DEF LEPPARD — Hysteria (review)

DEF LEPPARD — Hysteria album cover Album · 1987 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
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Genre: (pop) metal

Compared to any of Def Leppard's previous releases, "Hysteria" is very polished in sound and very poppy. Still, I think it's a very good album. I like how Def Leppard make use of muliply layered effects on this album, and the layered vocals and vocal harmonies. There is a lot of focus on melody, and a number of the songs would probably count as power ballads. Still, compared to a lot of other poppy metal of the day, "Hysteria" is very original, and I think the band deserves credit for that.

... and then there are some very impressive guitar solos by Phil Collen on this album.

I think this album will appeal mainly to those who prefer light metal and poppy metal, and, given its use of effects and the like, fans of 80s pop might like it, too.
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