Raw, powerful, uptempo, melodic, released back in 1982, If Riff Raff were from Birmingham or Barnsley, they could have rose to stardom, but unfortunately this band failed to attract the attention of larger labels.
Yes, Riff Raff were not inventive, they used the same formulae as bigger metal acts, but their music is easily comparable to the best albums of that era.
Don't forget, it was the time of "Screaming For Vengeance", "Number Of The Beast" and "Restless And Wild". This records combines all that and there is no filler here
The quality of the songs are impressive. The sound is clean,the guitars are sharp,everything is precise without being overly technical. Vocalist sometimes reminds me Paul Di'Anno, the vocalist could easily be mistaken for Udo Dirkshneider.
The songwriting is great too,No repetitiveness, no similar songs. I have no desire to describe the album track-by-track,otherwise I will soon run out of superlatives.It is a true masterpiece of raw melodic metal.
Vintage metal from Finland , friggin good actually , once again i was expecting vintage cheese for some reason, a definite UDO sound alike on vocals