MTM Music 0681-24
Produced by: Bobby Barth
Released: OUT / Website
Closest Relative: Guild Of Ages
GENRE: Hard Rock
Axe are back! It's been a few years between drinks for the Denver based classic rockers. Their last studio album - the comeback release 5 was a great slice of old school classic hard rock.|
The Crown is much the same.
The band aren't as raw or as edgy as they once were. It's still power rock n roll, but in it's place is a smoother and more produced sound.
Also back at the job is awesome vocalist Bob Harris. Once again Bob sings his heart out and sounds better than ever. Has he a little Glenn Hughes in his voice?
Just witness the raw power and emotion of the band's cover of Angry Anderson's solo track Fire & Water.
The Crown opens the album after a short intro and is straight into classic Axe. Uptempo without being too energetic.
Together We Stand is more melodic and into anthem AOR territory.
I like the sentiment of the lyrics on this track and on the album as a whole. I think the writing of Bob and Bobby is outstanding.|
Just check out the ballads Restless Angel and Sunshine Again. Great emotion.
For those that want a little more hard rock, they guys can still deliver and do so with Children's Memory, Foolish Deception, Torturous Game & Good Times. I actually like this album better than the last, but that could come down to taste for others.
|PRODUCTION: 80%||SONGS: 80%||VIBE: 75%||ATTITUDE: 70%||ESSENTIAL FOR: All Axe, Bobby Barth and Bob Harris fans, fans of intelligent lyrics in their rock n roll.|
MTM DISCOGRAPHY:Five . 20 Years From Home Vol 1 & 2 . The Crown