Sjak : The glam rock outfit L.A. Guns is already for more than thirty years active in the music scene and they absolutely don’t seem to be throwing in the towel yet. That’s all for the better, as this band certainly still has an added value in the overcrowded scene and that’s to a large extent proven again with this new album ‘The Missing Peace’. The band has always been at its best when both singer Phil Lewis and guitar player Tracii Guns were present and luckily they’ve both seen that as well as they have clarified all the disagreements from the past and have started working together again for this new record.
Then they must have created a spectacular album you might say, but that’s not quite the case either. Of the twelve songs on offer here there are a few that just aren’t that strong, like ‘It’s All The Same To Me’ and ‘Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gunfight’ and they decrease the overall quality level to a certain extent. On the other hand with ‘Speed’ , ‘The Flood’s The Fault Of The Rain’ and ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’ they have written a number of truly great tunes which remind me quite a lot to the heydays of the band during their ‘Hollywood Vampires’ and ‘Cocked & Loaded’ releases. If they’re able to write these kind of tracks for the next coming releases, then we can expect quite some nice things from this old-timers in the future. For now we can be moderately satisfied with this ‘The Missing Peace’ release and happy that Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis are reunited again.