Riot – Thundersteel

Riot – Thundersteel 1988, CBS Associated Records   If the Queensryche EP was the big bang of USPM, then certainly, Riot’s 1988 masterpiece, Thundersteel, is the textbook example of how to get it right. Released after a brief hiatus, this album marks not only a considerable change in line-up, but also a departure from some […]

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Queensryche – EP

Queensryche – Queensryche EP 1983, 206 Records Inc   Lets talk about this record. My friend (O.W.K) recently called it the ‘big bang’ of power metal, and I think he’s right. It’s difficult for me to imagine this EP in the context of the time it was released, because in 1983, I wasn’t even a […]

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