Whitesnake
Whitesnake


4.0
excellent

Review

by AeroZeppelin1 USER (23 Reviews)
June 8th, 2006 | 73 replies


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


Even though Guns N' Roses "Appetite for Destruction" seemed like the album to change the music scene to straight forward rock and roll from hair metal, there was still some decent hair metal albums being released like Whitesnake's self titled release in 1987. You may be turned off at the first sound of this bands name or at the first word David Coverdale sings in "Crying in the Rain" but this album still has some serious rockers and is an album worth having if you're a hair metal junkie.

1. Crying in the Rain (5:37)
To start the album we have an obvious Led Zeppelin influenced song, an influence you'll find in a lot their other songs as well. This song starts out quick with some aggressive singing by David Coverdale and into a bruising riff that may attract some headbangers. The chorus is quite catchy and John Sykes adds a sweet solo towards the end. Overall, this is a great song to start the album. 5/5

2. Bad Boys (4:08)
Starting out with a quick riff and some howling by David Coverdale, the song does a good job of rockin', but the lyrics are your usual corny hair metal lyrics and are actually a turn off. Once again, their is a good solo under two minutes into the song that's eventually joined by the main riff. This may contest with "Children of the Night" for weakest song on the album but that doesn't mean it can't rock. 3/5

3. Still of the Night (6:41)
The biggest hit on the album besides "Here I Go Again", actually features some nice headbanging riffs as well as some great singing from David Coverdale. The lyrics are pure innuedo and a naughty touch to the song if you know what i'm talkin' 'bout. Again, John Sykes tears it up in this song and is sure to appeal to a lot of metal fans out there, if only the rest of the album could've done that. 5/5

4. Here I Go Again (4:35)
The first ballad like song with a great motivational feel to it. The lyrics really get your spirits up to do just about anything. The solo is short but the riff is sure to stick in your head. The chorus is of course a classic and does a good job of sticking in your head. Maybe one of the greatest songs of the late 80's and early 90's. 5/5

5. Give Me All Your Love (3:30)
Now back to the rockin' with another song that you may be familiar with. The chorus is again catchy and the riff maintains a rockin' beat throughout the song. The guitar solo is decent but seems a little too much of what's already been heard. Despite that it's a fine solo and a good song for sure. 5/5

6. Is This Love (4:45)
One of the most popular ballads of the 80's and for good reasons. Though it may be overly cheesy to you, it's still a great love song that has a really deep serious tone to it. David Coverdale puts a lot of emotion into this song and is really one of the best songs from the album. 5/5

7. Children of the Night (4:24)
The last three songs on this album seem to be the filler of the album. This song is another rocker with a fast charging riff. The lyrics are quite stupid and repetitive and David Coverdale really doesn't shine too much on this song. Easily one of the worst on this album. 2/5

8. Straight for the Heart (3:40)
The next song is better than the previous but it once again turns out to be something close to filler. It's a bit of a suprise, it has a great catchy chorus but everything in between really fails to get your attention and get stuck into your head. 3/5

9. Don't Turn Away (5:12)
Finally, the end is near and the last song is here. "Don't Turn Away" is a ballad like song with an anthemic opening that turns into a sad yet serious song. The energy picks up throughout the song and is really a good way to end the album. 4/5

Whitesnake may be one of the most cheesiest hair metal bands of all time, but I think they're better than Bon Jovi or Poison and atleast they have better influences. But they're is no denying that they're an 80's band and well...is their anything more to be said? But anyways, this is a fine album if you like ballads and rockers and all. From "Crying in the Rain" to "Still of the Night" and the finale "Don't Turn Away", there's plenty of hard rockin' riffs and sweet delightful ballads to enjoy.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
metallicaman8
June 8th 2006


4677 Comments


In your poening paragraph you state that this album is a bit good and a bit bad. Then how did it end up with a 4.5?

I think you may have rushed this. But it still wasn't too bad.

