As soon as the riff hits, I’m relieved to hear that Sebastian Bach is still keeping the true metal flame burning. Despite this album being bereft of bassist Steve DiGiorgio, the band Bach has assembled is still content to beat their chest and snarl through 13 tracks (14 on non-standard versions) that once again display a great deal of melody amidst the crushing riffs and pounding drums.
Album opener is the catchy title track that boasts a chorus I’m sure I’ve heard before… but who cares?! The crunching, chugging guitars courtesy of Nick Sterling and Johnny Chromatic follow on here from 2007’s Angel Down in their ferocity.
Second track, ‘My Own Worst Enemy’, loses the crushing weight, providing the listener with a more melodic, classic metal feel, with Bach hitting the high notes throughout. But on third track, ‘TunnelVision’ (featuring a guest appearance from former Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5), Bach once again opts for a heavy, grunge-influenced style of groove, while ‘Dance On Your Grave’ has a crunchier, speedier approach to proceedings….. [read entire interview]