Good to Be Bad, the first Whitesnake release in over a decade had many people wondering how it would measure up to their glory days. After the first spin of this double-disc record, I honestly felt like it was in 1987 all over again. Coverdale and band do not miss a step with the sliding in of distorted gutiars opening the album in reminiscnence of Still In The Night. The vocals are top notch and the music is very well put together. The band is not trying to put out a modern record to appeal to todays audience, which is nice, they stick to what they are good at it holds true on this record.
The album offers those driving powerful classic Whitesnake sounds mixed with the slower ballads as well. Best Years opens the album as brings you right back to the 80´s. All classic power on this track with a catchy chorus. the main ballas on the album is All I Want, All I Need, which offers the more ballad whitesnake sound reminding me of Is This Love. The vocals on this song seemed kind of raw and at some points Coverdale seems to be struggling. After a few listens, its believed thats the power and sound they were going for. You know he isnt struggling as you forward through the album and hear all the high pitched notes delivered without error. All For Love would be the most modern sounding song on the album as from the start eludes melodic vocals and a very catchy driving chorus. Another ballad on the album, the more acoustic based is Summer Rain shows off the band at its peak and lets everyone know they guys can still write a great song.
The second disc is a bunch of live material suited for all Whitesnake fans. The overall album is very top notch for an older band making a comeback. Its good to see this band back and on tour and making music again. Check this album out if you are fan of the group and want some fresh material.