Written by Alex Stojanovic
Louder Harder Faster
Only Broken Heart
U In My Life
Choose Your Fate
Let It Go
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: Frontiers Records
Robert Mason - Vocals Erik Turner - Guitars & backing vocals Joey Allen - Guitars & backing vocals
Jerry Dixon - Bass & backing vocals Steven Sweet - Drums & backing vocals
Things start off with a direct kick to the face with the title track "Louder Harder Faster" and we get a few more of these throughout the album like "Perfect", "New Rebellion", "Faded" and "Devil Dancer". If you love the slightly more up-tempo tracks, the title track and "New Rebellion" will satisfy you. I always enjoy catchy and grooving riffs. Erik Turner and Joey Allen provide plenty of these all throughout the record. Combine these with the impressive vocals of Mason and the low end of Jerry Dixon and Steven Sweet, and you've got some memorable songs. Sitting alongside the plethora of great rockers is the enjoyable ballad "U In My Life". As the song goes on, you would think that it just consists of piano, guitar and vocals, but the drums come in during the last minute.
Aside from being one of the record's catchiest cuts, there's something worth noting in "Big Sandy", and that is that when the title is sung, the melody sounds identical to the chorus in Scorpions' "Big City Nights", but this won't be a big issue. Things start to get a bit predictable in the last couple of tracks, but "Let It Go" is guaranteed to stand out with those who enjoy simple and straightforward hard rock. In conclusion, Louder Harder Faster is another solid offering from one of the most respected bands of the late 80s and early 90s. If you're on the fence about Warrant with Mason on vocals, I highly suggest you give this album a listen. I'm sure you'll find something that you dig.
Highs: "Louder Harder Faster", "Devil Dancer" and "New Rebellion"
Lows: If straighforward hard rock isn't your thing, steer clear.
Final Rating: 7/10