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Take a Bite

Review by Gary Hill

This is a brand new reissue of an old Girlschool disc. It includes a nice new booklet that is unique to this edition. The album is quite strong. It’s standard Girlschool somewhat raw metal rock and roll. The hooks and riffs really make this thing work. It’s well worth having as far as I’m concerned.

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Track by Track Review

This thing comes in screaming hot. It’s a scorching metal tune with a punk meets pop edge.

Fox on the Run
Here they cover the old Sweet tune. I really like this version a lot. It manages to capture the magic of the piece, while making it a Girlschool tune.
Girls on Top
Raw hard rock, this is part punk rock, part glam and part metal. It’s a real screamer.
Tear It Up
Punky metal is the order of business on this scorching hot tune. It’s one of my favorites here, really.
Love at First Bite
There is just a bit of Goth rock edge to this. The chorus is so catchy. This song is fun and another favorite.
Head Over Heels
Here we get more of a straightforward 80s metal vibe. This is another catchy tune, but not up the same level as the last two cuts. That said, the guitar solo here is probably the best one on the album.
Up All Night
Another smoking hot no frills metal tune, this is sort of on the average side but again the guitar solo section elevates it.
This Time
The riff driving this one almost makes me think of Led Zeppelin. It’s a hot tune that’s catchy and meaty.
Don't Walk Away
The melodic acoustic guitar fills on this seem a bit odd, but they really bring something to the table. Beyond that, this is a pretty straightforward no frills heavy metal tune.
Too Hot to Handle
I really love the guitar soloing on this one. The cut is another scorching hot, metal rock and roller. It’s one of the best here, too. It really screams.


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