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Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice [2017]

“Ruff Justice” is the brand new, fifth studio album by melodic hard rock band Crazy Lixx issude by Frontiers Records. “Ruff Justice” will be the first Crazy Lixx album to feature the new line up with Chrisse Olsson and Jens Lundgren handling axe duties.

The new record celebrates Crazy Lixx’s fifteenth anniversary as a band offers ten hair/sleaze/80s metal gems that harken back to the height of the hard rock era. The new songs draw inspiration from not only music, but also from 80s horror and action flicks and stand as a glowing reminder that pretty much everything was better in the 80s.

In the new record the band improving their creative formula, simply delivering more of the same great melodic music. Twin guitar melodies, lavish rhythm section, impressive guitar solos, catchy chorus and flamboyant vibrato-based vocals are constant elements in Crazy Lixx’s playbook, where the massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike.

The album demonstrates great song-writing as well as intense performances and it is this combination that makes “Ruff Justice” a melodic highlight. Foremost Danny puts on a really dramatic performance, delivering classic choruses namely “Wild Child”, “XIII” and “Live Before I Die”, Olsson and Lundgren turned out to be quite the guitar shredders ideally combining melody and speed in their playing while Cirera’s detailed drumming and the great work on bass line by Sjoholm intensifies the overal performance.

The material is track-after-track amazing, overblown melodic hard rock that may well overwhelm the listener. No mistake, “Wild Child”, “XIII” is such a viscious hard rock attack that one might find oneself wondering how fast they got to track six or seven with no time to rest. If you think you have already heard the best of Crazy Lixx, “Ruff Justice” will definetely force you to reconsider. The album also includes three songs which appear on the “Friday the 13th” videogame soundtrack: “XIII”, “Killer” and Live Before I Die”.

Band Members
Danny Rexon – Vocals
Joél Cirera – Drums
Jens Sjöholm – Bass
Chrisse Olsson – Guitar
Jens Lundgren – Guitar

01. Wild Child
02. XIII
03. Walk The Wire
04. Shot With A Needle Of Love
05. Killer
06. Hunter Of The Heart
07. Snakes In Paradise
08. If It’s Love
09. Kiss Of Judas
10. Live Before I Die

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