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Album Review

With Back for the Attack, Dokken's fourth album, they continued to allow their catchy guitar melodies to highlight the record, rather than any of the lyrics and/or songwriting. The band sounds tighter than they ever have before, and Don Dokken and George Lynch remain at the top of their game. While the songs on the album fail to be as catchy as "In My Dreams" or "Just Got Lucky," they remain fun and enjoyable. Back for the Attack certainly isn't Dokken's greatest album, yet it remains a worthwhile listen — unfortunately, however, it was their last enjoyable studio release.

Customer Reviews

Don't let the "ALBUM REVIEW" fool you....

This WAS Dokken's best release. It was just very under-marketed. Don's vocals were above par (hear Standing in the Shadows & Night By Night). George's guitar work was amazing (Kiss of Death & Mr. Scary). Great sounding album, kudos to the producers. It's a shame it didn't last.

Dokken's Best Release

Not to belittle "Under Lock & Key" or "Tooth & Nail," (both of which are both great albums) but "Back for the Attack" is Dokken's best release in the band's history. The aggressive melodic guitar playing of George Lynch, the strong vocals of Don Dokken, and the strong play of bassist Jeff Pilson come together to perform one of the most underrated metal albums of the 1980s. With memorable riffs, such as those found in "Kiss of Death" and "Prisoner," and George Lynch's awe-inspiring solo instrumental piece "Mr. Scary," Back for the Attack delivers in a way few non Greatest Hits albums ever have.


Formed: 1978 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

At a time when the charts were ruled by pop-metal acts, Dokken was a major attraction throughout the 1980s. With vocalist Don Dokken's captivating stage presence and guitarist George Lynch's high-energy style, the band combined rockers such as "Kiss of Death" and power ballads such as "Alone Again" in order to create a number of best-selling albums. Dokken's roots date back to the late '70s, when Lynch, along with drummer Mick Brown, teamed up with Don Dokken to form the Boyz. In 1981, Don moved...
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Back for the Attack, Dokken
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: Oct 27, 1987

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