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Back for the Attack (1987)


Staff member
Mar 27, 2018
5.00 star(s) Rating: 5.00/5 1 Vote
Title: Back for the Attack
Artist: Dokken
Genre: Heavy Metal
Released: 1987

1 - Kiss of Death - 5:51
2 - Prisoner - 4:20
3 - Night by Night - 5:23
4 - Standing in the Shadows - 5:07
5 - Heaven Sent - 4:52
6 - Mr. Scary - 4:31
7 - So Many Tears - 4:56
8 - Burning Like a Flame - 4:46
9 - Lost Behind the Wall - 4:19
10 - Stop Fighting Love - 4:52
11 - Cry of the Gypsy - 4:51
12 - Sleepless Nights - 4:32
13 - Dream Warriors - 4:42

Back for the Attack is the fourth studio album by heavy metal band Dokken. It was released in 1987.

It is the best-selling album by Dokken and includes hits such as "Dream Warriors" and "Mr. Scary". Back for the Attack was the last studio album until Dysfunctional came out in 1995 and the last studio album before the band broke up. Dokken reformed in 1993.


Well-known member
Mar 28, 2018
Probably my 2nd favorite album in their collection. Almost everything that I loved about the previous album, Under Lock and Key can be found here, although it is much more polished up. At 63 minutes in length, it was the longest playtime of the 'classic era' Dokken albums. Don's vocals are at their peak on this album. Never before and never since has he sounded so good on an album. The follow up live album which was from the Back For the Attack tour while in Japan, that is very evident.

George's playing was inspired (as it always seemed to be). Heaven Sent is the first ballad on the album and has long been considered by many Dokken fans to be one of George's best solos. Hard to argue. The solo is definitely among his best. Jeff PIlson's backing vocals also shine on this track.

Heaven Sent

I will give my thoughts on a few others songs in the future, of course Mr Scary will HAVE to be one of those songs. ;)
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