Classic: Pretty Maids, Future World, 1987
One of the things I have to share is that it is hard to believe that the lead vocals are all from one man: Ronny Atkins. He not only has parts where he sounds very raw and raspy, but is also able to sing smooth and velvet. Kinda special. Together with his writing partner and guitarist Ken Hammer he came up with 9 metal tunes that are as relevant today as they were back in the day. In this period they also used a lot of keyboards and operated as a 5 piece band. Later they became a quartet and I believe they still are.
One thing is for sure, whether it´s the opening song and title track firing away on all cylinders, the heavy rocker We Came To Rock, the ultra catchy Love Games, war song Yellow Rain or any other track, this gets in your system and never leaves. But it is an innocent addiction. Besides making you want to go out and buy all their other albums that is ;-). Over the years some changes in style became apparent. Yet the band always stayed melodic and rocking. Great band!