ALLIED FORCES put Triumph on the map for good. Released in 1981, it was rock/hard rock at its best. The album is so balanced, with a little of everything, from acoustic instrumentals to poppy ballads. Songs like MAGIC POWER and FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT are very radio-friendly songs that garnered a lot of airtime, and thus, this is their highest-selling album to date. If you’re just getting into this band, then this album is a good starting point, followed by JUST A GAME and THUNDER SEVEN. I must point out that the song, ORDINARY MAN has an awesome solo, and would be the perfect song to play for someone who hasn’t heard this band before. This album deserves praise, and I give it 10/10.