Alice Cooper has re-recorded some of his classic tunes including, “School’s Out”, “I’m Eighteen”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Welcome To My Nightmare” and “Elected”. All 5 songs are available on the Alice Cooper site for $4.99.
If you visit Alice Cooper.com, you can get a free download of the song “Elected” right now!!
Check out the video, “Make ‘Em Dance” from Helix. This song is from the band’s 2009 CD, Vagabond Bones.
Those merciless metalheads Raven are back with their first new studio album in ten years. On Walk Through Fire, Raven picks up right where they left off. Walk Through Fire has plenty of metal attitude, proving to me that the Gallagher brothers are showing no sign of slowing down. John Gallagher is still screaming like a mad banshee, and Mark Gallagher is still dishing out some of the best metal riffs in the business.
If “Against the Grain” doesn’t get your blood pumping on the first listen, there may be no hope for you. “Against the Grain” bludgeons your senses with fist-throwing, blood-curdling metal, and doesn’t let up for a second.
One you get to heart of the album, you will find some killer songs with “Under Your Radar”, the title track “Walk Through Fire” and my personal favorite “Trainwreck”. The opening riffs of “Bulldozer” immediately brought Pantera to mind.
Raven also deliver a cool cover of the Montrose classic, “Space Station #5”. Raven’s version is a little shorter than the original, but it a good rendition nonetheless. Sammy Hagar could never scream like this!
I have been a fan of Raven for a long time, and found plenty of metal to enjoy on this disc. The only real weak spots for me were the two bonus live tracks at the end of the CD, which gave the album a little bit of an uneven feel. If you like your music loud, raw & heavy, you could do a lot worse than Raven’s Walk Through Fire. If you are a metalhead, and are a Raven fan, you need to get this. This disc will likely appeal to fans of Anvil & Armored Saint as well.
Walk Through Fire was officially released in the United States on March 30th, 2010. You can pick up a copy of the CD at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
2. Against The Grain
3. Breaking You Down
4. Under Your Radar
5. Walk Through Fire
7. Long Day’s Journey
10. Running In Circles
11. Hard Road
12. Armageddon (The Beginning)
14. Space Station #5
15. Live At The Inferno (Live)
16. Rock Until You Drop (Live)
John Gallagher – Bass, Vocals
Mark Gallagher – Guitar
Joe Hasselvander – drums