I'm sure a host of reviewers will be saying the same thing of Axxion's second album. Back In Time is very apropos to the band's chosen style. They play old school and traditional heavy speed metal. It's that simple. With the new album, they borrow Jay Decay from fellow Canadian traditional metallers Cauldron.
Basically, Back In Time picks up from 2013's Wild Racer left off. There's plenty of racing heavy metal with a galloping rhythm section and mountains of guitar solos. If there's any difference, it seems that the lead vocals are possibly being shared between vocalist D D Kerr and drummer Emily Anne. If so, she's on the title cut, Criminal, and Ride Through Hell going full screamo, and it sounds nasty. I'm not sure if she can sing. For me and my ears, her vocals became a distraction from the music. But she's fine drummer all the same. Another difference comes in the production. The mix is cleaner, more crisp, than the previous album.
In the end, with Back In Time Axxion stays true to their classic heavy speed metal roots and vision. If you want to bang your head like it's 1983, then you'll want to grab this album. Recommended.
Once more racing from the gate, with Back In Time Axxion stays true to their classic heavy speed metal roots and vision. If you want to bang your head like it's 1983, then you'll want to grab this album. Recommended.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]