New Black N Blue ??,
This review is from: Hell Yeah! (Audio CD)
I've loved Black N Blue from the first time I heard them back in the early 80's !! I immediately bought the first album when it came out and it absolutely blew me away with its sheer power !! Brilliant album. I bought the second album, Without Love, it was like listening to the feel good factor album of a great band !!! Brilliant album. I bought the third album, Nasty Nasty, it was like listening to the molding of the styles of the first two albums into one !!! Brilliant album. I bought the fourth album, In Heat, great album.
This fifth album, Hell Yeah is good but, I don't know if its the modern production but, it kinda doesn't quite hit the mark of the previous albums. Don't get me wrong, you've still got all the right ingredients and there's some great songs but, I don't like the guys putting three slow songs on (they're good slow songs though) as I feel hard rock bands don't need to overdo them (one is enough). The main riff of the track Hell Yeah sounds like Wheels Of Steel by Saxon - still good though :) The track Jamie's Got The Beer is nuts at only 46 secs :)
Overall I like it, theres all the right ingredients, some great songs but, there's just something missing in the strengths of the songs (8/10).
As for the other reviewer saying that "This album is better than the last Ratt CD" - ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE IN A MILLION YEARS !!!!
RATT's INFESTATION ALBUM IS PURE RATT N ROLL - ITS BRILLIANT !!!! Sorry Mr Hughes :)