As the title indicates, Facemelter--the anticipated new recording from Y&T is a hard rockin', song-oriented album that lives up to its name: it captures the band's raw energy and tightness that they've become known for. Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars, and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high-energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems. To mark the return, the band engaged John Taylor Dismukes--the same artist who designed covers for Y&T's classic albums Mean Streak, Black Tiger, and In Rock We Trust--to create the amazing art of Facemelter. Face-melting is a term that has been with Y&T since the mid-'70s, when a rabid fan ran backstage and told the band--you melted my face--which inspired the group's first publishing company: Facemelting Music. If you haven't yet taken Y&T's new album for a ride, grab your leathers, strap yourself in, and prepare to have your face melted.
'Facemelter' certainly has the potential to leave a lasting imprint on the ever more illustrious history of this most extraordinary of bands. ...I can't stop playing the damn thing! --Dave Cockett, Powerplay Magazine, June 2010
…so much balls and soul that it's hard to imagine any self-respecting fan of loud rock 'n' roll resisting their charms. --Classic Rock Magazine, July 2010