RATED X – Rated X

RATED X - Rated X
  • 7/10
    RATED X - Rated X - 7/10


Frontiers Records
Release date: November 7, 2014

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Rated X is the latest Frontiers Records supergroup, headed up by the vocal talents of Joe Lynn Turner and the prowess of iconic drummer Carmine Appice. Also joining the party are bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder) and guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley). The objective was to resurrect Classic Hard Rock sounds in the vein of Turner’s Rainbow era … and by and large Rated X is successful in doing just that. Appice’s drums have a “warm” (but fat) thunder surrounding them, and Turner sounds as good as he ever has. Overall, a definitive blast of the past worth checking out.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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