As Ratt continue on the stateside run of their World Infestation tour, the band has left a hefty impression on the east coast. Touring in support of their already acclaimed new album Infestation, the band is giving old fans and new a show to write home about -- and that's exactly what the Metal Examiner did.

Check out an excerpt of their live review of Ratt below, go here to read the full rundown, and get your copy of Infestation now!

Ratt will continue to rock and infest the US all summer long. Go right here for tour dates and ticket information.

"There is something magical about seeing a heritage band for the first time. Having never been given the opportunity to see them in their heyday (I was in 3rd Grade when Out of the Cellar was released), Ratt was always one of those bands I observed from afar...

When I made my way into the TLA, it was already packed, and I immediately felt like the youngest person in the audience. But that didn’t matter, because we were all there for one purpose, to see and enjoy a classic hard rock (because they don’t like to be called metal – see the interview with Warren DeMartini) band whose memory, for the past decade or so, has been kept on our consciences almost solely by VH1.

I don’t think anyone was expecting Ratt’s vintage arena stage show, because frankly, the TLA isn’t even half the size of an arena. Rather, what we were awaiting, and ultimately received, was a no-nonsense, in-your-face rock show – the closest thing Philadelphians will ever get to a tried-and-true Sunset Strip experience.

...Several observations fired in my mind at once during the lead track, “You’re In Love” - after all these years, DeMartini’s solos still give me chills; the trio of Cavazo, Crane, and DeMartini are still great backing vocalists (a talent that is lost on this generation of rock bands); and that Ratt does not act like their heyday ever passed – the band is as energetic, charismatic, and entertaining as I had imagined they always were.

There was very little banter between songs. I took that to mean that the band was there for business, because less talking meant more room for songs. Occasionally, Pearcy would blurt out, “I say f*** yes,” or give us a hint at was coming next, like asking if we wanted to do a little sidewalk surfing – introducing “Nobody Rides For Free.”"