- Product Code: 3984-14217-1
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First re-release of the second full-length studio album by cult American Epic Power/Heavy Metal band.
Omen’s debut album, "Battle Cry", showed a very talented band. It was a really promising yet somewhat immature first effort. Omen's debut was definitely a classic, but this one just overshadows it in every way possible. "Warning Of Danger" their best record and one of the true landmarks of Epic/Power Metal, one that can witness Omen’s talent at its fullest. While the ingredients are pretty much the same, since the Iron Maiden influence is still evident, and the band still depends too much on the effectiveness of the dual guitars, the galloping, muscular riffs and JD Kimball’s commanding vocals, this record is much richer than their debut and a work that couldn’t be accused of lacking variety or ambition at all.
One of the greatest things about Omen is vocalist J.D. Kimball. Along with Harry Conklin and Patrick Brown (Oblivion), Kimball was one of the strongest blue-collar US Power Metal singers of the 80s. His powerful, gruff, roaring midrange is just about the most battle-thirsty thing out there. Although his delivery here is a bit more melodic than it was on "Battle Cry", it's by no means inferior, and it fits the slicker, more Power Metal approach better. Omen sound strong, tight and in killer form overall, while performing their magnificent blend, which now consists of two parts Epic and one part Power Metal.
"Warning Of Danger" is both less consistent and less aggressive than "Battle Cry", but that doesn't stop it from kicking some serious ass. The album is pretty good, with riffs and harmonies, and consistent charisma from Kimball. The fact remains that "Warning Of Danger" is the closest Omen got to recording their very own classic album. If they have a loyal fan base that still cares for new material, they owe it mainly to the incredible level of quality that "Warning Of Danger" displayed. "Warning Of Danger" is endlessly re-playable and hooky, and if you have a shred of Metal in you, it's a given that you'll love this! Go get it, right now!!
Mastered for vinyl, strictly limited to 200 copies DTC Edition Blue/White Splattered Vinyl includes giant 2-sided poster.
Metal Blade Records GmbH, 1985/2017 (3984-14217-1). Made in Germany.
1. Warning of Danger 4:25
2. March on 4:03
3. Ruby Eyes (of the Serpent) 3:51
4. Don't Fear the Night 5:04
5. V.B.P. 5:02
6. Premonition 1:51
7. Termination 3:34
8. Make Me Your King 3:49
9. Red Horizon 3:38
10. Hell's Gates 5:37
Total playing time: 40:39 min.