“Restless breed” was released before Riot became high priests of power metal, and it’s the strongest effort from the band’s earlier career. I think the material is even better on this one, than the highly praised “Fire down under”. If you decide to give this album a shot, you’re in for a good time of traditional heavy metal in form of the rocking “Hard loving man” and the speedy “Loanshark”. Riot have the good taste to include a couple of slower/softer songs as well (no ballads `tho) like “When I was young” and “Showdown”. Every heavy metal fan should own this album alongside with “Rock city” and “Fire down under”.