Releasing new albums must be a double-edged sword for Warrant, they want it so bad to stimulate their creative side and try to come up with new songs. And at the same time, they know that the fans are only interested hearing the old stuff when they´re out on tour.
Like so many other bands, Warrant has become a greatest hits band and on their latest concerts, they have only played one new song from the latest album "Louder, harder, faster". Jani Lane wrote all the songs on the band´s most popular albums including the band´s biggest hits, and their setlists are still made of songs from "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich", "Cherry Pie" and "Dog Eat Dog".
So it´s not so hard to understand why the lack of strong material is so obvious on the new record, because even if Warrant still delivers party-like hard rock, they´re far from being as good as they were at their peak in the late 80´s.
Warrant´s 2011 album "Rockaholic" was the first with their new frontman Robert Mason who replaced the late Jani Lane, so Mason is more comfy in the band on the 9th studio album "Louder, harder, faster" because I think he´s doing a decent job filling Lane´s shoes.
But there are plenty of album fillers on "Louder, harder, faster" except for "Perfect", "Faded" and "Big Sandy" that almost reaches the heights of their three first albums.
I´m afraid Warrant is just a shadow of the band they used to be.