Starwood conjures up remembrances of the early 1990s in the U.S., beholding a fan base that witnessed an unstoppable transition in the music world that perhaps split the listeners into nomadic sectors. It was a time that captured the resurgence and rapid hibernation of metal gods like Dokken and KISS, the birth of hardcore acts like Biohazard and Propane and the wilting of new wave acts like Blondie and Falcon.

Punk was trying to make a comeback but remained the genre only for the dedicated cultist, and the grunge of Nirvana and Alice In Chains was just starting to take hold. Diversity was not yet a buzzword and there was no industry standard to define "what’s in" for the general public.

While this mixture of music kept society deciding on a trend, Starwood must have been busy rehearsing electrified guitar licks in a friend’s garage, mimicking George Lynch or Ace Frehley. While Starwood’s music flourishes in guitar riffs and hard-hitting beats, they also resurrect the lyrical fever of anarchy and the frenzy of sex drives on overload on songs such as "Social Zero" and "Won’t Back Down."

In this day of hip-hop, melodic alternative rock and older folks line dancing to country western, it’s headbanging rock fans who are on the guest list for a Starwood party, hosting attendees with an insatiable desire to return to the land of screeching metal and classic rock.

Grade: B