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Riot - Through The Storm (7,5/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Melodic Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 51:38
Band homepage: Riot


  1. Turn The Tables
  2. Lost Inside The World
  3. Chains
  4. Through The Storm
  5. Let It Show
  6. Burn The Sun
  7. To My Head
  8. Essential Enemies
  9. Only You Can Rock Me
  10. Isle Of Shadows
  11. Here Come The Sun
Riot - Through The Storm
When you hear the name RIOT, don't you think about the glory days, when they released some jewels like "Thundersteel" or "The Privilege Of Power"? These had been also the hardest RIOT ever, because, the last album of the Americans had been more Hardrock than Metal and now, they join exactly at this Hard Rock style.

Melodic Hard Rock with a powerful BLUE MURDER similarity is ruling this record. In addition to some great songs like "Turn The Tables" or "Lost Inside The World", there are also some disappointing songs like the horrible "To My Head" or "Only You Can Rock Me".

This stale scrap is just embarassing and on the other hand this costs this really impressionally album one point!

A more than 10 minutes track like "Chains" or the driving "Burn The Sun" have to be honoured and they are just touching you! (Online September 5, 2002)

Ralf Henn

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