After an almost useless best-of and a live album which should have been issued on DVD or VHS rather than on CD, Blackie and the boys couldn’t allow themselves another mistake with their new album. W.A.S.P. had to do a great album, especially after a medium Helldorado
First of all, the changing of label has been a good thing, because Unholy Terror
has been granted a very good promotion, which was never so with Snapper. The only regret is that there still isn’t any videos planned, which would have been a good thing for promoion, and for the fans !
, here is the new album coming in my Cd-player, and the first thing that I notice is that the whole album has been written and produced by Blackie alone, where is Chris ?
Musically speaking, after a first careful listening, what a shock ! Yes, it is done, the great W.A.S.P. is back with a first-class album !
it starts with Let It Roar, very Helldorado
-like, very fast.
To Love Me, with a catchy chorus. Nota that for those of you who would feel like singing, this song is available in karaoke version on the japonese version of the album, with blackie singing just the chorus !
-Motive Man, one of the best songs of the album, with a very catchy chorus. This has been a while since Blackie has written such a great song ! Makes me think of No Way Out
Of here on Still Not Black Enough
is an intro to Charisma
, and talks about politics, religion (Jesus Christ, the Bible and Coran), nazism, Spanish inquisition, Nostradamus describing his vision on Adolf Hitler ! Everything is featured here !
But the best was still to come with the song Charisma
what a song ! A real hit that should have been released on single. Still about politics and religion, like Unholy Terror
, and heavy and uneasy as hell. Blackie really outdid himself on this one !
up is Who Slayed Baby Jane
? which could have been featured on Helldorado
(musicwise and qualitywise). The thing is, after such a hit like Charisma
, the following track is bound to be less good…
Euphoria is a very nice surprise, a instrumental ballad, very romantic, with just an intense guitar and some tam-tams… surprising. That
all fit well and the result is beautiful !
Enough with the tam-tams, let’s get to Still Not Black Enough Heart
who’s got a very powerful rhythm and is a big change from the previous song. This song could easily have been featured on Helldorado
. Simple and straight to the point.
Another ballad is next, Evermore, which is very much like Forever Free
… but without being as good ! This song could have been featured on Headless Children
or Still Not Black Enough
The album ends (already !) with Wasted White Boy. How powerful this is !!! The ending is awesome !
As a conclusion, Unholy Terror
is a very good Heavy Metal
album, and is mostly the best W.A.S.P. album in a while, since The Crimson Idol
! no doubt that this one will be a hit in the charts ! And
the “Bible pack” is just terrific.
The only negative part would be the length of the album (47 minutes is really not enough… as usual ! almost all of the other Metal
albums are 60 minutes long). Let’s hope that the concerts (at least 1h30 !) will be coming soon !