Company: Frontier Records Release: 2010 Genre: Hard Rock Reviewer: Chris Kincaid
Music for hitting the road...top down...with the stereo cranked!
If you're looking for that album to sink your teeth into this summer look no further!
CRAZY LIXX return with "New Religion" the follow up to their 2007 debut "Loud Minority". It picks up where Minority left off with tight radio gems that are laden with infectious Bon Jovi-like chrouses and rich Def Leppard styled harmonies.
Following in the footsteps of fellow Swedish Hard Rockers such as CrashDiet and Vains of Jenna...in riding the 'New Wave of Swedish Sleaze'...CRAZY LIXX draws on 80's mainstays for inspiration. Their influences clearly reverberating through each song such as Poison with songs that speak of nothing but a good time.
Kicking off with 'Rock and a Hard Place' a definite fist pumper it's followed by 'My Medicine' a song for working the pole with it's groove. Then there's the anthemic '21 Till I Die' to keep the Rock N Roll Train chugging along. While the pace slows down for the tender 'Blame it on Love', 'Children of the Cross' and the ballad 'What Of Our Love' it picks back up with 'The Witching Hour' which has a sweet tempo transition towards the end. Along with 'Lock Up Your Daughter' a song that drips with sleaze and sparkles with attitude the album finishes strong with the banjo crazy 'Desert Bloom' a rattlesnake shake kick that leads into 'Voodoo Woman' with it's great guitar lick that hooks you in from the get go.
It's music for hitting the road...top down...with the stereo cranked!
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