Delirious Nomad

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Having launched their career in promising fashion with the very well-received March of the Saint album, Los Angeles-based Armored Saint now seemed poised to take things to the next level and become one of the '80s biggest metal stars. Further buoyed by widespread critical approval, the band and their label, Chrysalis, were especially careful when planning to record 1985's all-important follow-up, Delirious Nomad. Enlisting the services of top metal producer Max Norman was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle, and all involved were confident that this would be the band's "career" album. But while Delirious Nomad was certainly a more refined, more confident ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Having launched their career in promising fashion with the very well-received March of the Saint album, Los Angeles-based Armored Saint now seemed poised to take things to the next level and become one of the '80s biggest metal stars. Further buoyed by widespread critical approval, the band and their label, Chrysalis, were especially careful when planning to record 1985's all-important follow-up, Delirious Nomad. Enlisting the services of top metal producer Max Norman was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle, and all involved were confident that this would be the band's "career" album. But while Delirious Nomad was certainly a more refined, more confident effort than its predecessor, it also felt somewhat less vital and spontaneous -- contrived even. Standouts like "Over the Edge," "For the Sake of Heaviness," and "In the Hole" are meticulous studio creations which proved the band's songwriting talents were indeed improving from strength to strength. But while the band was convinced that they'd successfully captured their "live sound" for the first time, many old-school fans flatly disagreed. For these, Delirious Nomad was missing that certain elemental spark of excitement which had made their debut so memorable, and the off-the-cuff looseness of rehashed older material like "You're Never Alone" and "Released" arguably proves their point. Still, the stunning beauty of the epic "Aftermath," with its glorious smorgasbord of harmony guitars, represents a career peak by any standard. Finally, for a band which always took itself perhaps a bit too seriously, Armored Saint was approaching maximum paranoia here, with songs like "Nervous Man" and the aforementioned "Over the Edge," both brimming with high-strung tension. Apparently, so was the band, who parted with founding guitarist Phil Sandoval as soon as the album was completed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2011
  • Label: Rock Candy
  • UPC: 827565058341
  • Catalog Number: 6505834
  • Sales rank: 30,153

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Long Before I Die (2:48)
  2. 2 Nervous Man (3:59)
  3. 3 Over the Edge (4:50)
  4. 4 The Laugh (4:18)
  5. 5 Conqueror (4:28)
  6. 6 For the Sake of Heaviness (4:22)
  7. 7 Aftermath (5:30)
  8. 8 In the Hole (3:50)
  9. 9 You're Never Alone (4:36)
  10. 10 Released (3:08)
  11. 11 The Laugh (4:53)
  12. 12 You're Never Alone (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Armored Saint Primary Artist
Joey Vera Bass, Background Vocals, Harmony, Group Member
John Bush Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Gonzo Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Phil Sandoval Guitar, Rhythm, Soloist
Dave Prichard Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Joey Vera Composer, Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
John Bush Composer
Ron Fair Engineer
Bill Freesh Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Max Norman Producer, Engineer
Phil Sandoval Composer
Ria Lewerke Art Direction
Dave Prichard Composer
Derek Oliver Liner Notes
Malcolm Dome Liner Notes
Andy Pearce Remastering
Curt Evans Reissue Design
Matt Wortham Remastering
Tom Murray Cover Photo
Geffrey von Gerlach Art Direction
Ron Lafitte Tour Manager
Marty Capune Property Master
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