Was not very impressed by Sixx A.M's third album Modern Vintage. Do think that it lost the punch and edge compared to the very nice forerunners This Is Gonna Hurt (2011) and Live Is Beautiful (2008). However, it was far from a bad album as the band can’t write anything, but good songs. This latest album Prayers for the Damned, Vol.1 is no exception and is also a return to the pompous and arena-friendly rock that we are accustomed from them. This is also the first of two albums that will be released during the year, which feels great, next to unreal. PFTD is namely, in my opinion their best and most well made album with plenty of peaks and a stunning evenness. Unlike the previous albums, there is a very clear rock edge as all the predecessors have had a couple of pretty pop-oriented and uninteresting tracks. This though, really takes them to the stadiums like modern gladiators with grandiose and somewhat progressive tracks like "Rise of the Empire Melancholy" and "When We Were Gods". When they then offer melodic hard rock as in "Rise" and "Everything Went to Hell" I just have to surrender and admit that Sixx A.M. is one of the best in the genre, if there was any doubt before.