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Take On the Nation
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Catalog Number: R2 70368
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Michael Henry lead vocals|
Joel Smith lead guitar
Joe Gabris bass
Ed Krajec guitars, keyboards, vocals
Rick Basha drums
|1. ||Take On the Nation ||3:32|
|2. ||Hard as Nails ||2:46|
|3. ||Nothing to Lose ||3:52|
|4. ||No Guts No Glory ||3:39|
|5. ||My Turn Tonight ||3:55|
|6. ||Trust In Me ||4:08|
|7. ||Die Hard ||4:24|
|8. ||Coming Apart at the Seams ||2:59|
|9. ||Protectors of the Realm ||3:19|
|10. ||Back on My Feet ||4:31|
|11. ||Can't Stop the Madness ||4:17|
|12. ||Man on the Silver Mountain ||2:47|| ||Cover: Rainbow|
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|Total Running Time:|| 44:09|
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: January 29, 2001 at 13:49|
|Michael Henry formerly lead of August Redmoon and Eden is at his best with Armed Forces
||Date: March 26, 2001 at 20:55|
|This is hard driving, ass-kicking metal at it's finest. I was hooked from the first 30 seconds. These guys didn't make one move toward broad commercial appeal, they went straight for the guts. Song by song they layed out one of the best, but unknown, metal albums of all time. Check out that cover of Man on the Silver Mountain. It's faster and heavier, and one of my favorite cover songs. As heavy as this album is I was surprised to find it on this AOR oriented site. I just had to comment. A gem!
||Date: September 6, 2002 at 2:48|
|This cd kicks major ass! Every song on here is fast and hard. The guitarist shreds!
||Date: September 6, 2002 at 9:15|
|No offence, but I thought this one got boring in a hurry.
|From: M. Allen
||Date: November 2, 2002 at 10:21|
|If you're an AOR purist, duck for cover, because this is straight-up, balls-out, take-no-prisoners hard metal. As a previous poster mentioned, this band didn't strive for mainstream appeal at all; they just fired up the guitars, dished out the attitude, shouted out the choruses, and said, "To hell with commercial viability, we just wanna rock!" And boy, rock they do. If bands like Dirty Deeds or Unrest get your juices flowing, check this explosive band out.
||Date: January 18, 2003 at 19:16|
|Great album but i prefer the EDEN album, sound more 80s. Its a shame that the singer is dead. Their second album recorded after TAKE ON THE NATION came out after the dead of the singer. The name of that record is QUICKSAND and only came out on Lp, limited to 500 copies on OPM records
|From: MIKE S
||Date: April 30, 2003 at 4:25|
|Solid metal release. I would agree that EDENs s/t release is better, but this is very good as well. No weak tracks here! Fave has got to be "My Turn Tonight". Great song! MADE LOUD TO BE PLAYED LOUD!!
||Date: May 11, 2003 at 1:57|
|I own this one, been searchin' for it for a couple years then finally found it...but well I must say I don't like it too much. I think the Rainbow cover is... well... not exactly "exciting"... The title-track is cool, but the rest of the disc is a bit highs-and-lows... a bit boring. The vocals and the guitar don't shne as they should. Worth a listen though. A 6.5
||Date: September 30, 2003 at 23:10|
|Not the best hard rock out there, but not brutally bad either. For me, it was hit or miss and mostly missed. "Take on The Nation" was the best tune on this otherwise unexciting disc. I cannot in good faith recommend this one.
||Date: October 28, 2003 at 20:06|
|Just found this CD for a buck at my favorite used record store. It IS kinda hit and miss, but I was pretty impressed by the guitarist. Musically I would compare this to early WASP. Just balls to the wall, in your face metal but kinda dated even by 1991's standards. But if you are a fan of this kind of music, this CD is worth checking out.
|From: BORDER RAT
||Date: April 21, 2004 at 8:46|
|THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST,LOUDEST,CRANIUM CRUNCHING CDS THAT YOU WILL EVER PUT INTO YOUR CD PLAYER.FROM THE FIRST TRACK STRAIGHT THROUGH TO THE LAST ONE YOU WILL HEAR NO BALLADS BUT A 'SPEAKERS CRASHING SOUND EXPERIENCE' LIKE NO OTHER.THIS IS REAL ROCK THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.THIS IS METAL BUT WITH GREAT MELODIES.I CAN'T SAY FAIRER THAN THAT.OUTSTANDING!BRILLIANT!A WORTHY ADDITION TO YOUR ROCK COLLECTION.
||Date: May 15, 2004 at 0:08|
| TAKE ON THE NATION IS CERTAINLY A GOOD CD, BUT ARMED FORCES' 2003 GERMAN IMPORT ENTITLED NO GUTS NO GLORY REPRESENTS THE BAND AT ITS BEST. THE PRODUCTION IS MUCH MORE UP FRONT, AND THE BAND IS DOWN TO 1 GUITARIST (THE EXCELLENT JOEL SMITH) ALLOWING THE DRUMMER AND BASSIST ROOM TO REALLY SHINE AND JOEL ROOM TO DO HIS VOODOO. NO GUTS CONTAINS THE MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE THE BAND'S 2ND CD BUT WAS NEVER REALEASED DUE TO MIKE HENRY'S TRAGIC ILLNESS IN 1994. BECAUSE THIS CD REPRESENT
||Date: May 17, 2004 at 0:50|
|This is a good cd!~
||Date: December 3, 2004 at 22:26|
|Can't review this but have a question; When I played music we warmed up August Redmoon on the armed forces circuit. Why is there no page for them? We sucked, but I thought they were great! They only made one album but I dug it. Any help out there?
||Date: December 23, 2004 at 18:09|
|This is a great cd. Pure heavy metal the first song is a angry tune about fustration of no work. Great melody and the group shouting the chorus gives it extra thrust and edginess. The second 2nd has a power metal like double bass rumble and takes the aggression factor to a even higher level, I'm mad as hell and hard as nails. That is pure metal baby. The whole cd is good Good melodys but lots of aggression. If you like alot of nwobhm bands you'll love these guys.
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: April 6, 2007 at 11:39|
|GREAT & KILLER Heavy Metal album, buen album? aburrido? de que hablan arriba este es uno de los albums mas descomunales del Heavy Metal rozando tambien el Speed y Thrash Metal y me pregunto que hace en la Heavy Harmonies? dentro de mi coleccion de Heavy Metal es uno de los discos que la lideran esto es el Verdadero Heavy Metal ese es el estilo que lo define como tal, Eden no le llega ni a la suela y su 2do trabajo esta bueno, para un Metalero este trabajo es Imprescindible 10/10.
||Date: April 7, 2007 at 13:18|
|As metal-archives recently doing,I see that also in this site are appearing power(almost thrash??)bands,that's great!!BTW I agree with Rafo,very good cd but Rafo,believe me,in this genre there are thousand bands better...Best regards!!P.S.I hope to see in future also some Death Metal bands(the most famous ok)!!!
|From: Richard Head
||Date: September 17, 2011 at 15:59|
|Not as good as Henry's former band Eden, but I wouldn't toss it either.
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