Crazy Lixx
Loud Minority
Style: Sleaze
Release date: November 15th 2007

When I heard the debut EP from this new sleaze act called CRAZY LIXX I was immensely impressed with what I heard – A brand new band from the same school as CRASHDIET, WIG WAM, TOWERS OF LONDON etc. – CRAZY LIXX, on the other hand, had (and still has!) something that the rest of this new breed of sleaze lacks, and that folks, is M-E-L-O-D-Y!

I also saw them perform at Sweden Rock Festival and, although performing on the smallest possible stage, they managed to draw the attention of a crowd counting some 500 sleaze-heads – Virtually blocking the path to one of the bigger stages! -)

Fast forward a couple of months and here I am absolutely intoxicated by the full length debut from these Malmö-rockers! They’ve chosen to include their 2 fan-pleasers, “Want It” and “Heroes Are Forever”, and if that wasn’t enough to satisfy me, they’ve come up with an album full of similarly catchy sleaze tunes – Completely on par with the aforementioned crowd-favourites! In short = this is freaking fantastic all the way! From up-tempo rockers to “I-miss-you-ballads” they create a strange (but wonderful!) connection between your consciousness and your primal instincts forcing you to strip down and wreak havoc in the streets - no holds barred!

The Chris Laney-handled production gives the songs another dimension and during the 11 songs, one is taken on an audio-journey down memory lane. There are hints to sleaze/glam greats SKID ROW, DEF LEPPARD, NASTY IDOLS etc. but never ending up sounding “rip-offd”.

It should be clear to you by now that I adore this band - And you should too! Don’t worry ‘bout their weak band name – It says nothing about the music they create! This is THE band to take over the crown after the soon-to-be demise of CRASHDIET!

CRAZY LIXX are my new heroes, and HEROES ARE FOREVER!!! -)

01. Hell or High Water
02. Dr. Hollywood
03. Want It
04. Love on the Run
05. Make End Meet
06. Death Row
07. Heroes are Forever
08. Do or Die
09. Pure Desire
10. Boneyard
11. The Gamble
Label: SwedMetal Records
Distribution: Trida
Artwork rating: 53/100
Reviewed by: Janus 'The Jack' Lybro
Date: November 3rd 2007