Torah – Torah

1988 (no label)
Decatur, Illinois, USA

Gary-O – Guitars
Doug Rudow – Drums
Bobby Sheets – Bass
Tammy Sheets – Vocals

  1. Rock and Roll Warriors
  2. Dreams
  3. Don’t Reign on My Parade
  4. Pray for the Children

This is an underground metal band that got some national exposure due to the song “Pray for the Children” being featured on the Big Rage compilation. Lots of information about them online, but this seems to be their only recording. This is pretty much straight ahead metal with female vocals. Pretty well recorded and packaged for a demo. One of so many bands that should have gone further but didn’t. They are a bit more of the traditional metal variety than the hair metal that was taking off in 1988. I could see them opening more for Ordained Fate than Whitecross, and it would be a good fit. Maybe that is because there is a slight progressive leaning to many of the songs? “Pray for the Children” is almost thrash metal in its ferocity. Overall, a good slab of underground metal. All of the songs can be found on YouTube as well: