Power of Metal.dk Review

Mad Max
Another Night of Passion
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 23 March, 2012
Playing time: 46:15

The readers who don't know the story I can quote the history books: Hard rock act Mad Max from Münster in Germany found themselves on the verge of their American breakthrough in 1987. Everything was ready back then – a renowned producer to apply the finishing touches to Night of Passion, Mad Max’s current album of that time, a concert agency capable of organizing an extensive tour, topped by major interest from the American rock music press. But the unfathomable business policy of the band’s Dutch record company stood in the way of their leap across the Atlantic: Mad Max never made it onto the US market, and a dream was shattered, along with the legendary line-up.

NOW 25 years later Mad Max is back again with the great vocalist & producer Michael Voss at the rudder of the group and Geez... he has managed to shake life into the band again and he has also thrown some good old rock 'n' roll action into the German 80's decade rockers. They have made an album right in the mouth to all the fans of the 80's rock; smooth melodies, great vocals, catchy guitars, a solid rhythm performance and full throttle in all the ten tracks. No aging problems at all, just vital and hungry melodic hard rock. From the intro track 'Rocklahoma' and all to the ending song 'Fever Of Love' (I don't count the dedication song 'True Blue') it's genuine, high class German hard rock with a little mix of American groovy rock and a dose of nice choir-singing songs.

Michael Voss (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitars), Jürgen Breforth (Rhythm Guitars), Roland Bergmann (Bass, Vocals) and Axel Kruse (Drums) have captured the spirit of -87 and give us a new gem to put in the CD collection.

Apparently it is like they say in '40 Rock'; "guys around forty can still rock!" Welcome back guys.

01. Rocklahoma (04:38)
02. 40 Rock (04:21)
03. Metal Edge (03:58)
04. You Decide (03:53)
05. Welcome To Rock Bottom (03:51)
06. Fallen From Grace (05:11)
07. Black Swan (05:05)
08. Back And Alive (03:22)
09. The Chant (04:56)
10. Fever Of Love (04:09)
11. True Blue (Dedicated to Gary Moore & Steven Lee)
Label: SPV/Steamhammer
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 10 March, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/madmaxmusic