First let me say to those that don’t think there’s a single here….are you kidding? Vengeance is Mine sounds like a hit to me. Slash’s guitar work adds that heavy metal edge to this outstanding track. Now that that is out of the way, this is Alice’ most complete album in a long time. Far superior to Dirty Diamonds. Who else but twisted Alice could get away with writing a concept album about a serial killer named Spider. I’m on my third listen; first in my home stereo, then in my cd player using ipod headphones, and now with my Bose headphones. The sound is just raw enough to have a knife edge to it and the vocals are vintage Coop. Ozzy Osbourne co-writes and contributes harmonica on Wake the Dead. If there is a weak track I can’t find it. Eric Singer plays the most solid I’ve heard in quite a while. Chuck Garric brings solid bass to every track and Danny Saber more than proves his worth. This is the album I’ve waited for and, though I’ve got it on cd, I can’t wait for my vinyl copy!
P.S. Marilyn Manson is just a poseur! Long Live Alice!