Album review: 'Back From The Dead' by Adler
Posted on December 20, 2012
Adler - 'Back From The Dead'
Released: Nov 26, 2012
1. Back From The Dead 4:17
2. Own Worst Enemy 3:22
3. Another Version Of The Truth 3:25
4. The One That You Hated 3:05
5. Good To Be Bad (feat. John 5) 3:19
6. Just Don’t Ask (feat. Slash) 4:51
7. Blown Away 3:07
8. Waterfall 3:55
9. Habit 3:23
10. Your Diamonds 4:08
11. Dead Wrong 3:09
Steven Adler, former drummer of time-honored, notorious and highly influential hard Rock band, Guns and Roses, has launched a new project: Adler. (Formerly Adler’s Appetite)
Their debut album, called aptly “Back From The Dead” was produced by Jeff Pilson, formerly of Dokken and features guest performances by Slash and John 5 (of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie). This might be a surprise to you if you were around in the 80’s and paid attention to the reckless lifestyle that caused great riffs in the lives of much-loved Guns and Roses band members. Steven Adler has reached a point where bitter mistakes of the past can be left there and musical collaborations can take a front seat. It hasn’t been easy. That painful process oozes from every track.
Thanks in part to assistance from Dr. Drew (Celebrity Rehab) , Steven has successfully battled personal demons that lingered from the wild and carefree Gn’R years. What emerges is a modern reincarnation of 80’s grit rock that details those tribulations and produces a solid rock album.
The music on the album itself is a journey; starting off with the title track as almost an announcement that it’s different this go ‘round, visiting the infamous rock ballad along the way, and inspiring lighters to be hoisted to flicker with mid-tempo tune “Waterfall”. The album finishes out with a seemingly confident fuck you in “Dead Wrong” to those who didn't believe and has you rooting for Adler’s story to become the comeback rock story of the year. The way this outfit is blowing up L.A., it won’t take long for rock fans worldwide to take notice. Throughout its entirety, the album splendidly showcases the strong vocals of Jacob Bunton, the classic guitar riffs & pickings of Lonny Paul and Johnny Martin and, of course, the legendary drum work of Steven Adler. The hair, the makeup and the glam are the icing on the cake.
In a recent interview with The Examiner, Steven was asked for his take on recklessness in today’s scene:
“When you look at new bands who have absolutely nothing compared to what bands had in the 1980s, but they’re drunk at three o’clock in the afternoon and putting blow up their noses, what is your reaction? Do you think, Party and enjoy your life, or do you want to punch them in the face for their stupidity?”
Take it from me, because I’ve been on the road and really f---ed up: most people don’t last that long. They are not built for touring and partying and doing what they do. I had everything in the world going for me. You are going to fail and it will happen quickly. I say take it easy, enjoy it and make it last. I’m lucky that people are still interested in my music. Those bands are not going to last. They put out their record, you hear about them for a couple months and it’s over. I want the best for everyone, because most of the people I knew back then either aren’t playing or aren’t alive. I’m OK now with my coffee and cigarettes. I’m happy. I play with my dogs. I go to the studio. I practice. I take lessons. I hang out with good people and have good conversations. I laugh. I am married to my second wife, and she really put up with so much. She never drank, smoked or did drugs, and she dealt with my s--t. I’ve been blessed. The only thing I want to be satisfied in life is to do one reunion tour with Guns N’ Roses. I would like to finish what I started with them.
“Back From The Dead” is now available on iTunes or to purchase a good old fashioned hard copy, visit your local retailer. If you can’t find it there, click here. http://www.corerevolt.com/adler/
Click the album cover to check out Back From The Dead on iTunes.
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