It’s heavy metal! It’s Millennium!
If you have ever been fans of this heavy metal band from the Silicon Valley of India, Millennium will need no introducing. But for the rest of us, they are probably the heaviest band that ever came out of India. Having opened for the likes of Deep Purple and Megadeth and having the distinction of being the first Asian metal band whose video entered the MTV playlist, they are legends and pioneers. The self-titled album featured below was their first full-length album and just overflows with class and virtuosity. If you love metal, you will love this. If you don’t, at least check out ‘Forest Dreams’, the only ballad on this album!
[ A reader of Amabilis Insania got in touch with me and very graciously offered some of his old, very rare tapes that were lying around gathering dust and mould, in order that I may convert them to mp3s and release them here. After a few phone calls and emails over a few weeks, the tapes were 'air-lifted' out of the country and brought to my desk, where they lay for a few more weeks! In the end they were converted, tweaked and made ready for the digital age! The first instalment of the results are below. They are not great - the tapes were old, my skills are limited! But it's something, which is, last I checked, better than nothing! And to show gratitude where it's due, thanks a ton Rohan! ]
To make it sweeter for all Millennium fans, pains were taken to scan and convert the entire liner notes of the album so that you may have the pleasure of finding out more about the tracks and their lyrics. The converted document is here and the original scan follows below.