Sound — 7
Motley Crue has always been (aside from Generation Swine) a hard hitting, hard rock/metal band. Saints of Los Angeles is their new album, 8 years after New Tattoo. The album is meant to go alone with The Dirt, the autobiography of Motley Crue. In Saints of Los Angeles, there are some new tones produced by Mick Mars mostly. There is more of a metal feel in quite a few of the songs. The song was promised to be as raw as the earlier albums, and this album, although good, fails to deliver on this promise. SOLA is more modern and harder than the last couple of albums. It is comparable to Dr. Feelgood in the sound.
Lyrics — 9
It was said that this album is supposed to go along with their autobiography, and it definitely fits. The song order goes right along with the book. The lyrics take you into a story of the rise, fall, and deeper fall of Motley Crue. Nikki Sixx is a great writer, not the best, but Vince Neil sings his lyrics like Vince wrote them himself.
Overall Impression — 9
As stated before, this album compares with Dr. Feelgood with the music, but has a lot more of a metal feel to it. Not metal as in classic, Iron Maiden or Metallica style, but more modern rock/metal. The best songs from this album are of course, the title track Saints Of Los Angeles, Just Another Psycho, and Face Down in the Dirt. If it were stolen, I'd hunt the little somethingsomething down and beat it out of him or her.