Skip to main content

FM - Indiscreet 30 album review

Doing justice to an old friend

FM Indiscreet 30 album cover

The trouble with bands re-recording classic material is that they can never capture the magic that makes these songs so special to fans. FM have hit this problem by reimagining their 1986 album Indiscreet. However, they’ve done a fine job in tackling this mammoth task, in the process underlining why it should be hailed as one of the best AOR albums of the 80s.

What’s of more interest is the string of bonus tracks here. These include powerful new song Running On Empty, a brilliant cover of Ozzy’s hit Shot In The Dark and Let Love Be The Leader, which comes from the Indiscreet period. A reminder of FM’s enduring class.

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. He would later become a founding member of RAW rock magazine in 1988.

In the early 90s, Malcolm Dome was the Editor of Metal Forces magazine, and also involved in the horror film magazine Terror, before returning to Kerrang! for a spell. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He was actively involved in Total Rock Radio, which launched as Rock Radio Network in 1997, changing its name to Total Rock in 2000. In 2014 he joined the TeamRock online team as Archive Editor, uploading stories from all of our print titles and helping lay the foundation for what became Louder.

Dome was the author of many books on a host of bands from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin and Metallica, some of which he co-wrote with Prog Editor Jerry Ewing.