"Appetite For Destruction" Album Review

Alpha101
Before I review this album, I'll let you know right away that it's very sentimental to me, and nostalgia is a big part of why I love it, so don't accuse me of loving the album just because I listened to it while I was younger. That's completely true. Guns N Roses was the first rock band that I ever loved, besides Queen, of course. I remember hearing each song for the very first time, something that I can't do for other bands. Slash inspired me to learn guitar, so he is among one of my favorite guitarists as well. Now that I got all of this out of the way, here's the review.

Hailed as one of the best albums in rock history, it is one beast of an album. Guns N Roses were unheard of until they released this album, then becoming a household name. Some of their most popular songs appear on the album such as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Nightrain," and "Sweet Child O' Mine." One thing that I love about the album is that it transitions smoothly and perfectly from one track to the next.

This album has some of my favorite songs not only from Guns N' Roses, but in music period. "Welcome to the Jungle" is a very popular song, and for good reason. It's fast paced, aggressive, mean, and amazing. Axl's voice blends with the song beautifully, and the guitar playing is on point.

"It's So Easy" certainly raised eyebrows when it first came out. Lyrics like "Turn around b*tch, I've got a use for you," and "Why don't you just f*ck off!) will disturb a large group of people, and that's why I love it. It showed that Guns wasn't afraid of pushing the envelope when it came with lyrical content, which showed with other songs such as "Used to Love Her," and "One in a Million." It's a very aggressive song, and it's great for when you want to blow off some steam.

"Nightrain" is a fantastic song. It's very common in their live shows, and for good reason. It's so fun to sing along to, and the chorus is one of the most memorable in rock history. Also, Adler did fantastic on drums for this one.

"Mr. Brownstone" is one of the best songs about heroin, period. Most of the members of the band di brown sugar on a regular basis, so why not write a song about it? It's a great thing they did, because this is one legendary song.

Last but not least is "Sweet Child O' Mine." It's easily my favorite Guns song, and a lot of other people's favorite as well. it's opening riff is one of the most recognizable, if not the most recognizable, in rock. Axl does a fantastic job of showing his softer side, and Slash blew my mind with the solo, which is my second favorite I've ever heard.

The rest of the songs on the album are great, but these are the best ones. This rightfully deserves the title "one of the best in history." It's easily in my top 5 albums of all time list, and probably Guns' best. It's a great album to introduce you to not only to the band, but hard rock in general. Every rock fan should own this album.

9.6/10

Comments

I have this album. Love it - bobbythebrony

Where's the Paradise City? - Jaroslav-Lokomotíva

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