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Sixx A. M. – Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1 (review)

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Posted May 10, 2016 by Josh Drespling in CD Reviews

downloadSixx A.M.
Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1

Review by Josh Drespling

One could conceive the title of this album as a marketing ploy or perhaps a statement that this band is here to stay. Sixx A.M. has released what they are calling Prayers of the Dammed Vol. 1.  One would gamble that the seconded incarnation of this album is already in the works, but if you relish the current state of Motley Crue, you might find yourself believing that there is a subtle message hidden in there.

Vol. 1 is filled to the top with driving, melodic and soulful rock songs.  Songs that pull you in and make you experience the emotional state of the song writer. These tracks are expertly penned and crafted to deliver a heart and moving moment for the listener.

The album starts off with a banger “Rise”. This song is a hook laden anthem. With beautifully executed lyrics such as: “Rise up, it’s a dawn of a new day, Hands up, it’s gonna be okay, Even when they strangle you, get yourselves together, Strike down all that oppose you, Look now, what have they sold you, Even if they anger you, get yourselves together, Rise!”.

 

 

The second track “You Have Come to the Right Place” jumps in right where “Rise” left of.  Delivering the perfect mix of guitar crunch and soaring rock vocals, not to mention the near perfect guitar leads and solos.

“I’m Sick” lowers the tempo a bit but keeps tugging on your heart-strings with the lyrics “If I’m not breathing, resuscitate my soul. Bring on the shame, bring on the pain”, then slams you with more rock furry.

The album rolls through eight more songs including the title track, of pure rock bliss delivered with superb production, amazing vocals and songs that could concur the divide between good and evil.

Nikki Sixx, has successfully proven that there can and will be life after Motley Crue. I truly cannot wait for Vol 2. In the meant time check out the three previous releases from this amazing band: The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt” (2011), and Modern Vintage” (2014).


About the Author

Josh Drespling

Josh is the Publisher and creator of Empire Extreme and it’s sister publication Kingdom Extreme Magazine. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and graphic designer. He is always conjuring up new ideas and has a amazing passion for the music industry and all the things that surround it.


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