Alice Cooper

(Phoenix, Arizona)

Paranormal

CD REVIEW

July 28th, 2017

KICK ASS METAL RATING

100 OUT OF 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2017

PERFECT SHOCK ROCK — FULL SCORE

e-a-r MUSIC

EAN/UPC — 4029759121466

Cat # — 021246EMU

2 CD DIGIPACK

Band Members

CURRENT BAND:
ALICE COOPER – VOCALS
CHUCK GARRIC – BASS
TOMMY HENRIKSEN – GUITAR
NITA STRAUSS – GUITAR
RYAN ROXIE – GUITAR
GLEN SOBEL – DRUMS

ORIGINAL BAND:
ALICE COOPER – VOCALS
DENNIS DUNAWAY – BASS
MICHAEL BRUCE – GUITAR
GLEN BUXTON – GUITAR
NEAL SMITH – DRUMS

“Paranormal” track listing:

01. Paranormal
02. Dead Flies
03. Fireball
04. Paranoiac Personality
05. Fallen In Love
06. Dynamite Road
07. Private Public Breakdown
08. Holy Water
09. Rats
10. The Sound Of A

 

New studio recordings with the original ALICE COOPER band:

11. Genuine American Girl
12. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2016 with the current ALICE COOPER band:

13. No More Mr. Nice Guy
14. Under My Wheels
15. Billion Dollar Babies
16. Feed My Frankenstein
17. Only Women Bleed
18. School’s Out

There was a lot of buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on this album around the KICK*ASS*METAL offices since we have been fans of Alice Cooper since I started with Heavy Metal in 1978. As a fan of Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P, Halloween, The Murderdolls, Wednesday13, and any band that has a affinity for this artist. I always love going to the original when it comes to visual or sonic asthetics….Heavy Metal bands that covered Alice Cooper Anthrax, Megadeth, Crest of Darkness….!!! And lets NEVER FORGET how influential this bands was on Randy Rhodes — Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne FAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have mostly just given the 1st CD a spin….l@@king forward to the second disc….!!!!

I will spend more time listening and analyzing the guitar work since I am a huge fan of Nita Strauss. The axe-work is stunnig and tasteful, I was hoping for a shred-fest….. But for now the songwriting, and the hooks on this album are top-notch, and world-class. And this album is fun to play at maximum volume so play this LOUD UND PROUD @ MAXIMUM DECIBELS !!!!

I have not seen any of the major heavy metal news sites give this a record review, but for me this is a essential purchase, since there is excellent song-writing and excellent hooks and the lyrics are perfect for the music aesthetics and the albums vibe !!!!

This is easily a top 100 albums of the year in 2017 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When we do our top 100 albums of 2017 list l@@k for Alice Cooper @ the top of the list, since it is always alphabetical, after the albums of the year announcements……

100 out of 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS …. Nita Strauss, a total metal maniac and a World-Class Heavy Metal guitarist to watch for…..the kind of guitarist that is perfect for a publication called KICK*ASS*METAL !!!!!

  

 

 

 

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