Friday Morning Metal – Riot – Thundersteel

Yet another shredder recommended by Bjørn Spotify, Thundersteel by Riot. I first heard these guys WAY back when Brütal Legend came out and Road Racin’ was on the soundtrack. Ripping around the countryside while that song blasts is fun. And Thundersteel keeps up the full throttle balls out metal sound that is so very 1988.

The song starts out with a killer guitar intro, then pummels you with wild double kick drums. The vocals take a little getting used to, but after the first couple verses it fits in real well. Kinda Joey Belladonna adjace? I don’t know, but it’s fun.

There’s like three separate solos about halfway through. Stacking solos like that adds a multiplier effect, and I think increases critical hit rate. All in all it’s pretty fun song. It does sound a bit older than 1988, but it shreds.

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