Snider doesn’t need yes­ter­day

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

dee Snider, the Long Is­land mouth that roared on all­time rock clas­sics in­clud­ing We’re Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock, al­ready did the solo thing in the early ’90s while twisted Sis­ter was on hia­tus.

But ap­par­ently there was some­thing deeper, darker and heav­ier brew­ing within Snider that even he might not have known was there.

that dark­ness shines on For the Love of Metal, a project that came about when Hate­breed’s Jamey Jasta dared Snider to make a modern metal al­bum. the re­sult is heavy on growls, gut­tural snarls and bow­el­rat­tling bass and gui­tar riffs.

It’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine that a guy old enough to col­lect So­cial Se­cu­rity can melt your face deep into his fifth decade in the heavy metal biz. But he does. and Snider gar­nishes these tracks with just enough at­ti­tude to ap­peal to his ’80s fans. Lies Are a Busi­ness is

steeped in to­day’s nu-metal riffage, yet it em­ploys a twin-lead gui­tar solo that could have been ripped from ac­cept’s Fast As A Shark. the true re­veal here is To­mor­row’s No Con­cern, in which dee seem­ingly lets go of his con­sid­er­able ’80s legacy, say­ing he doesn’t need it be­cause he’s got to­day well in hand. It sure sounds like it.

Dee Snider For the Love of Metal (Na­palm)

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