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Best Whitecross Album

Post by Hardcore Christian on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:24 pm

I recently found myself getting back into Whitecross, having never really been a huge fan, I cant seem to stop listening to In The Kingdom and High Gear

Anyway what is your favorite Whitecross album?
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Xid on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:27 pm

Triumphant Return is my fav.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by L8T on Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:38 am

So, I voted In The Kingdom.

I got into them 4 years after their start...But, I do Love Triumphant Return.  I got SheWhoMustBeObeyed (SWMBO) into WC during the ITK LP...And, we saw them, live, during the High Gear tour, which, we both LOVED!

Choices 3, 4 and 5 I can pretty much sing word for word.....This band was the precursor to me coming to CMR a decade later, to enjoy the company of others that find this era/style of music as wonderful as I do.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:07 am

I love what I have heard of their first 2, but since what I "inherited" includes everything after Hammer & Nail, I cant vote for the first 2

I really enjoy High Gear but it doesn't contain as many songs I go back to and play a lot, unlike on Triumphant Return and In The Kingdom.

Unveiled is below average for me, without Rex, the album just has a feeling that something is missing.

The two latest albums were not my thing since I just cant stand them or Guardian's era of grunge

So between Triumphant Return and In The Kingdom its quite the toss up, but for now I'm going to vote Triumphant Return, at this point I'm going off the fact that I just can not stand Whitecross's ballads/slower paced songs, and since Triumphant Return has less of said mentioned songs, Im voting for it
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by eatbugs on Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:30 am

I could have voted for most of them.  I picked In the Kingdom.  Whitecross is a weird band for me since every album has at least one amazing song and one terrible song.

I'll be surprised if any of the non-Rex albums get any votes.  I like Unveiled a lot but it's not Whitecross.

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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by alldatndensum on Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:44 am

Triumphant Return is by far the best.  The rockers on that one were absolutely stellar and showed this band really hitting its stride.

My next fave would be Nineteen Eighty Seven--the remake of the original.  It just made those songs sound better to me.

Third for me would be In The Kingdom.  While I do love Hammer & Nail, the production on it just seems a bit muddy to me.

I even like the Rex-less years.  However, with that era, Whitecross never really found a sound that truly defined them again.  Unveiled was a cool rock record, but without those big leads, just fell flat with fans.  Equilibrium could have been awesome if they hadn't used so much acoustic guitar.  Flytrap was great--just not from a former metal band.  It wasn't what we wanted from Whitecross at all.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Staybrite on Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:54 pm

Hammer & Nail is my favorite, but I also really like Nineteen Eighty-Seven and Triumphant Return.

I do agree with Alldat that the production on H&N is poor, but it was the first album I got from the band and the songs still really "speak to me".
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Black Rider on Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:24 pm

I picked the S/T for nostalgic reasons which would be followed by Hammer and Nail.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Pershing1134 on Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:26 pm

Black Rider wrote:I picked the S/T for nostalgic reasons which would be followed by Hammer and Nail.

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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Xid on Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:46 pm

The first 4 albums a great.  I still enjoy them though the drums on S/T & Hammer & Nail are a bit monotonous.  High Gear never jived with me and I find Unveiled to be unbearable.  I haven't listened to anything after that.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by cailen on Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:46 pm

Whitecross - Whitecross to me
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Hardcore Christian on Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:32 pm

I take back what I said about Equilibrium and Flytrap


I forgot how great Faraway Places is!

I can tolerate a few songs here and there on those two
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by bjorn agin on Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:39 pm

Thanks for the inspiration guys. I have Hammer and Nail and Triumphant Return only on tape, and I haven't heard them in forever. Just added the CD's to my Amazon wish list (for Santa to bring me of course).
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by eatbugs on Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:56 pm

Hardcore Christian wrote:I take back what I said about Equilibrium and Flytrap


I forgot how great Faraway Places is!

I can tolerate a few songs here and there on those two

Full Crucifixion is a favorite too.

Who is going to admit to picking Flytrap?

