W.A.S.P. - 'Golgotha'
Blackie Lawless – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, drums, keyboards
Doug Blair – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mike Duda – bass, backing vocals
Mike Dupke – drums
1.) "Scream" - This intro opened with a rhythm arrangement. Underneath the first riff the drum line kicked-in. After a few cymbal crashes there was a snare drum fill that kicked-in the musical verse. Underneath Blakie's vocals there was a very simple rhythm guitar riff. In between the first three lyric lines of the there as a minor lead guitar solo. The second verse consisted of two separate rhythm guitar arrangements. The band arranged the second chorus much like they did the first. There was a couple lead guitar licks connecting the second chorus with the third verse. After the third verse there was a lead guitar solo. The lead guitar solo lead to a breakdown section. There was a minor to major lea guitar solo that ran underneath the third chorus and through the outro.
2.) "Last Runaway" - This track consisted of a standard WASP intro section. The band used the same musical arrangement for the verse as the one for the intro. There was a small arrangement change for the musical chorus. There was a tom-tom fill connecting the first chorus with the second verse. There was several lead guitar licks underneath the third verse. After the second chorus there was a lead guitar solo. This lead guitar solo lead to a breakdown section. After the breakdown there was a second major lead guitar solo section. There was a minor lead guitar solo over the top of the coda.
3.) "Shotgun" - This track opens with a very simple rhythm guitar arrangement. The drum line of the musical intro consisted of several cymbal crashes. There was a rhythm guitar change for the musical verse. The drum line of this track was amazing. The same rhythm guitar riffs of the musical chorus was very similar to the one they used for the verse. There was several lead guitar licks underneath the lyric lines of the second verse. After the second verse there was a small breakdown. After the breakdown there was a lead guitar solo. There as a minor lead guitar solo over the top of the coda.
4.) "Miss You" - No one writes songs such as this except for Blackie!!!!
5.) "Fallen Under" - This was another track that only Blackie could write!!!!
6.) "Slaves of the New World Order" - This intro consisted of a rhythm guitar riff over the top of a bass line. Over the top of the musical arrangement Blackie sings a few vocal accents. There was a rhythm guitar change for the musical verse. It sounded like the band added a second rhythm guitar for the guitar arrangement. There was a minor lead guitar lick connecting the second verse with the first chorus. There was several lead guitar licks underneath the musical chorus. After the second chorus there as a lead guitar solo. After the solo there as a breakdown section. The breakdown section lead to a second lead guitar solo. After the second solo there was a rhythm guitar change. There was a couple vocal accents leading into the final chorus. There was a minor lead guitar solo over the top of the coda.
7.) "Eyes of My Maker" - This is another amazing song that Blackie could not only write however be able to pull off.
8.) "Hero of the World" -Musically and lyrically this track was just amazing!
9.) "Golgotha" - This track opens with a keyboard arrangement underneath Blackie lead vocal lines. The rhythm guitar kicks-in after the seventh lyric line. The hook of the chorus was amazing. There was a minor lead guitar solo underneath Blackie's vocal lines of the first verse. After the second chorus there was a breakdown section. s the breakdown section continued more lead guitars were added underneath Blackie's vocals. After the breakdown section there was a major lead guitar solo. The lead guitar solo ran through the coda.
Calvary, also Golgotha /ˈɡɒlɡəθə/, was, according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem's walls where Jesus was crucified. Golgotha(s) (Γολγοθάς) is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that has traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ (but see below for an alternative). The Bible translates the term to mean place of [the] skull, which in Greek is Κρανίου Τόπος (Kraníou Tópos), and in Latin is Calvariæ Locus, from which the English word Calvary is derived.
As Blackie and W.A.S.P. spools out another biblical-titled power metal jaunt, this time focusing upon the hallowed grounds where Jesus Christ was crucified. Blackie has reportedly experienced a religious rebirth, considering he vowed four years ago to never again play W.A.S.P.'s signature filth rocker "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" live and he's expurgated the bawdier parts of "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the Rue Morgue)" onstage.
Rather you believe Blackie has turned a new leaf or not makes no difference to me. What does is his song witting ability and that is what has always been what has been my attraction to W.A.S.P. Even in Blackie early does some of his lyrics still to this day blows me away! There are a lot of people just trashing this CD however what I hear is a cross between 'W.A.S.P.' and 'Headless Children'. Newer younger fans probably won't get the CD however long term fans such as myself will fall in love with it. You should definably check it out ven listing to it on I-Tunes before buying it.