Friday, October 22, 2010

CD Review: Methods Of Mayhem Make An "Announcement"

After a 10 year wait, Motley Crue's drummer Tommy Lee returns with a new Methods of Mayhem album. Released in September on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records, "A Public Disservice Announcement" is a very different sort of album than Motley Crue fans are used to. The songs sways between dance-hall club beats and hard rock moshing.

The album's first single "Time Bomb" is a great rock song with pounding drums, buzzing guitars and sing-along lyrics. "Louder" runs along the same vein as "Time Bomb," but then the album takes a turn for the harder edged fans. "Fight Song" and "2 Ways" gets more metal into the songs' overall sound. Then the album takes another turn with the dance pop sounds of "All I Wanna Do" and "Party Instructions." This album certainly covers all different music that Tommy Lee is influenced by, but the lack of consistency in the album takes away from some of the album's stronger songs.

Tommy Lee has some dates booked with DJ Aero at the end of October. Tommy Lee is also on the cover of this month's issue of DRUM! Magazine. For more on Tommy Lee and the new Methods of Mayhem album, visit

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