Rock. And. Roll. From the start. Briliant. Absolutely brilliant.
Ok, biased fanaticism aside, this album is genius. At first, i disliked the guitar tone, finding it muddy and unclean. But that is exactly what this album is about. That and fairground rides.
The riffs are heavy enough to counter Neils slightly whiny voice in places which is most definitely an aquired taste. But the spandex wearing peroxide blonde sure does grow on you.
The title track is deliciously heavy, "looks that kill" just as hard and cheesey (but hey, this is hair metal, so cheese me up), "Bastard" is the weakest link in the album and can easily be skipped. "God bless the children of the beast" is a tasteful instrumental with a not so tasteful title, then we come to "Helter Skelter". Ah, what a song. The Beatles supplied the bricks, and crue built a satanic palace out of em. With big pointy towers. A great song.
"Red Hot" is an act of blatant pretentiousness with a cool riff, "too young to fall in love" is a trend setting metal ballad, ah yes. "knock 'em dead". My personal favourite. Sixx's best song ever, in my opinion, following a brawl with the LAPD. Love it.
"ten seconds to love" is a Neil written sleazy gutter rock song. "danger" is a disappointing album finisher, but fits in with the albums genre and has some quality lyrical hooks.
Well, there you go, 5 stars definitely, go buy. Rock n roll!!!