FEAR NOT – Fear Not

  • 7/10
    FEAR NOT - Fear Not - 7/10


Roxx Records (Re-Issue)
Release date: December 24, 2017

User Review
10/10 (1 vote)

Like so many other Hard Rock acts of the late 80s and early 90s, Fear Not became a victim of bad timing when the Grunge Incident happened in 1991. As good as Fear Not’s self-titled debut (under that name) was, their sound quickly became passé. Despite Fear Not being well received, the market shifted so quickly and so much that a follow-up album just wasn’t in the cards. A decade and half later, clear heads and fresh ears began to stumble upon this release again and a strong cult following began to form. Now, at the tail end of 2017,  Roxx Records has answered the call for a proper re-issue of this much loved classic.

Fear Not captures the essence of the late 80s Glam / Hair Metal and Hard Rock scene in a wonderful way. The tracks have a groove and raunchiness that is totally missing from Modern Rock. All the classic elements are there: heavily layered gang choruses; atomic bomb snare drums; bass grooves; burning, blues based guitar solos; and snarling, hair flipping inspired vocal performances.

While these mixes are untouched from the original release, the re-issue has been faithful to the original mastering and has maintained the album’s dynamics while providing a generous amount of modern shine and punch.

Fans of Extreme, Firehouse, and Treat will love this release. Highlights include “Give It Up”, “Money Money”, “There Is Love”, and “Mad World”.



  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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1 Comment

  1. Always been fascinated with new bands, and forgotten bands recovering from age. And the new ones not noticed yet.

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