HEROES ARE FOREVER
Released in 2007 (Swedmetal Records)
01. Heroes Are Forever
02. On Your Marks, Get Set, Rock!
D.C. Danny – vocals
Vic Zino – guitar
Luke Rivano – bass
Joey Cirera – drums
Chris Laney – backing vocals
David Drottson – backing vocals
Recorded by Dejan Milenkovits.
Mixed by Chris Laney.
Mastered by Claes Persson.
These guys need a kick in the ass – they are so damn good that I wish they’d stop screwing around with these singles and get to work on a full-length. It wasn’t that long ago that I reviewed their Do Or Die EP which was a sleazy anthemic Twisted Sister-like release, but they have outdone themselves here.
This time around the guys in Crazy Lixx add more melody and tighten up the sound. None of that is surprising considering Zan Clan‘s Chris Laney mixed these two tracks. I swear everything he touches these days turn into a perfect balance of sleaze and melodic metal. “On Your Marks, Get Set, Rock!” works better then the cliched title would suggest, but it is “Heroes Are Forever” in which these Swedish rockers really drive the ball out of the park. Simply put, the song is perfect – it is heavy yet has a memorable chorus that you can sing along to and contains great backing vocals.
My only problem with Crazy Lixx is that they haven’t recorded enough songs. These guys are so good (and quickly becoming one of my favorites) that they are just teasing me by releasing a couple of songs at a time. A lot of incredible bands/music are emerging from Sweden these days and I can honestly say that Crazy Lixx is near the top of the pile!
www.crazylixx.com – www.myspace.com/crazylixx – www.swedmetal.com (to purchase)
Reviewed by Skid for Sleaze Roxx, February 2007.