SCORE - 96%
I’ve been a registered Crazy Lixx fan from day 1. I think the band shot themselves in the foot with their musical left turn on the third album Riot Avenue and have spent the last two albums re-establishing the sound their first two set up. Now we have album number six already! Forever Wild is the new definitive Crazy Lixx album.
The new lineup established with Ruff Justice has gelled and whatever the guys had in mind for this album, as far as delivering something great for fans, they’ve nailed it. If there’s a better album in this space this year, I’ll be surprised. This is an album that has one glorious hook filled anthem after another.
There’s some variety in among the songs and some longer than others which are cool to explore. The band in my mind is getting close to their Swedish friends H.E.A.T for sheer enjoyment and bringing the old school ‘fun factor’ to melodic hard rock.
Fantastic album from start to finish without a filler in sight. Anthems, choruses and hooks from the opening riff to the closing beat. Brilliant!