Dokken - Tooth And Nail

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Release date: 1984
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Without Warning
02. Tooth And Nail
03. Just Got Lucky
04. Heartless Heart
05. Don't Close Your Eyes
06. When Heaven Comes Down
07. Into The Fire
08. Bullets To Spare
09. Alone Again
10. Turn On The Action

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Tooth And Nail was a huge step forward for Dokken, one a casual listener of the band's debut album would not have thought possible. Electra actually was near to dropping the band but opted to give them one more chance and a fair one at that. Tooth And Nail has a full, arena-ready sound with a slightly rougher guitar tone that really gives it an edge over slicker productions. The songs have also gotten a lot better, with Lynch's highly technical and yet disciplined and tasteful playing really showing why the man has become one of the most celebrated guitar heroes of the era. To the metal-minded ear, this is also the band's most easily likable with the heavy stomp on "When Heaven Comes Down" and a few stabs at speed metal here and there. However, most of the tracks keep to an accessible medium pace the band was best at anyway.

published 07.09.2009 | Comments (0)

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omne metallum
Dokken on a metal site? Oh yes, my friend, underneath the makeup lies a record with teeth that can bite hard (leaving bloodstains and lipstick marks) and rock harder. Time to style your hair like it's the 80s all over again and pretend the Sunset Strip is still the centre of the world; however, don't get too close, you can smell the peroxide a mile off.

published 08.04.2020 | Comments (1)

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09.12.2016 - 13:25
Rating: 8
Great heavy metal classic. A couple of weak moments in "Just Got Lucky" and "Bullets To Spare" but the rest rocks. "Don't Close Your Eyes" and "Into The Fire" are the highlights.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?

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