Bring You To Your
A Tribute to Guns
Law of Inertia
I'm as big a fan of G'n'R as anyone, but the last thing I want to
hear is a tribute album done by a bunch of bad metal bands. More
than unnecessary. But since they tried, here's the score:
- Welcome to the Jungle
-- Zombie Apocalypse -- Horrible monster-metal approach is amusingly
bad, just like most metal.
- You're Crazy -- Haste
-- See above.
- 14 Years -- Vaux --
Garage punk in posture, hip in delivery, as good or better than
- It's So Easy -- Unearth
-- Only half-crappy -- the half where the guy ain't screaming
- Nightrain -- Break
the Silence -- A run-of-the-mill bar-band cover.
- Anything Goes -- Death
by Stereo -- They take a song that's already heavy and turn it
up a notch. I always thought G'n'R's version sounded sort of half
ass. This is all ass (and that's good).
- Sweet Child o' Mine
-- Most Precious Blood -- Why these guys get this one? Maybe because
someone in the band knows how to play piano. No one in the band
knows how to sing, however.
- November Rain -- Time
in Malta -- The original is so damn long, what do you do with
it? Not this.
- My Michelle -- Dillinger
Escape Plan -- Growl screaming. Maybe Axl was a better singer
than we all thought?
- Paradise City -- Eighteen
Visions -- Straight-forward reading adds nothing to the original.
- I Used to Love Her
-- Every Time I Die -- Suitably laid-back, nice.
- Out to Get Me -- God
Forbid -- More growling. Ugh.
- Rocket Queen -- Bleeding
Through -- The worst cover on the CD.
- Estranged -- The Beautiful
Mistake -- Almost NYC, almost indie, and not bad.
The final bad vs. good
score -- 10 to 4. Band wins hands down.
Posted Dec. 27,
2004. Copyright © 2004 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
last thing I want to hear is a tribute album done by a bunch
of bad metal bands. More than unnecessary."