01. Let's Go
02. Dangerous
03. Man Enough
04. We Belong
05. Invincible
06. Sea Of Love
07. Energized
08 All Time High
09. Battle Of My Own
10. Broke 'N' Brokenhearted"
11. Forever Young
12. Last Dance
13. Wings Of An Angel
14. Blind Faith

Verdict: 6

If you have been borne in the new Millennium you probably wont understand what I'm talking about but if you have been around since the NWOBHM you will understand me. Def Leppard has been around for ages and they shifted their musical style quite a while back but still some fans prefer their original sound. Pyromania was released 1983, that is well over thirty years ago and these days most productions are just as polished as any Def Leppard album. I personally believe it was a blessing that the lads form Sheffield started to work with the demon producer Mutt Lange. Pyromania became the starting point for a stream of great albums, guitar based rock on the brink of POP music. From the very beginning up until today the band has stayed true to their roots in many ways. The Leppard style of music is heavily influenced by flower power and glam rather than hard rock or metal. T-Rex, Slade, Beatles and The Sweet are all treading stones on the path to the Def Lepperd style of music.

There has been some talk regarding the new self titled album and that we should be surprised by the compositions but this is just what you should be able to expect from Leppard, not more not less.
The fourteen tracks on the album revisits different highlights of the bands career except the Peter Willis style of riffs. The tunes resembles old gems without being obvious rip off-s. Let's Go, Dangerous and We Belong all sit there right in the heart of Hysteria. Sea of Love sound a bit like T-Rex. The later part of the album brings out the more acoustic style of tunes like The Last Dance and Blind Faith that are common in the later part of the bands careerer.

The album deliver with only one exception and that is Man Enough. You don't steal a Queen riff like that regardless off what your lawyers say that you could get away with, period.