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Artist: Q5

Title: Steel The Light

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1985

Label: Music For Nations

Catalog Number: MFN 39


Evan Sheeley bass, keys
Floyd Rose guitars
Jonathan K. vocals
Gary Thompson drums, percussion
Rick Pierce guitars


1.  Missing In Action  
2.  Lonely Lady  
3.  Steel The Light  
4.  Pull The Trigger  
5.  Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady  
6.  In The Night  
7.  Come And Gone  
8.  Rock On  
9.  Teenage Runaway  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Aussie Nod Date: April 26, 2001 at 14:20
this is what is called AOR...I think just plain old kick ass rock is a better description

From: DOFKA Date: May 6, 2001 at 18:15
POWER VOX Great tunes, period! Still stands tall to this day!http://dofkamusic.homestead.com/DOFKAHome.html

From: Mark M Date: July 31, 2001 at 19:24
Floyd Rose. The man of many vibratos. Good hard rock songs with the inventor of the whammy bar Floyd Rose.

From: Thanos Agg Date: November 7, 2001 at 19:51
One of the best 80's Metal Albums!!!Just pure Good METAL!!!!A MUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Date: May 13, 2002 at 15:26
If you thought you knew everything about metal in the 80's you should pay attention to this almost forgotten album. I'm sure you'll be surprise.

From: heavyman Date: September 6, 2002 at 2:27
Steel the Light is a great album

From: Metal_Ed Date: October 6, 2002 at 22:05
Yep...this on is one of my all time favorite Cd's in my collection!! Awesome band...also check out the band TKO which included some members of Q5.

From: Rene. Date: April 25, 2003 at 13:58
The song STEEL THE LIGHT is one of the best melodic heavy metal songs ever. Lissen to it and you will get crazy with the tipical 80s pounding melodies.

From: JOURNEY Date: August 31, 2003 at 5:21

From: taltos Date: October 24, 2003 at 13:27
A true metal album. They don't make em' like this any more.

From: Ghostwind59 Date: November 10, 2003 at 12:17
Had their two albums when they first came out. Just aquired both on CD. Two examples of the best that Hard Rock has to offer. Must have CD's for any rock collection!!!

From: pablo Date: November 15, 2003 at 13:12
Obra maestra del hard/heavy americano de los 80 mas duro q su siguiente y superjoya"when the mirror cracks" 9,5/10

From: Agnar Date: November 24, 2003 at 18:32
Not AOR at all, but a supreme lesson in HEAVY METAL which will leave you breathless! it's for sure!

From: ROBERT Date: December 11, 2003 at 13:21
TA GUAPO!!! primera escucha y ya me llama la atencion!!

From: Metal Pete Date: December 29, 2003 at 17:38
If 'Pull the Trigger' doesn't get you going then you don't know anything about metal. An incredible effort from a completely overlooked band. INcidentally, Jonathan K and Rick Pierce have continued rocking--see 'Nightshade'!! (2 albums)

From: KALHAS Date: February 17, 2004 at 7:29
An amazing album, a REAL MUST for any decent rock listener!

From: Proman1 Date: February 22, 2004 at 21:08
"Steel The Light" is one of the best metal albums ever recorded, never mind your comparisons to other 80's metal, these guys can really hook you with with their riffs and melodies, this is true art in music, Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of great metal in the 80's that can never be surpassed or even approached in quality with the stuff you hear in the US today.I was 15 yrs. old in '86 when I bought the cassette 'n was totally blown away,still have it and you should get the CD Immediately!!

From: Metal Pete Date: February 25, 2004 at 18:46
Cranking 'Steel the Light' (the song) right now and just had to say again how tremendous this cd is. LIstening to it more often nowadays than ever before! Rock on!!!

From: goggi Date: March 24, 2004 at 20:24
I bought this album as an LP in 1985 in Norway.Pull The Trigger just blow me away,been a fan since.There is only one tune who can match this.¨BURNING with ACCEPT.So if you dont have any of this tremendous tunes,shame on you.Run to you´r local record shop and get you`r masterpiece of metall.

From: XClone Date: April 23, 2004 at 17:18
It´s a real mindblower back to the 80's!

From: Pinku Date: May 10, 2004 at 20:24
Cant find this one anywhere...any suggestions?

