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The Wild Dogs emerged in the nwobhm at the same time vicious rumors, cacophony Mettalica, Slayer, Metal Church, Iron Maiden, and Saxon came onto the scene. Signed to Shrapnel Records, they possesed drummer Deen Castronovo who has recorded with Ozzy Osbourne and Journey, and guiatrist Jeff Mark who sty`ison HAS to be made i would say along the lines of alex lifeson in thoery and originality and Uli roth for the speedy riffs this album was composed by Deen Castronovo and Jeff utilizing the world class drumming that prior releases did not contain. a drummers handbook of riffs and the notuion that drummers too can write songs! and in an efort to be different this album definitely is nopt a puppy mill speed metal album. however if you are a fan of racer x , or theother vocal based groups of this genre youll notice a few similarities on the production. Dr Mastermind was also released at this time. 16 months later Deenwas picked up by tony macalpine and shortly thereafter began his long career with neal schon, and became a member of supergroup Journey
THIS ALBUM IS NOT A REISSUE OF AN UNAUTHORISED OLD METAL CD
demo tracks were recorded at a home studio(per some of the reviews explaining the sonic quality which is great due to jeff mark's stuido porowess but were meant to be heard as demos all of it great playing.. original singer matt mccourt sings on some of the tracks in a different version available on the mans best friend package and rejoined the band after dr mastermind's release(his solo deal with deen castronovo) for continuity they were not included here.
Reign Of Terror contains all a highly modern prog rock approach to American metal
The album has been deemed a classic must own for budding drummers and guitarsits as a riffateria of
inspiring talent. Also included are 7 bonus tracks that were headed for the followup album that never transpired but here they are on this special re-issue package.recorded at the infamous recording associates in portland oregon home of black n blue, wild dogs first lp, evil genius, mayhem, poison idea,