QUIET RIOT - Rehab
SCORE - 75%
I have had this for a few weeks now and I’m still not sure what to make of it. I think I must just accept that it is not for me.
I have read several reviews for the album, all of which are very positive. And I can see where these people are coming from, as the record has a definite style and feel and I think the band has realized their goal of making a new record with a fresh sound and brining the band into the 21st Century. But, personally speaking, I’m not sure I want to be there with them. I still have fond memories of the band’s old school sound and to hear them modernize with tuned down guitars and a certain retro flavored classic rock meets 70s blues feel is something I’m not getting into.
The record has a very organic live in the studio sound, and singer Kevin DuBrow sounds pretty good in this setting. I think once you get your head around the style change and the new heavy, raw sound, things improve and there are some strong songs on offer.
However I can imagine some folk won’t get that far as this is a very different beast to the Quiet Riot we all remember.