Sebastian Bach
Kicking and Screaming


4.0
excellent

Review

by BlackLlama USER (40 Reviews)
September 27th, 2011 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sebastian Bach, love him or hate him is truly a memorable vocalist. His newest release is a clinic on how to resurrect your career in rock music the right way. Sonic, melodic and balls to the wall this is one album that will not disappoint you this year.

Kicking and Screaming. It sounds like 80’s poster boy Sebastian Bach did quite a bit of that on his latest release. Not in a bad way though, this is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable releases from any artist associated with the hair band movement of the late 80’s and early 90’s yet. Maintaining drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, RIOT) from his 2007 release Angel Down and adding the virtuoso level guitar work of Nick Sterling Bach unleashes the sonic fury over 13 tracks.

The recording and production are absolutely beautiful on this release. Bach used producer Bob Marlette who has worked with bands like Shinedown and Black Sabbath in the past to make this a memorable listen. The rhythm behind Bach is the strongest (and heaviest) that it’s been since his days in Skid Row. The drum work of Jarzombek stands out particularly, though that’s not to take anything away from Sterling who handles both guitar and bass for this release.

It however it not a perfect release. For every killer track on this cd there’s at least one track of filler waiting as bait for your skip button. Stand out rockers are My Own Worst Enemy and Dance on Your Grave. I’m Alive is the ‘token ballad’ on the cd and it’s well done and just about everything you would expect from Sebastian Bach and friends. Still, the latter half of this effort may leave you a little dry.

The one thing that really makes this release shine though is Sebastian Bach himself. Over 40 now, Bach sounds as good as he did when he was in his early 20’s. Whether it be the more melodic style on songs like I’m Alive or Dream Forever or the Banshee wails on songs like One Good Reason there’s something to love here for all fans of Bach.

On repeat:

One Good Reason
Dance On Your Grave
My Own Worst Enemy

Getting skipped:

Lost In The Light
Wishin’



Recent reviews by this author
Overkill White Devil ArmoryBobby Jimmy and the Critters Ugly Knuckle Butt
Razor Malicious IntentSteel Panther All You Can Eat
We Are The In Crowd Weird KidsBiohazard Urban Discipline
user ratings (31)
Chart.
3.3
great

Comments:Add a Comment 
BlackLlama
September 27th 2011


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thoughts on formatting, content and any mistakes are appreciated.

Digging: Stigmata - Do Unto Others

wabbit
September 27th 2011


6999 Comments


Patrick Swayze!

Apollo
September 27th 2011


10302 Comments


lol

BigHans
September 27th 2011


26454 Comments


This is seriously that good?

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 27th 2011


20645 Comments


I've heard a couple of songs from this and they rock hard.

Have you heard Angel Down, Hans?

Digging: Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt

Emim
September 27th 2011


26621 Comments


Sebastian Bach


wait...

wabbit
September 27th 2011


6999 Comments


I FUCKING LOVE MODEL TRAIN RAILROADING MAN!!!

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2011


28508 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sick record

BigHans
September 27th 2011


26454 Comments


Ive heard pieces of Angel Down.

RosaParks
September 27th 2011


14900 Comments


sebastian bach 5/5

BlackLlama
September 27th 2011


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

@Big Hans

Yes, I was really surprised by how much I've been listening to this over the past few days.

kygermo
September 27th 2011


994 Comments


Sorry, but I cant fucking stand Sebastian Bach. Good review.

BlackLlama
September 27th 2011


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I forgot to put in my review that the album art is LOL terrible. Seriously... what the fuck is that?

Willie
Moderator
September 27th 2011


15969 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Angel Down was okay, but I've listened to this a few times and it was pretty generic and boring.

Digging: Necropoli - I

pacedown
October 12th 2011


174 Comments


the album cover sux bigtime.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy