Through the Storm

Through the Storm

by Riot
     
 

Twenty-five years after their first release, it wouldn't be right to simply dismiss Riot as aging '80s metal hacks. It's true that the music on 2002's Through the Storm is dated and uncomfortably dramatic, but new underground movements (especially in Europe) made this approach to metal hip again in the late '90s. After considering Riot's…  See more details below

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Twenty-five years after their first release, it wouldn't be right to simply dismiss Riot as aging '80s metal hacks. It's true that the music on 2002's Through the Storm is dated and uncomfortably dramatic, but new underground movements (especially in Europe) made this approach to metal hip again in the late '90s. After considering Riot's history, Through the Storm actually makes a lot of sense. All of this group's best recordings have a unique stylistic twist. Reshaping the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and later power metal forms with bluesy arena rock overtones became a Riot specialty over the years, and they do it again on this 2002 Metal Blade offering. Too often Riot gets tossed into the '80s also-rans-caught-in-a-time-warp category. Old-school metalheads who know the difference between this talented New York outfit and the likes of XYZ and Danger Danger probably won't agree with such a description. Sure, they're no Iron Maiden, and Through the Storm isn't exactly significant, but it's respectable, and fans of the band will enjoy it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0039841439922
catalogNumber:
926929

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Riot   Primary Artist
Mark Reale   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Bob Rondinelli   Drums
Tony Harnell   Background Vocals
Mike DiMeo   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Flyntz   Electric Guitar
Pete Perez   Bass
Josh Pincus   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Paul Orofino   Producer,Engineer
Bruno Ravel   Engineer
Mark Reale   Producer,Liner Notes,String Arrangements
Mike Flyntz   Engineer
Jack Bart   Executive Producer
Chris Cubeta   Engineer
Yoko Kayumi   Violin Effects
Jeff Allen   Executive Producer

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