“Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1” by Sixx:A.M.
Written by: Miguel
Edited by: Tori
The long awaited first volume of Sixx"A.M's double album is finally at our doorsteps! “Prayers For The Damned” focuses on anthemic songs and spreading positivity to their audiences.
Each track has its individuality and is distinct and notable to show James Michael's wide vocal range; from crunchy and powerful in “Rise” to mellow in “Better Man.” The guitar work is tremendous thanks to Dj Ashba’s unique and talented skills. Everything from the heavy riffs to the blistering solos is awe inspiring with an addictive and moving tempo.
Noteworthy, “You Have Come To The Right Place” had a standout chorus that will reel you in. However, it borrowed similar riffs from the first track “Rise” making it too predictable in its sound.
“Better Man” is beautifully written and is one of the softer songs, but it surely packs a punch with its power. It is also coupled with a well composed solo displaying DJ Ashba’s fretboard mastery.
Nikki Sixx previously said “’Prayers For The Damned' includes some of the heaviest songs I've ever been involved with writing…These are the songs that are designed to get a reaction from a live crowd as much as they are going to sound brilliant over your stereo." The album definitely lived up to what Sixx has said and it earns a solid 9.5 out of 10. “Prayers For The Damned Vol. 2” is set to release sometime later this year so be sure to look out for more news but in the meantime go pickup Vo.l 1 on iTunes or any other music store!