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Madame Mayhem – Now You Know Review

Madame Mayhem

 

Released by: BFD/RED

Release date: 16 October 2015

Genre: Hard Rock

Links: madamemayhem.comFacebook , Twitter

 

Lineup:

Madame Mayhem

 

Track Listing:

01. Monster

02. Perfect Nightmare

03. Something Better (Now You Know)

04. Left For Dead

05. Witchcraft

06. More Than Misery

07. Better Days

08. After 2 A.M

09. Nothing To Lose

10. Under The Microscope

11. Sacrifice

12. Pain

13. Cant Stand

14. Anyone Who Had A Heart
     

 

Madame Mayhem’s Now You Know  the brand new album from Manhattan born singer song writer Madame Mayhem. The gorgeous and extremely talented artists latest offering is sure to turn some heads, if not for her vocal range and in your face delivery then the amazing talent on show through the album.

Now You Know is produced by no other than Mr Big himself Billy Sheehan (Mr Sheehan also lends his considerable talent on the bass which is quite evident). There is also guest appearances from Ray Luzier (KoRn, KXM), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns ‘n Roses), Russ Parrish (“Satchel” from Steel Panther), and Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo).

The opening track entitled Monster (which is the first single from the album) gets us off to a flying start, with killer hooks its loud its mayhem. Almost eerily we are reminded we are all ”Under The Microscope”. Perfect Nightmare starts like a music box from a horror movie. Billy Sheehan on bass taking us on a nightmare trip that freddy would be proud of. ”Something Better” has a more dark feel and showcases Madame Mayhems vocal capabilities. ”Nothing To Lose” could almost have come straight off a Mr Big Album, Mr Sheehans influence is quite clear here. The album continues in this vain with a couple of ballads to show the softer side of Madame Mayhem,”Left For Dead” ”Pain” ”Better Days” (reminds us we all go through bad times but better days are to come) with the catchy melodic upbeat ”Cant Stand” leading up to perhaps the biggest surprise of the album in the rendition of Cilla Black/Dionne Warwick classic. ”Anyone Who Had A Heart” this really is a must hear ”heartwrenching soulsearching” overall the whole album is well written,produced ,performed and put together extremly well.

Written by: Shane Bradley  

Rating: Shane    9/10

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