"This is a fun record - I was feeling nostalgic for it, and just bought it as a CD. Macalpine is a terrific guitarist, one of the rare breed who doesn't let his technical abilities overpower a sense of melody and purpose in his solos. His rhythm playing is really good, and his writing is mature. He's no slouch on keyboards, either. Tommy Aldridge has always been a monster - his double kick stuff is imaginative and used with taste. Even Bob Rock's peculiar, bellowing singing style doesn't take away from my enjoyment of this record, somehow it all fits together. "Nostradamus" is a standout cut. The picture on the back cover says it all; massive, 2 ft high permed hair, androgynous clothing, those serious gazes... you just gotta love the 80's!"
Griff from WV in England | apo, ae United States | 07/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must for any Tony Macalpine fan. In the 80's Tony established himself as one of the premier guitar virtuosos only to be overshadowed by the axmen of the larger labels. This was an attempt to display his talents to a larger audience; not just the guitar junkie. In my opinion this was close but it lacked in the vocals. Rock is a fine singer but his high end seems to crack. But as a whole this cd is worth it. It has three of the heaviest hitters in metal Mcalpine,Sarzo and Aldridge and they work well together."
tcaudiopro | canada | 01/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the style of Racer X, Icon and the like. One word describes it all.......POWERFUL!!"
If you like Defenders of the Faith era Judas Priest.
Griff from WV in England | 05/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Big vocals, big guitars, headbanging riffs; this album captures where straight ahead heavy metal was at in 1988. Every metalhead should own a copy of this. Annoy your neighbours and remember metal's golden age."