Appetite For Destruction [PA] - Guns N' Roses
Hard Rock - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Geffen - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 10/1995, 01/1991 - 8811928629, 720642414828
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Guns N Roses perhaps the epitome of 80's metal music. Together with Axl Roses's original voice and singing style, Slash's great ear for a rift and solo, Duff McKagan's often intense Bass playing, Izzy Stradlin's great rhythmic mind and Steven Adler's agressive Drumming style you have the making of a great all time metal band, and Appetite for Destruction is one of the best examples of that.Here's a rundown of the tracks:
1. Welcome To The Jungle (4:31)
Well what can you say about this track, it has everything a metal song should have, a great opening guitar riff, which leads into an equally great bridge to the rhythm. Great rhythm throughout with great lead guitar over the top of it, going into a subtle guitar solo. The lyrics are extremely thought-provoking, with some great lines, and incidentally one of the songs that features no swearing, although the lyrics are suggestive in places. Probably the best song on the album.
Again great opening guitar riff. Subtle rhythm, combined with aggressive drumming. Less lead played over the top, but a great guitar solo. Lyrics are a bit repetitive, but not enough to spoil the song. Good album filler.
3. Nighttrain (4:26)
One of the best songs on the album for lead guitaring, right from the opening guitar riff through to the solo. The lyrics are what let this song down a bit, but you hardly notice, due to the great guitaring.
Another one of those songs that can be termed a 'Great metal song'. Great and faultless lead and rhythm throughout, with a great solo. Lyrics are littered with swearing, although the song is about people getting in your face, so the swearing is probably justified. One of the better songs on the album.
5. Mr Brownstone (3:46)
If Welcome to the Jungle is the best song, then this song comes a close second. Has a 'helicopter' sounding guitar riff to open, which is superb. Great heavy rhythm throughout, leading to a fair guitar solo. Lyrics have some swearing, but again not sounding out of context with the song. Great metal tune.
One of the songs that led me to buy this album. I am a big fan of songs that build the rhythm up and up and then letting the lead explode and this song does that better than any I have ever heard. As it's track time suggests, it does get repetitive, but this in no way spoils the great rhythm/lead throughout. Lyrics are a little basic, but the music overshadows them anyway.
7. My Michelle (3:39)
As it's previous track, Paradise City, My Michelle builds up the rhythm to start, then lets the lead explode. One of the heavier songs on the album, it combines some subtle notes with some heavy power chords. As for the lyrics, they are probably some of the best written on the album, starting with the opening lines, 'Your daddy works in porno, now that mommy's not around, She used to love her heroin, but now she's underground'. Using those opening lines as a premise, you can imagine the how thought-provoking the rest are.
Perhaps the closest thing to a ballad you are gonna get on this album. Has a quick opening guitar riff, combined with some great rhythm. Considering the lyrics being 'lovey' the rhythm is actually quite heavy. Pretty good album filler.
9. Sweet Child O'Mine (5:55)
The most recognisable song from the album. This song has the best opening guitar riffon the album. The rhythm throughout is impeccable with some great lead notes over the top. Actually has two guitar solo's, both are brilliant, which seemingly fit the song superbly. Lyrics are great with some inspiring lines. Definitely one of the best sons on the album.
Adapted from the acoustic version on their album 'Lies', this version is more heavier and sounds better. Great rhythm, with the lead over the top sounding really expressive in places. Lyrics although the same as the acoustic version, seem to fit much better in this version. Great song to marvel at some inspiring guitaring.
11. Anything Goes (3:25)
Has a great opening guitar riff, which into some great power chorded rhythm. Has a good guitar solo, in which Slash makes the guitar talk. Perhaps lyrics are a little repetitive, but still has some great lines. Worth listening to for the guitar solo.
Has to rank up there as one of the better songs on the album. Great opening guitar riff, moving to some great rhythm. Has a great sounding guitar solo, that personifies Slash's ability. But the best thing about this song are the lyrics, easily some of the best written on the album, with some inspiring lines. Great song and rounds off the album superbly.
With the metal scene in it's prime Guns N Roses released this quite outstanding album, easily one of the best albums of it's time and one I couldn't and can't stop listening to. Each track has it's own individuality, which is remarkable in the fact that a lot of the metal music of that time had a repetitive sound to it. Definitely one of the best metal albums of all time, and a must for metal fans.
Product Information : Appetite For Destruction [PA] - Guns N' Roses
Manufacturer's product descriptionHard Rock - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Geffen - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 10/1995, 01/1991 - 8811928629, 720642414828
EAN: 8811928629, 720642414828
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