SIXX: A.M.’s “This Is Gonna Hurt”

Original Portuguese version here:

» In 2007, Nikki Sixx published one year and a half of his experiences with heroin, and along James Michael and DJ Ashba, under the name of SIXX: A.M., recorded its soundtrack.

4 years later the history repeats itself, this time with his experiences behind a photo camera. The album’s booklet has pictures of this work instead the lyrics to the songs (these can be found on

“This Is Gonna Hurt” reveals Sixx‘s unconventional sense of beauty and the very first single, “Lies Of The Beautiful People”, is an attack to the patterns which are imposed to us as “beautiful”.

Musically speaking, one can’t say that SIXX: A.M.‘s rock is something never heard before – which, by all means, takes away any merit. And it’s refreshing to see/hear Nikki Sixx playing a more “polished” rock, less dirty than what he does with MÖTLEY CRÜE.

“Sure Feels Right” and “Smile” are the only ones I usually skip. The first is too “mellow”, and on the second, Michael‘s voice isn’t very pleasant (to my ears) when it sounds so desperate and high pitched. “Skin”, however, is a balanced ballad, with a complelling piano and orchestral arrangements, perfect for the album’s finale.

The title-track and “Live Forever” have very strong intros and choruses, being the songs of biggest impact. “Lies Of The Beautiful People” and “Deadlihood” are full of dark riffs, that brush the bounderies of the “dirty rock” I’ve mentioned before. And “Are You With Me” and “Oh My God” have that kind of melody that just sticks to your brain.«

Label: Eleven Seven Music

Producer: James Michael


  1. This Is Gonna Hurt
  2. Lies Of The Beautiful People
  3. Are You With Me
  4. Live Forever
  5. Sure Feels Right
  6. Deadlihood
  7. Smile
  8. Help Is On The Way
  9. Oh My God
  10. Goodbye My Friends
  11. Skin

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.
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