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A Distant Thunder

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Category: Speed/Thrash

Year: 1988

Label: Metal Blade Records

Catalog Number: 3984-14207-2

Average Rating: 95 / 100 (1 rating)

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Helstar A Distant Thunder Album Cover

James Rivera Vocals
Larry Barragan Guitars
Andre Corbin Guitars
Jerry Abarca Bass, Piano
Frank Ferreira Drums
1.  The King Is Dead  
2.  Bitter End  
3.  Abandon Ship  
4.  Tyrannicide  
5.  Scortcher  
6.  Genius Of Insanity  
7.  (The) Whore Of Babylon  
8.  Winds Of War  
9.  He's A Woman, She's A Man  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 6:45
One of the greatest U.S Power Metal bands ever!! This is a killer album with plenty of time changes and melody hooks. Ripping vocals by James Rivera and a must for Priest & Maiden fans. Any Helstar fans reading this please get in touch. friday13th@robhalford.com

From: Scott Date: February 5, 2003 at 15:41
Would have to agree with the above review by friday 13th. This cd is filled with classic American power metal topped with the soaring, searing vocals of James Rivera. This would be the last album the band would release before taking on a more aggressive speed metal style. "He's A Woman, She's a Man" is a Scorpions cover.

From: marco,italy Date: December 3, 2003 at 6:37
The best power metal album ever made,i worship it! but listen to "nosferatu" too because it kick ass.

From: Mad Priest Date: June 6, 2004 at 16:25
One of the best albums EVER it rules!! high quality metal with insanely awesome singing!

From: TwizstedJesus Date: June 19, 2004 at 11:37
I'm gonna agree that this is one of the greatest discs ever.I had the chance to hang out with James in TX during the Destinys End show in Houston,and also got to watch the re-united Helstar at their practice hall before the re-union shows in 2000.James is a god !!

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