I don’t have too much to say about Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. After a promising start, the well-known Welcome To The Jungle, the following songs fail to maintain my interest. The straight forward rockers It’s So Easy, Nightrain and Out Ta Get Me are too formulaic, particularly from a percussive perspective, and I dislike the needless swearing.
The highlights of the record are clear: the epic introduction to Paradise City and the fantastically catchy riff and sweeping singing of Sweet Child O’ Mine. Rocket Queen captures the elements of the band at their best, with its wild guitar work, high energy and change of pace.
The album is reminiscent of The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden, with its shouting singing style, boring guitar structures and skulls on the cover, so it is perhaps little surprise I have the same opinion.
As my review was a little short, here is a treat.