The Magnificent Seventh!


(Digital Download - BMG / BMG Rights Management #4050538706673)

Review by Greg Prato

If the grunge revolution hadn't occurred in the early '90s, there's a chance that Thunder would have followed the likes of Whitesnake and Bon Jovi up the charts. Already blowing up back home in the U.K. (with their 1990 debut Backstreet Symphony), the group enjoyed some spins on Headbanger's Ball in the U.S., and made admirers the likes of David Coverdale and Axl Rose. But unlike most of the other similarly styled metal bands that seemed to vanish during the early to mid-'90s, Thunder continued to issue albums and 2005 saw the release of The Magnificent Seventh!. Unlike some other acts from the hair metal era who decided to update their sound upon returning to the scene in the early 21st century, Thunder continue on in the melodic rock direction they've followed all along, as evidenced by such tracks as "I Love You More Than Rock n' Roll" and "Monkey See, Monkey Do."

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