The fourth full-length album by legendary Canadian Hard’N’Heavy band.
The success of the single "Heavy Metal Love" in the U.S. and their strong major-label debut album, “No Rest For The Wicked”, had increased expectations in the band. It was one of the hottest bands in Canada, right on the verge of breaking out big time. At the time already celebrating almost a decade of band's activity, the new album was a success, and there was a lot of pressure to produce it. What makes the album so good is the band themselves. Brian Vollmer might be trying to act like every other Metal singer from the decade in the video but he has a good set of pipes. Brent Doerner and Paul Hackman wield their axes very well all throughout the album, fair dues to them. Doerner is the one who emerges from the water to play his guitar solo in the video but whichever guitarist lays down the solo on “When the Hammer Falls” gets the gong for best solo here. Daryl Gray and Greg Hinz provide a competent rhythm section Rock for the rest to build on.
As usual, a good band makes a good album. And it's a really Great album!!
"Walkin' The Razor's Edge" was quickly certified Platinum in Canada with sales exceeding 100 000 copies, and moved another 400 000 units in the U.S.
Capitol Records, Inc./EMI, 1984 (064 24 0193 1 / 1A 064-24 0193 1). Made in Holland. First press. Used: VG/VG.
1. Rock You 02:51
2. Young & Wreckless 03:22
3. Animal House 02:57
4. Feel The Fire 03:13
5. When The Hammer Falls 03:02
6. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' 03:25
7. My Kind Of Rock 02:54
8. (Make Me Do) Anything You Want 04:07
9. Six Strings, Nine Lives 03:14
10. You Keep Me Rockin' 03:38
Total playing time: 32:43 min.