CJSS's "Praise the Loud," the 2nd full-length album from Cincinnati's metal force, is a sonic revelation. Released in 1986 on a 12" Vinyl LP, it encapsulates the raw power and musical genius that defined the band. Anthems like "Hell on Earth" solidify its status as a timeless classic, leaving an indelible mark on the heavy metal landscape.. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

"Praise the Loud" Album Description:

In the world of Cincinnati's heavy metal history, CJSS stands tall, and their second full-length album, "Praise the Loud," is a testament to their prowess. Released as a 12" Vinyl LP, this album, a cornerstone of the band's discography, embodies the raw energy and musical innovation that defined the 80s metal scene.

CJSS Emerges: The Rise of Cincinnati's Metal Force

Formed in Cincinnati, CJSS comprised skilled musicians David T. Chastain (guitar), Russell Jinkens (vocals), Mike Skimmerhorn (bass), and Les Sharp (drums). In the early 80s, the band embarked on a mission to carve their niche in the competitive realm of heavy metal.

The Making of "Praise the Loud": Crafting a Metal Symphony

"Praise the Loud" emerged in 1986 as the band's second full-length album. Produced by David T. Chastain himself, the album showcased CJSS's ability to blend intricate guitar work, thunderous rhythms, and powerful vocals. Tracks like "Hell on Earth" and the title track "Praise the Loud" became anthems of the era, resonating with fans hungry for authentic metal.

The USA Release: Spreading the Metal Gospel

The USA release of "Praise the Loud" brought CJSS's brand of heavy metal to a wider audience. The album's arrival on a 12" Vinyl LP was a significant moment for fans who sought a tangible connection with the band's sonic masterpiece. The vinyl format not only enhanced the listening experience but also became a collector's item for metal enthusiasts.

Legacy of "Praise the Loud": CJSS's Enduring Impact

"Praise the Loud" solidified CJSS's place in the heavy metal pantheon. Its impact reverberated through the metal community, influencing subsequent generations of musicians. The album remains a classic, a sonic journey that captures the spirit of an era when metal was loud, unapologetic, and a way of life.

Music Genre:

  Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

  The album: "Praise the Loud" was produced by: David Chastain for Leviathan Productions
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Dale "Smitty" Smith
This album was recorded at: Counterpart Creative Studios, CIncinatti, Ohio

Record Label Information:

  Leviathan LA 862

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1986 Made in USA
Band Members and Musicians on: CJSS Praise the Loud
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David T. Chastain - Guitars (Chastain, Zanister, Spike, Michael Harris, Corbin King)
Track Listing of: "Praise the Loud"

The Songs/tracks on "Praise the Loud" are

  1. Out Of Control 03:03
  2. Land Of The Free 03:05
  3. DonĀ“t Play With Fire 03:24
  4. Praise The Loud 04:02
  5. Citizen Of Hell 05:20
  6. Danger 04:42
  7. Metal Forever 03:00
  8. Thunder And Lightning (instrumental) 04:05
  9. The Bargain 07:17

High Resolution & Quality Photo Gallery of CJSS Praise the Loud

Front Cover Photo Of CJSS Praise the Loud
Front Cover Photo Of CJSS Praise the Loud


Photo of album back cover CJSS Praise the Loud
Photo of album back cover CJSS Praise the Loud


Close-up photo of LEVIATHAN Record label "CJSS Praise the Loud"
Front Cover Photo Of CJSS Praise the Loud

Leviathan, LA 862, 608010XA, McChas Music (BMI) 1986 Leviathan Records