Strength of Steel

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Strength of Steel
Studio album by Anvil
Released May 21, 1987
Recorded Quest Recording Studios, Oshawa, Canada
Genre Heavy metal
Length 42:05
Label Metal Blade / Enigma (North America)
Roadrunner (Europe)
Producer Anvil and Paul Lachapelle
Anvil chronology
Strength of Steel
Pound for Pound
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 1/5 stars [2]

Strength of Steel is the fourth studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Anvil.

It is the group's sole charting album in the United States, peaking at No. 191 on the Billboard 200 album chart in 1987.[3] It was also the band's first release on Metal Blade Records. Two of the songs on this album ("Straight Between the Eyes" and "Wild Eyes") appeared in the film Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers.

A music video was made for the song "Mad Dog".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Anvil, except "Wild Eyes" by Rich Dodson

No. Title Length
1. "Strength of Steel"   3:30
2. "Concrete Jungle"   5:21
3. "9-2-5"   2:57
4. "I Dreamed It Was the End of the World"   4:14
5. "Flight of the Bumble Beast"   2:25
6. "Cut Loose"   3:29
7. "Mad Dog"   3:14
8. "Straight Between the Eyes"   3:19
9. "Wild Eyes" (The Stampeders cover) 3:26
10. "Kiss of Death"   5:21
11. "Paper General"   4:49


  • Steve "Lips" Kudlow - Vocals & Guitar
  • Dave Allison - Guitar, second vocal on "Straight Between The Eyes"
  • Ian Dickson - Bass
  • Robb Reiner - Drums


  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Anvil Strength of Steel review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  2. ^ Russell, Xavier (28 May 1987). "Anvil 'Strength of Steel'". Kerrang! 147. London, UK: Spotlight Publications ltd. p. 17. 
  3. ^ "Strength of Steel Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-06.