Horror has long been one of the main elements flowing through the bloodstream of rock music. The main instigator of this infection is Alice Cooper, the godfather of OTT ghoulish shock-rock. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his first solo album Cooper has now released what is touted as its follow-up, both in terms of the narrative carried by the songs and the musical personnel involved, notably producer Bob Ezrin. Like its earlier near namesake 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is a rich and diverse platter with an underlying story. Musical styles range from the Stonesy rock of 'I’ll Bite Your Face Off' to the Tom Waits inspired 'Last Man On Earth. Stand out tracks like opener 'I Am Made Of You' with its searing solo and the ballsy duet with Ke$ha 'What Baby Wants' make the point that AC is a timeless rock institution - the zombie make-up helps!