Brides Of Destruction
Here Come The Brides
Sanctuary Records
· Produced By: Steve Bruno

· Running Time: 37.39

· Release Date: March 9

· Released: US

· Musical Style: Modern Hard Rock

· Links: Brides Of Destruction
Songs: 80%
Sound: 80%
The debut Brides album will be released shortly with a blaze of publicity, but will that have any impact on the CD buying public outside of the individual guys fan bases?
The band features bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist Tracii Guns, drummer Scot Coogan and vocalist London LeGrand. London is the least known of the four – his is a new comer to the LA hard rock scene after failing to break through in his native Georgia.
The album has a feel of a number of contemporary and classic influences, with a little of the past from Sixx and Tracii Guns (Motley Crue and LA Guns), in a heavily updated contemporary delivery – this record is as much alternative modern rock than it is classic hard rock.
After many listens, I'm still not sure what to make of the whole affair. It rocks like crazy, as a monster attitude, yet I personally haven't warmed to it at all.
Maybe it's the vocalist. As with several other examples in recent years, some classic hard rockers have chosen the path of a more modern rock/alternative vocalist. For the most part I don't like his tone or his delivery. Just not melodic enough for my tastes – the style is far to harsh.
Here Come the Brides was produced by Steve Bruno and mixed by Steve Thompson, an ever powerful duo that has worked with some of the biggest and the best. The quality of this album's production is therefore very good, but surprised me for it's rawness and overall simplicity. The band is clearly going for that 'live' in the studio feel.
So it rocks, it's modern and it packs an in your face attitude. What about the songs? No problem with quality, although there may be a filler or two of the 9 tracks featured.
The song style might not be for everyone though.
You've got the punk influenced modern rocker Shut The Fuck Up to open the album – does anyone really need a song with a title like this anymore? Following that, comes the frantic Guns N Roses styled rocker I Don't Care (a highlight), the heavy semi-industrial I Got A Gun, the LA Guns influenced alternative rocker 2 Times Dead and the modern rock/rap Natural Born Killers, which I quite dislike.
The uptempo punkish Life is better – it features a better vocal and an almost nu-breed style chorus. Revolution is also pretty cool, with another good Guns N Roses style hook, but a much rougher production quality.
Only Get So Far closes out the album with the only slower track of the album – a psychedelic styled rock ballad. It's ok, but the vocals don't sell the song.
At 37 minutes in length and with most of the tracks already available in bootlegged demo form, there isn't enough on offer here.
The Bottom Line
The album is going to best appeal to those fans that can appreciate a little modern American metal or alternative hard rock. There are touches of past influences here, which may be enough to allow some more to enjoy the album and the performances are certainly unquestionably good.
Still, there is something about the album I don't warm to and I don't like vocals on several of the tracks. I don't have to like an album to see that it has definite appeal and will predict a few will wonder why I just don't like the album as much as I should. Personal tastes folks!
Discography / Previously Reviewed
· Here Come The Brides

Line Up
· London LeGrand: Vocals
· Tracii Guns: Guitars
· Scot Coogan: Drums
· Nikki Sixx: Bass

Essential for fans of:
· LA Guns
· Stone Temple Pilots
Track Listing
· Shut The Fuck Up
· I Don't Care*
· I Got A Gun
· 2 Times Dead*
· Brace Yourself
· Natural Born Killer
· Life*
· Revolution
· Only Get So Far
--*Best Tracks

28/02/05: Alyson Cooper -
Rating: 100
I love the songs and London LeGrand's singing ability!!!!!!!! Maybe some people don't like him, but I definately love him and I think he's a great singer and I think London can do whatever he wants to do when he wants to!!!! I don't own the album, but I want it...I love London LeGrand and Nikki Sixx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're both so hot and sexy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/02/05: grey -
Rating: 50
If it was the demo version, it would have recieved a 100..... On the demos, John Corabi's voice really brings it home..... But London by himself isn't worth a passing grade......

01/08/04: chewsmoka -
Rating: 50
Only reason for me giving this a 50 is the killer song "Only Get So Far", an wonderful track, which is the last track on the album, Andrew was so far off on this album review and rating, but 90% of the time he is dead on, take a listen to that song, and you will what i mean, as far as the other tracks, maybe they will grow on you, they didnt on me

07/07/04: AndyC -
Rating: 90
Never a massive Crue or LA Guns fan....but this album ROCKS.
This is snarling in your face punk rock but with the kind of melodic suss attributed to both Nikki Sixx and Tracii Guns.

I love the album from start to finish, especially the fact that non of the songs sound similiar or in fact like anything from a Motley/Guns album.

Some people have expressed a distaste for Londons vocals but I think his vocal style(s) on this album suit exactly whichever song he is singing.

A great album from a pair of 80's heros...lets hope they can follow it up.....

04/06/04: Andrew Cruickshank -
Rating: 95
I must admit i was expecting a bit of motley influence but this just rocked. And Tracii what can you say! When you listen to the music it speaks for itself. Theres only so many people who can play with young stars, play modern music & pull it of theses days. Nikki sixx, Tracci guns still obviously have it.
Even though i was shocked John Corabi wasn't on vocals even though he played Guitar on some tracks I am positive we haven't seen the last of Brides of Destruction, and maybe visiting Australia (Sydney will do).

31/03/04: Qwib -
Rating: 2
Bad. Some decent music (well guitar parts) but when the vocals start cover your ears. Probably the worst thing I've ever heard Tracii Guns put his name to. Nikki Six, well he should go back to doing Crue music because it's the only thing I can tollorate with his pittiful attempt at bass playing.
Only buy if you can some how just listen to the guitar parts. and edit out everything else.

29/03/04: Marc Vanway -
Rating: 85
Good punk rock album, but the songs are too diferent one to the other. Some songs are really good, and others really bad, but overall, the cd is pretty enjoyable...

17/03/04: JB -
Rating: 80
I was shocked that these 2 guys had any great tunes left in them
but I love this album it flat out rocks and kicks ass ! It's a great cruisin album.If you want your ass kicked this'll do it.

16/03/04: R. S. -
Rating: 40
They tried to capture an energetic, punk vibe with this record. While I applaud these 80's vets for trying something "new," I just don't think they pull it off. Punk is a young man's game, and these songs would have benefitted from more hooks and less angst.

13/03/04: Matt -
Rating: 95
Music has changed and its time to just accept that. This album is in your face and has some great tracks. While I agree John Corabi would have been a better singer, I think overall this is one of the better rock albums to come out this year. Great mix of modern rock sound with an L.A. Guns/Motley Crue feel. Solid first album.

10/03/04: Mel -
Rating: 65
I think Tracii and Nikki in a band together(WOW) this has got to rock! Well, ummm,errr sort of, After spinning it 5 or 6 times I came to the conclusion, John Corabi should have been the singer!!! Even Scott sings better that London. Sorry Brides. NBK does kick ass though!

06/03/04: Ignacio -
Rating: 70
A raw production for a blast of in-your-face rock and roll. A few tracks got a modern sound that some may not like but BOD debut brings some fresh air with no pretensions. Highlights go for "Shut the fuck up" (yeah, give me an euro for every song with that title and I΄ll work no more), "I don΄t care", "2 times dead" and "Life".

05/03/04: freddy de keyzer -
Rating: 35
Second attempt. Not my cup of tea at all, this is too noisy and way too modern for my liking ! Maybe some will like it. Me ? No way !

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