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Post by Hardcore Christian on Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:10 pm

So, recently compared to most people, I really got into The Bottom Line by Crystavox.

I was wondering if their had ever been any re-issues on CD or vinyl of either of their albums.

I only have The Bottom Line on Cassette and would love to get a hold of it or their first release on CD.

Theres probably some really obvious re-issue out there isn't their? Laughing


(Oh and feel free to give your opinions on the band, and which release you like more?)
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:32 pm

I love love love this band...I think there has been a few reissues as well as the album 20 year mix which is a greatest hits...The cd's of the first 2 albums are around (amazon, ebay) but are usually expensive.. Since I already had the cassettes for the packaging I downloaded all 3 albums from itunes and burned my own cd's... Definitely a band I would love to see a new album from..would buy it on release day..

 

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Post by Hardcore Christian on Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:01 pm

Savage Amusement wrote:I think there has been a few reissues as well as the album 20 year mix which is a greatest hits
Who put out the 20 Year release?

and which do you prefer their 1st album or The Bottom Line?
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:18 pm

I prefer the 1st album although both are really good...

I think crystavox put out the 20 year release on their own label...

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Post by Hardcore Christian on Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:39 pm

Savage Amusement wrote: I think crystavox put out the 20 year release on their own label...
Ok thanks!
I guess I will just have to scour Amazon for it Very Happy
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Post by Pershing1134 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:01 am

I think their 20 year release was on Roxx...if my memory serves me right...
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:13 am

Pershing1134 wrote:I think their 20 year release was on Roxx...if my memory serves me right...
Ha! Found it thanks! That definitely makes it a lot easier Cool

http://roxxrecords.storenvy.com/products/8422965-crystavox-the-20-year-mix-2010
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Post by alldatndensum on Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:07 am

I loved those original albums by Crystavox!  There was some chatter when "The 20 Year Mix" came out that they were working on new material.  That hasn't happened and the chatter stopped.  Sadly, I think that is all we'll see from this great band.
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Post by My Awesome Timothy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:08 am

Great band, underrated IMO..... 
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Post by Follower of Jesus on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:48 am

Great band! I like their first record a little bit more than The Bottom Line, though both are stellar. The problem with the first album is production. It really could use a re-record. Even the polishing up they did on those tracks for the 20-Year Mix was an improvement; but I wish they'd re-record that album like Whitecross did with 1987. It would sound so much better with modern production quality. The songs are just awesome! The Bottom Line was a solid record too. The bottom end on that album is like a freight train - especially Snakes In The Grass.

Really, really wish they'd get back together and make some new music.
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Post by Thiago-Brazil on Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:44 pm

Great band, undoubtedly! I have their debut which is awesome, but I am not sure if I am ever going to purchase The Bottom Line, as the 20 years remix had their main songs in such a good quality.

Hardcore christian, if you have never purchased the 20 yeats remix, do it as soon as possible. It is great stuff not to mention the Dvd with interview, video clip and live videos. It is certainly one pf the best work that Roxx Records has ever done.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:46 pm

Thiago-Brazil wrote:Hardcore christian, if you have never purchased the 20 yeats remix, do it as soon as possible. It is great stuff not to mention the Dvd with interview, video clip and live videos. It is certainly one pf the best work that Roxx Records has ever done.
Wow! Thats saying a lot too!

I definitely will in the near future.
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Post by LexMetalis on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:40 pm

The CD/DVD 20 Years Mix came wth an special EP on the pre-order with some rare tracks. Onyl 100 disc are made of this EP
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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:00 am

LLLLLOVE THIS BAND!!! Probably my second favorite Christian Glam Metal band (next to Stryken)!

I had their first album on cassette back in the day. Played it into THE GROUND!!! Seriously, I wore out my cassette. I need to get a copy of that on CD - and then get "The Bottom Line" too. Is their new 20 Years like a Greatest Hits album?

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Post by MikeInFla on Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:45 am

RavenWolf wrote:LLLLLOVE THIS BAND!!! Probably my second favorite Christian Glam Metal band (next to Stryken)!

I had their first album on cassette back in the day. Played it into THE GROUND!!! Seriously, I wore out my cassette. I need to get a copy of that on CD - and then get "The Bottom Line" too. Is their new 20 Years like a Greatest Hits album?
I believe it is a GH remixed, and it comes with a DVD. But it is out of print and the ones that Roxx has left is all that is left.
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Post by MetalForJesus on Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:01 am

Crystavox is a great band! One of the most underrated melodic metal bands out there imo and would LOVE to hear something new from them. 

I invited Adam Lee Kemp (the vocalist) to this thread. Hopefully he joins it.
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Post by Thiago-Brazil on Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:52 am

LexMetalis wrote:The CD/DVD 20 Years Mix came wth an special EP on the pre-order with some rare tracks. Onyl 100 disc are made of this EP
Yeah, this is cool. I have it. I only wish it had a better production treatment.
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Post by oldschooldoom on Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:05 pm

I wish more bands from back in the day put out anthologies like Crystavox and Rez Band did. Bonus, that they had versions with a DVD of concert footage and interviews.
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Post by MadMap on Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:17 pm

For those who have the 20 Year Mix...how is the remastering?

