Real Steel – Real Steel [2008]

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Real Steel are a hard rock band formed in the late 80s that were based in Cleveland Ohio that made a self titled album that was released in 1991. If you like your late 80s / early 90s metal with a lot of hard edge then this is an album you will love. The album starts with a song called ‘Never Mind the Money’ which immediately tells you what type of album to expect. The album is consistent throughout with several tracks being immediate favourites.

The guitar riffs are the perfect balance of heavy with a real ‘crunch’ sound that is sure to make you tap your foot or rock your head. Most of the songs are catchy and songs like “I rule the Radio” and “Bad Boys” are sure to get you singing along with the chorus. The album also contains a few melodic metal sounding tracks that may remind you of Dokken and Banshee.

Scott Smalley on vocals has a very interesting voice that changes throughout the album. His skill as a singer becomes clear on the song “Bad Boys” as we switches from a casual rock singer to something that sounds like Dean Davidson (Cinderella) but with a more ‘wild’ sound that immediately fills the song with attitude.

Overall, the album production is quite raw, which in my opinion, adds to the overall sound and atmosphere providing a very heavy and ‘live’ feel. This album will be a huge hit to any 80s metal fan who is looking for a hidden treasure. This is, in my opinion, a masterpiece that is an essential album for fans of the 80s glam metal scene.

Band Members
Bobby Stocker – Drums
Dave Hasselbach – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Paul Klaff – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Scott Smalley – Lead Vocals, Bass

Tracks
01. Never Mind The Money
02. I Rule The Radio
03. We Are Rock
04. On My Way
05. Bad Toys
06. Loud And Clear
07. Heat Me Up
08. She’s Untouchable
09. Concrete Cowboy
10. Mission Of Misery
11. In Your Life
12. Sweet Ride Her
13. Just A Feeling

Reviewed by Antonio

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Real Steel - Real Steel [2008], 9.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings