Euphoria (1999) The alterna-crowd can snicker all it wants, but here's the cold, hard truth: Def Leppard are back in a big, bad Hysteria -sleek way. Probably… Def Leppard Metal
Music Review

Euphoria (1999)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Def Leppard; Genre: Metal

The alterna-crowd can snicker all it wants, but here's the cold, hard truth: Def Leppard are back in a big, bad Hysteria-sleek way. Probably the last thing fans expected after the recent, awkward Slang experiment. But longtime producer Mutt Lange is onboard this time as a cowriter, and the hooks on Euphoria — ringing like a church carillon on ''Demolition Man'' and ''Back in Your Face'' — call the lapsed faithful back to worship. B+

Originally posted Jun 11, 1999 Published in issue #489 Jun 11, 1999 Order article reprints