Riot – Thundersteel (1988)

USA – March 1988 – Epic, CBSriot-thundersteel

01. Thundersteel – 03:49 – !!!!
02. Fight or Fall  – 04:25 – !!!!
03. Sign of the Crimson Storm – MU – 04:40 – !!!!
04. Flight of the Warrior – 04:17 – !!!!
05. On Wings of Eagles – 05:41 – !!!!
06. Johnny’s Back – 05:32 – !!!!
07. Bloodstreets– 04:39 – !!!!
08. Run for Your Life – 04:08 – !!!!
09. Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart) – 08:55 – LMU – !!!!

Seeking a major commercial success, Riot make a U-turn from bluesy/hard rock influences to a straight power metal sound. Though Thundersteel never gave them the status they’d deserved, it is widely venerated as one of the best power/speed metal stuff that has ever recorded… No power metal band before or after has managed to reach such an excellence in terms of fury and passion.
Their shift from a great hard rock band to a sensational power metal stunner is among the most remarkable moments of US metal scene of the 80s.

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