Moonlight Agony – Silent Waters1st March 2007
Manes – How The World Came To An End25th April 2007
Label: Demolition Records / Release date: 20th April 2007
Blackie Lawless has given up experimenting approximately ten year ago which is pity because some of the most memorable moments in W.A.S.P.’s quarter of a century long carrier were created when he dared to try something new. Daring to experiment resulted in such brilliant moments like The Headless Children and The Crimson Idol and even K.F.D.
Dominator is another in line of the “safe” records from the band that became famous for making the world less safe place to be. However with its mixture of band’s most successful albums created between ’86 and ’92 the band still manages to create music worth listening. After producing all the bands records there is simply no better producer for the band then Mr. Lawless himself and Doug Blair delivers those oh-so-well-known razor sharp guitar leads that made Chris Holmes so famous in his glory days in W.A.S.P.
The lyrics are as angry and intelligent as ever and those typical W.A.S.P. melodies still have the power to move something inside the listener. Blackie is one of those few singers that at all times delivers amazing performance that is filled with both anger and pain at the same time, Now more then ever before. Songs like “Take Me Up” and “Heaven’s Hung in Black” give me goose bumps even after hearing them more then 20 times.