Frontiers [Release date 17.05.19]
“Forever Wild” is the sixth studio album from Swedish band Crazy Lixx, and could very well be their best to date. This is good, solid melodic rock n’ roll that is full of those ‘80’s style hooks and harmonies, bang on the money guitars and flourishes of keyboards.
“Forever Wild” has some slick production courtesy of vocalist Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, contains ten great songs and has elements of Bon Jovi (when they were good), Skid Row (when they were young), Def Leppard and Winger.
The album opens with the strong triple salvo of “Wicked”, “Break Out” and “Silent Thunder”, the best song title of the album though comes next with “She’s Wearing (Yesterday’s Face)”. “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” is the albums big ballad but “Eagle” runs a close second, reminiscent of fellow Scandinavians Stage Dolls, this (along with “Break Out”) is one of my favourite tracks on the album.
This really is an album that does not know the meaning of filler, “Terminal Velocity” is up there whilst “It’s You” could have been produced by Bon Jovi at their peak. Upping the tempo we have two great songs to close the album in “Weekend Lover” and “Never Die (Forever Wild)”, leave ‘em wanting more that’s what I say!!
The album is out now and let’s hope there are some UK live dates announced soon. *****
Review by Nikk Gunns
On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.
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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)
BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)
Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)
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