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Classic Album Review: Brides Of Destruction | Here Come The Brides

Nikki Sixx & Tracii Guns are a match made in hair-metal heaven on their debut LP.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Ever since Mötley Crüe started unravelling, bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx has been casting about for a new creative outlet — and a new musical partner.

First there was 58, his ill-fated electronic-rock outfit with one of The Bee Gees’ kids. Then he wrote songs for Meat Loaf. Now he’s back again with Brides Of Destruction, which finds him hooking up with fellow glam-rock vet Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns. And so far, it seems like a pretty good match. Their debut disc Here Come The Brides is about what you’d expect from this pair — a fist-pumping blast of leather-clad Sunset Strip metal with four-chord glam-punk guitar riffs, chugging double-bass drumbeats and a Paul Stanleyesque vocalist belting out expletive-laced odes to sex, guns and rock ’n’ roll. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), it also happens to be the hardest-hitting album Nikki has put out since his ’80s glory days, with more than a few headbanging tracks (Shut the F**k Up, I Don’t Care) that wouldn’t have been out of place on Too Fast For Love. Sure, I’d prefer to hear another great album from the Crüe. But if Here Come The Brides is anything to go by, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.