W.A.S.P. – Golgotha [Album Review]
W.A.S.P. – Golgotha
2015, Napalm Records
2. Last Runaway
4. Miss You
5. Fallen Under
6. Slaves of the New World Order
7. Eyes of My Maker
8. Hero of the World
Blackie Lawless – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Doug Blair – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mike Duda – Bass
Mike Dupke – Drums
Producer: Blackie Lawless
Six years after Babylon, W.A.S.P. finally returns with Golgotha. Pretty sure Blackie has been talking about this album for a few years now and I’m glad it’s arrived at long last. I liked Babylon a lot (and thought that album went criminally unnoticed), so I was looking forward to new music from the band. Golgotha does not disappoint.
While Blackie is starting to show his age physically, his voice remains just as good as ever on record. He’s one of my favorite vocalists. When Blackie is singing, you know it’s Blackie and that’s no different here. A number of tracks here sound like they could’ve been on a W.A.S.P. album from the ’80s, such as the galloping “Last Runaway” (no pun intended) or the amazing ballad, “Miss You”. “Miss You” is certainly one of the best ballads Blackie has ever done.
This is an album sure to please ALL fans of W.A.S.P. unless you absolutely hate the fact that Blackie likes to allude to religion in his songs and no longer writes stuff like “Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)” or “Don’t Cry (Just Suck)”! Golgotha will never match the status of the band’s earlier efforts (nostalgia and all that) but this is truly one of the band’s best releases.
Highlights: “Scream”, “Last Runaway”, “Shotgun”, “Miss You”, “Fallen Under”, “Slaves of the New World Order”, “Golgotha”