Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SEBASTIAN BACH - Kicking & Screaming

Mostly known as a frontman of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach turned out to be a multi talented artist, who also checked his capabilities in acting as well. Following his debut solo album, Angel Down, which was released back in 2007, and changed record label to Frontiers Records, Mr Bach strikes back, or should I say, kicks and screams, with an album that will bring enough memories to the older of you. The first thing to notice are melodies, which are plenty, well arranged and used in every possible way to enhance the result. Another strong point, which was expected though, is that the album has the killer catchy songs that radio stations love to play, with parts to sing along, crunchy guitars and memorable rhythms. There are also ballads, maybe one too many for my taste but still well composed and performed. What's the most important thing here, is that almost every minute of it it's well worked, and the music combines all the good moments of his career but with a more modern approach. The production is as heavy as it should be for such an album, clear and powerful enough, and leaves space for all instruments to evolve. Music is still interesting with each listening, and grows on you, and this also another big plus for this record. If you are a fan of Melodic Hard Rock, then this is an album that you should check.


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