Thunder Steel / The Privilege Of Power - Riot

Thunder Steel / The Privilege Of Power
CD1 – Thunder Steel. This 1988 album takes everything that was metal at the time and is a classic combining thrashing guitars and pounding percussion indicative of the underground thrash movement of the time. It has more riffs than Anthrax and undertones of the hair metal that was riding the charts at that time. It is a classic and has everything that makes metal great! CD2 – The Privilege Of Power. This 1990 album saw the band augment their state-of-the-art heavy metal sound with horns, courtesy of the Brecker Brothers and Tower Of Power. It also features guest vocals by Joe Lynn turner (rainbow). The album employs 10 complex tracks that work as a single unit
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Thundersteel
Thundersteel / Fight Or Fall / Sight Of The Crimson Storm / Flight Of The Warrior / On Wings Of Eagles / Johnny's Back / Blood Streets / Run For Your Life / Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart)

The Privilege Of Power
On Your Knees / Metal Soldiers / Runaway / Killer / Dance Of Death / Storming The Gates Of Hell / Maryanne / Little Miss Death / Black Leather And Glittering Steel / Racing With The Devil On A Spanish Highway (Revisited)

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