Through the Storm

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
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: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Japanese Import
  • UPC: 498806804081
  • Catalog Number: 67017

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, Mastering
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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