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CD Skid Row United World Rebellion Chapetr One review

skid row

united world rebellion (chapter one)

2013

 

a new chapter begins...

 

Skid Row had it all, sat at the near top of the pile with their brand high energy hard rock and the songs to die for, them seemed only a step away from true greatness. Then three albums in their sacked their singer and changed their sound in one fell swoop. Things went downhill, but whilst many will tell you it was the change in front man that did it, I prefer to think it was a rather sharp change in sound from heavy weight hard rock to something all the more punk metal. But hey whatever the reason things didn’t go to plan.

 

 


Two albums with new vocalist Johnny Solinger really haven’t seemed to grab anyone’s attention, but listening to this is that revelation you constantly hope for, but get only every once in a while. This 6 song EP is the best we’ve heard from Skid Row in years.

 

 


It’s one of those great mysteries in life when you hear a band that have so effortlessly recaptured the intensity and passion of their initial releases after so long, but that is what Skid Row has done here.
Take a listen to opening track ‘Kings of Demolition’ and you’ll be convinced. Then listen to the next track ‘Let’s Go’ and you’ll be even more convinced. Whilst the rest of the EP doesn’t quite reach the bar set by those opening two shots it gets pretty damn close. This is the return of the Century and we couldn’t be happier!

 

 


Skid Row is back the way they used to be and we love it. The Big Guns are out.

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

SKID ROW UNITED WORLD REBELLION CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013