Tempest – A Coming Storm – 1987

Tempest was where brothers Jamie and Mick Rowe cut their teeth. This is a raw Heavy Metal album that is lightly engineered and produced much to the delight of Heavy Metal fans. The problem, or perhaps the best part of the album was the band had a bit of an inconsistent sound and rough vocals. Maybe it is the best part. Oddly Joe English (Hard to imagine) provided additional drum tracks. The story goes that Pure Metal records actually signed the band by accident thinking they had actually signed an entirely different band out of Ohio.

1 – Kids Are Gonna Rock
2 – Gologatha
3 – Watch Out
4 – Games With God
5 – Tell Me
6 – Metal Mission
7 – God’s Will Be Done
8 – All My Days
9 – In HIs Name (Rock On)

Backing Vocals – Glen Marchese, Jeff Toone, Joe English, Martin Bass
Bass – Darren Lee
Bass [Additional] – Steve DeAcutis
Drums – Bobby Andrews
Drums [Additional] – Joe English
Engineer – Chris McCollum, Glen Marchese, Jeff Toone
Guitar – Mick Rowe
Vocals – Jamie Rowe
Written-By – Chris McCollum (tracks: A3, A5, B4), J.R. Rowe (tracks: A3, B1), Michael Millett (tracks: B4), Mick Rowe (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1-B4)

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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