Metal Thunder: Rock Crusade is part of a voluminous series of poor '80s heavy metal compilations released cheaply by the Montreal-based St. Clair Entertainment label. The Metal Thunder series features mostly long-forgotten metal acts who attained moderate success at best during their respective '80s zeniths. Furthermore, most of the performers were more associated with the pop-metal movement than the more influential and interesting thrash metal scene of the time, making the featured music on these volumes even more trite.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier