Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Attila - "Rolling Thunder" [1986]

Artist: Attila
Title: Rolling Thunder
Genre: Heavy Metal
Country: USA
Release date: 1986

Track List:
  1. Turn Up The Power
  2. Urban Commandos
  3. March Of Kings
  4. Defcon 1
  5. Thermonuclear Warrior
  6. Rolling Thunder
  7. Wild
  8. School's Out (Alice Cooper cover)
  9. Chains Around Heaven
  10. Tryst
Attila were a 3-piece band from NY, formed in 1983 and released only one album in 1986. You can easily guess the main lyrical themes of this album - post-apocalypse, nuclear warfare and the general atmosphere of permanent fear in the times of Cold War - by just looking at the album cover and the song titles. Will, these times are long gone, but I still remember how it was in the late 80's-early 90's; moreover, I'm generally interested in post-nuclear/post-apocalyptic art, so I couldn't just get past this album. The music is somewhat simplistic, but it isn't a big flaw, and it's quite expected from a debut album of a band which had only 3 members. My personal favourite track is "March Of Kings".


  1. Got the album this morning, it's oke and reminds me bit of early Helloween from Germany.

    Koes from Holland

  2. friend of mine was looking for this album...thanks for sharing!
    greetings from switzerland