W.A.S.P. - Babylon

'Babylon' is the new album from veteren shock rock/sleaze metal merchants W.A.S.P. Babylon is more of the same - W.A.S.P. sound like W.A.S.P., specifically like mid 80s W.A.S.P.

Babylon is a solid record, once again showing that Blackie Lawless has plenty to offer, but I must say I feel that it is missing something. There's nothing wrong with any of the songs here, in fact they're all good and could individually have appeared on any of W.A.S.P.'s classic albums, but there does seem to be something missing. Maybe Blackie has lost his muse, as none of the tracks really stand out. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed Babylon, but I'm used to their albums being great. Blackie and co over the years have offered up some great albums from classic debut, 'Last Command', the epic 'Headless Children', the mighty 'Crimson Idol' to later day classic like 'Kill F#''k Die' and 'Unholy Terro'r, unfortunately 'Babylon' doesn't stand up to these as an album.
Still it's a good honest solid album with plenty to enjoy and the new tracks should fit in well with a live set list.

Rating 7/10

by Barry Gennard

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