If you like classic Skid Row, then go ahead and get ready to love Sweden-based Crazy Lixx.
Crazy Lixx was formed in 2002 and will release their debut effort, Loud Minority, November 15, 2007. Signed to SwedMetal Records, Crazy Lixx have a rare combination of looks, talent, and songwriting ability to make waves in the Glam Metal game.
There’s no point in mincing words: Crazy Lixx are too damn good to be unknown. My word, their songs swell with sound and emotion. The guitars wail, the bass is deep, the drums pound. Listening to Loud Minority for the first time was like having a religious experience. Yes, I think I found myself praying to the Glam gods.
Not so long ago, Crazy Lixx released “Heroes are Forever” as their first single. It’s a damn good song, but not the strongest offering on Loud Minority. Crazy Lixx are a party band, so it stands to reason their best tracks are fast – and hard. So what’s great? A whole hell of a lot, including “Boneyard” with its penetrating bass and “Hell or High Water” with its Motley Crue-esque introduction. During “Hell or High Water,” lead singer Danny Rexon actually sounds like Sebastian Bach. This isn’t a comparison to be taken lightly considering Bach has one of the best voices in Metal.
Despite the fact that Loud Minority hasn’t even dropped yet, the band is already out with their second single. There isn’t much to say about “Want It” except that the track might rock so hard, your car speakers will explode on impact.
Like every good Glam band, Crazy Lixx has a power ballad or two. “Dr. Hollywood” is a slower rocker and “The Gamble” is a song begging for a raised lighter. In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb right here and declare “Dr. Hollywood” the best track on Loud Minority.
Crazy Lixx is a band that deserves fame and fortune. Do your part. Pre-order a copy of the debut effort at www.crazylixx.com.
Danny Rexon - Vocals
Vic Zino - Guitar
Joey Cirera - Drums
Luke Rivano - Bass
Photo credit: Linda Helsing.