12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hard rock turned brooding and heavy in the mid-’90s, and Van Halen responded with some of their toughest and most emotionally direct music. The dark, gnarled tones of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar on “The Seventh Seal” express his struggles with sobriety, while “Aftershock” is a no-nonsense examination of failed love. But a Van Halen album wouldn't be complete without a party anthem: “Amsterdam” is a thunderously funky ode to the city’s red-light decadence.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hard rock turned brooding and heavy in the mid-’90s, and Van Halen responded with some of their toughest and most emotionally direct music. The dark, gnarled tones of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar on “The Seventh Seal” express his struggles with sobriety, while “Aftershock” is a no-nonsense examination of failed love. But a Van Halen album wouldn't be complete without a party anthem: “Amsterdam” is a thunderously funky ode to the city’s red-light decadence.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

mcross13 ,

Van Hagar at their very best!

This album has some very strong songs--one of my faves is Don't tell me--the guitar is awesome! If you liked Van Halen during the Hagar years this is a must have as the entire album is good and at least five songs are exceptional; The Seventh Seal, Can't Stop Lovin' You, Don't Tell Me, Amsterdam, and the requisite ballad---Not Enough.---Aftershock is pretty good too. Balance is a great "balance" of the Van Halen Sound with the Sammy Hagar energy and intensity.

70sRockFreak14 ,

Love Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is BEAST!

Toocily515" ,

Great

Excellent album.

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