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Thunder – All The Right Noises (Review)

THUNDER announce brand new album release in 2021

Thunder - All The Right Noises (Review)


British rockers Thunder return to the scene with a great new album called “All The Right Noises”.  Thunder released their debut album “Backstreet Symphony” in 1990 and did quite well on the charts in the U.K and The U.S. with the single for “Dirty Love”.  I was impressed with the band then and I’m still impressed with them now.  For the somehow uninitiated, Thunder sounds to me like a brilliant crossing of the rocking sounds of AC/DC and Bad Company mixed together.  So, you get a nice melodic-metal bluesy rock sound with vocals similar to Paul Rodgers.  Admittedly, I had lost track of the band for a few years, but I’m happy to report that “All The Right Noises” is an excellent return to form of their early sound.  It’s as if they went back in time and just picked up where they left off after “Backstreet Symphony”. Opening the album with “Last One Out Turn Out The Lights” is a perfect choice, a great up-tempo rocker with a little social commentary thrown in. Following up behind it is “Destruction” which takes things in a slightly heavier direction. It’s one of my favorites on the album.  Thunder has some great material on this album which runs the gambit of different styles while still staying absolutely true to the overall sound they’re known for. “Going To Sin City” is another nice heavy rocker that again puts the album in the realm of greatness. Reminiscent of early AC/DC riffage but completely it’s own animal, this track is another standout song from the album and rightfully released as a single. Overall, Thunder has created one of the best albums of their career years after their fantastic debut. As a hard rock and melodic metal fan, I’m simply ecstatic to see these guys return with such a great album. Catchy songs, insightful lyrics, and great sound quality. Be sure and check this album out on March 12th, 2021 when it’s released, because the Thunder boys are back in a big way!

1. Last One Out Turn Off The Lights
2. Destruction
3. The Smoking Gun
4. Going To Sin City
5. Don’t Forget To Live Before You Die
6. I’ll Be The One
7. Young Man
8. You’re Gonna Be My Girl
9. St George’s Day
10. Force Of Nature
11. She’s A Millionairess


Thunder is:

Danny Bowes
Luke Morley
Ben Matthews
Chris Childs
Gary “Harry” James

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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