Twisted Sister's fifth and final studio album (until their unconventional return in the next century when they got all misty eyed over the Christmas period) was actually meant to be a Dee Snider solo release, but the record company thought the band name sounded better (an old story in the rock world), so that's the way they went.
And to be fair, it's a pretty decent effort, with plenty of full throttle rock, even if it has put off some fans over the years for its anthemic style, helping to put it in the Hair Metal category. But, come on, look at Dee's head - if he doesn't belong in that much maligned subgenre, who does?
Such songs as "Hot Love" and "Tonight" hit the right rock notes, while "One Bad Habit" is lyrically amusing, almost entering Alice Cooper territory. At least the words in that are preferable to the womanising found on some of the others. However, Snider's vocals are fantastic, confirming him as, in my view, one of the most under-rated singers in rock history.
This is not the best record to be released under the Twisted Sister name, but it deserves a bit more credit than it gets. Love might be for suckers, but this isn't. Rated:
by Reviewer: The Doctor