Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth


7.2 | 105 votes |
Release date: 7 February 2012
Style: Hard rock, Heavy metal

Owners:

116 have it
15 want it


01. Tattoo
02. She's The Woman
03. You And Your Blues
04. China Town
05. Blood And Fire
06. Bullethead
07. As Is
08. Honeybabysweetiedoll
09. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

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Comments: 28   Visited by: 361 users
14.01.2012 - 20:25
Rating: 5
Chris Steele
Looks interesting. NOw with David Lee Roth back on vocals
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14.01.2012 - 20:32
RavenKing
I expect nothing but crap but perhaps the future will prove me wrong.
To be honest, I like only a few Van Halen songs. I've never been a fan. Too hard rock-ish and not enough metal for my tastes. It even verges on glam at times and I hate glam.

I heard "tattoo" and it's a boring piece of junk.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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28.01.2012 - 05:35
mikeprado30
Written by RavenKing on 14.01.2012 at 20:32

I expect nothing but crap but perhaps the future will prove me wrong.
To be honest, I like only a few Van Halen songs. I've never been a fan. Too hard rock-ish and not enough metal for my tastes. It even verges on glam at times and I hate glam.

I heard "tattoo" and it's a boring piece of junk.

There will be another people that will enjoy it so much
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02.02.2012 - 02:50
Cuca Beludo
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That will be good, and aparently it leaked in the internet.
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06.02.2012 - 21:15
Rating: 7
Big-Al
Written by RavenKing on 14.01.2012 at 20:32

I heard "tattoo" and it's a boring piece of junk.

just checked it on youtube, sounds and looks like 90's the rolling stones :/

oh well
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I drink moosepiss
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06.02.2012 - 21:57
Rating: 8
AndMetalForAll
kual21
Good album, rock all the way..lot of fun.. I'm not a big fan of van halen, but this is a good comeback album..
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greets,
kual21
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07.02.2012 - 11:08
Rating: 7
Big-Al
Written by Big-Al on 06.02.2012 at 21:15

Written by RavenKing on 14.01.2012 at 20:32

I heard "tattoo" and it's a boring piece of junk.

just checked it on youtube, sounds and looks like 90's the rolling stones :/

oh well

ok i've been listening to the album and... well it has some good bits but overall not brilliant at all. I'm disappointed
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I drink moosepiss
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07.02.2012 - 11:59
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
I've heard a few songs off it and it sounds not only boring, but kind of embarrassing. A major local newspaper here gave it a bad review, and they never give a negative review to any older mainstream artists...That should speak volumes in itself.
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"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
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11.02.2012 - 07:48
Rating: 8
renai
Checked the songs and must said this is a surprisingly acceptable Van Halen music. sounds more diverse and dark tunes in the mid end of the tracks. not upsetting at all for a band we thought on the end of the road.
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hey...my blog >>> http://metalharem.blogspot.com/
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11.02.2012 - 09:43
JohnDoe
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Written by Big-Al on 07.02.2012 at 11:08

Written by Big-Al on 06.02.2012 at 21:15

Written by RavenKing on 14.01.2012 at 20:32

I heard "tattoo" and it's a boring piece of junk.

just checked it on youtube, sounds and looks like 90's the rolling stones :/

oh well

ok i've been listening to the album and... well it has some good bits but overall not brilliant at all. I'm disappointed


A rating of 7 does not show disappointment.

I may give it a try but I don't expect much. Listened to Tatoo and some samples and i am not impressed at all.
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11.02.2012 - 09:43
Angelic Storm
Melodious
I feel kinda tempted to listen to this, even though I'm not expecting anything great from it at all... and, this is not a true Van Halen reunion, as Michael Anthony is not there.
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16.02.2012 - 15:04
JohnDoe
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The album is not even worth an illegal download
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16.02.2012 - 15:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 16.02.2012 at 15:04

The album is not even worth an illegal download


you're the first person I come across who finds it totally shit.
Everyone else I know thought Tattoo and that other song were crap but the rest of the album was good to very good.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.02.2012 - 18:35
JohnDoe
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.02.2012 at 15:12

Written by Guest on 16.02.2012 at 15:04

The album is not even worth an illegal download


you're the first person I come across who finds it totally shit.
Everyone else I know thought Tattoo and that other song were crap but the rest of the album was good to very good.


