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Riot - ThunderSteel album

Riot  - ThunderSteel album
Performer: Riot
Title: ThunderSteel
Released: 1988
Country: US
Style: Heavy Metal
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 332
MP3 size: 1865 mb
FLAC size: 1893 mb

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Thundersteel
2 Fight Or Fall
Drums – Mark Edwards
3 Sign Of The Crimson Storm
4 Flight Of The Warrior
5 On Wings Of Eagles
Drums – Mark Edwards
6 Johnny's Back
7 Bloodstreets
Drums – Mark Edwards
8 Run For Your Life
9 Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart)

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – CBS
  • Distributed By – CBS
  • Recorded At – Greene St. Recording
  • Mixed At – Greene St. Recording


  • Bass – Don Van Stavern
  • Cover – Kevin Kall
  • Drums – Bobby "The Zombie" Jarzombek*
  • Engineer [Additional] – Nick Sansano
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Chris Shaw, Matt Tritto
  • Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
  • Photography By – Mark "Wiseguy" Weiss*
  • Producer – Steve Loeb
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Rod Hui
  • Producer, Guitar – Mark Reale
  • Vocals – Tony Moore


© 1988 CBS Records Inc.
℗ 1988 CBS Records, Inc.

Category ZK 44232 printed on spine and front side of disc
Category 44232 printed on inner insert, last page

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 07464442322
  • Matrix / Runout: 1A EK44232 02
  • Other (Mould Area): CMU P 26
  • Matrix / Runout (Front on disc): DIDP-070960 1
  • Other (Mould Area): CMU P 20

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZK 44232 Riot ThunderSteel ‎(CD, Album, RE) CBS ZK 44232 US Unknown
3984-15601-1 Riot Thundersteel (30th Anniversary Edition) ‎(LP, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-15601-1 Europe 2018
3984-15601-2 Riot Thundersteel ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, 30t + DVD-V, NTSC, RC0) Metal Blade Records 3984-15601-2 Europe 2018
EPC 460976 2 Riot Thundersteel ‎(CD, Album) Epic EPC 460976 2 Netherlands 1988
BZT 44232, ZT44232 Riot Thundersteel ‎(Cass, Album) CBS, CBS BZT 44232, ZT44232 US 1988

Thundersteel is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Riot, released after coming back from a period of inactivity in the mid-80s. It features a totally different line-up from that of the previous work, with guitarist Mark Reale being the only remaining member. It was re-issued in 2003 by Collectables Records with slightly amended artwork and re-issued on 180g vinyl as a 2-LP set with The Privilege of Power by SPV on February 25, 2013.

Surprisingly, Riot's comeback album "Thundersteel" became one of the most memorable releases of the band, and also one of the most symbolic albums in the American power metal scene. Nonetheless, its sound is based on the melodic music of the 80's Judas Priest and Iron Maiden (at some moments, reminiscent of Lizzy Borden). It slows-down the speed of the two previous songs, but its choruses are still catchy, while "Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart)" closes the album in such an epic way keeping some the Maiden and Priest influences that plagued the entire album. Although it seems that the album was lately released, Riot did not leave room for filling material.

Written-By – D. Van Stavern, M. Reale.

Album Name ThunderSteel. Дата релиза 24 Март 1988. Музыкальный стильSpeed Heavy. Владельцы этого альбома172.

labelriot thundersteel full album labelriot thundersteel album labelriot full album thundersteel labelriot full album labelthundersteel riot labelthundersteel full album riot labelriot thundersteel 1988. They even played like 4 songs from this album alone! I didn't expected that. Give a chance to Riot V! 3 months ago. Rock on dude.

Riot never made it big in the metal scene because they were trying to sound British and they were absolutely not British, and it’s a damn shame because they ripped off Priest (particularly Painkiller and British Steel even though Painkiller hadn’t been made yet) better than Rob Halford could have if he had hired Downing and Tipton’s guitar teachers and.

Riot V. Produced by Rod Hui, Steve Loeb & Mark Reale. A streak of lightning is shooting through the air Electric sun lights the sky His face is frightening, so evil one's beware Men of disaster hear his cry And now at last we know he's real The power of his sword we feel Thundersteel Thundersteel

The 1988 rebirth of Riot delivers one of their top albumsReleased in 1988, THUNDERSTEEL was the sixth album by New York’s Riot and a rebirth of the band after breaking up following the mediocre 1983 release BORN IN AMERICA (don’t get me wrong, I love the title track and appreciate a few other cuts, but there was something overall pedestrian about that album, like they were having an identity crisis or something). Thankfully, guitarist/composer Mark Reale decided to forge ahead with a new cast, including over-the-top vocalist Tony Moore, who obviously studied at the Rob Halford school of metal vox. Yet Moor’s no imitation and certainly has his unique appeal. While Riot’s first five albums would be considered traditional metal in the manner of 70’s Judas Priest, albeit with an American vibe, THUNDERSTEEL seriously upped the ante with elements of speed metal. I should add that, despite the band pic on the back cover, THUNDERSTEEL ain’t no glam album. This is decidedly established by the speedy title track that opens the album followed by the formidable and catchy “Fight or Fall,” which paves the way for the album’s masterpiece “Sign of the Crimson Storm.” It sounds like “Sign” addresses acid rain, a popular topic at the time.Actually, practically the entire album is strong with several other notable cuts, like the infectious “Flight of the Warrior,” the driving “On Wings of Eagles,” the haunting “Blood Streets,” the hooky “Run for your Life” and the epic closer “Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart).”THUNDERSTEEL wasn’t just Riot’s best album up to that point – and one of their top three ever – it was very influential in the power metal genre, especially when it had a renaissance in the late ‘90s . Singer Moore did two other albums with Riot: The follow-up THE PRIVILEGE OF POWER (1990), which was almost on par with THUNDERSTEEL, and 2011’s IMMORTAL SOUL, which is very similar in tone and quality to THUNDERSTEEL, but even better with superior production. GRADE: A/A-
ALMOST agree with you there Wuchak EXCEPT that "Privilege of Power" was MORE than how did you say "almost on par" .........it was MORE than on par with "Thundersteel" & no offense to Thundersteel because it was great but SORRY to DISagree with you there but "Privilege of Power" is the BEST album to me that this awesome band EVER did & Tony Moore is the BEST vocalist this awesome band EVER had.
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