Distinctive Design, Superior Sound and High Quality Mastering by Kevin Gray!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Audio Fidelity introduces their Target Series with two vinyl albums including
Riot's Fire Down Under (title suggested by Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show) and
10,000 Maniacs' masterpiece Our Time In Eden.
The Target Series features popular recordings that carry the rich tradition of
the early 1980's recordings that have become known as the "Target" CDs. The
Target CD's are synonymous with unique design and rich sound.
Brilliant and innovative, Fire Down Under is the third album by Riot. One
of the hardest metal albums done by an American band in the early '80s before it
went big hair or thrash.
If you like it on the hard side and you like it loud, welcome to Fire Down
Under. This 1981 release finds the band at the peak of their melodic, riff-heavy
and hard rockin' power. Every song is like a greatest hits album with soaring
guitars and great vocals. The combination of Mark Reale's Les Paul with Rick
Ventura's bright-sounding Strat makes terrific use of the difference in sound
between the two instruments. Pure early 1980's raunch, just nasty sounding
stuff - gloriously thick, tight and exciting. The playing is flawlessly
crisp, which it needs to be at these speeds. Any band can play loud, but
few can really be powerful. Many bands can play fast, but few have this
kind of energy.
Guy Speranza's vocals are absolutely amazing, full of soul an demotion, a great
vehicle for his vocal pyrotechnics. Standouts include the driving opening
song "Swords and Tequila", the breakneck, breathless riff of the title track,
the brilliant "Outlaw" - one of the best hard rock songs ever written, the
catchy, melodic relief of "Feel the Same" and the mighty "Altar of the King".
Fire Down Under is one of the most revered metal albums ever. A true metal
classic for the ages - one of the top 100 metal albums of all time.
• Target Series Vinyl
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
• Distinctive design
• High Quality Mastering
• Superior Sound
1. Swords and Tequila
2. Fire Down Under
3. Feel the Same
5. Don't Bring Me Down
6. Don't Hold Back
7. Altar of the King
8. No Lies
9. Run For Your Life