Many Led Zeppelin fans resent Coverdale Page because Jimmy Page was "copying" Zepp - and essentially himself - with this album. That is simply blasphemy. Sure, he did select a singer (David Coverdale) which sounds quite a lot like Robert Plant, but Plant wasn't what made Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin. Who created all of Zepp's riffs that made them so famous? Who wrote the majority of the lyrics? That's right, Jimmy Page. Page was Zepp, and with this album he simply continued what he had been doing years ago. The album cleans up and slightly sophisticates the sound that was displayed on Led Zeppelin's final album, "In Through The Out Door".
This album is solid all the way through. Some of the best rock riffs I've heard in a while, and one of the best I've ever heard. That riff is "Whisper a Prayer For The Dying". Pure genius. Also, I have nothing against System of a Down, they are actually one of my favorite new bands, but listen to "Whisper a Prayer For The Dying" and then listen to their song "Aerials". I've never heard a more obvious rip-off in my life.
Anyway, check this album out. You WON'T regret it.