Sons of Society

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Sons of Society
Sons of Society.jpg
Studio album by Riot
Released September 7, 1999
Recorded Millbrook Sound Studios, Millbrook, New York
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 54:00
Label Toshiba EMI Japan
Metal Blade
Producer Mark Reale, Paul Orofino
Riot chronology
Shine On
(1998)
Sons of Society
(1999)
Through the Storm
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[2]

Sons of Society is the eleventh studio album by American heavy metal band Riot, released in Japan on July 15, 1999 and in the USA on September 7, 1999 with a missing track.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Snake Charmer" (Frank Carillo) - 1:04
  2. "On the Wings of Life" (Mike DiMeo, Mark Reale) - 4:36
  3. "Sons of Society" (DiMeo, Reale) - 4:26
  4. "Twist of Fate" (DiMeo, Reale, Mike Flyntz) - 5:36
  5. "Bad Machine" (DiMeo, Reale) - 5:06
  6. "Cover Me" (DiMeo, Reale) - 6:47
  7. "Dragonfire" (DiMeo, Reale, Flyntz) - 3:38
  8. "The Law" (DiMeo, Flyntz) - 3:46
  9. "Time to Bleed" (DiMeo, Reale, Pete Perez, Bobby Jarzombek) - 4:38
  10. "Queen" (DiMeo, Reale) - 4:28
  11. "Somewhere" (DiMeo, Perez) - 4:16
  12. "Promises" (DiMeo, Flyntz) - 4:35

"Queen" is a standard track on the original release(Japan) and is missing on the USA and other countries releases.

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Mike DiMeo - lead vocals, Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Mark Reale - Electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, percussion, strings arrangements, producer
  • Mike Flyntz - Electric guitars
  • Pete Perez - bass
  • Bobby Jarzombek - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Frank Carrillo - sitar, tamboura
  • Tony Harnell, Burt Carey - backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Paul Orofino - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Chris Cubeta - engineer
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Jeff Allen, Jack Bart - executive producers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Riot - Sons of Society review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 367. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ "Riot - Sons of Society". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-10-10.