BARREN CROSS - RATTLE YOUR CAGE (*NEW-180 Gram Limited Run Vinyl, 2021, Retroactive)
For fans of Great White, Cinderella, Giant, and Black Stone Cherry, Kiss, and especially Guns N' Roses!
- First time ever on 180 Gram Vinyl!
- Remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
- Features the original classic Barren Cross line-up
- All new artwork by NoLifeTilMetal Graphics, Scott Waters
- Comes with 12x12 full color lyrics insert
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Released in 1994, this album got sandwiched between trendy grunge rock and alternative hipsters that thought "metal" was a dirty word. Metal bands were having the life sucked out of them. "Hairband" was a derogatory term, and stars of the LA Strip scene were treated like an embarrassing drunk uncle. Despite the anti-metal sentiments, Barren Cross defied all odds and put out an epic classic metal/hard rock album on Rugged Records. That label folded and the album went out of print almost as soon as it was released. While their 80s albums were more polished power metal meets LA glam, Rattle Your Cage has a production that is somewhat raw and stripped down. It's special to hear the band ripping full-throttle bluesy hard rock with an ever so slight 1970s throw back sound reminiscent of Die Happy and Badlands. Though a couple tracks here sound like they could have easily fit on the State of Control era format, expect classic American-styled hard rock featuring one AOR anthem after another. Fully remastered Vinyl deluxe reissue are vastly improved with all new artwork by Scott Waters of NoLifeTilMetal. The 180 Gram Vinyl record comes with a 12x12 full color lyrics insert.
Rattle Your Cage 4:20
Here I Am 3:30
No Time To Run 3:36
Somewhere Far Away 2:53
Feed The Fire 3:38
Let It Go Let It Die 4:50
Time For Love 3:11
Your Will 3:47
Midnight Son 5:20
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT RATTLE YOUR CAGE
The guitar crunch is very much alike Helloween’s ‘Master of The Rings’ and ‘Time of the Oath’, in other words, powerful hard rock from the 90s.
Their sound is still unmistakable Barren Cross....and Mike Lee sounds good as ever!
Christian Metal Enthusiast
Rattle Your Cage is pure nostalgia, recapturing the ’80s metal sound with intentional dismissal of whatever challenges the ’90s might have been offering.
Mark Allan Powell / Encyclopedia of CCM