One of the greatest bands before they became one of the greatest bands. The prior incarnation of Bruce Springsteen as heavy metal prog rock, heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin and the likes. This could have really gone somewhere. Instead Bruce chose to focus on his lyrics and vocals more than his guitar playing and the rest is history. But there are still those who believe that nothing he did will ever rival Steel Mill. And listening to this I can understand why. It’s rough, but it’s amazing.