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Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Fifth Angel was one of the most dynamic live performers of the 1980's - their amazing live sets prompted Epic to sign the group in 1986. This original album stayed on the Billboard charts for thirteen weeks in 1988 and ... more »
Fifth Angel was one of the most dynamic live performers of the 1980's - their amazing live sets prompted Epic to sign the group in 1986. This original album stayed on the Billboard charts for thirteen weeks in 1988 and is filled with the powerful - yet melodic - rock that the group is known for, including In The Fallout, Cry Out The Fools, and Fade to Flames. 9 tracks.
Essential Power Metal
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 1986 self-titled debut album by Fifth Angel is one of those albums that went largely unnoticed at the time, but is spoken of with almost religious awe by those who did find it. These are the folks who inevitably say "Oh, you're into (insert band name here)? You have to try Fifth Angel!" I was handed this album, as well as Crimson Glory's Transcendence and Black Sabbath's TYR by a good friend a few years back, and the three albums have become the benchmarks for how I view all other power metal albums.
Fifth Angel took the American power metal sound and injected it with plenty of melody, toning down the fist-raising aggression in favor of a more accessible approach. Think Warlord or perhaps Armored Saint merged with Dokken. The result was highly melodic, but it was still unmistakably power metal. Fifth Angel may have had a lighter touch than say, Omen, but they weren't some ballad-spewing hair metal band either. A look at the track listing for this album confirms that the band was solidly in the metal camp.
It's been two decades since Fifth Angel's debut was released, and the album has lost none of its power. The band's early fans still revere the album as a classic moment in metal, and continue to bring new converts to the Fifth Angel flock. For my part, I'll recommend this to anyone who is into power metal, especially those who enjoy the classic American power metal sound."