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Release date: 30 April 1985
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Unchain The Night
02. The Hunter
03. In My Dreams
04. Slippin' Away
05. Lightnin' Strikes Again
06. It's Not Love
07. Jaded Heart
08. Don't Lie To Me
09. Will The Sun Rise?
10. Till The Livin' End

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Guest review by

On Under Lock And Key Dokken broadened their sound an admittedly tiny bit, offering both songs that matched if not even exceeded the heaviness of Tooth And Nail and softer, obviously chart-leering ballads. The majority however is still made up by the familiar mid-paced energetic rockers one has come to expect and hope for and if anything on Under Lock And Key sounds different, it's probably the slicker production rather than the song writing. Whether that is a detriment is ultimately subject to the listeners personal preference and there is not too much of a point complaining as the new production did manage to fully break the band into the mainstream along with some crucial and, if one can believe the interviews, unwilling "adjustments" to the band's image.

published 08.09.2009 | Comments (0)

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Dokken had achieved moderate success with their second album Tooth & Nail which featured a few radio hits in the early '80s. This was the band's third trial and it was a charm. Under Lock And Key ultimately became the band's highest selling album and a piece of classic metal. The album is 21 years old and still a listenable album. Don Dokken's anthemic choruses matched with guitar virtuoso George Lynch's chainsaw guitar sound

published 01.03.2012 | Comments (3)

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SATANSCHAMBER666 - 22.08.2010 at 07:18  
Rating: 10 This Is one of my favorite albums of the 80's
WolMetal - 30.05.2012 at 23:28  
Rating: 9 At the late 80's I knew this band and this album really blew up my head...Dokken was great in those days.
Ace Frawley - 14.11.2012 at 03:40  
Rating: 7 This is pretty cheesy stuff but I like the melodies and the catchiness of it all. Album cover has got to be one of the worst in history. Look at the fashion on display. What were they thinking?
The Rabbit - 20.09.2015 at 10:44  
Rating: 8 I never thought I'd legitimately enjoy a glam/hair metal band... Well, then. I DO really really like this album. "It's not love", "unchain the night", "lightning strikes again" and "will the sun rise?" are all fave songs.

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