Elsewhere, Metal Edge praised the album, saying: "Healthy measures of punk, metal and irresistible pop makes HERE COME THE BRIDES an early contender to beat for album of the year" (April 2004). In a Bass Guitar cover story (April 2004), writer Chris Gill enthuses: "...unapologetically balls-to-the-walls rock band with echoes of vintage L.A. glam-metal, Stooges-style street rock and British punk a la the Dead Boys and Generation X. The group's debut, HERE COME THE BRIDES (Sanctuary), has a familiar but ferocious sound that SIXX hopes will once again kick-start rock and roll's heart."
Produced by Stevo Bruno and mixed by Steve Thompson (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn), the album breaks from the gate with "Shut The F**k Up," a musical middle finger thrust at double-talking politicos. The BRIDES take off from there, slamming out songs of seduction ("I Don't Care"), mortality ("Brace Yourself") and rage ("I Got A Gun"). In an interview with Guitar World magazine (April 2004) NIKKI SIXX says: "There are some tracks where it's just a total fucking car crash. It's like, is this Cheap Trick? Is this the Misfits? Is this the Buzzcocks? I know! It's the fucking Brides!"
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