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Panther feat. Jeff Scott Soto

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I picked this album up sometime in 1986 or 1987 and I think I got it at Unicorn Records in Portsmouth, VA.   Not Pantherimportant.  What was important is that it had Jeff Scott Soto on vocals.  I was a HUGE fan of his work on Yngwie’s first 2 albums and randomly finding this in a record store was sweet.  I remember looking at the cover thinking, “Damn, they could have found someone a little better looking.”  ha ha.  Even in those days the big hair didn’t do much for me.  Then turning the album over and seeing that Jeff was singing, I had to have it.  I think I got it for $1.

I’ll be straight to the point…this is not a great album but it is good and a little better than average.  JSS’ vocals are great.  To me he’s one of the greatest singers in metal/rock although I haven’t liked everything he’s put out such as Talisman and Takara.  He did sound great with Journey though!  I wish he could have kept that gig.

Anyhoo…Most of the songs on here are mid-paced metal anthems but all-in-all pretty good.  I can still remember listening to the my vinyl copy and I think this digital version retains much of that vinyl tinniness.  Best song would be “Warchild” and the worst is “Panther.”


  1. First There Was Rock
  2. Desire
  3. Danger
  4. Deliver The Axe
  5. Warchild
  6. Panther


Written by The Metal Files

July 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm

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  1. I never knew this band existed… Jeff Scott Soto is a great one, you are definitely right. Thanks for uncovering this one and bringing it to light.

    In Metal – Stone


    July 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

  2. check out her hair, matey! :D


    July 6, 2009 at 1:22 am

  3. I still have this on vinyl. It’s not thay memorable except for the vocals.

    Metal Mark

    July 9, 2009 at 9:10 am

  4. oh wow…i sang for this band after JSS…and this takes me BACK!!!!

    tj mach

    May 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

  5. […] Ha participado en numerosos proyectos paralelos y ha sido la voz de grupos como Yngwie Malmsteen, Panther, Talisman y Takara entre otras. Eso por ello que quizás, era de esperar que en algún momento se […]

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