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The Best | Reviewer: Chris A. Jimenez------ About the album The Headless Children performed by W.A.S.P.
Yes, I'm not overstating.
This last '80's WASP career's work is the best work that the band created. The mind of Mr. Lawless changed a little bit; you can listen to him sermonizing 'bout politics, violence, religion, drugs and the nauseating world above all (Blackie picked the right election with "The Real Me") in the songs and how they become estranged from that old compositions that the band made in their preceding albums.
Three to remember for all time: "The Headless Children" (if you turn up your music centre and intone the lyrics of this song your hair will stand on end); "Thunderhead", a shocking-mindboggling magnum opus and "Forever Free", one of the best ballads of "heavy metal" that I've ever listened.
And the others, the same masterworks; see for yourself listening "Rebel in the F.D.G." (F*****g Decadent Generation...it's great, you see?), "The Heretic" and a couple of "bonus tracks": "War Cry" and the Jethro Tull's (!) "Locomotive Breath" version.
The best, the most surprising, a gust of fresh air to the "heavy metal" world.
Pure n Hard-wearing Heavy metal | Reviewer: Chris A. Jimenez------ About the album I Wanna Be Somebody performed by W.A.S.P.
A powerful-life-threatening first appearance of a band that offered a lot of new chances to the "heavy metal" world.
Crushing drumstick's bumps; piercing guitar's chords and a blistering-relentless voice that looks like Brian Johnson's vocal sound with a jet of cyanide and a pinch of razor-sharp nails; the Mr. Lawless voice sounds like this.
And how to forget the lyrics? (talkin' 'bout rough sex, pain, agony, fame and the power that the "heavy metal" unfastens), of course.
All tracks are fully similar, but I gonna point up the single "Animal", the "sweet"-intense ballad "Sleeping in the Fire" and the whole "I Wanna be Somebody", "Love Machine", "Bad", "Hellion" and "Tormentor".
They are like the Mad Max of the "heavy metal" world, following the Alice Cooper, Mtley Cre and KISS trail, but with a lot of personality and magnetism.
One of the best "metal" bands of the History; thanks, Mr. Blackie Lawless...and f**k the P.M.R.C. .
Another WASP Show | Reviewer: Chris A. Jimenez------ About the album Inside the Electric Circus performed by W.A.S.P.
In the same epoch where bands like Mtley Cre, RATT, Black 'n' Blue and the nascent Poison or Cinderella won the triumph in America, a band like WASP brought some change to that world.
They sounded hard and rigid, like a f****ng '80's "heavy metal" band, not like the others with their flamboyant cosmetics, their heels and their dazzling-pink-emerald clothes.
This album is more commercial than the previous, but the method is alike. The separation with Randy Piper is appreciable, but this work isn't disillusionment, 'cause it rocks like the others, so we're no further forward.
My favorite is the Humble Pie's version "I Don't Need no Doctor", the abrasive "9.5: Nasty", "Shoot from the Hip", "King of Sodom and Gomorrah" and the "metal" vindication "The Rock Rolls On!" (yeah!, God save the "Heavy metal"!), which's in the same league as "Rock 'n' Roll ain't Noise Pollution" or "I'm a Rocker!" are situated. Let alone the Uriah Heep's "Easy Living" revision, I prefer the former song.
The old-harsh soul will always go with WASP. I'll never be uncertain 'bout the value of this work.
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