Posts tagged “power metal

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.


Running Wild – Black Hand Inn (1994)

Germany – March 1994 – NoiseRunning Wild - Black Hand Inn

01. The Curse – 03:13 (intro)
02. Black Hand Inn – 04:31 – !!!!
03. Mr. Deadhead – 04:03
04. Soulless – 04:57
05. The Privateer – 04:21
06. Fight the Fire of Hate – 06:40 – M
07. The Phantom of Black Hand Hill – 06:23 – !!!!
07. Freewind Rider – 05:18 – !!!!
08. Powder & Iron – 05:18
08. Dragonmen – 05:42
09. Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man) – 15:20 – !!!!
10 .Dancing On A Minefield – 05:00
11. Poisoned Blood – 03:44


Leatherwolf – Street Ready (1989)

USA – April 1989 – Island RecordsLeatherwolf - Street Ready

01. Wicked Ways – 06:03 – !!!!
02. Street Ready – 03:05
03. Hideaway – 03:56
04. Take a Chance – 03:10
05. Black Knight – 02:58
06. Thunder – 03:47 – !!!!
07. The Way I Feel – 04:54
08. Too Much – 03:34
09. Lonely Road – 03:44
10. Spirits in the Wind – 05:05 – !!!!


Riot – Priviledge of Power (1990)

USA – February 1990 – EpicRiot-90-popower

01. On Your Knees – 06:37
02. Metal Soldiers – 06:40
03. Runaway – 05:11 – !!!!
04. Killer (feat. Joe Lynn Turner) – 04:53
05. Dance of Death – 07:17
06. Storming the Gates of Hell – 03:43 – !!!!
07. Maryanne – 04:55 – !!!!
08. Little Miss Death – 04:12
09. Black Leather and Glittering Steel – 07:07 – !!!!
10. Racing with the Devil on a Spanish Highway (Al Di Meola  cover) – 07:17 – !!!!

Power metal of high intelligence and great finesse, more furious and angry than its legendary predecessor, “Priviledge…” left a huge legacy over the years but not the commercial breakthrough the band was searching then…