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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by 11razorwire on Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:12 pm

In The kingdom has got my vote. Easy pick for me as my top 2 favorite Whitecross songs are found on this album.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Hardcore Christian on Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:12 am

bjorn agin wrote:Thanks for the inspiration guys. I have Hammer and Nail and Triumphant Return only on tape, and I haven't heard them in forever. Just added the CD's to my Amazon wish list (for Santa to bring me of course).
I decided to look at what form I had their stuff as well, apparently I only have In The Kingdom, Unveiled, Equilibrium, and Flytrap, on CD

I have Triumphant Return and High Gear on tape, I really need to pick up Nineteen Eighty Seven but its $15 on Brent's Music List of course $15 that I don't have
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Hardcore Christian wrote:I take back what I said about Equilibrium and Flytrap


I forgot how great Faraway Places is!

I can tolerate a few songs here and there on those two

Full Crucifixion is a favorite too.

Who is going to admit to picking Flytrap?
Hey, just listened to it! Full Crucifixion is a great song! Thanks dude!
11razorwire wrote:In The kingdom has got my vote. Easy pick for me as my top 2 favorite Whitecross songs are found on this album.
No Second Chances and We Know What's Right are probably some of the best Whitecross songs
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Soldier777 on Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:43 pm

Over all, their first 5 albums and 1987 are their best and I like The Hammer and the Nail, Triumphant Return and 1987 albums I like better. This was hard picking their best one. I went with Triumphant Return. Even though this had a couple of songs  Down and Straight Through the Heart that were ok, all the other songs are great and the production is good too.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Hardcore Christian on Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:30 pm

Soldier777 wrote:Down and Straight Through the Heart that were ok, all the other songs are great and the production is good too.
You think those are the weaker songs?

Those are my personal favorite ones Razz
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Thiago-Brazil on Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:31 am

Unlike many here and most of the critics, I hate In The Kingdom album. It simply isn't heavy enough for me. I purchased it on iTunes a couple of ears ago, listened to it a couple of times and I don't really know what happened to that album. I simply don't miss it.

The best for me is 1987, but also love the first three and enjoyed Flytrap. High gear is their only album I have never listened to (that's because it is In The Kingdom sucessor and I am afraid of getting disappointed again)
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Follower of Jesus on Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:25 pm

I went with the s/t.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by alldatndensum on Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:10 am

Thiago-Brazil wrote:High gear is their only album I have never listened to (that's because it is In The Kingdom sucessor and I am afraid of getting disappointed again)

If you did not like In The Kingdom, then you are right to veer away from High Gear.  While High Gear does have some great songs, it has some filler as well.  I still like it myself, but it comes in last place for me when it comes to the Rex Carroll years.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by timekeeper on Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:14 am

I will always love the debut, despite the production.  Brings back such great memories, and there are some really good songs on this one (Who Will You Follow, Enough is Enough, Seein' is Believin', and the great first solo, etc.).   It's still a regular listen for me.
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Jaybird on Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:55 pm

Hammer & Nail, obviously
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by eatbugs on Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:21 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
Thiago-Brazil wrote:High gear is their only album I have never listened to (that's because it is In The Kingdom sucessor and I am afraid of getting disappointed again)

If you did not like In The Kingdom, then you are right to veer away from High Gear.  While High Gear does have some great songs, it has some filler as well.  I still like it myself, but it comes in last place for me when it comes to the Rex Carroll years.

Right on.  WAAAY too many ballads for me.

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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Thiago-Brazil on Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:48 pm

Jaybird wrote:Hammer & Nail, obviously
If you think it is so obvious, then you should put it in your avatar.

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Oh, it is already there. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by strangerhoncho on Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:58 am

Pershing1134 wrote:
Black Rider wrote:I picked the S/T for nostalgic reasons which would be followed by Hammer and Nail.

+1
Reversed order for me, but ditto.  I never really liked any of the albums that followed, since I had moved on to thrash by then.  But I still love those first two for nostalgic reasons.

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Re: Best Whitecross Album

Post by Machine Fish on Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:36 am

I went with Nineteen Eighty Seven. But I was first introduced with a compilation tape "By Demand" 
If it wasn't for Whitecross I wouldn't be a metal fan today, I listened to that cassette tape in my Walkman hundreds of times in my young age ( 5-12 years)
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