This was the album that put Twisted Sister on the map. I had been listening to Dee Snider's radio shows and heard some of the songs on this album, so I decided to give it a shot. I figured I would like it since I'm into metal from the 80's. I couldn't stop playing it for the first few weeks I got it. There is some great music on this album. Unfortunately, as an earlier reviewer mentioned, people dismissed them becuase of their redicoulus costumes, long hair, and comedic music videos, but if you put "Were Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock"(which I think are great songs by the way)aside, Dee wrote some good lyrics to the title track, the "Horror-Teria" medley, "The Price", "Don't let me down", and "The Beast". The album closer "S.M.F." of course went on to become the name of their fans, and 20 years later people are still banging their heads to this album. Plus, he kept the music simple, and sometimes the most simple things can be the most effective. This album is no exception. Dee is also keeping it real as a DJ, hosting the "House of Hair" radio show, which I listen to every saturday, in which he plays the best of the Hairband/Heavy Metal era. A big up to Dee for keeping the music of that era alive, because it's alot better than half the stuff out their today. Don't pass up this piece of that era. Buy it, and as it says in the booklet: PLAY IT LOUD, MUTHA! S.M.F.'s unite!