RATT, “Infestation” CD Review

I have heard many bands try to recapture their “sound” that they lost when they tried to stay current with musical trends.  This usually doesn’t end too well (does anyone remember Poison’s “Hollyweird”?  This is a strong indicator that perhaps its time to hang it up and this is especially true when it comes to rock bands from the 80’s.

To say that I was pleasantly surprised to hear the new album by RATT would be a massive understatement.  Here are a few words that describe “Infestation”: rocks, fantastic, incredible, fist pumping and banging.

“Infestation” sounds like RATT recorded it in the mid-80’s and marks the return of original members: Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren Demartini (guitar) and Bobby Blotzer (drums).  Filling out the line-up is long time RATT bassist, Robbie Crane and Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo.

There is not a weak moment on this CD.  From the opening track, “Eat Me Alive” to the final, “Don’t Let Go”, “Infestation proves to be just what fans of rock ‘n’ roll have needed.  There is an Infestation and it’s RATT!

2010 Roadrunner Records