[twitter style=”vertical” float=”left”] [fbshare type=”button”] [google_plusone size=”standard” annotation=”none” language=”English (UK)”] That’s the title of the new VH album to be released on 7th of February. So what’s all the fuss about? Well today saw the release of the latest VH single – “Tattoo”, while the video was also made available on Youtube.
So what do Van Halen sound like after 28 years, with David Lee Roth back at the helm? Pretty much the same, really. Eddie Van Halen still shines on guitar and hasn’t lost his personal touch and technique which made him an innovator all those years ago. Wolfgang, Eddie’s son, on bass is a nice touch and adds a bit of pathos to the VH comeback, even though he has been a part of the band for a while now.
As for David Lee Roth, he can still be considered a good showman and entertainer, but is definitely not and never has been one of rock’s great vocalists, in the likes of let’s say, the late Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Robert Plant or David Coverdale to name just a few. He does however restore some glitzy glam to the band which had been lost in previous line-ups, or rather traded for other qualities, which somehow just never recreated that successful tongue-in-cheek “Jump” vibe.
All that being said, “Tattoo” is a rather mediocre comeback offering from a multi-million selling rock act. Specially after a 28 year wait. But it would be fair to hold on just a few more days for the release of “A Different Kind Of Truth”, before delivering the final judgement.