In other words, if I have the first two albums, is it worth the double-dip, or is the sound pretty much the same?
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Post by Soundmass.com on Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:03 am

We have a copy of the debut in stock: https://www.soundmass.com/?product=crystavox

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Post by grandeped on Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:09 am

MadMap wrote:For those who have the 20 Year Mix...how is the remastering?

In other words, if I have the first two albums, is it worth the double-dip, or is the sound pretty much the same?

To me it sounds pretty good. They did record some new parts here and there, so there are still some differences even if you don't like the mix. Usually I am not a fan of bands adding new parts to older songs, but they seem to work well here.

The bonus DVD is probably the best reason for a fan to double-dip. Interesting footage and older videos. I'm just upset I missed the 3 disc version. Would love to hear the songs on the third disc.

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Post by StarPilot on Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:37 pm

Their first two plus the 20 years are all on Spotify.
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Post by My Awesome Timothy on Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:31 pm

Hardcore Christian wrote:So, recently compared to most people, I really got into The Bottom Line by Crystavox.

I was wondering if their had ever been any re-issues on CD or vinyl of either of their albums.

I only have The Bottom Line on Cassette and would love to get a hold of it or their first release on CD.

Theres probably some really obvious re-issue out there isn't their? Laughing


(Oh and feel free to give your opinions on the band, and which release you like more?)

Brent has a copy of the 20 year mix with the DVD.....

http://brentschristianrockmetal.com
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Post by sam-e, the doc of rock on Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:47 pm

I have a copy of The Bottom Line on CD I'd be willing to part with and sell/trade.

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Post by Soldier777 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:00 pm

I may be interested in buying or trading it.
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Post by Hardcore Christian on Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:17 pm

Dang it! You beat me to it! lol!

Its all good Im broke right now anyway  tongue
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Post by sam-e, the doc of rock on Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:54 am

How much would you be willing to pay for it, or what would you want to trade for it?  For trades I am looking for Christian Metal vinyl.

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Post by Soldier777 on Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:43 pm

PM me and we can discuss.
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Post by Stand against the wind on Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:04 pm

I gave their st away. It was okay but if I ever put Crystavox into a player it was The Bottom line. It is much heavier, better sounding and over all more solid.

Rocki'n a hard place is imo one of the christian metal's best tunes.

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Post by Stand against the wind on Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:06 pm

And Adam Lee Kemp's raw sound is one the best voices in christian metal. It's a shame they ended after bottom line.

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Post by Soldier777 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:36 pm

I never got into Crystavox in the early 90's. A friend of mine had the second album on cassette and we were listening to it in the summer of 1992 outdoors. I never really got into it. This evening I was listening to samples of their 2 albums and the 20 Year Mix and it is growing on me. I'm seriously considering ordering the 20 Year Mix and more than likely their first 2 CDs even though they are hard to find. I'm usually successful in tracking down hard to find CDs for a decent price. The Bottom Line is available in a few places at a decent price.
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Post by alldatndensum on Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:53 am

I will have to say that I loved each album equally.  When I play one, I play both.  While different in style, they are equally great listens.  Get both if you can.  If not, take "The 20 Year Mix".
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:58 am

Wonder if  these albums came out on vinyl...

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Post by Hardcore Christian on Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:44 pm

Finally got the 20 Year Mix, it took awhile but got it from Blake.

Gotta say holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The remastered versions are amazing, I didn't think The Bottom Line could get any better and it did! I like the choice of songs but Im a little surprised they didnt pick more songs off of the first album, theres a total of 12 songs and 8 of them are off The Bottom Line, only 2 songs from that album didnt get re-mastered. I have to admit, its my first time hearing anything off of the first album, and the 4 songs are a little underwhelming, its just that Adam's vocals on those songs remind me of Scott Wenzels, not being a huge Whitecross fan, maybe thats why they arent as impressive to me. But I'm not complaining I got 8 of my favorite songs remastered, and they turned out even better!

I have to say, The Bottom Line is in my top 15 favorite albums of all time and this re-issue just solidifies Crystavox as my favorite pre-2000 band!

(Im glad I got my copy when I did, I peaked at Roxx's copies and their all out!!!)
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Post by Stand against the wind on Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:00 pm

What´s wrong with this?
If you listen this song, from 0:17 to 0:49 You don´t hear (or barely hear ) kick drum. There seems to be just hi-hat and snare. After 0:49 kick drum is back again.


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Post by Soldier777 on Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:03 pm

I only have Bottom Line - I ordered it used earlier this year. I am debating getting their first album and the 20 Year Mix.
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