(Target/Mighty Music Records)

Review by Sloof

Prophets Of Addiction (POA) comes from Seattle, USA and they are into the Glam rock scene. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I gave it a try, as every band and artist deserves a fair and honest review. Well, the trip left me with an average feeling, as the band didn’t succeed in surprising me, and that has various reasons.



The song writing is rather poor, and after several spins, I must conclude that only the track ‘Kings And Queens’ has an added value. CC Deville featured on lead guitar on this song, but the main reason why I point at this track is because of the sensitiveness and the honesty that is radiated. CC might be known as the guitar player of the American Glam Metal band Poison and in his early days, he also joined Lace Slip, St. James and Roxx Regime (changed their name afterwards into Stryper). The main man of POA is vocalist Lesli Sanders, formerly of Pretty Boy Floyd and City Girls’ Boys, and touring bass player of Marky Ramone (The Ramones), so you will get the picture what his main influences are.


If you add bands like Lords Of The New Church, Hanoi Rocks and even Iggy Pop, you will get a better idea. If some of the mentioned bands appeals to your personal taste, I would suggest to check POA’ “Reunite The Sinners”, but if none of the names gives you goosebumps, I’m afraid that you will end with the same result as mine. Average all the way, with only one highlight, and that’s not enough for a nowadays release. Order at:


My rating: 66 / 100



95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !

Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan

Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it

Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing

Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate

Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard

50- : Rubbish