XXL – First Blood [2004]

e34tCountry France

Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 70/100

Band Members Pete – Guitars,vocals, Terry – Guitars,vocals, Jessica – Bass,vocals, Meghann – Drums,keyboards,vocals

Tracks 01. Take My Hand, Take My Breath (4:52), 02. Rock Me (4:09), 03. Harder,Faster (4:11), 04. When Our Children Pray (5:26), 05. Ready Now (3:58), 06. Rock All Nite (3:27), 07. Love Theme From 21 (4:13), 08. Dynamite (4:36), 09. Charlie (5:09), 10. Kiss This…(Medley From Kiss)(6:45)

Profile XXL were a Lyon, Rhône-Alpe based group formed in 1998. XXL is a summary of two generations evolving in a US hard-rock style, with guitar flights of fancy sometimes melodic, sometimes rather aggressive, in the way Michael SCHENKER GROUP of the grand era used to make it. The vocals sometimes remind those of Paul Stanley (Kiss), whereas the bass purrs on the beats of bass drum produced by the drummer. Catchy choruses and good melodies are the assets of this “First Blood”. At the end of this record, there’s also a medley. This band brought so much to US hard-rock that they cannot leave you indifferent. They show that when fun, joy and good compositions are combined, all you get is a reference in a genre. They disbanded in 2009.

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