I am a big fan of
Nikki Sixx! Not only
is he the architect of
Crue but he is also a
survivor. His battles
with heroin addiction
and his lifestyle of
Motley Crue coming
to a close it was time for Nikki to move onto the next phase of his musical career, SIXX A.M. and let me say it right now...holy crap!
For me Motley Crue's first two albums TWO FAST FOR LOVE and SHOUT AT THE DEVIL are two of the best and most enjoyable metal albums of all time and for me was the pinnacle of the Crue and Nikki Sixx, but after one listen to MODERN VINTAGE (the third album from SIXX A.M.), i think Sixx has made the best album of his career.
Joining him in this project is James Michael (vocals, keyboards, guitar and producer) and DJ Ashba (guitar) who bring an original, organic and very emotional feel to the songs. There are eleven tracks on the disc and I will tell you hear and now, I love all twelve. The songs sound commercial and very radio friendly like Stars, Gotta Get it right and my favorite, Relief and have an appeal to anyone who likes their music full of emotion.
Brian and I seem to be calling every new release our favorite of 2014 but right now... MODERN VINTAGE is my favorite so far, an amazing listen that sounds nothing like Motley Crue. The vocals are what I love, the melodies are magical and the playing is classic and almost old school.
If you are looking for a great listen then MODERN VINTAGE by SIXX A.M. is the disc for you!
...and to add a little more to this story, SIXX A.M. will be appearing this year at Rock 'n' Shock in Worcester, MA. To find out more go to www.rockandshock.com