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Immortal Soul

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  • Vinyl (December 6, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Steamhammer / SPV
  • ASIN: B005KN5A8E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,882 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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New York rockers Riot have just released their latest album and it's special for a various number of reasons: it's the band's first album in five years and it also sees the Thundersteel era line-up back together. Riot may not sound familiar but the album, Immortal Soul, is their fourteenth studio album. Based on the songs and sound, Immortal Soul is a very strong release for Riot.
Riot formed around 1975 in New York. The band experienced many changes in their line-up but guitarist Mark Reale has been the only stable member of the band. From 1977 to 1981, the band cranked out three studio albums with original singer Guy Speranza (Rock City, Narita, and Fire Down Under). The third of them, Fire Down Under, is considered by many critics to be one of the most underrated hard rock albums of the time in 1981. Speranza left in 1981 and was replaced by Rhett Forrester. With Forrester, the band made another two albums (Restless Breed and Born in America) but the band had hit rock bottom financially in 1983. Also, a band called Quiet Riot was becoming popular and confusion happened often. The band either split or kept quiet until 1986 when Reale reformed the band with a new line-up. This new line-up included Reale, singer Tony Moore, bassist Don Van Stavern, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. This incarnation of Riot released the power metal heavy Thundersteel, which achieved some commercial attention. When the band went on tour, guitarist Mike Flyntz joined. In 1990, the band released The Privilege of Power. It was the last album with Moore and/or Stavern on it as they left in 1992. Riot continued to release new music and tour, with Reale and Flyntz as stable members (Jarzombek was in and out). In 2008, the Thundersteel line-up of Reale, Moore, Stavern, Jarzombek and Flyntz reunited.
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Immortal Soul is one of the best releases in 2011 in this genre. The original Thundersteel Line-Up seems to have the right recipe to make another killer album. Tony Moores voice is insanely good and he hits the notes without any problems, just like 23 years ago. This album shows that the good old legacy of RIOT is still intact. And that all 5 are fabulous musicians, who have created a fantastic master piece!! Some bands are just meant to be still out there - all others, please step aside!
Difficult to even pick a favourite song - but if I have to... its Still Your Man, and Riot...and Wings Are For Angels...and..well, that's what I mean. Every spin results in another favourite - so I guess - I love them all!
Strong buy for anyone, that loves Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal and anything that kicks ass!
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Wow!!! This album really surprised me it's everything you want from one of your favorite old school bands to put out!!!! There's not a weak track on the record at all. The music picks up where thundersteel left off and doesn't left off the gas all the way through! It has speedy Judas Priest tracks to slower jams that make you pump your first and shout out!!!!! If you love metal in the old school vein with a new sound you need to pick this up!!!!! American metal rules!!!!!
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New York's Riot has seen many incarnations over the years. The fans of Riot will often refer to a "era" of the Band they like best. If you are new to the band read on and later you can google the band to learn all you need to know. If you are an old fan wondering if this is worth a purchase read right along and then open your wallet.

Riot's original 1988 Thundersteel era lineup of Tony Moore (Vocals), Mark Reale (Guitars), Mike Flyntz (Guitars), Bobby Jarzombek (Drums), Don Van Stavern (Bass) are all back and in absolute top form. Classic and great albums have all the ingredients from great song writing, excellent musical arrangements, searing attitude and professionalism with a touch of magic that just happens. Some line-ups just have this. This line-up is one of those bands. I cannot say enough about the musicianship, it's all here. There was great care taken on this album and it shows. A few bands could learn a few things from how to stage your comeback by listening to this album. This is, without any doubt, a cracking effort which stands right along side the classic Thundersteel album. For those of you that still buy CD's clear a spot on the shelf along side of Thundersteel and proudly (after you're done wearing the disc out) place this one right beside it.

There is not a single weak track to be found, plus there is a good bit of diversity here from the all out power metal of the opening track to the melodic haunting Echoes. The following are the highlights if you can really pick them: The frenetic, angry, pounding opener "Riot", the excellent "Crawling", the for Japan single "Wings are For Angels", the melodic "Sins of The Father", the hard rockin' Whiskey Man and the haunting Echoes.
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Immortal soul is the latest cd from riot, and musical genius band leader, and guitarist, mark reale. This cd is a reunion of band members from the cd thundersteel(1988),with reale, tony moore on vocals, don van stavern on bass, and of course bobby jarzombeck (the drummachine) on drums. Also long time band member guitarist, mike flyntz. Immortal soul is a must have for any fan of riot, hard rock, heavy metal music.I would definetly put it in the power metal genre and recommend this cd to fans of metallica, megadeath, judas priest, iron maiden, and early queensryche. This cd is fantastic, and gets better and better the more you listen to it. Make no mistake its no fire down under or thundersteel those are two of the greatest metal albums of all time. If you don't own them yet, you owe it to yourself to buy them now along with immortal soul. It is still early yet and remains to be seen if it turns out to be a metal classic like those two albums were. I must say though i can't eject immortal soul from my player, it just keeps getting better everytime I listen to it. This new cd is an effort that will take you back to the old school power metal sound of the 80s that we all love and miss. Immortal soul is as good or better than any metal music that is out there today. Tony hits all the notes like he's never missed a beat. Great rythym chops from mark and mike,and rediculous technical speed drumming of bobby j. I have been a huge fan of mark and riot since the fire down under days and have everything the band has ever put out. Mark started this riot in brooklyn n.y in 1976 and this band has stood the test of time. This new cd truly shows that. I just hope riot finally gets the credit it deserves as one of the greatest metal bands ever. Thanks mark for keeping this riot going on and on. Cant wait to see you on tour in rochester,ny in january. SHINE ON! Thanks,Geigs. Amsterdam,NY.
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