L.A. GUNS – The Missing Peace

L.A. GUNS - The Missing Peace
  • 7.5/10
    L.A. GUNS - The Missing Peace - 7.5/10


Frontiers Records
Release date: October 13, 2017

User Review
8/10 (1 vote)

The Missing Peace is the eleventh studio release, and the first LA Guns album in 14 years to feature founding Guitarist Tracii Guns, and classic era Lead Vocalist Phil Lewis.  After years of revolving members, and even 2 different bands performing as LA Guns, for diehard fans, it’s the record you have been craving.  Of all the 80’s bands enjoying the resurgence of Hair Metal and Sleaze Rock, few have the classic members, even fewer are releasing new music, and fewer still are able to deliver something that pays homage to their own identity.  LA Guns have done just that.  The classic sound of one of the pioneers of the LA Sleaze Rock scene return with their mojo intact.

The Missing Peace, obviously a nod to the tumultuous relationship between Lewis and Guns, could very easily be the follow up to Hollywood Vampires, the last record released with the classic lineup before the Seattle wave hit.  It takes a couple listens for it really to sink in what they have created here.  The Missing Peace sounds like a new record production wise.  The songwriting, and the performances sound like 1992 LA Guns.  Current members Michael Grant, Guitar, Johnny Martin, Bass, and Shane Fitzgibbon, Drums, do an excellent job of keeping the groove and sound locked in to that classic line up vibe. In short, The Missing Peace is a brand new record that manages to capture the classic LA Sleaze Rock Vibe without sounding like it’s clinging to former glory, nor sounding like it’s trying to reinvent itself.  Fans of 80’s Rock, Sleaze Rock, Hair Metal, and of course fans of LA Guns will find plenty to enjoy.



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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