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Dokken - Back for the Attack reviewed by: IcedMojo

Track Listing
1. Kiss Of Death
2. Prisoner
3. Night By Night
4. Standing In The Shadows
5. Heaven Sent
6. Mr. Scary
7. So Many Tears
8. Burning Like A Flame
9. Lost Behind The Wall
10. Stop Fighting Love
11. Cry Of The Gypsy
12. Sleepless Nights
13. Dream Warriors
I have decided to take it upon myself and review one of my all time favorite classic metal albums, from 1987 "Dokken: Back For The Attack".

Now I know some may say, what about Sabbath, Ozzy, Cooper, ect. Well I chose this for a number of reasons. First, I love horror films, and although "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3" was not a very good film, it did feature the track "Dream Warriors" which also hooked me. I did have the cassette and I wore it out once again. I would say my entire neighborhood grew tired of that album. The complete track listing is 1. Kiss Of Death 2. Prisoner 3. Night By Night 4. Standing In The Shadows 5. Heaven Sent 6. Mr. Scary 7. So Many Tears 8. Burning Like A Flame 9. Lost Behind The Wall 10. Stop Fighting Love 11. Cry Of The Gypsy 12. Sleepless Nights 13. Dream Warriors.....I guess the thing(s) that hooked me about this album was Don Dokken's incredible voice. The 80s style of rock (that everyone dug at least sometime), and the fantastic blend of harmonies on top of the vocals --IcedMojo 02.26.03

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: DOKKEN
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Back For The AttackDokken
1987
Anthony Burke2/28/2003
Broken BonesDokken
2012
Eric Compton12/28/2012
Greatest Hits 2Dokken
2010
Chris Kincaid6/14/2010
Hell To PayDokken
2004
Vinaya Saksena8/17/2004


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