14 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sebastian Bach proves that his style of hard rock and heavy metal isn’t dead as long as he’s still doing it. Bearing down, Bach creates a well-crafted collection of hard-edged tunes featuring his trademark yowl and underrated way with a melody. Guitarist Nick Sterling is an important ingredient here, adding his touch to “My Own Worst Enemy” and shaking the rafters for the title track. Legendary hard rock guitarist and former Marilyn Manson member John 5 assists with the impeccable “Tunnelvision,” a tune that strikes close to Bach’s own heart. There’s the Aerosmith-like boogie of “Dance on Your Grave,” convincing power ballads, full-out rockers like “As Long As I Got the Music,” and Sterling’s note-perfect “I’m Alive.” There are big riffs throughout the album. “Dirty Power” chews up the scenery, while “Live the Life” chases the scales up and down with ferocity while Bach settles into the driver’s seat with his usual assurance. It’s the great material that makes the difference here. The special edition includes the satisfyingly down-home bonus track “Ain’t There Yet.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sebastian Bach proves that his style of hard rock and heavy metal isn’t dead as long as he’s still doing it. Bearing down, Bach creates a well-crafted collection of hard-edged tunes featuring his trademark yowl and underrated way with a melody. Guitarist Nick Sterling is an important ingredient here, adding his touch to “My Own Worst Enemy” and shaking the rafters for the title track. Legendary hard rock guitarist and former Marilyn Manson member John 5 assists with the impeccable “Tunnelvision,” a tune that strikes close to Bach’s own heart. There’s the Aerosmith-like boogie of “Dance on Your Grave,” convincing power ballads, full-out rockers like “As Long As I Got the Music,” and Sterling’s note-perfect “I’m Alive.” There are big riffs throughout the album. “Dirty Power” chews up the scenery, while “Live the Life” chases the scales up and down with ferocity while Bach settles into the driver’s seat with his usual assurance. It’s the great material that makes the difference here. The special edition includes the satisfyingly down-home bonus track “Ain’t There Yet.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

thatpeculiarcat ,

Bach Creates a Masterpiece!

Sebastian Bach has outdone himself yet again with the release of, 'Kicking & Screaming.' While the new album holds on to the heavy metal side of Bach, seen in his days with Skid Row and his previous solo album, 'Angel Down,' Baz also incoropates a softer, more modern rock sound into his library of work.
The album is a must have for any true fan.

bobby padg ,

Kicking and Screaming

It's pretty obvious why Rachel Bowland was the chief songwriter for Skid Row when Bach was in the band during their heyday; he can write songs! Sebastian can certainly sing but these songs are unremarkable, uninspired and unmemorable. (A Rome takeoff to be sure but true never the less.) Very generic rock tunes.

jp130 ,

Lacking.

This cd lack the power,balls and quality of Angel down.Its not a bad cd,but Angel down was an amazing cd and this one is nowhere close.If your a fan of Baz,I'm sure you will like it.Seems like Baz gave the rookie too much freedom on the album.Should have wrote with Roy Z again.

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