Dee Snider is one of the true legends of heavy rock and was the frontman for Twisted Sister for the entire existence of the band. He has a larger than life personality on and off stage and is well known for being outspoken and unyielding on topics he feels passionate about. The most well-known instance of this was his appearance at the Senate hearing instigated by the PMRC in relation to parental warning labels for albums that were deemed to contain offensive material.
So it is no surprise when hearing the album “Leave a Scar” for the first time, I was immediately struck by the theme of the lyrics Throughout the album there is a sense of a no surrender, stand up and fight attitude which is comparable to the sentiment of Twisted Sister’s “We’re not Gonna Take It”.
But yet there is something extra in the album that adds to the attitude, the heaviness of the riffs, the added grit in Snider’s vocals, it has a new steadfast determination.
The music is driving and invigorating, the vocals are staunch and on point, the choruses are catchy and memorable.
The album is exactly what you would expect from someone as experienced as Dee Snider, his voice is distinctive and he delivers each track with the intensity that we have grown to expect from such a remarkable frontman You have no doubt that he means every single word he delivers.
Special mention needs to be made of the track “Time to Choose” which features Cannibal Corpse’s George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher, a really cool track and the variance between Snider’s and Fisher’s vocal styles are compelling.
Anthemic tracks such as “I Gotta Rock Again” and “All or Nothing More” definitely show that Dee Snider has plenty of solid rock and metal to bring to the world and he’s not about to stop anytime soon.
With undeniably talented musicians alongside him, Dee Snider is still making his mark on the music world in a very convincing manner
Standout tracks – “I Gotta Rock (Again)”, “Silent Battles” and “Crying For Your Life”
For fans of Twisted Sister, and Heavy Rock/Metal.
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Release Year: 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Reviewed by ForsakenMisery