Sound — 10
To start the review I would first have to admit to being yet another Guns N' Roses fan, that was fascinated with Appetite for Destruction when I first discovered it. Guns N' Roses have always had this feeling of electricity in the air as maybe, Welcome to the Jungle (the albums 1st track) or Sweet Child O' Mine (the anthem), kick in, as there is a shared feeling between the audience that they are in for something special. GN'R really mix it up on this CD, throwing in an abundance of new styles, mixing the blues with the typical, hard edged rock n roll, mixed with '80s metal, and managing to make it sound unique at the same time. Songs such as Sweet Child 'O Mine were made for fun at practice sessions, It's So Easy being written on a pizza box in a hotel, and such, really show this, with Mr. Brownstones looming intro, almost ghostlike.
Lyrics — 9
To be completely honest, Axl Rose was the wild child of '80s rock, with the lyrics to show for. Welcome To The Jungle, about the city of LA, not being the paradise it is usually referred to as. Whereas there will always be the exception of Sweet Child 'O Mine, about Axl's girlfriend, praising her and managing to show the band can perform in a mix of styles and speeds. The lyrics really impressed me, this being the bands debut album for Geffen, and there first notable album, and showcased Axl's vocal skills, singing high, low, and giving off the signature shrieking, screaming vocals.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, Appetite For Destruction is an astounding album, showing what a band with high hopes and visions of success really can do, re-inventing rock n roll/metal, after it began to wear thin, with only the genres first superstars, such as Metallica, getting the recognition they deserved. Buy it, and make sure you take in every last note of the guitar, bass, drums, vocals, as it is something that will never again be achieved by any bands claiming to be rockers. Guns N' Roses, in my opinion, were the last rock band to break the barriers of the genre, twist it around, and make it fun again. It is quite pssibly, actually forget that, it IS my favourite album. If I were to lose this or it got stolen, I would buy it again as it should be missing from no rockers collection, and I consider it to be a timeless classic metal album.