Crazy Lixx - New Religion

Crazy Lixx was formed in 2002 in Malmö, Sweden. Their debut album, "Loud Minority", was released in November 2007, and was followed by extensive touring throughout 2008 and some of 2009.
According to a press release, the band's sound is often compared to the likes of Def Leppard, KISS, Warrant and Skid Row (which is something that for once I really do have to agree with especially the Def Leppard bits!) but have "now matured and evolved in a personal and ultra-melodic interpretation of the sleaze-arena hard rock style."

"New Religion" includes a dozen tracks recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm with producer Chris Laney (Europe, Crashdiet, Candlemass).
Laney really does manage to bring out the best from both the band and the songs, with it at times feeling like I've stepped into a time machine and arrived at a Def Leppard gig, circa early 90's.
Stand out tracks for me have to be '21 till I Die', 'Rock and a Hard Place', ' Road To Babylon' and 'Voodoo Woman'.

Great good time rock n roll! I can't wait to see these new songs played live. Will New Religion set Crazy Lixx above their Swedish counterparts? That's hard to say, but the bar has been set awfully high!
Highly recommended!

Rating 9/10

by Barry Gennard

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