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Well Sebastian Bach is known for being the lead vocalist for the band Skid Row. However once he was fired from the band he began to fade from the spotlight. Since then he put out a few solo albums. The newest onw being Angel Down. I heard a few interviews of him talking about his upcoming album but I didn't think much of it. Then I remembered that it came out so I figured I would give it a listen. To my suprise it exceeded my expectations. I thought it would be somewhat of a crappy pop rock album, but it turns out many songs on here are straight up heavy metal and Bach bolts it out!
The songs themselves are good and are diverse with heavy riffs and some ballads mixed in. First let me start by talking about the songs Axl Rose from Guns N Roses performs in. Bach and Axl do a cover of Aerosmith's Back in the Saddle. I guess every album has a cover these days and this is it, nothing to great, I think the original is better. Next Axl helps out on (Love Is) A Bitchslap and Stuck Inside. These two songs are probably among the weakest on the album, and I was disappointed because I wanted to here Axl on some kickass songs.
Next up are the standout tracks on the album which are plentiful and include Angel Down, You Don't Understand, American Metalhead, Negative Light, Our love is a lie, and Live and Die. All these tracks are very heavy and Bach really bolts out the vocals in old school Skid Row fashion. The weakest songs are Take You Down with Me, and Stabbin' Daggers because they are forgettable and most likely album filler. Last but not least are the album ballads, I myself hate ballads but these are to be expected on an album like this. By Your Side, You Bring Me Down, and Falling into You are the ballads which should help sell the album and gain some sales with female listeners.
Overall this album is kickass, if your a fan of oldschool hair/heavy metal from back in the 80's such as Skid Row, Wasp, Motley Crue, and others I urge you to get this album as metal like this being released these days is very rare. Give it a listen and bang your head like its 1986!