1986 - DECIBEL STORM :

 

1986 - DECIBEL STORM :

 

(WAVE-LP-8009/RCA PL 71024)

 

Side A:

1. EYES OF THE STRANGER (5:56)

2. STARRIDER (4:49)

3. TEENAGE RAMPAGE (Sweet Cover) (3:35)

4. DISASTER DREAMER (6:42)

 

Side B:

5. FIRESTARTER (4:29)

6. EXTERMINATOR (5:36)

7. BLACK TATTOO (4:17)

8. SOUND OF SPEED (4:01)

9. THE SHOW MUST GO ON (5:32)

 

1, 2, 7& 8 - Music & Lyrics by Jay C. Blade

3 - by Chinn & Chapman

4 - Music by Spooky Wolff & Jay C. Blade. Lyrics by Jay C. Blade

5 - Music by Speedy Foxx & Ape De Martinez. Lyrics by Jay C. Blade

6 - Music by Jay C. Blade & Ape De Martinez. Lyrics by Jay C. Blade

9 - Music by Mark Ruffneck, Spooky Wolff & Jay C. Blade. Lyrics by Mark Ruffneck & Jay C. Blade.

 

Produced by OZ.

1st Engineer : Johan Wallin

2nd Engineer : Per Blom.

Recorded at Stockholm Recording.

 

Ape De Martinez - Lead Vocals

Jay C. Blade - Bass Guitar, Vocals & Synthesizer

Mark Ruffneck - Drums & Percussion

Speedy Foxx - Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Spooky Wolff - Lead & Rhythm Guitars

 

 

REVIEW

 

Metal Forces No. 18 (1986)

 

OZ

Decibel Storm

(RCA)

 

RATING: 62

 

            I enjoyed “Fire In The Brain” a couple of years back by this band but then deleted when the sub-average “III Warning” came out. “Decibel Storm” lies somewhere between the two; not brilliant but certainly above average with some good cuts such as ‘Eyes Of The Stranger’ with some powerful riffing but not such good vocals), ‘Exterminator’, high velocity verging on power metal and the definite thrash of  ‘The Show Must Go On’.

            To balance though, ‘Teenage Rampage’ (the SWEET classic) is rubbish and a couple of tracks on side two are no better. So buy it if you’ve got plenty of cash to spare – if not be a bit more selective.

DAVE CONSTABLE

 

ALBUM RATINGS

91-100 An Essential Buy

81-90   Strongly Recommended

71-80   Check It Out

61-70   Worth A Listen

51-60   Nothing Special

41-50   Below Average

31-40   Disappointing

21-30   Poor

11-20   Rubbish

  0-10   Delete

 

High quality re-mastered version available as download from iTunes.

 

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