Today is the day, my Glam lovelies! RATT unleashes Infestation, the band's first album of all new material in a decade! I feel like we've been waiting for this day for a long, long time.
I have to admit, I love everything about Infestation. I think the songs are great. The writing is good and the guitar work is even better. I love the addition of guitarist Carlos Cavazo. I think he complements Warren DeMartini well.
All told, there are 11 tracks on Infestation. Each is unique, but oh-so-Glam. I mean, honestly Glam. RATT didn't get together and try to make a concept album or create a bunch of songs to sound "radio-ready modern." Nope. These songs fit with everything else in the band's catalog.
What do I like? "Best of Me," "As Good As It Gets" and "Lost Weekend" for sure but really, this is a front to back album. What do I mean by that? I mean, get in your car, roll down the windows, pop on Infestation and just drive. Don't go forward or skip around. Just enjoy every track in order.
Sure, there are heavier moments, like "Eat Me Up Alive" and that song is a great choice to start the album. "Garden of Eden" is freaking fantastic. I love the bass and Stephen Pearcy's growl. Honestly, I hope RATT does a lot of these songs live this summer. Let's drop some of the old material and bring in new fun.
The bottom line: if you haven't already bought this album, shame on you! RATT is bringing back Glam with Infestation - true party rock with a bite! Get it, love it. It's only April but this record is already in first place for Glam record of the year.