NEWS FLASH: RATT’S NEW ALBUM IS STILL THE BEST THING RELEASED IN 2010
You didn’t seriously think I’d let Hair Metal Week pass by without once again plugging Ratt’s tremendous comeback album Infestation, did you?
It’s really that good. Promise! Where so many hair bands — or, shit, bands of any era whose time in the sun has come and gone — try to recreate the past and end up instead with a dull approximation, Ratt have completely and 100% captured the sound that made them so great in the first place. The combination of Warren DeMartini’s endless supply of tasty riffs mixed with ex-Quiet Riot axe slinger Carlos Cavazo’s own songwriting abilities and delicious solos — channeled through the so-good-it-hurts production of Michael “Elvis” Baskette — makes for a winning formula that still has Infestation in constant rotation these many months after its release.
It’s a fantastic album you need to hear if you are or ever were a fan of even just one Ratt song. Stream the entire album here (in the widget farther down the page). Trust me on this one.
PS: Check out the interview Carlos Ramirez did for us with Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer (he talks lots of smack!) and another interview Zena Metal did for us with Stephen Pearcy in which he seems tickled with the idea of Ratturday.