Monday, September 28, 2015


(Napalm Records)

W.A.S.P. return with their latest release, 'Golgotha', the name-giving place of skulls is the hill Jesus Christ was crucified upon, displaying all strengths and trademarks that W.A.S.P. have accumulated over decades. Front man Blackie Lawless still possesses one of the most unique and emotional set of vocal chords of the hard rock musjc scene! Guitarist, Doug Blair's riffing is hauntingly effective. The new album follows the path that was established with  'Babylon' and 'Dominator' and soars to new heights with highly melodic metal anthems that also feature balladesque moments. The wrting is tighter, the tracks are more tactile and technical and the tone is consistent throughout. As good as the band's early albums were, this is just a more refined album with less filler tracks, and is lyrically superior. The best tracks are, "Scream", "Last Runway" and the haunting, "Miss You". The rest are all very good . Out of the rest the best are "Slaves Of The New World" and "Hero Of The World". The songs have a awesome adrenalin surging power to them. Fantastic songwriting, and a great changeover for the guys. Until this album the primary content of a WASP song was sex and little else. 'Golgotha' along with W.A.S.P. and 'The Crimson Ido'l is their best work. I would certainly recommend to anyone just getting into this fantastic and vastly underrated band. - Highly Recommended

Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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