Appetite for Destruction review by Guns N' Roses

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  • Released: Oct 27, 1987
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.4 (450 votes)
Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

Sound — 10
In a time when hair bands singing about typical love songs ruled the air waves, Guns N Roses came out with their own brand of heavy metal. They were dirtier, meaner, and just plain out-of-control. From the heavier sound of Welcome to the Jungle; to the catchiness of Paradise City; to the love ballad Sweet Child O Mine...this album's sound was revolutionary at the time and still is a huge influence to newer bands. I give this album a hard earned 5.

Lyrics — 10
Beings how I have grown up in the post-grunge era, I don't really connect with the lyrics, but it is a step away from most bands nowadays because GNR also talked about having fun in their lyrics, which is important. The lyrics to Sweet Child O Mine lacked a little bit, but it still sounded really well because of the combination of Slash and Axl. Axl did a really good job of showing his emotions in his singing. You can hear all the anger and rage of Guns N Roses through the opening portion of WTTJ, and you could also hear the raw emotion in Rocket Queen. He did a good job portraying the lyrics.

Overall Impression — 10
At the time of this albums release, it stood out in the crowd of hair ban greasers and it has stood the test of time. They had a bigger impression on music than did Motley Crue, and were a lot bigger than Poison. The best songs on the record were mentioned already, but songs that I think go strongly unnoticed are Mr. Brownstone, It's So Easy, and Nightrain. I love the album as a whole including most of the songs. The only track i dislike is You're Crazy. If you like heavy rock n roll songs, you might like this track, but I do not. This album is my favorite of all time and I have had to buy 3 different copies because I listen to it too much. Appetite for Destruction is really worth buying it and if know anything about rock n roll, or want to learn something about it, buy this record.

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