In a time and age where the term “supergroup” tends to be saturated and actually quite misleading, there are still a few exceptions that can truly make use of the aforementioned prestigious title. After all, it’s not a common thing to have Nikki Sixx, James Michael, DJ Ashba playing at the same band. These are three of the most prolific and productive musicians in the industry nowadays and they all have left their mark on the musical forefront.
In addition, one should take notice that in less than ten years SIXX:A.M. has managed to release three full length albums, three EPS and at the same time they have established a unique identity; a characteristic that sounds almost improbable these days.
“Prayers For The Damned” is the band’s fourth full length album and SIXX:A.M. once again succeeds in delivering an impressive bunch of songs. “Prayers For The Damned” is the ideal crossroad where modern meets the old-school, the groundbreaking meets the classic, the up tempo meets the moody. James Michael’s production is crystal clear and the overall compositional level is one step up compared to “Modern Vintage” that came out a couple of years ago. Maybe this time around, things get a little bit darker…maybe the songs are more introspective. So what? What counts is that after only a couple of spins of the album you find yourself singing along to the songs. And that’s the power of music, my friend!
America needs more groups like SIXX:A.M. Let me rephrase that…the music business needs more bands like SIXX: A.M. and “Prayers For The Damned” is the token of that statement.
Highlight: The first single “Rise” speaks about people standing up for their beliefs against any kind of oppression. I guess, Greece can relate to that after 6 years of depression in a row.