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After a seven year wait, Def Leppard has returned with a new 14 track self-titled album. The album is available in multiple formats with one in particular containing bonus tracks and a fan magazine; but today I will be reviewing the standard issue record.

Del Leppard fans who have grown up listening to Pyromania and Hysteria should be satisfied with this album. In fact, this is the closest ever sounding album to those two power house albums that Def Leppard has made since their 1999 release of Euphoria. But don’t let that scare you into thinking that it’s a carbon copy of Pyromania/Hysteria. There are a strong set of diverse sounding songs that encompass the band’s influences like Queen, Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy all-the-while keeping with their unmistakable Def Leppard sound.

The album does need a few listens before it reveals itself, but once it does, you will definitely be playing it for a long time to come. If you’re a fan of the band or simply looking for a solid rock album, look no further than the latest release from Def Leppard. It’s a very entertaining listen from start to finish.

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