trash!!!! JUDAS KISS is the only track worth hearing on this one!!! AS far as Flux is concerned, Ive tried to get it to grow on me, Absolutely ,without a doubt not going to happen!!!!!! How can a Band of their talent,none the less a copycat of TNT!!! Have the Nerve to try and serve this out to THE LOYAL FANS OF MELODIC METAL????? THEY should be ashamed, Furthermore, I personally am embarrased to have put THOMAS GSON in the

From: BUDZILLLA Date: November 27, 2004 at 18:35
same catagory as RONNIE LETEKRO!!!!! The main reason of Sites like Heavy HARMONIES is to keep up with our AWESOME!!!MELODIC MUSIC of the Past,combining it with current music in the the same Vein!!! Melodic Music is JUST THAT!!! THE Formula will ALWAYS remain OLD SCHOOL,dosent matter how old your are!!! IF YOU have found this website,Most likely YOU understand where im coming from, and going!!! IF I wanted to buy Current SO CALLED ROCK MUSIC??? I would GO to the LOCAL RECORD STORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: BUDZILLLa Date: November 27, 2004 at 19:06
When I want to buy REAL MUSIC I go to the web!!!! Because 9 times out of 10 . YOU wont find any of our MELODIC MUSIC THERE ANYWAY!!!!!! Whether I Agree with your Comments or not, I have nothing but RESPECT for the TRUE MELODIC METAL FANS!!! THE Reality is theres Such a small amount of us LEFT!!!!!!!!! AT least here in the good ole USA... TO EVERYONE who critiques our PRECIOUS MUSIC!! I give you a MAJOR SHOUT OUT!!!!!! IVE saved a fortune from listening to YOUR REVIEWS!! THANK YOU,METALRULZ

From: BUDZILLLA Date: November 27, 2004 at 19:50
I Hope MASQUARADE AS A Band reads our reviews about what we as FANS EXPECT From THEM!!!! THEY as well as many other bands Must think WE are not AWARE!! THEY THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE FORMULA THAT GOT THEM SUCCESS IN THE FIRST PLACE !!! , US FANS WILL HAVE TO EXCEPT IT !!!! BULL FUCKIN SHIT !!!!!AND FOR WHAT?? MONEY !!!! ITS GONNA COST YOU BANDS MONEY BY PUTTING OUT PISS_POUR EFFORTS!!! RATHER THAN BEING TRUE TO YOURSELVES AND TO THE FANS WHO MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU!!!THE FORMULA NEVER CHANGES!!!B

From: BUDZILLLA Date: November 27, 2004 at 19:50
I Hope MASQUARADE AS A Band reads our reviews about what we as FANS EXPECT From THEM!!!! THEY as well as many other bands Must think WE are not AWARE!! THEY THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE FORMULA THAT GOT THEM SUCCESS IN THE FIRST PLACE !!! , US FANS WILL HAVE TO EXCEPT IT !!!! BULL FUCKIN SHIT !!!!!AND FOR WHAT?? MONEY !!!! ITS GONNA COST YOU BANDS MONEY BY PUTTING OUT PISS_POUR EFFORTS!!! RATHER THAN BEING TRUE TO YOURSELVES AND TO THE FANS WHO MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU!!!THE FORMULA NEVER CHANGES!!!B

From: tavo Date: March 19, 2005 at 20:35
muy a lo queensryche

From: Japangea Date: October 8, 2006 at 10:11
crap......trash....thanks for the nice comments.How many times you guys who left those messages have listened to this CD? Maybe once or twice or just few songs? This band hit jaoan with Danish Jackal and I came to the show just for seeing Jackal BUT I found Masquerade was a very very talent band who could create the new style of Hard Rock.They were not a grunge band at all! This CD is with full of great songs with melodies.Pick up the CD from the trash and give it a chance!

From: Japangea Date: October 8, 2006 at 10:11
crap......trash....thanks for the nice comments.How many times you guys who left those messages have listened to this CD? Maybe once or twice or just few songs? This band hit jaoan with Danish Jackal and I came to the show just for seeing Jackal BUT I found Masquerade was a very very talent band who could create the new style of Hard Rock.They were not a grunge band at all! This CD is with full of great songs with melodies.Pick up the CD from the trash and give it a chance!

From: IronSaviour Date: November 8, 2006 at 17:16
Totally unenjoyable after their awesome debut.

From: juan carlos Date: January 6, 2007 at 23:34
Cambio un poco radical con relación a su album debut. Riffs un poco oscuros, técnicos y no muy melódicos pero a la vez potentes. La producción es muy buena, los solos tambien y un punto tambien importante a destacar son las letras. Tony Yoanson me ha sorprendido con su peculiar forma de cantar, me recuerda por momentos a Zak Stevens de Savatage y a Geoff Tate por momentos y son justo estos grupos a los que me recuerda su música, claro que hablo de la era de los 90s. Si te gusta el cambio.. 8/10

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: December 10, 2007 at 12:44
GREAT CD 98/100 HUGE MELODIC/MODERN/PROG METAL in the "RAGE FOR ORDER"mood ! This band just need to change their name ,because the AOR integrists don't leave any chance to something different ! PLEASE TRY IT IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN MIND ON GREAT MUSIC Somebody say GRUNGE ???!! come on !it's a great MODERN METAL ALBUM like WICKED MARAYA/LETHAL/CRIMSON GLORY so everything but GRUNGE hell no !huge vocalist and guitar player good prod too !!!

From: metalmastermusic Date: June 23, 2008 at 23:10
Grunge music ??? I think not, this is certianly not melodic rock but I would consider it heavy metal. This one grows on you after you listen to it a few times. It has some solid guitar work on it and unique vocals which really set it apart. Those who want to call it grunge obviously don't know their music. 75/100

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 11, 2011 at 21:45
Wow..is hard to believe that this is the same band that recorded that marvellous AOR debut album in 1992...well this is their follow up to that debut and is another story...a completely change of musical direction...zero AOR and more Metal...Melodic of course...still the album is a mind blower IMHO..."Judas Kiss" is a rocking stater,"State Of Grace" & "Suffering" are awesome,"America" this one really rocks & "Feels Good" also gives some good rocking,i really liked it this one...in general lines is not a bad record unless you are too much into their AOR debut(like myself)but actually i quite enjoyed this one too...91/100


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