From: XIMO Date: June 25, 2004 at 12:21

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From: Blue Charvel Date: July 21, 2004 at 14:41
This is so good, and so underrated it's sad. Production's a little thin, sounds a little dated but it's still kickin' some ass. Remonds me a little of Victory in some ways although Victory's production is way better. Anybody know if this is the same Floyd Rose as the floating bridge system of the same name? Just curious....

From: Scandinavia Date: July 21, 2004 at 15:57
...And thanx to Floyd Rose we can all do Eddie Van Halen trix on the guitar!!!

From: Scandinavia Date: July 21, 2004 at 15:58
...A little too fast there!!! But, YES! It's him! The guy who invented it and has the patent on it...

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From: Blue Charvel Date: July 21, 2004 at 16:49
I thought so, 'cause it sounds like he uses his bar a lot, thanks for the confirmation, another one of life's little mysteries solved! Cheers.

From: Metalhead Date: December 23, 2004 at 16:19
The Judas Priest comparison is understandable. This really does remind me of the great Screaming For Vengeance with "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" as their "You Got Another Thing Coming". And their "Electric Eye"? maybe their "Pull The Trigger". The guys above mentioning this tune are not wrong, this can really pump your blood.

From: Axe-Machine Date: February 2, 2006 at 15:16
Hard Rock heaven! This one kicks off uneventfully, but once Steel The Light, Pull The Trigger and Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady have kicked in, you know your money was well spent. Comes across as something like Motley Crue meets Legs Diamond at times, and is an enoyable listen, much like their more AOR orientated follow up record 'When The Mirror Cracks'. This band never got the credit they deserve and are now largely forgotten but to a few. Nevertheless...this one comes highly recommended!

From: Fat Freddy Date: March 13, 2006 at 21:55
Been reading raves about this band in magazines and online for years but never heard them before... was lucky enough to find an MP3 of the song "Pull The Trigger" available for download and I was hooked! The song rocked, now I'm gonna have to track down some CDs... sounds to me like "Steel The Light" is the favorite around here, hope it's not TOO hard to find...

From: Figge Date: September 27, 2006 at 14:14
Really good 80's metal. Some songs on this album is just incredible...there are some not so good efforts too though, IMO. Still, "Lonely Lady" and the title track are awesome and worth the album price alone.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 8, 2007 at 21:41
When i first listened to this album back in the 80's i was completely amazed by the furiousity of the songs(straight forward HM).Good classic release.Enough said.

From: Metzi Date: August 9, 2007 at 4:05
A very solid record indeed. It's classic!

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: August 10, 2007 at 10:44
Worth it alone for the song "Steel The Light"..Good band...coulda done some great things had they stayed with the Heavier stuff... but they went south with their next release...too bad cause they had the chops and talent to do so much more...

From: shoemaker Date: August 12, 2007 at 17:32
Steel the Light is a great song indeed. But the rest is not very impressive. I like the second album, but it´s more AOR. They did much more under the label NIGHTSHADE. Check ou the album "men of iron".

From: juan carlos Date: October 11, 2007 at 23:01
Gran Hard´n´Heavy, seguro que no es de lo mejor la producción pero para la época está aceptable. Buen inicio en "Missing In Action" con una voz a lo David Coverdale, "Lonely Lady" con esa melodía Maideniana total Buenísima, "Steel The Light" con ese riff clásico del Heavy, "Pull The Trigger" me recordó a Accept y a AC/DC, "Ain´t No Way.." con ese inicio a lo AC/DC total... La lenta "Come and Gone"(quizas mi favorita)Gran Solo.. Diferente al WtMC y mejor IMO aunque diferentes en estilo. 8.8/10

From: speed demon Date: January 3, 2008 at 23:52
KICK ASS rock n roll! A must have!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 7, 2012 at 18:47
Essential Melodic Metal album...i owned this on vinyl,bought it when it came out in '85(Music For Nations)...from tracks 1 to 5 is what made this album a classic one IMO...90/100

From: hair metal again Date: September 2, 2018 at 7:35
explosive hard rock debut for Q5 back in the mid 80s with an extremely raw,guitar driven hard rock sound !the riffs are excellent and there s alot of energy in the songs which are quite catchy!"lonely lady","steel the light:,"pull the trigger" and "ain tno way to treat a lady" are the highlights!essential

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