David Lee Roth is back in the line up on Van Halen’s new release A Different Kind of Truth, and this rocks! Some people don’t know what to think about the song “Tattoo”. It sounds like Van Halen to me. It will sneak up on you. “She’s the Woman” is a great rockin’ tune — a solid tune on a solid release. “You and Your Blues” is up there toward the top of the list on this release. I like this one a lot. “China Town”, although not frenetic, has a quick pace to and will pump you up. The whole release will. “Blood and Fire” is one of my favorites — instantly infectious and a great song.
“Bullethead” is a short, fast paced rocker and a fairly good song. “As Is” — I will take it as such since it is classic Van Halen as only David Lee Roth can bring. “Honeybabysweetiedoll” doesn’t fool around, it just delivers. It features a quirky but charming lyrical delivery. Although not the best, ”The Trouble With Never” fits here with the rest of these songs and features an interesting guitar. “Outta Space” moves along quite swiftly and rocks quite well, as they all do.
“Stay Frosty” has an unusual acoustic beginning and becomes a nice, nonsensical, no nonsense rocker. Can I say that? If that doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t have to. It just has to rock and it does. “Big River” has some nice percussion alongside excellent drumming — another solid song. “Beats Workin” features more solid drumming and it’s indeed key to the reason why this rocks. This finishes an excellent return by Van Hallen to the now music scene with a four and a third star effort.
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