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Artist: Fifth Angel

Title: Fifth Angel

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1986

Label: Epic/Concrete

Catalog Number: EK 44201


Ted Pilot lead vocals
James Byrd lead guitars, backing vocals
Ed Archer guitar, backing vocals
John Macko bass, backing vocals
Ken K. Mary drums, backing vocals


1.  In the Fallout  
2.  Shout it Out  
3.  Call Out the Warning  
4.  Fifth Angel  
5.  Wings of Destiny  
6.  The Night  
7.  Only the Strong Survive  
8.  Cry Out the Fools  
9.  Fade to Flames  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Scott Date: March 15, 2001 at 8:36
If you like 80's hard rock, this is it. I love both of their albums.

From: Wanstudio Date: August 29, 2001 at 14:59
In the fallout, is like an orgasm for my ears, you mus have it, sure

From: Todde Date: September 13, 2001 at 1:08
This is metal!!!!!!!! I dont have to say anymore Buy it and listen to it

From: Martin Date: September 23, 2001 at 9:17
Can't say enough good things bout both of their albums.Any Metal-Rock fan must have these two.Call out the Warning guys

From: Rad rocker; Date: September 27, 2001 at 14:37
I have a question about the self titled cd on ''FIFTHANGEL,''is it emport or domestic? and if domistic, what year, and how can I order! my E-mail is www.Hvymtlrra@aol.com Thank you

From: Thanos Agg Date: November 7, 2001 at 18:37
A Brilliant album!!!Metal at it's BEST!!!!A MUST For everyone!!!!Flwroi get out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Dragonfly Date: December 13, 2001 at 7:19
James byrd is outstanding on this release. The other members are great also but what happen to them? A great 80's example of hard melodic rock. A must have!!!!!

From: sir al Date: January 7, 2002 at 16:06
This is a classic if like 80's hard rock.

From: WidoMakr Date: January 7, 2002 at 19:12
This band is one of the best to ever make music....The first album i feel is better than the second...Fifth Angel and Wings of Destiny are 2 of the most powerful tunes u will ever hear....shame they arent together anymore

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: March 4, 2002 at 0:50
Wicked riffing and flashy yet tasteful solos,melodic yet heavy in style always bring to mind "Maiden"

From: Wild Kenny Date: April 19, 2002 at 20:02
A very good cd between class and power epic metal. Between early Dokken and Iron Maiden. My favorites are 1)Fade to flames 2)In the fallout. Two songs very galloping. It's time to call the Fifth Angel again after all those years. I gave them 8,5.

From: WidoMakr Date: April 20, 2002 at 4:51
Wild Kenny..while I respect your liking of Fifth Angel..HOW CAN U NOT INCLUDE the songs Fifth Angel and Wings Of Destiny???..we all talk out our A$$ about songs being powerful and all but I DEFY anyone to listen to those 2 songs and not BE BLOWN away...believe me it takes I feel a great song to make me feel that way and this album has 2 of them..the rest of the album is great but IMO these 2 are major league kick ASS!!..and only a 8.5?? they get an 11 in my book..Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: Joep Date: July 17, 2002 at 6:01
It is a very good album. I bought it in 1986 or so (Netherlands, Europe), but it has a different albumcover than displayed above. On my cover you can see a big flying horse ascending, surrounded by hundreds of small horses.

From: shadowrider Date: August 1, 2002 at 13:01
Fantastic album,better than the second for my taste.I agree with widowmaker fifth angel and wings of destiny are the best songs.I have bought recently some james byrd's albums and they are very good although not as good as this one.

From: Alejandro Date: August 9, 2002 at 14:32
So great !!!! Since 1986, this is one of my 10 all times hard rock albums. It~s a pitty taht the band couldn~t get any succesfull. From Argentina...One of the biggest Fifht Angel~s fan...

From: WidoMakr Date: September 5, 2002 at 17:58
Anyone looking for something a little harder....try a band named NightWish....babe on leads has amazing pipes....guitar work is sick!....Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: fretboardfrenzy Date: September 26, 2002 at 2:00
definately superb melodic metal album! james byrd's guitar work is amazing he is uli jon roth & michael schenker admirer excellent guitarist super drummer ken mary rocks! songs r beautiful n melodic. fantastic album, great work from 80's catch this!

From: André Date: September 28, 2002 at 21:36
hey! where I can find fifth angel's lyrics?

