Through the Storm cd cover

Riot

Through the Storm

The music is really good, but without the right singer it would just be mediocre. Fortunately, Riot has THE right singer. Mike DiMeo has got an incredible voice. He doesn’t have a pretty voice. It’s more of a throaty, raspy, Gillen, Turner, Hughes, Martin, Shortino type of voice. The songs are perfectly suited to his style and he just knocks them out of the park. Normally, I prefer the guitars to have a more distorted sound with a deeper tone, but something about this lighter fuzzier guitar sound just seems to compliment Mike’s voice perfectly. The sounds just blend and the result is fantastic. It’s like an old school Rainbow sound but with better production and no annoying keyboards. Sort of like Badlands… Buy this! --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Turn the Tables
  2. Lost Inside This World
  3. Chains (Revolving)
  4. Through the Storm
  5. Let It Show
  6. Burn the Sun
  7. To My Head
  8. Essentail Enemies
  9. Only You Can Rock Me
  10. Isle of Shadows
    (instrumental)
  11. Here Comes the Sun
    (instrumental)

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Mike DiMeo
GUITAR: Mark Reale
Mike Flyntz
BASS: Pete Perez
DRUMS: Bobby Rondinelli
KEYBOARDS: Josh Pincus
GUESTS: Tony Harnell

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Metal Blade Records
PRODUCED BY: Paul Orofino
Mark Reale
RELEASE YEAR: 2002
“She walks through this house today, collecting things to be thrown away. Start with love when he's gone. Now she can move on, 'cos it's only love…”