Thunder Seven Review

artist: Triumph date: 01/13/2009 category: compact discs
Triumph: Thunder Seven
Release Date: 1984
Label: MCA
Genres: Hard Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Heavy Metal
Number Of Tracks: 10
Luscious production and incredible skillful musicianship spans the entire course of the album.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 9.5
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 10
Thunder Seven Reviewed by: AllJudasPriest, on april 14, 2008
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: In 1977 Triumph released Rock And Roll Machine and the repackaged version a year later proved to be one of the most brilliantly constructed and influential metal albums of all time. It raised a level of creativity that the band was never able to duplicate until the bands seventh album, aptly titled Thunder Seven. Triumph once again were years ahead of the present time, this time releasing the first complete and unbridled concept album in the history of any metal band, regardless of the genre. The sound is incredibly powerful and profound, theatrical and downright eerie. Luscious production and incredible skillful musicianship spans the entire course of the album. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics and music, along with the majestic album cover tell a story of a world at the end of the twentieth century, where machines and computers have a stranglehold on the creativity and morals of man. Where Domestic Violence, Murder, Corruption, War, Abuse, Laziness, Theft, Demonic Possession, Religious Extremists, have reached an all-time high and dictate the existence of the man. The technology exposing yet being the cause for the abnormalities of humans and their loss for creativity and moral regard. As with all but two Triumph albums Rik Emmett, one of the greatest vocalists in history, sings the majority of the songs. Killing Time, track eight, features, for the first time ever, Rik and Gil Moore dueling their vocals in the song. Rik does an incredibly orgasmic and luscious vocal a capella. // 10

Overall Impression: The album, for historical and present references alone, should be in any self-respecting metal fans top five of greatest metal albums. Midsummers Daydream is one of the finest classical guitar pieces in history, and Little Boy Blues is a profound way to end this masterpiece. Every bass line, which is very audible, is ball-busting, while every drum hit rings with beautiful precision. Every note of the guitar and synthesizers cut through the thick layer of darkness that surrounds the concept of the album. There is not a single dull moment on the album, thus making it perfect, which is what the number seven is supposed to represent. Any individual wanting to hear impeccable talent, brilliantly constructed lyrics, incredible vocals, precise musicianship, lusciousally sonic textures and production should look no further than this masterpiece. You will not be disappointed. // 10

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overall: 9.7
Thunder Seven Reviewed by: Oblivoath666, on january 13, 2009
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Sound: Triumph is one of my all time favorite bands, I've listened to them since I was 5 years old so I think that this album sounds great. it's been my favorite triumph album for a long time. 01.Spellbound: this is an overall great intro to the album, Gil moores vocals and drumming are awesome, and Rik's and Mike's Guitar and bass fit in perfectly. 02.Rock out, Roll On- Fu***n': amazing song, great lyrics and singing. Rik Emmetts vocals are great, this is one of the greatest Triumph songs ever! 03.Cool Down: an ok song, the southern rock style intro doesnt't really fit with the rest of the album. 04.Follow Your Heart: a total Epic Rock Song, a Great Chorus. Rock and roll hearts never die! 05.Time Goes By: great song definetly, at over six minutes long, it's the longest song on the album. 06.Midsummer's Daydream: great instrumental(every Triumph album needs One) 7.Time Cannon- Kind of a waste on the album, but a sort of cool semi intro to Killing Time. 08.Killing Time: great song, Killer Vocals by Gil, and Rik. 09.Stranger In a Strange Land: a Great heavy song with Really Rocker Vocals, and lyrics! 10.Little Boy blues: kind of over doing it with the instrumentals on this album, but still ok. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics on this album have to do a lot with time (Time Goes By, time Cannon, Killing time), and being sort of an outcast but still believing in yourself(Follow Your Heart, Stranger in a Strange Land). Gil Moores Lyrics are great and Rik Emmetts are slightly Better for most of the songs! // 9

Overall Impression: I think that this is one of Triumphs greatest albums ever, and it deserves more Fame! The Most impressive songs from the album are Rock Out, Roll On, Follow Your heart, Killing time, and Stranger in a Strange Land. Love everything about the album except the fact that there are 2 instrumentals. If this album were stolen I'd Be really Pissed because it was harder than hell to find. // 10

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