Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad review
|Album:||Good To Be Bad|
|Release date:||April 2008|
01. Best Years
02. Can You Hear The Wind Blow?
03. Call On Me
04. All I Want All I Need
05. Good To Be Bad
06. All For Love
07. Summer Rain
08. Lay Down Your Love
09. A Fool In Love
10. Got What You Need
11. 'Till The End Of Time
Nineteen years after the last official release of Whitesnake, the new album of the British combo is finally out, and yes that's great to see that the band is back and better than ever. If David Coverdale was wondering if the fans were waiting for a new release I can tell him that yes, after the excellent "Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues" released in 2006 we were all waiting for a new release. The good thing here is that we will not be disappointed, Whitesnake's new album just rocks!
It was maybe tricky to do a comeback after so many years (yes I know that David Coverdale released "Restless Heart" in 1997, but it was not a real album of Whitesnake and it was finally a bit anecdotic in the end) but I have to concede that Coverdale didn't do any mistakes with this new release. Sure, the album features some love ballads which are a bit boring (but that's not surprising too…) but in general the real Heavy songs are great. "Best Years" or "Can You Hear The Wind Blow" both have great guitars riffs (which probably come from the influences of Doug Aldrich), those songs (and they're just examples) are great and super Heavy. Maybe that I cannot say that we're reaching the level of a "Still Of The Night" or "Crying In The Rain" but then really we're just behind them… All in all, if you like "1987" I quite sure that you'll love "Good To Be Bad", the new album is not surprising that's right but it's classy Heavy / Hard Rock really.
I really like Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach and I think that they give a lot of energy to the new music of Whitesnake. The other musicians do a great job here and the performance of David Coverdale is quite impressive, he is still a great singer for sure. The only problem for me with this release actually comes from its lyrics. Ok, I'm already hearing some people who're saying that it's "Whitesnake" and I agree, but I was expecting something else than love and blabla and unfortunately, one more time the lyrics are a bit… well you know, they talk about "love", you see what I mean… Despite this negative point, the album is full of great music and its recording is perfect. Really I'm happy to say that Whitesnake's comeback was not done for nothing and let's hope that we will have the chance to see them on the road this year, with those new songs it will simply kick some asses live!
Yes, you have the answer now, "Good To Be Bad" is a really good album. This is maybe not the best Whitesnake but for sure this is among their best releases and that's a lot better than a lot of their albums. Coverdale is not so young now but he still haves the class and he still knows how to write good songs. "Good To Be Bad" will be one of the greatest Hard Rock albums of the year 2008, guys that's good that you're back.
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