After 'Welcome to my Nightmare', fans must have been drooling at the prospect of the tantalisingly titled '...Goes To Hell'. It suggests a development of the 'Nightmare' theme....more macabre horror stories, told with the usual Cooper wit, as Alice battles it out with Beelzebub himself. What we get, however, is rather disappointing. Much of Alice's best stuff was wrought in adversity, so perhaps after the success of 'Nightmare' life was a little bit too cosy for a while, manifesting itself in an album which is pretty lacklustre in parts. There are some great tracks on this record, for instance 'Go to Hell', and 'Wish You Were Here'. The former would grace any Alice album. 'I Never Cry' is also a classic, reminiscent of 'Only Women Bleed'. The rest of the stuff is not on the same level. 'Guilty' is a solid rock effort, 'You Gotta Dance' is rythmically interesting, with its thralldom of lost souls theme, while 'Wake me Gently' is suitably haunting in parts. But perhaps Hell for Alice is an eternity performing limp songs like 'The Coolest', 'Didn't We Meet..', and 'Give the Kid a Break'. If so he's hit the spot!! This is not an awful album - the performance is strong, and Alice's trademark humour is evident throughout - it's just mediocre for the most part. Alice fans will want to own it for its high points, but those wanting to discover Alice Cooper would be advised to try some of the classic albums first.