Album of the Day
Back For The Attack
Dokken's meteoric rise through the 1980s L.A. glam metal scene reached its apogee with BACK FOR THE ATTACK. The 1987 Elektra album shows the quartet blazing through 13 melodic headbangers including “Kiss Of Death,” “Burning Like A Flame” and “Dream Warriors” (the latter immortalized in an installment of the Nightmare On Elm Street film franchise). Anchored by a tight rhythm section, namesake frontman Don Dokken and guitarist George Lynch both soar to new heights, and fans responded, driving the album to #13 on the Billboard chart and platinum sales certification. The final studio set before Dokken's 1989 split, the ambitious and enjoyable BACK FOR THE ATTACK remains a fan favorite.