This is the first album since Ace’s 1978 solo to feature him alone on lead vocals. The only negative thing I can say is that I don’t care for the digipack pyramid packaging. It was very cool to see that Anomaly is dedicated to Ace’s family, friends, and fans and is in memory of Eric Carr and Dimebag Darrell. It was also cool to see a thank you in the liner notes to Gene, Paul, and Peter. Would have been cool to see some sort of acknowledgement to Jon Regan, Tod Howarth, Richie Scarlet, or any mention of the Comet; at least Anton Fig was mentioned.
The production on Anomaly is fantastic; the guitars and vocals sound great! I’m amazed at how good Ace sounds. His vocals sound as good as they did when he was half the age he is today and his guitar work is scorching! I can hear hints of work from his 1978 solo album, Unmasked, Frehley’s Comet and Trouble Walkin’. There’s a great variety of music here from heavy to pop; heavily distorted guitars to acoustic. Too Many Faces and Sister are the standout tracks and the latest Fractured tune is the best of the four.
I’m not disappointed at all and this has exceeded all expectations; highly recommended.