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Pretty Maids – Undress The Madness (Review)

Pretty Maids - Undress The Madness (Review)

Artist: Pretty Maids
Album: Undress Your Madness
Genre: Melodic Metal
Label: Frontier Music Srl.
Release Date: November 8, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron


The Pretty Maids have been making consistently great albums for several decades now.  Their latest, “Undress Your Madness” is no exception to that rule.  Reviewing this album is bittersweet though because lead vocalist, Ronnie Atkins recently announced that he had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer.  According to a statement by Ronnie, his prognosis is good and I certainly wish him well in battling this illness. It certainly did not affect his vocals on this album, as his voice sounds stronger than ever.  While Pretty Maids have always been one of those bands that should have seen a much larger audience, they climbed to fame over the years with the “Futureworld” album finally breaking them into the American metal scene.  If you haven’t listened to the band in recent years, you’re really missing out.  Like a fine wine, the band just seems to get better and better with age.

The title track ‘Undress Your Madness” is really quite heavy and I for one love it.  While the band has always been known for incorporating great melody into their infectious metal sound,  “Undress Your Madness” is proof that they still have what it takes to rock with the best of them.  Ken Hammer is simply incendiary on the guitar in many of these songs. Another great example of the heavier side of this album is “If You Want Peace (Prepare For War).  For my money, this is one of their best albums since the classic “Futureworld” album was released.  It’s really that good. I highly recommend this album to any and all metal fans.

Track Listing:

01 – Intro 0:34
02 – Serpentine 4:17
03 – Firesoul Fly 4:17
04 – Undress Your Madness 4:20
05 – Will You Still Kiss Me (If I See You In Heaven). 3:59
06 – Runaway World 4:26
07 – If You Want Peace (Prepare For War) 4:16
08 – Slavedriver 4:49
09 – Shadowlands 3:54
10 – Black Thunder 3:46
11 – Strength of a Rose 4:40

Band Members:

Ronnie Atkins – Voice

Ken Hammer – Guitars

Rene Shades – Bass

Chris Laney – Keyboards

Allan Sørensen – Drums

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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