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Stratovarius - Fright Night



6.7 | 264 votes |
Release date: 11 May 1989
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Future Shock
02. False Messiah
03. Black Night
04. Witch-Hunt
05. Fire Dance
06. Fright Night
07. Night Screamer
08. Darkness
09. Goodbye

Additional info
Repressed by Monsters of Rock Records in 2002.

Guest review by
Sword_Chant
Rating:
8.5
The debut album by Stratovarius. For crazed fans of this band (like myself) this is just as great to listen to as every other release. For people who want the same power metal they heard in Visions... expect something very different. This album has been given quite a high rating, because many people rate this low, forgetting that this album is one of the pioneering key orientated power metal albums. It is a significant album and if you like a much older sounding and heavier power metal style, this is for you.

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published 26.04.2010 | Comments (4)

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10.12.2012 - 17:04
Rating: 8
Kocha
This average rating is ridiculous, this album is way better than 6.8. Actually, when I think it through, I kind of really like Tolkki's voice, even though technically it's nowhere near Kotipelto's.
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27.04.2016 - 00:07
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Tage Westerlund
This album is classic, best what band put out, still HM or HPM not EFM as band plays now , solid album, lame production and quality but this is best what bad can offers and I have to admit if band would play such metal it would not have a future so bright as it has now
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29.12.2018 - 13:47
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
Honestly, this one of the very good debuts in the history of metal. The music is amazing, neoclassical solos all over and cool epic power metal riffs. The only drawback are Tolkki's sometimes generic vocal melodies. His voice is good but not on a level to make this album remarkable. A 7 for me and if Kotipelto was singing, I would definitely give it an 8.
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18.05.2019 - 23:15
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
WHAT A DEBUT!

Sadly Tolkki doesn't sing anymore, IMHO he did it nicely.

My favorite song on this album... IT'S FRIGHT NIIIIIIIGHT!
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20.02.2020 - 21:07
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Good to see they had balls at least for some time.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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10.09.2020 - 18:08
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Bad English on 27.04.2016 at 00:07

This album is classic, best what band put out, still HM or HPM not EFM as band plays now , solid album, lame production and quality but this is best what bad can offers and I have to admit if band would play such metal it would not have a future so bright as it has now

I respect different opinions but I cannot image how can this be better than "Episode", "Visions" or "infinite". I mean, everything is better on those 3, and even on other later records, but let's just stick to the 3 best or at least highest rated.
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10.09.2020 - 19:42
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Mountain King on 10.09.2020 at 18:08

Written by Bad English on 27.04.2016 at 00:07

This album is classic, best what band put out, still HM or HPM not EFM as band plays now , solid album, lame production and quality but this is best what bad can offers and I have to admit if band would play such metal it would not have a future so bright as it has now

I respect different opinions but I cannot image how can this be better than "Episode", "Visions" or "infinite". I mean, everything is better on those 3, and even on other later records, but let's just stick to the 3 best or at least highest rated.

This is not euro flower chease metal... Simple
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12.09.2020 - 12:58
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Bad English on 10.09.2020 at 19:42

This is not euro flower chease metal... Simple

I can easily refute such a generic comment by giving you examples like "Legions", "Forever Free" and so forth from the Visions album, "Speed Of Light" "Night Time Eclipse" "Babylon" and so forth from the "Episode" album and almost all the Infinite album with the exception of a few tracks are faster, stronger and definitely less cheesy than anything on Fright Night. Having low cost production doesn't make you grow balls and replicating melodies from famous songs like "I'm Alive" by Helloween on "Future Shock" doesn't make you less cheesy, actually it makes you really cheesy.
Again I am not trying to convince you, but it's hard not to notice the huge improvement in all areas the band did in their later records. I also think you reply really quickly without even taking into consideration what the other argument is.
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12.09.2020 - 13:22
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Tage Westerlund
First albums whit Kopitello was ok, i like against the wind. But now to judge now, i need listen, last time i did all after this was bad to me.
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01.10.2020 - 17:25
JoHn Doe
6.8 kinda means above average. Right?
I think it's a good album, I'd rate it 7.5/10. A young band looking for a sound.
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02.10.2020 - 20:51
Rating: 7
meister J Steele
Steelemeister
Re-listening the album due to all the recent comments bringing in some nostalgic memories of this album. I must admit that it's pretty good an album, reminds me of early Helloween and that also applies to the vocals, that are pretty... you might have guessed it: they're pretty dogshit on both debut albums. Future Shock, Black Night, Witch-Hunt and Fright Night are good songs if this band ever created such. So yeah, it's pretty strong an album and I don't think I've heard any other album quite like this from a finnish band or even by Stratovarius.
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23.11.2020 - 10:46
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Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn Doe on 01.10.2020 at 17:25

6.8 kinda means above average. Right?
I think it's a good album, I'd rate it 7.5/10. A young band looking for a sound.

Its well done, for new band from Finland what was not in metal map in those days. Tarot and this band get popularity fast abroad, and I say its well done album, good sound, and good stufdio mix and master, I have heard worst for bigger bands even mighy Manilla Road did not deliver good albums till Crystal Logic.
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Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

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23.11.2020 - 10:50
JoHn Doe
Written by Bad English on 23.11.2020 at 10:46

Written by JoHn Doe on 01.10.2020 at 17:25

6.8 kinda means above average. Right?
I think it's a good album, I'd rate it 7.5/10. A young band looking for a sound.

Its well done, for new band from Finland what was not in metal map in those days. Tarot and this band get popularity fast abroad, and I say its well done album, good sound, and good stufdio mix and master, I have heard worst for bigger bands even mighy Manilla Road did not deliver good albums till Crystal Logic.

I said I rate it 7.5/10 which is a positive rating close to "very good", what are disagree with me for?
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23.11.2020 - 10:54
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn Doe on 23.11.2020 at 10:50

I said I rate it 7.5/10 which is a positive rating close to "very good", what are disagree with me for?

I did not disagree I comment, its not same.
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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23.11.2020 - 10:58
JoHn Doe
Written by Bad English on 23.11.2020 at 10:54

I did not disagree I comment, its not same.

so a pointless quote then.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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