9 Songs, 44 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

-Penguin Person ,

Why no bonus track

Really enjoying Patina but wondering why the bonus track Punchdown thats on the import CD version is not included on the iTunes version or US CD , its not like it can`t fit . Thats my only complaint

Nature Of Threat ,

Huge step up from the debut

This is a total return to form for Jake E. Lee. He has been my favorite guitarist since '83 and a massive influence on my playing. I admit to being underwhelmed with the first RDC album.
This album on the other hand.... is very cohesive. The songs are strong. Jake is brilliant. Its a mature album as far as his guitar playing. He really stretches out and uses a ton of colors on this album.
For all of you guitarists who want guitar 'hero' stuff, there are still plenty of moments where he really blazes, but overall this is album is more about solid songs and very precise parts delivered the way only a guy as talented as Jake E. Lee can.
You can tell that a LOT of TLC went into picking different guitars, amps, pedals combos etc. to paint with a much wider spectrum. Great production, great mix. Give this album a listen. It is well worth it.

vXEtherealXv ,

Better than I expected

Honestly I didn't expect this record to be all that good because of the sophomore jinx but I am pleasantly surprised. This is a solid record with some real great catches on it and I like all of the songs-which doesn't happen that often. Every band puts out a record with a stinker or two on it with some exceptions. I still don't care for the vocalist but he is good enough to not be annoying af. I wish the guitar was mixed to have a “bigger” sound but then some of Jake’s small touches might have been missed. He is still one of my favorite guitarists and Im happy as hell he is back again. If you love blues based gritty rock then this record will not disappoint!