Sebastian Bach is, of course, the lead singer of Skid Row. In the eighties this band exploded onto the scene with their tough yet melodic metal. In 2008, the band has completely disappeared from the collective metal memory, and so does their sound: the full-on rock approach to metal. Kind of like Guns n Rosesâ¦.
..speaking of which: look whoâs name is on the album cover: Axl Rose! An interesting appearance, since the rock world has hardly heard anything from the man since he announced a new Guns n Roses album somewhere around the industrial revolution. But in the end, even though Rose helps along on three different tracks, this is a Bach album, and itâs his typical vocals that make that very much so. Itâs actually a Skid Row album, to be precise. And well thatâs nice for nostalgic value, but today one doesnât really have a need for it. Except for the fans back in the day. Who are all forty-something and own a Land rover.
So what, so good. Because itâs all good fun, and reminds the listener of a rock era thatâs disappeared. Especially the addition of the typical Axl Rose vocals make it an experience of reminiscing. But after two or three listens, thatâs enough, and chances are you either pick up a Mastodon or Coliseum record, or Skid Rowâs self titled. Because frankly, that will do just fine.