Warrant are back their latest release, 'Louder, Harder, Faster'. The second album featuring Robert Mason handling vocals. I admit I was skeptical to listen to them after Jani died. I turn away from band whose frontman tries to imitate and the original singer. That being said, I've always been a fan of Robert Mason's work in Lynch Mob and Big Cock. He has such depth and feel in his vocals that differs from Jani bringing a whole new vibe to the band's overall sound. Hell, Brian Johnson did that when he took over for Bon Scott of AC/DC. Rounding out the band are, Joey Allen on lead and rhythm guitar, Erik Turner on rhythm and lead guitar, Jerry Dixon on bass guitar and Steven Sweet on drums. Produced by Foreigner and ex-Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson (Last In Line, Starship, Dio,etc.). The band deliver a fine follow up to 'Rockaholic' and in my opinion, a much stronger and better sounding album. This time boasting more guitars and bigger choruses. Jeff Pilson's production is on point allowing everybody to shine through the mix without making the band sound airbrushed. As is evident as soon as you press play and the adrenaline loaded title track blasts out of your speakers. No let down with the energy as the band rock on with, "Devil Dancer", "Perfect", "Only Broken Heart" before changing pace with "U In My Life" and laid back swagger of, "Music Man". At the end of the day through solid production, well crafted lyrics, exceptionally executed musicianship and infectious band chemistry, what Warrant delivers here can be described in three words: THIS ALBUM ROCKS. This is without doubt one of many albums this year worth not overlooking. There's no filler on this album: every track is a winner. So pop it in and crank it up for an amazing experience.
- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society