On Through the Night

On Through the Night

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by Def Leppard
     
 

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On Through the Night, Def Leppard's debut album, established the band as one of the leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. While possessing the tight, controlled attack of comrades Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, Def Leppard was uninterested in the fantastic, menacing, and sometimes gothic

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On Through the Night, Def Leppard's debut album, established the band as one of the leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. While possessing the tight, controlled attack of comrades Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, Def Leppard was uninterested in the fantastic, menacing, and sometimes gothic themes of those bands; instead, On Through the Night is a collection of working-class hard rock anthems informed by the big, glittering hooks of glam rock. It may lack the detailed production and more pop-oriented songwriting of later efforts, but it's also arguably their heaviest album, and some Leppard fans prefer this sound.

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Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0042282253323
catalogNumber:
822533
Rank:
7170

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On Through the Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd ( or record,8 track, tape whatever abgle your comin from,lol)is great. hello america, rocks off, walls come tumblin down,overture and rock bricade are awsome,and they show small, glittering hints of what is to come in future albulms.this great one to add o ur collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly impressive debut from this Sheffield band. These songs are not played on Def Leppard´s concerts in these days, which is sad as many of the tracks are quite solid efforts. The album takes off with a sparking riff telling the listener that these adolescents are ready for world domination. Guitarists Pete Willis (no longer in the band) and the late Steve Clarke have written some really great, and tricky, riffs. Rick Allen demonstrates his incredible talent for drumming, and there are a few spots for him to really shine. This album is a bit overlooked, but this is the sound of Def Leppard that a lot of fans probably miss today. However, huge things were around the corner.