Track Listing
Don't Look At Me That Way (2)
Ok, Let's Roll
Waking The Dead (1)
Revolution (3)
The Ballad
Frequency
Psycopathic Eyes
Hellraisers Ball
City Of Angels
Don't You Cry

(*) Best Tracks

Discography & (Rank)
LA Guns (5)
Cocked And Loaded (4)
Hollywood Vampires (2)
Vicious Circle (1)
Cuts (EP)
American Hardcore
Wasted
Greatest Hits & Black Beauties
Shrinking Violet
Cocked & Re-Loaded
Man In The Moon (6)
Waking The Dead (3)

Buy it if you liked:
LA Guns - Vicious Circle, Cuts, Cocked & Loaded
LA GUNS
Waking The Dead
Spitfire Records
Produced By: Andy Johns
Running Time: 39.14 Genre: Hard Rock
Release Date: Out Now Released: US
WebLink: LA Guns LabelLink: Spitfire Records
93%

I won't say that I'd given up on LA Guns, but I certainly had resigned myself to thinking that the band's glory days had well and truly past.
That was until this CD gave me a right kick in the ass.
It seems that something or someone has given the Guns a collective kicking, as they come out fighting from the first bar of this album and it doesn't stop until the last note.
The original trio of Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis and Steve Riley are joined by Adam Hamilton, formerly of LA band Joe 90.
The album just rocks quite simply it's the band's best album since the awesome Vicious Circle some 10 years ago.
Produced by heavy hitter Andy Johns, the CD also sounds a million bucks, almost making up for the bands past mistakes.
Every part of this album kicks ass the songs are again aggressive with the band sounding like their life depended on making this album sonically as powerful as possible.
There is an urgency to the songs that hasn't been present since Vicious Circle.
The rhythm section is tight and powerful and what the hell happened to Phil Lewis?
The tired old rock singer from 18 months ago has been replaced by an enthusiastic, screaming, hard rocking frontman that hasn't sounded this good in years.
While this CD certainly takes in the band's best attitudes of yesteryear the intense hard rock of Don't Look At Me This Way and the groove of Ok, Let's Roll it also takes a step into the future with the title track Waking The Dead, so sonically heavy and aggressive, it could do just that!
The only time the band stop for a breath of air is on the softer track The Ballad, sending them back to the vibe of Cocked and Loaded.
There are commercial rock anthems (Revolution), contemporary hard rockers (Frequency), punk thrash (Psycopathic Eyes) and just fucking great hard rock (Don't You Cry).

The Bottom Line
A fantastic return to form that I highly recommend to any past fan of the band, as this album takes in all the great styles of the band's glory days, mixed and delivered with a contemporary and stylish new way.

Line Up
Phil Lewis: Vocals
Tracii Guns: Guitar
Steve Riley: Drums
Adam Hamilton: Bass

Additional Ratings
Songwriting
95%
Attitude
96%
Production
95%
Sundries
90%

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