I was chatting with a friend of mine lastnight and got to talking about some of the old 80′s hair metal we used to listen to. Skid Row, Motley Crue etc. and I mentioned Ratt which brought me to download some of my old favorites, one of them being Ratt. I was basically just going to download a greatest hits album, but I was shocked to see that they had just released an album in April! I personally thought these guys were long gone years ago and laughed at the idea of them putting out a new album in 2010 especially with their style of music. Well I gave it a good listen and to my surprise it sounds great for that genre of music. Most bands that have been around for that long I feel try to mesh with the music of today and most of the time it just doesn’t work or sound right for that matter. This album on the other hand sounds like it could have been released in the early 90′s and I personally felt that just from the opening track “Eat Me Up Alive” The album also closes with “Take Me Home” I won’t say it’s a ballad, but it is a bit slower paced than the rest of the album. You have your typical 80′s track titles like “Take A Big Bite”, “Last Call” and “Lost Weekend” which starts off with a yell of “Are you ready for some big fun?” and had me cracking up personally just because you don’t hear that stuff in todays music much if at all.
If you were ever a Ratt fan like myself or still are I would highly recommend this album. These guys haven’t missed a beat in my opinion.
Adam “aka” Megaton76.