I'm not saying it's shit; I could not get halfway through the album and that is mainly due to David Lee Roth. I found his performance annoying.
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18.02.2012 - 22:22
Lit.
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Weither it's bad or not, it's certainly better than anything they've done over the 90's with Hagar.
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18.02.2012 - 22:25
JohnDoe
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Written by Guest on 18.02.2012 at 22:22

Weither it's bad or not, it's certainly better than anything they've done over the 90's with Hagar.


I disagree, both For Unlawful Carnal knowledge and Balance are better than this IMO. Especially For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge which I consider one of their best albums and certainly their best with Sammy Hagar.
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18.02.2012 - 22:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I also hate all Hagar era albums.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.02.2012 - 22:29
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 18.02.2012 at 22:25

Written by Guest on 18.02.2012 at 22:22

Weither it's bad or not, it's certainly better than anything they've done over the 90's with Hagar.


I disagree, both For Unlawful Carnal knowledge and Balance are better than this IMO. Especially For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge which I consider one of their best albums and certainly their best with Sammy Hagar.


It may just be me then, because I could not stand ANYTHING VH did after they fired David Lee Roth. To me, playing without him would've been like Aerosmith trying to play without Steven Tyler. IT just doesn't work.
No disrespect to Hagar, though. Love his solo work.
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18.02.2012 - 22:33
JohnDoe
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Written by Guest on 18.02.2012 at 22:29

Written by Guest on 18.02.2012 at 22:25

Written by Guest on 18.02.2012 at 22:22

Weither it's bad or not, it's certainly better than anything they've done over the 90's with Hagar.


I disagree, both For Unlawful Carnal knowledge and Balance are better than this IMO. Especially For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge which I consider one of their best albums and certainly their best with Sammy Hagar.


It may just be me then, because I could not stand ANYTHING VH did after they fired David Lee Roth. To me, playing without him would've been like Aerosmith trying to play with Steven Tyler. IT just doesn't work.
No disrespect to Hagar, though. Love his solo work.


No, it's not you, it's me.

I've always failed to see what is so great about David Lee Roth. To me, he's always been a mediocre vocalist. To me, it never mattered who was the singer in VH, it's the guitar work that interested me. To their last album, DLR ruined it for me. I don't like his vocal performance.
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19.02.2012 - 20:44
Rating: 7
Hughes
Well its not that bad after u listen to it more than one times , still for me its a mediocre to good album has some nice songs i really like *You and your blues* and *As is*, after a big absence in the music industry i was afraid it would flaw big time but after i listened to the album its not that big of a dissapointment
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19.02.2012 - 22:47
Rating: 6
Metal Invader
Patterned and little bit stupid but fun
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21.02.2012 - 00:46
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
'Honeyabysweetiedoll' and 'Stay Frosty' are ridiculous, and 'tattoo' isn't exactly the most striking album opener, but what we have here is, as well as a valued and worthy comeback from one hell of a good rock band, a flurry of brilliant riffs that keep this album exciting. It could have been shorter perhaps, but on their next album (if there is ever one), the band will probably be partying like its 1978 again.
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07.03.2012 - 21:16
sangre
Wasn't expecting much at all. Gave it a few listens and changed my opinion. This is a fantastic effort that grows on you. Totally surprised.
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29.04.2012 - 20:33
Cuca Beludo
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Pure hard rock, but the lyrics are somehow funny and dumb Great album. The greatest hard rock band is back!!
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20.05.2012 - 05:08
Cuca Beludo
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.02.2012 at 22:28

I also hate all Hagar era albums.


5150 is awesome.
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28.07.2012 - 14:50
Rating: 8
Pedro Pereira
This album is fuckin awesome!
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19.01.2013 - 18:04
Rating: 8
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
No doubt - in the last over of 35 years Eddie van Halen is with class over the all guitarists.

As songwriter and performer he is better than Petrucci, Dimebag Darrell and Michael Schenker.
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25.01.2013 - 00:11
Rating: 8
John Sandman
Excellent return from Van Halen!
Too bad Michael Anthony's backing vocals and bass playing are missing... He was an important part of their sound.
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