Babylon (W.A.S.P. album)

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Babylon
WASP Babylon.jpg
Studio album by W.A.S.P.
Released October 13, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Heavy metal
Length 43:30
Label Demolition Records
W.A.S.P. chronology
Dominator
(2007)
Babylon
(2009)
Golgotha
(2015)[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Fangoria 3/4 stars[3]
Kerrang! (2/5)[4]
Sleaze Roxx 4/5 stars[5]

Babylon is the fourteenth studio album by American heavy metal band W.A.S.P., released on November 9, 2009. The album was inspired by biblical visions of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".[6] The album contains covers of Deep Purple's Burn (originally recorded for W.A.S.P's previous album Dominator, but not used for unknown reasons) and Chuck Berry's Promised Land. Promised Land was also covered in 1973 by Elvis Presley, and it was Elvis' version that the band had in mind as demonstrated by the ending comment "How about one of them peanut butter & banana sandwiches."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Crazy"   Blackie Lawless Lawless 5:10
2. "Live to Die Another Day"   Lawless Lawless 4:41
3. "Babylon's Burning"   Lawless Lawless 5:00
4. "Burn"   David Coverdale Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Coverdale, Ian Paice 4:50
5. "Into the Fire"   Lawless Lawless 5:54
6. "Thunder Red"   Lawless Lawless 4:20
7. "Seas of Fire"   Lawless Lawless 4:34
8. "Godless Run"   Lawless Lawless 5:43
9. "Promised Land"   Chuck Berry Berry 3:13

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
Finland 31
Sweden 24
Swiss 54
UK 15

Note: The UK chart position was recorded on the UK Independent releases chart, not the mainstream albums chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "W.A.S.P. To Release 'Golgotha' Album In 2015; First Details Revealed", Blabbermouth, June 7, 2014. Retrieved on February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Fangoria review
  4. ^ Winwood, Ian. Kerrang! #1282, October 10, 2009. Album reviews. "Blackie Lawless Returns With More Tales of Outlaws and Drinking". p. 52
  5. ^ Sleaze Roxx review
  6. ^ "W.A.S.P.: New Album Details Revealed - Aug. 13, 2009".