So the major outcome of the survivor has already been decided? :/ Only post-2000 songs in the top 10 or even top 20, and one or two from the nineties? Not even an inch of excitement? Natalie, I will gladly check the songs you provide for (will also play the albums) and you wrote some nice reviews! Still I invite you to make this a bit more exciting and dive back in time and check these old songs out. I can follow you Natalie, when you speak about style, but to a certain extent only. The older songs have their own power as well (the good ones at least; Saxon concerts suggest to me that the audiences appreciate the old ones more even). To me, sound or style is like a skin. It is important, but it isn't as important as what's within. Core to music (my music) is how it was made, how it was written. E.g. if some heavy songs on later albums might sound 13 in a dozen or repetitive, it's still 13 in a dozen or repetitive. I like to do this in chronological order, to try and have the same perspective as the band creating these songs. And I am looking forward to discover the jewels. Continuing the crusade. Forever Free, for me an album full of party metal I dislike. It still has some less happy songs with strong parts but there's hardly one that is great from start to end. Currently underway with Dogs of War. Great opening track but the second song stole the couplet riffs of Delivering the Goods by Priest. Meh. Curious what follows, especially Great White Buffalo! edit: that was a strong song as well, though the couplets were less great. More standard so to say. I liked the chorus and the lyrics. For the rest I don't hope to disappoint when I say that I thought that with a first listening, the album sounded less solid than Solid Ball of Rock, which had more new elements in the music, probably ingested by new bass player Gibbs. On Dogs of War the band clearly zoomed in on the heaviness of the rhythm guitars. Still, I find it more important what these guitarists play and what vocal melodies Biff lays his voice on. Often songs have a good chorus or a good couplet, or a great solo part, or a nice vocal, or none of it all, but rarely songs grab me from the beginning til the end. In all honestly, this happens as well on many songs on older albums. By the way, I wonder what you all mean by cheesy. The song Hold On, is that cheesy too then?