After the relative disaster of the previous album ,Take No Prisoners(1981),it was no surprise that Hatchets 5th album rang the changes,returning to the fold was D J Brown(vocals)with B B Borden (drums) & Riff West (bass)
From the opening moments of 'What Does It Matter' the band are clearly on form and along with 'Aint Even Close' and the perfect 'Sweet Dixie' the sound is an amalgamation of the ist two disc's Molly Hatchet(1978)/Flirtin With Disaster(1979) hard & heavy southern class with the commercial sheen of 'Beaten The Odds'(1980),all is forgiven and the previous album all but forgotten.
The bar is then raised with arguably the best track they ever recorded,'Fall Of The Peacemakers',a traditional southern slow burner which builds to a guitar frenzy,every rock fan should hear this track,different class.Unsurprisingly the tempo dips slightly,with the decent Skynyrd like 'On The Prowl' harking back to the early days while 'kinda Like Love' wanders frighteningly close to the Pop world.
The disc close with another classic,'Both Sides'- possibly the best instrumental in the southern genre,if there's one better,i cant think of it!
This remaster comes in a decent digipak with booklet,a criticism of the original album was that some felt it to be a lifeless production,well this remaster has ramped up the quality and sounds superb.