Louder Harder Faster

01. Louder Harder Faster
02. Devil Dancer
03. Perfect
04. Only Broken Heart
05. U In My Life
06. Music Man
07. Faded
08. New Rebellion
09. Big Sandy
10. Choose Your Fate
11. Let It Go
12. I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink (bonus track available on CD only)

Robert Mason – lead vocals
Joey Allen – lead and rhythm guitar
Erik Turner – rhythm and lead guitar
Jerry Dixon – bass guitar
Steven Sweet – drums

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1989)
Cherry Pie (1990)
Dog Eat Dog (1992)
Ultraphobic (1995)
Belly to Belly (1996)
Greatest & Latest (1999)
Under the Influence (2001)
Born Again (2006)
Rockaholic (2011)


Recorded with producer Jeff Pilson
Mixed by Pat Regan

Released 2017-05-12
Reviewed 2017-05-23



I actually think that Warrant are lying in the title of their new album they call Louder Harder Faster, none of that is true and that is despite taking seven years since they last gave us an album. “Duller Softer More Generic” would be a more adequate title for this album. It is an album from a band that passed there best before date even before they were conceived. They sold millions of records when everyone sold millions they had the fortune to arrive at the right time and therefore made something of a name even though they are very far from the greats of the genre.

Their music is standardised melodic hardrock music, built around catchy choruses and melodic songs. Typical songs for the genre, it is a standard production as well – in fact, the entire album is very generic and very mediocre. If there is such a thing as very generic and very mediocre but everything is so standardised that you know what is coming even before you have heard it. I have to say that I am not impressed and the most redeeming feature of this album might be that it is over fairly fast, it is just over 40 minutes long and that is more than enough.

I can’t say that I am impressed by what I hear when I listen to the new album by Warrant, sure it is not bad but neither is it particularly good and it isn’t particularly interesting. And it certainly isn’t exciting; I think Warrant lacks the skill to write interesting songs, just generic and uninteresting songs without depth and imagination. I don’t think this album does anything for me and I don’t really believe it will do anything for anyone else either. It is just an album that begins, plays for a while and then it ends and is immediately forgotten.

In the end I think that Warrant has put together one of the most generic and most mediocre albums I have heard in a very long time. I think it is one that you should gloss over without bothering, I think most record collections will be much better if this album isn’t part of them. Sorry Warrant but your new album isn’t very exciting.




Label: Frontiers Music
Three similar bands: Whitesnake/Def Leppard/Lynch Mob
Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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