AeroZeppelin1
June 8th 2006


142 Comments


Well, i'll admit im easy on the total review rating, i've always liked this album and that is usually the review/rating I give it. If it weren't for a few meh songs it'd probably be an easy classic 5 rating.

AeroZeppelin1
June 8th 2006


142 Comments


I'll admit i rushed this one and usually take my time with 'em but dont have the time and im trying to get some first reviews in on some of these bands that dont get a lot of traffic.

Hatshepsut
June 8th 2006


1997 Comments


I was just about to say that. You just submitted another review not too long ago. Did you start this after you submitted that one, or were you working on both at the same time?

AeroZeppelin1
June 8th 2006


142 Comments


It took me awhile to do the boston one as most of the other reviews i've done. I rushed this one pretty much. oh, i dont think that main pic is even Whitesnake!?...it looks liek Warrant. meh im not sure...

tom79
June 8th 2006


3376 Comments


Here I Go Again is classic, but only in the chorus :p

Digging: Wil Wagner - Laika

Hatshepsut
June 8th 2006


1997 Comments


Ah I see. Read the review over, find mistakes, add and subtract info. Just like my RAtM review got bad comments at first(because it was bad), after I edited it once, it apparantly got much better.

AeroZeppelin1
June 8th 2006


142 Comments


Alright, I will...also got some questions if anyone can answer 'em.

1. How long has this site been goin?
2. If an album was added by someone else and they fail to add a picture or correct date how can I fix that w/o making a review?
3. How to edit band members?

Thx if you can answer them!

tom79
June 8th 2006


3376 Comments


1.MX tabs has been going for about 5 years I believe, but Sputnikmusic reviews has been going since january 05.

2. You can't do nothing about the second one, unless you do the review or blurb yourself, or request it to be deleted in the forums, and then re-add it yourself.

3.Ok, click edit band on the bands page, then you will see a link to add/edit band members.

Hope that helpsThis Message Edited On 06.08.06

Zesty Mordant
June 8th 2006


1196 Comments


"Here I Go Again" is awesome-sauce in all its ironic glory.
Also, the riff is sweet.

AeroZeppelin1
June 8th 2006


142 Comments


lol thx again for the answers and yeah thats how i could tell that was Warrant, yes, Jani Lane does have some big fruity frog eyes! but hes cool

pattern_recognition
June 9th 2006


950 Comments


Here I Go Again and Still Of The Night = pure pwnage
And man, did John Sykes have some sweet fuckin tone going on this album or what?

kno_kontrol
June 9th 2006


448 Comments


mediocre review. It lacks alot of detail all around and ventures into blow by blow territory when it doesnt. Take a bit more time when you do these.

oh, and this is pretty much the worst band ever, right below the Bled and Underoath. Fo realThis Message Edited On 06.09.06

AeroZeppelin1
June 9th 2006


142 Comments


well...^^^ i cant really take that knowing you think they're one of the worst bands ever, they're not that good ill agree but they are better to listen to the na lot of junk out nowadys

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2006


16089 Comments


No, they really are one of the worst bands ever.


Storm In A Teacup
June 9th 2006


13161 Comments


I like "Still of the Night".This Message Edited On 06.09.06

AeroZeppelin1
June 22nd 2006


142 Comments


Ok, let's jsut say I never made this review in the first place until now, there I updated it and put some thought into it, wether or not it's better it should be more informative

themartin
December 18th 2006


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

HOW CAN YOU DARE TO SAY THAT WHITESNAKE IS A CHEESY BAND? HOW CAN RELATE THIS SUPERB BAND TO WARRANT? I¡M SOS ICK OF YOU ALL BUNCH OF IGNORANTS WHICH KIND OF STUFF DO YOU LIKE?

ohcleverhansyou
December 18th 2006


885 Comments


uhhhh...chillll

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2006


17920 Comments


IGNORANTS WHICH KIND OF STUFF DO YOU LIKE?

Warrant!



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