From: Underdog Date: November 5, 2002 at 13:16
I just wish I had heard these guys earlier. They've quickly become one of my favorites in a collection of nearly 2000 hard rock cd's!

From: JOURNEY Date: January 6, 2003 at 16:58

From: Warlordy Date: January 16, 2003 at 12:56
Maybe you poser guys (sic) like their 2nd album more but I just wanted to scream out that this is one of the finest 80s us heavy/power metal examples and any record collection of that kind should have it alongside Queensryche,Vicious Rumours,Heir Aparrent,etc. Listen to this god-given record when you got the blues and next moment you'll feel like the king of the world (maybe you are,who knows) An absolute 10 on Warlordy's scale!

From: bazjoe0 Date: February 14, 2003 at 4:13
what a great record this is !too bad they only had 2.the true gem on this record is the night.if this song wont get you a speeding ticket i don't know what will!!!!!!!

From: WidoMakr Date: March 29, 2003 at 2:16
No comments on an album tonight....Just to let everyone know that atleast on the East Coast Sat and Sun VH1 is supposibly playing pure Heavy Metal/Hard Rock videos from Pre 1992....lets hope its good...Quote the WidoMakr....Never More

From: WidoMakr Date: March 29, 2003 at 2:21
Jfox...it was WWE...it is now NWA/TNA...for anyone interested 2 weeks ago my relative had one of the best hardcore matches I have seen in quite a while...yeah matches are scripted...yeah some wrestlers use blood caplets...NOT RAVEN!...the pint or so blood he lost 2 Weds ago was all real...yeah laugh and all...believe me he is one of the few who give 110% and make you wonder where the show stops and reality begins...Quote the WidoMakr....Never More

From: ALEJANDRO Date: April 11, 2003 at 15:12

From: BLITZKILL Date: April 16, 2003 at 9:32
This is what it should have been all about, this cd should be fetchin' the bucks on Ebay, ...these guys cooked....Freakin' Great stuff.....Add to your collection now...

From: Blackmore #1 Date: August 10, 2003 at 17:52
Wow,what has been said about this band is quite something.Today is the first time I have heard these guys.Classy rock ala Badlands,Rage of Angels.Very impressed.Gonna have to check out his solo stuff for sure.

From: Metal_Warrior Date: November 22, 2003 at 11:03
Perfect Ten!

From: Khris Date: November 27, 2003 at 12:43
It's a great band from 80's, i think they was a little foegotten, but if you are metal fan, you must have it!!!!! of course!!!! anybody have the lyrics of them? or anybody know where the lyrics is on the web?? alguien tiene las letras de los albumes de fisth angel o sabe de donde sacarlas en la web? agradecería alguna ayuda al respecto thanx for your help my email is: christianfernandez@chile.com - thanx again, see ya!!!

From: Insurance Geek Date: November 27, 2003 at 23:54
This is one of the best 80's Metal Bands I've ever heard. Unfortunately,they were "before their time".Growing up in Seattle and having many friends in the "music scene",I've seen muscians come and go.Fifth Angel truly had talent,was well put together & at the time of 80's metal,was very under-rated,really should have been one of the hottest bands.Fortunately, their talent expands the years and they are just as enjoyable today as they were 20 years ago.If you love true rock-you'll love this

From: Kyle Date: December 6, 2003 at 0:14
This album deserves credit in metal history! Almost every song gives a dark and sombre-esque melodic appeal, though still akin to the 80's era of metal...great compositions. "Shout It out" and "Fifth Angel" are good examples. James Byrd's guitaring style is quite appealing, but not as good as what he does on "Time Will Tell" (their 2nd album), or on his solo projects. Nonetheless, it is an album recommended for anyone interested in the early beginnings of the darker side of metal.

From: Kyle Date: December 6, 2003 at 0:27
I think this album had a more 'modern' glamm-ish sound to it, but it is still fantastic. James Byrd's guitaring was absolutely incredible. And you have to give them great credits on their remake of Schenker's song "Lights Out". This album is another must for any 80's metal fan.

From: Ted Pilot Date: December 15, 2003 at 3:47
Thanks for all the great messages!! It's great to know that our music is still being heard.

From: infinity Date: December 22, 2003 at 8:16
this is definetely a MUST-HAVE for all fans who enjoy metal.

From: WidoMakr Date: December 26, 2003 at 21:45
To Mr. T. Pilot...if that really was you..and I want to believe it was.as you can see from my remarks in the past about your band I think you were absolutely fantastic..not a week goes by I dont listen to Fifth Angel and Wings Of Destiny..truely amazingly powerful songs...im sure I speak for many..any chance of ever getting the band back together? Im sure you know that there are TONS of people that would love to hear you guys again..Myself at the top of the list..Quote the Widomakr....Never More

From: dagafu28@hotmai Date: January 15, 2004 at 13:23
Obra maestra del heavy metal melodico americano.sus dos unicos discos son formidables.Si te gusta el hard rock y el heavy melodico ,no te los puedes perder.Ahora los han reeditado de nuevo.saludos.

From: BaronRojo Date: January 28, 2004 at 6:24
Ispired songs, brilliant solos, epic attitude in every way. This is amongst the Heavy Metal elite...

From: tyrantula Date: February 4, 2004 at 13:29
one of my favorite metal albums of all time. There are a lot of highlights on here way too many to mention but check out the marathon scream/yell closing out the song In the Fallout and the solo in Shout it Out. Awesome cd!!

From: Dean Date: February 4, 2004 at 14:39
Tyrantula- you are so full of shit you wouldn't know a good solo if it hit you in the head- oh hi Rob- told ya it was a cool site. Hopefully see you at practice tonite. Btw-this disc has some awesome melodies on it. I still like the other one better-though.

From: Lk771 Date: February 27, 2004 at 14:21
Hey insurance geek, Did you ever see Rebel,Gypsy Rose, Steel Sea,Dragon,Phase or Helms Deep? They were all local 80's hard rock/heavy metal bands from the Seattle/Vancouver B.C areas. None of them ever got signed but they were all killer! What about Teaser from Bremerton? Seattle's 80's local metal scene was never that great though unlike when the grunge thing kicked in. I completely lost interest in the local scene in late '92 or so. Most of the cool clubs had closed down by then.Grunge!

From: MIKE S Date: March 9, 2004 at 16:59
An absolute classic! I still own the original Shrapnel Records release with the Pegasus artwork that I purchased new when this was first released in 1986. Pure metal bliss! They sure don't make 'em like this anymore! Eleven on a scale of 10.

From: Rob Babcock Date: May 10, 2004 at 22:38
This one is pure genius, one of the finest metal albums of the 80's. This is one of my "desert island" discs, meaning if I could only have 25 CDs, this would be one of them. Ted Pilot is a tremedous singer, and Archer & Byrd are joined at the hip. The songs on this one are uniformly excellent, while standouts like "Fade To Flames" & "Call Out The Warning" cement their standing as an elite metal band. I've got the original CD, but I also got the reissue, 'just in case'- can't risk losing it!

From: Criss Date: May 12, 2004 at 23:43
Not a week goes by that I do not listen to this CD (as well as the 2nd release without Byrd). Once I just left the tape in my car deck back in 86 for like months and just listened to it everytime I drove. These tunes are timeless. I also credit WSOU NJ for first turning me onto "Wings of Destiny" things were not the same after I heard this tune. I got a similar feeling when I first heard "Seven Seas" by TNT. Mr. Pilot is an awesome vocalist with sheer emotion. He is a Dentist now in Seattle.

From: CHRIS Date: June 13, 2004 at 23:41
You know i have always preffered european bands because in the last 13 or 14 years all american music has sucked. My other friends who listen to this kind of music only want to listen to the 80's "flav-o-month" like poison,bon jovi and the like. FIFTH ANGEL just goes to show "commercially viable and actually good" do not co-exist in U.S.A. I guess some people you just can't reach.

From: John Macko Date: June 17, 2004 at 17:42
A re-union or short tour is all up to ted pilot...I know if he was motivated, the rest of us would most certainly step up to the plate. I think the only way mr.pilot would consider doing anything is if all you fans make enough noise!

From: Metal_Warrior Date: June 17, 2004 at 21:02
Perhaps mr Macho or Mr Pilot could give as some address at which we could contact them?

