Since people responded well to the tip about Sunstrike, and someone else brought up the excellent Free Spirit, here is another.
For fans of Crazy Lixx and Crashdiet, check out Confess. Their Cd called "Jail" flew completely under the radar. It is high energy sleaze rock. Love it. I can only imagine how good a follow up could be if produced by Chris Laney.
Here's a link to their video for "Scream" Notice the drummer's Edguy T-shirt proudly on display!Scream!
They also do a cover of Tina Turner's "What's love Got to Do With It?"
Here is the full album trailer:Confess - "Jail" Album trailer
Just watched the trailer again myself, man are these guys ugly!!!
"It can turn a lump of coal into a flawless diamond, or an average person into a perfect basketcase." (www.despair.com)