Sunday, 11 October 2009
Wasp - Babylon
Babylon is the new album from veteren shock rock / sleaze metal merchants Wasp. Babylon is more of the same – WASP sound like WASP, specifically like mid 80s WASP.
Babylon is a solid record, once again showing that Blackie Lawless has plenty to offer, but I must say I feel that it is missing something. Theres nothing wrong with any of the songs here, infact they're all good and could individually have appearded on any of Wasp's classic albums, but there does seem to be something missing. Maybe Blackie has lost his muse, as none of the tracks really stand out. Dont get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Babylon, its a good album, but I m used to Wasp albums being great. Blackie and co over the years have offered up some great albums from classic debut, Last Command, the the epic Headless Children, the mighty Cromson Idol to later day classic like Kill F#''k Die and Unholy Terror, unfortunatly Babylon doesnt stand up to these as an album.
Still its a good honest solid album with plenty to enjoy and the new tracks should fit in well with a live set list.
(please Blackie, find your muse again!)