Asking the question, is Warrant heavy metal, is essentially making a statement about glam metal in general. Warrant is the very picture of glam metal, and what a pretty picture that was. Fronted by the charismatic but troubled Jani Lane (R.I.P.
Lordi is one of those few bands that I listened to highly years ago. During the era of The Arockalypse, I had the album with me at all time wherever I would go, whether in my car or MP3 player, just wherever. Three albums later, and I am back in Lordi mode once again.
“I’ll rip you in two, black and blue, you’ll be beggin me for mercy.” From the lips of Tave Wanning to your ears. That’d be most guys dream come true, but in the figurative and musical sense, it is more than fantasy. Black n Blue, flirtatious and suggestive, is more than a quick wink.
Summer is flying by and we march on to our number three top 1980’s glam/hair metal band. Our first two bands, Tesla at number five, and Dokken at number four, shared some musical qualities, as well as, being somewhat overlooked.
In light of it being my birthday today, I thought I would bring the dedicated readers of WLM into my life a little more personally. We all started our journey through the World of Metal through various bands and artists of course.
Flash back to 1985 (if you can) and your musical compass will probably be sticky from too much ozone layer killing hair spray. To be completely honest, I may have contributed a tiny hole in the atmosphere, but nothing compared to some of the glam bands of the decade.
I’ve only been around WLM for a few months, but I’ve learned that there are two definite tests when it comes to honest assessments of music; time and money. First of all, as music journalists, we are blessed to drown in an endless ocean of new material every week.