From: john macko Date: June 21, 2004 at 10:23
metal warrior, I dont think I qualify as "macho" anymore! those days are gone forever!! I can be contacted at macko_john@hotmail.com

From: Endika Date: July 22, 2004 at 9:45
Vaya disco,como el otro disco e fifth angel una obra maestra.10/10

From: Glenn VanWiddle Date: July 29, 2004 at 18:23
Both albums are dead good! How good is the band's title anthem? DA DAA DA DAA DA DAA! etc. If you like melodic metal with lots of guitars that go 'chug chug' (and why not?) you'll love these guys. CD reissues would be nice - any news?

From: Date: August 7, 2004 at 20:20
this is a fuck crazy band your music have power and feeling.why the 80`s year don,t back haaaaaaaaaaaa?

From: Lucie Renee Date: August 31, 2004 at 23:56
I absolutely LOVE Fifth Angel's music. I really and truly wish that they would get back together for another CD. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on any of their videos? How about the lyrics? I've seen a few requests for lyrics, but no replies. I started listening to Fifth Angel way back in High School before it was cool to listen to that type of music. The band got air play on 94WHJY out of Providence RI on Dr. Metal's Show. Fifth Angel will live on forever in our hearts. OOXXOX

From: Alex Date: September 1, 2004 at 13:48
Lucie.. If you want the Fifth Angel lyrics, just write to me. metalero_2004@yahoo.com.ar keep on rockin`!!! Alex

From: John Macko Date: September 4, 2004 at 15:52
Lucie, the band only made one video that was aired on mtv's "head banger's ball" a few times. Only to my knowlege band members have copies and cbs/epic?

From: Date: September 4, 2004 at 20:39
Alejandro tienes toda la razon,no tengo palabras para este disco es impresionate, icreible.La jolla de la corona del Hard Rock Saludos a todos. Si te encanta el HARD ROCK y no tienes este disco no esperes ni un segundo para comprarlo,bueno el segundo tanbien es increible mas hardrokero increible. SALUDOS

From: Date: September 4, 2004 at 20:40

From: Maiden1979 Date: December 3, 2004 at 3:48
This is one of the best melodic heavy metal albums that have been ever released! Buy or die!

From: KALHAS Date: December 15, 2004 at 2:31
Melodic Hard rock at its finest moment ABSOLUTELY a must have for any listener who respects himself

From: KALHAS Date: December 15, 2004 at 2:32
And yes they only released one official video which was "Time will tell" (thank god I found it

From: Scandinavia Date: December 15, 2004 at 3:23
Sure is a cool band but I'd much prefer their next album...That was where the angel really took off... Especially on "Midnight Love"

From: Leatherwolf Date: December 17, 2004 at 1:36
Fifth Angel!!!! One of the best bands ever to shred on this earth!Both releases are "FUCKING MUST OWNS" both cd's are bursting at the seams with "AIR GUITAR MATERIAL" and Ted Pilot"s vocals are simply stunning!! My dream concert would have been= Fifth Angel, Leatherwolf,and Vicious Rumors!! Here's hoping that the band will get back together and release another cd full of melodic metal greatness!!!KEEP ROCKIN...P.E.A.C.E

From: ALEXX GLAM Date: December 19, 2004 at 18:39

From: ALEX Date: February 3, 2005 at 17:44

From: Geoff Date: February 20, 2005 at 6:32
Very good melodic metal disc... like Leatherwolf, this debut is quite good, but IMO not anywhere near comparable to the stellar peice of melodic hard rock that was to follow.

From: robert arenz Date: February 23, 2005 at 6:50
what can i say about fifth angel.they are a classic heavy metal band for the ages.it's a damn shame they broke up because they were going places.both albums are great.i mean great sound,blistering guitar work,dynamic vocals,and killer drums.i'm shocked that they did not re-unite and tour like all these "80"s metal bands did.it would be great to see this band live someday.who knows they might one day

From: Ale_Carro Date: March 15, 2006 at 12:26

From: lalorock Date: June 2, 2006 at 14:33
que exellente banda fifth angel acabo de descubrirla, no se porque perdi tanto tiempo sin escucharla maravillosa combinacion de fuerza y melodias canciones arrolladoras como in the fallout, call out the warning, only the strong survive, himnos al heavy metal shout it out, la misma fifth angel incomparable, cry out the fools. no tiene ningun tema de relleno o desperdicio todas son exelentes y todavia es del año 1986 que mas se puede pedir.saludos desde trujillo peru.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 2, 2006 at 18:49
Buh Great stuff pure Melodic Metal, a diferencia del siguiente donde se cruza con el Hard Rock y personalmente me gusta algo mas este es total Metal Melodico del mejor, no queda mucho por decir 9/10

