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SKID ROW – United World Rebellion: Chapter One EP

| 20 June 2013 | Reply

Label: Megaforce Records
Released: April 2013
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Johnny Solinger sings his heart out on Skid Row’s first new music in 7 years – and with good reason if all the rumours about a possible reunion with ex-lead singer Sebastian Bach are to be believed!

It’s great to hear Skid Row back and on form, and to hear Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo’s killer songwriting again.

The five tracks on offer operate much as a cut down album of yore would have: 2 high octane rockers in Kings Of Demolition and Let’s Go, followed by the monster power ballad This Is Killing Me (albeit produced rawer than it would have been back in the day). Get Up mixes things up a little with a more industrial metal feel, before they get back to the Slave To The Grind-like sound we all know and love on Stitches, and Solinger really comes into his own.

Solinger doesn’t have the one-in-a-million voice and mega-ego of Bach, but on 2006’s Revolutions Per Minute he seemed to be trying to compete with that. Here he goes head to head by simply NOT going head to head – he’s learnt to be his own man and the results speak for themselves.


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