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The Treatment: Running With The Dogs

Camebridgeshire rockers swing back into action

The Treatment’s 2012 tours with Kiss and Mötley Crüe have clearly paid off because Running With The Dogs is a mature, confident album that’s a few notches up from the band’s 2010 debut.

The songs veer from balls-out rockers like Bleed Rock & Roll and Get The Party On to the power pop of Don’t Get Mad Get Evil. Everything is kept simple and catchy, yet the musicianship is fresh enough to make it slide along with a sense of true spontaneity.

Naturally much here is rooted in the 80s, but it certainly has a modern edge, which comes through on songs like Emergency and Cloud Across The Sun, where The Treatment prove they’ve got what it takes to display subtlety and depth.

Perhaps two or three tracks could have been cut to make this a more focused package, but the Cambridge crew do more than enough to establish Running… as being among the best melodic rock albums of recent years.

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.