From: juan carlos Date: January 25, 2007 at 16:16
Jajajaa..buena. Fifth Angel, Influenciados por Dio y demas.. James Byrd siempre ha sido lo mas destacable del grupo. Para ser del 86(84 para ser mas exactos) no estuvo nada mal, grupo respetable, no un clásico personalmente pero totalmente recomendado. "Call Out the Warning" "Wings of Destiny" "The Night"(mi favorita por ser super-Heavy) y "Only The Strong Survive" las mejores. Gran disco. 8.8/10

From: juan carlos Date: January 25, 2007 at 16:23
Por cierto me lo compré reeditado por collectables records(Oldies.com) o Metal Works (Headbangers Series), vienen sin las letras pero con su bio. Para letras y demas: http://www.fifthangel.net/albums.html

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: January 25, 2007 at 16:26
jajaja??? alguien hizo un chiste entonces cuantame.

From: DanDare Date: August 27, 2008 at 18:36
I had this on vinyl years ago and then sold it for some reason. I bought the CD again on ebay last year, listened to it and remembered why I sold it before and sold it on again. It's not that I'm violently opposed to it, it's just that it's not very sophisticated. There's lots of shouty vocals, thumping music and squealy guitar. Great if you like that sort of thing. 'In The Fallout' is probably the most memorable track on here and you know there's gotta be a video on YouTube of them with their fingerless leather gloves, miming on some landfill site and pointing at the camera. 50/100.

From: shoemaker Date: August 28, 2008 at 11:34
Oh je, please "Mr.Dare" take the shit out of your ears. This is heavy metal in its best form, not AOR! The guitars have to shred and the vocals are clean and strong. Go home, listen to DAREs weak latest albums!

From: aTomiK Date: August 28, 2008 at 14:09
Hey Mr DD. I would love if they´ve had made that kind of video back in the day. This album is heavy metal masterpiece! 97/100

From: DanDare Date: September 2, 2008 at 17:40
Wow! Is it really possible that we might all like different things?? Who would've thought it!

From: WidoMakr Date: June 5, 2009 at 18:52
Just had to drop by the GREATEST Hard Rock message board to announce something that I never thought I would read in my lifetime....Fifth Angel are preparing a reunion, all the main players from the first two amazing albums are in place less the drummer....release is scheduled for sometime early 2010..if they stay true to their roots and don't try to go "a different path" or "grow" as so many reunion bands try and fail miserably, this should be another GREAT album...destined to be another classic. Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

From: BDrums1971 Date: September 6, 2010 at 3:12
Wow, a lot of comments on this one. I LOVE the second release, time will tell. So, when I checked this one out, I was a little disappointed. The songs were not quite as good, I thought, but the big thing for me, was that I really loved the guitar work in Time Will Tell. I loved the tone, the solos, and the overall quality of playing. The guitarist for this album seemed a little more metal oriented, and not quite as polished. Still good listening, but if this is good, the second release is stellar. Kendall Bechtell is really one hell of a guitarist, and that put TWT over the top for me. This one...8.5 out of 10.

From: Socratic Methodist Date: January 1, 2011 at 16:11
Fifth Angel is back together in 2011! Although without Ted Pilot on vocals....stay tuned!!!!

From: rockhardrock Date: January 22, 2011 at 17:01
good melodic heavy metal album. my favevourite 3: fifth angel, wings of destiny and in the fallout. some songs are not so memorable butdon't understand this being bad, far from this. the production could be better.

From: andi Date: June 21, 2012 at 10:30
Very great Melodic hardrock!!very very very similar to SKAGARACK!!!!!

From: WidoMakr Date: October 24, 2015 at 21:11
STILL after 25+ years, one of the greatest bands ever. They are one of my top 5 bands I would give my left nut to get back together (original members). Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

From: 123charpenay Date: November 12, 2018 at 13:31
not really my cup of tea cause this record is too much metal for me.but in his type it s a great record.

From: hair metal again Date: December 30, 2019 at 14:34
excellent metal debut for FIFTH ANGEL the way metal should be!razor riffs,anthemic songs ,howling vocals and great looks are offered in plenty with songs like "in the fallout","call out the warning","wings of destiny"!essential and still cant believe im gonna catch their newest edition live in a couple of months

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