Planetmosh @AnybodyBC reviews ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ by @sebastianbach released via @FrontiersRec on 22nd of April
If you are in to 80-90’s rock music, then you don’t need an introduction to Sebastian Bach. For those who are not into this type of music: he is a remarkable lead singer (ex-Skid Row, ex-Kid Wikkid), who has had a very active and successful solo career.
He has just released his new album ‘Give ‘Em Hell‘, which is coming out on 22nd of April. This is the fifth solo album by Sebastian Bach, which is very anticipated by fans and follows on from 2007’s rocking, ‘Kicking & Screaming’. Consisting of twelve songs with a length of 51 min, ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ is filled with high sound quality and has some really nice guitar riffs. At the forefront of this release is Bach’s voice, which sounds at its best. To construct music to his songs, Seb has invited friends and some special guests to help him out: Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol). Give ‘Em Hell has a heavy metal / hard rock sound and is heavier when compared to his early solo albums and as I’ve already said, could be called a continuation of the previous album. Despite all of this, album seems to lack catchy, rememberable songs, there is some monotony in it. The exception is the third track of the album – ‘All My Friends Are Dead’, which according Bach is literally about the time when his friends were dying one after another. It looks like this one is not about the rock’n’roll, sex or alcohol, which is one of the major topics of this album. If I would have to choose one track of this album, it would probably be it, although it reminds me of another band which had the song with the same name. ‘Temptation’ has already been revealed to fans, when it went out public together with the promo video. ‘Temptation’ is a classic rock song although Sebastian vocal is brilliant, the riffs have the feel that you have heard somewhere before. The lyrics don’t bring anything new, Bach can do better than this.
‘Give ‘Em Hell’ iss quite an ambitious name for the album, which does not sound so ‘hellish’ except for the album cover (with Bach portrayed as the Devil) and a few songs, which were actual plausible attempts to ‘make the hell’. Otherwise it’s a melodic hard rock album with the iconic voice of the Sebastian Bach all over it. If you are not looking for something innovative from this guy and simply enjoy listening to his voice – you should be pleased with the quality.
‘Give ‘Em Hell’ by Sebastian Bach will be released on 22nd of April via Frontiers Records.
1. Hell Inside My Head
3. All My Friends Are Dead
5. Push Away
7. Had Enough
8. Gun To A Knife Fight
9. Rock N’ Roll Is A Vicious Game
10.Taking Back Tomorrow
Sebastian Bach – lead vocals
Duff McKagan – bass guitar
Devin Bronson – guitar
Bobby Jarzombek – drums and percussion
John 5 – guitar
Steve Stevens – guitar
Bob Marlette – producer
Tom Baker – mastering