I was almost put off by another review refering to this being a continuation of the 'X' album. thankfully, the strength of the 'Nine Lives' single' convinced me to buy.
this is nothing like 'X', so if you, like me, found that album just a bit to lightwieght, then you'll be more than happy with this.
It is no 'Hysteria' either, most reminiscent of the under-rated 'Slang' and all the better for it.big ballad 'Love' has harmonies reminiscent of Queen's 'Jealousy' .
there's then moments of almost Sweet like glam, the aforementioned 'Slang' comparisons, and most importantly, lots of noisy guitar., and a lack of mellowness.