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Customer Reviews

Great album of moody, heavy tunes

This guy has turned into a great singer, he has always been a great guitar player. This album sounds a little like Audioslave with some 80's feel as well (John Sykes, Whitesnake, Bad Company). Great moody songs and arrangements. The first cut "You Can't Save Me" has to be one of the best attitude rock songs in years. Also noteworthy is "Sacred Ground", The Shadow" and "Doin' What the Devil Says to Do" Awesome production on this, gritty and full of attitude like a good rock album should be.

Good buy

Awesome album, yes I do agree it has a AUDIO SLAVE sound to it. The first track "You Can't Save Me" is soooooo underated. The album is worth buying, it flows smooth.

Album of the year in 2006

Best album of 2006 by far. Not one bad song on this record. Richie Kotzen is so underrated.


Born: February 03, 1970 in Reading, PA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen burst onto the heavy metal scene as a teenager with a lightning-fast guitar technique. After recording three albums for the Shrapnel label -- including his 1989 self-titled debut, the following year's Fever Dream, and 1991's Electric Joy -- he was recruited into the party-metal group Poison to replace C.C. DeVille, who was forced out of the band due to his substance abuse problems. Kotzen recorded 1993's Native Tongue with the group, and the album showcased his shredding...
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