Fifth Angel (album)


Fifth Angel is the first studio album by the American heavy metal band Fifth Angel. It was originally released in 1986. Musically, it shows much more resemblance to modern power metal than their other albums. After recording a four song demo in late 1983 and early 1984, which they sent to over 100 record labels, Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records signed the band and financed the recording of five additional songs and released the album in 1986. Epic Records re-released it in 1988 with new artwork.[5]

Fifth Angel
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Cover art by Guy Aitchison
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1986
RecordedOctober 1984, 1985
StudioSteve Lawson Productions in Seattle, Washington
ProducerTerry Date, Fifth Angel
Fifth Angel chronology
Fifth Angel
Time Will Tell
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[4]

The record was produced by Fifth Angel and Terry Date.[6]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Pilot, Archer and Byrd except "Only the Strong Survive" by Pilot, Archer, Byrd, Mary

Side one
1."In the Fallout"3:55
2."Shout It Out"4:27
3."Call Out the Warning"3:34
4."Fifth Angel"4:04
5."Wings of Destiny"4:34
Side two
6."The Night"4:45
7."Only the Strong Survive"3:48
8."Cry Out the Fools"4:23
9."Fade to Flames"4:04
Total length:37:39


Band Members
  • Ted Pilot – lead vocals
  • James Byrd – lead guitar, vocals
  • Ed Archer – rhythm guitar, bass (uncredited) and vocals
  • Ken Mary – drums, vocals
  • Kenny Kay – bass (credited on original release, but does not play on the record)
  • Produced by Terry Date & Fifth Angel
  • Recorded and mixed at Steve Lawson Productions
  • Terry Date – engineer, mixing
  • Mastered at Fantasy Studios
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Maarten De Boer – mastering
  • Guy Aitchison – cover art
  • Ed Archer – cover concept


Chart (1986) Peak
The Billboard 200[7] 117


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Fifth Angel - AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  2. ^ Fifth Angel review - Metal Storm
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 120. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  5. ^ "Fifth Angel" (JPG). Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  6. ^ "Fifth Angel (1986)". Fifth Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  7. ^ "Fifth Angel Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 2017-08-12.