on 4 December 2012
Why is this album not better known? The title track has a superb surprise start, and is Gary's slow and heavy power-rock at its best. Shape of Things is the best version of that much-covered classic I've heard, the added metal really suits the song's subject. Murder in the Skies is another triumph of speed and power. The single was the ballad Empty Rooms, but it's really untypical. If you like Gary the rocker more than Gary the bluesman this is definitely for you!
on 27 October 2000
I first bought this when it was originally released, and wasn't disappointed then, and it has still got balls now!!!! For me, the only duff track is "Law of the Jungle", the rest is pure HR played to the highest calibre. Although GM has never been afraid of changing his style and direction, (G-Force being the case in point!), for me it's a pitty he drifted towards the blues. The likes of "Corridors of Power" & "Victims of the Future" will always be in the CD player. (Or bloody close at hand!!!!)