W.A.S.P. – Dying for the World

W.A.S.P. – Dying for the World (2002, Sanctuary Records/Metal-Is Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Shadow Man” … 5:34
2. “My Wicked Heart” … 5:38
3. “Black Bone Torso” … 2:15
4. “Hell for Eternity” … 4:38
5. “Hallowed Ground” … 5:54
6. “Revengeance” … 5:20
7. “Trail of Tears” … 5:50
8. “Stone Cold Killers” … 4:56
9. “Rubber Man” … 4:25
10. “Hallowed Ground” [acoustic version] …6:08

Blackie Lawless – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Darrell Roberts – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mike Duda – Bass, Backing Vocals
Frankie Banali – Drums

Produced by: Blackie Lawless

Lawless’ shock brigade keeps crankin’ ’em out but this time, things are a bit more serious and somber. The album is a reflection of 9/11 and Blackie’s anger over the situation. The trademark W.A.S.P. sound is still here though, make no mistake, this *is* W.A.S.P. metal and that powerful Blackie howl is prevalent. It’s just that this time, Blackie isn’t using shock & sex to sell the album.

I haven’t listened to all of W.A.S.P.’s output (though I have heard most) and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I bought this shorty after it’s release because I honestly wasn’t expecting too much thanks to the bad word I had hear about their late 90s work. All told, I think this is one of the bands better albums and Blackie still shows off one of the coolest, most evil voices in rock.

Highlights: “My Wicked Heart”, “Black Bone Torso”, “Hell for Eternity”, “Hallowed Ground”, “Trail of Tears”, “Hallowed Ground” [acoustic version]


Posted on October 10, 2008, in Collection, W.A.S.P. and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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