"Nineteen Eighty Seven” is actually a completely new recording of the original self-titled debut album “Whitecross” released back in 1987. Well... I must admit that I have never been a follower of this Christian Hard Rock band so my expectations to ”Nineteen Eighty Seven” wasn’t very high when I first threw it in my CD-player.
But DAMN... I was hooked with the very first listen. This album is PACKED with great guitar riffs and catchy but never sappy choruses that sticks like glue. This is non-stop Hard Rock of the highest calibre filled with awesome guitar leads from Rex Carroll... -Damn this guy knows how to handle his guitar... PERIOD!
Style and sound-wise they remind me of Ratt but they are a tad crunchier. THIS is REAL Hard Rock the way it should be played and I think a lot of those so called Hard Rock bands out there should take a listen to this album and learn how to ROCK for real.
This album is packed with catchy hooks as written above... and when this CD is rotating in
my player I find myself jumping up and down “playing” air-guitar like crazy :)
Almost every single track stands out on its own... but well... there are 2 songs that I dislike
and the four hidden outtakes are only some guitar leads and not real tracks.
But all in all a very enjoyable album so I strongly suggest that you pick this one up.