the hell happened here?? Stephen Pearcy, the trademark voice of L.A.
rockers RATT, has released an utterly disgusting album! I must admit,
being a huge RATT fan, that this release really disappointed me. Stephen
Pearcy has really betrayed all his roots and there’s no comparison to
his former glory days what-so-ever! His new style reveals a very
desperate attempt to capture all the new tendencies in the world of Hard
Rock, unfortunately choosing all the worst of those! The music sounds
like a hybrid between post-2000 Swedish glam, i.e. BACKYARD BABIES, and
the more hard-edged styles ala KORN and bands in that mould. The only
appealing thing is his characteristic voice and the pretty well-produced
sound of the album.
man even chooses to incorporate industrial sounds in some songs and that
really serves as yet another rung down the ladder.
yourself a favour and avoid this album at any cost if you’re into
“true” Hard Rock.