In the eighties, there were two types of Heavy Metal bands: Glam and Underground. Ratt was a band which straddled the line between the two; not heavy to the point of sludge, but not light to the point of being sell-outs.
Since the release of their last classic album Dancing Undercover in the eighties, Ratt has never been the same; the punch and attitude were there, but the spark was fading.
With this album, Ratt is no longer tired; they've looked back and rediscovered their essence -- the true, raw essence and power of the music and energy they possessed when they were hungry and young. If you've heard their classics, such as Body Talk, Round and Round, Enough is Enough, and Sweet Cheater, you won't be disappointed. It's incredible that they've managed to do what so many bands of any rock genre have tried and failed to do -- rejuvenate.
The guitars are heavy, the drums are kicking, the melodies are inexplicably catchy, and Pearcy sounds like he's taken a shot of adrenalin. (stand-out tracks are Eat Me Up Alive, Best of Me, A Little Too Much, and Don't Let Go).
Ironically, There are even a few tracks on here that are faster and heavier than current Iron Maiden', which, in their hey-day, were considered heavier and truer than Ratt.
This CD is Ratt's best album since 1986's Dancing Undercover. And with it, they provide proof positive that even amid the brewing new wave of Heavy Metal, they still have a shot at the now vacant Glam Metal crown.