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Steel the Light


5.0
classic

Review

by Antonius USER (24 Reviews)
June 28th, 2012 | 10 replies | 1,487 views


Release Date: 1984 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An underground gem of the 80s

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

The words 'remarkable' and 'marvelous' are some of the words that I often use to describe a result like this. These are two adjectives amongst many other that give the full picture of Steel the Light and I am not exaggerating at all. Every time I hear this album I like it even more. I would not say it is underestimated because it is not even known and it is coming from a band who no one ever noticed. Nine fabulous songs and 37 minutes which end before you even realize it. Although in it's days this album took very positive reviews it didn't sell much and it was ignored.

It is an album which I believe bridges perfectly the 'heavy' bands of 70s with the heavy metal ones of the 80s. Fantastic and wide ranged vocals from Jonathan K. and blistering riffs from Floyd Rose and Rick Pierce throughout the album. I find it extremely difficult to distinguish good songs from bad ones because none falls short. However, if I was to recommend a few I would distinguish the opening-hurricane track ''Missing in Action'' which sets the bar and the expectations of the listener from the first moment very high, ''Lonely Lady'' an epic anthem with a catchy riff and a tremendous guitar solo and ''Steel the Light'' with the slow tempo which drives you to a rhythmic and enjoyable headbang. A ballad could not be missing from my choices and the melodic ''Come and Gone'' manages to keep the flow and style untouched and coherent. Simply magnificent.

In simple words, one of those albums you would wish to have with you if you were deserted on an island.



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BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


" but very rarely i say the words ''huge'' and ''marvelous'' for something"

bad grammar in the first sentence, fix this now or ill neg

BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


you're so hot base

TheNotrap
June 28th 2012



7817 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"A rare gem"
"It is an album which I believe bridges perfectly the 'heavy' bands of 70s with the heavy metal ones of the 80s."

Hum will check this out.

BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


pos my review notrap

TheNotrap
June 28th 2012



7817 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Why not? which one?

BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


look at the front page son

BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


base ingnoring me how lol

BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


i like fattys so...

warlordfun
August 14th 2013



349 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wow you're the boss man! props for reviewing this! have a pos!

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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2014



14492 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

missing in action rocks

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