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Release date: 1988
Style: US power metal

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8.4 | 59 votes

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01. Replicant
02. Digital Dictator
03. Minute To Kill
04. Towns On Fire
05. Lady Took A Chance
06. Worlds And Machines
07. The Crest
08. R.L.H.
09. Condemned
10. Out Of The Shadows

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Rating:
9.8
If "Soldiers Of The Night" was the blueprint, then "Digital Dictator" was the final draft. The same ingredients (which won't be recounted here) that made Vicious Rumors' début good were refined, further improved and added singer Carl Albert and guitarist Mark McGee to replace Gary St. Pierre and Vinnie Moore, respectively, and the result is simply stunning. Though undeniably a great guitarist, Moore never shared the same chemistry with Geoff Thorpe as did McGee. In fact, the band sounds so tight and organic, you'd think they have been playing together for years. No wonder this lineup (later on often dubbed "classic") stayed together for the next 9 years and they probably would have continued if it weren't for the tragic car accident that cost Albert his life.

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published 09.04.2009 | Comments (7)

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Marcel Hubregtse - 18.05.2016 at 12:04  
  This is a pinnacle of US Power and of Vicious Rumors' career, great classic album although very overlooked and underrated.
Shame Carl Albert passed away at such a young age. What a phenomenal vocalist he was.

Was just spinning it and even since all these years after it release it has aged immensely well.
TrueMetalJope - 19.05.2016 at 16:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.05.2016 at 12:04

This is a pinnacle of US Power and of Vicious Rumors' career, great classic album although very overlooked and underrated.
Shame Carl Albert passed away at such a young age. What a phenomenal vocalist he was.

Was just spinning it and even since all these years after it release it has aged immensely well.


I can't disagree with your comment. Wish they had played this faster kind of stuff (in which they are obviously good at) on more of their albums.
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.05.2016 at 17:03  
 
Written by TrueMetalJope on 19.05.2016 at 16:44



I can't disagree with your comment. Wish they had played this faster kind of stuff (in which they are obviously good at) on more of their albums.


Even though I agree with you I am of the opinion that 'Lady Took A Chance' is still their best song to this day and age. And that is their ballad on this album
Maco - 19.05.2016 at 17:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.05.2016 at 17:03

Even though I agree with you I am of the opinion that 'Lady Took A Chance' is still their best song to this day and age. And that is their ballad on this album


And what a ballad it is. Is there any album in their discography that is just as good as this album? Or it's the only one?
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.05.2016 at 17:17  
 
Written by Maco on 19.05.2016 at 17:09

And what a ballad it is. Is there any album in their discography that is just as good as this album? Or it's the only one?


Unfortunately not a single one of their other albums comes even close

Damn, just realized that I also saw them perform live at Aardschokdag 1988 on May 29 in De IJsselhallen, Zwolle, The Netherlands, together with Sanctuary, Nuclear Assault, Flotsam And Jetsam, Testament and Megadeth, God were they awesome live. And my God did Nuclear Assault suck live, but then again 9 out of 10 times that band is truly atrocious live.
Zaphod - 19.05.2016 at 18:26  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.05.2016 at 17:17

Damn, just realized that I also saw them perform live at Aardschokdag 1988 on May 29 in De IJsselhallen, Zwolle, The Netherlands, together with Sanctuary, Nuclear Assault, Flotsam And Jetsam, Testament and Megadeth, God were they awesome live. And my God did Nuclear Assault suck live, but then again 9 out of 10 times that band is truly atrocious live.

Even with Nuclear Assault that is still an impressive line-up, especially considering those bands were all more or less at the high point of their careers. I'm super jealous.

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