|Posted on November 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM|
Crazy Lixx – Crazy Lixx
Written by Juliano Mallon
Two yers after “Riot Avenue”, Sweden’s own Crazy Lixx is back with their fifth album, the first self-titled one. Keeping intact all their musical features, the band managed to create a more pleasant and melodic atmosphere, which is a huge plus, personally speaking.
Solid interpretations and killer choruses galore collaborated, in a huge way, to the quality of this album, not to mention those powerful backing vocals any fan of the band is very used to. With all these elements put together in the correct dosis, it couldn’t have gone wrong.
Filled with rockers, the album is very tight and it is a little hard to point out the best tracks, but after a few spins I recommend you people the already known "Hell Raising Women" (the first single off the album), the spectacular "Girl Of The 80's" (killer chorus and great melody), "I Missed The Mark" and "All Looks, No Hooks". All these songs have three common elements: simple, mind-blowing melodies and powerful, memorable choruses. I recommend multiple listenings at full volume!
But I can’t ignore such great tracks as "Sound Of The Loud Minority", "Call To Action", "Heroes Are Forever" and "Psycho City", all bringing a bit more punch to the mix with their heavier approach, but as melodic as possible. Again, multiple listenings are recommended.
Finally, "Ain't No Rest In Rock N' Roll" and "Wrecking Ball Crew" are more aggressive and furious (something that will surely please some), but “Outlaw” sounds a little off place to me, since it is not a ballad nor mid-tempo, sounding like a mix of both. Anyway, check it for yourselves and make up your minds.
So, in a nutshell, this new Crazy Lixx effort restored my faith in the band. I didn’t really like ‘Riot Avenue” for several reasons, but I see the Swedes back on the right track with a great album, filled with catchy songs and top notch production.
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