Adler – Back from the Dead – New Ocean Media – Out Now!
Steven Adler the drummer who played on, in my eyes, the best album ever made “Appetite for Destruction”. Everyone knows his fame came into a downward spiral and for many years Steven was known as the “he used to be the drummer of”. Steven himself kept high hopes for a reunion with his old bandmates for many years. After being inducted to the Rock N’ Roll Hall of fame, Steven decided not to look back at those years again. He decided to quit Adler’s Appetite and started fresh with Adler. The new band now comes with the obvious name “Back from the Dead”
Back From The Dead
The record starts kinda soft, but no worries in a blink of an eye the song change in a decent uptempo rocker. Adler and his bandmates bring you right back to the glorious days of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The songs are strong and solid. It ain’t classics like we all know him for, but damn it still rocks hard. Adler proofs that the nickname “popcorn” still suits him. You must love the little details on the album. The little cowbells and the bombastic toms are bringing this album to the next level. The guitar work is raw but not sloppy. As always Adler works only with the best out of the industry. The vocals isn’t as some might hope like the red rocker we all know. But for these songs this is only a good thing. Jacob does a great job on the vocals. And even though Jacob can’t scream like a motherfucker, it isn’t something I miss on this album. Lonny Paul really got his stamp on this album. His guitar works all together with Johnny Martin’s bass and make it sound as a solid band and not as the next Steven Adler solo project. This band really got some crazy ass kicking chemistry! Let’s bring on the live shows. As a little bonus for the fans John 5 and Slash both cooperate on a song too!
1. Back From The Dead
2. Own Worst Enemy
3. Another Version Of The Truth
4. The One That You Hated
5. Good To Be Bad (featuring John 5)
6. Just Don’t Ask (featuring Slash)
7. Blown Away
10. Your Diamonds
11. Dead Wrong
Score 4 out 5
It seems that leaving the past behind did Adler good.
With this album I think he finally will get some recognition again as a great musician instead being known as the former drummer of Guns N’ Roses
Written by Ronald van de Baan