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Art Of Anarchy - 2017 The Madness

ARTIST: Art Of Anarchy
ALBUM: The Madness
LABEL: Century Media
SERIAL: 88985416482
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: John Moyer - bass * Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal - guitar * Jon Votta - guitar * Vince Votta - drums * Scott Stapp - vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Echo Of A Scream * 02 1,000 Degrees * 03 No Surrender * 04 The Madness * 05 Won't Let You Down * 06 Changed Man * 07 A Light In Me * 08 Somber * 09 Dancing With The Devil * 10 Afterburn


WEBLINKS: www.artofanarchyband.com

Art Of Anarchy are a supergroup. Let's get that clear from the outset. AoA used to be fronted by Scott Weiland until his recent death. There was confusion with his participation on the 2015 debut album, but the truth is, he did sing on it. He's since been replaced by Creed's Scott Stapp. With Ron Thal (Guns N Roses), John Moyer (Disturbed) and the Votta brothers in the backdrop, I'm actually quite liking this. 'The Madness' is a powerful excursion as a second recorded statement. Signed to Century Media, you wouldn't expect anything less.

The Songs
Stapp's vocals seem well suited, and with Bumblefoot's guitar aggression, AoA are on their way to kicking some serious ass. The opening two cuts certainly confirms my initial observation. 'Echo Of A Scream' grabs your attention as soon as the band unleash their aural attack, while '1000 Degrees' has a solid foot-thumping back-beat for a metronome, guaranteed to keep things hot. 'No Surrender' grooves out on the intro and verses, but features a tough chorus. The title track 'The Madness' is hard rock goodness, and is a pleasant surprise which should find favour for GDM readers. The next pairing of 'Won't Let You Down' and 'Changed Man' are near perfect hard rockers, while the ballad 'Somber' shows the other side of the band. AoA resume normal hard rock transmission with 'A Light In Me', 'Dancing With The Devil' and the closing 'Afterburn'.

In Summary
To be honest, I haven't heard of lot of the bands that these blokes have been involved with. From what I've read, Art Of Anarchy is quite different to outfits such as modern day Guns N Roses, late 90's Creed and Disturbed. I will go out on a limb and say that 'The Madness' is a helluva good record, and may even feature in the back-end of my Best Of 2017 List. How's that for a prediction?

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#1 | englandashes on June 15 2017 22:17:30
Yes, totally agree with you George, very good album, especially the title track.
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